Husband asked about pet at check in. We're put in a nice non carpeted room. Nothing said about a fee at that time. Next day, front desk called our room, asked if we had a dog, then charged 25. I get the security deposit, some dogs may chew, personally, I wouldn't be traveling with destructive dog, some may. There was no carpet to worry about soiling. Mine has never pottied in the house, even as a puppy & never chewed anything. Yes, there be pet dander, but, bedding & towels should be fresh for next customer . Other than the drapes may need vacuumed off, dust mop the floor, (all that should be done each time anyway). Why is there such a steep fee? Apparently were put in a "pet friendly" room, not being carpeted. So, that tells me, he was heard asking about ,"pet friendly" upon check in. But, why didn't they charge for her at check in to begin with? I have a very well mannered, clean, quiet, 6 lb.12 year old Chihuahua. I'd understand that fee more if they had an area specifically for them, (& are trying to re-coop the cost of such), like a fence for example or a treadmill dog run, something, anything. There is an empty field, adjacent & behind the bldg. full of dried, deep mud ruts, broken glass, nails & knee high dried weeds, that felt like bamboo was going through your shoe. For the price of the pet fee, at least, clean out an area for them to relieve themselves & run. Cooped up in a car for hours, they need to run, deplete their built up energy. If your going to charge that much for a pet, show a reason to justify the high price. Then, no one ever came to check the room upon leaving. The 100.00 per room, per night (with tax) isn't what I call inexpensive, by any means 240.00 for 2 nights. Have stayed in nicer hotels, with breakfast & no pet fee, plus a nice area fixed up just for them. They have a reason to charge, but don't.
Room was nice, breakfast looked good, staff was friendly.
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- Newly renovated hotel. We have 67 non-smoking rooms. Indoor heated pool, free wi-fi. Breakfast which includes scrambled eggs, sausage, waffles, fruit, yogurt, toast, bagels and more. ... more less
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- Altoona Settle Hotel Altoona