Not so many years ago, traveling with your pet was a bit of a headache. Not many places offered the chance to bring your furry friend along, and even taking it on a plane was out of the question. Luckily, times are changing and pet-friendly accommodation is more common with plenty of hotels, B&Bs, campgrounds, cottages, and apartments opening their doors to visitors and their animal companions. With that being said, pet-owners should make sure to check their chosen property’s pet policy, read reviews from other guests with pets, and contact the place in advance to check everything is prepared.
From Atlanta to Savannah, Athens to Valdosta, and Brunswick to Macon, if you’re visiting the fabulous state of Georgia and plan to bring your pet along to share in activities like hunting in one of the state’s nature reserves, climbing Stone Mountain, or visiting Driftwood Beach; we’ve created a list of pet-friendly hotels in Georgia to ensure you and your companion get the best night’s sleep.
Hotels, Inns, Suites, and the Sort
Hotels have a steady history of slowly becoming more pet-friendly. Some of the bigger hotel chains and franchises have implemented policies that allow people to bring their furry family member with them during their vacation. It’s always good to check ahead and make a reservation to ensure the place can accommodate pets. One of the most common hotel policies is to charge a per-stay fee for the extra guest. The fee is non-refundable in most cases and allows the hotel to prepare facilities for your pet like a water bowl, bed, and litter tray. Another common practice is to ask for a deposit. This deposit is supposed to cover any damages done by your pet and is refundable if no damage is caused — so best to make sure you train your animal is well-trained before whisking them away.
If a hotel is the best accommodation choice for your trip, hotel corporations like Wyndham, Hilton, and Holiday Inn, and others, offer pet-friendly rooms in their suite-style hotels. Hyatt, Wyndham, Hilton, and Holiday Inn offer pet-friendly accommodations in their suite-style hotels such as the Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites, the DoubleTree by Hilton, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Embassy Suites by Hilton Hotel, and can be found in most cities in Georgia. Generally, these suites only allow one pet per room but contact them directly when you make your reservation and ask about bringing more. Other options include the Day Inn Suites, Motel 6, Extended Stay, Quality Inn, Staybridge Suites, The Brice Hotel, The Thunderbird, Olde Harbour Inn, Hotel Indigo, Open Gates B&B, East Bay Inn, Mansion on Forsyth, and Loews Hotel. Most of these hotels have amenities like free WiFi, breakfast included, room cleaning service, pool, fitness center or gym, and a room big enough to accommodate you, your family, and your pet comfortably.
Other Valuable Options
Sometimes a hotel or suite might not be the best option for you, whether because of cost, practicality, comfort, or the privacy you prefer. If you have more than one pet or an uncommon pet, it might work out better for you to look at options like an apartment, an entire house, a cabin close to nature, or something that gives you more freedom and space for your pets.
By booking an entire apartment or house you might save some money, and your pet will feel at home — especially if you manage to find a place similar to your real home, which might include a backyard or patio or neighbors who also have pets and can offer assistance. Additionally, you’ll might have a host who can provide important information for your pet such as veterinary services nearby, pet stores in the area, regulations about leash/collar/vaccines/fines, pet groups in the area, parks to walk your furry traveler, and much more information than a hotel would know.
To find the option that works best for you, filter your results on AllTheRooms by clicking the ‘Amenities’ tab and selecting the ‘Pets OK’ option. This will enable you to evaluate pet-friendly options from a wide variety of providers and property types including hotels, B&Bs, campgrounds, motels, inns, suites, cabins, cottages, apartments, and much more.