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Planning your next vacation to Florida? Fort Lauderdale, FL’s beaches, gardens, museums, and easy access to so many other exciting adventures is the perfect vacation for you and your furry pal. Luckily, in a city like Ft Lauderdale, it’s easy to find hotels that are pet-friendly. From hotels with a “pets per room” policy, or a weight limit, or no specific policies, there are plenty of cozy accommodations to choose from.

By Sean Pavone

1. La Quinta Inn and Suites, Cypress Creek

One of La Quinta’s great options in the Fort Lauderdale area, this hotel is perfect for you and your furry friends, offering standard rooms and suite style rooms all at an affordable price. The hotel is right in the heart of Fort Lauderdale, with easy, walking distance to public transportation, as well as tons of activities right outside the hotel’s doors. The hotel sits right by I-95, so you can take an easy drive to some of the city’s best destinations, including the Pompano Harness Race Tracks and the Museum of Fine Arts, just minutes away. The hotel also offers a pool, jacuzzi, fitness center, and free breakfast, all to enjoy without even leaving the hotel. With no extra fee for your pet, free cancellation, and all the amenities, what more are you looking for?


2. La Quinta Inn and Suites, Fort Lauderdale Airport

La Quinta’s location by the airport is perfect if you’re looking for all the perks of Fort Lauderdale with easy access to the airport when it’s time to leave. The hotel has cozy standard rooms as well as pleasant suite-style rooms with plenty of space for you and your four-legged pal. La Quinta brings you fun outdoor activities, including the Hollywood Beach and Boardwalk, Florida Everglades, Big Cypress Preserve, and more. Plus, you’ll be just minutes away from the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport and the hotel offers a free shuttle service to and from the airport so you don’t have to worry about renting a car with your pet.  

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3. Ritz Carlton Fort Lauderdale

Live the high life at the Ritz-Carlton Fort Lauderdale. The hotel is the perfect combination of luxury beach vacation and pet-friendly paradise, meaning you don’t have to leave your companion behind. The luxury rooms and suites offer visitors stunning views of the seas, as well as having cozy beds and all the amenities of the Ritz-Carlton. ( The hotel sits right in Fort Lauderdale’s popular Las Olas beach area, with golden sand and clear blue seas for days. Enjoy the hotel’s beach access, water sports, and butler service, all available with your stay. It’s important to note that there is a small pet fee for bringing in your furry friend, however.


4. Candlewood Suites Fort Lauderdale

Candlewood Suites Ft Lauderdale is close to everything you and your pet need on your trip. Close to the Fort Lauderdale Airport, your ride into the city will be easy and carefree. The pet-friendly hotel is also just miles from the Broward County Convention Center, as well as the Port Everglades Cruise Port, giving you plenty of attractions to choose from during your stay. The suite style rooms come with a full kitchen and guests are given free access to the Candlewood’s fitness center and parking lot, making it a great choice for an extended stay in the city. 

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5. Studio 6 Ft Lauderdale, Coral Springs

Studio 6, in Coral Springs, is the perfect dog-friendly hotel. The hotel only accepts dogs, but there is no weight limit on the dogs staying in the clean, modern space. The sleek hotel rooms come with cozy beds, kitchenettes, and, of course, a pet policy that lets you share the room with your best friend. The hotel brings you close to some of the best nature parks in the Coral Springs area, as well as dog parks for your pal to run free.  If you’re looking for things to do during your stay at the Studio 6, check out the Festival Flea Market Mall or the regular Farmer’s Market.


6. Residence Inn by Marriott Fort Lauderdale Intracoastal

A beach resort that lets you bring your four-legged friends with you? The Residence Inn by Marriott is like a home away from home with cozy rooms and apartment-style suites that are not only pet-friendly but perfect for an extended stay in Fort Lauderdale’s beaches. The apartments have a homey and cozy feel with pillow-like beds, flat screen TVs, entertainment systems, and more. You and your pal will feel as comfortable as can be, being just seven minutes away from the golden sand beaches and warm blue water. The hotel is close to Bonnet House Museum and Garden, Galleria at Fort Lauderdale Shopping Center, and Las Olas Marina.

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