Midwest Dog-Friendly Luxury Hotels
I love taking dog-friendly road trips with Dexter The Dog. Being from the Midwest, you would think I have a lot of experience staying in a lot of Midwest pet-friendly hotels. But the truth is, the Midwest encompasses a lot of great dog-friendly states that I have not ventured to…..yet.
When planning my dog-friendly vacations I will definitely check out some of these luxury pet-friendly hotels and resorts.
Dog-Friendly Illinois Luxury Hotels
Chicago Athletic Association Hotel– A historic Chicago property that was once home to an exclusive, men’s-only private membership club built in 1893. Reborn in 2015, the magnificent property sits directly across the street from famed Millennium Park and features 241 guestrooms. The hotel not only offers luggage-looking pet beds, bowls, doggie poo bags, and logo cookies for four-legged pets, the team also pens a dedicated welcome letter to each visiting pet and their owner to serve as a guide to all things “pet-friendly” in the city. This guide invites pets and their humans to explore the city, as well as pet-friendly restaurant patios, shopping, groomers, and more. Chicago, Illinois
Claridge House Chicago offers locals and visitors alike attentive service and an inviting, comfortable stay that feels like home. Four-legged guests receive no different. All guestrooms at Claridge House are pet-friendly, and so is the lobby, lobby bar, and outdoor patio at Juniper Spirits & Oysters, the ground-floor seafood-centric restaurant at Claridge House Chicago. Chicago, Illinois
Hilton Chicago takes pet programming to the next level with its Fur Mama package to celebrate the relationship between pawrent and pup. Located on Michigan Avenue across from Grant Park – known for being a top park for dogs – the hotel’s Fur Mama package includes a pet-friendly room along with the following amenities for the duo to live an extravagant mommy-and-me stay: “Fur Mama” t-shirt saying, “My Babies have Fur”, Banana Granola Bar turndown treat amenity at bedtime, Bone Appetite Doggy Bag picnic in Grant Park featuring dog-friendly foods including a Watermelon Fruit PUPsicle, Paws for Thought concierge list of nearby pet-friendly restaurants, parks, groomers and pet boutiques. Chicago, Illinois
Hotel Zachary– Located directly across the street from Wrigley Field and Gallagher Way, Hotel Zachary is very much so pet-friendly. The hotel does offer pet amenities such as a comfy bed, food, water bowls, etc. Additionally, the hotel hosts themed “Yappy Hour” multiple times a year inviting dogs and their owners to enjoy the patio, dress up, win prizes and meet other pups! Chicago, Illinois
The Blackstone invites guests to enjoy “A Holiday Exactly Like Nothing Else” with its aptly-named luxury dog package. The hotel is particularly a great destination for dog owners as it’s situated just across Michigan Avenue from Millennium and Grant Park, and it’s a short walking distance to the lakefront trail. Extra dog amenities include a Dog Lover’s Gift Box, including a smoking dog jacket, cigar chew toy, bone-shaped cookie/dog biscuit cutters, and framed photo to commemorate the occasion, from Smoky Joe’s Clothing. For the Dog Moms and Dads, guests can preorder a smoking jacket to match their pooch or get a complimentary fitting from Smoky Joe’s clothing during their stay. Chicago, Illinois
The Kimpton Gray Hotel- Located just steps away from key Chicago landmarks such as Willis Tower, Millennium Park, Magnificent Mile and Cloud Gate. As a pet-friendly hotel, no need to leave your beloved best friend at home! Guests can bring their furry, feathery or scaly family member — no matter their size, weight, or breed, all at no extra charge. A selection of hotel amenities and extras including plush pet-bed loaners in your guest room, food, water bowls and mats are available. Additionally, curated by the concierge team, a list of nearby pet-friendly restaurants, parks, groomers and pet boutiques is available for guests. Chicago, Illinois
The Kimpton Hotel Allegro goes the extra mile for their canine guests. Food, water bowls and mats are available to each dog guest, courtesy bags for walking your dog and nightly wine reception for the humans that the dogs are welcome to join the party! Check out the Waggin’ Weekends on their restaurant’s patio at 312 Chicago. Pups can choose from a special doggie brunch menu (salmon & white rice; carrots, celery & cheese; chicken & pasta) and treats (Peanut Butter Biscuit; Beefsicle). Chicago, Illinois
Trump Chicago Hotel- A Five-Star, Five-Diamond property located in the heart of downtown Chicago. The hotel’s team has established a robust pet program that keeps tails wagging! Amenities for furry friends include irresistible gourmet treats, plush dog beds, water bowl and fresh bottled water, toys providing hours of entertainment, map of the city highlighting fun outdoor-friendly parks and pet walking services. Chicago, Illinois
Dog-Friendly Luxury Hotels in Indiana
