Pet friendly hotels make it easy for animals to accompany their owners on outings. According to Animal Planet, a number of venues claim they welcome pets, then place limits on the type they accept or lack basic amenities. Owners look for a variety of things in a truly pet-friendly hotel, including designated walking areas and reasonable surcharges.
In many cases, establishments designate certain rooms for use by guests traveling with pets. This greatly minimizes the spread of allergens between sleeping quarters. Travel experts recommend making reservations well in advance, considering demand can be quite heavy. The following venues offer more than just massages and pet treats.
1. Palomar Hotel
The Palomar Hotel stocks the honor bar with animal treats, but offers so much more. Pets of all sizes and weights are welcome without any additional fees. In addition to providing a bed, food and water dishes, plastic waste bags are available at the front desk. Pet sitting, grooming and veterinary services are a telephone call away. Guests also have access to a special pet-walking area.
5300 East Mockingbird Lane
Dallas, TX 75206
2. The Lumen
The Lumen hotel is another venue that strives to make owners equally comfortable as their companions. Lumen does not enforce size or weight restrictions and there is no additional pet fee. Guests arrive to a hotel-provided bed, food and water dishes. Reception staff creates a colorful welcome at the front desk for pre-registered pets. Helpful concierge is eager to make recommendations for grooming or other pet-oriented outings.
6101 Hillcrest Avenue
Dallas, TX 75205
3. Hotel Lawrence
Hotel Lawrence takes a unique approach to welcoming incoming pets, providing a letter of welcome from the General Manager’s pet consisting of fun activities and local attractions. Cats and dogs receive a goody bag consisting of a toy and edible treat. Reception offers waste bags and litter boxes (upon request). Guests can also arrange for walking services with the bellman. The hotel requires a $25 United States dollar (USD) non-refundable deposit and does not allow pets that weigh over 30 pounds.
302 S Houston St
Dallas, TX 75202
4. Holiday Inn Express
Holiday Inn Express boasts 22 locations within the city of Dallas. Locations are in close proximity to the Wagging Trail Dog Park for plenty of fresh air and socializing. Nearby eateries allow pets to relax with their owners on outdoor patios. Policies vary by location, but guests must pay a $25 USD deposit and the hotel only allows a maximum of two pets that weigh a combined 60 pounds.
Holiday Inn Express
4500 Harry Hines Boulevard
Dallas, TX 75219
5. Sheraton Suites Market Center Dallas
This particular Sheraton welcomes cats and dogs weighing less than 30 pounds. In lieu of a deposit, guests sign a waiver that holds them liable for any future damage. Front desk staff delivers pet beds upon request and a goody bag with information on animal-friendly adventures.
Sheraton Suites Market Center Dallas
2101 Stemmons Fwy
Dallas, TX 75207
Pet-friendly accommodations vary greatly in the city of Dallas. Some venues treat animal companions equal to their human counterparts and attempt to figure out what would make them comfortable while on the road. Others are not as accommodating, but they offer an inviting space to all types of travelers.