There are endless reasons to appreciate San Francisco, from amazing seafood to beautiful sites, like the Golden Gate Bridge and Fisherman’s Wharf. It’s a quick trip to Napa and Sonoma and right in the city there are endless great sites and scenes, perfect for an adventure for you, or your pup, parrot, or cat.
Whether you take your dog on a classic cable car (they are allowed!), go running on Ocean Beach, go to the park, or just walk the legendary streets, there’s so much and see and do in this wonderful city. Golden Gate Park has more than 1,000 acres of green space and four off-leash dog areas and there’s several off-leash beaches in San Francisco, too.
If you are planning on traveling to San Francisco, there’s no shortage of pet-friendly places to stay. These are gorgeous hotel properties where mom or dad will be happy and comfortable but the dogs will be pampered as well!
Give your pet a bit of culture and visit San Francisco this year. Plan ahead though: Some of these locations have some rules or regulations or fees involved in welcoming your pet.
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There’ s no doubt that the San Francisco Proper Hotel is a “proper” spot for you, and also for your furry friend. Located within walking distance of Union Square, SoMa, Hayes Valley, and the Civic Center, this hotel, designed by Kelly Wearstler, has pet-friendly rooms that include a food and water bowl and dog treats, with a $100 fee per pet. Don't worry, it's for a good cause: a portion of the pet fee is donated to the Best Friends Animal Society whose mission is to make sure no more animals are homeless. They are not currently able to accept cats or other animals.
This dog and pet-friendly boutique property is just two blocks away from Pier 39 and Pier Market, making it a great spot for a leisurely stroll (and to find some fabulous eats). Located in the North Beach neighborhood, Hotel Zoe is within easy walking distance of other famous San Francisco neighborhoods, like Telegraph Hill, home of the famous parrots from the 2003 indie film that live wild in the city. They allow pets of any size and offer exclusive amenities for them, too. Bring two pets of any size for just $75.
This is a Victorian hotel that can be found hillside in sunny, Sausalito, California, just a few minutes out of San Francisco. It’s a perfect getaway for a furry friend because the property offers a signature “Go Fetch” package that includes overnight accommodations, a The Foggy Dog nautical squeaky toy to take home, and a bed, bowls, leashes, and collars for use during your stay. Casa Madrona is a favorite among doggie influencers, including @ChompersTheCorgi!
Harbor Court is a trendy, waterfront boutique hotel located in the SoMa neighborhood, which is a fantastic option to stay if you are traveling with dogs because of its proximity to many parks and attractions. Take a walk with your pup to landmark spots like the Embarcadero, the Ferry Building, and Rincon Park. Furry friends will stay in style, with super-luxe pet beds, food and water bowls, bottled water, and artisan treats from the nearby Biscuit Bender bakery. Harbor Court also has a give-back partnership with Muttville, a San Francisco-based senior dog rescue organization that provides care for aging dogs facing euthanasia. Any guest that declines housekeeping service will not only reduce linen and wash services, but the hotel will pay it forward and donate a portion of the revenue from your stay to Muttville Senior Dog Rescue, in your name.
Take a quick jaunt up the hill from the the busy upscale shops in San Francisco's Union Square, and you’ll find the Golden Gate Hotel. This is undeniably one of the most charming pet-friendly hotels in the city: a European-style hotel with lots of old world charm and fun features, like a vintage bird-cage elevator, claw foot tubs, and beautiful antique furnishings. The hotel's adorable house cat (Pip) welcomes all guests, and in loving memory of their resident golden retriever (Cookie), the hotel no longer imposes a pet fee for four-legged guests.
This gorgeous spot is just a five-minute walk from Union Square, and the 96-room hotel is a beautiful respite from the bustle of the streets below with eclectic guest rooms, fun pet-friendly events, and cultural and wellness experiences. Viceroy Hotel Emblem has pet-friendly hotel rooms complete with a custom dog bed and water bowls, treats, and more. The property provides “Pet in My Room” door hangers to alert hotel guests and staff as well as a San Francisco pet guide: a curated list of pet-friendly restaurants, parks, spas, and boutiques nearby. Dog walking can also be arranged through the concierge.
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In a picturesque spot situated along the city's iconic Embarcadero (8 Mission Street) with stunning views of the Ferry Building and Bay Bridge, Hotel Vitale is a just enough city to be an urban oasis perfect for you (and your pup). Pets are not only welcome, but they will receive a cozy dog bed, water bowl, and dog food with a small, one-time pet deposit. In return, a $10 donation from every pet fee goes toward Copper's Dream Rescue, an all-breed dog rescue in the Bay Area that helps shelter dogs get adopted into loving homes. In addition to offering pet-friendly rooms, Hotel Vitale is also ideally located along the popular Embarcadero and near several dog parks, including Sue Bierman Park and Rincon Park, each just one block away.
Located near Union Square - the hotel is surrounded by the best of San Francisco, including forward-thinking art, theater, music, shopping, and local restaurants. The Tilden Hotel offers a Pawsome Pet Perks Package that makes it easy to pamper your pet while traveling. The package includes: a water bowl, welcome treats, a lint roller, and a map of dog-friendly parks in San Francisco. Pets up to 40 pounds are allowed (and welcome!)
This hotel is a bit more fancy to be sure, but your pet is worth it! The Ritz Carlton San Francisco is a luxury property situated in the fancy (read: wealthy!) area of Nob Hill, and it’s within walking distance from Painted Ladies. Those are those colorful mansions that are always in movies and TV shows! Take your pup for a walk and be prepared for some really fun Instagrams. Pets up to 30 pounds are welcome to stay for a flat $200 fee. Your pup will receive a plush dog bed, bowls with mat, yummy treats, and an in-room pet menu that features menu options like ground filet mignon. Take note: Dogs are welcome, but cats are not permitted.
This hotel is super close to the Golden Gate Bridge, which makes for a really scenic window view, but also for great walking or Instagram selfie options
charges $150 per stay, and up to two pets of any size are welcome (most rooms at this property are pet-friendly!). Dogs must be leashed at all times while on the property, including the center parade ground.