The Best Pet-Friendly Hotels in Chattanooga

Enjoy views over the Tennessee River at RiverView Inn
Enjoy views over the Tennessee River at RiverView Inn | Courtesy of RiverView Inn / Expedia
Siobhan Grogan

Treat your furry friend to some good old Tennessee hospitality by bringing them on a trip to Chattanooga. With excellent hiking trails, a walkable downtown and several pet-friendly parks, there’s plenty to keep everyone busy, plus several restaurants, breweries, and even a sculpture park that will allow your pet to join in the fun. Just be sure to book one of these pet-friendly hotels in Chattanooga with Culture Trip first.

La Quinta Inn and Suites by Wyndham, Chattanooga East Ridge


A double twin room at La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Chattanooga
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This modern pet-friendly hotel near Chattanooga, just off the I-75 near the Georgia border, is 10mi (16km) from downtown Chattanooga, so it’s easy to head off to the Riverwalk, Lookout Mountain or Ruby Falls. Back at the hotel, there’s an outdoor pool, a gym and a well-equipped business center, while a complimentary hot breakfast is served each morning. Pets can also stay for an additional charge.

RiverView Inn

Boutique Hotel

Private guest suites lined up along a flower-trimmed pathway at RiverView Inn
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Guests are treated to all sorts of indulgent extras at this charming dog-friendly boutique hotel in Chattanooga on the side of Lookout Mountain. These include a hearty homemade breakfast, a stash of free-to-play board games, nightly bonfires and complimentary afternoon snacks, including locally made Moon Pies. No need to miss out if you’re travelling with your pet, as two dogs are allowed in each room for an additional fee.

Country Inn and Suites by Radisson, Chattanooga Lookout Mountain


The kidney bean shaped indoor pool at Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Chattanooga
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The whole family, including four-legged members, will love the chance to picnic at Lake Winnepesaukah, in easy reach of this comfortable pet-friendly hotel off the I-24. Rooms are sleek and spacious and include a flat-screen TV, microwave and free breakfast, and pets are welcome to join for a nightly charge. Elsewhere, there’s a heated pool, a fitness center, and a cozy fireplace in the lobby next to which your dog will love to curl up.

Hotel Indigo Chattanooga Downtown


The outdoor dining patio with brightly colored dining furniture at Hotel Indigo Chattanooga – Downtown
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City slickers will love this hip pet-friendly hotel, smack bang in the center of lively West Village in downtown Chattanooga. There are countless shops, bars and boutiques within strolling distance, or you can tuck into pub grub classics and handmade cocktails at the popular hotel restaurant. Two pets are allowed to stay per room for a reasonable additional fee, and there’s no need to rush off if you stay over the weekend, with a generous 5pm checkout on Sunday.

Moxy Chattanooga Downtown


The contemporary bar and lobby area at Moxy Chattanooga Downtown
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The emphasis is firmly on fun at this chic, colorful dog-friendly hotel close to Chattanooga’s Southside restaurants, museums and nightclubs. Rooms come with motion-activated LED lights, open-wall wardrobes and a smart TV, while the bar doubles up as the front desk and you’ll receive the signature hotel cocktail with your room key. Make the weekend even better by bringing your beloved dog, as two pets are permitted per room for a standard fee.

Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriott, Chattanooga South/East Ridge


The indoor pool at Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Chattanooga So:East Ridge
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Those travelling to Chattanooga for work can bring their pet along when they stay at this vibrant hotel in East Ridge, along the I-75. Two small pets are allowed per room (for a fee) and every room comes with a smart TV, fridge and microwave, so you won’t need to worry about finding pet-free dining nearby. When you need to get down to business, there’s a well-lit work area in each room and a handy hotel meeting room.

Home2 Suites by Hilton, Chattanooga Hamilton Place


The sun-drenched outdoor pool area with fountain feature and waterslide at Home2 Suites by Hilton Chattanooga Hamilton Place
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If you plan to stay in Chattanooga a little longer, this property, five minutes from Hamilton Place Mall, makes a great base. Suites have living areas, ergonomic workstations, and kitchens with full-size fridges, dishwashers and microwaves, plus this pet-friendly hotel in Chattanooga provides a free hot breakfast, communal laundry area and saline pool. There’s no need to pine for your pooch either, as small pets can come along for a fee.

The Read House


The classically styled and spacious lobby at The Read House features wood-panelled double-height walls and traditional furniture.
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You’ll be in good company if you choose to stay in this historic Chattanooga pet-friendly hotel, which has welcomed the likes of Winston Churchill to its elegant rooms and grand public areas. Expect chandeliers, a speakeasy-style bar serving handcrafted cocktails and a classic chophouse, while every room has a Keurig coffee maker, smart TV and mini-fridge. Better still, the entire third floor is dedicated to guests with pets in tow, with two small animals allowed per room for a standard fee.

Athena Inn

Boutique Hotel

The front exterior and parking lot at Athena Inn
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There’s a restaurant to suit every craving near the Athena Inn in Hamilton Place, with an astonishing 45 places to eat within a 1.5mi (2.5km) of the hotel. If you do choose to dine in your room, all 31 have a fridge and microwave, while breakfast and parking are free for every guest. Be sure to book a designated pet-friendly room if you’re traveling with a four-legged companion; smaller pets are allowed to stay for $20 per night.

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