Finding pooch friendly hotels in Chicago

If you're looking for a dog friendly hotel, Chicago can show your pooch some love.

The Hotel Burnham, for instance, located at 1 W.Washington, even has a director of pet relations. No, not a person who greets dogsa bulldog named Dillon who can be found sleeping by the front desk or enjoying a pat on the head from guests. The hotel doesn't charge a pet fee.

But before you show up to a hotel in Chicago with animal in tow, make sure you check sites like to verify whether pet fees have changed (including nonrefundable rates), the maximum size of the dog allowed and whether the hotel accepts pets.


Though The Talbott Hotel and the Omni Ambassador East no longer accept pets, other Chicago hotels welcome your pets with open paws. Here are a few:

TheWhitehall Hotel, 105 E. Delaware Place, (312) 944-6300, $30 pet fee per day, 7 pound maximum


The Fairmont Chicago, 200 N. Columbus Drive, (800) 257-7544, $25 pet fee per day, 25 pound maximum

Sutton Place Hotel Chicago, 21 E. Bellevue Place, (312) 266-2100, $50 nonrefundable deposit, 70 pound maximum

Amalfi Hotel Chicago, 20 W. Kinzie Street, (312) 395-9000, no charge, pets can only stay on the second floor, no weight maximum

Sofitel ChicagoWater Tower, 20 E. Chestnut Street, (312) 324-4000, $200 refundable deposit, 30 pound maximum

W Chicago City Center, 172 W. Adams Street, (312) 332-1200, $100 nonrefundable fee and $25 per night for cleaning, 40 pound maximum

Kimpton Hotels: At the following four hotels, there's no charge but guests must sign a pet agreement form and stay on the preferred floors. The Kimpton Hotels offer a complimentary dog bed, food and water dishes, leash, pickup bags and the dog's name is displayed on a blackboard at the front desk. Your pet also gets a pet treat at check-in.

Hotel Monaco, 225 N. Wabash, (312) 960-8500 (The director of pet relations there is a Lhasa Apso named Oliver.)

Hotel Burnham, 1 W.Washington, (312) 782-1111


Hotel Palomar, 505 N. State Street, (312) 755-9703

Hotel Allegro, 171 W. Randolph, (312) 236-0123