Many moderate and budget-priced lodging brands welcome pets, but since some properties are individually owned, fees and policies vary by location. Not all Best Westerns are pet-friendly, for example. But more than 1,000 nationwide are, and an online search function makes finding one a snap. La Quinta Inns and Suites, always clean and comfortable, welcomes pets at most of its 700-plus locations, often at no extra charge.
Pets also stay free at more than 300 Red Roof Inns in 36 states. And while they might not be sexy, it's good to know that at Motel 6, the light is always on for canine travelers, with no fees or deposits required. A bonus when booking online: Mention a promotional code offered through the American Kennel Club and get 10 percent off your stay. Other pet-friendly chains include Econo-Lodge, Clarion Inn and Suites, Comfort Suites, Travel Lodge and Rodeway Inns.