Spring break dog west

Just a reminder that Cici and I have NOT visited nor rated any of these hotels in the San Francisco Bay area and beyond… If you visit any of them, please let us know about your experience. Thanks.

The Stanford Court Hotel http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/sfosc-the-stanford-court-renaissance-san-francisco-hotel  is a pet friendly hotel located in the heart of Nob Hill San Francisco.

The hotel, in partnership with Bow Wow Meow, the premier pet supply and grooming shop of San Francisco and San Mateo counties, is offering “The Society Dog” package. Perfect for families not wanting to leave pets behind, the package starts at $179 per night* and includes:

* Two-night stay in deluxe luxury accommodations

* Pet fee complimentary

* Complimentary water bowl and fresh treats for pets upon arrival

* “Pets in Residence” on The Stanford Court’s electronic reader board featuring photos of the hotel’s four-legged Guests

* Complimentary $20 gift certificate to Bow Wow Meow

Check out the Inn at the Presidio which just opened on April 1. It is the first ever hotel right in the historic Presidio area of San Francisco.

The Inn Is dog friendly with great walking and hiking trails right out the back door.


There are 22 contemporary accommodations of which 17 are classic one-bedroom suites with a separate sitting room, gas fireplace and sofa with queen bed. The balance of the 5 rooms are deluxe bedrooms. Third floor rooms boast San Francisco Bay & Golden Gate Bridge views. All guest reservations include a daily complimentary continental breakfast buffet and wine & cheese reception. Overnight self-parking is available for a fee of $6 per night. Room rates range from $195 – $350 based on double occupancy. Children under 12 complimentary. Pets welcome. Guest rooms at the hotel will be outfitted with the latest technology and amenities, in addition to gas fireplaces available in most rooms and all suites. Guests may also enjoy relaxing at the outdoor patio with gas fire pit, on the porches, or in our lobby area. The Inn at the Presidio is the only hotel in the historic Presidio of San Francisco and is minutes from hiking trails, golf course, ocean and bay beaches, and the Golden Gate Bridge.

The Presidio has a large network of hiking and biking trails that connect a series of scenic overlooks. The trails offer different challenges and experiences – from the sandy bayshore to the rugged coastal bluffs, through enchanting forests and along newly daylighted creeks. Some trails, such as the California Coastal Trail, Bay Area Ridge Trail, and the Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail, are regional trails that reach as far as Mexico.

Mountain Lake Trail – Length: 2.6 miles (4.1 km)

Presidio Promenade – Length: 2.1 miles (3.4 km)

Tennessee Hollow Trail – Length: 1.2 miles (1.9 km)

Park Trail – Length: 1.7 miles (2.6 km)

Lover’s Lane – Length: 0.9 miles (1.4 km)

Lobos Creek Valley Trail – Length: 0.8 miles (1.3 km)

Golden Gate Promenade/Bay Trail – Length: 4.3 miles (6.9 km)

Juan Bautista De Anza national Historic Trail – Length: 2.7 miles (4.3 km)

Batteries to Bluffs Trail – Length: 0.7 miles (1.0 km)

Bay Area Ridge Trail – Length: 2.5 miles (4.0 km)

Anza Esplanade – Length: 0.6 miles (0.9 km)

Ecology Trail – Length: 1.4 miles (2.2 km

California Coastal Trail L – Length: 2.7 miles (4.4 km)

Dog parks


Transportation with Pooch


Pet friendly dining in the Bay area



Bring your pet to San Francisco’s Powell Hotel. They promise you a doggone good time. Our Pet-Friendly Package offers deluxe accommodations for you and your pet at no extra charge. We’ll also include pet treats, and our central downtown location puts you within minutes of Yerba Buena Gardens, a lovely park and outdoor promenade next to the Museum of Modern Art and Moscone Convention Center.
Union Square Hotel San Francisco

San Francisco, CA Pet-Friendly Package Includes:

  • Deluxe Accommodations for Owners and Pets – No Extra Charge
  • Welcome Treats upon Arrival

Package prices vary according to season.
Guests with pets must sign a liability waiver and give a credit card deposit of $150 against damages to be returned on departure. Pets left alone in the guestroom must be crated.

For more information on our San Francisco Pet-Friendly Package or to book now, please contact the hotel directly at 415-398-3200.


