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I don't know if many of you travel with a pet but we just had an experience at the Hilton Hotel in Gainesville, FL that I think was fraudulent. When we made our reservation we were told that our room rate was $90 per night and we disclosed we had a small 10 lbs. dog. We were told "no problem, our hotel is pet friendly". After driving 15 hours we were exhausted and checked in at the hotel. They ran our credit card for $90 plus tax and as I was walking away the man at the front desk explained there would be an additional pet fee of $80 that was not included in the prior fee. I explained we were never told of the pet fee and besides the pet fee was darn near as much as the entire room fee. We left and found another hotel that operated with integrity. You would think in these tough Covid times hotels would be thrilled to see guests entering the front door. I would have never expected such a practice at a Hilton hotel.
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Since when can you get a room at a Hilton for $90? Whenever we travel we pretty much bring our small dog and have never found a place that doesn't charge it pet fee however I have never paid anywhere close to $80. I bet if you checked their website they will show the pet fees, however they should have told you, I would dispute it.
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Not sure how old this is but hereis their policy

hilton_pet_friendly_uswaiver2.pdf
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We have had similar with best western. Itís the locations discretion it seems. We have been charged more for a cat thatís in a cage than a 50lb Shepard that slept on the floor. I get the hotels have damage from animals but a simple walk through when checking in and a walk through upon check out is all they need. Donít need to take advantage of pet owners that travel with them. We would be glad to fly to destinations but with animals you just canít
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The pet fees are all shown on the Hilton website or app. Sorry you were surprised but pet fee is pretty standard unless you go towards a value type brand. Aloft by Marriott is pet friendly across all locations with no fee.

we take our dogs everywhere (2 - 15 lb chiweenie) typically pay $75-$125. I have seen a few that will charge double for two dogs and nightly fee for longer stays but those are the exception. Most limit to two dogs max.

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Originally Posted by 38P6 View Post
Since when can you get a room at a Hilton for $90? Whenever we travel we pretty much bring our small dog and have never found a place that doesn't charge it pet fee however I have never paid anywhere close to $80. I bet if you checked their website they will show the pet fees, however they should have told you, I would dispute it.

Since around March 2020. I stayed three nights in downtown Athens, GA last week for $97 at the Hilton Garden Inn. I have 999 nights in Hilton properties now (one night from lifetime diamond status) and hotels are less expensive now than they were in 2008-2010.

And yes, pet fees are normal, but $80 seems high. I think $50 is common.
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Originally Posted by tarpononecharter View Post
I don't know if many of you travel with a pet but we just had an experience at the Hilton Hotel in Gainesville, FL that I think was fraudulent. When we made our reservation we were told that our room rate was $90 per night and we disclosed we had a small 10 lbs. dog. We were told "no problem, our hotel is pet friendly". After driving 15 hours we were exhausted and checked in at the hotel. They ran our credit card for $90 plus tax and as I was walking away the man at the front desk explained there would be an additional pet fee of $80 that was not included in the prior fee. I explained we were never told of the pet fee and besides the pet fee was darn near as much as the entire room fee. We left and found another hotel that operated with integrity. You would think in these tough Covid times hotels would be thrilled to see guests entering the front door. I would have never expected such a practice at a Hilton hotel.
I stay in Hiltonís more than I stay at my own house. Never travel with a dog but think pet fees are pretty much normal, although I make it a point to try and book properties that arenít pet friendly.
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Originally Posted by keithlinco View Post
Since around March 2020. I stayed three nights in downtown Athens, GA last week for $97 at the Hilton Garden Inn. I have 999 nights in Hilton properties now (one night from lifetime diamond status) .
How do you see your lifetime nights? Youíve got me curious now.
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Laquinta and Marriot Aloft as someone else noted are no pet fee. $75 is pretty standard everywhere else.
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Damn, you guys really ask if dogs are ok?

