Once called “the pulse of America” Chicago – the most populous city in Illinois – is famed for its architecture, fantastic museums and parks, the skyscraper-punctuated skyline and a vibrant live music scene, which includes a phenomenal array of jazz, blues and rock clubs. For such a lively city it’s also surprisingly very welcomingly to furry visitors too. There’s a whole host of attractions and parks where dogs are allowed and also beaches were dogs can bound around on (Montrose Dog Beach and Belmont Harbour Beach for example). Not only that but many Chicago cafes and restaurants are very pooch-friendly; head to Nellcote for various food and drink choices for both humans and pups or The Promontory which allows you to also bring along your pooch to your dinner date. Alternatively just take your dog kayaking, on a cruise or just a stroll along Navy Pier. Staying overnight? Well, check out our choice for the best dog-friendly hotels in Chicago…
The Talbott Hotel – a European-style luxury pet-friendly hotel near the Magnificent Mile
Located in Chicago’s Gold Coast Historic District, the Talbott is a beautiful 4-star hotel that offers exceptional service, elegant bedrooms, and first-class facilities throughout. Sleep in designer sheets, drink cocktails at the bar or sample fine dining in the restaurant, before heading out to explore the streets of downtown Chicago, right on your doorstep. Your pet can enjoy a taste of the good life at The Talbott Hotel too, with pet-friendly bedrooms, and plenty of fuss from staff and fellow residents. Located right across the street from the “Tails in the City” dog store, and within easy walking distance of several dog parks and beaches, this is the perfect place for your doggy adventure in Chicago.
- Prices from $90 per night.
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Hotel Lincoln – funky vintage-style Joie de Vivre Hotel set in the Old Town Triangle
Hotel Lincoln offers a quintessential Chicago vibe mixed with plenty of Midwestern charm, in upscale, 4-star surroundings. With plush furnishings, spacious bedrooms, a 24-hour fitness centre and a choice of on-site restaurants, this downtown hotel is an absolute delight. Close to DePaul University and with sweeping views across Lake Michigan, you are right at the heart of Chicago here. Your four-legged friend is welcome to stay with you and experience city life for themselves. There is a selection of pet-friendly bedrooms available, and the staff will be happy to provide treats as well as recommendations for equally as animal-friendly restaurants, bars, and parks close by.
Claridge House – a chic dog-friendly Chicago hotel close to Lake Michigan beach
As an intimate and cosy hotel in the heart of Chicago’s Gold Coast, this mid-range hotel offers chic bedrooms, home-style communal areas and a lively bar and restaurant. It also has an on-site spa facility to help you ease away the stress and strain of city living. Your dog can experience the comfort of Claridge House too, with pet-friendly bedrooms available on request. Located close to Lincoln Park there are plenty of play spaces for your pooch to enjoy including Wiggly Field Dog Park, Logan Square Dog Park and even the Doggy Paddle Aquatic Center for Dogs.
Staypineapple, the Loop – a hip pet-friendly hotel housed in a historic skyscraper near Millennium Park
Housed in a historic 1895 skyscraper, Staypineapple, The Loop is one of the city’s most recognisable hotel buildings and is situated close to the iconic Millennium Park. With bright bedrooms, views out across Lake Michigan, a small fitness centre and complimentary cupcakes, this is an excellent base from which to explore the magnificent Windy City. Your four-legged friend can experience the history behind both the building and the city with you during your stay. With a selection of pet-friendly bedrooms available your pooch will get their very own doggie bed, water bowl, treats, and doggie bags to take with you when exploring the city together. Each Staypineapple room even has a stuffed husky named Dash to give every pet a new friend when they visit, and the hotel is located close to some of the best dog-friendly parks and amenities in the district.
Wyndham Grand Chicago Riverfront – an elegant upscale pet-friendly hotel near the Magnificent Mile.
Situated close to the city centre and Navy Pier, the Wyndham Grand Chicago Riverfront is a downtown hotel with a difference. Elegant bedrooms are full of hardwood accents, and offer river or city views, while the hotel itself has a 24/7 gym and fitness centre as well as the Midwestern tavern serving modern American food and wine. Your pooch can stay with you here, in one of the very comfortable pet-friendly bedrooms, and they will receive their very own complimentary pet bed and bowl. The staff will be delighted to offer them the odd treat or two, and will also be able to provide you with a list of pet-friendly parks, restaurants and amenities in the local area.
Chicagoland Guest House – a well-presented boutique hotel near Wrigley Field
The Guesthouse Hotel is a stunning mid-range boutique hotel located in the quaint and culturally rich neighbourhood of Andersonville. Offering beautiful bedrooms, elegant communal areas and a private library that is the perfect place for afternoon tea, you can relax in style in this guesthouse that is close to a wide range of restaurants, bars, and boutiques. No need to leave your best friend back at home. You can have them stay with you here at the Chicagoland Guest House. Dogs of all shapes and sizes are welcome here and will be greeted with their own Very Important Pooch service including complimentary beds, food and water bowls and baggies upon request.
Hyatt Centric Chicago Magnificent Mile – a polished contemporary pet-friendly hotel close to all the action
Situated just a block from Chicago’s famous Magnificent Mile, the 4-star Hyatt Centric Chicago is home to the 360 Chicago observation deck that offers impressive views out across the lake and the city. Bedrooms are polished and elegant, while other amenities include 24/7 gym, an indoor pool and a whirlpool tub, as well as a super cool bar and highly rated restaurant. Pets are welcome to stay in the hotel with you, but must not be left unattended. Pet-friendly bedrooms are available, and outside the hotel, the Windy City has lots of amazing dog-friendly parks and open spaces including Wiggly Field, Lincoln Park or the Montrose Harbor Dog Beach, among others.
