June 10, 2015
There’s a wave of travellers coming to the Okanagan seeking out pet friendly hotels in Kelowna to accommodate their four-legged companions. Having a place that accepts your dog is hugely beneficial for some vacationers. But just because a hotel says it’s ‘pet friendly’ doesn’t mean it’s really going to welcome your Rex.
In an entertaining travel article, B.L. Ochman and her 80-pound Labradoodle discovered The difference between hotels that are dog friendly—and just dog tolerant.
So, how do you determine whether a hotel will be truly accepting of your pooch, or if it’s simply advertising this service as a way to gain a wider market audience? Your best bet is to call the hotels you’re considering booking with to inquire about their specific policies regarding dogs.
Even a quick phone conversation will give you a sense of:
Depending on where you’re staying, you can expect an array of services and amenities that cater to canines, and even specific pet-friendly rooms available where there's laminate or tile flooring instead of carpet. You can find some hotels that offer such lavish treatments as in-house dog massages and designer dog bowls, while at the opposite end of the spectrum you’ll find ones that offer, well, nothing.
The standard for many hotels is to charge a per-night fee for your dog to stay with you, with possibly a discount for multiple pets. With that, you can expect to find:
Our Best Western Kelowna hotel offers all of these things for a small per night fee—and discounts for additional pets—plus your furry friend gets a doggy treat bag filled with toys and snacks!
Not everywhere you travel is going to have a plethora of pet friendly hotels to choose from. In smaller centres, you might not even find one, so be sure to do your research before you pack Fido’s Doggles, favourite chew toys, and other belongings.
Fortunately, if you’re travelling to the Okanagan, there’s plenty of Kelowna pet friendly hotels available. In fact, Kelowna was recently named the pet-friendliest city in the country because we’re genuinely fond of furry tourists and residents. To learn more, read Pet Friendly Kelowna: Hotel’s Ultimate Guide.
In order for the pet friendly hotel scheme to continue, it’ll require a little buy-in from dog owners. Here are some helpful suggestions to ensure you’re doing your part:
For a list of things you can do while travelling with your dog, read: Pet Friendly Kelowna Hotels & Attractions for Your Pooch.
Are you looking for Kelowna pet-loving hotels that are truly accepting of dogs? BEST WESTERN PLUS Kelowna Hotel & Suites offers an array of services and amenities to make sure your pooch will feel right at home when you’re travelling in the Okanagan.
Please call 1-888-860-1212 to book.
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