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Florida Hotels that Accept Pets in a Disaster

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Amerisuites   Has a pet friendly policy and provide the nicest and roomiest pet friendly rooms (suites)

Best Western

Many Best Western Hotels in Florida allow pets in the rooms. The following is a list of some of those locations:

West Palm Beach

Best Western SeaSpray Inn-Singer Island, Palm Beach, Florida

Red Roof Inns

Red Roof Inns   in Florida are very accommodating to pet owners.

Studio 6 

Studio 6   Has a pet friendly policy.

Motel 6

Motel 6   Has a pet friendly policy.

Days Inn

Most Days Inns in Florida allow pets in the rooms. The pet charge is usually only $10 per night.. The following is a list of some of those locations:

West Palm Beach

West Palm Beach-Days Inn Turnpike/Airport West - does not take pets!
Courtyard - West Palm Beach, West Palm Beach, Florida   - does not take pets!
Best Western Palm Beach Lakes, West Palm Beach, Florida  does not take pets!
West Palm Beach-Days Inn Airport North   Takes Pets for $10 fee
West Palm Beach-Days Inn Singer Island/Oceanfront Resort Takes pet, $25
The Comfort Inn - West Palm - Takes pets under 40lbs, $25 one time fee, $10/night
The Wellesley Inn - West Palm - Takes pets under 20lbs
The Red Roof West Palm - Takes pets under 80lbs, no charge
Knights Inn - West Palm - $10 fee for pets

(West Palm update provided by  Nancy E. Hosszu )

Holiday Inns

Many Holiday Inns are pet friendly in Florida. It is best to call ahead and ask or check their guide for information on locations

La Quinta Inns

Laquinta Inns and Suites  in Florida allow pets in the rooms. Call to confirm that this is true in the inn you have chosen.
(Thank you Mobil Corporation)

Individual Hotels, Motels, Inns, and Services listed by area


Laquinta Inns and Suites   Airport North - 7401 NW 36th Street - 305-599-9902 

Hampton Inn - (Coconut Grove/Key Biscayne) 2500 - Brickell Avenue - 305-854-2070 - very dog friendly.

South Florida Pet Sitting - 305-674-4441

Miami Beach

Vacation House - A vacation house for rent which allows pets. 
(Thank you Yvonne)

Hotel Ocean- A pet friendly hotel on trendy Ocean Drive
1230 Ocean Drive
Miami Beach, FL., 33139
Tel: 305 672 2579
Fax: 305 672 7665
(Thank you - Jackie Marshall)


 Baymont Suites (when calling the hotel directly, they told me there was a weight limit of 50lbs and a pet deposit of $50; however when I called Baymont's 800 #, they said all size pets are welcome and no deposit shown) Upon arrival, they didn't ask any questions on my pet and he weighs 70lbs and I wasn't charged a deposit.


 Comfort Inn - There is a $10 pet fee, but no size limit.
(Thank you - Nancy)

St. Augustine

Villa Villekula - St Augustine/Summer Haven The Boca Aussie Posse (5 aus shepherds who own 2 families) visited Villa Villekula in May 2003. It was pure delight for all. We will return this fall. The wonderful three story home is pet-friendly as are many of (our fabulous hostess) Win Kelly's vacation homes are. The brightly decorated fish-themed home is half a block from a wide stretch of cornstarch-fine sandy beach. The five dogs played off leash, and as long as the owners are diligent about "picking up" we encountered no problems. We took all the dogs on a walking ghost tour thru downtown (14 miles north) St Augustine. Downtown is very dog-friendly, most retail stores had ice water available to dogs. We can't wait to return.
(Thank you - The Boca Aussie Posse: Rudy, Mack, Chloe, Suzi & Koby)

AB's Pet Sitting - Traveling to St. Augustine and need someone to 
take good care of your dog while you conduct your business?
.  526 Ruba Rd
.  St. Augustine, Fl 32086
.  904-797-6201  
(Thank You - Andi B.)

Blue Mountain Beach (panhandle of Florida)

Sand Castles by the Sea - A fur friendly condo by the sea.

