Bringing Your Pet to Music City? Here's 5 things to know before choosing your pet-friendly hotel or vacation rental.

So you're thinking about traveling with your furry friend?

That's awesome! Traveling with pets can be a great way to bond and create memories that will last a lifetime. But before you hit the road, it's important to do your research and find a pet-friendly hotel that will accommodate your needs.

Here are a few things to consider when choosing a pet-friendly hotel:

  • Location: Where do you want to stay? If you're planning on visiting a specific city or town, make sure to find a hotel that's located in a pet-friendly area. This way, you'll be close to all the attractions and amenities you want to enjoy with your pet.
  • Pet policies: Every hotel has different pet policies. Some may only allow small dogs and cats, while others may have restrictions on the size and breed of pets allowed. It's important to read the hotel's pet policy carefully before you book your reservation.
  • Amenities: Some hotels offer amenities specifically for pets, such as pet beds, bowls, and waste bags. Others may have designated pet-friendly areas where your pet can play and exercise. Make sure to find a hotel that offers the amenities you need to keep your pet comfortable and happy.
  • Cleanliness: This is important for both you and your pet! Make sure to choose a hotel that takes cleanliness seriously and has a high standard for sanitation.
  • Reviews: Reading reviews from other pet owners can be a great way to get a feel for a hotel's pet-friendliness. Look for comments on the hotel's pet policies, amenities, and cleanliness.

Once you've considered all of these factors, you'll be well on your way to finding the perfect pet-friendly hotel for your next trip.

Heading to our part of the country? Here are 10 popular pet-friendly hotels in Nashville, TN:

  1. The Westin Nashville: This hotel offers a pet-friendly welcome package that includes a pet bed, bowl, and waste bags. There's also a designated pet-friendly area where your furry friend can play and exercise.

  2. The Graduate Nashville: This hotel allows pets of all sizes. There are no additional fees or deposits required.

  3. Moxy Downtown: This hotel allows both cats and dogs for an additional fee. It's located just steps from Broadway, next to Kid Rock's Honky Tonk.
  4. Hilton Nashville Downton: Located just steps from Lower Broadway and Bridgestone Arena, this hotel allows pets that are up to 75lbs. They do charge a pet fee.

  5. The Bobby Hotel: They luv our 4-legged friends. You'll even be greeted by their mascot in the lobby. They do charge pet fees and have a max of 2 per room. The cool thing is that pups are allowed in the lobby and the Café, but not in Tavern Restaurant or on the Rooftop. Pup bowls and beds can be delivered upon request.

  6. The Bankers Alley Hotel Nashville: This place accepts pets up to 50 pounds in certain rooms and has a pet fee. 

  7. Hutton Hotel: This hotel, located in the West End neighborhood & steps from Music Row, has pet-friendly floors in the hotel and allows pets with a one-time cleaning fee. 

  8. The Hermitage: This place will knock your socks off with its Pampered Paws program. Your pet will get a welcome letter at check-in plus nightly pet turndown service, complete with a turndown mat, pet treats, spring water, and rolled towels. They also offer an in-room dining menu for pets and optional pet-walking services, including healthy treats and spring water. 

  9. JW Marriott: This hotel allows up to 2 pets with a weight limit of 50 lbs. Dogs and cats are welcome, and there is a dog potty area on the property.

  10. Virgin Hotel Nashville:  Located in the heart of Music Row, pets stay free at this swanky boutique hotel. There are no size or breed restrictions, but they must stay on a leash in public spaces.

No matter where you're headed, there's a pet-friendly hotel that's perfect for you and your furry friend in Nashville, TN. So start planning your next trip today!