pet friendly hotels in Northfield, MN

1. Historic Hutchinson House B&B

About this hotel

Set in a Queen Anne-style building, this relaxed B&B is a 7-minute walk from dining and shopping in the historic city center of Faribault. It’s a half-mile from wine and cheese tastings at The Cheese Cave.The 5 warm, individually decorated rooms offer complimentary Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, and en suite bathrooms with heated floors. Some feature fireplaces, balconies, separate living areas and/or claw-foot tubs. In-room massages are available.Breakfast is served in a formal dining room. There’s also a parlor and a furnished wraparound porch. Children age 10 and over are welcome at an extra cost.

Things You Need to Know

  • Walking distance to the Paradise Center for the Arts and the Cathedral of Our Merciful Saviour
  • Guests praised the service
  • Guests praised the breakfast

Feedback From Real Customers

Jessica Pearse

We had a wonderful stay here! We drove down from Minneapolis for a weekend getaway, and everything was lovely The owner was so accommodating and sweet, and the breakfast (with vegetables from her own garden) was outstanding! You can tell so much love and care goes into this place, too It’s a real gem

Thank you for the fantastic time!

Craig Elford

I had an opportunity to stay last week at the Historic Hutchinson House B&B, and what a wonderful and pleasant experience it was The home is absolutely beautiful with incredible woodwork and is very tastefully decorated Hosts Tami & Doug Schluter and their pup Louie greeted me upon my arrival and instantly made me feel at home

They are very gracious hosts and welcomed me with open arms and briefly covered everything I needed to know and make for a very pleasant stay I stayed in the Johnson’s Pride room which was very spacious, nicely decorated, and with all the necessary comforts Tami prepared a delicious wild rice quiche, granola and fruit parfait, and fresh squeezed orange juice for breakfast served in the dining room with the other guests Very pleasant experience I would highly recommend staying with Tami and Doug at the Historic Hutchinson House B&B if you are ever in the area, and I plan to stay again next year as I travel to Minnesota lake country for vacation

Sarah Johnson

Staying at the historic Hutchinson House was a wonderful experience My boyfriend and I love old architecture and this place was full of historic touches Beautiful

Tami and Doug were amazing Both were a wealth of knowledge about the home, area, and things to do Tami called the Woolin Mill and informed them we would be there for the tour The Mill crew knew us by name which was cool and head tilting at the same time Breakfast was delicious I believe I have expanded my breakfast belly by at least double, but it was worth it Thank you all for making the best first B&B impression for me We will be back 🙂

2. Contented Cottage B&B

About this hotel

This cozy B&B surrounded by trees is 2 miles from the Carleton College Cowling Arboretum, and 1 mile from the Northfield Historical Society. Highway 19 Boulevard is less than 1 mile away.The 2 relaxed rooms offer TVs, private bathrooms, and sitting areas, in addition to balconies, claw-foot tubs, and/or fireplaces.Breakfast is served in a down-to-earth dining room. There’s also a garden, in addition to a porch with seating, a rustic sitting area with a fireplace, and occasional teas.

Things You Need to Know

  • 14 min walk to Flaten Art Museum
  • Guests praised the breakfast

Feedback From Real Customers

Wendy Waha

We enjoyed every beautiful, thoughtful aspect of our visit- from the yard chickens, bee hive (bought hand made soap and honey), to the sweet cottage-like inn, with comfy beds and magnificent breakfast ❤ We’ll definitely be back! Hosts were gracious and friendly, but gave us our space It was perfect! Gave a 4 on location because of the busy road out front- Grounds near the Inn were gorgeous! (See pictures)

Barbara Johnson

Charming suite and location!! We were very comfortable and felt right at home in this newly remodeled cottage There is plenty of sitting room between the suite, the parlour (with fireplace), and the screened porch We spent most of our free time reading in the porch and watching the birds flit around in the surrounding woods and the bird feeders

Breakfasts and the little cookies each night are fabulousThe hosts are very accommodating and flexible as we had to keep adjusting our schedule This will definitely be our “home base” when we visit Northfield in the future

Amy Peterson

I was invited to a noon tea at the Contented Cottage and it was fantastic! The food was amazing (I will be dreaming about those scones) and the hospitality was wonderful I loved all of the attention to detail that made the tea so special: fancy tea cups, antique tea pots, cute napkins and place settings

it was all so much fun I can’t wait to go again

3. Winjum’s Shady Acres Restaurant & Resort (2-star hotel)

About this hotel

Set on Roberds Lake, this basic, rustic resort is 6.9 miles from downtown Faribault.The 8, simple clapboard cabins have private bathrooms and full kitchens, plus Wi-Fi, TVs and air-conditioning. Bed linens are provided.There’s a swimming beach, plus sport courts, lawn games and a game room. Other amenities include an on-site restaurant and bar, and RV slots. Cabins have private boat docks, and boats rentals are also offered.

