June 05, 2009 // Franchising.com // Dallas, Texas – Recently, Motel 6, the largest corporately owned and operated hotel chain in North America, was named as the top pet-friendly budget hotel chain by Petside.com in their annually released list of Top Five Pet-Friendly Hotels. Petside.com, the popular online destination for pet owners and pet enthusiasts, gives Motel 6 a "four paw" rating for its welcoming and well-established pet policy. Pet friendly since 1962, and more than 1,000 properties in the Motel 6 network across the United States and Canada, Motel 6 offers the lowest price of any national chain.
"We are honored to have been selected by Petside.com for this award," said Olivier Poirot, CEO for Accor North America, Motel 6 and Studio 6. "It can be stressful and expensive to leave your pet at home when the family takes a vacation. We are happy to help summer travelers save money on lodging while bringing their beloved pet along for the fun."
As part of their ongoing commitment to pet-friendliness, Motel 6 has recently partnered with the American Kennel Club (AKC®) and Cat Fanciers' Association (CFA) to offer AKC and CFA registered dog and cat owners a 10% discount on their room rates at any Motel 6 or Studio 6 location across the U.S. and Canada. For a complete list of Motel 6 locations across the country and to view the full Motel 6 Pet Policy, visit www.motel6.com.
Motel 6 offers a low price and great value without sacrificing comfort. Standard amenities include free local phone calls, no long distance access charges, free morning coffee, data ports, Wi-Fi Internet access and a channel line-up including HBO, ESPN/ESPN2, and CNN. All Motel 6 properties welcome pets, and most locations offer swimming pools and guest laundry facilities.
Motel 6 offers the best price of any national chain at more than 1,000 company-owned and franchised locations throughout the United States and Canada. For 23 years Motel 6 has used the tagline, "We'll leave the light on for you," earning the chain the highest brand recognition in the economy lodging segment. Motel 6 was the first national pet friendly chain, welcoming pets since 1962. Standard amenities include free local phone calls, no long distance access charges, free morning coffee, data ports, Wi-Fi Internet access and cable channel line-up with premium channels including HBO, ESPN/ESPN2, and CNN. Most locations offer swimming pools and guest laundry facilities.