Pet sitting services or kennels for your beloved furry friends while you are away on vacation can really start to add up in cost, not to mention mental anguish for the animal.
When it gets to the point where the price outweighs your savings on cheap flights, you might as well look into taking the pet with you.
And why not? They might, just as much as you, enjoy a change of scenery, perhaps with large amounts of sunshine, sandy beaches and little lizards to play with in the bushes.
They might also enjoy the road trip to get there (especially if that involves a little head-out-the-car-window action for the dogs and some relaxation and napping time for the cats).
Plus, pets are just nice to have around because of their familiar and relaxing health benefits. When you're shopping for a good Tampa hotel, here are some to consider that are also pet friendly:
Best Western Bay Harbor Hotel - (7700 West Courtney Campbell Cswy, Tampa, FL, US, 33607): This waterfront, 3.5 star accommodation allows a 100 pound pet limit for a $60 non-refundable fee. The Best Western is a family friendly hotel in the region of Tampa's beaches and Busch Gardens.
Clarion Hotel Conference Center - (2701 East Fowler Avenue, Tampa, FL, US, 33612): The Clarion Hotel & Conference Center allows 1 pet per room (under 50 pounds) for a fee of $50. The hotel features heated outdoor pools, a fitness center, a disco, free wifi and free onsite parking.
Howard Johnson Express Busch Gardens - (720 East Fowler Avenue, Tampa, FL, US, 33612): The Howard Johnson Express allows pets for a charge of $10 per day. This hotel is located in the vicinity of Busch Gardens and Adventure Island for a family friendly and affordable vacation accommodation option.
Rodeway Inn Tampa - (210 East Fowler Avenue, Tampa, FL, US, 33612) The Rodeway Inn Tampa is a budget accommodation of 2-star class that allows pets. There is a limit of 2 pets per room of 50 pounds or less for a fee of $15 each night. The hotel offers free wifi and free continental breakfast.
Wyndham Tampa Westshore Hotel - (700 North Westshore Boulevard, Tampa, FL, US, 33609): The Wyndham Tampa Westshore Hotel allows pets for a $30.00 non-refundable fee. This 3-star hotel is located 2 miles from the airport and 7 miles from downtown. It features an outdoor swimming pool, a health club and casino to name a few.
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