TripAdvisor Unleashes The Top 10 Pet-Friendly Properties In The U.S.

     TripAdvisor Unleashes The Top 10 Pet-Friendly Properties In The U.S.

Half of Pet Owners Surveyed Feel it's Difficult to Find Animal-Friendly
Accommodations

PR Newswire

NEWTON, Mass., Aug. 19, 2013

NEWTON, Mass., Aug. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --TripAdvisor^®, the world's
largest travel site*, today announced the results of its pet travel survey of
more than 1,100 U.S. respondents,and the top 10 pet-friendly properties in
America, according to TripAdvisor travelers. The number of U.S. respondents
who plan to hit the road with their furry friends in the next 12 months (44
percent) is significantly down from the past year (71 percent). Fifty-one
percent of respondents maintain that it's challenging to find animal-friendly
accommodations; however, TripAdvisor has identified some deluxe digs for Fido
and family.

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Withless pets vacationing with their owners in the coming year, respondents
cited the top reasons for leaving their four-legged companions at home:

1.It's difficult to find a pet-friendly accommodation – 51%
2.It's a hassle to take a pet on vacation – 46%
3.It can be expensive taking a pet on vacation – 17%

Of thosehitting the road with their pets in the next 12 months, they plan to
stay in the following accommodations:

  oHotel – 64%
  oHome of family or friends – 45%
  oVacation rental – 40 %

Twenty-two percent of pet ownersadmit they have snuck their four-legged
friend into a hotel or B&B that was not pet-friendly.

"While most pet owners are passionate about their furry companions and prefer
to take them along for the ride, they feel like they're barking up the wrong
tree when it comes to finding pet-friendly properties," said Brooke Ferencsik,
director of communications at TripAdvisor. "TripAdvisor travelers have helped
throw pet-owners a bone by identifying some great animal-friendly
accommodations, with many of the best in show on the West Coast."

Top 10 Pet-Friendly Properties in the U.S.:

1. Beachside Village Resort, Lauderdale by the Sea, Florida – Average Nightly
Rate: $205+ Pet owners visiting Florida's East Coast can enjoy a relaxing stay
with their pooch in one of the premier hotel rooms, studios, or suites at this
seaside property. Dedicated pet walkers are available upon request for pups in
need of a promenade. "The pool area is great and you are right across the
street from the beach. Best of all: It's small-dog friendly," commented a
TripAdvisor traveler. The hotel welcomes pets weighing 35 pounds or less, and
there is a fee of $25 per night for pets.

2. Olea Hotel, Glen Ellen, California – Average Nightly Rate: $260+
Located in Sonoma County, travelers can enjoy the unique amenities at this
small boutique hotel. Pets are welcome in the Hillside Queen Rooms and dogs
will even receive a special welcome basket which includes treats, bowls and
towels. A TripAdvisor traveler noted, "The inn keeper personally showed us to
our room where we were welcomed with a cute little gift basket of treats for
both us and our pup." There is a fee of $25 per night for pets.

3. Bardessono, Yountville, California – Average Nightly Rate: $650+
Traveling pet owners visiting Napa Valley are invited to stay at this
sustainable hotel that boasts organic cotton bed linens and hand-crafted bath
products. Pooches will be given plush dog beds and bowls to enjoy their
supper. A TripAdvisor traveler said, "If you are looking for a small, upscale
resort that pampers you (and your pet) do not miss the opportunity to stay
here." There is a one-time fee of $150 for pets.

4. Inn of the Five Graces, Santa Fe, New Mexico – Average Nightly Rate: $650+
Located in one of Santa Fe's most historic neighborhoods, this former adobe
building is now a spectacular hotel adorned with exotic antiques, rugs,
textiles and architectural elements. Guests traveling with pets 50 pounds or
less are welcome to stay in one of five perfectly appointed rooms. A
TripAdvisor traveler noted, "Waiting in the suite were treats and stuffed
animals for the animals!" There is a fee of $75 per night for pets.

5. Five Pine Lodge & Spa, Sisters, Oregon – Average Nightly Rate: $235+
Travelers can hunker down in one of three pet-friendly cabins that provide
plush beds, soaking tubs and private balconies, while nearby hiking trails
offer plenty of outdoor fun for four-legged friends. A TripAdvisor traveler
said, "The pet-friendly cabins are at the edge of the property, just steps
away from the bordering forest, so very easy to take them out for walks."
There is a fee of $25 per night for pets.

6. The Grand Del Mar, San Diego, California – Average Nightly Rate: $595+
Luxury awaits man and his best friend at this Mediterranean estate. Travelers
can relax in the pristine guestrooms where four-legged friends will find their
own amenities including beds, bowls and toys. A TripAdvisor traveler
commented, "We had our dog, and the grounds are very green and lush and it was
a perfect place to let him roam outside." The hotel welcomes pets weighing 25
pounds or less, with a one-time $100 fee.

7. Sunglow Ranch – Arizona Guest Ranch and Resort, Pearce, Arizona – Average
Nightly Rate: $299+
Situated on 475 acres, pets will have plenty of space to play at this
western-style ranch. Traveling pet owners can enjoy a leisurely stroll on the
property's three-mile trail and later unwind in the "Hummingbird" and "Coyote"
casitas that welcome pets weighing 25 pounds or less. "It was a pleasure to
stay in a place where the accommodations are incredibly beautiful and still
dog-friendly," said a TripAdvisor traveler. There is a fee of $25 per night
for pets.

8. Allison Inn & Spa, Newberg, Oregon – Average Nightly Rate: $330+
Located in Willamette Valley, those with wagging tails in tow can relax in
this luxurious hotel. Animals are welcome in terrace-level rooms where pooches
will be pampered with tasty treats and kibble. One TripAdvisor traveler said,
"Brought the dogs and went wine tasting. The staff took care of all dinner
bookings, the dogs had wonderful stew, free room service and the spa was
great." There is a one-time fee of $50 for pets.

9. Low-Key Hideaway, Cedar Key, Florida – Average Nightly Rate: $90+
Nestled in a tranquil island oasis on the Gulf Coast, animal lovers can enjoy
the company of their furry friends at this property. Up to two well-behaved
pets are invited to accompany travelers to this adult-only retreat. One
TripAdvisor traveler commented, "The rooms have a back door that goes directly
out to a grassy area with a gorgeous, unobstructed view, so while your dog
sniffs around, you can soak up the sights." There is a fee of $10 per night
for pets.

10. The Oxford Hotel, Bend, Oregon – Average Nightly Rate: $299+
This boutique hotel strives to provide a memorable stay for travelers and pets
alike. Included in the animal-friendly amenities are a bed, travel-size dog
bowls, pet salve, organic dog treats, and a map of nearby parks and trails.
"One of the best and pet-friendly," noted a TripAdvisor traveler. There is a
one-time fee of $55 for the pet package.

Editor's note:
The list is based on the most highly-rated U.S. properties classified as
pet-friendly on TripAdvisor, and ranked according to the TripAdvisor
Popularity Index, which measures the quality, quantity, and recency of
TripAdvisor traveler reviews.

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