Downtown Greenville SC at sunset with waterfall and bridge

Greenville is a spectacular city to visit with your furry friend; sprawling parks, natural trails, and pet-friendly hotels and restaurants await!

We had to make a month-long trip to Greenville SC because our sweet boy, Yoda, needed immediate radiation therapy after amputation from FISS (injection site sarcoma)—aka cancer—and the only vet in our vicinity was based here.

While I hope you don’t need a pet-friendly hotel in Greenville for that long, or for such awful reasons as we did, I still wanted to help you in your search to make your getaway trip with your pup or adventurous feline a reality. Plus, it never feels good to leave your cat at home alone while you take a vacay.

Below are the best-rated pet friendly hotels in and around Greenville, SC!

Best Pet Friendly Hotels in Greenville, South Carolina

Downtown Greenville SC with bridge and waterfall with text overlay, "Best Hotels in Greenville SC pet-friendly" with pink and white backgrounds

Want to “skip the line” and get straight to the good stuff? No problem! Here are our top 3 picks for the best hotels in Greenville SC that are cat and dog-friendly.

Top 3 Choices for Pet Parents

⭐️ Hyatt Place

At the heart of it all—parks, nature, restaurants, breweries, and more! ($$/night) with a $75 pet fee. Check Prices

🌟 Aloft Downtown

Aloft Hotels by Marriott—all your creature comforts and convenience. ($$$/night) with NO PET FEE! View Rates

⭐️ La Quinta Inn

Great location just off Haywood Road—nearby the vet medical center & interstate. ($+/night) with NO PET FEE! Book Meow

1. Hyatt Place Downtown Greenville

View of double bed hotel room pet friendly hotel Hyatt Place in Greenville SC
Photo credit: Hyatt Place via Booking.com

Hyatt Place is ideally located right in the heart of Greenville’s busting downtown scene. You are two paws away from the gorgeous Falls Parks on the Reedy, Swamp Rabbit urban trail, and myriad restaurants, bars, and cafes (some of which, are pet friendly too!).

Dogs large and small as well as cats are welcome! Like most hotels in the area, Hyatt Place does charge a fee for guests with pets. Guests and their pets staying 1–6 nights will incur a $75 non-refundable fee.

2. Aloft Hotels Downtown

Evening photo of Aloft pet friendly hotel in downtown Greenville South Carolina
Photo credit: Aloft Hotels via Booking.com

Aloft Hotels is a pawfect contender for pet-friendly stays in GVL SC. Dogs up to 40lbs are welcome fee-free which means our kitty companions stay free, too.

Aloft is one of the newest pet-friendly hotels on the Greenville scene, and pet owners are loving it! These guys are dog-obsessed, but I think we can convince them to come to the dark side if we show off just how cool travel cats can be, hehe. 🐱

3. La Quinta Inn & Suites

Gazebo at La Quinta Inn & Suites in Gvl SC
Photo credit: La Quinta Inn & Suites via Booking.com

For travel with pets on a shoestring, check out La Quinta Inn & Suites in Greenville. It’s not as ideally located as the pet friendly hotels in downtown, but we like this chain and always feel welcome here.

La Quinta’s location is actually better for making daily trips to the Upstate Vet Medical Center just opposite the local airport outside of the city center. Lots of shopping centers and restaurants are in this area too. Pets stay free!

4. Drury Inn & Suites

Drury inn & suites building with parking lot and cars
Photo credit: Drury Inn & Suites via Booking.com

Drury Inn & Suites is a wonderfully rated pet friendly hotel (⭐️ 9.1/10) and ideally-located outside of downtown GVL about a 10-minutes drive from the Greenville International Airport.

Pawfect choice for families and business travelers with pets on short getaway trips to Greenville. Two pets including cats (dogs up to 80lbs combined) are welcome for a fee of $40 extra per night.

5. Extended Stay America – Woodruff Rd

Extended stay hotel room with pet-friendly policy
Photo credit: Extended Stay America GVL via Booking.com

For those needing a couple of weeks or months to stay with your pet in Greenville, then check out Extended Stay America located on Woodruff Rd (ideal location if you have a car to get around).

Best for couples or families with pets who may need all apartment/home amenities (e.g. kitchens) to stay for an extended amount of time in GVL. Pet policy fees vary, but for this location they are $25 per pet, per night up to $150 max per month.

6. Home2 Suites by Hilton – Downtown

building of Home2 Suites pet-friendly hotel in Greenville SC
Photo credit: Home2 Suites by Hilton via Booking.com

Aptly named, Home2 Suites by Hilton offers a different kind of hotel experience; one that feels more “homey.” All the rooms come well-equipped and are decorated in an apartment style to make you and your pet feel at home in the heart of downtown Greenville SC. Two pets up to 75lbs welcome for an additional fee of $75 per stay.

7. Best Western – Greenville Airport

grassy lawn at Best Western pet-friendly hotel in Greenville South Carolina
Photo credit: Best Western via Booking.com

Lastly, if you are looking for a no-fuss hotel in Greenville that accepts pets for a small fee ($15 per night) then look no further than Best Western. This location is ideal for quick stays and proximity to the Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport (also a 10-minute’s drive).

Pet-Friendly Guide to Greenville SC

Before you go, check out all there is to do in Greenville with Fido or your feline!

  • 🦴 The Barkery Bistro — A dog and cat treat bakery and boutique! Although it’s mainly geared toward doggoes, they will be able to offer service to felines as well.
  • 🐾 Paws & Claws — Think dog and cat toys, nutrition, beds, accessories, and more! They also feature a neat DIY dog wash as well (in case your pup needs a pamper!)
  • 🍺 Unleashed Dog Bar — Greenville’s first and official dog bar brewery where you can drink a pint next to your pup! (Cats may be allowed, but might want to avoid this bar.)
    • Note that most taprooms allows pups inside but cats are more likely to be welcomed at outdoor patios at pet-friendly bars or cafés. Just ask for permission first if you have doubts about feline-friendly establishments.
  • Read more about GVL for pets here (mostly geared toward our canine friends).

Final Thoughts

Greenville SC is a place we never thought we’d live in for a month. But life has a funny way of working out, doesn’t it? We are thankful for the care and treatment Yoda received by the vets at Upstate in Greenville.

Now that Yoda is healed from radiation and amputation, we can’t wait to revisit Greenville and take him on leash to all the parks and trails (and perhaps even a bar or two).

Have experiences to share about pet-friendly stays in Greenville, South Carolina? Drop us a comment below if so!

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