You will need to find out if your hotel allows dogs. If you already have a reservation, then just call and ask. If you haven't made a reservation then you should look for hotels that allow dogs. I'm not sure where you are going, but Sheratons allow dogs and some Holiday Inns. I think Loews hotels also allow dogs. Sometimes you have to pay a pet deposit or small extra charge for the dog and some hotels will only take small dogs under 20 pounds....You'll just have to check and see. We never leave our dogs in the hotel alone. We bring food in. We're afraid they would bark and we can't take the chance that we would disturb another guest, or worse, that we might be asked to leave. I'm sure that small dogs could be smuggled in, but we always follow the rules and make sure that the dogs are allowed if they are traveling with us.