Hiring someone to pet-sit or sending your pet to board with professionals can get expensive. A recent Smart Money article estimates a 73% increase in pet spending over the past decade, coming to a collective cost of $51 billion. Many hotels are now accepting pets, but charging a $50 surcharge to house them.
So to prevent you from breaking the bank and missing your pooch, we've compiled a list of six pet-friendly national hotel chains to consider when planning your next trip. These hotels don't charge extra for your pet, and some even offer free, fun amenities like treats, beds and doggie massages!
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