IHG Hotels Pet Policies

Pet Friendly IHG Hotels – A Guide to IHG Hotels’ Pet Policies (2024)

Written By: Michelle Kelgord
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When it comes to travel, pet-friendly IHG Hotels understand that it’s important to consider all paw-some members of the family—even the four-legged or scaly variety. With 18 hotel brands offering accommodations around the globe with varying amenities and price points, IHG is familiar with the needs and wants of every kind of traveler, including those who choose to bring their furry or feathery BFF with them on the road.  

While not all of IHG’s hotel brands are pet-friendly, many locations do allow dogs, cats and even other pets with advanced notice.  Pet-friendly IHG hotels and resorts are allowed to customize their pet policy, so it is always best to check with a specific hotel to understand any restrictions when it comes to the number, type and size of pets welcomed. Additionally, certain hotels may have a pet fee or require a refundable deposit when your four-legged sidekick joins you on the road.  If you have a service pet, your fuzzy companion will stay for free and is welcome across the entire IHG collection.     

IHG is considered a very pet-friendly hotel brand which looks to not only accommodate—but really celebrate—pets and pet owners that seek out IHG hotels for a stay.  

Several common rules and requirements apply to all pet-friendly IHG hotels.  These include keeping pets on a leash or in a carrier while in public areas, not leaving pets unattended in your room, and of course cleaning up after your pet. Some hotels offer  designated pet-friendly areas or walking trails for your convenience.

Your pet may not want to leave after experiencing true IHG hospitality. Many of the pet-friendly IHG hotels offer various amenities to make your pet’s stay comfortable, such as beds, bowls and welcome treats; however, these amenities vary by location.

Now that we’ve reviewed the basics, let’s “dig in” to the specific IHG hotel brands to learn a bit more about which one may be the best fit for you and your traveling menagerie. 

The Purr-fect Pet Friendly IHG Hotel Brands

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Intercontinental Hotels & Resorts

In the luxury category of IHG hotels, pet-friendly Intercontinental Hotels & Resorts can be found across the globe. Upwards of forty Intercontinental Hotels & Resorts allow pet guests on the reservation.  Of these pet-friendly hotels, each may set their own policies around pet fees, number and types of pets allowed, as well as pet weight restrictions.  At the majority of pet-friendly Intercontinental hotels you will be charged a $250 pet fee and you must adhere to a 25 lbs weight limit. As always, you should check the policies of the individual hotel that interests you.  Service animals are welcome without a fee or deposit, but must be added to the reservation in advance.

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Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants

For several decades Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants has set the benchmark for pet-friendly hospitality, and they continue to open their arms (and guestrooms) to traveling woofs, meows and more. One of the big perks is having confidence in Kimpton’s pet policy, as pets are a priority across the brand—for the most part there is no additional charge for your pet (that certainly gets our tail wagging) and your pet is welcome no matter the size, weight or breed. Kimpton’s pet-inclusive policies are almost unheard of for upper-upscale hotels, which is why you’ll often find Kimpton Hotels at the top of our pet-friendly hotel  lists in our city guides.  Many of the Kimpton locations greet you and your pet with a host of amenities and perks such as food & water bowls, a pet mat or bed, as well as waste bags. If you and your pet haven’t experienced Kimpton’s accommodations and hospitality, we strongly encourage you to book a trip just to feel the love for pets and their owners!

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Hotel Indigo, An IHG Hotel

Hotel Indigo is a boutique hotel chain that focuses on blending in with each hotel’s local surroundings and celebrating the neighborhood or city of each location.  Therefore, no two Hotel Indigos will be alike (kind of like a zebra’s stripes) which we love.  There are over 40 pet-friendly Hotel Indigo hotels worldwide, each with their own specific pet policy. In general, pet weight limits range from 40-80 lbs and pet fees are accounted for per stay (versus per night) and tend to be between $50-$75 but can be higher in urban destinations.

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EVEN Hotels, An IHG Hotel

EVEN Hotels focuses on wellness on the road for all guests, so if you and your pup are an active duo, this hotel brand may be a winner!  Pet-friendly EVEN Hotels are often based in suburban environments (with a few exceptions) which may make the transition from being at home to on the road easier, depending on what your pet is used to from their outdoor environment and pace of life. As with most pet-friendly hotel brands, not all EVEN Hotel locations are created equal so we recommend contacting the hotel directly to confirm their current pet policy.  Pet-friendly EVEN Hotels will charge a per stay pet fee (typically $100) and the weight limit spans from 30 lbs to 100 lbs depending on the location.  

