Motel 6 bills itself as America's original pet-friendly hotel chain. And, with over 1,200 properties, they also might be America's largest pet-friendly hotel chain. That combined with the fact that they are America's lowest price chain makes them an ideal choice to stay at when you and your pooch or kitty or other furry and/or scaly friends hit the road.
They like animals so much, they've even provided us with some tips on traveling with your pet, so you can be extra confident that they'll be happy to see your whole family when you arrive:
1. Packing is Essential!
Don't leave home without a pet carrier, food, water (ice cubes make for neater cars!), water and food bowls, leash or harness, collar with tags, baggies for clean up and a litter box and litter (for your feline friend).
2. Check Collar I.D.!
Be sure your buddy's tags offer the most current contact information, and don't forget to bring a health certificate, current rabies vaccination tag and a photo of each pet when travelling...just in case.
3. Everyone, Buckle Up!
It's safest for your animal to be restrained, either in a pet carrier or by a secured harness. You can find seat belt adapters, car seats and cargo barriers at most leading pet retailers.
And don't forget to bring a first-aid kit with tweezers, gauze and antiseptic to treat any minor mishaps along the way.
Well behaved pets welcome. Pet limit of 2 pets per room. Except where state and local authorities don't allow any pets other than service animals.
Pet Travel Tip:
Don't scrimp on pet food when you go on vacation. Bring a few days more than you think you need. Who knows? You might stay a few extra days. We rarely have food left over by the time we get home.
A Bit of History:
Motel 6 started in 1962 in Santa Barbara, California, with a room rate of $6 per night. That comes to about $50 in today's currency. They were offered as a budget-minded alternative to the many pricey hotel chains that were springing up in the 1960s. The idea was successful, making Motel 6 one of the most popular pet-friendly chains in the US.
- Pet friendly
- Many free services, including morning coffee, expanded cable TV
- Kids stay free (17 and under stay free when occupying the same room with an adult family member.)
- Non-smoking rooms available
- Most Motel 6 locations have a swimming pool and guest laundry facilities
- WiFi Internet (fee may apply)