Choosing a Place to Stay

_MG_6946e1If you have to stay some place overnight, knowing they accept pets is important. The woman found the best information on the Pets Welcome site. She did a fair amount of research into which hotels. She is also a AAA member so she used both sites.

Pets Welcome stated if the hotel took dogs or cats or exotics. AAA merely state pets and left it up to the individual website to state whether the hotel took cats. Because of the more detailed information on Pets Welcome she used them.

She also called to make sure they took cats and made reservations by phone. This is huge. She hates the phone. But this way she had a name and a reservation number with the information on tape should any of the places decide they did not want cats. None of them did, fortunately.

She found that in general Motel 6 will take all pets. We also found that there were a lot of pet smells in Motel 6 and found it difficult to settle.

La Quinta Inn will take pets and it was much easier for us to settle there, although it seemed as if we saw the same poodle and chihuahua every time we stayed in one. I was rather worried they were following us.

Quality Inn and Comfort Inn also frequently accepted cats.

Red Lion has a good pet policy but alas, they are more a west coast chain of hotels and there are not many of them anywhere any longer so we did not use them.

Best Western accepts “pets” which is to say small dogs and there is a hotel by hotel choice to accept other pets.

Holiday Inn sometimes accepts pets, which does include cats but not all of them. The woman was disappointed because back in 1968 when she traveled across country with her family and their cat they stayed at Holiday Inn because they accepted cats. Times change. Be sure to do your homework.

Remember that many places only take up to two cats to a room!

Next time, we’ll talk about what to watch out for in hotel rooms!


  1. Hello gorgeous Miss Gemini!!!
    ~(a very happy) Ping

  2. Our friend Summer is a big fan of nice hotel rooms!

  3. da tabbies o trout towne says

    guys…..we R knot sure we could due de hole hotel thing….we wood tell de food serviss gurl ta rentz a big motorz home N park over nite at a rest area…….may bee…..ore hire 10 peepulz ta drive at diffrunt times & just keep drivin….ore just stay rite heer in trout towne ~~ !

    heerz two a walkin catfish kinda week oh end XXX

  4. Yep there awe lots of motels dat accept pets. Specially da higher end kinds. But Motel 6 just ain’t what they used to be in more ways than one. Glad y’all made it okay and got da wight info fur yous stays.

    Luv ya’

    Dezi and Lexi

  5. My mum loves staying in hotels but I don’t think I would like it. Hopefully I will never have to find out.

  6. We purr we never have to travel as far as you have.
    We are ,however, glad of your advice and insight.
    Purrs Georgia and Julie,
    Treasure and JJ

  7. Because I’m a show cat, the show organizers usually either have an official hotel or hotel suggestions around the show hall for cats. So my human and I are learning about which chains lean more cat friendly. Of course, my human is as concerned about wifi connections as she about cat friendliness! There are a couple of hotels I liked just fine but she won’t go back to because the connection was lousy.

  8. Wow! We unnerstand that cat-friendly motels are good, but the idea of all the previous cat-visitors smells is a bit concerning.

  9. We can see that you really need to be organized and prepared when moving with pets. 🙂

  10. Yes, we’ve heard La Quinta is a good option….

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