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Old 07-02-2012, 03:58 PM
 
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We're moving to Florida and we will be bringing our 4 cats with us. We plan on stopping 2 nights at a Red Roof Inn or a Motel 6.Their pet policy say one pet but I can't imagine that to be the case. Has anyone ever stayed at a pet friendly motel and have 4 pets or more that one. We don't want to violate any rules but we would be in the room about 12 hours and then be hitting the road early in the a.m. We have to get them there and this is the only way to get them there. Any suggestions or ideas would be greatly appreciated. Thank You
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Old 07-02-2012, 04:09 PM
 
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I've never with more than one, but I imagine doing so with cats is easier than dogs. I would leave the do not disturb sign up the whole time so that no one comes in. Otherwise just don't be obvious about it and I imagine you will be fine.

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Old 07-02-2012, 04:30 PM
 
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I moved across the country 11 yrs ago with 2 dogs and 3 Cats. I never told them I had anything with me but I used Motel 6. They don't seem to care as long as the animals aren't noisy.

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Old 07-02-2012, 10:19 PM
 
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i stay at pet friendly hotels but with one cat and I STILL call to make sure what the rules are. I would talk to the manager or assit. manager to find out clearly what their policy. I stay at the ritz carlton not all of them take pets an each one has different rules that do. so play it safe. You may have to board them when you get to your designated area for stop overs.
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Old 07-03-2012, 04:52 AM
 
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I moved to another state traveling by myself with three dogs and three small children.

My advice is to have a crate or carrier for each cat, and look for a motel where you can park by the door to your room. If you can walk directly to your room from your car with each cat in a carrier it shouldn't be a problem. That is much easier than having to walk through the hotel hallways, past the front desk, on the elevator, etc. where other guests would notice and have the opportunity to complain

Be careful with the cats in the hotel room. Even calm cats can get freaked out when in a strange place, and could easily run out the door. I would hang the Do Not Disturb sign and also crate them before opening the door.
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Old 07-03-2012, 07:34 AM
 
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I moved to another state traveling by myself with three dogs and three small children.

My advice is to have a crate or carrier for each cat, and look for a motel where you can park by the door to your room. If you can walk directly to your room from your car with each cat in a carrier it shouldn't be a problem. That is much easier than having to walk through the hotel hallways, past the front desk, on the elevator, etc. where other guests would notice and have the opportunity to complain

Be careful with the cats in the hotel room. Even calm cats can get freaked out when in a strange place, and could easily run out the door. I would hang the Do Not Disturb sign and also crate them before opening the door.
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Old 07-03-2012, 07:39 AM
 
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Always check with the actual hotel manager in regards to something like this. They are the ones who will be able to guide you in the proper direction of what needs to be done. We generally stay in a Hampton Inn with our animals if we have to stay in a motel and they have no pet deposit and we have one dog who is 65 pounds and one cat who is not 65 pounds. Both of our animals are very quiet though and the dog does not bark and the cat is quite amused by the bathroom for whatever reason only known by her. Be specific with your details as well like you were here with the date, time of arrival, time of departure, etc.
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Old 07-03-2012, 07:40 AM
 
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I also think that cats, even four of them, would cause much less disruption than children, teenagers or rowdy adults. I travel often for work and spend many nights in hotels. I can't think of one time that I have ever been bothered by cats or dogs.
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Old 07-04-2012, 10:15 AM
 
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Drury Inns are pet friendly, as well......
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Old 07-04-2012, 01:13 PM
 
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Thanks to all for all the good tips. We're most likely going to stay at the Red Roof Inn as they have easy access to the rooms.
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