Best Dog Friendly Hotels in San Diego

Bring your pet along to enjoy your San Diego vacation! There are multiple hotels that are pet-friendly, and comfortable for both you and your sidekick!
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Enjoy your San Diego Vacation with your Pet!

We know that you love your pets, and don't want to leave them behind when you go on vacation. The good news is that San Diego is one of the most pet-friendly cities in America! You can enjoy your dream vacation, along with your favorite companions.

Whether you're planning to hike Torrey Pines with your four-legged partner, or can't bear to sleep without your fuzzy pillow, we have a hotel for you! Our choices are based on hotels that genuinely welcome pets, rather than just tolerate them. We think that pets deserve some comforts away from home too!

It’s worth mentioning that service animals are always welcome and exempt from fees.

Best Dog Friendly Hotels

Kimpton Hotel Palomar San Diego

1) Kimpton Hotel Palomar San Diego

The Kimpton Hotel Palomar San Diego in the Gaslamp Quarter in Downtown San Diego is welcoming towards pets of all sizes, with no additional fees. Their motto is, "if your pet fits through the door, we’ll welcome them in". This hotel is one of our top picks for pet-friendly hotels, and is featured in our article, Best Hotels in San Diego, where you can also find the best hotels for families, couples, and more!

At the Kimpton, pets enjoy amenities such as plush pet beds, mats, bowls, and treats. There are complementary waste bags and a system to notify the staff that there is a pet in your room- although pets are not permitted to be in the room unattended. Pets are also welcome at the nightly wine reception, and the concierge is eager to suggest other pet-friendly restaurants and activities in the area.

Things to Know About Kimpton Hotel Palomar San Diego

Neighborhood
Core-Columbia
The Core-Columbia area of Downtown San Diego is a beautiful mix of sky rises, restaurants, and hotels, complete with activities like music venues and museums.
Hotel Star Rating
4 Star Hotel Rating4 Star Hotel Rating4 Star Hotel Rating4 Star Hotel Rating
Pet Policy
We invite you to bring your pet no matter their size, weight, or breed, all at no extra charge. If your pet fits through the door, we will welcome them in.
Breakfast
Not Included
Wifi
Free WiFi in Lobby & Rooms
Check In / Check Out
4:00 PM / 11:00 AM
Property Size
211 Rooms
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Ocean Beach Hotel

2) Ocean Beach Hotel

Ocean Beach Hotel is a pet-friendly hotel located right in the heart of funky Ocean Beach. Guests may bring two pets of any size with no additional fees, as long as they select a pet-friendly room at the time of booking. You'll enjoy being within walking distance to Ocean Beaches Dog Beach, the best dog beach in California, as well as multiple pet-friendly restaurants and shops in Ocean Beach.

Things to Know About Ocean Beach Hotel

Neighborhood
Ocean Beach
Nightlife, or beach trips, Ocean Beach is the place to be. Walk the town, go surfing, shopping, biking, paddle boarding or swimming in this funky beach town.
Hotel Star Rating
2 Star Hotel Rating2 Star Hotel Rating
Pet Policy
Pets stay free. Specific rooms only, restrictions apply
Breakfast
Not Included
Wifi
Free WiFi in Lobby & Rooms
Check In / Check Out
3:00 PM / 11:00 AM
Property Size
56 Rooms
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Hotel Indigo San Diego Gaslamp Quarter

3) Hotel Indigo San Diego Gaslamp Quarter

Pets love staying at the Hotel Indigo San Diego Gaslamp Quarter. Up to two cats or dogs of any size are welcome for no additional fee. That’s right, pets are completely free! They can expect a fuzzy bed, treats, bowls and complementary food while their owners are enjoying the rooftop bar. There is a pet relief area on the 9th floor, so no need to completely exit the building.

They also offer locally made treats and toys for sale. The Indigo is located close to PETCO Park, which is open from sunrise to sunset on days when there are no home baseball games. Check out Bub's at the Ballpark or a variety of other local pet-friendly restaurants!

Things to Know About Hotel Indigo San Diego Gaslamp Quarter

Neighborhood
Gaslamp Quarter
Gaslamp is full of cafes, great nightlife and pedicabs! Visit PETCO Park, the cruise ship port, Balboa Park, Convention Center or tour the USS Midway.
Hotel Star Rating
4 Star Hotel Rating4 Star Hotel Rating4 Star Hotel Rating4 Star Hotel Rating
Pet Policy
Pets stay free (dogs and cats only), 2 per room.
Breakfast
Not Included
Wifi
Free WiFi in Lobby & Rooms
Check In / Check Out
3:00 PM / 11:00 AM
Property Size
210 Rooms
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Hilton San Diego Bayfront

4) Hilton San Diego Bayfront

The Hilton San Diego Bayfront welcomes dogs that weigh less than 75lbs, for a fee of $75 per stay. This hotel is convenient to dog-friendly Balboa Park, and also borders a four-acre park which is great for long walks. Dogs are welcome to join their owners at any of the outdoor seating areas or al fresco restaurants.

