The Best Pet-Friendly Hotels in Grand Rapids
Enjoy home comforts at SpringHill Suites Grand Rapids West, one of Grand Rapids' best pet-friendly hotels | Courtesy of SpringHill Suites Grand Rapids West / Expedia
Known for its craft beer and booming art scene, Michigan’s second largest city is chockablock with farm-to-table restaurants, breweries and excellent museums, and also close to the beaches and hiking trails of Lake Michigan.
You won’t need to be stuck in your hotel room if you bring a four-legged family member either: Grand Rapids has several excellent dog parks, trails and beaches where dogs are allowed just beyond the city, and even some shops and ice cream parlors welcome pets. For a perfect stay, check in at one of these pet-friendly hotels, bookable on Culture Trip.
AC Hotel by Marriott Grand Rapids Downtown
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Stay right in the heart of the city at this downtown hotel, surrounded by restaurants, coffee shops and craft breweries. The chic boutique-style decor inspires total relaxation with muted, modern rooms overlooking the city, while its buzzing bar serves G&Ts and tapas. Pets can join you during your stay for $75 (£53) per stay.
Canopy by Hilton Grand Rapids Downtown
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Beer fans won’t need to go far to taste Grand Rapids finest if they book this downtown hotel, located among over 80 local breweries. The hotel’s own Canopy Central Café also offers complimentary beer and wine tastings, while the rooftop beer garden specializes in craft cocktails and Dutch dishes. It’s a bargain to bring your pet, too, with dogs under 50lbs (23kg) welcome for a one-off $50 (£35) fee.
Holiday Inn Grand Rapids Downtown
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Dog definitely not handbag-sized? Check into this newly renovated hotel, two blocks from DeVos Place Convention Center, as pets up to 120lbs (54kg) are allowed for $25 (£18) a night. There’s also an indoor pool and whirlpool, convenience store, business center and unmissable burger joint serving 40 different beer options from 16 taps, the best burgers in town and homemade mason jar desserts.
Residence Inn by Marriott Grand Rapids Downtown
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If you’re staying a little longer in Grand Rapids, hunker down in this comfortable property, where you and your pet can spread out. Suites come with fully equipped kitchens and living areas, and there’s a free grocery delivery service to fill your fridge and settle in hassle-free. You can also bring along two pets per room, with a maximum weight of 50lbs (23kg) each for a $150 (£105) fee per stay.
Home2 Suites by Hilton Grand Rapids North
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Ideally located to explore the area around Grand Rapids, this Hilton property allows dogs of up to 40lbs (18kg) to check in for a one-off charge of $100 (£70). No need to worry about finding pet-free dining either: every suite comes with a full-size fridge, microwave and even a dishwasher, while induction burner cooking tops are available from the front desk.
Hyatt Place Grand Rapids – South
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You can spend days hiking the trails around Lake Michigan with your furry friend at your side if you stay at this handily located hotel. Dogs up to 50lbs (23kg) are welcome to stay up to six nights for $75 (£53), or two dogs can bunk down with you if their combined weight is less than 75lbs (34kg). Elsewhere, there’s an indoor pool, a handy convenience store to grab snacks for days out, an all-day bar and restaurant, and a hot breakfast is included.
Staybridge Suites Grand Rapids SW – Grandville
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If you’re desperate to shop, you can’t get closer to RiverTown Crossings Mall than this property, right across the street. There are also plenty of restaurants in walking distance, plus the hotel offers free parking, 24-hour laundry facilities, an indoor pool, business center and a full kitchen in every room. You can bring your pet along on the trip for $75 (£53) a night on stays up to six nights.
TownePlace Suites by Marriott Grand Rapids Airport
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It’s easy to stay in and spend quality time with your pup at this hotel north of the Grand Rapids International Airport, with pets costing an extra $150 (£105) per stay. Though there are several restaurants nearby, it’s easy to dine without going anywhere, as the hotel provides a barbecue and picnic area with Weber grills, fresh coffee in the lobby and a convenience store, plus a local restaurant delivery service. Rooms all have full-size fridges, dishwashers and microwaves – but everything from blenders to rice cookers are available to borrow.
SpringHill Suites Grand Rapids West
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Make yourself at home at this all-suite hotel in Grandville, moments from RiverTown Crossings Mall and 10mi (16km) from downtown. Suites are spacious with extra home comforts including pillowtop mattresses, a coffeemaker and mini-fridge, while the hotel provides free newspapers in the lobby, a restaurant delivery service, on-site laundry and valet dry cleaning, an indoor pool and car rental. Two pets can keep you company for a reasonable $100 (£70) fee per stay.
These recommendations were updated on May 11, 2021 to keep your travel plans fresh.