The Best Pet-Friendly Hotels in Clearwater, Florida

With so many pet-friendly hotels, you don’t have to leave your dog behind when you travel
With so many pet-friendly hotels, you don’t have to leave your dog behind when you travel | © Cavan Images / Alamy Stock Photo
Siobhan Grogan

There’s more to Florida than theme parks. Clearwater, just west of Tampa, is a magnet for sun-seekers, party animals and families looking to relax on the beach after busy days in Orlando. Also, you don’t have to leave your beloved pet at home with our pick of the best pet-friendly hotels in Clearwater – bookable with Culture Trip.

Though dogs aren’t allowed on Clearwater’s main beaches, they can still enjoy the area’s white sand and warm sea with their own dedicated doggy beaches. The lively city also has country parks and miles of nearby hiking trails to explore. After spending the day outside, retreat to one of these Clearwater pet-friendly hotels, where you and your pet can relax.

Residence Inn by Marriott Clearwater Beach


Lounge seating arranges in front of a window with dining seating seen in the background at the Residence Inn by Marriott Clearwater Beach.
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At this hotel on Coronado Drive, two pets, with a maximum combined weight of 50lb (23kg), can stay in each room for an additional fee. Each huge suite comes with a full kitchen, including a pantry area. Get your shopping in via the hotel’s grocery shopping service, or pop down to the lobby convenience store.

Opal Sands Resort

Resort, Spa Hotel

A hotel room with private balcony looks out over the beach and Gulf of Mexico in Clearwater, Florida.
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Dogs aren’t an afterthought at this huge resort, where all 230 rooms have jaw-dropping views of the Gulf of Mexico. Canine companions under 30lb (14kg) can stay for a nightly fee at this dog-friendly hotel in Clearwater, and all receive a goodie box filled with everything from dental stick treats to waste bags. A dog mat, water and food bowls, and even a “Pet in Room” sign are provided in your suite so that you can concentrate on the on-site spa, beach cabanas, live music, watersport rentals and four restaurants.

SpringHill Suites by Marriott Clearwater Beach


Beyond tis contemporary sitting area with a desk and television, twin beds are arranged leading up to a window.
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You’ll feel like you’re on vacation the moment you step into this Coronado Drive hotel. Zingy beach decor and tropical colors conjure a laid-back mood, while the views of Clearwater Bay from the floor-to-ceiling windows will have you heading to the beach as soon as you drop your bags. Elsewhere, there’s a lobby bar and an on-site Starbucks. At this pet-friendly hotel in Clearwater, pets under 50lb (23kg) can stay for an additional one-time fee.

La Quinta Inn by Wyndham Clearwater Central


A covered seating area is arranged in front of a sunny, fenced pool area.
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If you’re not in town for the beach, this hotel on Highway 19 puts you within easy reach of the airport, malls, museums and local offices. All rooms have a mini-fridge, a microwave, a coffee maker, a desk and an ironing board, while animals are permitted to stay in pet-friendly rooms for a nightly fee. The hotel also offers complimentary breakfast and parking, laundry facilities, an outdoor pool and complimentary passes to a local fitness center.

Residence Inn by Marriott Clearwater Downtown


A large hotel suite with living and dining area at the Residence Inn by Marriott Clearwater Downtown.
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There’s no need to blow the budget if you’re traveling with a four-legged friend at this downtown all-suite hotel. Two pets are permitted in rooms for an extra fee per stay. You’ll save even more cash by whipping up meals in your fully equipped kitchen, while the daily breakfast buffet is complimentary. There’s even a social hour three times a week when you can indulge in free wine, beer and snacks.

La Quinta Inn and Suites by Wyndham Clearwater South


A large hotel room with a green armchair and purple wall with a large bed and television.
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Handy for shopping, the airports and big businesses in the area, this modern hotel, off I-275 and US-19, is in a great location in Clearwater South. Pets can stay for a nightly fee. Don’t worry about finding pet-friendly restaurants, though – rooms come with a mini-fridge and a microwave for making simple meals. Breakfast is complimentary.

Magnuson Hotel Clearwater Central


A simple twin hotel room with two double beds and wood furniture.
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It’s easy to reach all of the city attractions from this centrally located hotel, where pets are allowed for a nightly fee. Enjoy the complimentary breakfast before visiting the beach or the thrilling Busch Gardens theme park, 25mi (40km) away. This dog-friendly hotel in Clearwater is also within walking distance of the Philadelphia Phillies’ spring training camp; you can also watch the street performers each evening on Pier 60.

Comfort Suites Clearwater – Dunedin


A large hotel room at the Comfort Suites Clearwater – Dunedin.
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Children will love visiting the Clearwater Marine Aquarium and its most famous resident, Winter the dolphin, when they stay at this comfortable hotel, just 4mi (6km) from the renowned attraction. There’s no chance of boredom with easy access to Clearwater Beach and the TD Ballpark too. The kids will also be thrilled to bring their beloved pet on vacation, as two animals are permitted per room at this Clearwater pet-friendly hotel, with a one-time fee per pet.

Looking for more Florida vacation options? Read our guides to the best hotels in Clearwater, Dunedin and St Petersburg, all bookable on Culture Trip.

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