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Best Pet Friendly Lodging in the U.S., pet friendly hotel accommodations in America

Best Pet-Friendly Hotels and Accommodations in the U.S.

A recent study on pet travel revealed surprising stats on American pet owners and highlighted the fact that 52 percent claimed to only stay at pet-friendly accommodations when traveling with their furry friend.

But when it comes right down to it, 48 percent of all travelers surveyed felt hotels should be more accommodating to their four-legged family. What do they want? Survey participants cited pet sitting services (27%), on-site kennels (16%) and pet bedding (9%) as their top desires.

Currently, the winner of most pet-friendly hotel chain is Best Western (surprised?), followed by Holiday Inn and Red Roof Inn. (For a complete list of pet-friendly hotels, visit RTM's Pet Travel Directory.) But when it comes to non-chain accommodations, including boutique hotels, inns and bed and breakfasts, the below choices beat out the rest.

1. TierraLinda Bed and Breakfast
Galena, Illinois (Average nightly rate: $135)
A slice of dog heaven, TierraLinda Bed and Breakfast brings you and your four-legged friend closer to nature. Let your dog run through the forest, swim in the lake, dash through the waterfalls, and lay by a bonfire. Most importantly, turn the TV and phone off -- who else truly deserves your undivided attention? As one TripAdvisor traveler said, "The best part for us by far, as dog lovers, was how much our dog loved it."

2. The Sleepy Dog Guest House
Bisbee, Arizona (Average nightly rate: $95)
Appreciate the artwork in the Guest House, a colorful converted miner's cabin decorated with canine watercolor portraits, sculptures and eclectic Southwestern art. As the only guests, feel free to let your pet loose on one of the leash-free trails and play in the Frisbee lot or enclosed yard. As one TripAdvisor traveler said, "The owner is a great host and the Sleepy Dog Guest House is the most pet-friendly place I've ever seen."

3. Gazebo Inn Ogunquit
Ogunquit, Maine (Average nightly rate: $144)
Don't leave your dog at home while visiting the Gazebo Inn Ogunquit, an old farmhouse. With pet-friendly rooms and designated dog-walking beach areas and parks, your canine will feel more than welcome in this upscale establishment. As one TripAdvisor traveler said, "Nothing like being able to enjoy your pet and very fine lodging, such as you will find at the Gazebo Inn."

4. Spruce Moose Lodge and Cottages
North Conway, New Hampshire (Average nightly rate: $124)
With pooch-friendly cottages, the Spruce Moose Lodge and Cottages is the perfect place for a getaway with your pet. Kimball's room, located in the main lodge, has recently allowed pets, with a separate entrance from the porch. As one TripAdvisor traveler said, "The owners were exceptionally friendly and service-oriented. True dog lovers, they made my dog feel welcome."

5. The Ocean Lodge
Cannon Beach, Oregon (Average nightly rate: $220)
Spoil your pet at the Ocean Lodge with oceanfront views of the Oregon coast. With a private deck, easy beach access, pet packages, and even a dog wash in the front lawn, the hardest part will be leaving to go home. As one TripAdvisor traveler said, "If you are looking for a place that is on the ocean and takes dogs, this is as good as it gets."

6. Cambria Shores Inn
Cambria, California (Average nightly rate: $232)
Let your canine bask in the sun on the seaside lawn at the Cambria Shores Inn on the California coast. Your pet will be pampered with a welcome basket, including special doggie biscuits, towels, a mat and a copy of "Fido-Friendly" -- a dog-lover must-read. As one TripAdvisor traveler said, "They have baskets for every dog. The three ocean view lawns are perfect for the dogs, and the views are spectacular."

7. Hotel Marlowe
Cambridge, Massachusetts (Average nightly rate: $288)
For the stylish pet, impress them at the Hotel Marlowe, an eight-story luxurious boutique, modern hotel. Choose from the finicky feline pampering kit or the man's best friend pampering kit, both containing sumptuous treats from the hotel's preferred pet bakery, Polka Dot Bakery. One TripAdvisor traveler commented, "The Marlowe has captured us! They allow pets, actually greet them with water bowls and a sign announcing the names of all the pets in the house for the evening."

8. Courtney's Place
Key West, Florida (Average nightly rate: $104)
Go island hopping around the Florida Keys with your pet and stay at Courtney's Place in Key West. With cats, dogs and birds on the premises, your animal is sure to feel right at home in this colorful retreat. As one TripAdvisor traveler said, "We spent four nights at Courtney's Place with our two little dogs and we could not have been more pleased!"

9. La Quinta Inn and Suites South Padre
South Padre Island, Texas (Average nightly rate: $177)
Enjoy the hotel's features with your pet, including a complimentary breakfast, oceanfront views and spacious suites at La Quinta Inn and Suites South Padre. With pet-friendly rooms and endless amenities, this is the perfect accommodation for pet owners looking for great service. One TripAdvisor traveler commented, "We brought our small dog so she could have a vacation as well."

10. Hotel Monaco Denver
Denver, Colorado (Average nightly rate: $247)
Charm your pet by staying at the Hotel Monaco Denver, a luxurious hip hotel with a vibrant and bold interior. Try the reigning cats and dogs pet package, which includes a pet pamper basket, organic treats, doggie-bed, and food and water bowl, making your pet feel like it's finally out of the "dog house." As one TripAdvisor traveler said, "Our dogs were petted by almost every employee they came across, and enjoyed being with us for the evening wine reception, where they met a Boxer."

(Sources: TripAdvisor)