Best hotels that offer dog and cat lodging in Chicago

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If you’re thinking about traveling as a dog or cat owner in Illinois, there are three main options available. You can leave your furry friend at home to be taken care of by a friend or a professional pet sitter, you can opt for boarding, or, in some cases, you can take your dog or cat with you on your trip. If you’re interested in taking pets along with you on your trips, you should make sure you’re booking with hotels that allow pets. Here are five great hotels that offer dog and cat-friendly rooms in Chicago.

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1. Kimpton Hotel Monaco Chicago

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Kimpton Hotel Monaco Chicago is a highly rated hotel right in the center of Downtown Chicago. The boutique-focused location believes in offering the most luxe options for all visitors, with personalized service that will always exceed expectations. Plus, the views overlooking the Chicago River are great.

Kimpton Hotel Monaco Chicago has an exceptionally pet-friendly policy. There’s no limit on the number of pets allowed, no limit on the type of pets allowed, and no additional charge for pets. Plus, the concierge even keeps a list of pet-friendly restaurants, parks, groomers, and boutiques nearby that you can bring your dog to. It’s truly an exceptional place for people with furry friends to stay.

2. Hotel Zachary

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Hotel Zachary is a 173-room boutique hotel, including 20 suites, situated right in the heart of Wrigleyville — one of the most vibrant, unique neighborhoods in Chicago. The hotel building is inspired by the designs of the man who created Wrigley Field, Zachary Taylor Davis, and brings tremendous design together with unparalleled service.

The pet-friendly policy at Hotel Zachary is equally as great. While you can only have two pets in each room, there’s no weight limit. All pets stay for free, so you don’t have to pay an extra cleaning or stay fee.

3. Hampton Inn & Suites Chicago-North Shore/Skokie

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While technically located in Skokie, one of the suburbs of Chicago, this Hampton location is still a great option for people who want to enjoy Chicago without staying directly in the city. It’s only 17 miles away from Chicago, and it’s near a variety of entertainment options, including Lake Michigan beaches in Evanston and shops at Westfield Old Orchard.

As with many Hampton locations, this location is also very pet friendly. There is a $50 deposit required for all pets, as well as a $75 fee for a one to four-night stay and a $125 fee for a stay of five nights or more. Up to two dogs or cats can stay in your room with you.

4. Kinzie Hotel

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The contemporary, boutique accommodations at Kinzie Hotel are what separate it from the other hotels in Chicago. It’s set in the River North neighborhood, and it provides an incredibly unique option for anyone who’s looking for something contemporary and modern during their Chicago stay. Plus, the concierge staff can help you with bus passes, dinner reservations, and anything else you might need to make the most of your time.

This unique attention to detail also extends to the pet-friendly policy. Not only does Kinzie Hotel welcome dogs and cats of all sizes, but it also provides treats upon arrival. They also have unique amenities, like the Pamper Your Pooch package, which is an add-on that comes personalized with everything you need to ensure that your dog has a great time with you.

5. Hotel EMC2

Dog lodging Beds available Treats available Over 50 pound dogs 50 pound dogs Local parks

Part of the “Autograph Collection” series of hotels, Hotel EMC2 describes itself as being “for the restlessly curious and the unconventional.” It’s a dynamic and uniquely interesting hotel, with incredibly modern-style rooms that are intended to provide you with a sense of inspiration that you can take back with you to your daily life.

As part of its amenities, Hotel EMC2 ensures that it’s as dog-friendly as it gets. While you are required to fill out a waiver at check-in, there are no weight or size restrictions and no extra deposits required for checking in with a pet.

Stay with your dog or cat wherever you go

No matter where you’re going or what you’re planning to do, you deserve to be able to have your furry friend with you the whole time. That’s exactly what pet-friendly hotels do—offer a safe place for you and your dog or cat to spend the night. However, it’s also important that your pet is able to behave appropriately when visiting a hotel, and you may also need to work on anxiety issues if your pet struggles with those. If you’re looking to address pet health concerns before you start your journey, book a virtual care appointment with Vetster to talk about those issues and get expert help.

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