List of Pet-Friendly Hilton Brands in 2020 [Policies, Deposits, Size Allowances]

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With many families hitting the open road in lieu of overseas vacations this year, bringing along a fluffy, 4-legged family member is something that is becoming increasingly common.

If you are a fan of Hilton properties, you will be happy to know that many of its 18 brands and 6,100+ properties are pet-friendly — and even better, you can redeem Hilton Honors points for your stay!

To help plan your next Hilton getaway without having to leave your dog or cat behind, we put together a list of all the Hilton brands that are pet-friendly so that you can hit the road without feeling guilty about leaving your best friend behind.

Hilton Brands and Their Pet Policies

Hilton has a massive portfolio of over 6,100 hotels stretched across 119 countries and territories. Those hotels are split up into 18 distinct brands (2 are in development) that cater to different market segments, so no matter your style or budget, there is likely a hotel for you and your dog.

While not all Hilton brands accept pets, all properties allow service animals that are exempt from any pet deposit charge.

Deposits and size limitations will vary by individual property, so we found an average to create the chart below. It is best to reach out to the hotel directly if you have specific questions.

Let’s take a look at the brands that are pet-friendly and what you can expect at each of them.

BrandService Animals AllowedPets Allowed Deposit Maximum Weight Maximum Size
Canopy by HiltonYesYes$5075 poundsLarge
Conrad Hotels & ResortsYesVaries by property$10035 poundsMedium
Curio Collection by HiltonYesVaries by property$7575 poundsLarge
DoubleTree by HiltonYesYes$7575 poundsLarge
Embassy Suites by Hilton YesVaries by property$7575 poundsLarge
Hampton by HiltonYesVaries by property$5075 poundsMedium
Hilton Garden InnYesVaries by property$5075 poundsMedium
Hilton Grand VacationsYesNo
Hilton Hotels & ResortsYesYes$5075 poundsLarge
Home2 Suites by HiltonYesYes$7550 poundsMedium
Homewood Suites by HiltonYesYes$12550 poundsMedium
LXR Hotels & ResortsYesNo
Motto by HiltonYesNo
Tapestry Collection by HiltonYesVaries by property$3550 poundsMedium
Tru by HiltonYesYes$3550 poundsMedium
Waldorf Astoria Hotels & ResortsYesYes$200100 poundsLarge

Canopy by Hilton

Canopy BarkBox Partnership Dog Amenity
Canopy by Hilton and BarkBox welcome dog amenity. Image Credit: Hilton

Canopy by Hilton may just be one of the most pet-friendly hotel brands out there. Canopy is one of Hilton’s newest brands that tries to bring a local, boutique feel to guests — dogs included.

The brand has partnered with BarkBox to make sure that furry friends enjoy their stay just as much as their humans. Although cats are also welcome, dogs have a special “Paws in the Neighborhood” program which comes with some great amenities.

VIP (Very Important Pups) will receive a snuggly BarkBox toy, some all-natural dog treats, and a local map highlighting the local canine scene.

Guest rooms are also equipped with a Just-Right dog bed and a water and food bowl to use during the stay.

While exactly policies will vary by hotel, guests can expect to pay a $50 non-refundable fee to bring their pets.

Hot Tip: Hilton Honors fans will find tons of style and character at Canopy by Hilton hotels, including free breakfast and Wi-Fi, welcome gifts, and evening tastings. We detail the 10 best points redemptions at Canopy by Hilton in our latest guide!

Conrad Hotels & Resorts

Hilton Conrad New York
Conrad New York Midtown Penthouse. Image Credit: Hilton

Conrad Hotels & Resorts is part of the luxury tier of the Hilton portfolio. The brand has a more modern and contemporary feel than other luxury properties, with a focus on spas, wellness, and local experiences.

Unfortunately for pet owners, not all Conrad properties are pet-friendly. There is no standard corporate policy, so restrictions will be determined by each property.

Some of the U.S.-based hotels that do allow pets will charge a non-refundable fee between $75 and $100 and tend to have a lower weight limit than other brands.

Curio Collection by Hilton

Curio Tulsa Club Hotel King Bed
Travel is better with your best friend at the Tulsa Club Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton. Image Credit: Hilton

Curio Collection by Hilton is a group of about 100 upscale independent hotels and resorts with unique and individual branding.

Many of these properties create their own policies, so unfortunately there are a lot that do not allow pets. However, as always, service animals are allowed.

