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Old 04-29-2019, 08:00 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ > Raleigh, NC
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I would like to see more PET FREE hotels. I am tired of the barking and the little "calling cards" on the carpeting.
If you're staying in a hotel that left a "little calling card" on the carpet, you're selecting some pretty crappy hotels. (No pun intended.)
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Old 04-29-2019, 10:04 PM
 
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If you're staying in a hotel that left a "little calling card" on the carpet, you're selecting some pretty crappy hotels. (No pun intended.)
Hampton inn and Fairfield Inn by Marriott. Not flea bags.
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Old 04-30-2019, 02:07 AM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston/Tricity
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Right but it would be simple to have


1. "Pet Friendly "- pets stay free ( perhaps for 2 or less pets) no deposits

2. "Pets allowable"- - fees are XXXX per pet- deposits are ___

3. No pets.
You probably would be happier traveling in Europe. They seem to have friendlier, less greedy rules.

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Old 04-30-2019, 02:18 AM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ > Raleigh, NC
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Hampton inn and Fairfield Inn by Marriott. Not flea bags.
typically, that's true - but both are franchised. It's like a box of chocolates. . . (And I'm doubtful you really encountered dog poop on a hotel room floor -especially twice.)

In any event, outside of Disney resorts, I don't think there's a single major chain that has a 100% No Pets policy. allowing pets creates more guests and those fees are added income (like checked baggage charges by airlibes). Capitalism at work.

But here are two chains you'll certainly want to avoid:

Klimpton

Hotel Nikko
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Old 04-30-2019, 04:48 PM
 
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typically, that's true - but both are franchised. It's like a box of chocolates. . . (And I'm doubtful you really encountered dog poop on a hotel room floor -especially twice.)

In any event, outside of Disney resorts, I don't think there's a single major chain that has a 100% No Pets policy. allowing pets creates more guests and those fees are added income (like checked baggage charges by airlibes). Capitalism at work.

But here are two chains you'll certainly want to avoid:

Klimpton

Hotel Nikko


When they charge you for the name, you cannot use the "well, they are franchised" argument. Both Marriott and Hilton charge you considerably more than similar properties for a certain standard. And that includes clean carpeting.

I have spent 200+ nights per year for a number of years and I have seen more than a couple of "accidents". There is an element of dog owners who will not pick up after their mutts.
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Old 04-30-2019, 05:45 PM
 
Location: Paradise CA, that place on fire
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If I'd ever own a motel, (not likely to happen at my age) I would heavily advertise that we don't charge a dime extra for pets, if the room is left as clean as they got it at move in. I would rask for a fully refundable deposit however.

Sure, mgforshort is a hopeless dog lover.

Nope. Mgforshort thinks like a clever business owner.

Honestly, which motel has higher gross income ? The motel with extra pet fee and 50% occupancy, or the motel where pets sleep free and they have a 95% occupancy?

At any place with solid tile floors the managers shouldn't worry much about damage, and in the rare case the dog owners credit card can be charged as necessary.
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Old 05-01-2019, 01:35 AM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ > Raleigh, NC
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If I'd ever own a motel, (not likely to happen at my age) I would heavily advertise that we don't charge a dime extra for pets, if the room is left as clean as they got it at move in. I would rask for a fully refundable deposit however.

Sure, mgforshort is a hopeless dog lover.

Nope. Mgforshort thinks like a clever business owner.

Honestly, which motel has higher gross income ? The motel with extra pet fee and 50% occupancy, or the motel where pets sleep free and they have a 95% occupancy?

At any place with solid tile floors the managers shouldn't worry much about damage, and in the rare case the dog owners credit card can be charged as necessary.
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