One of the great things about working at Petswelcome is “discovering” an up-and-coming pet-friendly hotel chain that understands not only the needs of travelers and their pets but, more importantly, delivers on that understanding in spades. Not that pet friendly My Place Hotels needs to be discovered—they opened their first property in 2012—but their phenomenal growth (they now have 49 hotels in 21 states) attests to the fact that they’re doing something right and are on track to becoming one of the leading pet friendly chains in very short order. They will be opening 12 more properties in the near future and are looking to break through to the 60 or 70 hotel mark in 2019.
Their philosophy is simple: to offer modern amenities at an affordable price. And while that may sound like a standard approach, My Place is actually doing innovative things that live up to that philosophy. It’s what separates their brand from the rest of the pack. They understand that travelers have different requirements and needs than they did in the past and have set out to address those needs in unique ways. First, My Place is both a short-term and extended-stay hotel. This means you can stay just one night or for a month or more and your needs will be equally met. The standard approach used by other chains was to separate short-term and extended stays into different brands. My Stay knows that by providing the modern traveler with the right amenities and choices, they can meet all your needs no matter how long you stay.
And provide the right amenities they do. First, their pet policy is awesome. You can have two pets (dogs or cats) per room up to 80 lbs. each with a pet fee of just $10 per night, not to exceed $50 per week or $100 monthly. They also have nice lawn areas to walk dogs. We like that. For human guests there is a My Store at each property providing plenty of food, beverages and snacks. They also sell dinnerware, utensils, pots and pans to use in the kitchens that are in every room. Each kitchen has a refrigerator/freezer, microwave, 2-burner cooktop and sink. How convenient is that? Whether it’s delicious leftovers, take out, or ingredients for your favorite homecooked meal, My Place can help make it happen. There is also a 37-inch flat screen TV with premium cable in each room, as well as free WiFi and wired internet. And, if that’s not enough, check out My Lounge. It’s a great place to relax, hang with other guests if you’d like, have a cup of coffee and/or use their 24-hour business center. We really love the way My Place mixes public and private spaces to meet all your travel needs.
Further amenities include guest laundry, options for daily housekeeping and—in select locations—grill pavilions for cookouts. They also offer a Breakfast in Bed plan that allows you to select a custom pre-packaged breakfast at check-in that will be delivered to your refrigerator each day at a minimal cost.
With an inspired mix of pet-friendliness, great prices and modern conveniences–all delivered in a bright and inviting ambiance–My Place lets you live like a local while exploring a brand new destination. We think My Place should be The Place you visit next time you travel with your pet.
This article is an update of a previous article reporting on the phenomenal growth of My Place Hotels, a great pet friendly hotel chain.