Sir Francis Drake  (Kimpton hotel)

Package Includes:

  • Deluxe room accommodations
  • No extra charge for bringing your pet
  • Doggy bed, doggy bowl, doggy treats, a chew toy
  • San Francisco pet city guide with information about dog friendly eateries and parks

Book online or call 1-877-351-9741 and mention rate code PPET


Serrano Hotel (Kimpton)

We pamper all our guests in style, including our four-legged, furred and feathered guests. A truly pet-friendly hotel, we accept any number of pets without size or weight restrictions and for no extra charge in our San Francisco suites and hotel rooms.

To keep your pet happy and healthy during your stay, we offer some fetching pet amenities:

  • Food and water bowls and a dog bed placed in your room for use during your stay
  • Treats, bottled water and plastic pick-up bags for great San Francisco walks
  • List of pet-sitting, walking and grooming services and neighborhood pet resources


Pet Palace Package

Okay, all you hip cats and sly dogs…don’t leave home without your owners. Our Pet Palace Package offers tantalizing indulgence for humans and pets alike. This package includes:

  • Deluxe hotel accommodations
  • Designer mineral water
  • Special doggy biscuits for clean and healthy teeth
  • An ample supply of disposable clean-up bags
  • Pet-friendly necessities like leashes, gourmet lamb and rice dog food and rawhide fetch-it sticks available on request
  • Book Online or call 1-866-289-6561 and mention rate code PPET



Hotel Triton

Bow Wow Pet Package (Pet Package)

Why leave your pet at home when you can take advantage of Hotel Triton’s “Bow Wow Pet Package.” Hotel Triton is the best choice for you and your pet where you can enjoy a warm welcome with your pet’s name posted on our pet board. We have all the amenities you need during your stay.

This package includes:

  • Complimentary use of our pet beds
  • Organic pet treats
  • Bottled Water
  • Please remember to provide your pet’s name when making your reservation*

Rates starting at $101

For more information and pricing, please contact us at 415.394.0500.


Hotel Palomar

Hotel Palomar San Francisco is a pet–friendly urban retreat in the heart of downtown. We provide special pet–friendly amenities and accept any number of pets without size or weight restrictions and for no extra charge.

Hotel Palomar welcomes your pet with:

  • Keepsake pet toy and treats
  • Pet bed and food and water bowls delivered to your room
  • Loan of The Dog Lover’s Companion to the Bay Area
  • Leash for use during your stay
  • Disposable pick-up bags

Maverick, Director of Pet Relations, is a fun-loving Labrador Retriever who was rescued from a shelter and now enthusiastically welcomes pets and humans alike to our boutique downtown hotel. Find out more about Maverick »

Check out this quick video of the Top Pet Hotels on Oyster – that’s right, we made the list! Maverick himself even makes an appearance.

Guppy Love. Traveling without your pet? How about a little Guppy Love instead?


Argonaut Hotel

a waterfront pet-friendly hotel located in the midst of San Francisco’s Ghirardelli Square, Fisherman’s Wharf and Pier 39. Offering some of the most picturesque accommodations in San Francisco along with waterfront trails just footsteps away, we make sure you don’t have to leave your favorite friend at home.

  • In-house pet program that includes custom made bed and the Kimpton pet mini bar
  • Any type of pet is allowed with no weight or size restrictions..
  • No charge or deposit, however there is a waiver required at check-in.
  • No limit on the number of pets allowed.
  • All pets must be leashed when in public areas. No pets are permitted in the restaurants or bars.
  • Pets may be left alone in the guestroom. If your pet requires a crate, please contact the hotel in advance.
  • We do have a list of pet sitters and doggie daycare.
  • We provide treats, feeding bowls, a mat, bottled water, a bed, pick-up bags and a list of local area pet services.


Prescott Hotel

Pet friendly amenities available upon request at the Prescott Hotel:

  • Food and water bowls
  • Specialty pet treats upon check–in
  • Kimpton pet bed

Virtual Fine Print:

  • Any type of pet is allowed with no weight or size restrictions.
  • No charge or deposit, however there is a waiver required at check–in.
  • No limit on the number of pets allowed.
  • All pets must be leashed when in public areas. No pets are permitted in the restaurants or bars.
  • If your pet requires a crate, please contact the hotel in advance.
  • We do have a list of pet sitters and doggie daycare.