Conrad Indianapolis Located at the heart of Indianapolis, Conrad is the perfect place to bring your favorite canine to Indy. The Conrad offers a variety of classic rooms and suites, as well as multiple collection suites inspired by different art movements. The 18th floor Gallery Suite has unbeatable views of the city and museum quality artwork by Warhol, Picasso and more. Indianapolis, Indiana
Dog-Friendly Michigan Luxury Hotels
Mission Point Resort– 18 acres of lakefront property where Lake Huron meets Lake Michigan lies a Great Lakes icon that is Mission Point Resort on Mackinac Island. Mission Point Resort allows guests to step outside the pressures of today’s world and enter a place where the values of timelessness and tradition are balanced with relaxation and meaningful connections with nature and with each other. Guests are taken back in time offering only horse and buggy, bikes or walking to get around. Mission Point Resort offers their expansive lakefront lawn overlooking the Lake Michigan, where dogs have plenty of space to run and play, kids can fly kites, and parents can sip cocktails in one of the many Adirondack chairs. Mackinac Island offers 70+ breathtaking trails to take your dog for a hike. If you prefer to relax, you and your dog can hang out with Mission Point’s resident pup, Nick. For those traveling with their pooch, the property offers the Pooch at the Point package. Mackinac, Michigan
Shinola Hotel-Located on the iconic Woodward Ave. The hotel provides dog walking services and special amenities like beds, bowls and treats for each pet during their stay. Shinola Hotel, a project brought together by the luxury watch brand, real estate partner Bedrock, and their combined love for Detroit, offers a relaxing environment for both visitors and locals alike. Detroit, Michigan
Dog-Friendly Missouri Luxury Hotels
The Fontaine-The Fontaine, Kansas City’s top pet-friendly luxury hotel, welcomes you and your beloved pet to enjoy all the comforts the hotel has to offer, like spacious guestrooms and a private Serenity Garden. The Fontaine’s Pet-Friendly package which includes a posh dog bed, dog bowls for food and water, an entertaining toy, and a bag of tasty treats. In close proximity to multiple public parks and the shopping and attraction district Country Club Plaza, The Fontaine is the perfect accommodation to travel and explore Kansas City with your pet. Kansas City Missouri
The Moonrise Hotel– The Moonrise Hotel, understands that dogs are family. Canine companion guests get a free “I’m staying at the Moonrise Hotel” dog tag and a house-baked moon and star-shaped dog treats, a Moonrise bandana and a travel-style water bowl. Dog beds are set up in the guest room. St. Louis, Missouri
Dog-Friendly Wisconsin Luxury Hotels
Pfister Hotel- Dogs and humans alike have walked the Victorian-era halls, and the hotel’s incredible team works tirelessly to ensure that all guests and their furry friends have an unforgettable experience. Guests staying at The Pfister Hotel with their furry companions can request a “Rover Night” package for luxury pet-friendly accommodations: The Rover Night Package includes a monetary donation to the Elmbrook Humane Society in your honor and a doggy gift basket of toys and treats. In addition to The Pfister Hotel’s pet-friendly packages, the hotel’s pastry chef, Travis Martinez, makes homemade doggie biscuits for four-legged guests. Milwaukee, Wisconsin
The Edgewater– The Edgewater, an urban resort, offers visitors the ultimate Madison experience along the shores of Lake Mendota. The Edgewater has a rich history and throughout the years has hosted an array of celebrities, including Elvis Presley, Elton John, Bob Hope and the Dalai Lama, among many others. No effort was spared to showcase the property’s breathtaking views, offer unique amenities and focus on creating Madison’s place, a community-focused hub of activity that is free and open to the public year-round. The Edgewater is a member of Historic Hotels of America. Madison, Wisconsin
The Kimpton Journeyman Hotel– The Kimpton Journeyman Hotel invites you to bring your furry friend. The hotel has all the goodies you need to keep your pet pampered including a plush pet bed loaner, food, water bowls and mats. The concierge offers a list of nearby pet-friendly restaurants, parks, groomers and pet boutiques. Bring your pet to the evening social happy hour in the lobby living room to kickstart a great weekend. Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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56 thoughts on “Pet-Friendly Luxury Hotels in the Midwest You Don’t Want to Miss”
These look like great places to stay! I always like when pets are welcome. It comes in handy when we move with our cats.
Oh, good luck with your move!
So many dog friendly places. This is always good for pet owners to know.
Thank you. I’m so happy to share such a great list.
My princess pup is literally sitting next to me as I read this. I’ve only had her 8 months and she has gone on every vacation so far. I love these options.
