Best Pet-Friendly Hotels In Minnesota

April 5, 2014 8:00 AM

You shouldn’t have to leave Fifi at home when traveling for work or pleasure. Pets are often a part of the family and deserve to stay by your side. The following hotels will accommodate your pets and will often go above and beyond so your pet’s stay is as enjoyable as your own. For your next trip, find yourself a room that’s pet-friendly. They deserve to come along.

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Le Méridien Chambers
901 Hennepin Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55403
(612) 767-6900
Do pets appreciate good art, fantastic views of downtown Minneapolis and stylish boutique hotels? You’ll find out at this hotel located in Minneapolis’ arts district. The hotel itself is an art museum, with carefully selected pieces to supplement your, and your pet’s, experience. Minneapolis has a fantastic park system, so there’s always a place for your dog to run free close by. For a fee of $100 plus $25 per night of your stay, you can live in luxury with your pet, and the stay at Le Méridien will have you both feeling like rock stars.

Kahler Grand Hotel
20 2nd Ave. S.W.
Rochester, MN 55902
(507) 280-6200
Rochester is a beautiful city, and the Kahler Grand Hotel is right in the middle of everything. The services and amenities are top-notch, so when you bring your loyal friend to stay with you, you’ll both be living in luxury. Enjoy walks through the city and to the nearby parks and green space with your dog by your side. If you’re visiting a loved one is in the hospital (as it is connected to the world-renowned Mayo Clinic), sometimes a pet can provide the most comfort. In dark times, a dog will be there for you without judgment, no matter what the prognosis. The Kahler Grand does require a one-time, $144 non-refundable pet fee.

Grand Hotel

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Grand Hotel Minneapolis
615 2nd Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55402
(612) 288-8888

Stunning décor and old-world beauty make this hotel a standout in modern downtown Minneapolis. Minneapolis is one of the most dog-friendly cities in the world, and not only will the abundance of parks please your pup, but the city streets make for an ideal stroll with a pet of any type. Even better, there are no weight restrictions and no extra charges for keeping your pets with you at the Grand Hotel.

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Caribou Highlands Lodge
371 Ski Hill Road
Lutsen, MN 55612
(800) 642-6036

For the long Minnesota winters, skiing is one of the best ways to enjoy the weather. A nice getaway to the Caribou Highlands Lodge in Lutsen, one of the state’s best ski resorts, is a great vacation. If you’re going to be off skiing, you can’t just leave your pets home alone. Enjoy the warmth and comfort of this lodge with your pet by your side, and there are plenty of dog-friendly hikes and even a version of skiing for them to have some snowy fun as well. It’s a great resort in the summer and winter, so enjoy the majesty of the highlands with your pet for a daily fee of $35 and the total charge will not exceed $75.

The Suites
325 Lake Ave. S.
Duluth, MN 55802
(218) 727-4663

Located in picturesque Canal Park, The Suites is right in the middle of Duluth’s now bustling shopping, dining and entertainment district. With magnificent Lake Superior only blocks away, it’s a great area to take your dog on a walk, play fetch or even dip into the cold water. If you’ve brought your cat along, the spacious rooms allow for plenty of climbing and exploring. For only a $15-per-night charge, your four-legged friends can experience Duluth with you.

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Adrian Schramm is a resident Saint Paul writer with a passion for all things local. Through his work with Saint Paul Almanac and Minneapolis Examiner at, as well as in the kitchens of bars and restaurants around town, he has discovered what truly makes the Twin Cities tick.

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