Ginosi 747 Apartel – a bright modern apartment hotel which makes a great Chicago base for you and your dog
The Ginosi 747 Apartel is an aviation-themed aparthotel that has been custom designed to offer a unique vacation experience in the heart of Chicago. Close to much of the city’s world-class shopping, dining, and entertainment centres, the apartments offer bright, modern accommodation, and are just a short 15-minute ride away from downtown Chicago and the Navy Pier. Dogs are welcome at the Ginosi 747 Apartel complex, and there is a variety of 1, 2 or 3 bedroom apartments that are dog-friendly. You and your pooch can explore the city streets together, or go for a long run in any of the nearby dog parks including Larrabee Dog Park and Ohio Place Dog Park.
The St. Clair Hotel – a modern budget hotel part of Red Collection
The St. Clair Hotel is housed in a historic building, close to the Magnificent Mile in Downtown Chicago. This mid-range hotel offers cool, contemporary interiors and comfortable bedrooms, and is situated within walking distance of the very best shops, bars and restaurants in the whole of Chicago. One well-behaved dog is welcome to stay with you in any of the designated, pet-friendly bedrooms at the St. Clair, and you and your pooch will have easy access to some of the best dog-friendly amenities the city has to offer including Wrigglyfield Dog Park, The Bark Park and Ohio Place Dog Park.
Hyatt Centric, The Loop – a stylish pet-friendly Chicago hotel housed in a high rise art deco building
Located in Chicago’s famous Theatre District, the Hyatt Centric The Loop Chicago is a great choice for a dog-friendly hotel in the centre of all the action. It also boasts a rooftop bar with fantastic views of the city and a great restaurant. Bedrooms are modern and spacious, while the 4-star hotel also offers a lively bar, popular restaurant and 24-hour fitness centre. Your pooch can stay within one of the dog-friendly bedrooms, and the staff will be pleased to furnish you with information on local dog-friendly attractions and amenities. For fun and frolics in the Chicago sun with your pooch, there’s a dog-friendly area at nearby Grant Park.
AndersonvilleVR – a contemporary holiday apartment not far from Wrigley Field
This beautifully appointed holiday apartment is set in a historic building that dates back as far as 1915. Offering two large bedrooms, immaculate decor with a mid-century feel and a fully equipped kitchen with washing facilities, AndersonvilleVR is the perfect base from which to explore the city of Chicago. The building also offers access to a shared garden, golf course, a tennis court, and communal barbecue facilities, as well as a pool table. Your dog is welcome to stay with you in the apartment, but must not sleep or jump on the furniture. A dog bed is provided, as are bowls, and the nearby Edgewater Dog Park and Puptown Dog Park are perfect for long walks and exercise.
- Prices from XXX per night.
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La Quinta Inn & Suites Chicago Lake Shore – a relaxed hotel dog-friendly hotel near Lake Michigan beach
With amazing views out across Lake Michigan and downtown Chicago, the La Quinta Inn & Suites Chicago Lake Shore is well placed for you to enjoy the very best shopping, dining, and entertainment the city has to offer. With comfortable guest rooms, a 24/7 fitness centre and a free daily breakfast, this is a great city centre mid-range retreat for travellers to the Windy City. Your dog can stay with you at the hotel, and dog-friendly bedrooms are available on request. Your pooch must not be left unattended in the bedrooms, and for further fun and frolics, there are plenty of dog-friendly parks and open spaces close by, including Lake Shore Park and Grant Bark Park.
Hyatt House Chicago/Evanston – a laid back popular hotel very near a metro station
This conveniently located, mid-range extended stay hotel is next to the Northwestern University, and within easy reach of downtown Chicago by car or public transport. Bedrooms are spacious, clean and modern, while communal facilities include a 24-hour front desk, an on-site mini-market and a BBQ area. Guests are invited to enjoy a cocktail, a cool beer or a glass of wine at the on-site H Bar that also serves up small plates and sandwiches as well. Your dog is welcome to stay with you at Hyatt House Chicago, and pet-friendly bedrooms are available in various sizes. You can explore the grounds together, or venture further afield to frolic in nearby parks including the Pottawattomie Park Dog-Friendly Area and Montrose Dog Beach.
La Quinta Inn & Suites Chicago Downtown – a bright modern hotel in Chicago’s Financial District
La Quinta Chicago Downtown is located in the heart of the financial district, close to Willis Tower with its impressive Skydeck and the shops, bars and restaurants of The Magnificent Mile. With modern bedrooms, great views and an on-site restaurant and bar, you will have everything you need to enjoy your stay in The Windy City. For your dog, there are plenty of amazing places to explore including dog-friendly areas in Coliseum Park, Norwood Park and Portage Park. Your furry friend can stay at La Quinta with you, in one of their designated pet-friendly bedrooms.
Wrigleyville Studio – a modern dog-friendly Downtown Chicago apartment
This beautifully renovated studio loft is located just a few minutes walk from Aragon and the Rivera, and a 20-minute train ride into downtown Chicago. Well furnished, and fully fitted with everything you need for a self-catering stay, the apartment offers a large lounge/sleeping area, a well-equipped kitchen and a separate bathroom. Your dog can stay with you in the apartment, and there is a dog bed, bowls and maybe even some hidden treats ready to greet him or her. Being just outside the city centre, there are tons of vast open spaces for you and your pooch to enjoy, including the Wiggy Field Dog Park and the Challenger Dog-Friendly Area.