I LOVE hearing that! It sounds like your princess is well on her way as a well-traveled pup.
I love seeing that Kimpton hotels are dog friendly. They are some of my favorite places to stay.
Yes! I’m so glad to hear you’ve had good experiences with them. Beautiful hotels.
We travel with our dog and usually stay at The Kimpton Gray Hotel when we go back home. I am happy there is a bigger list. I have been spoiled by The Kimpton Gray Hotel, I didn’t want to get disappointed, thanks, I will try a few of these.
I love hearing that! The Kimpton Gray is a fantastic hotel and very accommodating to our pets.
Ahh this is perfect! I have been wanting to take my dog on some adventures soon so I’ll have to check these out!
Ya! Glad to share. Have a great time.
Any hotel that offers extra care for your pet is wonderful. The Blackstone sounds like the place to be!
Agree. The Blackstone looks amazing! I might need to head back to Chicago!
I don’t have a dog, but I’m thinking of getting one even though I have often been held back by the fear of not being able to take it with me on vacation … happy to discover, thanks to your blog, that there are so many beautiful pet-friendly hotels scattered around for the country!
So glad to share! Traveling with my pup is the only way I travel. A little planning ahead, but well worth the effort.
What amazing hotels to stay at with Pets. They are look incredible and so nice.
They make me want to hit the road!
When I think of a dog friendly hotel I surely don’t have luxury in mind. It is amazing that luxury hotels do offer rooms in which you can accommodate your pet as well.
🙂 No more need for flea-bag hotels!
I can’t believe I lived in Chicago and didn’t know that there were so many pet-friendly options. I return often to visit family so I’m bookmarking this post!
🙂 Glad to share. Chicago is a great dog-friendly city. We’ve visited often.
This is awesome! My folks are always looking for hotels that they can take their beagle to, so I will totally share this post with them. Thanks!
Thank you for sharing. I love beagles. Such sweet dogs.
I love the details and care they put. This must be amazing, to have the peace of mind that they will be well taken care off.
These hotels are amazing!
With our little friends, it often comes to be challenging to travel and find a nice place to stay. Good to know there are friendly places like that. Very skillfully put together article.
So glad to hear that all those hotels are pet-friendly. Glad to hear that our little furry companions are welcome there. Thanks for sharing! Great post!
Thanks, Joy! I love that so many great hotels welcome dogs with open arms.
I’d love to take our pup with me to stay at one of these pet-friendly luxury hotels. She’d really enjoy it.
Do it! It’s always such a fun experience.
If we travel we have to bring our pup with us! So great that there are so many hotels to accommodate pets!
Fantastic! I love that you travel with your pup.
Wow seriously! I didn’t know there pet-friendly hotels I didn’t even dare to look for one as I don’t believe these hotels exist. Thanks so much for sharing the details and information this is very useful I will also recommend your page to friends who love to stay travel with their pets.
Thank you so much!
Our dogs are much to big to travel with us, but my mother-in-law has a little dog that she would love to take with her on trips. I’ll need to share this article with her.
Thanks for sharing. Multiple big dogs can be a challenge to travel with. But, I have seen lots of people do it successfully. 😉
I’ve never been able to travel with any of my pets before. There are no pet friendly hotels here. Happy to find you found some in the Midwest.
Oh, no. That’s so sad to hear.
great to know that there are hotels that accommodate pets. there are a lot of couples who cant have babies so they get fur babies instead. they likewise are able to practice parenting duties.
the most helpful article i have read this day so far, this is a good news to many, now I can bring my little buddy to me when I plan to
Ya! So glad to hear~
We rented a villa on my birthday last January but my fur babies still weren’t allowed to stay. I wish we have more these in here.
Awe, that’s so sad.
I have stayed at the Hotel Zachary in Chicago – sadly, my dog wasn’t on that trip with me, but it’s a great hotel and you can’t beat the location if you’re a Cubs fan!
Thanks, Leigh. Well, looks like you need to go back with your dog. 😉
Great list for pet owners to consider! I don’t have a pet, but I can imagine that this would be a great help for those traveling with their fur-babies!
Thanks, Tisha. Of course, you don’t have to have a pet to enjoy these great hotels. 😉
How cute! And how accommodating! Great list of hotels here…I could never travel without my fur baby!
Thanks, Catherine. I’m with you. Dexter goes or I don’t. 😉
These are some very nice, luxurious hotels. It is always good to find places that offer accommodations for your pet.
I havent been to the Mid west but it’s always nice to see that many hotels are pet friendly specially the luxury ones. I will keep this in mind for my travels. Thanks
Oh, the Midwest has so much to offer. I hope you make it here.
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