03-22-2012 06:18 PM
Can't understand why a hotel would want the whole hotel pet friendly. We avoid Indigo and now most Staybridge as they cater to dog owners. Even though they say they limit them to some rooms, we have found that both of these hotels do not follow that. As a result they lose many nights from us. We don't even bother looking at these brands now. I would be interested to see how many customers they loose because of the policy. Please post if you and your family don't stay at these locations for the same reason.
03-23-2012 12:14 AM
I am very allergic to cats, and somewhat allergic to most dogs. ...But, cats are by far the worst for me. I avoid Staybridge (and Candlewood) , as they seem to be used as apartments for families in transition...maybe after selling one home, and waiting for the settlement on their new place. So, I expect that these long term stay places get pets.
As for Indigo, I haven't stayed at them much because there are relatively few of them. I have stayed at the one near the Raleigh-Durham airport a few times, and really like it. I have not had an allergy problem there. The Indigos do not have carpeting in the rooms. This lack of carpeting seems to keep it cleaner and more allergen-free. I really like Indigo and wish there were more of them.
03-23-2012 11:59 AM
Above link indicates to me that IHG is open to pets at their hotels. Some of the hotels probably charge fees, some don't.
I know from colleagues that La Quinta hotels allow pets to stay for free.
2012 IHG nights: 50; 2013 IHG nights: 17 / Upgrades:3 out of 6 stays
03-23-2012 03:15 PM
Thanks JBa. We are currently looking for kennels for humans seeing that hotels have now become kennels for dogs. I know I sound bitter, but I don't understand why hotels allow animals when so many people are allergic.
04-15-2012 10:31 AM
Wow....I hope we never cross paths. A kennel and a muzzle would be best for you I'm sure.
Don't go in public if you cant handle others....I think all involved will aggree. What are your thoughts on kids? Shall hotels 86 them too?
Stuck up people are my allergy....and idiots.
Please let me assure you that you are not in the majority on this one....not even close.
04-15-2012 07:10 PM - edited 04-16-2012 04:29 PM
TinyDancer69 or TinyBrain69? - First off judging from your post I can only assume you are the same person smoking in a vehicle with your windows rolled up and you children in the back without seatbelts. I can assume that you too are the parent that sends your children to school with peanut butter sandwiches, because your children do not have peanut allergies. My children could die being around places with animals, and yes I guess we could just leave our child at home, but why should we, when hotels are for humans. I am sure it is also safe to assume you have fought long and hard to keep smoking in the workplace, and also assume that you think it is ridiculous that there are handicapped hotel rooms for people with disabilities. I would love to put exactly what I am feeling right now, but I will be profession. If you had taken the time to read my original post you would see the i said "i dont understand why a hotel would like to make the WHOLE hotel pet friendly." I never said dont allow dogs anywhere in the hotel. Block off a couple of rooms for those people who just can't see their dog staying in a kennel and mark them, just like they do "No Smoking" so people know what rooms are pet friendly. Seeing eye dogs were always allowed to be with their owners in hotels, and I totally understand that, but people that think they can bring their dogs anywhere, blows me away. It will change though TinyDancer69, Air Canada has been ordered to recognize allergies as a handicap and will no longer allow pets on their planes. It just takes people to think about others and not just about themselves like you choose too. I too, would be interested to see what people think of your post. I understand that some dog owners will think I am ridiculous, but I think you will be surprised at how many will actually agree with me. I can only hope TinyDancer69 that you are not sitting on the human rights board, or we are in big big trouble.
04-18-2012 04:14 PM
Just a friendly reminder to keep your posts courteous to each other.
We understand that thoughts on the issue of pet friendly hotels vary among the general population due to the allergy issues brought up here. However, let's keep it civil towards each other and try to understand the underlying reasons for those feelings.
04-18-2012 06:38 PM
KaLin I totally agree with you, and honestly I didn't take TinyDancer69's attack personally. I do, however, think it is important to post things like this so that hotel owners are aware that decisions they make can indeed cause them to lose business. I know that if I knew a business decision I made, may have effected my bottom line, I may think twice about the way in which I run my business. I also think it is important for people who may have children who are allergic to animals to know that Staybridge, Candlewood and Hotel Indigo tend to have a policy that pets are allowed in all rooms. Who knows these posts may just save a life.
05-05-2012 03:45 AM
Families with pets must stay somewhere. I don't know why Indigo Hotels pets friendly, but I am sure glad Staybridge and Candlewood Suites are pet pet friendly.
05-05-2012 06:52 AM - edited 05-05-2012 06:55 AM
mompsc - glad your child doesn't have allergies. Sometimes it is important to read the WHOLE post before commenting. Happy Mother's Day mompsc..