The Best Pet-Friendly Hotels to Book in Reno, Nevada

The famous Reno sign welcomes visitors to the casinos on North Virginia Street
The famous Reno sign welcomes visitors to the casinos on North Virginia Street | © Victor Hughes / Expedia
Claire O'Brien

Reno is a city of contradictions – it’s right there on the welcome sign: the Biggest Little City in the World. It’s where the Wild West meets neon lights, where you can hit the ski slopes and the nickel slots in the same afternoon and where high stakes meet the high desert. It all makes for an epic trip to the Silver State. Reno is also incredibly dog-friendly, so on your next trip to the Biggest Little City, make sure to pack the pups and check out this list of the best pet-friendly hotels in Reno, Nevada.

1. Whitney Peak Hotel, for action and adventure

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A rustic-chic suite at the Whitney Peak Hotel
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Named for the highest peak in the Sierra Nevada mountain range, the Whitney Peak Hotel will surpass even your highest expectations. The stylish rooms include mini-fridges and views of the mountains, but upgrade to a suite for a full kitchenette. Four-legged guests can expect to score their own welcome bags, including tasty treats. But of all the dog-friendly hotels in Reno, the Whitney Peak Hotel is the only one with Basecamp – the tallest artificial climbing wall in the world. The attraction also includes a bouldering park, a steam room and a sauna. Of course, your pup also deserves a moment to show off its moves, so take it over to the Biggest Little Dog Park, just one block away.

2. The Jesse, for indie lovers

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The light-filled industrial-chic lounge at the Jesse
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The Jesse is a small independent hotel committed to providing an authentic Nevada experience to guests (and their pets). The 1907 building has been through a slew of incarnations, but it has hit its stride with six cozy rooms with an industrial-loft vibe – think lots of exposed brick and hardwood floors. Try the on-site Mexican cantina, Estrella, which serves up tacos and mezcal, then round out the evening by heading next door to Record Street Brewing for local cold beers and Neapolitan pizzas. There’s even a mini-fridge in your room for leftovers. And when it’s time to hit the nickel slots, this dog-friendly Reno hotel is only three blocks from the casinos on North Virginia Street.

3. Renaissance Reno Downtown Hotel and Spa, for a game of bocce ball


The stylish hotel restaurant and bar at the Renaissance Reno Downtown Hotel and Spa
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The Renaissance Reno Downtown Hotel seems to have it all – a full-service spa with float pods, modern upscale rooms, an enviable location steps from the Truckee River and even indoor bocce courts. That’s right, the Bundox Bocce, the on-site sports bar, has the only indoor and outdoor bocce courts in Northern Nevada. If that wasn’t impressive enough, it also has skee-ball, darts, shuffleboard, air hockey, pool, arcade games and outdoor firepits. This endlessly entertaining Reno hotel is dog-friendly – up to two pets are welcome per room. If you can pull yourself off the bocce court, take the dog for a walk on the Reno Riverwalk, just steps from the front door.

4. Aloft Reno-Tahoe International Airport, for a stylish stay

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The eclectic and colorful lobby at the Aloft Reno-Tahoe International Airport
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Across the street from the Reno-Tahoe International Airport, the Aloft is ready to welcome you and your pet (up to 50lb/23kg). Featuring bold decor and dramatic details, such as rainfall showerheads and 9ft (3m) ceilings, this hip hotel offers easy access to Interstate 580 and is close to downtown Reno. The free shuttle is available to whisk you to the airport, starting at 4am. Several casual restaurants are a five-minute drive from the hotel, including the Redwood Rotisserie & Grill, which offers outdoor patio dining, burgers, chicken and steaks. Back at the Aloft, the on-site W XYZ Bar is a stylish place to unwind after a day of exploring Reno. The Re:fuel by Aloft grab-and-go market is also available 24 hours a day in case a snack craving hits.

5. Residence Inn by Marriott Reno Sparks, for sociable pups and their owners

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The mid-century modern lobby at the Residence Inn by Marriott Reno Sparks
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Adjacent to the Outlets at Legends, Galaxy Theatres Legends IMAX and Wild Island Family Adventure Park, this Residence Inn is the ideal pet-friendly hotel in Sparks (adjacent to Reno). Its convenient location is just off Interstate 80 and overlooks the Sparks Marina – a 77-acre (31ha) lake with sandy beaches and a dedicated dog park. Access to the 2mi (3km) walking path means after a day of exploring, you can take the pups for a stroll without having to get back in the car. Each suite at the Residence Inn has a fully equipped kitchen to prepare meals, and a complimentary hot breakfast is also available. Make sure to check out the Residence Inn Mix – a social event held three times a week for guests right in the lobby. With your adorable pooch as your wingman, you’ll be the most popular guest at the event. The Residence Inn welcomes guests with two dogs of up to 40lb (18kg).

6. Western Village Inn and Casino, for feeling like a winner

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A sprawling restaurant with booth seating at the Western Village Inn and Casino
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To win in the Reno-Sparks area, stay in a casino. The Western Village Inn and Casino in Sparks offers both you and your pets a chance to play and stay. More than 800 slot machines are available, and there’s the award-winning Steak House on-site, where you can celebrate your winnings with the signature steak dianne. For a change of scenery, take the dogs on a walk to the Sparks Marina to check out the dog park. The Western Village Inn and Casino allows up to two pets under 50lb (23kg) in each room.

7. Hyatt Place Reno-Tahoe Airport, for cozy cuddles and crêpes

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The contemporary lobby with vivid pops of color at the Hyatt Place Reno-Tahoe Airport
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Another pet-friendly Reno hotel is the Hyatt Place Reno-Tahoe Airport. Less than five minutes from baggage claim, this cheerful hotel features rooms with a bright color palette and a signature “cozy corner” – a sofa made for snuggling up with your pets while watching your favorite shows on the swiveling 42in flat-screen HDTV. You’re welcome to bring two dogs with a combined weight of up to 75lb (34kg). The on-site restaurant, the Placery, offers a solid menu with familiar options, such as burgers, sandwiches and salads, plus a full bar. If you have time, check out the highly rated Kaffe Crepe just minutes from the hotel. This popular crêperie features sweet and savory crêpes with artisan ingredients like brie and fig jam.

8. Sonesta ES Suites Reno, for a health-conscious stay

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An outdoor sitting area with a firepit at the Sonesta ES Suites Reno
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Travelers heading south of Reno on Interstate 580 should check out the Sonesta ES Suites Reno. This quiet budget-friendly hotel is a great option for families (including two pets) or extended stays due to the flexible floor plans, complimentary breakfast, basketball court and seasonal outdoor pool. Health-conscious guests can stock up on ingredients and an extra bag of organic dog treats at Sprouts Farmers Market next door, then take advantage of the fully equipped kitchen in the room. Don’t feel like cooking? Walk over to Great Full Gardens, a popular health-food restaurant with keto, paleo and vegan items on the menu.

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