I know that a family vacation means you'll want to take your whole family with you - including the four-legged ones. In fact, recent statistics released by Condor Ferries found that more than 50% of people in the US travel with their pets.

There's no better place than Spokane to enjoy a break with your fur baby. Spokane’s many hiking options, lakes, and rivers are ideal for holidays with your dog. Hike together up Mount Spokane to enjoy the glorious view, take a relaxing stroll, or even a fishing boat trip. Spokane knows their visitors are pet lovers and they have great options for pet-friendly hotels for you to choose from.

The Montvale Hotel

The oldest hotel on my list, the Montvale Hotel is a beautiful boutique hotel in downtown Spokane that welcomes dogs with open arms. The Montvale’s location is ideal for visiting local restaurants and theatres as well as local beauty spots. With more than 100 years of history within its walls, the Montvale has proudly welcomed visitors for generations. Dogs can stay for a nightly fee of $25.

“This is my go-to hotel when I travel with Parsley, my 5-year-old dachshund mix. The welcome for both of us is always warm and the hotel is beautifully furbished”, Sharon Thompson a lifestyle writer at Boom essays and Australian help.

Comfort Inn & Suites

Just a short drive from Liberty Lake, Spokane Valley’s Comfort Inn & Suites is a home away from home for many visitors and their dogs. This quiet and clean, suburban hotel offers affordable accommodation, ski-in/ski-out access, and free breakfast. Unwind in the indoor swimming pool and jacuzzi. Dogs are welcomed for an extra charge of $11.21 per accommodation, per stay.

The Historic Davenport, Autograph Collection

Designed by Ohio born architect Kirkland Cutter, the Historic Davenport is a sight to behold. Restored to its full elegance, the Davenport boasts hand-carved mahogany furniture, an in-house spa, and dining options like the Palm Court Grill and Peacock Room Lounge. With its central location, you are close to all that Spokane has to offer including downtown shopping and Mobius Childen’s Museum. At the Historic Davenport hotel, there is a $50 dog pet fee.

Ramada by Wyndham Spokane Airport

Two minutes from Spokane Airport (GEG), the pet-friendly Ramada offers a host of convenient amenities including free buffet breakfast, restaurant, 3 indoor pools, and a children's pool, a  fitness center, and spa tub. Outside, the Ramada has a garden and picnic area for you to enjoy the outdoors. To find out more about having your dog stay with you at the Ramada Spokane Airport, contact their reservations team on (800) 854-9517.

Centennial Hotel Spokane

Enjoy waterfront views at the Centennial Hotel Spokane or relax in the outdoor pool (complete with a stunning waterfall feature) after returning from a hike on the Centennial Trail. Bedrooms are stylishly furnished with modern colors and accessories to make you stay as comfortable as possible.  Centennial Hotel Spokane welcomes you to bring two dogs up to 80 lbs for an additional fee of $25 per stay. Please note that dogs cannot be left in your room unattended.

Super 8 by Wyndham

A short walk from the fascinating Mobius Science Center, the Super 8 by Wyndham is welcome to business, family, and pet visitors alike. With a location that makes it ideal for shopping, enjoying the outdoors, and reaching the airport quickly, Super 8 offers friendly service and a comfortable stay. Enjoy the pool and fitness center to help you unwind or take a walk in the nearby Manito Park. Super 8 Spokane welcomes two pets of any size for an additional fee of $15 per night

Tips For Travelling With Your Dog

Traveling with your dog should be fun and relaxing. Speak to your veterinarian before traveling to ensure that your pet has any shots and treatments they might need before you go.

Most pet-friendly hotels do not require you to pre-book your pet, but if you want peace of mind, call ahead before you travel.

“If you haven’t traveled with your dog before, get them used to unfamiliar surroundings by staying with friends and family before heading further afield.” suggests, Debra Casey a travel writer at State of writing and Oxessays.

Check what pet stores are available at the location you are staying in and that they stock the food you need for your pet. Instead of carrying a week’s worth of pet food with you, only take enough for the travel part and have the bulk of it delivered to your hotel from the pet store.