I’m really really crazy about my dog, Bentley, and I travel a great deal for my work. Naturally, I love it when the two come together and Bentley travels with me. The Marriott group of hotels has made traveling with my dog a very enjoyable experience each and every time. I’ve stayed at Residence Inns and Courtyard Inns (both Marriott hotel brands) all over the country, and the experience is always the same: great for both me and Ben.
When I start packing, Bentley always goes to the storage room and drags his gray backpack out by my suitcase — that’s his not-so-subtle way of telling me he’s ready to go, too. He even will bring a toy in and drop it on the bag! I guess he just wants to make sure he has something to play with on the trip.
Bentley and his trusty backpack.
When we arrive at the hotel, the front desk person always greets Bentley like he’s another human guest at the hotel, and they welcome him back to Marriott. What a great idea for people who are crazy enough to travel with their pets.
The hotels are always outfitted with at least one pet-recreation area — not a dog park, but a place to walk the dogs with disposal bags available for good pet parents to pick up the inevitable waste — even for the most dignified pups.
Bentley and I give Marriott two paws-up for really meaning it when they say their hotels are pet friendly.
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Main image via Marriott.