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Crowne Plaza, An IHG Hotel

Crowne Plaza is an upscale hotel brand that is in a variety of US cities, typically close to corporate business centers.  While the chain is focused on group meetings and events for business travelers, Crowne Plaza offers enough amenities to encourage business travelers to extend their stay for pleasure. One of the amenities offered in many Crowne Plaza locations is being pet friendly (can you hear us purring?).  The additional charge for including a pet on your guest room reservation ranges from $0-$75 depending on the hotel location.  Additionally, the weight limits, number of pets per room and type of permitted pets vary from hotel to hotel.  Pet-friendly Crowne Plazas tend to be dog friendly and accepting of small to medium-sized dogs.  We recommend reading the pet policy closely for the Crowne Plaza you are booking to ensure your pet will receive a warm welcome. 

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Holiday Inn Express, An IHG Hotel

With over 450 locations across the United States and competitive nightly rates for limited-service hotels, Holiday Inn Express has a loyal following seeking out a place to stay for a short stint.  Whether a business meeting or family road trip brings you to Holiday Inn Express, you will come to find comfort in the consistency of the experience and convenient locations.  Another bonus is that Holiday Inn Express locations are pet-friendly – yip, yip, yooray! You’ll pay either a non-refundable pet deposit or a nightly pet fee that varies by hotel but is generally in the $50 range.  Pet-friendly Holiday Inn Express locations typically allow 2 pets per room with a maximum pet weight of 50 lbs. Some of the hotel locations have specific pet-friendly rooms, so booking ahead is important to ensure you and your four-legged travel buddy have a place to stay.   

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Holiday Inn Hotels & Resorts, An IHG Hotel

Holiday Inn is an iconic hotel brand that many associate with summer family vacations.  The affordable price point, consistent hotel experience and amenities make Holiday Inn Hotels & Resorts a mecca for road trip families.  Fortunately, Holiday Inn also understands that pets are an important part of the family, so most locations do allow pets to come along for the stay.   Pet-friendly Holiday Inns welcome all sizes of dogs to stay (up to 80 lbs) for a reasonable $50 per stay fee.  As always, we encourage you to review the pet policy for your specific hotel location or call the hotel in advance to ensure no one is left in the doghouse on your next trip.   

Avid Hotels, An IHG Hotel

Avid Hotels focuses on the necessities for a traveler who is most likely spending little time in the hotel other than enjoying a good night’s sleep.  The relatively new brand offers free breakfast, fresh coffee 24/7 and a mini grab-and-go market for every guest’s convenience.  Pet-friendly Avid Hotels do accept four-legged guests with a nominal $20/night charge; however, not all locations cater to pets so we recommend doing your homework in advance to ensure the specific hotel you’re interested in welcomes furry sidekicks, and if so, what restrictions may be in place for staying with pets.

Staybridge Suites, An IHG Hotel

Extended stay hotels featuring suites with all of life’s daily conveniences have become increasingly popular in the last few decades. Staybridge Suites is certainly a well-regarded brand in this category, offering over 300 upscale locations globally. Pet-friendly Staybridge Suites is a great option for individuals or families traveling or relocating and needing a comfortable home-away-from-home for an extended period.  Dogs under 50 lbs are welcome at all Staybridge Suites locations; however, your four-legged family members must be kept in a crate or carrier when left unattended in the guestroom. A pet fee is added to your folio at time of checkout which will be equivalent to $75/week.  

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Candlewood Suites, An IHG Hotel

Midscale Candlewood Suites is another IHG extended-stay brand that features suites with kitchens, outdoor grills, and access to free laundry.  This is the perfect stop for you and your furry family members as all Candlewood Suites locations are pet-friendly.  There is a weight restriction of 80 lbs and pets must be crated or in a carrier when left in the room unattended. Candlewood Suites does charge a non-refundable fee of $75 for stays up to 6 nights and $150 for stays 7 nights or longer. 