Of the hotels located in the U.S. that we found that do allow dogs, the average non-refundable cleaning fee is $50 and hotels set size limitations between 50 and 75 pounds.

DoubleTree by Hilton

DoubleTree by Hilton Vail Colorado Suite
Your 4-legged friend will be nice and cozy at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Vail. Image Credit: Hilton

The DoubleTree by Hilton brand is marketed as an upscale hotel for business travelers as well as those looking for a convenient vacation spot.

With over 120 pet-friendly options in the U.S. alone, it shouldn’t be hard to find a hotel that will accommodate the entire family.

While each property is responsible for creating its own pet policy, we have found that many hotels will accept large dogs and guests should expect to pay $75 (at most) as a non-refundable cleaning fee.

Hot Tip: Explore our list of best pet-friendly U.S. vacation spots to plan your next getaway with your furry friend.

Embassy Suites by Hilton

Embassy Suites Los Angeles
Your pooch will be comfy at the Embassy Suites by Hilton in Los Angeles! Image Credit: Hilton

Embassy Suites by Hilton, an upscale brand with most properties located in North America, guarantees suites for all of its guests. This is perfect for families, however not all locations allow pets.

With extra room to stretch out and breakfast and happy hour included, it is easy to see why this is a favorite for families on the road.

For the properties that we found that do accept pets, they often only allow them in non-premium suites and specific information about fees and size restrictions can be found on the individual hotel policy page.

Guests can expect to pay around $75 for up to 2 pets (dogs or cats) per stay.

Hampton by Hilton

Hampton Inn Suites Kansas City Downtown Crossroads
The Hampton Inn and Suites Kansas City is one of the few Hampton properties that welcome pets. Image Credit: Hilton

The Hampton by Hilton brand is an upper-midscale brand that offers complimentary hot breakfast, Wi-Fi, and suites (at some locations).

While this may seem perfect for families on the road, unfortunately, most properties do not accept pets — only service animals.

If you have a specific hotel in mind, it is best to reach out to the hotel directly before booking to confirm.

Hilton Garden Inn

Hilton Garden Inn Chicago
The Hilton Garden Inn in Chicago is one of the few properties that welcome pets. Image Credit: Hilton

With almost 900 locations worldwide, the Hilton Garden Inn brand does a great job at being wherever the business traveler needs to be.

With free coffee in the lobby, breakfast made to order, and solid fitness equipment, road warriors can always rely on a Hilton Garden Inn being a safe choice.

However, in our research, many Hilton Garden Inn locations do not accept pets. If you and your furry friend are looking to stay at a Hilton Garden Inn, you should reach out to the property for its policy.

Hilton Grand Vacations

Hilton Grand Vacations Club at Tuscany Village Orlando
This grass would be heaven for a dog, but unfortunately, pets aren’t welcome at the Hilton Grand Vacations Club at Tuscany Village in Orlando. Image Credit: Hilton

Hilton Grand Vacations is a timeshare ownership platform that also allows for daily rentals of its oversized units.

These properties can be great for families since many often have kitchens and laundry facilities, however, most properties Hilton Grand Vacation properties only allow for service animals and are not dog-friendly.

Hilton Hotels & Resorts

El Conquistador Tucson Arizona Hilton Resort
Dogs will love their stay at the El Conquistador Tucson. Image Credit: Hilton

With a worldwide footprint, the Hilton Hotels & Resorts brand is the flagship brand in the Hilton Worldwide portfolio for good reason. The upper-upscale hotels are full-service and offer a little bit of everything for everyone.

Good news for pet lovers — almost all Hilton properties are dog-friendly, so you can rest well knowing that your furry friend will have a place to stay.

Non-refundable fees vary by location, but guests should expect to pay around $75.

Home2 Suites by Hilton

Home2 Suites Hilton Dog Friendly with Property Brother Jonathan Scott
Furry, fluffy, feathery, or scaly pets are welcome at Home2 Suites by Hilton. Image Credit: Hilton

Home2 Suites by Hilton is an excellent choice for the budget-conscious traveler who is looking for an extended stay property.

With in-suite kitchens and free hot breakfast, it is easy to get comfortable here. And to top it all off, the brand is very pet-friendly  — cats, dogs, and fish included!

Of course, prices and limitations vary by property, so be sure to call before arriving, but most guests can expect to spend between $50 and $75 on the non-refundable cleaning fee.

