Traveling with Pets

Traveling with Pets

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As “Empty Nesters” we are finding the time to take a few more trips and see things that have always been on our bucket list to see. But since we have Biscuit the 1 year old “puppy” we either have to find a pet sitter or take him with us. He travels well, and is well behaved but not all hotels are pet friendly especially for a big guy like Biscuit. But we have found a few hotels that welcome even the big guys like him to stay at their hotels. One of our favorite places to stay is Extended Stay America because they are pet friendly as well as have a great reward system in place.

Traveling with Pets

Why Extended Stay America?

They have pet-friendly rooms in all of their 600+ hotels around the United States it does cost us a little bit extra because he is bigger, but in any Extended Stay America we have stayed at the manager approved his staying with us. But I also love that they have kitchenettes so we can cook our own meals while traveling. It is a huge money saver and a great hotel to stay in while we travel. Here are some must have travel items when you are planning on traveling with a pet. I’ve learned the hard way though to remember to pack a “doggy” bag that contains the following items for Biscuit.

Toys including his rope and ball so that he gets plenty of exercise when we travel.

His bed because otherwise he likes to jump on furniture and of course his doggy bowls. We bring a gallon jug of water with us to use when we stop for potty breaks, so he gets everything he gets at home.

His leash is a must because without it he would be long gone in a new area and of course we pack his doggy treat to help keep him on track while we travel.

Last but not least we pack his food, because we want him to remain on the same food he gets at home. We pack extra for just in case we want to extend our stay by a couple of days but have only used the “extra” once.

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18% off 1-29 nights offer good for one reservation booked on by 2/21/17, with a check-out date on or before 6/30/17. Discount applied at hotel upon check-out. Reservations based on availability. Offer cannot be combined with any other offer or negotiated or special rate, including but not limited to Advanced Purchase. Valid only on original reservations. Discounts do not apply to extensions/modifications. Cannot be applied to reservations already booked. Only one promotion discount per thirty days can be used by the same guest at the same hotel location. Offer valid only at Extended Stay America hotels.

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Offer good for one reservation booked online by 3/31/17, with a departure/check-out date on or before 6/30/17. The two free nights must be used within the same stay, and any unused free nights will be forfeited. The lowest-rated two nights within your stay will be deducted from your bill upon check-out. Reservations are based on availability and must be made online at Additional restrictions and blackout dates may apply. Offer cannot be combined with any other offer, discount or special rate, including Advanced Purchase. Valid only on original reservations and not on any reservation extensions. Offer is non-transferable, non-cancelable and not redeemable for cash or credit. Offer not valid on current or pending reservations. Offer valid only at Extended Stay America brand hotels.



Money saving Mom/Grandmother of 1, who loves to travel, cook, and of course spend time with family. Fun.Travel.Food not necessarily in that order serving Missouri and beyond!

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heather b

I love that they have pet friendly rooms!!

Lesley F

We always try to take our dogs with us when we travel on road trips

laurie murley

i would love to go to Lexington and stay for a night great city

laurie murley

I learned they have perks that will give you 20% off your next stay

Kerri Walters

I choose Fort Wayne Indiana and the North location!

Shanna b

I’d choose to stay on my way to Florida this
Summer or while in Florida!

Shanna b

I learned over 85% of their hotels have
Been renovated!

Amy Tolley

I would visit Merrillville IN and all they have to offer

Sheila K.

I’d like a stay in Gainesville, FL, so that I could visit friends who live there!

Sheila K.

They offer a free “grab-and-go” breakfast that includes a variety of breakfast bars and muffins, hot cereal, coffee, and tea!

Donna L

I would go to Albany, NY.

Emilie Pecka

I learned some serve breakfast too

Emilie Pecka

I’d choose San Francisco

Donna L

I learned that I can save 20% when I join.

Maryann D.

Extended Stay America sounds wonderful. I will tell my brother who travels with his cute dog.

Wendy R.

I’d like to stay at the Tucson extended stay and plan a fun weekend getaway!

Wendy R.

They have lots of great amenities! I like the full kitchens and pools.

