We’ve covered some of the basics when it comes to pet boarding, but what about those who choose to travel with their furry friends? You’re in luck: Florida is full of pet-friendly resorts. If you can’t bear to part with your pets for that trip to the beach or even for that overnight business trip, we’ve rounded up some of the best and most pet friendly places to stay for some of Florida’s top destinations:
Destination Key West:
This hotel, unlike other options, accepts not just dogs, but cats, birds, and most other pets with prior hotel approval. With reasonable fees (it’s only $20 additional a night per pet) and a guaranteed room with a pool view, you and your pet can lounge by the water, frolic on the beach and sightsee together. Not to mention it still has great amenities for humans, like WiFi and free breakfast!
Destination Sanibel Island:
For pet owners looking to bring pets that are a little bigger to play in the sun and sand, there’s the Tropical Winds Beachfront Motel and Cottages. Tropical Winds allows guests to bring two pets, as well, but with a higher weight limit: as long as your furry friend is under 60 lbs, it’s only an additional $20 per pet, per night. Bonus: the beachfront motel offers screened in porch options, so if you want to keep a closer eye on your pet as they take in the ocean air, you can rest easy knowing they can’t wander far without you!
Orlando is one of the top destinations in Florida, partially because of theme parks like Disney and Universal Studios, so finding a pet friendly place to stay can be a challenge. Luckily, there are options like La Quinta Inn, which is only a half mile from Universal Studios. Besides the convenience of being right by Universal Studios (not to mention the free shuttle rides between the theme park and La Quinta Inn), this hotel allows guests to bring up to two pets, under 50 lbs, for no additional fee. For the value, you really can’t beat it, especially if you want to bring the entire family on your family vacation!
Destination Daytona Beach:
Daytona Beach is a popular Florida location to spend some time in the surf, but for those who enjoy retiring for the night in a more relaxing environment where their pet is welcome, The Shores Resort & Spa is a great alternative. The resort accommodates up to two pets, under 50 lbs, for an additional pet fee of $64 a room. This resort is a bit more cost effective per pet than those charging a per-pet rental fee. With a gorgeous view of the beach, it’s hard to resist those types of perks with your pet.
Destination Saint Augustine:
Perhaps no resort in Saint Augustine offers the kind of pet-friendly environment that you’ll find at the Saint Augustine Beach House. The Beach House allows guests to bring up to three pets of any size for an additional $25 per pet, and goes above and beyond by offering water bowls, pet treats, waste bag stations and even a pet bed if you like! Located beachfront, all pets on a leash are welcome to join you in the sand, and the views are breathtaking. Consider it next time you plan a visit!