Things to Know About Hilton San Diego Bayfront

Neighborhood
Embarcadero San Diego
Walk the boardwalk and catch a sunset in Embarcadero. Stay close to the cruise terminal, tour local museums, shopping, PETCO Park, and the USS Midway.
Hotel Star Rating
4 Star Hotel Rating4 Star Hotel Rating4 Star Hotel Rating4 Star Hotel Rating
Pet Policy
Pets are allowed for an extra charge of $75 per pet, per stay
Breakfast
Not Included
Wifi
Free WiFi in Lobby
Check In / Check Out
4:00 PM / 11:00 AM
Property Size
1190 Rooms
Resort Fee
$39.98
Includes: Premium guest internet access; daily $35 food & beverage credit valid for use in Vela, Odysea, & Pool Club hotel restaurants, and in-room dining; 1-hour bicycle, kayak, or paddle-board rental.
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Solamar San Diego

5) Solamar San Diego

Solamar San Diego is a pet-friendly hotel in a convenient location in East Village and within walking distance to PETCO Park. Pets of any size are permitted at no additional fee, and receive a warm welcome with treats at reception and their name on the lobby board.

Pets may stay in the room and relax in their cozy beds while guests are out exploring San Diego, as long as the "Pet in Room" sign is placed on the door. There is also a pet relief area on the property, with complimentary bags.

Things to Know About Solamar San Diego

Neighborhood
East Village
East Village is a hotspot for attractions! Great for nightlife, the Gaslamp, Comic Con, PETCO Park, Balboa Park & the Convention Center! Walk to local breweries & cafés.
Hotel Star Rating
4 Star Hotel Rating4 Star Hotel Rating4 Star Hotel Rating4 Star Hotel Rating
Pet Policy
Pets are welcome. Service animals are exempt from fees.
Breakfast
Not Included
Wifi
Free WiFi in Lobby & Rooms
Check In / Check Out
4:00 PM / 11:00 AM
Property Size
235 Rooms
Resort Fee
$28.18
Includes: Fitness/yoga classes, Internet access (may be limited) and Phone calls (may be limited).
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La Valencia Hotel

6) La Valencia Hotel

The La Valencia Hotel in La Jolla, affectionately coined "The Pink Lady" welcomes its four-legged guests with the same warmth it does for its celebrity clientele. Guests may bring up to two pets, cats and dogs up to 75lbs, for a nightly fee of $50 per pet. This hotel does allow you to leave your pets in the room while you explore beautiful La Jolla, provided the "Do Not Disturb" tag is hung from the door.

All pets receive cozy pet beds, treats and bowls, but if your pet is looking for a little luxury, you can book the VIP experience - Very Important Pet. VIPs receive a pet goody bag filled with a VIP tag, travel bowl and more, plus a credit to dine outdoors at one of La Valencia's al fresco dining options.

Things to Know About La Valencia Hotel

Neighborhood
La Jolla
Enjoy surfing the waves, kayaking, paddle boarding, snorkeling, and beach bonfires. Or walk to the charming boutiques and sidewalk cafés in the village in La Jolla, San Diego.
Hotel Star Rating
4 Star Hotel Rating4 Star Hotel Rating4 Star Hotel Rating4 Star Hotel Rating
Pet Policy
Pets are welcome, with a maximum weight of 75 lbs per pet. There's a charge of $50 per pet, per night. Service animals are exempt from fees
Breakfast
Not Included
Wifi
Free WiFi in Lobby & Rooms
Check In / Check Out
4:00 PM / 12:00 PM
Property Size
114 Rooms
Resort Fee
$35.00
Includes: Beach towels, Fitness center access, Business center/computer access, Internet access (may be limited), Newspaper, Phone calls (may be limited), Faxes, In-room coffee and Valet parking.
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Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa

7) Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa

Enjoy walking the beautifully landscaped grounds of Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa with your dog by your side. Guests are permitted to bring two dogs of any size for a fee of $50 per stay, unfortunately cats are not permitted. The romantic hotel is one of many great choices for couples, looking to spend time with each other and their pets.

The Pet Package includes a comfy dog bed, locally produced grain-free treats, and an impressive menu of canine cuisine. Dogs love the 'Yappy Hour' at the bar on the weekends!