The Eco Luxe Pup http://www.cavallopoint.com/dogs-play.html program at Cavallo Point Lodge http://www.cavallopoint.com/index.html in Sausalito, Calif., is a luxurious and relaxing getaway-pets and travelers alike.

Upon arrival, dogs are greeted by name. A doggie bag of locally made, eco-friendly treats (peanut butter cookies and homemade chicken biscuits) awaits them in the room, along with a plush bed, doggie dryer and food and water bowls for use during their stay.

Aside from these welcome amenities, canines are welcome over almost all the grounds. The parade ground is an excellent place to romp. Dogs are invited in the lobby and mercantile, and on the outside porches of the reception building and Murray Circle restaurant with a leash. Acres of national park lands surround the lodge, and most trails welcome leashed dogs; Rodeo Beach, just a short drive away, allows leash-free dogs under voice control. After playing all day, travelers can kick back on the porch at Murray Circle with their pooch, where they both can rehydrate and plan the next day’s adventures.

Lodge guests may bring one or two friendly dogs, to be indicated at time of booking. A one-time $75 fee per room includes the Eco Luxe Pup amenities listed above.


The Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina is the perfect spring getaway for travelers with a furry friend in tow. Located right on the San Diego bay, guests and their four-legged partners can enjoy scenic ocean views from the comfort of their room or take a leisurely stroll down Harbor Island is a beautiful walking trail. As K-9 luggage can pile up, Sheraton is ready with pet beds and bowls available upon request, as well as doggie bag dispensers on the property’s very own dog trail. Also, Sheraton San Diego is a proud leader in environmental sustainability, having earned GOLD level certification from the Green Seal Environmental Standard for Lodging Properties as well as a host of other green awards and accolades.

Not only is this property pet and environmentally friendly, but they are also offering second night rates from as low as $72 a night in honor of their 40thanniversary throughout the year.

The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel offers a Posh Pooch experience. They also offer a variety of experiences that are fun for the entire family from the Jean-Michel Cousteau Ambassadors of the Environment eco-adventures to the Billabong Surf package, there is something for everyone.



Hotel Amarano in Burbank is celebrating the April, 2012 completion of its $10 million expansion by debuting a “Casting Call” introductory promotion of 15 percent off room rate, per night, double occupancy, based on space availability. The offer is effective through August 30, 2012. There are 32 new guestrooms, expansive swimming pool, cabanas, and state-of-the-art fitness center. There is a $100 one time fee per stay.

Just minutes from the door, find countless things to do in the entertainment capital of the world. Take a studio tour at world-renowned theaters such as NBC Television and Warner Bros. Studios. Join the studio audience for a live daily taping of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, or enjoy a live outdoor concert or show at the Greek Theatre or Hollywood Bowl. The Burbank and Hollywood area is filled with countless theatres, art centers, museums and galleries, offering fine arts for every taste and interest.

For travel and accommodation information, call 818/842-8887 or 888/956/1900 or visit the hotel’s website at www.HotelAmarano.com.

Dog Friendly Resort in Calif.’s Gold Coast

Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort is situated right in Newport Beach’s Bay
Back and offers a variety of options for dog lovers. It is an all-inclusive 100-acre waterfront resort featuring a 386-site state-of-the-art RV park, 450-slip marina and a private waveless beach and water playground that has been enjoyed by families since 1958. The Dunes is also home to 24 mobile cottages that the public may rent. The onsite Back Bay Bistro offers fine dining and spectacular views of the Upper
Newport Bay.

• 386-site state-of-the-art RV park

• 450-slip marina

• a private waveless beach

• water playground & waterpark

• Cottages (permanent & 24 mobile cottages the public may rent)

• Rent-a-tents

• Acclaimed Back Bay Bistro offers fine dining and spectacular views of
the Upper Newport Bay

• Kayaking/duffy boats/sailing

• Surrey Bikes

• Eco-logical tours of the Back Bay’s nature preserve



Have a dog-friendly getaway at Beaver Creeks Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa which was named the #1 Ski Hotel in North American for 2011-2012 by Condé Nast Traveler and welcomes dogs of all sizes at no additional charge.