Candlewood Suites, An IHG Hotel

Midscale Candlewood Suites is another IHG extended-stay brand that features suites with kitchens, outdoor grills, and access to free laundry.  This is the perfect stop for you and your furry family members as all Candlewood Suites locations are pet-friendly.  There is a weight restriction of 80 lbs and pets must be crated or in a carrier when left in the room unattended. Candlewood Suites does charge a non-refundable fee of $75 for stays up to 6 nights and $150 for stays 7 nights or longer. 

Top Dogs: Our Favorite Pet-Friendly IHG Hotels

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1. Intercontinental, Miami, FL

If you’re planning a beachside excursion to bustling Miami, Florida, you can bring your pet along to InterContinental Miami. This iconic hotel offers 34 stories of pet-friendly accommodations, including the famous “Paws Patio” event on Wednesdays from 5 PM to 7 PM and proximity to the furbulous Bayfront Front dog park across the street. All furry friends are given thoughtful amenities to make their stay memorable, including plush dog beds, food and water bowls, yummy snacks, and mats. Dog parents can indulge in the Pets & Points package, receiving 2,000 IHG bonus points, $10 off the nightly pet fee, and exclusive, curated packages for pooches

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2. Kimpton Arras, Asheville NC

If you have yet to enjoy a stay in popular Asheville, NC, we recommend you add it to your upcoming destination list.  And when you find yourself enjoying the artsy and outdoorsy Blue Ridge Mountain town, Kimpton Arras is the perfect spot for you and your four-legged companion to rest your weary heads (and tails).  Like all pet-friendly Kimpton Hotels, the Arras greets pets like royalty and rolls out the treats and plush beds for pups, kitties, lizards, hamsters and more.  There are no restrictions when it comes to the number of animals in your guestroom, type of animal or size.  And the best part?  Kimpton Arras loves and trusts pets so much that there isn’t a standard pet fee or deposit. Finally, don’t forget to check out Jet Set Pets pet friendly guide to Asheville.  Yippee-pup-yo!        

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3. Kimpton Hotel Theta, New York City NY

Known as a serene oasis away from the hustle and bustle of the city, the brand-new Kimpton Hotel Theta of the Times Square area is a must-visit for travelers bringing their furry friends along for the ride. Set in a Manhattan building with zero pet restrictions, you and your pal can enjoy midcentury architecture, gorgeous interiors, and complimentary access to WAG! Premium during your stay. All you’ll need to do is bring your pup on leash and fill out a pet form before you enter your incredible room. From there, take a short trip down the street to check out the pawsome dog-friendly restaurant, Barking Dog.

4. Kimpton Brice, Savannah GA

Historic Savannah is the perfect walking town for you and your pet to explore.  We love when Kimpton Brice is our home-away-from-home because of the superb animal-loving atmosphere.  Pets of any type, quantity and size are welcome at the pet-friendly Kimpton Brice without any pet fee.  Does it get better than that?  You’ll discover  multiple parks surrounding the hotel, so it is easy to find some green space for your dog to stretch his/her hind legs.  Also, we recommend checking out Jet Set Pets pet friendly guide to Savannah to learn about the pet-friendly attractions and restaurants in the area so you can maximize your experience with your furry travel partner. 

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5. The Franklin, New York City NY

With its historic charm and convenient location, The Franklin, NYC, should be a contender for those traveling with their pawsome buddies to the quiet Upper East Side Neighborhood. Within walking distance to landmarks such as Central Park, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Guggenheim, endless adventures await. However, your hound will need to be 30 pounds or less, and there is a $75 fee per stay, including a $100 refundable deposit.

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6. Kimpton Aertson, Nashville TN

Not surprisingly, another Kimpton lands on our list—this time in booming Music City (don’t miss our city guide to pet-friendly Nashville).  Kimpton Aertson is part of a bustling mixed-use development near Vanderbilt University.  The pet-friendly Kimpton Aertson delivers classic Kimpton modern, hip vibes while still being comfortable for mainstream travelers and their pets. Like all Kimptons, there are no restrictions when it comes to quantity, weight and type of pets which always gives us a case of the zoomies out of pure excitement.  The hotel provides pets with water bowls and treats upon arrival and will ensure you and your pet are given a room on one of the pet-friendly floors so you have all of your creature comforts while away from home.    

