Pet-Friendly Seattle Lodging

by KJ Henderson

Seattle has several pet-friendly accommodations; unfortunately, it is not uncommon for such places to impose weight restrictions and limit the total number of animals that stay in each room. Further, expensive deposits and exorbitant fees are often levied.

Kimpton Hotels

Kimpton Hotels is a chain of boutique hotels that operate with the mission to “provide weary travelers with a haven of comfort, service, security and style.” This goal is accomplished by decorating each hotel in a stylish contemporary manor and providing guests amenities such as Evening Happy Hours. Kimpton Hotels operates three pet-friendly establishments in Seattle. The Alexis Hotel offers complementary designer doggie beds, water bowls with distilled water and doggie treats, while the Hotel Vintage Park arranges a personalized doggie itinerary. The Hotel Monaco even provides goldfish to guests who are pet-less.

La Quinta

La Quinta operates two pet-friendly hotels in Seattle. The La Quinta Inn Seattle Sea-Tac is located less than a mile from the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, while the La Quinta Inn and Suites Seattle Downtown is within walking distance to most of downtown Seattle’s attractions. Guests of both locations are not restricted by a maximum number of four-legged friends that may stay in their room. In addition, no fee is charged to those who travel with animals.

Motel 6

Since 1962, Motel 6 has been providing travelers with affordable accommodations. Its name stems from the fact that the original rate for guest rooms was $6 per night. Two pet-friendly Motel 6 locations are situated in Seattle. Neither imposes weight restrictions or animal limits. The Motel 6 Seattle Sea-Tac Airport and Motel 6 Seattle South are located less than 15 miles south of downtown Seattle.

Sorrento Hotel

Situated in the historic First Hill community, the Sorrento Hotel claims to be the areas first and longest-operating boutique hotel. This family owned and operated establishment has been housed in the same Italian mission-style building since 1909. Ranked among the top 25 pet-friendly hotels in the United States by Conde Nast Traveler, the hotel offers dog beds, organic treats, bowls with waterproof placemats and pooper scoopers. The Sorrento Hotel charges those traveling with animals a one-time fee.

About the Author

KJ Henderson has more than a decade of HR and talent acquisition experience. He has held roles at a Fortune 100 investment bank, a media conglomerate and at one of NYC's largest executive staffing firms. He currently heads recruitment sourcing at a major movie studio. He read literature at Oxford.