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 Raleigh 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 Raleigh 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!
Hyatt Place Raleigh / Cary
For a well-rated, simple hotel experience that checks all the boxes, get a room at Hyatt Place. Your room will come with all the essentials: a comfortable bed, a flat-screen TV, a coffeemaker & minifridge, free Wi-Fi, and a workspace. Plus, the hotel has amenities like free breakfast, a fitness center, and an outdoor pool. It may not be anything fancy, but it’s everything you need and they deliver on quality, hospitality, and cleanliness. Plus, if you like trendy spaces, the hotel is located in one of Raleigh’s hottest neighborhoods – “Inside Wade” – and has a lobby that features music, scents, and décor. The pet fee at Hyatt Place is $75 and you may bring up to two pets as long as their combined weight doesn’t exceed 75 pounds.
Airbnb – Downton Raleigh Home
Bringing more than just a pet with you? If you need space for kids or a group of friends, this two-bedroom home is perfect for your needs. The space includes Wi-Fi, a TV, driveway parking, a well-equipped kitchen, and laundry. There’s even a fenced-in yard so that the kids and dog can burn off some steam! The interior is sparkling clean and stylishly decorated in a homey, modern style. Host Drew is an experienced Airbnb Superhost who has earned an impressive 4.89 rating for his hospitality and communication.
Aloft Raleigh-Durham Airport Brier Creek
If you’re taking a quick trip through the city and want to be close to the airport, book a stay at boutique hotel Aloft Raleigh-Durham Airport, which is just 4 miles from the airport and includes a free shuttle service to take you to the terminal. The prime location is in that sweet spot where you can be at the airport quickly but won’t have planes landing right outside your window. Aloft also makes for a trendy stay: the décor is sophisticated and modern, incorporating bold pops of color. While there, you can enjoy the indoor pool, cocktail lounge, 24-hour gym, breakfast, and free parking. You may bring one pet for a $100 pet fee per stay. Contact the hotel for details about their “pet-friendly arf (SM) program” which allows for a conditional free stay for pets.
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