The Best Pet-Friendly Hotels to Book in Ann Arbor, Michigan

You'll find plenty of outdoor space for your pup to explore at these Ann Arbor hotels
You'll find plenty of outdoor space for your pup to explore at these Ann Arbor hotels | Courtesy of Neala McCarten / Alamy Stock Photo / Expedia
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10 December 2021
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Ann Arbor: where an artsy downtown, epic food scene and an abundance of sport and cultural events combine into the quintessential college town. Like all good college towns, Ann Arbor is exceptionally dog-friendly. Ann Arbor will keep you and your pooch busy with its endless outdoor activities, farmer’s markets, galleries and menus to try. Definitely don’t miss Grizzly Peak Brewing Co, a downtown brewpub where your pup gets to choose its own dinner from the Pups on the Patio menu. And when it’s time for bed, check into any one of these pet-friendly hotels in Ann Arbor – bookable on Culture Trip – to ensure a great stay in Tree Town.

DoubleTree by Hilton Ann Arbor North – for both human and dog cookies

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If your travels bring you to Ann Arbor’s northside, or you just can’t resist a warm DoubleTree cookie – who can? – book your stay at the DoubleTree by Hilton Ann Arbor North. Not only does this dog-friendly hotel welcome large canines in their rooms, but there are lots of nice areas to take your furry friends for a stroll around the property. Each room has a microwave and mini-fridge, and across the street is a high-end grocery store, Plum Market, where you can stock up on fun snacks for you and the pups. If you need an extra car during your stay, a car rental service is available directly through the hotel. But you might not want to leave – the indoor/outdoor pool and jacuzzi mean the swim party is happening right here.

Graduate Ann Arbor – for bookworms and art lovers

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This is UMich Wolverine territory, so why not stay at the collegiate-inspired Graduate Ann Arbor? Located across the street from campus, this funky hotel welcomes both you and your pet with its energetic vibe and nostalgic decor – imagine lots of leather, velvet and plaid. The impressive lobby, decorated in Persian rugs and library furnishings, including a 40ft-long (12m) table, is ideal for casual meetings or marathon study sessions. Order yourself a plate of warm cookies and milk – or something stronger – from the Allen Rumsey cocktail lounge and soak in the ambience: artwork from hand-painted mosaics to graffiti decorate the space, reflecting the eclectic spirit of Ann Arbor.

The Kensington Hotel – for the finer things in life

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Where to stay if you have both champagne tastes and Thor the Bulldog as your traveling companion? The Kensington Hotel, of course. Not only will this dog-friendly Ann Arbor hotel welcome you with a glass of champagne, you’ll both feel right at home in the classy rooms decorated in layered neutral tones. While Thor snoozes in luxury, treat yourself to a splash in the largest hotel pool in Ann Arbor. On-site dining includes the highly creative rel·ish, where you can nibble on duck fat fries and shrimp basquaise. And if your stay falls on a Friday night, don’t miss the Friday Fish Fry.

Sheraton Ann Arbor Hotel – for complete comfort

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Located off Interstate 94, and only 25 minutes from Detroit Metro Airport, the Sheraton Ann Arbor welcomes guests with one dog – up to 55lb – with an upscale modern vibe. In winter, you’ll love the lobby fireplace, and in the summer, sprawl out on the plush outdoor sofas in the interior courtyard. The Sheraton Ann Arbor’s convenient location across State Street from Briarwood Mall means shopping is steps away, and when you’re ready to chill, head back to the Share Wine Lounge & Small Plate Bistro for a nibble on their crazy-popular fried artichoke hearts appetizer. If this is your first stay at a Sheraton, prepare yourself for some dreamy z’s — the Sheraton Signature Bed has a traveler cult following of comfort enthusiasts.

Even Hotels Ann Arbor, an IHG Hotel – for a health kick

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If you like to return from your trip as healthy as when you left home, Even Hotels Ann Arbor is here to help you hone that superpower with their wellness hotel concept. From ecofriendly bath products to the Cork & Kale Market menu, Even Hotels wants you and your two dogs – up to 40lb each – to thrive on your trip to Ann Arbor. The Wellness Rooms even feature LED mood-changing lights, and if you level up to the Wellness Suite you’ll score an in-room fitness zone.

Hyatt Place Ann Arbor – for the location, location, location

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If you’re traveling via Interstate 94, the Hyatt Place Ann Arbor offers a comfortable stay with a high-end feel for guests with up to two dogs – with a combined weight of 75lb. Think modern Michigan meets Scandinavian decor, with a welcoming lobby complete with a cozy library area. Several family-friendly dining options like California Pizza Kitchen and PF Chang’s are also close by. Generous checkin (3pm) and checkout (12pm) times mean you’ll have an extra couple of hours to head across the street to the Briarwood Mall for some last-minute shopping.

Residence Inn by Marriott Ann Arbor North – for a crowd-pleasing trip

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On the northside of Ann Arbor, between the UMich North Campus and the East Medical Campus, you’ll find this gem of a Residence Inn which welcomes up to two pets of any size. All rooms feature a fully equipped kitchen and living area to relax and unwind. This branch also features a basketball court and pool to keep the kids occupied. Stock up on snacks at the grocery store just a few minutes’ walk away, but make sure you treat yourself to one of the nearby independent restaurants – try a local favorite, Bewon, serving up authentic Korean favorites like stir-fried squid, bibimbap and home-made kimchi.

Sonesta Simply Suites Detroit Ann Arbor – for ultimate convenience

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If you’re in Ann Arbor for a longer stay, or just want to feel at home for a long weekend, the cute and cheerful apartment-style suites by Sonesta Simply Suites should suit you nicely. Conveniences include free breakfast, free coffee in the lobby, a 24-hour snack market, a full-size kitchen and desk area, outdoor grilling area and even free laundry. Ask about the “loan zone” – blenders, fans, board games and other items are available on loan from the front desk, for free. Up to two pets of any size are allowed per room.

Residence Inn Ann Arbor Downtown – for sleeping in the heart of the city

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If the excitement of Downtown Ann Arbor is calling your – and your pup’s – name, check out this Residence Inn location. Guests with up to two dogs of any size are welcome to make themselves at home in the comfy rooms and suites – all featuring a full kitchen. But you might not want to cook, as you’ll be steps from the action of Main Street with dozens of pubs, restaurants and shops to explore. You don’t need to leave your dog in the room, though – bring them over to the Detroit Street Filling Station’s pet-friendly, heated patio for creative vegan favorites like the World’s Greatest Wrap and the basil raspberry grilled cheese sandwich. Back in your room, you can keep tabs on the energy of downtown from panoramic windows over Huron Street.

Staybridge Suites Ann Arbor – Univ of Michigan, an IHG Hotel – for longer stays

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If your trip to Ann Arbor means going to Research Park, stay at the Staybridge Suites – University of Michigan. It’s located in Research Park itself, and the modern apartment-style rooms at the Staybridge Suites are decked out with everything you’d need for a longer or short stay – fully equipped kitchens, in-room lounging areas, free laundry facilities, indoor pool, grilling area, outdoor conversation areas with fire pits, and dry cleaning services. Pets of all sizes are welcome, but don’t forget to bring them a doggy bag from nearby Black Rock Bar & Grill, where steaks are cooked to perfection atop a 755-degree sizzling volcanic rock.

Still not found your ideal place to stay? See the best hotels in Ann Arbor for every kind of traveller, bookable with Culture Trip.

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