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
Christy Taylor

San Francisco in California is the perfect city for dogs, with lots of dog-friendly parks and beaches to explore. With vacation-goers preferring to bring their favorite furry buddy along for the ride, more hotels are doing their bit to welcome animal companions, with some even offering special features and treats for them. This guide will help you find the best pet-friendly hotel in San Francisco for you and your four-legged pal, bookable with Culture Trip.

1. The Zeppelin, Union Square

Boutique Hotel, Luxury

View of the exterior of 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 dog-friendly San Francisco hotel partners with Wag for discounted dog walking rates if needed. A $75 cleaning fee is applied.

2. Laurel Inn, Pacific Heights

Boutique Hotel, Hotel, Apartment

Modern double room with soft fabrics, artwork and city views
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Rooms at the pet-friendly 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.

3. Hotel Zephyr, Fisherman’s Wharf

Hotel

A room at Hotel Zephyr with two twin beds in San Francisco
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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.

4. Hotel Spero, Theatre District

Suite Hotel

A light-filled and stylish double room with plush seating at the Hotel Spero in San Francisco.
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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.

5. Hotel Zelos, SoMa

Boutique Hotel, Hotel

Deluxe Double Guest Rooms ensure Optimum space and comfort, Hotel Zelos, San Francisco
Courtesy of Hotel Zelos

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.

6. Hotel Zoe, Fisherman’s Wharf

Hotel

Hotel Zoe Fisherman’s Wharf room with HDTV, plush decor and windows letting in lots of light
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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.

7. Hotel Del Sol, Marina District

Boutique Hotel

Colourful room interior of Hotel Del Sol, with a double bed, large bedside lamps and art on the wall spelling Jiffy
Courtesy of Hotel Del Sol / Hotels.com

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.

8. Proper Hotel, Mid-Market District

Boutique Hotel, Hotel

Rooftop lounge area with white and black striped chairs arranged around fire pits at 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.

9. Hotel Vitale, Downtown

Boutique Hotel

Rattan furniture with green and white striped cushions on the rooftop lounge area overlooking the city at Hotel Vitale
Courtesy of Hotel Vitale / Expedia.com

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.

For more pet-friendly options, discover our guide on the best pet-friendly hotels in California. Looking for more great places to stay in San Francisco? Soak up stunning views from the comfort of your room at one of the best hotels with views in San Francisco, or kick back and relax at one of the city’s top hotels with suites — bookable with Culture Trip.

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