Hotel Rooms for Visiting Guests

Are you hosting a family gathering during the upcoming holiday season? Perhaps, you don’t have enough space in your home for all of your visiting, out-of-town family members to stay. If you can relate to this scenario, consider renting hotel rooms for some of your loved ones to stay in during the holidays. Before booking rooms, talk with your family members in order to assess their needs. For example, you might need to rent a room containing two queen beds and a baby bed for a young family. Or, you may need to secure a handicap accessible room for an older relative. Booking a hotel that offers a complimentary continental breakfast is a good idea. On this blog, I hope you will discover the benefits of renting hotel rooms for visiting family members this holiday season. Enjoy!

Key Things To Know Before Staying In A Pet-Friendly Hotel For The First Time


Years ago, it was simply standard for hotels not to allow dogs and cats to stay in the rooms. However, as more and more people are traveling with their pets, some hotels have begun allowing pets. Some allow pets in all of their rooms, and others have specific pet-friendly rooms. If you're about to stay in a pet-friendly hotel for the first time, here are some key things you should know.

There may be an extra charge

Whether a hotel allows pets in all rooms or just in some rooms, don't be surprised if they charge you more to bring your pet. Having a pet stay in the room does mean some extra work for the hotel. They have to clean up pet hair and odors once you're gone. They also need to complete the paperwork associated with logging the pet's stay. The extra charge is to compensate for this. Luckily, the charge is usually not very substantial. 

You'll need to provide information about your pet

In order to keep other human and pet guests safe, the hotel will generally want some information from you prior to your pet's stay. They'll generally request proof of a rabies vaccine and sometimes of other vaccines. They'll probably also ask for your pet's name, age, and physical description. Having this information will help the hotel out if your pet happens to get loose.

There may be additional pet amenities

Many hotels that advertise as being "pet-friendly" do more than simply allow pets to stay. Some, but not all, of these hotels also have dog parks, grooming facilities, and even indoor play areas for your furry companions. If the hotel does not list their pet amenities on their website, give them a call and ask. There may be a small charge to use some of these facilities, but they can make your stay a lot more fun.

You may have to provide a security deposit

Some pet hotels may ask you to provide a security deposit before you stay in a pet hotel. This deposit is intended to cover the hotel's costs if your pet happens to damage something, such as the carpet or a chair. If your pet does not damage anything, you'll get your deposit back.

Hopefully, you now have a better idea of what to expect when you stay in a pet-friendly hotel with your furry companion. Contact a pet-friendly hotel near you to learn more.


21 January 2022