Jackson, the "City with Soul" is Mississippi’s capital and largest metro area. It's a destination for entertainment, dining, family vacations and year-round events. There's plenty of outdoor area for spending time with your pet: LeFleur's Bluff State Park and Holly Springs National Forest in Jackson and the Cypress Swamp less than 13 miles northeast in Madison. Get prepared with your pet's leash and carrier, and book a room at a pet-friendly hotel.
Clarion Hotel The Roberts Walthall
The Clarion Hotel The Roberts Whitehall allows up to two pets per room for a $125 fee per stay (as of November 2010). Rooms have Mission wood furniture and pillow-top mattresses dressed in burnt orange paisley bedding. Some rooms have hot tubs and full kitchens with microwaves and refrigerators. The hotel opens its outdoor pool and whirlpool seasonally. Roberts Bistro is the hotel's on-site casual eatery. Your dog can enjoy a spa day while you check out the nearby Russell C. Davis Planetarium and the Mississippi Museum of Art. At the Dog Wash, five miles northeast on I-55 North, your pet can get a traditional grooming service or spa treatments like a blueberry facial scrub, paw soak or mud wrap.
La Quinta Inn Jackson North
The AAA two diamond-rated La Quinta Inn Jackson North welcomes your pet free of charge. Modestly decorated guest rooms have floral or geometric-print bedding in shades of teal and beige. You can walk to dine in popular chains like Chili's, Cracker Barrel, Longhorn and Outback Steakhouse. The hotel's outdoor pool opens seasonally. The State Capitol and State Fairgrounds are located five miles from the hotel. You can swing by the Snooty Pooch, located six miles away in nearby Madison, to stock up on custom pet jewelry and a wardrobe of tops, sweaters and dresses for your four-legged travel companion.
The Motel 6 chain has two Jackson-area hotels that welcome your "well-behaved" pet. Your pet stays free of charge at the Motel 6 property five miles southeast of Jackson in Pearl, and for $10 daily to a maximum of $50 at Studio 6 in Jackson (as of November 2010). The simply styled rooms have vibrant color schemes and ample separate seating for enjoying TV or a meal. Motel 6 is near the Jackson International Airport and Studio 6 is close to the Museum of Natural Science and State Fairgrounds. The PetSmart located on I-55 just six miles from Jackson and eight miles from Pearl, offers veterinary and grooming services along with any items you might have forgotten at home.
Residence Inn Jackson Ridgeland
The Residence Inn Jackson Ridgeland offers a pet-friendly option ideal for business or long-term travelers 10 miles north of Jackson in Ridgeland. For a flat $75 sanitation fee (as of November 2010), you can bring your furry family member to enjoy home-style lodging with spacious, separate areas for cooking, working, eating, sleeping and enjoying music or TV. Studio, one- and two-bedroom suites are sharply designed with bold brick and lime colored furnishings. Three Sonic drive-in restaurants within a two-mile radius on Highway 51 North, Ridgewood Road and East County Line welcome your pet on the outdoor patio.
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