Those of us with pets know it can be hard to travel. You have to arrange for a pet sitter, spend extra money paying them, stock up on food and supplies before you leave, and deal with guilt for leaving your furry friend behind.
One solution that works well for easy-going or adventurous is bringing them along with you! So, if you’re planning a trip to Jacksonville and want to (or have to) bring your fur baby along for the ride, you’ll need accommodations that are pet-friendly. To give you a jumpstart, we’ve analyzed a few of the very best hotels and B&Bs in Jacksonville that accept pets. All are highly rated and we’ve included a variety of options from budget-friendly to luxurious. Read on and choose the one that best serves your needs!
Hotel Indigo Jacksonville-Deerwood Park
If you’re looking for the cool factor, look no further than Hotel Indigo. This boutique hotel is infused with style and tons of local color. The hotel’s goal is to give you the feeling of being on a coastal Florida retreat, and they achieve it with spa-inspired bathrooms, Aveda products, local and seasonal cuisine at their onsite restaurant, and an outdoor pool and hot tub. The rooms are unique and hip, with hardwood floors and murals. Other amenities in the hotel include a fitness studio and a beautiful lakefront setting that’s perfect for walking your dog. Hotel Indigo thinks pets are PAW-some and charges one $50 pet fee per stay.
Airbnb – Traveler’s Oasis
If you like doing your own thing, you should rent the Traveler’s Oasis Guesthouse, where you and your pet will have private access to the whole place! This includes free street parking, Wi-Fi, and a kitchenette with mini-fridge, microwave, toaster oven, and coffee maker. This studio-style Airbnb is stylishly decorated and cozy, but where it really shines is the outdoor space. There’s a fenced-in yard that’s perfect for pets and you’ll enjoy hanging out in the yard, too, due to the koi pond, fire pit, grill, and adorable patio. The host, Nathan, is an experienced Airbnb Superhost and has earned fantastic reviews for his hospitality, the super cute space, and the convenient, walkable location.
The Riverdale Inn
Whether you’re traveling for work or pleasure, chances are you’ll be cramming a lot into your days. If you want a quiet and relaxing place to stay, book a room at The Riverdale Inn. The hosts make it their goal to take the very best care of you, with breakfast each morning and personalized service. Other pluses include individually decorated rooms with private bathrooms, refrigerators, and Keurig machines, a self-serve bar on the ground floor, and onsite parking (including Tesla charging stations). You can feel good about staying here, especially during these tough economic times, because you’ll be supporting a family-owned business! The owners love furry friends but request that you contact the front desk before booking to make sure your pet would be a good fit at the Inn.
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