The Best Pet-Friendly Hotels to Book in Detroit

Bring your furry best friend along to the stylish Shinola Hotel
Bring your furry best friend along to the stylish Shinola Hotel | Courtesy of Shinola Hotel / Expedia
Michelle Juergen

Not being able to travel with Buddy, Rocky or Kitty is a dealbreaker for many travelers. Whether bringing along your pet is for convenience, companionship or emotional support, it should be a seamless process supported by your lodging of choice. And when you’re visiting Detroit, who better to amble along the riverfront with in the summer, or snuggle up to in the chilly winter months than your beloved furry friend? Let the cat out of the bag at these pet-friendly hotels in Detroit, bookable with Culture Trip.

1. Trumbull & Porter, for boutique bliss

Boutique Hotel

Modern room with two large beds and black-and-white artwork at Trumbull and Porter
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A major renovation overhauled Trumbull & Porter’s guest rooms, dining facilities, fitness center and outdoor space, but it didn’t change the boutique hotel’s pet policy. One dog or cat weighing less than 50 pounds (23kg) is permitted in your stylish room or suite that features custom furniture built by Michigan artisans. Grab a coffee from Burroughs Lounge and cozy up to the fire pit in the expansive courtyard, or walk four blocks to West Riverfront Park for views of the Detroit River.

2. The Westin Southfield Detroit, for suburban strolls


Upscale king room in soothing tones at he Westin Southfield Detroit
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You and two pets per room will feel at home at this Westin that’s a 20-minute drive outside of downtown Detroit. A northern suburb of Motor City, Southfield is a commercial and business center for metropolitan Detroit and home to the headquarters of many international and Fortune 500 companies. Explore the campus of Lawrence Technological University right next door, or play a round of golf at the nearby Evergreen Hills course.

3. Detroit Foundation Hotel, for sophisticated simplicity

Boutique Hotel

Deluxe stylish bedroom at Detroit Foundation Hotel
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​​Built in 1929 and formerly headquarters to the Detroit Fire Department, this property was restored and turned into the four-star Detroit Foundation Hotel in 2017. Guests and their accompanying pets love the handsome simplicity of the rooms here, which feature touches from talented local artists and makers, including iron-welded door handles from Smith Shop and wallpaper from the Detroit Wallpaper Co. Book the Chef’s Table experience at the Apparatus Room for a multi-course treat from two-Michelin-star chef Thomas Lents.

4. Aloft Detroit at the David Whitney, for luxe downtown digs


The impressive four-story central atrium at Aloft Detroit
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We love this Aloft property for its family-friendly amenities, but we also adore its inclusion of all your family members — even four-legged ones. One pooch per room is allowed at this boutique hotel, which punctuates the dark wood tones in its rooms with pops of neon greens, blues and reds. The 9ft (2.7m) ceilings and downtown views amplify the experience, while walk-in showers with rainfall showerheads offer added luxury.

5. Shinola Hotel, for mid-century chic


Corner bedroom with tall arched windows on two sides at Shinola Hotel
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Headquartered in Detroit, luxury goods retailer Shinola expanded into hospitality in 2019, when it opened Shinola Hotel, bringing the style and function of its brand into spacious rooms with mid-century modern furniture, hardwood flooring and loft-style windows that let in lots of natural light. Soothing earth tones complement it all, as do curated amenities. Certain room types feature Shinola turntables, so you and your pup can jam out to the curated vinyl collection.

6. The Siren, for storybook style


The colorful and stylishly eclectic sitting area at the Siren
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At the Siren, it’s like Alice in Wonderland met the Great Gatsby and decided to cohabit. Delicious jewel tones are offset by pastels and earth tones to set a mood for a quiet night in with a bottle of vintage Bordeaux, or a raucous fete that gets the vintage Murano glass chandelier at Candy Bar swinging. In-room touches like velvety seating, terrazzo tiles, custom Italian linens and hand-loomed blankets are both delicate and resonant.

7. Mint House Detroit – Grand Circus Park, for loft-style living


Design-forward living and dining space at Mint House Detroit
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With a loft feel and lots of white, rooms at Mint House offer an immaculate retreat from the hullabaloo of the city. Not your typical hotel room, lodging here is apartment-style, with full kitchens and ample living space for you and your service animal. Get local recommendations from the expert Mint House staff with the 24/7 digital concierge service, then head out to explore: sitting in downtown Detroit’s Times Square, this hotel is in the heart of it all.

8. The Westin Book Cadillac Detroit, for heritage hip


Industrial-style 24 Grille at Westin Book Cadillac Detroit
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At this downtown Detroit hotel, you’re not the only one sleeping in the trademarked Westin Heavenly Bed. Your four-legged bestie can take a load off in the Westin Heavenly Dog Bed while enjoying the pet welcome kit. Don’t miss sipping a craft cocktail in one of the Motor Bar’s leather seats as you soak in the history of the hotel, built in 1924 during a rush to transform Washington Avenue into the “Fifth Avenue of the Midwest.”

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