The Best Pet-Friendly Hotels to Book in Indiana, USA

Get ready for a pampering stay for you and your pup at Ironworks Hotel Indy in Indianapolis
Get ready for a pampering stay for you and your pup at Ironworks Hotel Indy in Indianapolis | Courtesy of Ironworks Hotel Indy / Expedia
Nick Dauk

Whatever reason sends you racing into the Hoosier State, you’ll be in no rush to leave. Indiana is packed with cute towns, stellar sports teams and a little piece of Lake Michigan that’s as sweet as it is serene. Indianapolis is a fantastic place to set up base camp if you have pets in tow. Pack a leash, and spend a few nights cuddled up with your canine in these pet-friendly hotels in Indiana, now bookable with Culture Trip.

1. Conrad Indianapolis, for art and crufts in Indianapolis


Luxurious lobby at the Conrad Indianapolis
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Right in the heart of Indianapolis, you’re a hail mary away from Lucas Oil Stadium when you stay at Conrad. The onsite spa may be a delight for the skin, but it’s the rooms that will pamper your eyes. The art-inspired suites are perfect for your pup if they admire modernism or contemporary or Pop art. More interested in making their own mark outside? No worries, you’re a short walk from the White River Trail – one long blank canvas on which to doodle.

2. Hotel Carmichael, Autograph Collection, for french bulldogs in Carmel

Boutique Hotel

Luxurious lounge at Hotel Carmichael, Autograph Collection
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Say oui (or woof) to the French fare, wine and music filling your stay at Hotel Carmichael. As it’s one of the pet-friendly hotels in the city of Carmel, a double guest room is a must unless you plan on cramming into a king bed with your over-cuddly canine. When it’s time for an evening walk, the Monon Trail outside is perfect for pets. Head south to stumble upon the serene Kawachinagano Japanese Garden.

3. Graduate Bloomington, for a scholarly stay in Bloomington


A living area at Graduate Bloomington, with a sofa, two soft chairs, table, TV and views towards the city
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Your sweet-but-simple chihuahua doesn’t need to be a scholar to stay at the Graduate, though it would help if they have a little decorum. This hip hotel is a Hoosier-inspired hangout near Indiana University Bloomington and has a room for you that’ll feel like you’ve come home from college. Stroll the campus with your pooch when you need fresh air; then, tuck yourselves to sleep in a king suite with a private terrace because you both deserve to be treated like heads of class during your stay.

4. Ironworks Hotel Indy, for puppy pampering in Indianapolis


Bedroom at Ironworks Hotel Indy, with a double bed, a wooden desk and grey and brown decor
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You know that look your dog gives you when you get home from work? That’s the same reaction the clerks at Ironworks Hotel will give your pet upon check-in. Belly rubs, treats and an Ironworks bandana are theirs to pick up in the lobby. A dowl bowl, custom cookie and other pet amenities are waiting for them in your room as well. If all this talk of treats has your stomach rumbling, you’re in luck. Sushi, craft beer and organic bites are available at the three restaurants at the hotel.

5. Bottleworks Hotel, for hip hounds in Indianapolis


Pool table at Bottleworks Hotel, in front of a wall with orange, green, white and brown tiles
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Bottleworks Hotel believes that your dog needs a taste of Indy as savory as yours, so feel free to bring them for the night. The hotel will provide dog bowls and cook up custom-made treats for them to munch on. They’ll even receive a placemat from the local pet-loving City Dogs Grocery. The staff haven’t forgotten about you, either; be on your best behavior, and you’re welcome to use the billiards table or snap pictures in the vintage photo booth.

6. The Westin Indianapolis, for White River walkies in Indianapolis


Large living area at the the Westin Indianapolis, decorated in muted colors
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Sandwiched between the Indianapolis Cultural Trail and the Indiana Convention Center, the Westin keeps you within walking distance of your evening plans. The skywalk connects to Circle Center Mall, and, with Hudnut Commons right next door, you can enjoy an evening out dining and shopping while popping back over for a doggie potty break as needed. Don’t keep Old Yeller cooped up for too long; the Cultural Trail winds over to the White River State Park, where he can get a good walk in.

7. Omni Severin Hotel, for luxury-loving lap dogs in Indianapolis


Large, elegant entrance hall at Omni Severin Hotel with a chandelier and a piano
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Omni is synonymous with luxury, and the Omni Severin Hotel is no different. While your pooch might not give a second thought to the comfortable plush robes, gorgeous granite and marble bathroom or the private outdoor balcony in the loft suite, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be discerning. They’ll relax in any room you choose, either staring out the window at the city skyline or snuggling themselves into the center of your pillow-top mattress.

8. The Alexander, a Dolce by Wyndham, for letting sleeping dogs lie in


Modern living area at the Alexander, a Dolce by Wyndham, decorated in cream tones
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The Alexander has multiple suites with huge California king mattresses – it’s like the staff know just how much your doggo loves to hog the bed. You’d be wise to book the studio residence as opposed to the junior suite so you can try to convince the pup to take their afternoon nap on the private terrace instead. South Street Square across the road is a solid walking spot full of sniff-worthy flowers and soft grass for sitting.

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