Yesterday I discussed some things you might want to make clear before booking in a “pet-friendly hotel”. Today I will list the usual house rules governing pets. Of course each establishment have their own set of rules so that if you aren’t in agreement with some of the rules here (and you probably will not be) then you’d better clarify with the hotel you plan on staying about each rule you find here.
Disclaimer: The rules mentioned here is to be used as a guide for you and does not represent the specific rules of any hotel.
- Pet-friendly usually means that ONLY small dogs, cats and other small animals are allowed in the establishment. If you have any other kind of pet you will definitely have a harder time finding an establishment that will accept your pet. In fact there are many pets that are ONLY dog friendly.
- Most pet-friendly hotels charge extra for each pet. Charges vary greatly for each establishment so it is better to ask for the specific fees.
- Aside from the extra charges a deposit is also usually required. The deposit is only refunded if your pet does not do any damage until the time you check out.
- All hotels require pets to be house trained and most will only accept “well-behaved” pets. Barkers are usually banned/expelled.
- In many hotels smoking rooms and pet rooms are synonymous.
- Many hotels require you to clean up after your dogs. Housekeeping will only clean up after you. This one I actually agree with. Be considerate and take care of
the hotel property like it is your own.