Fort Morgan Beach (small pets permitted)

Reed Real Estate and Construction
We just returned from Ft. Morgan Beach. We rented a unit from a company called Reed Real Estate and Construction. The House slept 12 and was directly Gulf Front. The house itself was extremely nice. We will be renting from them again. (Thank You - Ruth)

Flagler Beach

Whale Watch Motel
2448 South A1A
PO Box 660
Flagler Beach, FL 32136

More: My family just returned from a weekend at Flagler Beach & I thought I should let you know about the place we stayed at. It is listed w/ you and is called The Whale Watch Motel. What a wonderful spot! We, my husband, myself, our two daughters & our two dogs, a Dogue de Bordeaux and a Newfoundland, were so comfortable and so pleased. The owners, Pat & Barry are very nice and accommodating and the dogs sizes were not an issue. They, along w/ the housekeeper, Marie, made every effort to see that we were all quite comfortable. The rooms are very clean and well equipped.. We had a wonderful time and I HIGHLY recommend staying there when in the area. We will be going back for sure!!!!!

Luxury on the Ocean
My husband and my two border collie's went to Flagler beach this weekend, found a great place, called Luxury on the Ocean, very, very dog friendly and right on the beach, owners loved having dogs as guests. Our dogs ran free without a lease and enjoyed going for night strolls on the beach, crab hunting. The place is quite costly, about $175 per night and then with tax its costly, but what a treat for you and your dogs.
(Thank You - Fran & Dave and furry kids)

Key Largo - Upper Keys

Islamorada - Lower Matecumbe

White Gate Court
MM 76, halfway from MIAMI to KEY WEST
One of the few Pet-friendly Resorts of the Keys. But of course, we love animals, we have only 7 units over 3 acres, all cottage-type buildings, and our beach on the Fl. Bay is 220 feet long, wonderful to swim for dogs with their masters. If you want to know more, please check our web-site:
(Thank You - Susan Cargnelli, CEO.)


The Sands Hotel - 305-664-2791 (Thank you Susan Crabtree)

Smugglers Cove -  Located in Islamorada the Florida Keys is and inexpensive hotel and
restaurant where dogs are so welcome they keep treats behind the bar for the
four legged visitors. The place is called Smugglers Cove 1 800-864-4363 or
local number 305 664 4401.
I happen to work there and bring my dog to work everyday.
(Thank You - Patricia)

Marathon Key

Faro Blanco - A medium sized resort with several different types of accommodations, including 2 story houseboats, allows pets for an additional fee.

Crane Point Resort - We recently stayed in Marathon in the FL keys at Crane Point Resort. We have 2 dogs and it was a great place to stay with pets. We had one of the cottages and the dogs loved it. There was a canal right out the back door that our lab loved to swim in! The owners of the property have dogs and we more or less let them all roam around together off the leash without any complaints from anyone!
Cute, Caribbean atmosphere!
. Crane Point Resort
. (305-743-5463)
(Thank You - S. Thomas)

Key West

Key Lodge - A small well kept motel at Duval Street and Truman welcomes dogs.

Cuban Club - Add the Cuban Club to your list of dog-friendly hotels in Key West; this is a marvelous place on Duval St., huge suites, fully-equipped, lots of atmosphere, and best of all for dogs: ceramic tile floors! My dog loved it there from the first moment!
(Thank You - P. Clements)

Center Court Historic Inn and Cottages  
A pet friendly guesthouse, B&B and cottages in Key West.
. 915 Center Street
. Key West Fl. 33040
. (800)-797-8787  . (305) 296-9292
. Website
(Thank you - Naomi Van Steelandt) 

Venice - Florida's West Coast

I have a pet friendly web site listing vacation homes in the Venice Florida area.

Pet Vacation Homes
507 Sante Joseph Street,
Venice FL 34285
Up to 2 pets allowed
$300 pet deposit
from $95 per night

Steve Milo

Anna Maria Island - Florida's West Coast

Coquina Beach Florida Vacation Rental
A great place on Florida's West coast. It is a pet friendly
property and a member of the Chamber of Commerce.
Coquina Beach Florida Vacation Rental
(Thank You - Melissa)

Fort Meyers (Gulf Coast)

Best Western Beach Resort (Estero Rd.)My cocker spaniel, Freckles and I just returned from a very enjoyable vacation on Ft Meyer's Beach. We stayed at the Best Western Beach Resort on Estero Rd. The hotel and beach area were very well kept. I chose this hotel because pets were allowed. Well they were not only allowed but everyone on the staff was very friendly towards Freckles and myself. I was able to take her on the beach at any time of the day. (leashed). We also played in the water and at times I removed her leash so she could chase her ball. As you can tell we had a SUPER vacation. I would highly recommend this beach to other pet owners.
(Thank You - Freckles and Dolores)

Sanibel - Captiva (Gulf Coast)

Although reported as very dog friendly there is one exception.... the one and only rv park (campground) is no pets allowed....
(Thank You - F and D Johnson)

