Plan a Staycation at These Dog-Friendly Chicago Hotels

Good dogs love sweet home Chicago, so when it comes time to plan a weekend getaway, why not make it a get-a-stay? With pawesome amenities and so much to explore, these local destinations will leave tails wagging. Whether you’re looking for luxe Loop digs or neighborhood hangs, these dog-friendly Chicago hotels are some of the city’s most pro-dog places to stay and play.

Ace Hotel Chicago

Ace Hotel is the place for a pawesome West Loop weekend! For people only, there’s Little Wild, the popular wooftop bar and lounge with dreamy skyline views and good tunes every Thursday-Sunday. And listen up, pooches: Dogs are welcome in the lobby and bar areas, and Bartelme Dog Friendly Area is just a 10-minute walk from the hotel.

Chicago Athletic Association Hotel

Downtown’s Chicago Athletic Association Hotel not only accepts dogs, it encourages them! Pooches will go mutts for walks around Millennium Park (I mean, they’ve always wanted a Cloud Gate selfie). On-site Fairgrounds Craft Coffee and Tea also welcomes the woofers inside, and has treats for ‘em, too.

The Guesthouse Hotel

This place adores four-legged guests! Your dog’ll ruv the hotel’s complimentary treats, beds, baggies, and food and water bowls, and you’ll both love exploring its dog-friendly neighborhood guide.

Home2 Suites by Hilton Chicago

These pup-friendly hotels in the South Loop at McCormick Place and in River North a few blocks from the Mag Mile let Fido explore most of the place with you, including outdoor areas (poo bags included). With amenities like full kitchens and tasty, complimentary breakfast, everypawdy’s gonna have a waggin’ good time. Après-adventuring, order room service and snuggle on the bed together.

Hotel Lincoln

dog lying down in hotel bed
Just waiting for mom to fall asleep so I can raid the mini-bar. | @norpup

Hotel Lincoln rests right in the lush dog-walkin’ paradise that is Lincoln Park, and pets stay free at this uber dog-friendly hotel. Humans will enjoy their rooftop yoga and a wine hour (J. Parker is upstairs), and pups will love what they get when they ask about the “secret door” at the front desk—it gets ‘em a surprise!

Ray’s Bucktown Bed and Breakfast

Enjoy all that Bucktown and nearby Wicker Park have to off-fur at this fun bed and breakfast! With tons of walkable restaurants, warmly furnished rooms, and a cooked-to-order breakfast, pup’ll be beggin’ to move in. And for your bestie, Churchill Field Dog Park, Logan Square Dog Park, and The 606 are all just a 12-15 minute walk away.

Virgin Hotels Chicago

This place has so much love for the woofers. Pup-focused perks include a dog bed, food and water dishes (with some treats for good measure), and a stylish bandana! There are no additional fees, either.

W Chicago Lakeshore

W Chicago Lakeshore is located on Lake Michigan’s waterfront just steps from the Mag Mile. If you’re looking for an adventure, take a stroll to check out dog-friendly things to do at Navy Pier. Or just stay in your room for some well-deserved R&R; you’ll both appreciate the corgi-ous view.

Staypineapple Chicago – An Iconic Hotel

Calling yourself iconic within your own name is quite a bold choice, but Staypineapple backs it up. Right on the corner of Washington and State, you’re in the heart of Chicago’s shopping, theater, and food scene. However, what really makes this place so iconic is how much they love dogs. Treats are readily available, and so are dog beds, bowls, bags, and all of the attention your pup could need from the staff.

Got another furbulous spot to recommend? Share which dog-friendly Chicago hotels you ruv in the comments!

Featured photo: The Guesthouse Hotel

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