Are pets allowed in hotels?
Many people simply don't want to leave their animals behind when they go away or can't afford to pay someone else to look after them. Anyway, why should your pet miss out on all the fun?
Best Western is the premier pet friendly hotel chain that accepts dogs, cats and other animals.
We believe family holidays just aren't the same unless you bring the entire family, including the animal members. That's why about 100 Best Westerns are proud to be pet friendly hotels.
With pet friendly hotels throughout Great Britain, you'll be spoiled for choice, from coastal retreats in Cornwall to city breaks in bustling London and York.
Explore our pet friendly hotels below and give us a call. We prefer to take pet friendly bookings over the phone to ensure we have your requirements just right. Just contact our dedicated team.
Call us on 0800 393130
Pet Friendly Hotel Offers
Every pet-friendly Best Western hotel offers the same quality, value and high standards of service for every guest. That includes your pets. With many Best Western hotels serving delicious food, you can be sure of an extra treat for your animal too.
Take a Great British short break and bring your pet along for the adventure. Our unique independent properties offer unique stays that you and your animal will love.
Find A Pet Friendly Hotel Near You
We’ve built a map for you to find the pet-friendly hotel closest to where you want to stay. Just click below and get ready to book for you and your animal family.
Are there any restrictions?
Best Western pet-friendly hotels allow up to two domestic dogs in a rented room, with some hotels specifying a maximum size per animal (please check at time of booking). Other pet types such as cats, birds, monkeys, snakes, or other animals are allowed at the discretion of each property and require prior approval.
You might be charged a little more for each room with a pet or multiple pets. This is to cover the cost of the extra cleaning that might be required afterwards.
When making booking a pet-friendly hotel, we recommended that you call the hotel directly if you have specific pet related questions.
Tips for travelling with your pet
Once you arrive at the hotel take your pet on a long walk to stretch their legs, let off some energy and get used to their surroundings. It may take a little while for your pet to get comfortable in the new space but our staff will do their best to make them feel at home.
Don't forget to bring the following:
- Eating/drinking bowls
- Specialist food
- Pooper scooper/litter box/plastic bags
- Extra leash/collar
- Treats and Toys
Pet Friendly Hotels FAQs
Q. Are pets allowed in hotels?
Not all hotels allow pets but many are happy to cater for them, including Best Western.
Q. Are all Best Western hotels pet friendly?
Whilst not all of our hotels accept pets, there are almost 100 in Great Britain that are happy to let your animal stay in your room. That means you'll be able to find somewhere to enjoy your break with the extended family.
Q. How welcome will my pet be?
We welcome pets and are very knowledgeable about them. Some of our hotels have exclusive areas to walk your dogs, and many concierges can help you with recommendations for pet-friendly parks and restaurants so you can spend quality time with your animal.
Q. Are all animals welcome at pet-friendly hotels?
Obviously if you have a pet elephant then it might be a problem but, in general, most family pets will be welcome at Best Western. There may be exceptions if your pet could prove to be a danger to other guests and it's always wise to phone us before booking to discuss your needs.
Dog Friendly Hotels
Some people are unsure if dogs are allowed in hotels. At Best Western we believe that you should be allowed to take you best friend on holiday and over 100 of our hotels not only allow dogs but welcome them with open arms.
Our dog-friendly hotels allow your pet to stay in your room and, depending on the venue, even eat with you in the restaurant. They might also enjoy a treat or two from our friendly staff who love dogs as much as you do.
Before telling your dog about you holiday plans it's a good idea to call the hotel first to make sure the staff understand your needs and can give your pet the welcome it deserves when you arrive.
Dog Friendly Hotels FAQs
Q. Where can dogs stay in hotels?
They can stay in your room, although some of our hotels actually have a space set aside for dogs when you're exploring the hotel.
Q. How much do you charge for dogs to stay in the hotel?
The average charge for a dog staying at a hotel is from £10 per night. This varies depending on the hotel and how many dogs you bring with you.
Q. Why do you charge for dogs staying at a hotel?
Dogs do tend to leave a little more mess behind than our human guests and the additional charge is simply to ensure the room has been extra scrubbed after you leave.
Cat Friendly Hotels
People often ask if there are cat-friendly hotels in Great Britain but we can assure you that there are. In fact, there are about 100 Best Western hotels around the country that will be happy to welcome you and your feline companion.
Book a room and enjoy a break with your pet, safe in the knowledge that you can safely leave it behind in your room while you head off on a small adventure elsewhere. Our staff will ensure your cat has plenty to drink and might even pamper it a little while you're not there. That's what we mean by being cat-friendly.
Take a look at our map to find a cat friendly hotel near you. There's a whole bunch of great places where you can pamper your puss with a stay at one of our wonderful Best Western hotels. Wherever you want to go there's likely to be a cat-friendly hotel nearby.
Cat Friendly Hotels FAQs
Q. Are there any cat friendly hotels?
Best Western has about 100 of them in Great Britain alone.
Q. Can I take my cat on holiday?
Why not? It's a part of your family and you might feel uncomfortable leaving it at home. It can also cost money to leave it with a cattery while you're away.
Q. Will my cat have to stay in my room?
It's not safe for you cat to be roaming around a strange environment, especially if it manages to leave the hotel and gets lost in the local area. So, when you do take your cat out of the room, make sure you know where it is at all times.