Best hotels that offer dog and cat lodging in Tampa

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Going on a trip to Florida can be stressful if you have pets. You can’t leave them at home alone, but sometimes pet sitters aren’t available or your pet may not feel comfortable in a pet boarding facility. Luckily, there are many hotels in Tampa that are pet-friendly, so you can take your animal companion with you on your adventures.

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1. The Westin Tampa Waterside

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Enjoy a relaxing vacation with a view where Tampa’s Garrison Channel meets the Seddon Channel. You and your dog can enjoy a scenic walk around the nearby Tampa Riverwalk. Guests with pets are assigned rooms on the lower floors and only two pets are allowed per room. There is a $50 pet fee per night.

2. Le Méridien Tampa, The Courthouse

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Experience a beautiful piece of Tampa history while staying at Le Méridien, a federal courthouse turned hotel. Dogs and cats alike are both welcome at this hotel. A pet mat and a water bowl are placed in the rooms for pets. The hotel is near Lykes Gaslight Park, a dog-friendly park with lots of trees and wide walkways. Only dogs of 40 pounds or less are allowed in the hotel and there is a $24 fee per night.

3. Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay

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Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay allows pets in the Casita Suites, their two-story, loft-style villas. These suites have patios and backyards your pets can relax in so they aren’t cooped up inside all day. Cypress Point Park is the closest dog-friendly park to the hotel if you want to take your dog for a walk or play fetch. There is a non-refundable $100 pet fee for a six-night stay and an additional $100 fee added for stays over seven nights.

4. Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Tampa

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Seminole Hard Rock Hotel is where you and your pet go to go crazy and have fun. Thanks to their awesome pet-friendly program, Unleashed, your pet can get pampered as much as you do during your stay. A regular stay at the hotel requires a non-refundable $100 fee per stay. However, if you pay $250, you can enroll your pet in the Unleashed program, where your pet gets a complimentary welcome gift, access to designated pet areas, and stainless copper bowls.

5. Sheraton Tampa Brandon Hotel

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Sheraton Tampa Brandon welcomes all pets under 40 pounds. Owners with pets can only book rooms on the third floor and there is a $40 pet fee per pet, per day. Pets are allowed to stay unattended so long as the owner stays on hotel property. There are no dog parks within walking distance of the hotel, but the hotel does have a dedicated pet relief spot.

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Before booking with a pet-friendly hotel, you need to make sure that your pet is healthy and well-behaved enough for the trip. This includes making sure that your pet won’t disturb other guests, training it to reduce messes, and preparing for medical emergencies. Book a virtual vet appointment with a Vetster expert if you need professional assistance when preparing for a trip with your pet.

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