Things to Know About Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa

Neighborhood
La Jolla
Enjoy surfing the waves, kayaking, paddle boarding, snorkeling, and beach bonfires. Or walk to the charming boutiques and sidewalk cafés in the village in La Jolla, San Diego.
Hotel Star Rating
4 Star Hotel Rating4 Star Hotel Rating4 Star Hotel Rating4 Star Hotel Rating
Pet Policy
Only dogs are welcome, with a limit of 2 per room and maximum weight of 50 lbs per pet. There's a charge of $50 per pet, per stay. Service animals are exempt from fees.
Breakfast
Not Included
Wifi
Free WiFi in Lobby & Rooms
Check In / Check Out
4:00 PM / 12:00 PM
Property Size
210 Rooms
Resort Fee
$35.00
Includes: Pool access, Spa tub access, Fitness center access, Fitness/yoga classes, Business center/computer access, Internet access (may be limited), Newspaper, Phone calls (may be limited), In-room safe, In-room coffee and WiFi access (may be limited).
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West Inn & Suites

8) West Inn & Suites

The West Inn & Suites in Carlsbad is a great choice for the whole family, pets included! There are no weight or size limits for dogs and cats, and the charge is $75 per pet per night. Your pet's name will appear on the lobby welcome board upon arrival, and families traveling with pets will be placed on the ground floor for convenience.

Pets are comfortable in soft beds, and are welcome to join their owners at the on-site Bistro West Restaurant. For those who would rather relax in their rooms, there is a special Canine Cuisine room service menu, full of doggy favorites!

Things to Know About West Inn & Suites

Neighborhood
Carlsbad
Carlsbad is an outdoor-lover’s paradise! Visit the Flower Fields, breweries, local parks & cafes. Hit the beaches and enjoy the sunset from the boardwalk.
Hotel Star Rating
3 Star Hotel Rating3 Star Hotel Rating3 Star Hotel Rating
Pet Policy
Pets are welcome. There's a charge of $75 per pet, per night. Service animals are exempt from fees.
Breakfast
Included
Wifi
Free WiFi in Lobby & Rooms
Check In / Check Out
4:00 PM / 11:00 AM
Property Size
86 Rooms
Resort Fee
$20.00
Includes: Breakfast, Shuttle service, Internet access (may be limited) and Parking.
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The Dana on Mission Bay

9) The Dana on Mission Bay

The Dana on Mission Bay is a tropical themed hotel on Mission Bay, conveniently located near SeaWorld San Diego. Families who wish to bring their pets along love staying at the Dana! Guests may bring two dogs, up to 80lbs each, for a fee of $40 per pet per night. There are several walkways surrounding the resort to explore with your dog, and it's also in close proximity to multiple parks and dog beaches.

The Dana is one of our all-time favorite choices for pet-friendly hotels, as featured in our Best Hotels in San Diego article, where you can also find the best hotels for couples, budget-friendly and more. At reception, your dogs are made to feel special, with a "Pet Perks" arrival kit including treats, a travel water bowl, and a 'Pet in Room' door hanger for when you need to leave them alone. Your pet is also welcome to join you for dinner at the Firefly, where they can relax with a bowl of water or treats while you dine.

Things to Know About The Dana on Mission Bay

Neighborhood
Mission Bay Park
Visit Mission Bay Park for the boardwalk, bay, beaches and SeaWorld San Diego. Enjoy the Bay by paddle boarding, windsurfing, kayaking, and sailing.
Hotel Star Rating
3 Star Hotel Rating3 Star Hotel Rating3 Star Hotel Rating
Pet Policy
Dogs are welcome, with a limit of 2 per room and maximum weight of 80 lbs per pet. There's a charge of $40 per pet, per night. Service animals are exempt from fees.
Breakfast
Not Included
Wifi
Free WiFi in Lobby & Rooms
Check In / Check Out
4:00 PM / 11:00 AM
Property Size
271 Rooms
Resort Fee
$36.06
Includes: Pool access, Beach loungers, Health club access, Fitness center access, Fitness/yoga classes, Sporting facilities or equipment, Business center/computer access, Internet access (may be limited), Newspaper and Phone calls (may be limited).
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Hotel Z - A Staypineapple Hotel

10) Hotel Z - A Staypineapple Hotel

Hotel Z, a Staypineapple Hotel located in the Gaslamp Quarter proclaims they are not only pet-friendly, they are pet-obsessed! Dogs of any size are permitted for a charge of $25 per day, and treated like the important members of your family that they are!

Expect dog beds that are as comfy as the guest beds, treats, bowls, mats and a convenient location to visit multiple parks.

Things to Know About Hotel Z - A Staypineapple Hotel

Neighborhood
Gaslamp Quarter
Gaslamp is full of cafes, great nightlife and pedicabs! Visit PETCO Park, the cruise ship port, Balboa Park, Convention Center or tour the USS Midway.
Hotel Star Rating
3 Star Hotel Rating3 Star Hotel Rating3 Star Hotel Rating
Pet Policy
Dogs are allowed for an extra charge of $25 per accommodation, per night
Breakfast
Not Included
Wifi
Free WiFi in Lobby & Rooms
Check In / Check Out
4:00 PM / 12:00 PM
Property Size
96 Rooms
Resort Fee
$22.54
Includes: Internet access (may be limited), In-room coffee
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