The Best Pet-Friendly Hotels in San Francisco

Pampered pooches are well attended to at these pet-friendly hotels around California
Pampered pooches are well attended to at these pet-friendly hotels around California | © dpa picture alliance / Alamy Stock Photo
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24 November 2020

San Francisco is a perfect city for dogs, with many parks and dog-friendly beaches to run on. Many people prefer to take their favorite furry buddy along with them on their holiday, and many hotels now not only allow people to bring their four-legged friends but actually offer special features and treats for them. This guide will help you find the perfect pet-friendly hotel for you and your companion animal.

The Zeppelin, Union Square

Boutique Hotel, Luxury
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Hotel Zeppelin San Francisco
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At the artsy Hotel Zeppelin, dogs will be treated like rock-and-roll royalty. It starts with them being greeted by their name upon arrival. In the room, a dog bed, food and water bowls are provided, along with waste disposal bags and a “pet in my room” door hanger. Extra toys and treats are available for purchase. The hotel partners with Wag for discounted dog walking rates if needed. A $75 cleaning fee is applied.
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Laurel Inn, Pacific Heights

Boutique Hotel, Hotel, Apartment
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Laurel Inn, San Francisco
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Rooms at Laurel Inn are spacious, designed to feel like a stylish but homey studio apartment, which leaves plenty of room for your fluffy pal. Lemonade and cookies being served in the lobby in the afternoon add to the homey feel. The hotel is only blocks away from the Presidio – perfect for walking your dog. A pet agreement must be signed upon arrival, and your pet is welcome with a dog bed, treats and a bowl.
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Hotel Zephyr, Fisherman’s Wharf

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The rooms at Hotel Zephyr look out over San Francisco Bay
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With a jaunty nautical theme that includes seagull pillows, nautical maps and porthole windows, Hotel Zephyr has fully embraced its Fisherman’s Wharf location. For $75, you can bring your pet along, but they shouldn’t be left unattended in the room. A highlight is the yard, an outdoor space with games like Ping-Pong and a giant Connect Four, where you can relax with your pup around a fire pit. Rooms feature smart TVs, docking stations, board games and luxurious CO Bigelow products in the bathroom.
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Hotel Spero, Theatre District

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This pretty boutique hotel in the Theatre District does its best to make your pet feel at home. For a fee of $75, Hotel Spero welcomes your dog or cat with treats, waste disposal bags, a bed for your furry companion, as well as a list of pet-friendly trails, dog parks, pet stores, bars and restaurants. Pets must be attended at all times and leashed in public spaces. Make sure to call ahead to be assigned a pet-friendly room, and be “puppared” to enjoy your stay.
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Hotel Zelos, SoMa

Boutique Hotel, Hotel
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Deluxe Double Guest Rooms ensure Optimum space and comfort, Hotel Zelos, San Francisco
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Rooms at Hotel Zelos are sumptuous, with pale shades of grey, washed-out pinks and soft blues. The hotel is also welcoming to your furry friend, who will be greeted by name on arrival and treated to a dog bed as well as food and water bowls. You will also get a “pet in my room” sign for the door. Discounted rates with Wag are available. A cleaning fee of $75 will be charged.
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  • Hotel Zoe, Fisherman’s Wharf

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    Hotel Zoe’s rooms are kitted out with HDTVs
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    Hotel Zoe is happy to welcome your pets like family. A $75 fee is charged, with an additional $100 for stays longer than seven days. There are plenty of sights to see while strolling along Fisherman’s Wharf with your pooch, but, if they need some grass under their paws, head to the nearby Aquatic Park. The hotel has a secluded open-air courtyard to relax in, with warming fire pits that are lit in the evening. Tea and coffee can be enjoyed in the lobby in the mornings.
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    Hotel Del Sol, Marina District

    Boutique Hotel
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    The building Hotel Del Sol is housed in used to be a motor lodge
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    Originally a 1950s motor lodge, Hotel Del Sol has now been refurbished into a family- and pet-friendly boutique hotel. It surrounds a courtyard with fairy light-covered palm trees, hammocks and a heated outdoor pool. Amenities include bike rentals, a movie library and a complimentary Grab-n-Go continental breakfast box. Families can bring up to two pets and sign a pet agreement upon arrival.
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    Proper Hotel, Mid-Market District

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    San Francisco Proper Hotel, San Francisco
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    Hotel Proper charges a $100 pet cleaning fee, but what makes this easier to bear is that 10 percent get donated to the Best Friends Animal Society. Up to two dogs are allowed with a maximum weight of 35lbs (15.9kg), but, unfortunately, no cats or other animals are permitted. Your pup will receive in-room feeding bowls and yummy treats. The hotel itself has a slight Alice in Wonderland feel, with clashing prints and colors, quirky mirrors and artworks.
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    Hotel Vitale, Downtown

    Boutique Hotel
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    Hotel Vitale, San Francisco
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    Hotel Vitale is perfectly located for you and your furry buddy. It is two blocks away from two popular dog parks, Sue Bierman and Rincon Park, and Woodland Pet Store can be reached via a 10-minute walk. A cozy dog bed, a water bowl and dog food are provided in the room. $10 of the $75 pet fee are donated to Copper’s Dream Rescue. The warm sunshine-yellow and beige-toned rooms have waterfront views of the Bay Bridge or the San Fran skyline.
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