Things You Need to Know

  • The rooms have coffee makers and refrigerators
  • 6 min drive to Roberds Lake
  • Guests liked the service
  • Guests liked “Standing rib roast”, mentioned 15 times in reviews
  • Guests liked “hamburgers”, mentioned 12 times in reviews
  • Guests praised the breakfast
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a bar

Feedback From Real Customers


I recently stayed there while attending a high school reunion The cabins are rustic and comfortable & the view of the lake is outstanding We had a lakeside cabin

wonderful location out I must say in the middle of nowhere But that was part of the charm It is a combination rental cabin and RV campsite We stayed in one of the cabins and the accommodations were quite satisfactory There is a restaurant bar combo on site that served excellent farm fresh wonderfully prepared meals at very reasonable prices I must make it a point to give a shout out to the service I received from everyone I encountered including the owner Pam These people made you feel welcome That kind of stuff makes a difference when people are truly just being nice I would definitely recommend it and I would definitely stay there again if I’m ever in that part of the country

Jason Robeck

Having a business you would think you would always, and I mean always carry yourself by being upfront honest and straight to the point and not blowing smoke up people’s you know what you should be able to tell things as they are are be up front And honest and never waste anybody’s time but unfortunately This is not so much the case here I will leave it at that My last review that I just edited here

I realized it was a very very badly worded review being as I was voice to texting while I did it I am voice to texting this one also so some of the punctuation is not here but at least the wording is correct By the way Pam I will not speak with you on this review , maybe just take this review as an eye opener and to Change the ways you interact with people and do things there, no matter what the scenario may be

4. Lake Byllesby Campground

About this hotel

7650 Echo Point Rd, Cannon Falls, MN 55009(651) 480-7770

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the bathrooms
  • 6 min drive to Lake Byllesby
  • Guests praised the service
  • Guests mentioned beaches 32 times
  • Guests mentioned “Playground” 24 times

Feedback From Real Customers

Linda Vigesaa

We stayed here for three nights while visiting family in the area It was great! Paved RV parking sites with plenty of room and pull-thrus The lake is beautiful

Lots of walking areas, and areas for kids to play The bathrooms and showers were very clean and well-maintained The park hosts were very friendly and helpful Our site was right by the lake A very relaxing place to come back to each evening We look forward to coming back One of our favorite campgrounds!

5. AmericInn by Wyndham Northfield (2-star hotel)

About this hotel

On a tree-lined street off Insterstate 35, this informal hotel is 2 miles from Carleton College, 3 miles from St. Olaf College, and 3 miles from Sechler Park.The relaxed rooms come with flat-screen TVs, microwaves and minifridges, as well as coffeemakers and free Wi-Fi. Interconnecting rooms are available.Breakfast is complimentary, as is parking. Other amenities include an indoor pool and a hot tub. Event space is available. Pets are welcome.

Things You Need to Know

  • 4 min drive to Northfield Historical Society
  • Guests mentioned beds 12 times
  • Guests liked the breakfast
  • Guests praised the indoor pool and the hot tub

Feedback From Real Customers

Nicole Gislason

The hotel was very clean with comfortable beds & pillows (I even bought the same pillows after sleeping so well on them) The staff was incredible I was in town for surgery and my mom was with me due to anesthesia; they placed us on the 1st floor near the side door and checked in on me daily

How sweet is that? Breakfast was pretty good! The location was pretty central to everything and so convenient for us since we didn’t know where things were Great experience!

Bob E

I’m handicapped and can’t do stairs We requested a mobility access room (clearly identified on the confirmation) They booked us on the second floor with no elevator

Sorry we can’t change the room being you booked through a third party Couldn’t use the room had to book another on the first floor Contacted credit card company to refuse the charges It was denied This is how this place treats handicapped and disabled people I wonder how many others they did this too Karen the front desk manager is a phony And the breakfast sucks Anything good is gone by 8 and is not replenish The other positive reviews are fake

Nathan Rinehart

Pretty nice rooms they do offer a breakfast which is nice They have a pool and a hot tub that both work Lately alot of the hot tubs have been down at my last few places I have stayed

So was a plus for the hottub working The down falls aren’t many But the tvs were small, and I paid 10500 on a Thursday for a stay To me that’s like weekend rates

