Pet Friendly Hilton Hotels Pet Policy

Are Hilton Hotels Pet Friendly? A Ruff Guide to Hilton Hotel Brands and Pet Policies

Written By: Piper Stevens
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Hilton Hotels isn’t just a hospitality heavyweight; they’re also a top pick for pet parents across the U.S. With an impressive lineup of 18 brands and thousands of locations, Hilton offers a diverse array of choices for you and your furry adventurer.  Read on for everything you need to know about Hilton Hotels’ pet policies. 

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Types of Pets Allowed in Hilton Hotels

Now, while Hilton rolls out the red carpet mainly for dogs and cats, they don’t discriminate against other members of the animal kingdom. Got a pet iguana named Spike? Some Hiltons might just say, “Come on in!” But don’t wing it—always double-check their website or give them a ring to confirm their pet policy. Service animals, of course, get the VIP (Very Important Pet) treatment across all Hilton brands at no extra charge.  See below for more info on specific Hilton brands. 

Hilton Hotels Pet Fees and Weight Restrictions

When it comes to booking a room at pet-friendly Hilton Hotels, there will be a charge for including a dog and/or cat on the reservation. Per stay cost ranges from $35-200 based on the brand and specific location.  But hey, your furry friend deserves a little pampering too, right? All Hilton Hotels will have a pet weight restriction which can vary between 25-75 lbs depending on brand and/or location.

Which Hilton Hotel Brands Allow Pets?

Unfortunately, there are a few Hilton Hotel brands that do not allow pets (other than service animals) across the board, so steer clear of Hilton Grand Vacations and LXR Hotels & Resorts if you are pawsitive you will be traveling with your furry companion. But don’t worry, there are still plenty of other furbulous options to choose from!  Read on to learn more about the individual pet friendly brands under the Hilton Hotels umbrella. 

The Best Pet-Friendly Hilton Hotel Brands and Their Pet Policies

Canopy Hotels Pet Policy

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Canopy by Hilton Pet Policy

Canopy by Hilton is one of the most pet-friendly brands within the hospitality company’s portfolio. Both dogs and cats are welcomed with open arms and fresh treats across the Canopy by Hilton brand.  While all Canopy hotels are pet-friendly, there will be a $50-$75 charge (depending on the location) added to your folio when you bring your favorite furry sidekick. There is a size limit of 50-75 lbs per pet.  Each location is slightly different, however the pet policy for each location is easy to find on the individual hotel’s website in the “Hotel Policies” section.  Lastly, Canopy offers a “Paws in the Neighborhood” program which treats pet guests to extra amenities and a neighborhood guide.

Homewood Suites Pet Policy

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Homewood Suites Pet Policy

Homewood Suites by Hilton is a popular hotel option for families needing extra space or travelers who are settling into one place for a longer duration. From a pet standpoint, Homewood Suites is pet friendly and we recommend you connect with the specific hotel.  Service animals are welcome at all Homewood Suites for no charge, but your furry sidekick will need to be noted on the reservation so call ahead to ensure your check-in process goes smoothly.  

For the Homewood Suites that do accept pets, the policies—including weight limits, types of pets, pet fees and number of pets allowed—vary considerably.  The pet fees range from $25 to $125 depending on the pet-friendly location.

Home2 Suites Pet Policy

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Home2 Suites by Hilton Pet Policy

Home2 Suites is a popular hotel option for those who travel with pets regularly.  The suites are roomy enough to easily accommodate all the 2- and 4-legged travelers in your paw-ty, plus there is a kitchen in each suite which eliminates the potential stress of finding a pet-friendly restaurant option nearby. 

In terms of pet policy, Home2 Suites allows 2 pets per room with a 75 lbs weight restriction.  All breeds of dogs and cats are welcome at all Home2 Suites. The pet fee may vary by hotel location, but the maximum charge at the pet-friendly Home2 Suites is $125 non-refundable charge per room/stay.  As always, we recommend reaching out directly to the hotel that you are booking to confirm the pet fee so there are no unwelcome surprises.

Curio Collection by Hilton Pet Policy

Curio Collection by Hilton offers a portfolio of around 100 upscale, independent hotels and resorts across the globe.  While these hotels are truly divine, the ability to bring along your dog or cat is up to the discretion of each individual hotel and its policies, and, therefore, we find that many locations do not allow pets.  Service animals are allowed for no charge, as always.  

For the pet-friendly Curio Collection hotels in the United States, there is a non-refundable cleaning fee that ranges from $50-$75, ensuring a spotless environment for all guests, including our furry friends. The weight limits vary between 50-75 lbs per animal, so it’s important to check if your pet falls within the “wag-tastic” weight range at your specific hotel. We urge you to call the Curio Collection Hotel in advance, so you aren’t left in the doghouse upon arrival based on unclear pet policies.

