Lodging in Chicago’s North Shore Suburbs That Welcome Pets
Visitors to the suburban area north of the City of Chicago can find luxurious pet-friendly hotel lodging.
Chicago, Illinois is a huge metropolitan area with a number of towns and cities surrounding it. The suburban cities north of Chicago are referred to as the North Shore. The North Shore area is an affluent residential and commercial area that stretches up along the Lake Michigan Lakefront to the Wisconsin border.
It seems that an increasing number of people like to bring their pets along when they travel. Fortunately, it is becoming easier to find a pet-friendly hotel. Although most hotels do not allow pets, there are many that do. Pet policies differ in each hotel. Most pet-friendly hotels charge a surcharge. The surcharge may by a per-day fee, a set fee for the visit, or a cleaning fee. Some hotels charge a deposit that is refundable upon checkout after they verify that the room has not been damaged.
The information in this article has been gathered via hotel websites and by calling the hotels and asking about their pet policy. Pet policies are subject to change without notice. Contact the hotels to learn about the current policy and to make reservations.
Following are the best pet-friendly hotels in the North Shore Suburbs of Chicago:
Hotel Orrington, Evanston, IL.
Hotel Orrington enjoys a historic North Shore location near the respected Northwestern University. Evanston features Four-Star restaurants, clubs, spas, unique shopping, and cultural attractions. Evanston is about 30 minutes from Chicago, which is accessible by automobile or Metra commuter train. Hotel Orrington is a AAA Four-Diamond Hotel with luxurious amenities, including the 24-hour private access fitness center, 24-hour self-service business center, and Aveda amenities in the guest bathroom. INDIGO Bar and Lounge on the first floor of the hotel offers cocktails and appetizers, along with living entertainment. The Globe Cafe and Bar showcases regional American cuisine. Pets under 25 pounds allowed. A nonrefundable cleaning fee of $50 per visit. 847-866-8700.
La Quinta Inn and Suites Chicago North Shore, Bannockburn, IL
This Bannockburn Hotel is close to Abbott Labs, Barilla Pasta, Moore/Wallace Business Forms, and Grainger. The hotel features an indoor swimming pool, fitness center, complimentary continental breakfast, and more. Pets allowed with a $50 refundable deposit and a pet fee of $10 per day. 847-317-7300.
Staybridge Suites, Glenview
Hotel amenities include a 24-hour fitness center, swimming pool, sport court, BBQ pavilion and complimentary breakfast buffet. Pets allowed with Pet cleaning fee of $50 for up to five nights, each additional night is an additional $10 fee up to $300. 847-657-0002.
Baymont Inn, Glenview, IL
Amenities include a business center, free breakfast, fitness center, free high-speed Internet and more. Pets allowed. 847-635-8300.
Country Inn & Suites, Gurnee, IL
Located near Great America, Gurnee Mills Shopping Center, and the Great Lakes Naval Training Center. Amenities include an indoor pool, whirlpool, and free continental breakfast. Pet friendly with $50 cleaning fee. 847-625-9700.;
Homewood Suites by Hilton, Lincolnshire, IL
All suite hotel enjoys a convenient location at the intersection of I94 and Route 22 (Half Day Road). Guests of the hotel start the day with a complimentary breakfast. A Welcome Home reception during the week features a complimentary light meal and beverages. amenities include high-speed Internet, a swimming pool, fitness center and a nearby lake for jogging or walking. Pets allowed. 847-945-9300.
Staybridge Suites, Lincolnshire, IL
This is an all-suite extended-stay hotel located in the Lincolnshire Corporate Center. Amenities include fitness center, indoor pool, high-speed Internet and business center. Pets allowed with Pet cleaning fee of $50 for up to five nights, each additional night is an additional $10 fee up to $300. 847-821-0002.
Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites, Libertyville, IL
Amenities include a fitness center, indoor pool, whirlpool, high-speed Internet, and more. Dogs under 25 pounds allowed with a pet fee of $50. 847-549-7878.
Crown Plaza North Shore, Mundelein, IL
This Lake County Hotel is just minutes from companies such as Motorola, HSBC, Abbott Labs, Siemens, Medline, Hewitt, Baxter Labs, W,W, Grainger, TAP Pharmaceuticals, Hospira, Takeda, Trustmark, and ITW. Amenities include an indoor pool, fitness center, and business center. Pets allowed in designated first floor rooms. 847-949-5100.
Radisson Hotel, Northbrook, IL
Hotel amenities include high-speed Internet, pool, fitness center and more. Pets allowed. 847-298-2525.
Holiday Inn Skokie
Pets allowed in outside entry rooms only with $25 fee. 847-679-8900.
Residence Inn by Marriott, Waukegan. IL
Accommodations have separate living areas and fully equipped kitchens. Amenities include a fitness center, pool whirlpool. Residence Inn in Waukegan is near Six Flags Great America, Hurricane harbor theme parks, Gurnee Mills shopping center, and Great Lakes Naval Training Center. Pets allowed with a cleaning fee. 847-689-9260.
For pet-friendly hotels in downtown Chicago, read Chicago’s Magnificent Mile Hotels.
Information subject to change. Contact the hotels for further information and to make reservations.