6. Motel 6 Lakeville, MN – South – Lakeville (2-star hotel)

About this hotel

Adjacent to Interstate 35, this simple budget lodging is 1.3 miles from West Lake Marion Park and 7.3 miles from both Buck Hill ski area and the Burnsville Center mall.The straightforward rooms include WiFi (fee) and TVs with expanded cable channels. Kids 17 and under stay free with an adult family member.There’s a coin laundry, in addition to free morning coffee and parking.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests mentioned the rooms are clean
  • 8 min drive to Ritter Farm Park
  • Some guests complained about the bathrooms
  • Guests mentioned the service is friendly

Feedback From Real Customers

Anna Page

Caveat this was significantly cheaper than any of the other area hotels We literally just slept there so didn’t need a lot of amenities Room is austere

not even a picture on the wall but was clean and quiet We had a 2nd floor room Negatives were no shampoo, the blankets are very thin and although we had a non smoking room the hallway reaked of smoke

Sudina Sikrakar

Horrible horrible experience When we entered the room, there was hair on the sink as well as towel But the biggest issue was that starting 6a

m there was constant opening and shutting of doors and employees talking loudly They did not care to keep it low Most importantly the reception staff failed to let us know that we were getting room by cleaning/maintenance closet

Todd Todd

I arrived and parked a pickup with a trailer Was told by manager I couldn’t park on property

I’d have to park behind a shopping center, or in McDonald’s parking lot Then cart my things across the parking lot When later that evening they allowed another pickup with a longer trailer hauling two boats To park in the same place I originally parked Because of the parking situation I had to leave much earlier than I wanted to Hotel was clean and comfortable budget style like most motel 6 are Just staff was inconsistent and rules seem to be spur of the moment decisions not actually rules Very unprofessional

7. GrandStay Residential Suites Hotel Faribault (2-star hotel)

About this hotel

Off I-35, this modern all-suite hotel is a mile from Downtown, 6 miles from River Bend Nature Center and 2 miles from North Alexander Park.Low-key studios and 1- to 2-bedroom suites come with kitchens, desks, sofabeds, flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi. Upgraded suites add in-room hot tubs.A breakfast buffet and all-day coffee are free. There’s also an indoor pool, a hot tub and a kid’s wading pool, as well as a gym and a sport court. Other amenities include a convenience store, a game room, a guest laundry and meeting facilities.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the clean, large rooms and the kitchenettes
  • Guests praised the beds
  • 3 min drive to Rice County Historical Society
  • Guests praised the friendly service
  • Guests liked the breakfast
  • One of the few hotels in the area with an indoor pool
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a hot tub

Feedback From Real Customers

Tee Kom

Great hotel! The room was spacious and clean Reasonable rate tooOnly 2 complaints if you can call them that

The blanket was too thick and heavy for my taste Better than the usual thin blankets at most hotels though, and the breakfast was a little sparse Once again, it was good but less than the usual spread at other placesYes, we will be staying there again

MIchele Buckley

We’ve stayed in this hotel several times now This past 2 times we were not impressed at all The staff was rude to our team, constantly telling them to stop running around the hotel, even though they were either in the pool or just walked in the door

My son had just walked out of our room when he was stopped and told a doctor and nurse are staying there, so they needed to be quiet There were 6 other teams staying there and we had the first floor The breakfast was pathetic and when they ran out of stuff they didn’t have anything to replace it Juice, milk, coffee, hot water, simple things They should’ve planned based on the reservations that were made Also we attempted to have pizza in the breakfast area after a late game, they turned the lights off on us, refused to let us use the conference room and told us it’s bed time It was not even pool closing time I canceled my reservation for our final tournament and will not make another reservation there again And when we complained about a team that was banging on our doors at 12:30 am they did nothing about it, 2 years in a row

Colleen Houghtby

We stayed here for a friends 60th birthday It was super busy as there were lots of families for baseball tournaments as well as a Family reunion Jessica was the only person at the front desk

That lady deserves a raise She remained calm, professional, kind and helpful She went out of her way to be sure we were taken care of! Now for the room…there were still dishes in the dishwasher, clean but not in the cupboards The air was set to 58 degrees which we discovered when we woke up freezing The breakfast had a lot of variety but being it was so busy we chose to go get breakfast elsewhere All in all we enjoyed ourself and had it not been for Jessica things may not have been as good