Conrad Hotels & Resorts Pet Policy

For travelers who are touring with their pet(s) and seeking a luxury hotel option, look no further than Conrad Hotels & Resorts.  They know how to pamper both you and your fur-tastic companion!  Conrad by Hilton does have a handful of pet-friendly locations which will happily welcome you and your furry friend(s).  The Conrad’s pet policy varies by location, but most pet-friendly properties welcome 2 pets per room with a 50 lbs weight limit. There is a $200 pet fee for each fur-bulous animal per stay.  Pets must be leashed or in a carrier in all public areas of the hotel.  It ensures everyone’s safety and comfort, making every guest, whether human or “pawsome,” feel at ease during their stay.

DoubleTree by Hilton Pet Policy

The DoubleTree by Hilton brand has been a favorite hotel of many families and business travelers due to its consistency and numerous U.S. locations. Over 100 of DoubleTree’s locations are noted as pet-friendly so finding an option in your destination of choice shouldn’t be difficult.  The exact pet policy is location-specific so we recommend calling in advance to confirm all of the specifics.  From our research, guests should budget for a $75 non-refundable cleaning fee for a pet being added to the portfolio.  We’re wagging our tails in appreciation of large dogs and cats being welcomed in most pet-friendly DoubleTree locations.

Hampton Inn Pet Policy

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Hampton by Hilton Pet Policy

If you’re a road warrior, you’ve most likely logged some nights at a Hampton by Hilton.  This mid-scale hotel offering has a lot that frequent travelers seek out such as free Wi-Fi, a hot breakfast bar and comfortable (and practical) room design. Recently Hampton by Hilton has become very pet friendly across many of its U.S. locations; however, Hilton does suggest calling a specific hotel or checking their website in advance to confirm the pet policy as the pet fees, sizes and types of pets allowed vary by location.  We did a pet policy spot check of some hotels and this is what we found.  In most Hampton by Hilton hotels, pet fees range from $50-75 for 1-4 days and then go up to $75-125 for 5+ days.  The maximum weight allowed ranges from 50-75 lbs.

Hilton Garden Inn Pet Policy

Similar to the Hampton by Hilton, the Hilton Garden Inn is a popular choice with travelers who make a living on the road.  Hilton Garden Inns are ubiquitous across the US interstates and offer a comfortable, predictable hotel experience that includes free coffee, hot breakfast options and decent onsite fitness facilities.  Hilton Garden Inn has also implemented a pet-friendly policy in many of its U.S. hotels.  Similar to Hampton by Hilton, prices, types of pets allowed and sizes will vary by location.  We did a pet policy spot check of some hotels and this is what we found.  In most Hilton Garden Inn hotels, pet fees range from $75-$125 and cats and large dogs up to 75 lbs are allowed in most locations. Please check the website for pet policies or call the specific location you are interested in to confirm it is okay to bring your pet along for the stay. Service animals are welcome at no charge but should be added to the reservation in advance so the hotel team is prepared.

Embassy Suites by Hilton Pet Policy

Embassy Suites by Hilton is a tried-and-true option for many families setting out on vacations or weekend jaunts due to the comfortable size of the rooms, separate living and sleeping quarters and the sought-after made-to-order breakfast that is sure to satisfy everyone in your party.  

At Embassy Suites travelers can have up to 2 dogs or cats per room with a $75 maximum charge per stay of 1-4 nights and a $125 maximum charge per stay for 5+ nights. Those traveling with pets will most likely be offered a non-premium suite type which may or may not fit your travel needs.  Specific hotels that do welcome pets are noted on Hilton’s website and specific fees and weight limitations are noted on each hotel’s policy page.  While this may take a little bit of extra legwork in your trip planning, the treats may be endless if there is a pet-friendly Embassy Suites in your destination of choice. 

Tapestry Collection by Hilton Pet Policy

The Tapestry Collection by Hilton is a lovely menagerie of boutique hotels, mainly located in the U.S.  While we certainly recommend exploring and staying at these unique properties when you’re traveling pet-free, it may be a different story if you have your dog or cat in tow due to pet policies per location. The Tapestry Collection hotels may tailor guest policies based on location, so you will need to confirm directly with the hotel if they accept 4-legged friends. For the roughly 50% of Tapestry Collection hotels that do allow dogs, we found that the non-refundable cleaning fee starts at $35 but is generally between $50-$75.

Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts Pet Policy

If you’re looking for the lap(dog) of luxury hotels, The Waldorf Hotels & Resorts, is your spot.  Pet-friendly Waldorf Astorias do exist, but the amenity is not extended across every hotel so you will need to confirm on the Hilton website or by calling the hotel directly (ruff-ly half of the Waldorf’s are pet-friendly).  Those Waldorf Astorias that do welcome pets will certainly roll out the red carpet for your furry friend(s), but there will be a $200 pet fee per stay added to your room folio.  Two dogs per room are welcome and you can expect plenty of treats and pet amenities like food and water bowls plus a pet bed in your guest room. Très magnifique!     

Tru by Hilton Pet Policy

Tru by Hilton is a relatively newer brand (started in 2016) and caters to a more carefree traveler who is most likely spending the majority of his/her time exploring the destination versus spending time in a small, but efficient Tru hotel room.

Tails are wagging for the very pet-friendly Tru Hotel brand in which 98% of the locations are pet-friendly.  There are a few outliers so just doublecheck the website and/or call your hotel directly to confirm its specific policies.  In the instance you do decide to stay at a Tru Hotel, you can expect some of the lowest pet fees across the Hilton brand with most of these hotels charging $35 for adding a pet to your reservation.

The Pick of the Litter: Some Furbulous Pet-Friendly Hilton Hotels

Dog Friendly Hilton Hotel Mills House

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Mills House Charleston, Curio Collection by Hilton

The eye-catching historic pink hotel in downtown Charleston is the perfect backdrop for your Southern getaway. The Mills House Hotel in Charleston is pet friendly and accommodates up to 2 pets per room, per stay.  Each animal must weigh under 45 lbs and will receive a Mills House bandana, as well as a water and food bowl and blanket.  Please note there will be a one-time non-refundable pet cleaning fee of $200 per stay added to your folio at checkout. 

The Foundry Asheville Dog Friendly Hotel

@JetSetPets Chief Barketing Officer, Pamplemousse researching the thread count at The Foundry

The Foundry Hotel Asheville, Curio Collection by Hilton

The hip yet comfortable converted warehouse in downtown Asheville makes The Foundry Hotel (part of the Curio Collection by Hilton) a go-to hotel choice for those visiting the ever-popular town in the Blue Ridge Mountains.  The upscale, pet-friendly Foundry Hotel warmly welcomes your four-legged family members.  There is a pet fee of $150 per pet, per stay that will be applied to your room charge at checkout.  Pets are welcome to be with you throughout the common areas of the hotel; however, they should be on a leash or in a carrier.

Dog Friendly Hilton Garden Inn St Pete Beach

Heading back to the room. This game is way over my head.  (beach volleyball behind The Hilton Garden Inn) photo by @JetSetPets

Hilton Garden Inn St. Pete Beach

If you and your pet(s) enjoy a room with a view, look no fur-ther.  The Hilton Garden Inn in St. Pete Beach, Florida delivers everything your family will need for a relaxing beach vacation. With comfortable rooms and views of the white sand beaches and beautiful waters of the Gulf, the Hilton Garden Inn is a truly a gem when it comes to pet-friendly accommodations.  The hotel does require a $125 non-refundable pet deposit for those staying with a dog and/or a cat (2 pets maximum per room, 75 lbs weight limit).  There is a pet charge that depends on length of stay (1-4 nights: $75 maximum per room and for 5+ nights: $125 maximum per room) that pet owners should consider, as well. 

Hampton Inn & Suites St. Petersburg/Downtown

Art galleries, craft beer and unique boutiques draw travelers to downtown St Petersburg, Florida each year. It is a very dog-friendly city so many decide to bring their four-legged friends along for the journey to St. Pete. The pet-friendly Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton is in a perfect location–close to multiple parks and greenspaces, as well as the walkway along the Bay–so most dogs will think they’ve gone to heaven when they arrive. For those who decide to bring a pet(s) to the pet-friendly Hampton Inn & Suites in downtown St. Petersburg there is a $75 non-refundable fee (2 dogs or cats welcome per room with a 75 lbs weight limit) that will be applied to your room.

Pet Friendly Conrad Hotel NYC

@JetSetPets Chief Barketing Officer, Pamplemousse working hard not to bust out the zoomies at the Conrad Battery Park NYC

Conrad New York Downtown

New York City certainly loves pets – watching dog walkers manage countless pooches at one time always makes us smile.  If you and your pets want to get away to NYC, we recommend staying at the luxurious (and pet-friendly) Conrad Battery Park in downtown New York.  The Conrad is located very close to multiple dog-friendly parks including the beautiful Rockefeller Park that is just to the east of the Hudson River.  

Pets are allowed (up to 50 lbs) at Conrad Battery Park with a $100-$200 fee for each animal per stay (up to 2 pets per room) and additional charges may be applied to your folio if there is any damage to the room. All pets must be leashed or in a carrier in public areas.

