Pet-friendly Detroit is both the automotive and potato chip consumption capital of the world and home to Motown soul, it’s no wonder Stevie Wonder, Bob Seger, Eminem, Tom Selleck, Kid Rock and Robin Williams call Detroit home! There’s plenty of delightful doggie sites to see and activities to enjoy, including strolling beautiful downtown, walking through the endless dog parks, visiting the animal-friendly farms and museums galore. All animal lovers have every reason to this visit this Great Lakes’ city.
When traveling with your four-legged friend, parents are often burdened with where to stay, but not in Detroit! The following Detroit hotels greet pets with open arms:
The Townsend Hotel: Just four miles from the Detroit Zoological Park, travelers with pets are welcomed at this comfortably chic hotel. This European inspired elegant hotel features luxurious beds, lavish marble bathrooms, and superior furnishings topped off with time-honored hospitality. And, just when you think it couldn’t get any better, The Townsend Hotel also offers complimentary dog walking so your dog can experience the Motor City dog parks near the hotel. Barb Cooney, Chief Concierge at the Townsend Hotel said “The Townsend Program loves having dogs here. We welcome them with open arms and greet them with amenities; dog bowls, treats, and doggie beds. We have many services for guests with dogs such as dog sitters or personal shoppers for your dogs. We all love dogs here and if you bring your dog to us we take wonderful care of them. Detroit is a really pet-friendly town.” Located in a quiet suburban neighborhood, The Townsend Hotel is also home to the Rugby Grille and has received numerous acclaimed reviews. The Townsend Hotel is the perfect choice when you and your pet decide to stay in the Motor City. For more information visit: www.townsendhotel.com.
Omni Hotel: Located in the historical River Place district of Detroit, the Omni Hotel offers deluxe fitness and leisure accommodations such as a health club, spa, indoor heated swimming pool and whirlpool, and open tennis courts. For your inner gambler, the Omni provides complimentary transportation to the nearby Greektown Casino and, for all those shopaholics, the Omni is only about fifteen minutes from the Fairlane Mall. With all the amenities and exceptional views of the river the Omni Hotel is a perfect place to relax with your pooch. Just try to keep them under twenty-five lbs! For more information visit: www.omnihotels.com.
Shaggy Chic Boutique: If you want to give your pup a taste of the lavish life then take them to Shaggy Chic Boutique! Shaggy Chic is the place to spoil your pet with gourmet treats, luxury furniture, and the season’s hottest fashion trends. Why not make your pet feel like royalty for a day and take them to Shaggy Chic! Hours vary seasonally at the boutique. For more information contact: 248.594.5599.
Springdale Dog Park: Not a sassy, high profile pup? Prefer a good game of fetch? Then head to the Springdale Dog Park. For more athletic dogs, there is plenty off leash running room & relaxation. Located in Birmingham, this park offers just what the veterinarian ordered for that long overdue retreat. For more information visit: www.ci.birmingham.mi.us.
While on vacation moms and dads often have to leave their pets behind, but why should Fido have to stay cooped up in the hotel room?! Detroit has some of the finest doggie day cares there is to offer.
Doggie in the Window: Heaven on Earth for dogs! Welcomed by American Bouvier bellman, Bo, Doggie in the Window offers plenty of running room and play time for your pal. While staying at Doggie in the Window your pup can enjoy spa treatments, obedience training, behavioral therapy, tummy rubs, massage therapy, and plenty of treats, all in a comfortable climate controlled atmosphere. For more information visit: www.ditw.net.
Pet Ritz America: Featuring Caribbean Suites complete with Astroturf, in ground sprinklers, palm trees, and a gourmet menu. This puppy palace offers only the best when it comes to luxury boarding, grooming, and day care. For more information visit: www.petritzamerica.com.