In the US some (but not all) Days Inn hotels allow pets.
You’ll need to check the individual pet policy of a hotel before booking. For those that do allow animals, the fee is usually $10 per pet.
Days Inn in the US
You can find a list of Days Inn Hotels on the Trips with Pets website. Hotels that accept pets are listed by state.
We’d always encourage you to call the hotel before finalising your booking. Policies can change quickly and updated information isn’t always immediately available on websites. A 2-minute phone call will put your mind at ease and avoid any unpleasant surprises on arrival at reception.
Some hotels have a limited number of rooms available for pets. This may be as few as five in some larger hotels. Add your pet to the booking so that they’ll know how best to accommodate you when you arrive.
Days Inn in the UK
In the UK, Days Inn by Wyndham allow pets. You pay £10 per dog (for the entire stay) with a maximum of three dogs in any one room. It looks as if cats are included, too, and other “not so furry” animals.
How Can I Help My Cat Adjust to a Days Inn Hotel Room?
If you’re traveling a long way with your cat, then stopping overnight is a sensible idea. Unfortunately, cats are territorial and can be upset at swapping familiarity for somewhere strange and new.
- We can’t stress how important it is to CHECK that the Days Inn Hotel you’re booking accepts cats. Be sure to double-check BEFORE you make your final booking.
- Housekeeping might not be available to clean your room if there’s a loose pet inside. This is good. It keeps your cat secure and helps prevent any escapes. Use the Do Not Disturb sign on the door if you’re likely to be heading out and leaving the cat behind for a few hours.
- Once inside the room make sure the door is locked behind you and that any windows are closed. Check that your cat can’t escape behind any cupboards or disappear into any hard-to-reach spaces.
- If there’s a latch on the door, pull it across. It’s so easy to open the door forgetting that a cat could right behind you. Using the latch or bolt will give you a second chance if you forget to be careful.
- Hide anything inside the room that the cat might destroy or anything that it could harm itself with. Remember to return these items to their rightful place before you check-out.
- Put down a food and water bowl before you let them out of the carrier.
- Place any toys or bedding holding the cat’s scent around the room and put the litterbox down, too. This will help make them feel safer by creating an environment that already smells familiar to them. You could also offer them some treats as an encouragement to come out of the carrier.
- Spray areas of the room with Feliway or Comfort Zone synthetic pheromones. You might also want to use the diffuser if there’s an available plug socket. These should help create a more calming environment for the animal.
- Once they’re out of the carrier, allow them to explore the room in their own time. Stay with them while they do it but allow them to roam without too much interruption.
- Exercise and play with the cat out before leaving the room. A tired cat is less likely to get into any hijinks whilst you’re gone.
Traveling by car will be less stressful for your cat than flying.
Your cat might hate car rides but it certainly won’t hate getting out, stretching its legs and being able to use its litterbox in the safety of an enclosed room. If you’re worried about how well your pet will take to traveling in a moving vehicle, then you can read our post on how to calm a cat down the car.
Understanding why cats pant in the car may also be useful as it may help you understand the difference between an anxious cat and one that’s in need of veterinary attention.
Our biggest tip is, as always, that the foundation of successfully traveling with a cat lies in choosing the correct carrier. You might find it helpful, therefore, to read our post on buying the right cat carrier for long car journeys to make any upcoming road trips (hopefully) easier.
Drop us a comment below with your experiences of taking your cat to a Days Inn.