The Best Pet-Friendly Hotels in Santa Rosa, California

The pet-friendly AC Hotel is an ideal pit stop for business travelers
The pet-friendly AC Hotel is an ideal pit stop for business travelers | Courtesy of AC Hotel by Marriott Santa Rosa West / Expedia
Naomi Chadderton

Santa Rosa is an urban retreat for wine connoisseurs and art lovers. But dog lovers know that a vacation isn’t really a vacation if their pooch can’t come, too. Luckily this Sonoma County destination has an impressive portfolio of pet-friendly hotels, so your four-legged pal can join the fun – and you can leave your guilt at home. Here at the best pet-friendly hotels in Santa Rosa, California.

Best Western Garden Inn


The landscaped courtyard at the Best Western Garden Inn
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Up to two dogs per room are allowed at the Best Western Garden Inn, a tranquil retreat bathed in the lush greenery of Sonoma Valley, so your four-legged friend can even bring a buddy along for the ride. There’s a selection of tasty treats for your pampered pooch, and close by you’ll find the Rocky Memorial Dog Park, one of the largest and most well-appointed fenced canine playgrounds in California.

Hyatt Regency Sonoma Wine Country


A chic twin room with forest views at the Hyatt Regency Sonoma Wine Country.
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A stone’s throw from some of the most popular wineries in Sonoma County, this Hyatt Regency gets a gold star for location and loves your canine companions as much as you do. With cozy dog beds, treats, bowls and expansive grassy areas to roam, this hotel provides furry guests with the high life. For humans, there’s an outside heated pool, hot tub, sculpture garden and airport shuttle service.

Hotel E


A luxurious modern suite at Hotel E.
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This striking boutique hotel in Santa Rosa, tucked away in the iconic beaux-arts building on the restored Old Courthouse Square, mixes centuries-old character with contemporary charm. It’s a real treat for you and your pet – expect a doggie welcome pack with a bowl plus quirky wine barrel bed when you choose the Woof, Wine and Wag package, as well as a bottle of local pinot noir for you to enjoy, and a list of recommended dog-friendly wineries.

The Sandman

Boutique Hotel, Inn, Lodge

The bar and lounge area with reed furniture and macrame decorations with matching wallpaper and upholstery at The Sandman
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Although they can’t join you at the outdoor heated pool or hot tub, dogs and cats will be happy to find themselves at this roadside inn-style boutique hotel. With the Pamper Your Pooch package your four-legged friends will receive treats, bowls and mats, plus easy access to a grassy area. Nearby, you can meander together among towering redwoods and run along the seashore.

La Quinta Inn and Suites Santa Rosa Sonoma


The pool area outside the La Quinta Inn & Suites Santa Rosa Sonoma.
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Good times are calling at La Quinta Inn and Suites, situated just a 10-minute drive from the happening hub of Sonoma County. It’s the perfect spot for a pooch party – up to three dogs are allowed in pet-friendly rooms at this Santa Rosa hotel, with treats provided at the front desk, and there’s a heated outdoor pool and a firepit. Each room comes with a mini-fridge so you can stash your pet food, and a sink in which you can rinse bowls.

AC Hotel by Marriott Santa Rosa West


A dining patio surrounded by potted plants and next to tree-lined street at the AC Hotel by Marriott Santa Rosa West
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An ideal pitstop for business travelers, around 10 minutes from Sonoma County airport, this sophisticated offspring of the Marriott chain welcomes your pet for an extra fee per night. Sample California cuisine at the AC Kitchen, which also whips up a mean European breakfast, or fill up on tapas and local wines in the AC Lounge. There’s also a patio with an outdoor fireplace, where Fido can join you at the end of a long day.

Kenwood Inn and Spa

Inn, Spa Hotel

The ivy-covered exterior of the Spanish colonial style Kenwood Inn and Spa
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Sitting on a large tract of land surrounded by vineyards, orchards and ancient oaks, this homey Mediterranean-style inn near Santa Rosa is beloved by guests for its supreme location. The staff go the extra mile to ensure your VIP (very important pet) feels welcome – you’ll find chic Tuscan-print dog beds and bowls, a box of house-made biscotti treats and a cute plush toy in the room. Staff can also enlighten you on dog-friendly wineries near the hotel, restaurants and parks in the area.

Cambria Hotel Sonoma Wine Country


A contemporary hotel room with lounge area and marble topped desk at the Cambria Hotel Sonoma Wine Country
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Located slap bang in the middle of the Californian wine country (if you didn’t already guess by the name), this chain’s third California outpost is perfectly positioned to explore vineyards and wineries. Select rooms are pet-friendly at this Santa Rosa hotel, and come with a smart TV, walk-in shower, and a mini-refrigerator ideal for storing your treats.

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