Real talk: there’s just something about staying in a hotel that makes you feel like you’re on vacay even when you’re in your own city. And who says you can’t t-r-e-a-t yourself close to home? If you and your best bud are looking fur a safe change of scenery (aren’t we all) and your ears perk up at the sound of a fun cosmopawlitan getaway, you’re in luck with these dog-friendly hotels.
Note: All hotels featured below are following strict safety protocols, but we always recommend calling ahead to confirm any pup-specific deets or pandemic-related closures!
Minneapolis Hotels That Allow Dogs
Sniff out Minneapolis dog-friendly hotels.
1. Hewing Hotel
Located in a former farm implement warehouse, the North Loop’s Hewing Hotel shows the love and care it has for its history in every square inch of its gorgeously updated building. It’s a care that extends to every guest that walks through their doors, whether they walk on two legs or four. Pupper can snuggle up on a BarkBox Memory Foam dog bed and watch Barks and Rec reruns while you relax and enjoy the views from their Rooftop Lounge (no dogs allowed up that high; it’s too heckin’ scary). A $75 non-refundable pet fee will be applied to your stay.
2. Hotel Emery
Doggo’ll be feeling like the fanciest floofer in town when you book a staycation at Hotel Emery. Whether you’re wandering the streets of downtown Minneapolis or just staying cuddled up with room service on their cozy pillow top mattresses, Hotel Emery looks out for both you and your pooch to make sure your stay is nothing short of spectacular. Their furbulous Paws & Pints package includes 2 pints at Inbound Brewing, a per-night donation to Secondhand Hounds, a dog-friendly welcome amenity, a local guide, and a waived pet fee—pup yeah! Pet fee: A $50 non-refundable charge (2 pets max per room).
3. Loews Minneapolis Hotel
You know you’re in good paws, er, hands when you stay at a Loews hotel—the first national hotel chain to launch a pet-friendly program over 20 years ago. Talk about being ahead of the pack! The Loews Minneapolis Hotel will treat your furbabe like royalty with a gourmet pet room-service menu, toys, special bedding, a welcome letter from the general manager, and we haven’t even gotten to the hooman amenities. Relaxation station, here you come. A $100 non-refundable pet fee will be applied to your stay, and 2 pets max per room.
4. Elliot Park Hotel
Modern, sophisticated, and offering beautiful views of downtown Minneapolis from every room, the Elliot Park Hotel is the perfect spot when you just need a puppin’ break from reality, even if it’s just for a few days. A $150 non-refundable pet fee will be applied to your stay (2 pets of 50 pounds max per room).
5. W Hotel – The Foshay
P.A.W. Pets are Welcome at Minneapolis’ W Hotel in the iconic Foshay Tower. H*ck, they’re not just welcome, they’re pampered with plush pet beds, toys, and tasty turndown treats. Oh, did we mention the awe-inspiring views that await on the Foshay’s observation deck? Sounds like pup won’t be the only one who has a tuff time leaving! A $100 cleaning fee in addition to a $25/night non-refundable pet fee will be applied to your stay.
St. Paul Hotels That Allow Dogs
Pups’ll enjoy 5-star treatment across the river, too, in these St. Paul dog-friendly hotels.
6. Residence Inn
Just a quick mile to our beloved Mississippi River, Residence Inn puts you right in the middle of the best that downtown St. Paul has to offer. Enjoy a comfy and cozy change of pace with your four-legged fren, and maybe even hit up High Bridge Dog Park, with seven acres of wide open space where zoomies can be unleashed. A $100 non-refundable pet fee will be applied to your stay (1 pet of 80 pounds max per room).
7. Hyatt Place
The Hyatt Place hotel in the heart of lowertown St. Paul is within walking distance to Minnesota’s well-loved Keys Cafe, as well as the State Capitol and the Cathedral of Saint Paul. And what are those? The ingredients for a perfectly historic and lovely walk, after which you and pupper can chill out and unwind together. A $75 non-refundable pet fee will be applied to your stay, only doggos 50 pounds and under permitted; two pups may be allowed provided the combined weight of both dogs does not exceed 75 pounds.
Sometimes all you need are some new streets for strolling with your Shiba to give you that refreshing post-vacay feel, don’t you think? If you know of any other floof-friendly hotels in the Twin Cities, howl at us in the comments below!
Featured photo: Sam Ziegler