Not all hotels in the Houston area see pets as a problem. Many open their doors to pets and their traveling human companions. Before your next stay at a Houston hotel, check out this list for the best places to bring your pet while traveling.


Aloft Houston by the Galleria
5415 Westheimer Road
Houston, TX 77056
(713) 622-7010

Aloft Houston has one of the best pet policies around. Called the ARF (Animals R Family) program, one pet weighing up to 40 pounds can stay in your room without a pet fee. Your pet enjoys his own water bowl, pet bed, and a bag of doggie toys and treats from the hotel while there. Even in hotels without a pet fee, be sure to be a responsible pet owner and watch your pet to avoid damage to the room.

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Hotel Derek
2525 West Loop South
Houston, TX 77027
(713) 961-3000

The Hotel Derek has a completely open pet policy, meaning that pets are not limited to only cats and dogs. You can bring anything from parakeets to pot-bellied pigs to the Hotel Derek. The hotel requests that guests bring with them everything their pets need to ensure the animal is comfortable. From the perspective of a traveler with companion animals, this is a good idea, because bringing food and bedding from home that are familiar to your pet can ease its anxiety.


The Lancaster Hotel
701 Texas St.
Houston, TX, 77002
(800) 231-0336

Located in downtown Houston, the Lancaster Hotel features a special package just for travelers with pets. Called the “Who Let the Dogs (or Cats) Out” package, it includes accommodations for you, a bed for your dog or a scratching post for your cat, and a discount on valet parking, so you don’t have to worry about carrying your pets up from the parking garage to your room. This package costs slightly more than the average accommodations for a single night, but the pet fee is included as well as amenities to make your pet feel more comfortable.

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Robin’s Nest
4104 Greeley St.
Houston, TX 77006
(713) 528 5821

Robin’s Nest is a quaint little bed and breakfast that not only welcomes pets, but also has some of their own on site. There are five outdoor cats and two dogs on the property. Your pets are welcome in the rooms as long as you bring their food, water, and bedding for when they sit on the furniture in the room. The cost to bring your pets is $30 for your entire stay. Be sure your pet is up to date on its shots, is house-broken, and gets along with people and other pets to avoid problems with the house pets on site.


Modern B & B
4003 Hazard St.
Houston, TX 77098
(832) 279-6367

If you are looking for a traditional bed and breakfast that can accommodate your pets, but are tired of the overly plush Victorian decor that is found in many of them, visit the Modern B & B. This bed and breakfast features modern decor in all the rooms. You can choose suites, individual rooms, or an entire townhouse. The cost for bringing your pet is $30 per pet, per day, and your pet must be able to get along with the cat that lives on the property. Call ahead if you plan to bring your pet, because accommodations may be limited.

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