When you’re traveling with Fido, you want to ensure that his stay is just as enjoyable as yours.
Just because a hotel says it allows dogs, that doesn’t make it necessarily dog-friendly. If you’re traveling with your furry best friend, you want to ensure that they have a great stay, too, whatever city you may be visiting. The right amenities can make all the difference between a subpar stay for your canine pal and a truly fantastic stay.
Chicago is one of the most dog-friendly cities in the country, with plenty of dog-friendly restaurants, public spaces and, yes, hotels. Considering which dog-friendly hotel to stay at during your next Windy City visit? Try one of these three favorites.
Staypineapple, An Iconic Hotel, The Loop Chicago
Right next to convenient shopping, the Chicago Cultural Center and Millennium Park, the relatively new Staypineapple property is a good pick for young pet parents who only want the best for their puppy children. A hip and millennial-friendly hotel, it sits within an 1895 skyscraper and offers views of Lake Michigan and Millennium Park alike.
When you stay at the property with your pooch, they’ll be treated to just as many fun amenities as you’ll enjoy. Pet-friendly guestrooms come outfitted with doggie bowls, treats, a doggie bed and even doggie bags, so that your next walk with Fido is even more convenient. There’s even a little stuffed dog included in every pet-friendly guestroom, to welcome your pet for their stay.
To save a little cash on your next visit, book the Pineapple Pup Package, which includes all of the above amenities, but then also gives you 50% off the regular pet fee included in your rate. All you have to do is book online using promo code PUP or mention the Pineapple Pup Package when you book via phone (you do have to book direct with the hotel, though, to take advantage of the special offer).
1 West Washington Street
Hyatt Centric, The Loop Chicago
If you really like to take advantage of earning those points and miles, and you’re a member of the World of Hyatt loyalty program, you may want to pick the Hyatt Centric, The Loop Chicago property for your next Chicago stay. The affordable property is right in the center of the Loop, near lots of great dining options.
The upscale property will never turn its nose up at your pup, and will happily host you both (dogs up to 50 pounds, that is). There are many dog-friendly restaurants and attractions in the area, as well, including several parks.
100 West Monroe Street
Virgin Hotels Chicago
Virgin Hotels is certainly known for pulling out all the stops for its human guests, but what about the dogs? Well, when it comes to the Virgin Hotels property in Chicago, your pet will be treated just as well as you are, with no size or breed restrictions and tons of pet-friendly amenities.
At your pet-friendly bedroom, you’ll find a porcelain watchdog situated right outside your door. Inside, a comfy dog bed awaits, as do food dishes, water dishes, treats and even a cute little Virgin Hotels bandana for your pup to wear out and about.
Plus, Virgin Hotels has been named one of the most pet-friendly brands in the country, as voted by actual travelers.
You’re sure to love the property as well, thanks to the special Virgin-only perks that you won’t find anywhere else in the city, such as a mobile app that allows you to chat with room service and the concierge, minibars stocked at street prices, in-room makeup vanities and smart, tech-heavy closets.
If you join Virgin’s The Know loyalty program, then they’ll be able to additionally personalize each of your stays to your liking, and prep your room to both your and your pup’s preferences.
203 North Wabash Avenue
By Holly Riddle