It's hard to imagine a city and a football team as tightly connected in the public imagination as Green Bay, Wisconsin, and the Packers. Fans from all over the country visit Lambeau Field for a bit of the team's magic. Since its redevelopment in 2003, with an atrium, pub, shop and Packers Hall of Fame, the team's historic stadium has become a year round, family destination. And where families travel these days, the family pet, increasingly, comes along. Quite a few hotels and motels within an easy distance of Lambeau Field are pet-friendly. Hotel pet policies are subject to change, though, so it's a good idea to phone ahead to be doubly sure.
Holiday Inn Green Bay City Center
Sensitive pet lovers may take exception but if they are willing to stay in a smoking room, their pet stays free at the Holiday Inn Green Bay City Center. Staying in a smoke-free room with a dog or cat, on the other hand, will set you back an additional cleaning fee $35 ( in 2010) at this hotel on the east bank of the Fox River. The hotel requires that pets be attended at all times and asks guests to sign a liability agreement on check-in.
Days Inn Green Bay Downtown
This branch of the national economy hotel chain was completely renovated in 2005. Besides refurbished guest rooms and public spaces, the hotel added a new pool and whirlpool area. Adjacent to the KI Convention Center, the downtown Days Inn is a river front hotel three miles from Lambeau Field. Pets are welcome for a fee, in 2010, of $12 per night.
Best Western Green Bay Inn
The Green Bay Inn is within walking distance of Lambeau Field and the Packer Hall of Fame. Guests may catch a glimpse of their favorite players in training as the Packers training camp facility is right across the street. Rooms come with a complimentary continental breakfast and access to the hotels indoor pool, steam room and spa. The nonsmoking hotel also has a business center and a fitness room. Pets are welcome, but Best Western advises guests to ring the hotel in advance to discuss restrictions and rates.
Microtel Inn And Suites Green Bay
Microtel Inn and Suites is an economical hotel group that offers upscale room features, such as down-like comforters, extra pillows and high thread-count linens. Free high-speed wireless Internet and continental breakfast with bagels, muffins, cereals and juices are included in the price. Suites are equipped with microwaves and fridges and some rooms have whirlpool baths. The hotel has an indoor pool as well as a hot tub and a kiddie pool with a water slide. The family pet can come along for a 2010 pet fee of $15.
- Holiday Inn Green Bay City Center;200 Main Street; Green Bay WI 54301;920-437-5900
- Days Inn Green Bay Downtown;406 N. Washington St.;Green Bay WI 54301;920-435-4484
- Best Western Green Bay Inn;780 Armed Forces Drive; Green Bay WI 54304-4528; 920-499-3161
- Microtel Inn And Suites Green Bay; 3031 Allied Street;Green Bay WI 4304;920-338-9000
- Greater Green Bay and the Lake Shore: Visitor Information
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