Pet-Friendly Lodging in Bradenton, Florida

by Matthew Knight

Located on the central west coast of Florida, Bradenton offers miles of golden sand beaches on the Gulf of Mexico. Travelers with pets can find a few accommodating hotels inland with convenient access to the downtown area that borders the Manatee River and Tampa Bay. Area attractions include Manatee Village Historical Park, The De Soto National Memorial and Palma Sola Botanical Park.

Days Inn

Days Inn offers low-cost accommodations on the southern edge of downtown Bradenton and just six miles west of the Gulf of Mexico. Guest rooms include free wireless Internet access and accommodate pets of all sizes for a $10 nightly fee, as of 2010. Guests have access to a large outdoor patio with tables and a swimming pool. Royal Rajasthan Restaurant, located adjacent to the lobby, serves Indian Cuisine and has a full bar. GT Bray Park features a three-acre off-leash dog park less then two miles west of the Days Inn.

Howard Johnson

Howard Johnson Hotel located four miles south of downtown Bradenton offers easy access to the Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport less then a mile to the south. Guests will find pet-friendly guest rooms with a pet weight limit of 20 lbs. and a $10 daily fee, as of 2010. Accommodations include standard rooms with a small dining table and suites with a kitchenette unit. Guests receive complimentary breakfast, have access to a covered swimming pool, and will find several eateries are within walking distance -- including Perkins Restaurant and Firehouse Subs.

Motel 6

Motel 6 offers budget-friendly accommodations, and pets stay free. Conveniently located a block from I-75, the hotel offers walking access to Cracker Barrel Restaurant, Waffle House and Manatee River Harley Davidson. Standard guest rooms include access to an outdoor swimming pool, patio area and small grass area for pet exercise. Manatee Village Historical Park, located two miles east of the hotel, consists of restored historic structures from the late 19th century -- including a courthouse from 1860.

Best Western

Located in South Bradenton, Best Western offers walking access to many amenities include Smugglers Cove Adventure Golf, Lakeside Shopping Plaza and Carabba’s Italian Grill. The hotel offers pet-friendly guest rooms with a 40-lb. weight limit and $25 nonrefundable deposit, as of 2010. Guests are greeted with tropical-landscaped grounds, a spacious lobby with complimentary breakfast area, and outdoor swimming pool with sundeck. Guest room choices include modern standard rooms, whirlpool rooms, and suites with fully equipped kitchens.

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.