The pandemic prompted thousands of Americans to embark on a journey of pet ownership. The result? Almost 90M U.S. households now have animal companions! As travel restrictions lift and 43 percent of travelers look to book pet-friendly hotels, IHG Hotels & Resorts is offering a discounted pet rate along with a 3,000 IHG Rewards Bonus Points promotion at hundreds of hotels across the country.
So whether traveling for work or play, IHG Hotels & Resorts is bringing travelers a round-up of some epic, paw-tastic stays you can book now with the Pets & Points offer.
Pet-Friendly Hotels in Western U.S.
Location: Houston, Texas
Description: Ranked as one of the top cities for dog-friendly restaurants and bars, Houston is a perfect getaway with man’s best friend. If you’re looking to explore Houston’s fine-dining scene or enjoy a warm, summer night in an outdoor beer garden, check into InterContinental Houston – Medical Center for some elevated R&R and connect with the hotel’s Chief Concierge – who will craft a personalized Houston experience for you and your furry friend to make your stay a truly memorable one, like a visit to the nearby Johnny Steele Dog Park. The hotel allows dogs up to 50 pounds.
Location: Spokane, Washington
Hotel: Hotel Indigo Spokane
Description: If you love exploring the great outdoors with your loyal companion, Spokane offers attractions like Spokane Falls, a 90-acre park brimming with gardens and walking paths, as well as unique dining spots. For those looking to travel like an explorer – but stay like a local – look no further than Hotel Indigo Spokane. The hotel allows each traveler two dogs up to 75 pounds and is situated in the heart of historic downtown.
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
Description: Cleveland is home to one of the most pet-friendly national parks, Cuyahoga National Park, with over 40 miles of dog-friendly trails. After a day of adventure, stay downtown at Hotel Indigo and enjoy a beer while your dog makes some new friends at Taps & Tails, a local dog park and bar.
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Description: More than 100 dog-friendly breweries and 60 dog parks make Minneapolis, Minnesota a great place to travel with furry friends. Conveniently located just 20 minutes from the downtowns of both Minneapolis and St. Paul is InterContinental Minneapolis – St. Paul International Airport. You can have three pets per stay (all sizes welcome!) and be sure to check out the hotel’s curated guide of pet-friendly options in the area.
Pet-Friendly Hotels in Southeast
Location: Jekyll Island, Georgia
Description: Home to some of the best beaches in Georgia and less than two hours from Savannah makes Jekyll Island the perfect weekend getaway. While in town, check out the beachfront Holiday Inn Resort Jekyll Island – offering panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean, wide open lawns (perfect for playing fetch!), and a dog-friendly poolside bar & grill.
Location: Asheville, North Carolina
Hotel: Holiday Inn Asheville East
Description: Asheville is considered the one of the country’s best playgrounds for four-legged friends – with miles of mountain trails and lush-Biltmore Estate grounds to explore, watering holes for splashing around in and dog-friendly restaurant patios and breweries (that come with plenty of delicious things for pup to sniff and snack on). Conveniently located minutes away from it all is the award-winning Holiday Inn Asheville East, which welcomes two pets up to 80 pounds. Here you and your pup can start your morning with a 2-acre walking trail on property and refresh in a serene mountain setting.
Location: Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Hotel: Holiday Inn Express & Suites N. Myrtle Beach – Little River
Description: Myrtle Beach’s famous Southern hospitality also extends to canine family members, so if you travel with your dog, you’ll really enjoy a visit to the Grand Strand! For a boardwalk stroll, check out the Myrtle Beach Oceanfront Boardwalk and Promenade, which offers specific pet-friendly walking hours. Situated minutes away from the Intracoastal Waterway is the Holiday Inn Express & Suites N. Myrtle Beach – Little River, which accept pets up to 40 pounds.
Pet-Friendly Hotels in Northeast
Location: New York, New York
Description: There is something for everyone in the city that never sleeps. Yes, that includes your favorite pooch. Start your day at Boris & Horton (the city’s first-ever dog-friendly café) and end with a trip to Prospect Park’s dog beach in Brooklyn, which is specifically designated for pups to enjoy and cool down after a big city adventure. As for everything in between? Stay in the middle of it all at EVEN Hotel New York – Times Square South or Crowne Plaza HY36 Midtown Manhattan (both welcome pets up to 50 pounds) for quick access to all major New York attractions.
Location: Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
Hotel: Staybridge Suites Stroudsburg (East) Poconos
Description: Want an adventure away from the city? The Pocono Mountains have a range of tourist attractions welcoming pets. Explore one of the area’s many pet-friendly state parks or even take your furry friend on a canoe or raft trip! While there, book a stay at Staybridge Suites Stroudsburg (East) Poconos. The hotel is located in the heart of the beautiful Pocono Mountains and welcomes both cats and dogs (up to 80 pounds)!