Pet-Friendly Motels in Birmingham, AL

by Tricia Chaves
The many pet-friendly motels in Birmingham will allow you to sightsee in the city with your pet.

The many pet-friendly motels in Birmingham will allow you to sightsee in the city with your pet.

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Quick, direct access outside the building is a bonus of motel lodging when you have to walk your dog. While visiting Birmingham with your pet, don’t miss the leash-free Bark Park at George Ward Park. The pet playground was the concept of esteemed designer Fredrick Law Olmsted, who also created Central Park in New York City. Prices are as of 2010.

Days Inn

The Days Inn across the street from the Riverchase Galleria Mall welcomes pets for $25 each per day. The manager may limit the size or quantity of pets per room at his discretion and provide a pet-fee discount for long-term guests. Room decor includes traditional-style furniture and bedding with a red and blue floral print. Days Inn serves a complimentary hot breakfast daily, and barbecue, deli, Italian, Japanese, pizza and steakhouse restaurants are within walking distance. Use the hotel’s free shuttle service to visit the Pet Supplies Plus store at 1694 Montgomery Highway, one mile north of the motel, to pick up pet food, treats, dishes, leashes and toys, if you would rather not pack them.

Motel 6

The Motel 6 on Vulcan Road is less than four miles from downtown Birmingham and welcomes up to two pets per room free of charge. The landscaped motel grounds offer plenty of space for walking your dog. A selection of international dining options less than a mile away include American contemporary, barbecue, Asian, Italian and Latin. Doggie Styles on West Valley Avenue offers grooming services less than a mile to the west of Motel 6.

Quality Inn

Quality Inn has three pet-friendly properties in the Birmingham area, eight miles or less from the city center: on Vulcan Road in Homewood, and in Birmingham on Montgomery Highway and Kilgore Memorial Drive. Pets up to 50 lbs. are welcome with nightly fees between $15 and $25 per pet. Multiple pet limits, large breed exceptions and refundable deposits are set at the manager's discretion. Amenities include free breakfast daily and outdoor swimming pools. The Montgomery Highway motel serves meals at an on-site casual eatery. The Pet Supplies Plus store at 421 Green Springs Highway sells everyday pet necessities within walking distance of the Vulcan Road motel.

Super 8 Motel

The Super 8 Motel on Vulcan Road welcomes up to three pets per guest room for $5 each per day. Rooms have a fall-inspired color scheme with sunny yellow walls and eggplant-colored carpet. Nearby restaurants include barbecue, country, Italian, Mexican and seafood selections. The family-owned Red Dog Sitting Services offers dog walking and will provide a pet taxi service to a local groomer.

About the Author

I was editor of the newspaper in college & on the yearbook staff in high school. I'm learning to speak Brazilian Portuguese.

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