The Best Pet-Friendly Hotels to Book in San Diego, California

The Dana on Mission Bay is next to Mission Bay Aquatic Park, and is a perfect place for pups to roam
The Dana on Mission Bay is next to Mission Bay Aquatic Park, and is a perfect place for pups to roam | © The Dana on Mission Bay / Expedia
Molly O'Brien

It’s no secret that most California residents adore their dogs, and San Diego is no exception. With a plethora of outdoor space for spending time with pets and friends, it’s an ideal city for bringing Fido along for a trip. For those who want to bring their furry family members on vacation, these are the best pet-friendly San Diego hotels for your seaside getaway – bookable on Culture Trip.

1. Hilton San Diego Bayfront, to be near the San Diego Convention Center

Chain Hotel

Room at Hilton San Diego Bayfront
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The Hilton San Diego Bayfront sits adjacent to the San Diego Convention Center and within walking distance of Petco Park and the Gaslamp Quarter. Here, guests enjoy views of the bay and the city skyline from every room and suite. This hotel also boasts a whopping six dining venues, a spa and signature Hilton Serenity beds for a guaranteed good night’s rest after your day of exploring. Pets under 75lb (34kg) are allowed, but you’ll need to pay a non-refundable deposit.

2. Staypineapple Hotel Z, for its central location

Boutique Hotel, Budget Hotel

Room at Staypineapple Hotel Z
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Staypineapple Hotel Z is located in the Gaslamp Quarter, which is well known as a San Diego arts, culture, food and drink hub. Pets are considered family here, and travelers can even save 50 percent off the daily pet fee when they book the special Pineapple Pup Package – which comes with Fido-friendly amenities such as a complimentary water bowl, dog treats, a dog bed and a dog waste bag dispenser with bags. Book online or call and use the promo code PUP, or simply mention the Pineapple Pup package.

3. Paradise Point Resort and Spa, for sports facilities

Resort, Spa Hotel

Room at Paradise Point Resort and Spa
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In addition to boasting 44 acres (19ha) of space, a sandy beach, five pools, 14 bonfire pits, a 9-hole putting golf course, four tennis courts and a basketball court, Paradise Point Resort and Spa offers access to 14mi (23km) of waterfront bike and walking paths on site, perfect for long walks. It’s pet-friendly but charges a non-refundable cleaning fee per pet; guests can enjoy the beautiful bay views and wide-open spaces with a dog of any weight, size and type.

4. Kimpton Hotel Palomar, for a nightly wine reception

Chain Hotel

Room at Kimpton Hotel Palomar
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Kimpton Hotel Palomar San Diego invites guests to bring their furry, feathery or scaly family members – no matter their size, weight or breed – at no extra charge. A selection of hotel amenities and extras is available in the guest rooms – such as plush pet beds, food, water bowls and pet alert door hangers. The concierge even offers a list of nearby pet-friendly restaurants, parks, groomers and pet boutiques. A nightly wine reception – which pets are welcome to join – is available at select times.

5. Hotel Indigo San Diego Del Mar, for no-limits pet access

Chain Hotel

Room at Hotel Indigo San Diego Del Mar
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Hotel Indigo San Diego Del Mar offers 94 chic rooms and two outdoor pools close to the popular 15th Street Beach and Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve. The VIP – Very Important Pet – program includes dog bowls for water and food, dog beds to use during your stay and an ample number of treats. There are no restrictions on the weight, breed, size or number of pets here, and pets are allowed anywhere within the hotel.

6. The Dana on Mission Bay, to be next to Mission Bay Park

Resort, Luxury

Pool at the Dana on Mission Bay at twilight
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The Dana on Mission Bay is adjacent to Mission Bay Park – a perfect place for pups to roam, with ample waterfront walking paths that give Fido plenty of room for sniffing everything and anything. Immediately upon check-in, furry friends are showered with treats, and pet parents are given recommendations on where to go for a stroll around the bay. For an extra nightly charge, guests will receive an official Pet in Room privacy sign, a custom keepsake water bowl and a list of dog-friendly restaurants, parks and attractions.

7. The Westin San Diego Downtown, for the scenic views

Chain Hotel

Room at the Westin San Diego Downtown
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The Westin San Diego Downtown in Emerald Plaza sits in the center of all the action – with scenic views, lavish amenities and quick access to local experiences in nearby neighborhoods such as the Gaslamp Quarter, Little Italy and Embarcadero. Dogs under 50lbs (23kg) are welcome here – while dogs over that weight need to be approved before arrival. Pets will be just as pampered here as their pet parents, with a dog bed and food and water bowls available upon request.

8. Andaz San Diego, for a historic building

Chain Hotel

Pool at Andaz San Diego
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The Andaz San Diego is set in a historic building dating back to 1913, and is within a mile (1.6km) of the San Diego Convention Center and the Gaslamp Quarter. For a non-refundable fee per stay, furry friends – either one pet at 50lbs (23kg) or two pets with a combined weight of 75lbs (34kg) – can lounge in a cozy pet bed after a day with of shopping, dining and relaxing nearby.

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