Traveling with your pet can be fun. It also saves you the hassle and worry of finding adequate care for your beloved friend while you’re out of town. Finding pet-friendly hotels is possibly the biggest challenge, so we’ve put together a few of them that you can check out here in Chicago. For even more ideas, see the previous article on the topic here.
171 W. Randolph St.
Chicago, IL 60601
Complete the pet registration form before staying at the Hotel Allegro to let the staff know to greet you and your furry friend with welcome treats and other pet amenities. There are no size or weight restrictions and no extra deposit is required. In addition to the treats, the hotel will also install the room with a complimentary pet bed as well as food and water bowls to be used during your stay. For an additional charge, you can request pet walking services, pet water bottles and even a pet massage.
1244 N. Dearborn Parkway
Chicago, IL 60610
Hotel Indigo is a few miles from many fun places to romp with your pet, including Wiggly Field and Montrose Harbor, where you could even take your dog for a run on the running path or play at the beach. A $75 non-refundable pet deposit is required on arrival and pets above 40 pounds are not admitted. Pet beds and food and water bowls will be provided upon arrival as well as toys for your pet to enjoy. Notify the staff before your arrival to take advantage of the pet amenities.
1816 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60614
If you want to visit Chicago like a local, try Hotel Lincoln, which is within walking distance from farmers markets and several restaurants, as well as being pet friendly of course. It even has a special ‘Bark in the Park’ package for your pooch, including complimentary toys and cookies for the dog to keep and a ‘turn down service’ including a pet bed and food and water bowls. A one-time $35 cleaning fee is required. Enjoy the close walk to the amazing Lakefront path when you stay with your pet at the Lincoln.
1 W. Washington St.
Chicago, IL 60602
Not only does Hotel Burnham offer welcome treats upon arrival as well as a hypoallergenic bed for your pet to use during their stay, but it also allows pets of all sizes at no additional charge to the owner. The hotel will even clean the kitty litter tray during your stay and set the food bowls on a dining mat. Dog sitting and walking can be arranged through the concierges, who have also visited the local dog parks with their own pets so they can adequately recommend the best options. The concierges also keep most common items in case you’ve forgotten something. And what they don’t have, they’re happy to order from the boutique pet store nearby.
Hard Rock Hotel
230 N. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60601
Feel like partying with your pet like a couple of rock stars? The Hard Rock Hotel right on Michigan Avenue welcomes pets 40 pounds and under and is even unveiling a ‘Party Like A Rottweiler’ package, so stay tuned. If you want to be close to shopping and nightlife, you can’t beat the Hard Rock Hotel. It’s also an easy walk to Millennium Park if your pet has more of a cultural bent and likes to take in some architecture on his strolls through visiting cities. There is a $25-per-night pet cleaning fee included in your stay.
Meredith Lyons is an actor, competitive fighter and fitness instructor in Chicago who also owns an amazing cat named Jake. Meredith has been writing on Examiner as the Chicago Martial Arts Examiner since 2008. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.