The Best Pet-Friendly Hotels to Book in Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Hampton Inn Lancaster is well positioned for exploring all that Lancaster has to offer
Hampton Inn Lancaster is well positioned for exploring all that Lancaster has to offer | Courtesy of Hampton Inn Lancaster / Expedia
Laurel Tuohy

Experience a simpler way of life in Lancaster, one of the centers of Amish life in the USA. Throughout the town, you can get a glimpse – or taste – of Amish life, making it one of the top spots to visit in Pennsylvania. An entire industry has sprung up around interest in Amish culture, and you can spend your days immersed in home-dining and farm experiences designed to educate you about this unique way of life. Many of these activities take place outdoors, and your pet is sure to receive a warm welcome. Here are some of the top pet-friendly hotels in Lancaster – bookable on Culture Trip.

1. Eden Resort and Suites, for a luxury stay

Suite Hotel

Indoor pool at Eden Resort and Suites, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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Set up shop with your dog in a pet-friendly villa at this swanky full-service resort, where four-legged family members (up to 80lb or 36kg) are always welcome. Eden lives up to its name with flower-lined indoor and outdoor pools, a whirlpool, a kids’ water park and an extensive recreation area packed with putting greens and ping-pong tables. Don’t want to leave your suite? Make full use of the kitchen and dining area for a pleasant night in. Alternatively, grab a roasted half-chicken at the on-site Arthur’s Terrace before heading to Encore Lounge for cocktails.

2. Heritage Hotel Lancaster, for a touch of Americana

Independent Hotel

Room at Heritage Hotel Lancaster, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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This ranch-like wooden property, with its treehouse-inspired restaurant, delivers a slice of Americana off Centerville Road. Take your pooch along to the live-music events that take over their parking lot on Wednesdays and Saturdays, or on an Amish buggy ride through Pennsylvania Dutch Country. Days here start the right way with an excellent hot breakfast buffet and refreshingly good coffee.

3. Amish Country Motel, to soak up Amish life


Room at Amish Country Motel, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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As the name suggests, this spot makes Amish observation its main draw. Nestled in a rural corner of town between rolling hills and farmland, the quaint hotel offers complimentary two-hour guided tours of Amish Country and bookable cornfield banquets. Hang out by the indoor and outdoor pools with your pup, or grab a roadside lounger to watch the horses and buggies roll by.

4. Courtyard by Marriott Lancaster, for sun-powered days

Chain Hotel

Outdoor terrace with firepit at Courtyard by Marriott Lancaster, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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This remarkable hotel is the first Marriott property to run on 100 percent solar energy. Dogs under 75lb (34kg) are welcomed in most guest rooms, but only one pup per room. Close to several attractions, and with its own Starbucks in the lobby, this stay gives you access to a large, heated indoor pool along with a whirlpool and spa.

5. Hampton Inn Lancaster, for exploring the sights

Chain Hotel

Pool at Hampton Inn Lancaster in Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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Just off Route 30, close to Amish attractions as well as the Sight and Sound Theatre and Hersheypark, this stay is well positioned for exploring all that Lancaster has to offer. The hotel happily accommodates dogs up to 75lb (34kg), so you can explore the sights with your four-legged friend in tow. Once you’ve seen it all, relax by the beautiful outdoor pool, or get a workout in at the full on-site fitness center.

6. Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Lancaster, for outlet shopping


Room at Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Lancaster, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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If you’re in the mood for shopping while you’re in Lancaster, this dog-friendly hotel sits just minutes from Tanger Outlets and Rockvale Outlets, where you’ll find everything from designer clothing to cookware. It’s also just over a mile from the Dutch Wonderland amusement park for a family day out. Don’t forget to fuel up at the free hot breakfast buffet before taking on the town.

7. La Quinta Inn and Suites by Wyndham Lancaster, for the rural surrounds

Chain Hotel

Room at La Quinta Inn and Suites by Wyndham Lancaster, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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For a spot where your dog will be as comfortable as you are, book a spacious guest room at this customer-centric hotel. Wake up to their free healthy breakfast – think fresh fruit, yogurt and waffles – before taking a dip in the pool or touring the green surroundings at the Amish Farm and House heritage site, less than a mile away.

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