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The Complete Guide to a Pet-Friendly Summer Trip: Lodging Guide

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Of course, when choosing a hotel you'll want to find a pet-friendly accommodation. Many people assume when they book a pet-friendly room, they must accept a room that is less than ideal, but this is truly not the case. These days, more people are traveling with pets than ever before, and hotels are eager to secure their reservations. However, throughout the many hotel chains now accommodating pets, a pet room can imply a variety of factors. It may mean it has a private entrance, is located on the first floor, or is separate from other rooms. Or it may mean placement in their least desirable rooms smoking rooms or rooms that are most worn. As a paying guest, and most likely paying extra fees for your pet, you are entitled to the same level of quality and cleanliness as every other guest in the hotel. By contacting the hotel, you can be clear about exactly what sort of pet room you will be getting, along with specific information on the hotel's own pet policies, rules and fees.

1. Pick the Perfect Place

When looking for the perfect place, there are a couple of questions you may want to ask:

2. Know the Costs

In most cases, hotels will have some sort of charge associated not only with the room, but for your pet as well. These can range from $2 to $500. The fee may be refundable so long as no damage has been done - or it may not be. Some hotels may charge a pet fee with check-in and an additional daily pet fee as well. You'll want to consider these costs in your planning.

3. Pet Etiquette

You and your pet will make a good impression when you follow these simple rules:


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