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7. Kimpton Monaco, Chicago IL

Woof, woof!  That can only mean one thing—another Kimpton finds its way to the top of our list.  This time it is the pet-friendly Kimpton in downtown Chicago, in close walking proximity to many of the city’s top attractions, as well as a path by the Chicago River.  Kimpton Monaco will gladly welcome your pet (“as long as they fit in the elevator,” they say!) for no additional charge.  The hotel offers a host of super pet amenities such as pet beds, food & water bowls, as well as a lengthy list of nearby pet friendly attractions, restaurants and shops.  There are no restrictions in terms of quantity, type or size of pets so bring the whole farm!

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8. EVEN Hotels Midtown East, New York NY

EVEN Hotels Midtown East, a wellness-focused hotel, is in a convenient New York City neighborhood close to a park by the East River which is perfect for pup walks or a jaunt to the dog run.  Additionally, you’re just a few blocks from Grand Central where you can easily take the subway all over the city. If you choose to stay at EVEN Hotels Midtown East, you are welcome to bring one dog per room (50 lbs max) for a reasonable fee of $50 per stay.  The hotel does note that additional pets may be allowed, but you must reach out in advance to seek manager approval.

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9. Kimpton Journeyman, Milwaukee WI

Clawing its way into the top 10 of our list is the Kimpton Journeyman in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. This purr-ticularly pawsome hotel benefits from an eclectic vibe, desirable city center location and Midwestern hospitality. There are dedicated pet-friendly floors at the Kimpton Journeyman and just like all Kimptons there is not a fee associated with bringing a pet to the hotel, nor are there restrictions in terms of pet quantity, weight and type.  Our tails are wagging—are yours? 

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10. Hotel Indigo The Countrypolitan, Nashville TN

Without a doubt we can say that Music City adores pets and they sing it from the rooftops!  Okay, okay, maybe not but they do show their love for pets through numerous dog runs, a great river walk along the Cumberland River and many pet-friendly outdoor dining options (learn more with our city guide).. And when it comes to IHG Nashville hotels, we would be remiss if we didn’t point you in the direction of the Hotel Indigo Nashville, The Countrypolitan.  While it is quite a mouthful to say, it’s very easy to enjoy a stay.  Two pets per room are welcome but must be under a combined weight limit of 75 lbs.  The pet-friendly Countrypolitan will charge a $75 non-refundable pet fee per stay. For more info about furbulous places nearby check our our Pet Friendly Guide to Nashville, TN.

11. Kimpton Alma San Diego

Are you planning a trip to the sunny West Coat? The Kimpton Alma San Diego offers an idyllic downtown location that’s 100% pet-friendly. This hotel loves furry friends as much as you do, so they allow all animals free of charge. They also offer various purrific amenities, including pet beds, treats, and water bowls. There are no size or weight limits, no deposits or pesky cleaning fees, plenty of courtesy bags, and a nightly wine reception where pets are welcome to the party.

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

If you’re wondering if your dream IHG hotel is pet-friendly, you just need to fetch your laptop! Visit the IHG website and enter your desired destination and travel dates. Then, like a dog chasing its tail, click on “Pet Friendly” in the list of amenities. Voila! The page will magically transform into a list of hotels that are pet-friendly.

But wait, there’s more! Just like a squirrel with a hidden stash of acorns, we recommend digging deeper by checking out the specific hotel’s website. There, you can uncover all the juicy details about any furry restrictions. For example, discover if they have a quantity limit (only two woofs allowed!), breed restrictions (sorry, no snarling chihuahuas), or even a weight limit (no heavyweight champions on this trip!).

We hope you sniff out a hotel you and your furry friend will love as much as dogs love peanut butter!

A final "woof" on IHG Hotels Pet Policies

Well, well, well, look at you and your furry friend ready to leave your pawprints all over the world with IHG! With over 6,000 guestrooms, that’s a whole lot of adventures waiting for you two. While not every brand and room is pet-friendly, fear not, for IHG has numerous options, including the leader of the pet-friendly pack– Kimpton. So grab your notebook filled with destination dreams and start sniffing out the perfect adventure for you, your pup, cat, gecko, or even your parakeet

Now, we know traveling can sometimes make you and your pet feel like chasing your tails, so we recommend reaching out to the hotel directly before your stay. Make sure your furry companion is on the reservation and get all the juicy details about their pet policy. No surprises, just smooth travels. Buckle up, grab your furry friend’s leash, and get ready for a tail-wagging trip!

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