Pet Hotels Near Downtown Orlando, Florida

by Lisa Fritscher

Although Downtown Orlando has a seemingly endless number of fancy kennels and pet boarding facilities, relatively few hotels allow pets and their owners to stay together. Those that do allow pets often have restrictions on the size and type of pet, and most hotels charge an extra fee. Pet policies sometimes change, so call the hotel directly to ensure you have the latest information.

Comfort Suites Downtown

The Comfort Suites Downtown is across the street from Florida Hospital, approximately one mile north of Downtown Orlando. The hotel regularly receives guests who are having outpatient services at the hospital, leading to an extraordinarily clean and friendly environment. Hotel amenities include a free enhanced continental breakfast, a fitness center and outdoor pool and a 24-hour business center. All guestrooms offer a separate sitting area with a sleeper sofa, microwave and refrigerator and free high-speed wireless Internet access. Guests may bring up to two pets up to 25 lb. each for a separate per-night pet fee.

Embassy Suites Orlando North

The Embassy Suites Orlando North is approximately eight miles north of Downtown Orlando in Altamonte Springs. Hotel amenities include complimentary cooked-to-order breakfast, a business center with notary public services, a fitness center and an outdoor pool. All guestrooms provide a refrigerator and a microwave. Two-bedroom suites are available at an additional charge. Pets up to 55 lb. are accepted with an additional per-night charge.

Days Inn Universal North

The Days Inn Universal North is on John Young Parkway, approximately 10 minutes from Downtown Orlando. The hotel offers free continental breakfast, free parking and free wireless Internet access. An outdoor pool and game room are located on-site, along with a 24-hour IHOP restaurant. Some guestrooms have a microwave and small refrigerator. Pets are welcome for an additional fee.

Holiday Inn Sunspree

The Holiday Inn SunSpree is near Walt Disney World, approximately 15 minutes from Downtown Orlando. At 155,000 gallons in size, the hotel’s tropical pool is a focal point in the décor. Movies are shown poolside and in the hotel’s theater. Amenities include a fitness center, tour desk, business center and gift shop. Free wireless Internet access is provided. Some guestrooms are themed as Kid Suites with a colorful separate sleeping area for children. An Applebee’s is located on-site. Pets up to 30 lb. are welcome for a nominal per-stay charge.

About the Author

Lisa Fritscher is a freelance writer specializing in disabled adventure travel. She spent 15 years working for Central Florida theme parks and frequently travels with her disabled father. Fritscher's work can be found in both print and online mediums, including She holds a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from the University of South Florida.