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Travel is something that’s fun for the whole family, and many families have furry, canine members too. If you’ve ever traveled extensively with a dog, you know how frustrating it can be and how much advance research it takes to find hotels, restaurants, breweries, parks, and attraction that allow pets. But fortunately, if you’re traveling through Georgia, there are many hotels that welcome pets to make road trips easier and more enjoyable. Here are some of the best dog-friendly hotels in Georgia that will be happy to accommodate both you and your furry friend. Just make sure to check the hotel’s website or call the front desk before you make a reservation because pet policies can change unexpectedly.
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One of the best places to stay in Savannah if you’re traveling with a pet is The Brice, A Kimpton Hotel. It allows up to two pets for no additional fees, and there are no size or breed restrictions. Guests with pets are typically put in rooms on the first or second floor. Just make sure to tell the hotel that you need a pet-friendly room that you’re assigned to one that allows pets. Dogs are often given treats at check-in too! This is a boutique hotel that has an urban vibe, so it’s easy to reach all the city’s museums, mansions, and gardens from here. Pacci Italian Kitchen + Bar is the onsite restaurant that’s open for breakfast, brunch, and dinner. The best places to walk dogs while staying here are Emmet Park and Washington Square across the street. For your indoor sightseeing excursions that aren’t dog-friendly, ask the concierge to learn about pet sitting and dog walking services.
Pets are also welcome at the Holiday Inn Resort at Jekyll Island, which is a very popular vacation destination for families. You can bring up to two pets for a fee of $20 per pet, per night. Again, it’s important to call ahead to make sure that a pet-friendly room is available and that you are assigned to one for your trip. There are some pet waste stations around the property, which are convenient for walks throughout the day. This hotel is right on the beach, and the beaches allow dogs too. There’s also a poolside bar and grill that’s dog-friendly at the hotel. Just stay off the sand dunes with long grass because there are often spurs here that can get stuck in your dog’s sensitive paws.
If you’d rather stay in a cottage than a traditional hotel, then Tybee Island’s Mermaid Cottages are perfect for your trip to the shore. A good number of the 60 cottages here are pet-friendly, although extra fees will apply. Pet owners will be charged $130 for up to two pets, but pets of any size are welcome. Additional pets may be approved by the cottage owners. As an added bonus, dogs will receive complimentary treats and dog tags when they arrive. Just make sure that your dog doesn’t bark excessively, because there is a local ordinance of $300 per barking incident. Unfortunately, dogs aren’t allowed on the beaches anywhere on Tybee Island. But there are two dog parks you can go to together at the intersection of Van Horne and Fort Streets. There are definitely some rules to follow here, but Mermaid Cottages are great for weekend trips and longer vacations where you want a little privacy and extra room to spread out.
Traveling to a big city can be hard if you have a pet with you, but there are quite a few nice city accommodations that allow pets in Atlanta. One of the best city options is the Renaissance Atlanta Midtown Hotel. This hotel welcomes up to two dogs for a fee of $75 per stay, and the dogs can be of any size. Not only does the staff allow pets here, but they truly welcome them. Dogs will receive a water dish at the front door, homemade biscuits at the check-in desk, and even get a personalized dog tag to take home as a souvenir. What’s great about staying here is that the hotel is very close to the Piedmont Dog Park, which has a three-acre dog run and special sections for large and small dogs. Pet sitting, pet walking and pet grooming can also be arranged here.
For your stay in the North Georgia Mountains, come to Paradise Hills for dog-friendly accommodations. This retreat area has pet-friendly cabins and welcomes dogs for a fee of $25 per dog, per stay. The dogs can be of any size, and there are quite a few cabins to choose from. Pet-friendly options include the Wolf’s Den, Tranquility, Rabbit Hill Cabin, Owl’s Perch, and many others with a variety of bedroom and bathroom arrangements. This is an ideal place to relax at the spa and vineyard, and it’s even a beautiful destination wedding venue. Only dogs are allowed in the cabins, so leave cats, birds, and other pets back at home. Linens and towels are provided to guests, and there are some really nice package options that include spa treatments and wine tastings.
Many Holiday Inn hotels allow pets, and there’s a nice one worth staying at in the quaint town of Peachtree City. Here you can bring your dog along for a fee of $50 per night. All dogs must be 50 pounds or less to stay here. There is a walking area available at the hotel to take your dog out for bathroom breaks. Known for its golf cart culture and laid-back vibe, come here to relax or to work. There’s free Wi-Fi access and a business center, and you’ll be close to open-air shopping at Avenues. The public spaces and guest rooms were renovated in 2017, so you can expect to have a comfortable and inviting stay with your pup here.
Another fun vacation destination in Georgia is Lanier Islands, and the Legacy Lodge is a pet-friendly place to stay when you visit. Dogs up to 80 pounds are welcome to enjoy the lovely resort setting alongside you. The pet fee here is $75 per stay for each pet. In addition to Legacy Lodge, the Lake Houses at Legacy and the campgrounds at Chestnut Ridge, Blue Ridge, and Shoal Creek are also dog-friendly. There are lots of great walking trails that you can explore with your pup, and Island Skimmer Pontoons and Standard Pontoons at Harbor Landing allow dogs too!