Dog Beach in San Diego
Dogfriendly.com has unleashed its 2010 list of most dog-friendly destinations, and the list is topped by San Diego.
They barked out this short statement for why they chose San Diego – “The best dog beaches anywhere. Boutique hotels. Many trails and parks to hike and great weather year-round for outdoor dining.”
Best dog beaches? Woof! Good weather, dog parks, outdoor dining? Woof, woof, woof! Hotels? Now here we have more to add than just a woof.
Here’s a list of pet friendly hotels in San Diego, chosen based on acute dog sense and other minor things like pet policies and specials, and nearby pet services and attractions.
Hotel Indigo San Diego
Hotel Indigo San Diego - Pets stay free, as in no additional charges or deposits for pets. You get a tail-wagging welcome from the hotel’s resident pet and mascot Sandie. The ‘Ruff-Life’ pet package include a plush doggie bed, treats, dog food & water bowls.
They also have a Canine Cocktails happy hour from 5:30-9:30 pm every Tuesday on the Phi Bar Terrace, where you can rub noses and mingle while enjoying the complimentary doggie treats.
The Sofia Hotel - Listed as a featured hotel by Dogfriendly.com, The Sofia even offers a ‘pampered paws’ package, designed for the upscale pooch who doesn’t have to be slumming it just because the master needs a vacation. Upon arrival, your boss will be informed about the hotel’s pet services, dog-walking routes, pet friendly restaurants and area pet services.
In-room offerings include a deluxe pet bed and a goodie bag with a toy, treats and other essentials. They’ll whisk you off to a special pet spa and drive you back to the hotel after a day of blissful frolic, pampering and massages.
Hotel Solamar San Diego
Hotel Solamar - Also listed by Dogfriendly, Hotel Solamar is a Kimpton Hotel and so offers very nice pet policies (no fee, no restrictions on number or size of pet/s) and facilities (welcome treats, food and water bowls in room, concierge help for pet services).
Make sure to mention the presence of a 4-legged guest in your reservation, so you get the VIP (Very Important Pet) Program treatment. Includes pet treats when you check-in and a special “grrrrrr” do not disturb door card.
Honorable mentions:- Residence Inn by Marriott San Diego-Mission Valley, Ocean Beach Hotel, and Pacific Inn Hotel And Suites.
Dog beach photo – ewen and donabel; Indigo courtesy IHG; Solamar – PHeede
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