Travel is a lot of things. Fun. Hectic. Stressful. Relaxing. It’s also, very often, difficult. And, sometimes, it can be made even more so when it turns out that you have nowhere to take your beloved pets. Neighbors don’t always have the time or inclination to pet sit, and boarding can be expensive. This is especially true if the stay is for more than a couple of days. Well, good news, then. Because the Summer Place Inn is pet friendly and you and your furry family members can stay with us! That’ right, we are one of the few pet-friendly hotels in Destin. And, we don’t just allow cats and dogs to vacation with us. Oh, no. We allow virtually any kind of pet you’d wish to bring to the Emerald Coast. Since we understand that the expense of leaving a pet at home can be astronomical, we’ve elected to only charge a one-time $75 fee plus tax per pet. For those who wish to know why a pet fee is expected at all: It covers the basic care we have to give the room once it is vacated to ensure that the next tenant doesn’t receive gifts of an organic nature from your precious pooch. We take many steps and preparations to ensure that every one of our guests’ experience is the best we can offer (Furry and fur-less alike.) Where it concerns our four-legged guests: We keep doggy treats at the front desk, to make Fido’s day even brighter. We are also, conveniently, located about half a mile away from the Destin Dog Park. (That’s about a 10-15-minute walk.) All of our pet friendly rooms are located on the bottom two floors, so if you’re bringing a pet with you on your trip, just know that’s likely where we will assign you. In that vein of thought, for all those who DO wish to bring a pet to our hotel: Please give us notice in advance should you decide to bring your pet regardless of if you are making the reservation through our website or with an agent on the phone, or if you’ve made the reservation through a third party like Expedia.
*Noteworthy: Sadly, not everyone loves dogs as much as we do, so it’s important to remember that the beaches of Destin are off limits to those with paws. If discovered there with a pet, the fee can range from $100 – $300.
At the end of the day, we’re just happy to have you all come and stay with us, whether you bring a cute companion along or just your lovely selves.
Blog by Rachael Turner