Pet Friendly Hotels in Portland, ME

Since it is one of our favorite cities, we decided to take a deeper dive on pet friendly hotels in Portland, Maine, and break them out into different categories of pet friendliness. That's because not all "pet friendly" hotels are the same. And, on top of that, we all have different requirements when we travel with our pets. Some people prefer saving money by staying at mid-level or budget hotels--or those that don't charge a pet fee. On the other hand, others might feel that vacations are the perfect time to splurge and treat themselves and their pet(s) to a luxurious stay a deluxe hotel. Also, if you have a cat, your choices might be limited, so we felt it was important to highlight the Most Cat Friendly hotel so that you could be confident that your favorite feline would be welcomed with open arms. From Most Pet Friendly hotel overall to Most Dog Friendly to the best Extended Stay hotel that accepts pets--and everything else in between--we hope that you will find just the right pet friendly hotel for you and your pet on your next visit to Portland, Maine.

Most Pet Friendly


Fireside Inn & Suites

81 Riverside Street, Portland, ME 04103
81 Riverside Street, Portland, ME 04103
(855) 240-2243
Pet Friendly Fireside Inn & Suites in Portland, Maine

There are numerous ways to decide what makes a hotel "Most Pet Friendly." The most obvious one would be that there is no pet fee, no size limit or quantity limit, and they accept all kinds of pets. But there are other factors beyond the written pet policy that play into it. Do they provide any amenities for pets? Do they highlight their pet-friendliness on their website? Or do they make no mention of pets being allowed? We think a big part of being pet friendly is wearing it on your sleeve and being proud to welcome pets in your establishment.

That's why we have chosen the Fireside Inn & Suites as one of Portland's most pet friendly hotels. Yes, they do charge a fee per pet, but it's not an outrageous fee. Also, they don't have a size limit, accept cats, and allow for up to 4 pets. They also provide a food bowl. Most importantly, though is that they have a lot to say about pets on their site. Put your cursor over FAQs on the top menu and what comes up? Pet-Friendly Ideas. Click on that and they give you a full list of Pet-Friendly Places in Portland, including Dog-Friendly Attractions, Dog-Friendly Beaches, Dog-Friendly Parks, Off Leash Dog Parks and Pet-Friendly Shopping.

We called to confirm that they were REALLY pet-friendly and got Chris on the phone. He went on and on about where he takes his dogs and all the pet-friendly venues in the area. He was friendly and knowledgeable, and a font of knowledge for anyone who had any questions about what to do with pets in Portland. Now, that's a hotel that takes their pets (and their owners) seriously.

Most Dog Friendly


Inn By The Sea

40 Bowery Beach Rd., Cape Elizabeth, ME 4107
40 Bowery Beach Rd., Cape Elizabeth, ME 4107
(855) 242-5159
Pet Friendly Inn By The Sea in Portland, Maine

The Inn by the Sea could fall under a lot categories—Most Pet Friendly, Most Luxurious, Most Pet Amenities—but we decided that Most Dog Friendly was the best heading. For one, they only accept dogs (no cats or other domesticated pets). But beyond only accepting dogs, their pet policy is perfect: No Pet Fee, No Size Limit and No Maximum Number of Pets.

As one of the first luxury beach resorts in Portland to accept pets, the Inn by the Sea knows what dogs and their owners appreciate and offer an incredible amount of amenities to keep them happy. This includes water bowls, beach towels, fleece blankets and treats at turndown. Gourmet pet menus are also available, as is a comprehensive list of nearby pet activities and places such as walking trails, pet-friendly beaches and parks. And that’s not all. They also offer an INNcredible Pets Package that takes it a step further. In addition to the previous amenities, your dog will also get a personalized L.L. Bean dog bed and L.L. Bean dog toy.

So if you’re heading to Portland, ME (the Inn is actually in Cape Elizabeth, just minutes away) and want to spoil your whole family, we can think of no better place to stay than the Inn by the Sea.

Most Cat Friendly


Ramada Plaza Portland

155 Riverside St, Portland, ME 4103
155 Riverside St, Portland, ME 4103
(855) 206-8479
Pet Friendly Ramada Plaza Portland in Portland, Maine

There are number of hotels that accept cats in Portland, including the La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Portland but we’re choosing the Ramada because its pet policy is slightly better in that it allows more pets (3). Like La Quinta, there is no pet fee or size limit but it also offers other human amenities like a bar and grill, an indoor heated pool with hot tub, and room service. There is a $50 deposit but it is refundable and charged only if there is damage to your room.

If you’re thinking of a road trip with all your feline friends, we think you’ll all be very happily ensconced the the Ramada Plaza Portland.

