When people travel with pets, they often rely on a specific hotel brand that has proven to be extremely pet friendly, such as La Quinta Inns and Suites, for example. And that makes perfect sense because they know what to expect and can be confident that their family and pets will be treated well during their stay. However, there are other players in the hotel industry that you should also know about because many of them are pet friendly, though their properties don’t necessarily have a single brand name to identify them. These entities are known as hospitality management companies and are often made up of a mix of different hotel brands as well some properties that they might own directly, and which are unique to their company.
Hospitality management companies set the tone with regard to the services and amenities each property offers, including pet-friendliness. That’s why it’s good to know who they are. If you like the way you and your pet are treated in one of their hotels, you should know what other properties they manage so you can take advantage of them as well. And, since they are a mix of different brands, it will not be apparent that a TownePlace Suite in one city is managed by the same company that manages a Fairfield Inn & Suites in another city. To solve that problem, Petswelcome will now be adding certain pet friendly hospitality companies to our list of Hotel Chains so that you’ll have the inside scoop on who’s managing what pet-friendly hotel and will have even more options on your next trip.
One of these pet friendly hospitality companies is Greystone Hotels. They are a leading hospitality group on the West Coast, managing properties in California and Oregon. They have 9 independent luxury boutique hotels in California, as well two that are affiliated with the Marriott brand. One of their pet friendly properties is the upscale Bristol Hotel in San Diego, CA. They allow two pets per room with no size restrictions and have a pet free of $25 per day. They also offer a pet friendly package that provides a “welcome pet” amenity on arrival, pet bowls and pet beds for use throughout your stay, as well as a nightly turn down service for you and your pet. Their other pet-friendly properties include the King George Hotel, San Francisco, CA; Hotel Los Gatos, Los Gatos, CA; Empress Hotel, La Jolla, CA; and TownePlace Suites, Bend, OR.
Another one of these pet friendly hospitality companies is the Linchris Hotel Corporation. With over 100 years of combined experience in the industry, they treat every property as if it were their own. And they manage some very cool and unique properties such as Surfside Hotel & Suites in Provincetown, MA. There’s a $40 pet fee, no size limit, and pets can be left unattended in rooms if needed. There are also dog treats at check-in and pets are allowed on their private beach. Best of all, they have a dog shower available after your best buddy has hit the waves. Other properties include two beautiful hotels in Vermont: Golden Eagle Resort in Stowe and Fairbanks Inn in St. Johnsbury. Some of the other lodgings that round out their pet-friendly offerings are Anchorage at the Lake, Tilton, NH; Hyatt Place Austin Arboretum, Austin, TX; and Hampton Inn Boston/Logan Airport in Revere, MA.
So, if you’re not sure where to book your next trip with your pet, check out our new pet-friendly Hospitality Management Company listings. They might offer some suggestions you would not have otherwise thought of. They are diverse, reliable, extremely well run and always happy to welcome your whole family with open arms.