Thought you might like to know that "The Castaways at Blind Pass" is a Pet Friendly
resort on Sanibel Island.  The fee is $15.00
(Thank You - D. Rhodes)
Castaways - Blind Pass -  Me and my husband brought our two dogs, Golden Retriever, and American Eskimo to Sannibel Island and we stayed at Castaways. It was a pet lovers vacations dream. I would highly recommend this place, The cottages are adorable, the people are friendly and the beach, where the dogs are completely allowed, is beautiful. I can't wait to return,
(Thank you - J. Martin)

Cape San Blas Camping Resort (Port St. Joe)

  A dog-friendly place to add to your list:  Cape San Blas Camping Resort in Florida, on the gulf, near Port St. Joe.  Miles of white sand beaches, lots of shells.  They have tent and RV sites and about 6 cabins to rent.  My dog and I have been there twice, rented a cabin both times.  They have only a few food items in the on-site store, so get your groceries in town.  People are friendly, prices are reasonable, and it is only $5 a day extra per pet.  Their web site is:
(Thank You - Melissa and my furry kid, Shannie)

Panama City Beach- Florida's Panhandle

Panama City Beach pet friendly vacation rental.
It is a very nice place to stay at a very good price. There is a law which does not allow pets on the beach however, the back yard is fenced, sandy, has a doggie pool, easy access to the air conditioning through the back door. A dog's master can enjoy vacationing with peace of mind having his dog with him. Please check it out at Panama City Beach Rental
(Thank you - D. Radcliff)

Destin - Florida's Panhandle

hello, just wanted to let you know of a great place outside destin. it is on coastal dune lake. we rented a 3 bedroom log cabin that was directly on the lake. it has it own deck and boat dock with 2 boats. it is very dog friendly. we took a 5 min boat ride across the lake to a great beach. on sat we probably saw 10 people max. the dogs had the best of both worlds, the fresh water lake behind us and the ocean in front, the dogs were off leach all the time, we put a big canopy up on the beach for shade, took a picnic and spent the whole day playing. it was great. the web site for the rental information is The owner is jim connelly and he is a great guy. a weekly rental is 1025.00 and a 45 dollar pet fee We had 4 dogs he charged us 50.00:). the house was great, the location was great....check it out
(thank You - teresa, lexington ky)

Cedar Key

There are about 8 motels that are dog friendly. Cedar Key is a quiet fishing town in West Central Florida on the Gulf. It is a great place to go if you want a very quiet and relaxing time. (Thank You - Castle909)

Park Place Motel
On Second Street across from City Beach and Park is one of the places that allows well-behaved pets.

The Far-A-Way Inn in Cedar Key, Florida is a great pet-friendly place to stay. The cottages & rooms are nicely decorated and are very, very pet friendly! As a matter of fact, the entire island is pet friendly! (Thank you - C. Ford)

One place, however, that seems very open to pets of all kinds is Cedar Key which is due west of Ocala (2 hours northwest of Tampa International Airport, and one hours southwest of Gainesville), sitting about 3 miles out in the Gulf (via a short, and very lovely causeway).  We have seen a dog following his master's car and also his bike down the road (we don't recommend it, but no one seemed to be stopping it!), there are lots of cats, and we watched seagulls being hand fed and pelicans so tame that you can take a photo a foot away without them moving!  We doubt there is any place more peaceful and secluded than Cedar Key.  It's still old Florida at its best. And the Faraway Inn accepts pets. There may be others who do also.
Does anyone know of any pet friendly trails or parks in Pasco County (which is where we have our new abode)? 
(Thank You - B&T Goehringer)

Avon Park - Central Florida

Signum Resort Las Palmas
.600 East Canfield Street
.Avon Park, Florida 33825 (Highlands County)
.863-452-2020 Fax 863-452-0545
.Toll Free 1-800-528-0823
.Web Site:

Located in Avon Park, the City of Charm, in the heart of Central Florida,
just 10 miles north of Sebring. Composed of 96 two bedroom villas in a 10
acres area, this wonderful resort offers numerous amenities in a tranquil and
relaxing setting. A perfect place for you and your family to spend your
vacations. Each villa features 2 bedrooms with complete kitchen. The resort
includes a club-house, pool, sauna, pad-rac, beach volley ball, mini golf,
shuffleboard, bicycles, barbecue grills, picnic tables.
(Thank you Alex)

Treasure Island - Bay Area

Whispers Resort

small boutique condo hotel is dog friendly

For Information:

