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.
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 (soon to be a food and beverage credit in the U.S.) 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 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 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.
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, 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.
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.
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 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 Hilton Grand Vacation properties only allow for service animals and are not dog-friendly.
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 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.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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.
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!