Pet-Friendly Charlotte Hotels

by Joy Uyeno

Several hotels in Charlotte, North Carolina, are pet friendly, with reasonable rates for well-behaved four-legged friends. From budget accommodations to chic hotels, Charlotte's pet-friendly establishments are welcoming for those who can't leave their furry family members at home.

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Four Points by Sheraton Charlotte

The Four Points by Sheraton is 6 miles from the airport and a few minutes from downtown. There are 55 suites and 77 king guest rooms, all with clean-lined, contemporary furniture in rich cherry tones. Small pets are welcome for a fee of $40 per stay. Pet owners are advised to call the hotel to inquire about their specific pet's size. Guests can take advantage of the hotel's fitness center and outdoor pool.

Staybridge Suites Charlotte Arrowood

The Staybridge Suites Charlotte Arrowood is in the Arrowood business district, making it a convenient choice for business travelers who need long- or short-term accommodations. The apartment-like suites feature separate living and sleeping spaces, with full kitchens and dining areas. Pets weighing less than 80 lbs. are welcome, with a limit of two pets per room, for a fee of $75 for the first week and $150 thereafter.

Drury Inn and Suites North Charlotte

Near the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Drury Inn and Suites offers guests budget accommodations that are pet friendly. Guest rooms feature two queen or one king bed, and suites have a separate living area. There is no weight limit and no fee for pets. Guests can take advantage of the hotel's complimentary wireless Internet service, Quickstart Breakfast and free gated parking.

Hyatt Summerfield Suites Charlotte

The Hyatt Summerfield Suites Charlotte is a sleek, contemporary hotel 4 miles from downtown Charlotte. There are studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom suites. The studio suites are large open spaces with a kitchenette, while the one- and two-bedroom suites have full kitchens. Pets of any size are allowed with a maximum of two per room at a rate of $75 per stay. Amenities include a hot breakfast, airport shuttle, parking and an outdoor pool.

About the Author

Joy Uyeno has been writing about travel, food, fashion, culture and finance since 2005. For three years she wrote a column for the "Honolulu Star-Bulletin" aimed at young and first-time travelers. Her writing has appeared in several local and national publications, including the 2008 anthology "Honolulu Stories." She holds a Master of Arts in writing and publishing from Emerson College.