Tel 727 363.0800
Fax 727 363.1500
UK Tel 0871 871.2971

Madeira Beach - St. Pete's area

Schooner Motel
.14500 Gulf Boulevard
.Madeira Beach, Fl. 33708
.800-573-5187 (Phone)
.727-392-5167 (Phone)
.727-399-5767 (Fax) (E-Mail)
(Thank You - Phyllis Jean Rapakko,
Owner - Resident Manager)

Holiday Isles Resort
14711 Gulf Blvd
Madeira Beach, FL 33708
Toll free reservations: 866-394-0751
Fax: 810-222-2466
We have large efficiency rooms and one bedroom units, all with full kitchens, large heated swimming pool, across the street from the beach, great rates, and our best customers are those with pets!
(Thank You - Summer Jobin, Holiday Isles Resort)

Ritz - St. Pete Beach
I want to HIGHLY recommend The Ritz on St. Pete Beach, Florida

My husband, 3 furry children (rescued aussie dogs) & I stayed over the weekend, in the "Poolside Bungalow" (a one bdr suite with kitchen). The hosts/proprietors are the ever-cordial Denise & Norm (who live on-site with their dog, Cody & cat).

The is spacious deck (complete with hammock) and pool overlook the intracoastal, and we spent lots of time visiting with other pet-owner guests under the tiki hut.

(Thank You - Aus-SIEBELTS)


Sportsman Marine and Lodge
412 S. Indian River Drive
Sebastian, FL
561-589-2020            (Thank you LScott & Susan)

Kissimmee - Disney World

Sun'n Fun Vacations

We have 2 & 3 bedroom houses in Kissimmee, 3 miles from Disney World.
10 of our houses welcome pets. Sun'n' Fun Vacations
(Thank You - J. Johnson)

Kissimmee - Disney World

Spectacular Vacation Home with Private  Pool only 4 miles to Disney World    !!!

            *  Private Swimming Pool (south-facing)
             *  Fully equipped kitchen
             *  All Bedrooms - Cable TV, DVD, VCR
             *  Private Telephone
             *  Washer & Dryer
             *  Abundant supply of Linen & Towels
             *  Queen size sleeper sofa
             *  Crib and high chair
             *  Air conditioning and heat
             *  Ceiling fans
             *  Maid Service before/after your stay
             *  Private parking
             *  Community Tennis Courts
             *  Community Playground
             *  Community Swimming Pool
             *  No Hassle check-in and check-out
                        Pet friendly

 Laurel or Steve Cohen
 P. O. Box 40
 Hudson, MA 01749                  
Contact us at:

Orlando - Universal Studios

Just wanted to let you know that there's a really dog-friendly hotel in Orlando near Universal Studios. There are a few actually, but the one we always stay at with our lab and golden is the Quality Inn. It's on Sand Lake Road and International Dr in back of the 'World's Largest McDonald's' (there are two on International Drive, so call and ask first). They charge $6 for each pet a night, but they've never bothered us with it and the dogs can stay in the room with a 'Do Not Disturb' sign on the door. You need to pick up after your pet and there are no restrictions on size or breed. It's cheap too, but clean. It's usually $35-$45/night, but can get booked fast, so call ahead. There's security too, so it's safe to be out with the dog at night. Also, the Red Roof Inn (right next to Universal Studios) allows 1 dog, regardless of size in the room. They let us have both because we were only staying one night though. They're a little more expensive at $70/night.
(Thank you - Lori P. )

Review: QualitySuites in Kissimmee

Cocoa Beach

.1901 S Atlantic Ave.
.Cocoa Beach, Fl 32931
Once in a lifetime, you see a place, and you know,
instinctively, this is paradise.

.e-mail or
Cocoa Cabanas
(Thank You - Bill & Sandy Crawford)

Jupiter Beach

Wellsely Inn
We just got back from a lovely weekend in Jupiter Beach. That beach is a WONDERFUL beach to bring your dogs. We originally had booked a room at the Days Inn on the beach in Singer Island, but had to leave as they had no air conditioning! It was not a super hotel anyway. We didn't know where to go, but decided to head north since we had so much fun at the beach in Jupiter that day. We stopped at the Hampton Inn (which doesn't accept pets) and they recommended a place real close to the beach (just the other side of the intercoastal) called Wellsely Inn.
They have very nice, reasonable rooms and allow pets with no charge up to 35lbs. (our dog actually weighs closer to 50lbs, but we just didn't let them know).
Had a great time and wanted to let you know. We will go back!
(Thank You - specor)