All visiting dogs are provided with the use of a Westin Heavenly Dog Bed and dog dishes while they’re here. A 40-mile paved trail that runs along the Eagle River is located just outside our front door, the perfect place for everyone to get some exercise!!

The resort features an amazing spa, a contemporary Latin restaurant and a huge Athletic Club that offers dozens of group exercise classes daily, including yoga, Pilates and cycling. And of course were located in the heart of the Vail Valley, so guests have great access to downhill skiing, Nordic skiing, tubing, snowshoeing, ice skating and more!

When you book 4 nights, you get the 5th night free. You can check out more about the resort here: http://www.westinriverfrontbeavercreek.com/


Families do Spring Break Skiing, Snowboarding at the Pet-Friendly Brian Head Resort, 3 hours northeast of Las Vegas, less than 15 miles off Interstate-15

The Greatest Snow on Earth

Due to substantial snow accumulation from February storms, Brian Head just extended its season to April 15, 2012. Brian Head in Southern Utah is 100 percent open.  Year-to-date Brian Head has over fourteen feet of snow, and March snow fall averages 57.8 inches and April 45.5 (Western Regional Climate Center

Brian Head Resort offers a $49 adult all-day lift ticket, compared to $96 at Deer Valley, and $89 at Mammoth

Brian Head full-day lift, weekday tickets are half-price with a coupon available in southern Nevada at Terrible Herbst convenience stores and lube & car wash locations, including along the drive from Las Vegas to Brian Head in Las Vegas and Mesquite. http://www.terribleherbst.com/promos.php

Where to Stay:

Now through April 14, 2012, the pet-friendly Grand Lodge at Brian Head has a lodging and lift ticket package, the Après Ski Package, for $199.00 plus tax per night Sunday thru Thursday and $219.00 plus tax per night Friday and Saturday. The package includes accommodations for two in a Resort Queen or a Resort King room, two Brian Head Resort adult lift tickets per night stayed and two appetizers per day at The Lift Lounge & Patio. For these and manyother events and packages, visit http://www.grandlodgebrianhead.com or call 435-677-9000. Rates are subject to availability, and the standard Pet Fee is USD $25.00 per night. Pet policy agreement must be signed at check-in. Mandatory leash policy applies. Small to medium-sized animals only.

Guests can enjoy an indoor pool with cascading waterfall, indoor and outdoor hot tubs, a fitness center and the Red Leaf Spa. Complimentary parking is available and all rooms are non-smoking.

Getting There:

Many airlines fly to Las Vegas, which is three hours from Brian Head. There is a United Express flight from LAX to St. George, Utah, only 90-minutes from Brian Head. Brian Head is off Interstate-15. Exit at Parowan, UT and drive 13 miles to Brian Head.

Postcard-worthy scenery on the drive along Interstate-15 can include the Mojave National Preserve, Las Vegas skyline, Virgin River Gorge and Southern Utah’s Color Country, America’s largest concentration of natural scenic wonders and generally very little traffic and no twisty, hairpin turns. Zion, Bryce, Capitol Reef, The Grand Canyon, and Great Basin are all within easy reach. Cedar Breaks National Monument is two miles from Brian Head.

Lake Geneva, WI

The resort offers guests traveling with dogs special amenities via their Pet Club program.

All guests who arrive at Grand Geneva with their dog in tow will become official Pet Club members. Perks include:

* A Grand Geneva-logoed identification tag and one complimentary treat upon check-in

* Custom-designed Grand Geneva bedding and food and water bowls for use during the stay

* Access to the specialty foods Pet Menu, featuring dishes from Fromm Family Foods, a family-owned, USDA-certified plant in Wisconsin that creates its products with fresh, hand-trimmed meat and fish

* Maps of special dog-friendly hiking trails around the resort’s lush 1,300-acre campus and across the City of Lake Geneva

A dedicated concierge team is also available to provide guidance and recommendations for pet resources outside the Grand Geneva campus, including, but not limited to, grooming, training, veterinary services, pet supplies, dog-friendly attractions, and more. The Pet Club is available for dogs up to 25lbs, and a $35 per day pet fee is applied. Pet Menu items range from $2.75 – $3.00 per dish.

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