8. Holiday Inn & Suites Minneapolis – Lakeville, an IHG Hotel (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

This contemporary hotel off the I-35 is a 17-minute drive from the Mall of America and 8-minutes’ drive from the Elko Speedway.Modern rooms come with desks and flat-screen TVs, plus minifridges, microwaves and premium cable channels. There’s also free WiFi and high-pressure showerheads, plus kids 19 and under stay free with an adult. Suites add separate living spaces, kitchenettes and whirlpool tubs. Kidsuites® are available.Amenities include an bistro offering Italian/American dishes (where kids 12 and under eat free) and an indoor pool with a waterslide, as well as a fitness center and free parking.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the clean rooms
  • 6 min drive to Ritter Farm Park
  • Guests praised the service
  • Guests liked the water park, mentioned 40 times in reviews
  • Guests praised the grounds
  • Guests praised the breakfast
  • Guests praised the indoor pool and the hot tub

Feedback From Real Customers

Julie Mack

Went down for a wedding and spent 2 nights here in 2 different rooms First room was a suite, working fridge, microwave, dishwasher and fireplace with different colors in it Very spacious room, separate bedroom with a poolside view

I slept on the pull out bed which I found to be comfortable Separate air conditioning for the livingroom space and bedroom which was very nice Second night, was a regular room Also very comfortable but I did find some food residue left under the desk there from a past guest Pillows and bed was very comfortable and the refrigerator, coffeemaker, and TV were all in working order Desk staff was very pleasant to work with and greeted us every time we walked in or out the front doors I’ve added pictures of the pool/jacuzzi area

Samantha Y.

This hotel was okay, but not for the price The “water park” is a joke There aren’t very many pictures of it on the website for a reason

There’s a little splasher area and one water slide The pool doesn’t go deeper than 3ish feet, and it is NEVER on unless you walk all the way out to the front desk and wait for someone to come along so you can request it be turned on There is only one elevator in the building and it’s right by the pool, so it stinks like corn chips and dirty, wet feetOur room had candy on the floor when we got there The toddler found one right away, and then we found a few more plus a lot of crumbs in the carpet We left a couple bags of ice in the tub to melt overnight and they left rings in the grime inside the tub One of the TVs in our room didn’t have a working remote We filled out the requests for our stay ahead of time, but we didn’t get any extra pillows or towels When the room is reserved for more than 2 people, why aren’t there more than two towels?The staff was nice They did have a little area where you could buy snacks or microwavable things We were able to go to the front desk every single time to ask for coupons when we wanted to eat in the restaurant, which made the kids’ food free

sasho nedanovski

I came out for a business meeting and when I came back to the hotel after the meeting the room had already been cleaned and $300 of my money was stolen from the roomDon’t use this hotel theirs no safe to keep your belongs in and the house keeping will steal your money or anything of VauleAs a business owner myself this is so unprofessional

Make sure to never stay here I’ve been in plenty of hotels and never had anything stolen, especially money!Bad for business you guys should make sure you hire people that are more trustworthy and do better background checks!

9. Camp Faribo

About this hotel

21851 Bagley Ave, Faribault, MN 55021(507) 332-8453

Things You Need to Know

  • 7 min drive to the Paradise Center for the Arts
  • Guests liked the service
  • Guests praised the pool

Feedback From Real Customers

Katie Stanke

Janet and Steve are amazing campground owners, who take pride in their campground and it shows! Bathroom/shower rooms were remodeled a few years ago and are always well kept and clean Playground was also updated a few years ago, and our kids love it! The pool is a huge plus, great for all ages! The grounds are always well kept and clean, and the lot sizes are much larger than a lot of other campgrounds I’ve gone to around the area The office is adorable with lots of items to purchase (snacks, clothing, home goods, etc) Campground is close to town, but for enough away at the same time

We will definitely be coming back every year!

Mike brown

As many others have said, I felt like I was in jail and being watched by the warden on his golf cart I was told very sternly to stay off the grass, but sitting at my camper I could see 4 cars parked on the grass I was also told no rugs larger than 2’x3’ because they were trying to save the grass, but when you walk around the park there’s tents out in front of campers, there campers with wood decks and huge rugs in the grass…

but I can’t have oneThe worst part was the distance between the shared water hookup and the sewer hookup was the largest I’ve ever seen at a campground If you stay here you’ll need 25’ of water hose and 25’ of sewer hose I could only hook up to water for the night as I couldn’t reach the sewer at the same time (15’ hose)Looking at other campers, they had 3 10’ hoses hooked together to make the span to the sewerThe pool was nice But it is absolutely not heated at all It was 85 degrees when we stopped and couldn’t stay in pool for more than 15 minI do not recommend this place

Grace Jaeger

Park is very peaceful midweek But from Friday thru Monday it is packed The sites are extremely close together and poorly designed

