8 of the Best Pet-Friendly Hotels in Southern California


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Whether you’re looking for a weekend getaway or a lengthy vacay, traveling with your furry friend can be tricky. Hotels claiming to be “pet friendly” sometimes offer nothing more than admission—with no notable pet amenities. Even then, they may have breed restrictions, weight restrictions, or high fees that don’t accommodate you and your dog.

If you want to stay somewhere that “gets” pets, look no further! From Santa Barbara to San Diego, these eight Southern California hotels are committed to catering to your canine companion.

La Valencia Hotel

Vintage meets modern luxury at the La Valencia Hotel. This hotel overlooks the Pacific Ocean and is a remarkably beautiful getaway for you and your dog. Your best pal can pick their favorite dish from La Valencia Hotel’s restaurant dog menu and savor their meal from the outdoor patio. The nightly pet fee is $50 per pet with a maximum of two pets in each room. Plus, there’s a “Pampered Pooches Package” that comes with a plush dog bed and dog bowls, $25 daily credit on the dog menu, a tennis ball and waived nightly pet fee with two dogs included in the rate. La Valencia Hotel is located at 1132 Prospect St, La Jolla, CA 92037. Learn more at lavalencia.com.


Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows

If you’re looking for a luxury experience and breathtaking beach views to enjoy with Fido, Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows is a must-visit. Located less than a mile from the Santa Monica Pier, pets are welcome in every guest room, suite and bungalow hideaway. The hotel provides your dog (or cat!) with a lavish bed, collapsible travel bowl, all-natural treats and waste bags during your stay. There’s a $100 pet fee, with 10 percent of the fee donated to Wags & Walks. Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows is located at 101 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401. Visit fairmont-miramar.com.


San Ysidro Ranch

Ready for a magical stay with your canine companion? Practically designed right out of a fairytale, San Ysidro Ranch has had a historic guestlist in its 130 years, including Audrey Hepburn, Lucille Ball and John and Jackie Kennedy. The hotel offers a “Pampered Pet Program,” where your dog can sign in alongside you in the registration book and get their very own welcome in the form of a pet-friendly cookie treat! The program also provides plush pet bedding, personalized welcome amenity, water bowls and an in-room dining menu. Dogs of all sizes can stay at San Ysidro Ranch’s pet-friendly cottages with a one-time cleaning fee of $150 per stay. San Ysidro Ranch is located at 900 San Ysidro Ln, Montecito, CA 93108. For more information, visit sanysidroranch.com.



Kimpton Hotel

A trip to La-La Land wouldn’t be complete with a stay in the Kimpton Hotel. This sleek and stunning boutique hotel is about as pet friendly as it gets. There’s no size or weight limit, no limit on the number of dogs you can bring, and no deposit or cleaning fees charged (!). Additionally, there are courtesy bags for walking your dog and dedicated floors for guests with pets. The Kimpton Hotel has also partnered with Wag! in case you’re seeking pet walking, boarding, or sitting services over the course of your stay. Kimpton Hotel Palomar Los Angeles Beverly Hills is located at 10740 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90024. Learn more at hotelpalomar-beverlyhills.com.


Hotel Indigo San Diego Gaslamp Quarter

Looking for a hotel with a convenient location with stunning views of downtown and Petco Park? Hotel Indigo San Diego Gaslamp Quarter welcomes all pets with no pet fee, complementary treats and accommodations and access to their rooftop pad. That way, you and your pooch can bask in the sun or catch a nice evening breeze. Hotel Indigo San Diego Gaslamp Quarter is located at 509 Ninth Ave, San Diego, CA 92101. Visit hotelinsd.com.

La Quinta Resort & Club

This peaceful Palm Spring oasis knows how to create a wag-worthy experience. The La Quinta Resort and Club has an exclusive PAWS La Quinta Canine Experience that includes seemingly endless dog-friendly, in-room and resort amenities. There are more than 45 acres of open grounds to trek and sniff, including hiking trails and doggie relief stations. Your BFF will be thrilled to have their own comfy dog bed, high-quality food and water bowls, and even a PupJoy box filled with a treat, toy and travel bowl. La Quinta’s dog fee is $150 per stay. The hotel is located at 49-499 Eisenhower Dr, La Quinta, CA 92253. To learn more, visit laquintaresort.com.


Loews Coronado Bay Resort

Just five minutes away from the beach, you can overlook Coronado Bay with a downtown skyline view at Loews Coronado Bay Resort. This lovely, luxury resort is the perfect hideaway from the daily hustle and bustle for you and your pup. You can expect your canine companion to get treats, bowls and placemats upon check-in, as well as gourmet room service menus designed by the chefs themselves, luxurious bedding, and even dog-walking route maps. There’s a $150 per stay fee with a limit of two pets per room. Loews Coronado Bay Resort is located at 4000 Coronado Bay Rd, Coronado, CA 92118. For more information, visit loewshotels.com/coronado-bay-resort.


Paséa Hotel & Spa


Located less than two miles away from the doggie paradise that is the Huntington Dog Beach, you’ll find an equally marvelous destination known as Paséa Hotel & Spa. This hotel knows how to spoil dogs! Your four-legged friend will bark in delight for tasty gourmet treats, exclusive dog park access and dedicated doggie menus. There’s also an option to upgrade with the hotel’s VIP Paw-séa Room package, which includes dog-friendly accommodations, keepsake items and more. Paséa is located at 21080 CA-1, Huntington Beach, CA 92648. Visit paseahotel.com to learn more.

Yvonne Villasenor
Yvonne Villasenor is a contributing writer for Pet Companion Magazine. More of her work can be found on her website at www.yvonnevillasenor.com.


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