Best No Pet Fee Hotel


The Westin Portland Harborview

157 High Street, Portland, ME 04101
157 High Street, Portland, ME 04101
(888) 675-9785
Pet Friendly The Westin Portland Harborview in Portland, Maine

We love Portland, Maine, because there are a decent amount of hotels that accept pets but don’t charge a fee. That’s why it’s one of our favorite destinations and why you see so many people walking around with animals in tow (or vice versa). We’ve chosen the Westin Portland Harborview as the Best No Pet Fee Hotel because it has a lot to offer both pets and their owners.

To start off with, they’ve got a great policy: They allow dogs of all sizes (though not cats), don’t charge a pet fee and let you bring a many canine friends as you like. You gotta like that. If we could give them two reviews, we’d also list them under “Accept Most Pets.” They also provide dog bowls and beds upon request. With regard to humans, they take nothing for granted. They have an on-site restaurant that focuses on local Maine cuisine as well as a top floor lounge where you can indulge in hand-crafted cocktails and panoramic views of Casco Bay. They also have a spa and a ballroom that is a popular for weddings.

Whatever it is you’re looking for to enhance your Maine experience, we’re pretty sure the Westin Portland Harborview can provide it.

Most Economical


Clarion Hotel Airport

1230 Congress St, Portland, ME 4102
1230 Congress St, Portland, ME 4102
Pet Friendly Clarion Hotel Airport in Portland, Maine

If you want to travel to Portland, Maine, with your pet on a budget, the good news is that there’s a a hotel waiting for you, the Clarion Hotel Airport. Along with the La Quinta and

Ramada Plaza Portland, it offers the lowest prices and has a great pet policy, allowing two dogs or cats up to 50 lbs. with no pet fee.

Clarions provide all the essentials you’ll need whether it’s a business trip with your pet, a long vacation, or simply a weekend getaway. Some of their amenities include a bar and full-service restaurant, as well as a pool and fitness center. And all for a very reasonable price that allows you to spend more on your favorite animal at one of Portland’s numerous pet stores.

Extended Stay


Residence Inn Portland Downtown/Waterfront

145 Fore Street, Portland, ME 4101
145 Fore Street, Portland, ME 4101
(855) 206-8479
Pet Friendly Residence Inn Portland Downtown/Waterfront in Portland, Maine

If your trip to Portland with your pet requires a long stay (or even if it doesn’t) you might want to consider the Residence Inn Portland Downtown/Waterfront. They allow up to two dogs or cats, and there is no size limit. They do charge a $100 pet fee but it’s a one-time fee, so if your stay is extended, it might turn out to be worth it. Especially when you consider the amenities they offer.

Because Residence Inns are geared for longer stays, they provide all the comforts and functionality of home, whether you choose a studio or a one or two bedroom suite. Kitchenettes or fully equipped kitchens with full-size refrigerators, cooktops, dishwashers and coffee makers will ensure you can settle in like you live there. They also offer WiFi and a daily breakfast as well as on-site laundry facilities and valet laundry services.

Pet Policy: $50 one-time pet fee per pet. Cats and dogs. No size limit. No max. limit per room.

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Policy Confirmed: 12/09/2020

Pet Policy: $50 one-time fee for first pet. $25 fee for any additional pets. Cats and dogs. Max. weight 75 lbs. 3 pets per room.

Policy Confirmed: 12/09/2020 | Update this Pet Policy

Policy Confirmed: 12/09/2020

Pet Policy: Cats and dogs weighing up to 75 pounds permitted for a one-time fee of $50 per pet. Max. 2 pets.

Policy Confirmed: 12/09/2020 | Update this Pet Policy

Policy Confirmed: 12/09/2020

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Pet Policy: One-time $75 fee per room. Two dogs may be allowed in a guestroom provided the combined weight of both dogs does not exceed 75 pounds. Max. 2 pets.

Policy Confirmed: 10/22/2020 | Update this Pet Policy

Policy Confirmed: 10/22/2020

Pet Policy: Cats and dogs are welcome. No fee. No size restrictions. Up to 2 pets per room.

Policy Confirmed: 12/07/2019 | Update this Pet Policy

Policy Confirmed: 12/07/2019

Pet Policy: At Motel 6, well-behaved pets and service animals always stay free.

Policy Confirmed: 02/14/2020 | Update this Pet Policy

Policy Confirmed: 02/14/2020

Pet Policy: $50 fee per pet per night. Cats and dogs. No size limit. No maximum # of pets limit.

Policy Confirmed: 12/09/2020 | Update this Pet Policy

Policy Confirmed: 12/09/2020

Pet Policy: $75 one-time pet fee. Cats and dogs. No size limit. 2 pets max.

Policy Confirmed: 12/09/2020 | Update this Pet Policy

Policy Confirmed: 12/09/2020

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