Pet-Friendly Hotels in Gulfport, Mississippi

by Matthew Knight

The small community of Gulfport resides on the Gulf of Mexico in southwest Mississippi and provides a relaxing beachfront atmosphere. Travelers with pets will find several accommodating hotels in and around Gulfport, which also provide convenient access to attractions such as the Lynn Meadows Discover Center, Harbor Square Park where guests can access miles golden sand beach, and several small city parks for exercising their pets.

Best Western Seaway Inn

Located less then a half-mile from the Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport, Best Western Seaway Inn offers easy accessibility from both I-10 and Highway 49. Pet-friendly rooms for pets under 50 lbs. are available for an additional $15 daily fee, as of 2010. The hotel offers a tropical feel with a pastel painted exterior, palm trees and a large courtyard with picnic areas. Guest accommodations include vibrant bedding, spacious floor plans, and two-person whirlpool tubs in select units. Amenities include a courtesy airport shuttle and complimentary breakfast. Michaels Nightclub, located off the lobby, provides nightly entertainment and a full bar.

Residence Inn

Residence Inn, located across the street from the Biloxi Airport, offers pet-friendly rooms with a $100 non-refundable sanitation fee, as of 2010, without restriction on animal type. Just over two miles south of the hotel, guests will find several attractions in downtown including the Great Southern Shopping Center and Island View Casino. The all-suite hotel has studios, one-bedroom and two-bedroom suites with modern decor, fully equipped kitchens, and access to an outdoor swimming pool. Guests will find many quality seafood restaurants within five miles of the hotel, including Emeril’s Gulf Coast Fish House and The Half Shell Oyster House.

Crystal Inn

Crystal Inn, located conveniently at the entrance to I-10, provides guests access to most area attractions within minutes, including Walter Anderson Museum of Art and Gulfcoast Sportsplex. Guests have their choice of standard rooms that include a love seat or suites that feature a more spacious floor plan and Jacuzzi tub. Pets under 20 lbs. require a $10 nightly fee, as of 2010, and there is a limit of two pets per room. An area adjacent to the parking lot is available for walking your pet. The modern three-story hotel has an on-site convenience store, provides a complimentary breakfast area, and offers discount packages for the Gulf Islands Water Park.

Days Inn

Days Inn, located just off Highway 49 and across the street from the Gulfport Airport, features the closest pet-friendly accommodations to downtown Gulfport. The hotel allows up to two pets, 25 lbs. and under, per room for a nightly $25 charge, as of 2010. Accommodations include modern guest rooms and suites that include an in-room Jacuzzi tub. Guests have access to an outdoor pool with patio area, the hotel provides a complimentary breakfast area, and there are several local eateries within walking distance, including Smartini’s, Los Tres Amigos and Montana’s Steakhouse. Just east of the parking area, guests will find a small grassy area to exercise their pet.


About the Author

Based in Southwestern Michigan, Matthew Knight has been writing outdoor and technology articles since 2008. His articles appear on various websites. He holds a bachelor's degree in computer information systems from Western Michigan University.