the good, bad and ugly of pet friendly hotels

My dog Cici would not stay there… The Heritage Marina, located downtown San Frarncisco about a 15-minute walk from Fisherman’s Wharf named dirtiest hotel in US for 2010.

Rounding out TripAdvisor’s 10 dirtiest U.S. hotels are the Days Inn Eureka/Six Flags, Eureka, Mo.; Tropicana Resort Hotel and Super 8 Virginia Beach/At the Ocean, Virginia Beach; Quality Inn, Stroudsburg, Pa.; New York Inn, New York (down from No. 3 last year); Parisian Hotel & Suites, Miami Beach; Capistrano Seaside Inn, Capistrano Beach, Calif.; Desert Lodge, Palm Springs, Calif.; and Continental Oceanfront Hotel South Beach, Miami Beach.

http://www.usatoday.com/travel/hotels/2010-01-21-heritage-marina-dirtiest-hotel_N.htm

My personal list of dirtiest pet friendly motels/hotels for $50-100 a night are:

Motel 6, 1934 Broadway, Eureka, CA 95501, Eureka

Holiday Inn on the Bay, San Diego

Red Roof Inn, Watsonville

Motel 6, Rohnert Park

Motel 6, Irvine (airport)

Red Roof Inn, Ontario

There are some clean, basic and decent Motel 6’s but I prefer Red Roof Inn, when they are decent such as Red Roof Inn, Rancho Cordova (Sacramento area). Also if you join the Red Roof Inn Redicard program, you can actually get complimentary stays for your dollars.

http://www.redroof.com/

here’s a list of pet friendly chains (why Motel 6 is #1 is crazy, but I suppose it is just because they have the most locations (900)…

http://www.petside.com/wellness/pet-friendly-chain-hotels.php

and for reviews and to make reservations at luxury pet friendly hotels, head over to Luxury Paw…

http://luxurypaw.com/

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3 responses to “the good, bad and ugly of pet friendly hotels

  1. Great post! All dog friendly hotels are not created equal. We liked Quail Lodge in Carmel, CA but it closed.

    Check out our site, http://www.fidofactor.com. We list dog friendly hotels and let our users add the ratings, reviews, & dog friendly details.

    We’re only a few months old but growing quickly so if you don’t see much in your area please check back soon or add your favorite spots.

    You can also find us on twitter and if you have suggestions you can post them to our forum. Thanks!

    • garrett, thanks for your comment about my blog post… if you search
      through my blog, you will find that I have visited and reviewed more
      than 80+ hotels, and inns at locations throughout California including
      Carmel, Monterey, Palm Springs, San Diego, Napa, Mendocino and more…
      and I also include dog parks, stores, and other fun local dog
      friendly places to visit.

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