Can Hotels Deny Service Dogs?

Can a hotel deny an emotional support animal?

Emotional support animals are not allowed in hotels unless it’s a pet-friendly establishment.

Nonetheless, there are laws that protect individuals with disabilities and their ESA.

For one, you should not be denied housing rights just because you have a therapy dog.2 May 2017

Are hotels required to allow service dogs?

Just because you have a disability doesn’t mean you should be stripped of your rights to stay in a hotel with your service dog. Under the ADA, hotels cannot refuse you and your service canine accommodations and they cannot ask you personal questions about your condition or your dog’s certification.27 Mar 2017

Can service dogs be left alone in hotel rooms?

A guest with a disability who uses a service animal must be provided the same opportunity to reserve any available room at the hotel as other guests without disabilities. They may not be restricted to “pet-friendly” rooms. Can hotels charge a cleaning fee for guests who have service animals?20 Jul 2015

Is it illegal to deny a service dog?

You may not ask for the dog to demonstrate the task it provides. The only entity allowed to decide if an animal is truly a service dog is a judge in a courtroom. Refusing service and/or being rude to a service Dog and handler is not only unprofessional behavior, but it is illegal at both state and federal levels.19 Oct 2015