Those of us with pets know it can be hard to travel. You have to arrange for a pet sitter, spend extra money paying them, stock up on food and supplies before you leave, and deal with guilt for leaving your furry friend behind.
One solution that works well for easy-going or adventurous is bringing them along with you! So, if you’re planning a trip to Chicago and want to (or have to) bring your fur baby along for the ride, you’ll need accommodations that are pet-friendly. To give you a jumpstart, we’ve analyzed a few of the very best hotels and B&Bs in Chicago that accept pets. All are highly rated and we’ve included a variety of options from budget-friendly to luxurious. Read on and choose the one that best serves your needs!
The Westin Michigan Avenue Chicago
If you’re looking for a hotel that’s easy on the budget but still conveniently downtown, book a room at The Westin, a casual hotel located right on the Magnificent Mile. The hotel comes with its own steakhouse and Starbucks café, as well as other amenities like meeting rooms, a fitness center, and a spa. Rooms are comfortable, with lake or city views, and suites add features like marble foyers, living rooms, and kitchenettes. Wi-Fi and breakfast are available for a fee. Unfortunately, cats are not permitted, but you may bring one dog (up to 50 lbs.). Food bowls and beds for your pooch are available and the nearest park is two blocks away.
Park Hyatt Chicago
For the ultimate luxury experience, check yourself into the Park Hyatt Chicago. This high-end hotel boasts rooms with free Wi-Fi, large flat-screen TVs, and city views – and the option to upgrade to a room with lake views and a whirlpool tub. While you’re not lounging in the comfort of your room, you can swim in the pool, sip a cocktail on the rooftop terrace, or work out in the fitness center. Your pet will be treated like a VIP (very important pet) and receive a bed, food bowl, and treats! While there is a $100 pet fee (that covers up to six nights), it will be donated in its entirety to PAWS animal shelter.
Kimpton Hotel Monaco
Bringing more than your pet along with you? A fun place for families to stay is the Kimpton Hotel Monaco. This hotel makes a point of being super family-friendly by providing kids with welcome gifts and animal print bathrobes! A stay here will be very comfortable for adults in your party, too, due to their babysitting services that will give you an opportunity to take a little break. And Kimpton Hotels go above and beyond when it comes to being pet-friendly. They’ll allow ANY pet that fits through the door, no matter the species, at no additional charge. The concierge will be able to recommend pet-friendly activities around the city and you can borrow a pet bed, bowls, or mats to keep your pet comfy in your room!
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