Staying More Comfortable In Hotels

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Staying More Comfortable In Hotels

I travel a lot for work, which was one of the reasons that I started looking around a lot for better hotels. At first I was content staying just about anywhere, but after awhile the dark, dingy hotel rooms really started to affect how I was feeling about things. To improve my day-to-day life, I started doing a lot of research about picking better hotels and enjoying the amenities that they offered. My research helped me to dramatically improve my overall experience, which made me more productive and happy at work. This blog is here for anyone who wants to stay more comfortable in hotels.


Tips For Staying At A Hotel With Your Dog

It has become more common for hotels to welcome well-behaved pets. Some hotels offer all pet-friendly rooms, while other hotels have certain rooms that they allow pets to stay in. This can make life so much easier when you have a dog. However, there are still some tips to follow when you stay in a hotel with your dog.

Make Sure They’re Up-To-Date on Flea Treatments

While you would hope all dogs staying in the hotel are free from fleas, there is a chance another guest could bring some fleas along. So, before your stay, make sure your dog is up-to-date on their flea treatment. This way, if they do encounter fleas at the hotel, the pests won't hitch a ride and come home with you. The treatment will also make sure your dog isn't the one who brings fleas to the hotel, which is simply good etiquette.

Don’t Leave Your Dog Loose and Alone in the Room

If you have to leave the hotel to go to dinner, attend a work meeting, or do something else, make sure you don't leave your dog loose in the hotel room. Dogs can behave oddly in unfamiliar places. For instance, even if your dog has never chewed anything before, they might chew the curtains in the hotel room when left alone. Bring your dog's crate, and crate them if you have to leave them alone in the hotel room.

Check the Fees First

Most hotels that welcome dogs do charge an extra fee to guests who bring dogs. This is typical to cover the extra cleaning that needs to be done after a dog stays in the room, and also for incidentals — like chewed curtains! Make sure you check what these fees are before your stay so your bill does not surprise you.

Don’t Let Your Dog Bark

At a pet-friendly hotel, the other guests will probably expect to encounter dogs and hear the occasional bark. But you still don't want your dog to bark excessively and keep people awake. So, bring along whatever toys and treats you think will keep your dog busy and distract them when they're tempted to go on a barking spree. 

Pet-friendly hotels have made traveling with dogs so much easier, but it's still important to be mindful of your dogs' needs and the other guests' needs during your stay. Follow the tips above, and you'll be set.