A Dog-Friendly Vacation
Dog-friendly Chicago hotels
Will urban types be scandalized by an 80-pound dog--clearly not one of those tiny canines tucked like Versace clutches under movie stars' arms?
Not at the famously pet-friendly Hotel Monaco, where staff members greet dogs by name, politely hand over a damage waiver addressed to the dog, then provide a map to a grassy oasis five minutes away along the Chicago River.
Another upscale downtown lodging that's dog-friendly is James Chicago Hotel, a stylish hotel near Michigan Avenue's shopping district.
Chicago and its suburbs offer many other dog-friendly hotels; check the city's Canine Clubhouse link below or Dogfriendly.com for more ideas.