Discover the Best Pet Friendly Hotels Florida Has to Offer

    By Saundra Amrhein

    So you’re planning your Florida vacation, and you need to find the right place to stay that also caters to your VIP – Very Important Pet.

    Throughout the Sunshine State there are plenty of pet-friendly Florida hotels and accommodations, including rustic campgrounds, budget hotels, and resorts that offer extra pampering, including massages and turndown services for your furry friends.

    The Alfond Inn, located in the heart of Winter Park, is pet-friendly. This boutique hotel is within walking distance to museums, shopping, eateries and scenic walks. - Julie Fletcher for VISIT FLORIDA

    The Alfond Inn, located in the heart of Winter Park, is pet-friendly. This boutique hotel is within walking distance to museums, shopping, eateries and scenic walks. - Julie Fletcher for VISIT FLORIDA

    Sit, Stay and Play…..The Alfond Inn located in the heart of Winter Park, Florida welcomes pets.

    Sit, Stay and Play…..The Alfond Inn located in the heart of Winter Park, Florida welcomes pets.

    - Julie Fletcher


    Be sure to call ahead to inquire about policies on weight restrictions and deposits and fees.

    Here’s a list of options of pet-friendly hotels in Florida, from the ritzy resorts to the practical places to lay your head (and paws) for the night:

    Epic Hotel

    You and your pets will take in grand views of the Miami River and Key Biscayne at this Kimpton hotel – which accepts any pets with no restrictions on number, weight or size and for no extra charge. Pet pampering amenities include the placement of pet bowls and beds in your room, and the availability of dog leashes and plastic bags for dog walks. Arrangements can be made with the concierge for pet grooming, pet walking, pet sitting and pet massage services.

    Florida welcomes dogs to come stay, sit, play and explore at its many pet-friendly hotels. - Julie Fletcher for VISIT FLORIDA

    Florida welcomes dogs to come stay, sit, play and explore at its many pet-friendly hotels. - Julie Fletcher for VISIT FLORIDA

    Florida hotels welcome your VIP (very important pet). - Julie Fletcher for VISIT FLORIDA

    Florida hotels welcome your VIP (very important pet). - Julie Fletcher for VISIT FLORIDA


    Ritz-Carlton

    With about two dozen locations throughout Florida, this luxury hotel allows small dogs or cats at several of its locations, including SarasotaOrlando and Miami Beach. Policies vary though generally call for pets to be 25 pounds or smaller and limit one per room. Fees also vary by property, and in some cases include a one-time cleaning fee of $250. Be sure to check the individual site policies when making reservations.

    Mandarin Oriental Miami

    This posh waterfront hotel on Brickell Key knows how to pamper your pets of up to 25 pounds. They receive plush beds and have special culinary choices, such as organic chicken breast. Pesky behavior issues can be addressed with a certified trainer in doggie boot camp. Dogs are walked free once a day and can unwind in style in bathrobes emblazoned with the hotel logo in blue or pink Swarovski crystals.

    Vero Beach Hotel & Spa

    With no restrictions and no fees, this luxury ocean-front, Kimpton pet-friendly hotel immediately welcomes your pet at the door with treats, provides doggie beds and bowls for food and water, and is in close proximity to a dog park and stores and bakeries that specialize in homemade dog treats.

    Aloft Hotels

    This chic, boutique hotel chain by Starwood is pet friendly at its seven Florida locations, which include two in Jacksonville, one in Tallahassee, one in Orlando and three in the Miami area. Part of the welcome package includes a special bed and bowl and a doggie bag full of treats and toys.

    Policies vary on weight restrictions. Check for varying fees and deposits at specific locations.


    Aloft Orlando Downtown: state-of-the-art, forward-thinking and pet-friendly. - Julie Fletcher for VISIT FLORIDA

    Aloft Orlando Downtown: state-of-the-art, forward-thinking and pet-friendly. - Julie Fletcher for VISIT FLORIDA

    - Julie Fletcher for VISIT FLORIDA

    In Florida, there is always somewhere to stay with your four-legged friend — big or small. - Julie Fletcher for VISIT FLORIDA

    In Florida, there is always somewhere to stay with your four-legged friend — big or small. - Julie Fletcher for VISIT FLORIDA

    - Julie Fletcher for VISIT FLORIDA

     

    Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort

    This campground is nestled amid 750 acres of pine and cypress forest near the theme parks. Pets are allowed at some of the RV hookup sites. You can also enjoy some of the trails with your dogs, as long as they are leashed. Or they can run free at the off-leash, fenced-in Waggin’ Tails Dog Park, which is located within the campground.

    Best Friends Pet Care

    This 27,000-square-foot facility offers boarding, grooming and daycare for dogs, cats and other family pets. While you are out enjoying the theme parks, Fido could be basking in a shampoo, teeth whitening or “pawdicure.” Services for your pets also run from VIP suites to group playtime to special treats (including tuna on a Ritz for the kitties). The center is open to anyone, though Disney World Resort guests are offered special discounts.

    Loews hotels at Universal Orlando Resort

    These pet friendly hotels allow a maximum of two furry friends per room, charging a $50 pet fee per night with a maximum of $150 for three nights or more.

    La Quinta Inn & Suites

    This pet-friendly affordable chain has hotels throughout all of Florida and allows up to two domestic pets per room at no extra charge or fee.

    Here are some more accommodations where your pooch will be welcome: 

    Casa Playa Resort (Fort Myers Beach)
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    ‘Tween Waters Inn (Captiva Island)
    tween-waters.com

    Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa (Manalapan)
    eaupalmbeach.com/

    Waterstone Resort & Marina Boca Raton
    waterstoneboca.com/

    Perry's Ocean Edge Resort (Daytona Beach)
    perrysoceanedge.com

    Lotus Boutique Inn & Suites (Daytona Beach)
    lotusinnandsuites.com/#!/splash

    Homewood Suites by Hilton Tampa-Port Richey
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    Quality Inn-Zephyrhills
    qualityinnzephyrhills.com/

    St. Francis Inn (St. Augustine)
    stfrancisinn.com

    Bayfront Marin House Bed & Breakfast (St. Augustine)
    bayfrontmarinhouse.com

    Hyatt Regency Sarasota
    hyattregencysarasota.com

    Ramada Venice Resort
    ramadavenice.com

    Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort
    omnihotels.com/hotels/amelia-island-plantation

    Seaside Amelia Inn
    seasideameliainn.com/

    Riverside Hotel (Fort Lauderdale)
    riversidehotel.com/

    Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino (Hollywood)
    seminolehardrockhollywood.com

    Innisbrook Resort (Palm Harbor)
    innisbrookgolfresort.com

    Loews Don Cesar (St. Pete Beach)
    loewshotels.com/don-cesar

    Hilton Melbourne Rialto
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    Radisson Resort at the Port (Cape Canavaral)
    radisson.com/cape-canaveral-hotel

    Driftwood Inn (Mexico Beach)
    driftwoodinn.com

    Forgotten Coast Property Management & Rentals (Mexico Beach)
    forgottencoastrental.com/

    Boardwalk Beach Resort Hotel & Convention Center (Panama City Beach)
    boardwalkbeachresort.com

    Wisteria Inn (Panama City Beach)
    wisteria-inn.com

    Naples Bay Resort & Marina
    naplesbayresort.com

    The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples
    ritzcarlton.com/Naples

    Ocean Sands Beach Inn, St. Augustine
    oceansandsbeachinn.com

     

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