California’s sunny capital city enjoys a reputation as one of the state’s most laidback locales. There’s no shortage of outdoor activities for you and your four-legged friends to enjoy, from walking the tree-lined streets to biking in the city’s 200-plus parks. After a day of exploring, rest your weary feet, and paws, at one of the best pet-friendly hotels in Sacramento, California – all bookable with Culture Trip.
A couple of miles from the airport, near the laidback south Sacramento neighborhood of Land Park, the riverside Westin offers a tranquil atmosphere. While attractions like the zoo and Sacramento City College are close by, there’s plenty to enjoy without going anywhere, from relaxing in the generously-sized rooms with marble bathrooms to pampering at the award-winning spa. Why not dine at the neighboring Scott’s Seafood on the River, frequently voted one of the best restaurants in the city. Bring your dog along to experience it all with you for a $100 fee.
Head straight for this pet-friendly hotel’s third floor after picking up your key and you’ll find one of the best pool decks in the city. Overlooking the Golden 1 Center – home to local basketball team the Sacramento Kings – it’s a great spot to make a splash, join a poolside yoga class or doze in a daybed. By night, enjoy a craft cocktail or microbrew beer at poolside bar Revival. Rooms are sleek and modern with their own yoga mats, so you and Fido can both practice your downward dog. All pets are welcome at no extra fee.
Natural wood interiors, large windows and fairy-lit outdoor areas make this Marriott hotel near the airport a chilled place to stay before or after any flight. Rooms equipped with full kitchens and in-room water filtration systems offer a budget-friendly place to refuel, before you swim in the outdoor pool or work out at the fitness center. Enjoy a complimentary breakfast, then borrow one of the hotel bikes to set off on one of Sacramento’s 32mi (51.5km) of bike trails, with your four-legged friend in tow. Up to two pets are allowed at a fee of $150 per stay.
With the ponds and green spaces of the Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area close by, your pup will love the location of this well-appointed West Sacramento hotel. After a day of exploring, grab a beer at the pet-friendly Bike and Dog Brewing Company on your way home. In the morning, wake up with a dip in the outdoor pool before enjoying a free hot breakfast. All pets are welcome at a $150 fee.
Unwind after a packed day of sightseeing in one of these homely suites, complete with kitchens and living areas. After making yourself a sandwich, kick back on the sofa and scroll through all those photos on your phone – there’s plenty of room for your furry friends to snuggle up alongside you. Handily located on West Capitol Avenue, a short hop from Riverwalk Park and less than 2mi (3.2km) from downtown, it’s easy to head out for walks during the day and entertainment at the bars, restaurants and theaters in the evening. Pets are welcome for a $150 fee.
Adjacent to the shops and restaurants of the Downtown Commons, or DoCo, District, this cosmopolitan hotel is within walking distance of most of the city’s major landmarks, including the California State Capitol Museum and Park. When your pup wants more green spaces to roam in, head to the sprawling Sutter’s Landing Regional Park or William Land Park, both less than 3mi (4.8km) away. Get your bearings at the hotel’s rooftop restaurant, where a crisp local beer will set you up for your adventures. Pets are welcome for a $75 fee.
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