The easiest way to find pet-friendly hotels is to visit third-party websites, such as HotelGuides.com, PetsWelcome.com and BringFido.com. Depending on the website, information may also be available on pet sitting, dog parks and other related pet travel needs.
HotelGuides.com is a general hotel reservation service that has a dedicated "Pet-Friendly Hotels and Motels" page. Users can choose a state from the provided list and then a city. This pulls up a list of properties in that city that accept pets, as well as a search box to check the availability of hotels. The website also provides a free Pet Check Service as of 2015. Clients email the hotel and city to firstname.lastname@example.org, and a customer service representative calls and verifies the information.
PetsWelcome.com offers a hotel search by route or by state or city. The route search is handy for road trips and gives clients an idea of available pet-friendly properties along the way. Users put in starting and ending locations, how far off their intended route they are willing to travel, and how many miles they plan to travel between stops. A vacation rental search is also available, but the options are more limited.
BringFido.com allows users to search hotels by state. Clicking on the appropriate state pulls up a map with all the pet-friendly properties pinpointed. In the upper-right corner is a quick city search. The results are shown under the map, along with rates, guest reviews, and pet rules and restrictions. BringFido.com also has information on pet-friendly air travel, attractions, restaurants and services.