Pet Friendly Reno Hotels

by Pamela Wright

You won't be able to bring your lucky pets into the casinos in Reno, but you'll find several hotels that welcome them as guests. Many require non-refundable deposits or restrict the number of pets allowed. Some have weight limitations, but others apply no--or minimal--surcharges for pets. You can also find a handful of pet parks in the city, including Link Piazzo Dog Park, Virginia Lake Dog Park and Whitaker Dog Park.

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La Quinta Inn

This hotel, near the airport and several major casinos, welcomes pets of all sizes and makes at no extra charge. La Quinta, however, imposes a two-pet-per-room limit. The two-story, 130-room hotel has simple furnishings; the lobby features white walls, light oak furniture and tile floors. Rooms also have white walls with patterned bed coverings and wall-to-wall dark blue carpeting. The hotel's room rate includes a hot breakfast, and La Quinta also provides complimentary shuttle service to and from the airport and the Grand Sierra Resort & Casino.

Motel 6 Reno

Motel 6 claims to be "the original pet-friendly hotel chain." All pets are welcome at their Reno location with no size limitations, surcharges or restrictions on the number of pets allowed per room. The hotel, located near the Livestock Event Center and three-and-a-half miles from the Atlantis Casino, has bare-bone rooms, with white walls, light wood furniture and patterned bed covers. Bathrooms feature fiberglass shower units. The hotel has an outdoor, seasonal pool.

Vagabond Inn

Located near the Reno Sparks Convention Center and downtown casinos, this simple, motel-style lodging welcomes all pets. Guests should call ahead to reserve one of the pet-friendly rooms to be sure they're available. There is no surcharge for pets or size restrictions. The two-story hotel has simple furnishings; rooms have dark blue wall-to-wall carpeting, white walls and light wood furniture. All rooms have exterior entrances. Kids under 18 can stay free in their parents rooms. Free parking and a complimentary continental breakfast are included.

Days Inn Reno

You can walk your pets into the downtown area from this hotel; the Truckee River is only a mile-and-a-half away. Days Inn has set aside several pet-friendly rooms, with no size restrictions or limits on the number of pets per room; the hotel does impose a $10 fee per pet, per night. Days Inn Reno has 138 rooms, with bright white walls and tan, brown, orange and purple fabrics. Bathrooms feature granite counter tops. The property has a small walking area for dogs.

About the Author

Pamela Wright is a freelance writer, author of more than two dozen guidebooks, and hundreds of articles. Her work has appeared in a variety of publications, including "National Geographic Traveler," "Family Circle," "Family Fun," "Backpacker," "Hemispheres," "Cooking Light," "Yankee" and more. An active member of the Society of American Travel Writers, she holds a Bachelor's from Michigan State University

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