Never thought of doing such a thing. I always just sneak them in. Sounds cheaper my way.
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Originally Posted by JCM 1420 View Post
I stay in Hiltonís more than I stay at my own house. Never travel with a dog but think pet fees are pretty much normal, although I make it a point to try and book properties that arenít pet friendly.

here also. People with pets have no respect for other neighbors, tenants. Just because you love to hear your animal bark all the time doesnít mean others do.
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Does anyone know if Hilton, or other major brands, do any extra cleaning for that fee?
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here also. People with pets have no respect for other neighbors, tenants. Just because you love to hear your animal bark all the time doesnít mean others do.
nice comment, plenty of responsible pet owners and some not so much. Some unruly guests as well.
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Originally Posted by justonemoreday View Post
Laquinta and Marriot Aloft as someone else noted are no pet fee. $75 is pretty standard everywhere else.
Yea.... Laquinta is always full of dogs. Some of them canine.
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Originally Posted by tarpononecharter View Post
I don't know if many of you travel with a pet but we just had an experience at the Hilton Hotel in Gainesville, FL that I think was fraudulent. When we made our reservation we were told that our room rate was $90 per night and we disclosed we had a small 10 lbs. dog. We were told "no problem, our hotel is pet friendly". After driving 15 hours we were exhausted and checked in at the hotel. They ran our credit card for $90 plus tax and as I was walking away the man at the front desk explained there would be an additional pet fee of $80 that was not included in the prior fee. I explained we were never told of the pet fee and besides the pet fee was darn near as much as the entire room fee. We left and found another hotel that operated with integrity. You would think in these tough Covid times hotels would be thrilled to see guests entering the front door. I would have never expected such a practice at a Hilton hotel.
Quit blaming others because you didn't check .

I stay IHG....pets range from $20 to $150 ,when accepted. could be per stay or per night.

When a hotel charge is $150 for a pet and says their pet friendly, what they're saying is " we dont want your f#cking pet." On top of that they often have just a couple of certain rooms that they dedicate for pets as well.

Fees are real..... Someone cleans up the shit that dogs leave outside ......even the best dogs will pee on the carpet in the hall or room when they smell where another animal peed........"he's never done that before" is what they all say. Someone has to shampoo those carpets. Takes extra effort to get animals fur off of carpet as well..... It doesn't just vacuum up.

there's a reason that pets are accepted at dives, and nice places generally don't want pets. The customers of nice places want clean , clean smelling rooms without dog fur embedded into furniture or carpet.

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Iím looking at the Gainesville Hilton website right now.

clearly stated $50.00 non refundable pet deposit

also the rack rate is $108.

govt. rate is $88
senior rate is $92
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Stayed at candlewood once with our little dog.
Dog show person with 2 big dogs talked to wife a bunch about places they would stay. Apparently they like candlewood.
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Quit blaming others because you didn't check .

I stay IHG....pets range from $20 to $150 ,when accepted. could be per stay or per night.

When a hotel charge is $150 for a pet and says their pet friendly, what they're saying is " we dont want your f#cking pet." On top of that they often have just a couple of certain rooms that they dedicate for pets as well.

Fees are real..... Someone cleans up the shit that dogs leave outside ......even the best dogs will pee on the carpet in the hall or room when they smell where another animal peed........"he's never done that before" is what they all say. Someone has to shampoo those carpets. Takes extra effort to get animals fur off of carpet as well..... It doesn't just vacuum up.

there's a reason that pets are accepted at dives, and nice places generally don't want pets. The customers of nice places want clean , clean smelling rooms without dog fur embedded into furniture or carpet.
We called the hotel from the car driving down the road at 70 mph. We tell them we have a pet and we are given a rate and told "no problem we are pet friendly". I would have no problem if we were told of the pet fee up front or if the fee was reasonable. IMO $80 isn't reasonable and we were never told of any fee. We've been traveling with a pet for 30 years and I have a pretty good history for what is fair.
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does not matter if you are driving at any speed or parked, learn to ask about pet fees if you like traveling with an animal

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