I am sure there are tons of other people on here that like to travel with their pets as much as I do. I find it difficult to find hotels/motels that allow dogs of Sam's size (55 lbs), seems like a good percent have a 25 lb weight limit. I also find it difficult to find a place that doesn't charge a huge fee and sometimes they just allow one dog per room and I have 2 dogs. Oh and so often you can't leave them alone in the room. If I want to go out to eat I should be able to leave my dogs in there kennels in the room, they can't destroy anything in the room if they are in their kennels. Samson can't sit in the car in the summer while I'm in a restaurant to wait for me to finish, he needs to be in a room with AC. Motel 6 allows dogs of all sizes, no fee but techincally you are only allowed to have one dog per room and last time we traveled and stayed with our dogs at a Motel 6 they came home covered in fleas. It had to be a bad infestation at that motel because my dogs are on sentinel and advantage and still got fleas. Thank goodness a bath and a new application of advantage got rid of them right away. Well I know there are users on here from all over and I thought it would be nice if we could share places that are dog friendly that we would like to recommend. I may live in CA but I go everywhere with my dogs and I would love to hear about nice places to stay with them no matter where it is. My one place to recommend is Hotel Maya in Long Beach California. I LOVE Long Beach and I love this hotel. It is on the water in Long Beach Bay next to the Queen Mary. There is tons to do in Long Beach and everything is easy to get to and close to Hotel Maya. If you opt for a ocean view room you won't be sorry. In general it's a just a very nice hotel, 4 star, I guess in the last couple years they did a huge renovation. No pet fee, dogs of all sizes are ok, if you want to leave them in your room while you go out to eat or whatever they ask that you just leave your cell phone number so they can call you if they start barking or whatever, lots of grassy places to walk them, tell them you have a dog ahead of time and they'll put you downstairs and leave you doggy gifts. While I was there the doggy gifts included 4-5 those fancy fresh baked dog treats from a local doggy bakery, coupons for that store, potty bags, high quality dog shampoo samples, a little greeting card and I think thats it. I love this place. During summertime it is more pricey, like $200 a night but during the fall/winter/spring its closer to $150 a night. I think thats a good deal for a four star hotel that allows me to bring both of my dogs with no fee. So if you are ever traveling to the Los Angeles area with your dog(s) or even without them keep Hotel Maya in Long Beach in mind. Long Beach is nice place to stay if you are planning on visiting the LA area.