The Best Pet-Friendly Hotels to Book in Virginia Beach

From dog parks to hiking trails, theres plenty to do with your furry friend along Virginia Beach
From dog parks to hiking trails, there's plenty to do with your furry friend along Virginia Beach | Courtesy of Hyatt House Virginia Beach / Booking.com
Gabi Ancarola

Right where the Chesapeake Bay encounters the sea, there’s a perfect hideaway for a weekend getaway. Virginia Beach offers a variety of activities to dive into if you’re traveling with your pet. From the ocean to the bay, you’ll find dog parks and dog-friendly hiking trails – as well as entire areas of the beach with special hours for you and your pet to breathe in the marine atmosphere and have tons of fun. And we know which pet-friendly hotels in Virginia Beach will be happy to welcome your four-legged family member – bookable on Culture Trip.

1. Hyatt House Virginia Beach, for plenty of space with your pet

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Double room at Hyatt House Virginia Beach
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Wake up to the romantic views of the beach at this brand-new beachfront hotel welcoming your pet family members in Virginia Beach. This imposing oceanfront venue offers a little something for everyone – four-legged pals included. Pick from one of the 156 spacious studios and suites with living space, kitchen, bedroom and work area – all with balconies overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and the Boardwalk. The hotel embraces an all-green philosophy – offering optional linen service and recycling opportunities, too.

2. The Westin Virginia Beach, for central convenience

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The upscale lobby of the Westin Virginia Beach Town Center
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Designed with wellbeing in mind, the Westin is one of the top pet-friendly hotels in Virginia Beach. This full-service venue in the center of town offers easy and fast access to the Sandler Center, Apex Entertainment, Adventure Park, the Virginia Aquarium and more. The rooms and suites come with their renowned Heavenly® Bed and on-demand workout essentials – while the unique workout guest rooms also include a private exercise bike. Every morning, you can spend some time at the indoor heated pool and right after, enjoy either full continental or American breakfast at a low and convenient fee.

3. The Founders Inn and Spa, Tapestry Collection by Hilton, for walkies in the dog park

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The front entrance to the Founders Inn and Spa, Tapestry Collection by Hilton
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Lavish and luxurious, the Founders Inn and Spa is one of your best bets when looking for an unforgettable place to stay in Virginia Beach – and it’s also pet-friendly. Located a short 20-minute ride from the Virginia Beach waterfront, the property is set on 26-acres (10.5ha) shared with Regent University. Featuring an on-site dog park, you can soak in the beautiful green landscape and a serene atmosphere, spend time at the seasonal outdoor pool and bar, or get pampered with exclusive Flowering Almond Spa treatments.

5. Candlewood Suites Virginia Beach Town Center, for a home from home

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Double room at Candlewood Suites Virginia Beach Town Center
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At the Candlewood Suites, they know how hard it is to leave your best buddy at home when you’re traveling – which is exactly why the hotel provides a pet-friendly extended-stay experience with a special convenient fee. The unique at-home feel is a distinctive trait that will permeate the whole experience: suites feature spacious kitchens with stove, microwave, ice-maker, refrigerator and a dishwasher. You’ll also find a flexible workspace with a desk and spare electrical outlets and all the necessary details to stay connected and get your job done during your trip.

6. Hyatt Place Virginia Beach Town Center, for a pawfect weekend away

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Double room at Hyatt Place Virginia Beach Town Center
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For those bringing along their pets to discover the gorgeous Chesapeake Bay, Hyatt Place Virginia Beach Town Center allows its guests to host up to two dogs per room with a small pet fee. The hotel features modern rooms featuring a Cozy Corner with sofa-sleeper – the upscale suites, instead, will amaze you with floor-to-ceiling windows for unique north and south city views. Moreover, you can also enjoy thoughtfully sourced, regionally-inspired food, premium alcoholic beverages and specialty coffee drinks at the bar – or stock up on snacks for your trip to the beach at the on-site market.

7. La Quinta Inn and Suites by Wyndham Virginia Beach, for attention to detail

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Lobby area at La Quinta Inn and Suites by Wyndham Virginia Beach
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La Quinta by Wyndham Virginia Beach is a modern hotel with pet-friendly rooms, only a block from the Virginia Beach Boardwalk and just minutes from the Neptune Statue and the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center. The hotel takes pride in its signature “Here for You” service and other thoughtful amenities. Guests simply adore the Bright Side Breakfast® – ideal to start the day with an explosion of taste and energy. All rooms are smoke-free and include mini-refrigerators, microwaves and coffee stations. The hotel also offers a seasonal heated outdoor pool – while there is a selection of pet-friendly rooms available.

8. Hampton Inn Norfolk Virginia Beach, for fun for all the family

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Double room at Hampton Inn Norfolk Virginia Beach
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Welcoming both kids and furry family members, this is the perfect pet-friendly hotel in Virginia Beach for the whole family. Rooms feature elegant dark wood furniture, cozy carpeted floors and convenient seating spaces. Home to a laid-back vibe, Hampton Inn Norfolk features a bunch of mindful amenities and thoughtful extras for utmost comfort – including complimentary beverage and breakfast areas, coin laundry, digital key, electric car charging station and many more modern perks to make your stay easy and worry-free.

9. Residence Inn Virginia Beach Town Center, for everything you need

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Lobby area at Residence Inn Virginia Beach Town Center
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Welcoming up to two pets per room with an affordable deposit fee, the Residence Inn Virginia Beach Town Center offers accommodation with exclusive modern amenities such as mobile key and digital check-in. Specially fit for extended stays, the hotel is located near Norfolk International Airport – just steps from all the fun and attractions in the center of town. Rooms are spacious, boasting separate living, working and sleeping areas. Your stay will include a well-assorted morning breakfast, a 24-hour fitness center, a welcoming indoor pool and an evening outdoor patio with cozy seating spaces around a fire pit.

10. Homewood Suites by Hilton Virginia Beach Norfolk Airport, for a hearty breakfast

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Reception and lobby area at Homewood Suites by Hilton Virginia Beach Norfolk Airport
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The Homewood Suites can be found just 20 minutes from the beach and the airport – not far from the Norfolk Naval Base, Virginia Aquarium and Virginia Zoo. The accommodation is happy to accommodate small and large pets alike – with a small pet fee deposit – in spacious and comfortable rooms and suites. Each morning, the hotel spoils its guests with a delicious hot breakfast – alternatively, cook your own meals in the privacy of your in-suite kitchen. Relaxation is on the house year-round at the fantastic indoor swimming pool.

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