Bow-WOW! Smart Stays for Spot at Orlando's Pet-Friendly Hotels

So you’re coming to town with a pet? Fear not, there are many pet-friendly hotel havens among Orlando’s seemingly innumerable lodging choices. Some are posh, some budget-friendly, some are even free! If you’re looking for the finer things – and ritzy take-home trinkets both literal and figurative – perhaps you and your designer dog should check into the Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes, where the name says everything you need to know about the accommodations. For Universal-convenient stays, the choices are a’plently on site and off. All three of Universal Orlando Resort’s deluxe properties are proponents of the Loews Loves Pets program. Not surprisingly, your pet even enjoys its own room service menu. For budget-friendly digs, consider the convention center-convenient La Quinta Inn & Suites. Much like the Universal properties, it’s also pretty convenient to the Dr. Phillips Community Park’s dog park, a lovely playground with areas for small and large pooches, shade and plenty of fresh water. Downtown doggies will delight in the sleek, stylish Aloft Orlando Downtown, where the ARF program offers everything from treats to toys for the whopping price of not-one-thin-dime. Walking distance to Lake Eola Park (no off-leash areas, but there’s great al fresco space at the World of Beer’s dog-friendly patio, among others) make it an even more enticing option. 

Fancy Fidos and kitties looking to get ritzy can check into the tony Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes when they visit the City Beautiful. Weight restrictions limit furry guests to 25 pounds or less (one per room, please) and the fancy...  Read More

Red Roof Inn is a brand well known for value and with stays under $100 a night – with kids under 17 and pets free of charge – this property stays true to its reputation. With complimentary scheduled transport to the area's best-known theme...  Read More

While the beautiful Hyatt Regency Orlando does not allow its four-legged guests access to the pool area, it does keep its dog-walking stations stocked with fresh water when guests with pets are in the house. Pets are welcome for up to six days...  Read More

Let the serenity of the South Seas wash over you and your fur baby as you're both enveloped in the hospitality of the Loews Loves Pets program. Spike can even enjoy the grounds while you're at the parks; just take advantage of your host...  Read More

It's where your pet can party like a rock star, too (as long as he or she is a well behaved Grammy-winner). They'll be happy to lend you a litter box or scratching post for your puss-in-combat-boots. The Loews Loves Pets program is in effect...  Read More

Petite pets of 17 pounds or under (we're looking at you, designer purse dogs!) are primed for a luxurious experience at the Four Seasons Orlando Resort at Walt Disney World Resort. In-room bowls and a sumptuous "Pampered Pets" room service menu...  Read More

Clean rooms, great rates and perhaps best of all for pet owners: no fees! Not at this super-Universal-and-convention-center-convenient location or any of this brand's other properties. The La Quinta Inn & Suites Orlando Convention center...  Read More

A colorful-fun splash zone and 24-hour arcade are among the family-friendly amenities that make this Rosen Hotels property a Disney Good Neighbor Hotel, but its offerings extend to the pet-friendly as well. In fact, Rosen's entire Orlando...  Read More

Since the introduction of the Loews Loves Pets program some 15 years ago, the brand has hosted many beloved beasties in its properties around the US. The Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando Resort is no exception. In fact, kitties and...  Read More

The Aloft Orlando Downtown is clean, bright, modern and colorful and despite your furry best friend's lack of appreciation for the latter, he or she will greatly appreciate the brand's ARF program! Aloft extends the "friendly" part of its...  Read More


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A.D. Thompson has spent more than 20 years as a professional writer and roughly 15 as a Floridian. The words, she has found, come easier with bare feet and rum.

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