The Best Pet-Friendly Hotels to Book in Sacramento, California

Tree-lined streets and more than 200 parks make Sacramento ideal for a vacation with your four-legged friend
Tree-lined streets and more than 200 parks make Sacramento ideal for a vacation with your four-legged friend | Courtesy of Sheraton Grand Sacramento / Booking.com
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16 December 2021
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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.

The Citizen Hotel, Sacramento, for pampered pooches

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Courtesy of The Citizen Hotel, Autograph Collection / Booking.com
Pamper both yourself and your pet with a stay at this sumptuous city center hotel. Built in the 1920s as Sacramento’s first skyscraper, the J Street building has an arched entrance that gives way to a stunning Art Deco lobby, all dark wood, marble and red velvet. Expect deep-soaking bathtubs and high thread-count bed linens in the elegant rooms. Time for walkies? The California State Capitol Park is just a few blocks away, while a pleasant 15-minute stroll will get you to historic Old Sacramento. The hotel charges a $50 fee per cat or dog.

The Westin Sacramento, for riverside walks

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Courtesy of The Westin Sacramento / Booking.com
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.

Sheraton Grand Sacramento Hotel, for modern downtown living

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Courtesy of Sheraton Grand Sacramento Hotel / Expedia
Nearly half of the Sheraton’s 503 rooms and suites are dog-friendly. Plus – with their large windows, plump beds and ample floor space – you’ll both be happy. What was once the old Public Market Building has been converted into a modern downtown hotel complete with a gym and a heated outdoor pool. There’s also a relaxed bar, where you can eat shrimp cakes and wash them down with a craft beer. A short drive from the airport, the hotel is just across the street from the Sacramento Convention Center. Dogs are permitted to stay for a $100 fee.

Arden Acres Executive Suites and Cottages, Sacramento, for living like a local

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Courtesy of Arden Acres / Expedia
Experience life as a local by booking your own private cottage in this gated complex off quiet Clay Street. Kitted out with kitchens and living areas, the pet-friendly properties are surrounded by lawns and leafy avenues, ideal for exercising your canine companion. Doorstep parking and easy access to the major freeways leave you free to explore the area, from the city center – just over 3mi (4.8km) away – to the nearby State Capitol. Dogs and cats are allowed for a $100 fee.

Residence Inn Sacramento Downtown at Capitol Park, for comfortable extended stays

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You’ll feel instantly at home when you check in to one of the 235 full-service suites at this downtown hotel, located next door to the State Capitol and Convention Center. If you plan on using your kitchenette, take advantage of the complimentary grocery shopping service to stock up your fridge; otherwise, take it easy with in-room dining delivery from local restaurants. Add in the onsite fitness center and outdoor pool and you may want to relocate permanently. Dogs are welcome at a rate of $100 per stay.

Kimpton Sawyer Hotel, Sacramento, for yoga on the pool deck

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Courtesy of Kimpton Sawyer Hotel, an IHG Hotel / Booking.com
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.

Element Sacramento Airport, for flying visits

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Courtesy of Element Sacramento Airport / Booking.com
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.

Hampton Inn and Suites West Sacramento, for outdoor adventures

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Courtesy of Hampton Inn & Suites West Sacramento / Booking.com
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.

Home 2 Suites by Hilton West Sacramento, for making yourself at home

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Courtesy of Home2 Suites By Hilton West Sacramento / Booking.com
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.

Hyatt Centric Downtown Sacramento, for exploring on foot

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Courtesy of Hyatt Centric Downtown Sacramento / Booking.com
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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