Amelia Island

Florida House Inn & Restaurant
We are a wonderful 15 room Bed and Breakfast, with a Restaurant
(dogs allowed outside with their owners while dining) as well as
an English-style Pub (dogs may come into the pub with their owners).
Bob and Karen Warner & Shelby (a Boykin Spaniel)
Florida House Inn & Restaurant
.20 & 22 South 3rd Street
.PO Box 688
.Amelia Island, Florida 32034

Travel Related Services - Florida:

South Florida Pet Sitting - 305-674-4441 - Miami

AB's Pet Sitting - Traveling to St. Augustine and need someone to 
take good care of your dog while you conduct your business?
.  526 Ruba Rd
.  St. Augustine, Fl 32086
.  904-797-6201  

USA - Pet Friendly Inns

Old Orchard Beach (Maine)

We are a family style motel located directly on the beach in Old Orchard Beach, Maine. Kitchenettes and separate bedroom units available. Pets allowed in all rooms.

. Old Colonial Motel
. 61 West Grand Ave
. Old Orchard Beach, ME 04064
. e-mail:

. website: www.
. phone: 207-934-9862
. fax: 207-934-3740
. toll free: 1-888-225-5989
(Thank You - R. Davis)

Raymond (Maine)

Crescent Lake Cottages in Raymond, Maine offers ten acres of pet friendly vacation accommodations. A private fenced-in beach allows dogs to relax and enjoy the lake without fear of owners running off. Open year round.

. Raymond, Maine
. Bob & Cynde Murphy
. phone: 207-655-3393


Kingfield (Maine)

Herbert Grand Hotel
Kingfield Maine
$10 per dog per night
rooms $66 and up
family suites available

Annapolis and St. Michael's (Maryland)

We recently visited Annapolis, Md. and St. Michael's, Md. and found both to be very pet friendly. We had a wonderful experience at the Loew's Hotel in Annapolis (doggie treats, bottled water and placemat with bowl) and at the Inn at Perry Cabin in St. Michael's (very upscale ... includes a prepared-by-the-chef menu for dogs). I highly recommend either place for people and dogs! 
(Thank You - Robin)

Tezcuco Plantation (Louisiana)

Love your site and I have a wonderful place to tell you about - it's Tezcuco Plantation here in Louisiana. It is about half way between New Orleans and Baton Rouge, a short drive off the I-10. It is fabulous, I live in New Orleans and have visited many times when I wanted to get away. They are very pet friendly and I have never failed to get back my pet deposit of $50.00. The accommodations are cottages behind the main house (pets are not allowed in the main house) and they include full kitchens, fireplaces and big old bathtubs. At Christmas, they decorate the cottages, and it is beautiful. I prefer either Masion Jolie or Le Pigeonaire over the others, but la Petite is supposed to be nice too. They have a website which is that lists prices and shows the cottages. Unfortunately, the website does not mention that they allow pets. They also bring a lovely big southern breakfast to your room in the mornings. I also find the prices very reasonable. This will be a wonderful resource for other pet lovers. (Thank You - J.Archer)

Sliding Rock Cabins - Ellijay (Georgia)

We have a small cabin rental business in Ellijay, GA and consider ourselves the pet friendliest cabin company in the Southeast.
We do not charge a pet deposit, have no size or weight limits, and we provide a large bed, toys, food and water bowls, all natural treats, and beach towels if they're the water loving types.
Terry & Jerri

Many dog friendly parks, beaches, hotels, and etc are well kept secrets. Please let me know if you have found other dog friendly spots. e-mail me and I will add them to the list for all of us pet lovers to enjoy !

Useful Links:

Petswelcome For a comprehensive listing of pet friendly lodgings in Florida, US and Canada, you might like to visit the Petswelcome site.

Takeyourpet Pet travel information, travel guides, and instant access to 18,000+ pet-friendly properties! The ONLY exclusive source for pet-friendly rentals in Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley, Orange County, San Diego County, Ventura County, and the Inland Empire (California)

Pet friendly realtor that helps people find homes that owns pets. My website is

Tracey Schmitt
Remax Ultra Realty Group
(305) 932-1771 x174

USA - Pet Friendly Lodging hotels motels inns
 (Thank you - Jeff P)
10,000+ pet friendly hotels

A pet friendly hotel directory. It includes listings to 10,000+ pet friendly hotels (along with information
on their pet fees and weight restrictions) as well as destination guides that provide information on fun
activities for dogs in our top 25 most-visited cities.
Melissa Kendall

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