The weekends brought rowdy people into the campground and filled the pool area with kids and adults cannon balling into the pool It says the pool is heated on the website but it wasn’t heated at all Could have used it The pool is an old design and the steps going into it were dangerousThe showers were dingy and you had to pay for them I couldn’t figure out how much it would cost for a decent shower as there was no info on that About 2/3 of the park were long term campers Water pressure was terrible and water was cloudy A neighbor advised us not to use surge protectors on the electric or power wouldn’t work Trees were in need of trimmingThe laundry area was poorly designed with washers on one end of the room and dryers on opposite wall at the other end No carts to move wet clothes between them And no folding areaWe would not stay again

10. Regency Inn & Suites, Faribault (2-star hotel)

About this hotel

Off I-35, overlooking Wells Lake, this classic hotel lies 2.2 miles from downtown Faribault.Simple rooms come with en suite bathrooms. Some have microwaves and minifridges.Continental breakfast and all-day coffee are free. Other amenities include an indoor pool, game room, business center and free WiFi access in the lobby. Parking, with space for RVs and trucks, is also complimentary.

Things You Need to Know

  • 7 min drive to the Paradise Center for the Arts
  • Guests mentioned pools 21 times

Feedback From Real Customers

Mica Pledger

We were charged $8999, probably because we’re African American Don’t trust the website, wait until you actually get to the hotel to pay or reserve a room

My sister reserved a room with 2 queen size beds in the room and snaptravel charged her card instantly Then when we got to the hotel they said that she had a 1 bed in the room snaptravel refused to give a refund Online it says $56 when we got to the hotel we were charged $90 for each room The motel does not look nice for it to be that expensive it’s old & very tiny soap bars and little packets of shampoo The heat and air conditioner did not work in our room I’m pregnant and I woke up sneezing because I was so cold

11. Days Inn by Wyndham Faribault (2-star hotel)

About this hotel

Adjacent to Interstate 35, this simple 2-story hotel with a white wood exterior is 6.5 miles from fishing at Cannon Lake, a 12-minute drive from Medford Outlet Center and a 13-minute drive from River Bend Nature Center.All rooms have en suite bathrooms with showers and tubs, plus desks, free WiFi, TVs, microwaves and coffeemakers. Some also come with minifridges, while suites are available with kitchenettes. Kids 17 and under stay free with a paying adult.A free continental breakfast buffet is provided. There’s a game room, an indoor pool and a hot tub. Other amenities include a business center and free parking for vehicles of all sizes.

Things You Need to Know

  • 5 min drive to Rice County Historical Society
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a hot tub
  • Guests liked the pool

Feedback From Real Customers

Scott Barnum

Had an incident of loud banging on a door at 1:30 in the morning and continued for some time and the police came and told the people in the room to open the door and they were to leave the premises They would not open the door and the noise quit I believe the police and hotel perso left

Would of thought we would have recieved some kind of compensation for our lost sleep

12. Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Northfield (2-star hotel)

About this hotel

Facing the Cannon River, this unpretentious hotel is a 9-minute walk from Carleton College and 7 miles from I-35.Streamlined rooms feature free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, as well as minifridges, microwaves and coffeemakers. Suites add sofabeds. Some have river views.Continental breakfast and heated underground parking are complimentary. There’s also a relaxed bar with a deck overlooking the river. Other amenities include an indoor pool, a gym and a business center, plus coin-operated laundry facilities. Pets are welcome (fee).

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the rooms, which have microwaves
  • The rooms have coffee makers
  • Walking distance to Northfield Historical Society and Perlman Teaching Museum
  • Guests praised the service
  • The fitness center has elliptical machines and weight machines
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a bar

Feedback From Real Customers


The Fairfield is a gem of a hotel in the heart of Northfield The patio and many rooms overlook the Cannon River The room rate includes breakfast in a cheerful space that connects to the hotel bar and restaurant

The hallways are wide, and the hotel is clean and contemporary with wide hallways and a boardroom off the spacious lobby The Fairfield is centrally located and a mile or less from many points of interest: St Olaf and Carleton Colleges; the Northfield Historical Society; historical St John’s Lutheran Church; Antiques of Northfield; Northfield Arts Guild Theater; and many shops and restaurants The staff are excellent and very responsive to the needs of their guests Our group required a block of rooms and Tammy made it easy for individuals to simply click on a link to make a reservation

David Kiesel

Good newer hotel Has underground parking for cold and snowy weather Rooms are nice with comfy beds

Good breakfast with grab and go breakfast burritos and muffins with cheese and sausage Hard boiled eggs, yogurt, cereal waffles and juice Also good blueberry scones Great location for St Olaf and Carleton college Nice small town with everything nearby

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