PET FRIENDLY Gainesville

PET FRIENDLY Gainesville

Pet travel starts with finding a pet friendly lodging. We are currently showing 12 pet-friendly hotels in Gainesville, Florida, which we define as dog friendly or cat friendly. Some of the hotels also accept other animals such as birds or ferrets. Our lodgings also include listings for pet-friendly Bed & Breakfasts, Cabins and Cottages, Inns and Motels if they are available in a particular location.

Another important piece of the puzzle is knowing fun places to take your pet. Let's face it, if you're going to take your dog to Gainesville, you don't want to leave him behind in the hotel room. What fun is that for either of you? That's why we also provide fun pet-friendly parks and beaches as well as pet-friendly cafes, bars, stores and shopping malls it they are available in the area. You can find these by browsing our list of pet-friendly places in Gainesville.

Featured Pet-Friendly Hotels in Gainesville

Pet Policy: Pets allowed based on the availability of pet friendly rooms. Up to 2 dogs per room with an 80 pound weight limit. Additional pet types (cats, birds, etc) may be accepted at the hotel's discretion. Pet rate is $20.00 per day with a $100 per week maximum.

Policy Confirmed: 11/04/2021 | Update this Pet Policy

Policy Confirmed: 11/04/2021

Pet Policy: *Pet accommodation: Pets are allowed in dedicated rooms only. 15.00 USD per night, per pet.

Policy Confirmed: 07/13/2018 | Update this Pet Policy

Policy Confirmed: 07/13/2018

Discount: You and your pet. Safe and secure with Choice Hotels.

Featured Pet-Friendly Restaurants & Cafes in Gainesville


Swamp Restaurant

1642 W. University Avenue,
Gainesville, FL
Pet Friendly Swamp Restaurant  in Gainesville, Florida

The Swamp is a Gainesville institution, “Serving the Gator Nation Since 1994,” as they proudly proclaim on the website. Swamp Starters include Macho Nachos and Gator Biters (yes, real gator tail with mango-chile glaze); try their Everglades Salad, with more gator tail, plus avocadoes, carrots, chutney, and greens, tossed with a pineapple vinaigrette. There are also sandwiches, wraps, and burgers, and specialties like the Spicy Tuna Bowl and Fresh Catch Platter. Sit and stay awhile with your best friend on their pet-friendly deck, and sip their house margarita, the Swamprita. Open daily 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.


BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse

6611 W. Newberry Road,
Gainesville, FL
Pet Friendly BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse in Gainesville, Florida

Choose from one of the ten beers they always have on tap, plus a rotating selection of seasonal beers. Their menu includes starters, salads, burgers, and their own signature deep-dish pizza. Enjoy it on their pet-friendly patio. Open Sunday through Thursday 11 a.m. to midnight, Friday & Saturday 11 a.m. to 1 a.m.

Featured Pet-Friendly Dog Parks in Gainesville


Dogwood Park

5505 SW Archer Road,
Gainesville, FL
Pet Friendly Dogwood Park  in Gainesville, Florida

This is a private dog park that also offers doggy daycare. The dog park provides 15 acres of open expanse and plenty of shade for your pup to explore and play in off leash, as well as two ponds for water fun. For nonmembers, the cost is $12/day. Open Monday through Friday 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday 1 to 6 p.m.


Possum Creek Dog Park

4009 NW 53rd Avenue ,
Gainesville, FL
Pet Friendly Possum Creek Dog Park  in Gainesville, Florida

This off leash parks features separate areas for large and small dogs with plenty of room for your canine to run. There are doggy water fountains, shaded seating areas for pet owners, and complimentary poop bags.