Homewood Suites by Hilton

Homewood Suites by Hilton Washington, D.C.
It will cost you $250 if you want to bring your dog to this Homewood Suites by Hilton in Washington, D.C.! Image Credit: Hilton

Similar to Home2 Suites, Homewood Suites by Hilton are fully-equipped suites meant to create a homelike environment for guests. That includes the ability to bring your pets along for the stay as well at many locations.

Although prices vary by property, we did see a few that were higher than average including non-refundable deposits that were $125 and even $250 per stay, so be sure to check with your hotel before booking.

LXR Hotels & Resorts

Biltmore Mayfair LXR London
The Biltmore Mayfair, LXR Hotels & Resorts, where dogs are not allowed. Image Credit: Hilton

The LXR Hotels & Resorts brand is (currently) a group of 4 hotels in 4 different countries across the globe.

These are upper-upscale hotels and pets are not allowed.

Motto by Hilton

Motto by Hilton Micro Room
Motto by Hilton Washington, D.C. Micro Room. Image Credit: Hilton

Motto by Hilton is the company’s newest brand that will create smaller hotels in city centers that will focus on guest socialization in common areas.

As you might imagine, staying in a micro-room with a dog wouldn’t be ideal, so pets are not allowed — service animals only.

Tapestry Collection by Hilton

The Founders Inn and Spa Tapestry Collection by Hilton Virginia
Pets are welcome at The Founders Inn in Virginia. Image Credit: Hilton

The Tapestry Collection by Hilton is an upscale brand that has 51 properties across the U.S. and 5 other countries.

These unique properties each have their own policies, so guests will need to confirm with the hotel directly if they want to bring a pet.

For the properties that we found that do allow dogs, the non-refundable fee started at $35.

Tru by Hilton

Tru by Hilton Smyrna Nashville
Your dog is welcome at the Tru by Hilton Smyrna Nashville. Image Credit: Hilton

Tru by Hilton is a fun and quirky brand aimed at millennials with small, but smartly-designed rooms, and amenities to keep most tastes satisfied.

Pets are welcome at most Tru properties and, on average, we found the fees to some of the lowest, coming in around $35.

Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts

Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills
Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills. Image Credit: Hilton

The Waldorf Hotels & Resorts brand is one of the most luxurious of the Hilton Worldwide portfolio with 32 locations spread around the world.

Guests at these hotels expect and receive personalized attention and unforgettable experiences — and often, that can be the same for your dog as well.

Although not every property is pet-friendly, some roll out the red carpet with special treats and amenities for furry friends.

Guests are allowed to bring up to 2 dogs, but expect to pay a premium with properties charging $200 per stay.

Final Thoughts

Overall, if you are getting ready to hit the road with your dog, it won’t be hard to find a pet-friendly hotel within the Hilton portfolio.

With almost all of the brands offering options for pets, guests have thousands of options to book rooms (with points!) for the entire family.

Prior to arriving, contact the hotel to confirm specific room availability and any applicable fees, and as always, safe travels!


Frequently asked questions

Do any Hilton hotels allow pets?

Yes, many Hilton hotels allow dogs and cats. In fact, there are over a dozen other brands under the Hilton umbrella that also allow pets and even offer amenities for them.

What hotel chains allow dogs?

Hilton and 12 other brands in the Hilton Worldwide portfolio allow dogs. Guests that are bringing a pet should expect to pay a non-refundable fee.

Several other chains allow pets, including Residence Inn, Fairfield Inn, Comfort Inn, and La Quinta, though policies may vary property to property.

What hotel chains allow pets for free?

Unfortunately, no hotels under the Hilton brand allow pets to stay for free. Service animals, however, are not charged for their stay.

Other brands that may allow pets for free include Aloft Hotels, Kimpton Hotels, Motel 6, and Red Roof Inn, though policies may vary by location.

Are all Hiltons pet-friendly?

No, not all Hilton hotels or other brands in the Hilton portfolio are pet-friendly. Pet policies are often decided by individual hotels. Hilton Grand Vacations, LXR Hotels & Resorts, and Motto by Hilton do not allow pets at any property.

Chris Hassan

About Chris Hassan

Chris is from Boston and is currently living in Rio de Janeiro with his wife, two kids, and their dog, Shelby. When Chris was in college, he spent a semester abroad studying hotel and business management in Switzerland. That is where he caught the travel bug and met his wife. Quite a successful trip!

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