Hilton Bentley to Hilton Bentley Miami/South Beach

Miami-loving dogs and cats, here is a purr-fect hotel for you! The pet-friendly Hilton Bentley on South Beach’s famous Ocean Drive is just one block from the popular Marjory Stoneman Douglas Ocean Beach Park and a short walk to the beautiful South Pointe Park.  

The modern and sophisticated beachfront hotel welcomes pets that are 40 lbs or less.  There will be a $150 non-refundable fee applied to the final guest charges at the end of your stay.

The Seelbach Hilton Louisville

The Seelbach Hilton Hotel in the heart of downtown Louisville, Kentucky is a historic gem worthy of a visit all on its own.  The luxurious hotel exemplifies southern hospitality with elegant and hand-crafted amenities and experiences throughout one’s stay, so if your dog or cat enjoys the finer things in life, he/she will fit in purr-fectly at The Seelbach.  The hotel is a close walk and/or short drive to many of Louisville’s popular attractions, as well as dining options.  

The pet-friendly Seelbach Hilton Hotel does add a $100 pet fee to your folio upon checkout, but the team will roll out the red carpet for your furry sidekick which is really priceless.

Shore House at The Del, Curio Collection by Hilton

California may be a dog’s favorite destination and, if so, dog-friendly Coronado tops the list of west coast destinations. The pet-friendly Short House at The Del, Curio Collection by Hilton is the crème de la crème of Pacific paradises. Enjoy taking your pup for walks along the pristine Coronado sands or in the charming downtown area where you will find many outdoor dog-friendly dining establishments.  

Pets (up to 40 lbs) are allowed with a $200 non-refundable pet deposit that will be applied to the room charges at the end of your stay.

Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach, Dana Point CA

If southern California is calling and your dogs want to feel the Pacific air in their ears as you cruise down the coast, we recommend staying at the pet-friendly Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach. 

The hotel does permit up to 2 dogs to stay with owners for a $100-$200 per pet per stay. Pup guests should weigh no more than 40 lbs each and are welcome in the lobby on leash or in a carrier, as well as guest rooms.

Canopy by Hilton Boston Downtown

If your pup or feline is more of a city dweller, Canopy by Hilton in downtown Boston may be a great next stop on your travel list.  The hotel, conveniently located by several main Boston attractions, aims to make your stay as comfortable and seamless as possible, which includes welcoming your pets like family.  The Canopy team adores meeting pets from around the country and will do their best to treat your dogs and cats to a cozy stay.  The pet-friendly Canopy by Hilton, Boston, does accept pets up to a 75 lbs weight max and will apply a $75 non-refundable pet deposit to your final folio.

The Roosevelt New Orleans, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel

Heading to the Big Easy with your dog and/or cat riding next to you?  The Roosevelt Waldorf Astoria is pet-friendly and will make sure your pet feels like the belle of the ball while you’re in New Orleans.  

Small dogs and cats are welcome at the pet-friendly Roosevelt Waldorf Astoria as long as they weigh less than 25 lbs.  There is a $175 non-refundable pet cleaning fee that will be applied to your room folio.  All dogs and cats should be leashed or in a carrier when in the lobby of the hotel. 

the art hotel denver co dog friendly hotels

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The Art Hotel Denver, Curio Collection by Hilton

Denver is an outdoorsy pups dream location and offers some pretty posh sleeping quarters for your furry BFF, too. The dog-friendly ART Hotel in Denver is the perfect spot to rest your legs after a long day of exploring trails or the town. ART does have a $50 non-refundable pet fee, per stay for up to 2 dogs that are registered at time of check-in. If dogs are not registered at this time ART will add a $250 fee to your stay. Dogs must be on a leash in the lobby of the hotel, and dogs are not permitted at any of the hotel drinking or dining establishments (with the exception of service dogs).

How to Find and Book a Pet-Friendly Hilton Hotel Room

Navigating Hilton Hotel’s website to find a pet-friendly room is as easy as shaking a paw or rolling over.  We recommend accessing Hilton’s ‘find a hotel’ page with the ‘pet-friendly’ filter already selected as we’ve done here.  From there you can easily narrow down the list based on destination, preferences and/or Hilton Hotel brand to find the option that is the cat’s meow for you.

A Final "Woof" on Hilton Hotels

Hilton Hotels has been committed to making more of their brands and hotel rooms pet-friendly over the last few years to ensure they are the go-to choice amongst your whole family (fur-children included).  You’ll find it easier than ever to find a pet-friendly Hilton Hotel in or around your destination of choice, and with the breadth of brands, features and price points, you should discover multiple options to consider in most major cities and surrounding areas.  Of course, we also understand traveling can be stressful for you and your pet, so we do recommend contacting the hotel directly before your stay to ensure your pet(s) is on the reservation and to confirm the pet policy in advance.  Happy trails!

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