Susan Hartman

I would like to stay at the Extended Stay in Carnegie Pa. I’ve been wanting to visit Pittsburgh for awhile and Im hoping this is the year.

Susan Hartman

Yippee! They give senior discounts. I didn’t qualify the last time I stayed.

Susan Hartman

I like staying at Extended Stays. I’ve stayed at a few but my favorite was in Austin Texas.

Candace Miller

I would stay at Extended Stay in Virginia Beach to visit family. I can get 20% off my stay too!

Anna Pry

i’d choose Pittsburgh so I could visit my family up there

Anna Pry

found out i can get 20% off my next stay

Stephanie Grant

I would choose to stay at the Extended Stay America – New Orleans – Metairie because we are planning a trip to New Orleans this spring and this would so help us save money, keep us from staying with family and allow us to bring our Loki dog!

Stephanie Grant

I discovered that when you book at, you’ll receive the absolute lowest rate– guaranteed!

Katherine s

The breakfast component would make it a lot easier for us since we have 2 young boys and will have a baby girl in 2 weeks. We still want to be able to go on vacation but we want to make it as easy and as enjoyable as we can.

Audrey Stewart

What a nice place to stay while traveling.

Nicole Lancaster

I would stay at a Extended Stay America Hotel in Phoenix, Arizona because My family drives up to Phoenix frequently to go to the Phoenix Zoo and other family attractions.

Nicole Lancaster

I learned on the Extended Stay America website that in select hotels they have shuttle service to local stores and restaurants and all hotels have a grab and go breakfast.

Heather Amos

I would like to stay at the one in Fayetteville, NC. We are going to FL in a few months and that would be halfway and a nice place to stop and stay.

Heather Amos

I learned that with Extended perks you can save 20%. That is a pretty nice thing.


i have not been to the hotel in while but the dogs goes with us all the tim

Sue E

We are empty nesters and even though traveling was on our bucket list, we forgot about the funding part! With no raises in Social Security and everything else going up (especially our politicians salaries) and taxes, we have to really look around for good deals! We bring our furry friends whenever we can! Your ideas are great! Our animals do not like change! They are creatures of habit! If we can’t take them, we leave them with a friend or family member. If I can help it, I will not board my furry friends! I couldn’t stand the thought of… Read more »

monique s

I like the breakfast component saves time. Room looks clean and nice

Janet W.

I’ve never stayed here before but it looks like a nice option!


We always try to take our two dogs with us whenever we vacation. Our cats usually stay at home if we’re not gone too long.

Angela Ingles

That’s a gorgeous room – I’d love to bring the whole family – pets and kids, too. 🙂

Saundra Bowers

Wow! I really like the pet friendly side of the stay. The rooms look nice sized also.

May Rodriguez

I don’t take my pets anywhere.

Tara L

I have a convention coming soon in July and I’d like to stay somewhere in Newark would only be a few mins drive after staying and it would be helpful.

I notice they accept people who have AAA Hotel Discounts which is always good to save even if it’s a small percentage!

livivua chandler

It ends on my birthday….This would be great for spring break!

Christy Peeples DuBois

I like their Best Rate Guarantee, their discounts, and that 85% of their hotels have been renovated.

laurie murley

I know it is hard to travel with pets


I found they have one right by my house for my guests to stay at when they come visit me because I have a small home and really not enough room for overnighters. I’m going to have to go drive by there to see where it’s at. Woo Hoo Nice to know that… My daughter lives in Missouri & when she comes to visit with just her & her son is no problem to stay by me, but when hubby comes with he travels for work & he does computer stuff it’s nice to know he’ll have privacy and they’ll… Read more »


I learned they’re pet friendly those are so hard to find. I also learned they’ve been renovated, and this is the first time hearing about this chain. They sound affordable, and have many accommodations that comes with it.

Christy Peeples DuBois

I would choose Jackson ms because we periodically stay in Jackson and it would be nice not to have to pay for a place to stay.


Can’t wait for my KC trip!

denise low

This looks like a nice place to stay. And they except pet also. That is great. Thank you for sharing.

Cecilia H

I’d like to stay at Roanoke, Va. Its close to friends I dont get to see often 🙂