The Best Pet-Friendly Hotels in the West Have Everything from Doggie Tapas to Pooch-Inclusive Weddings
From doggie happy hours to homemade biscuits, these spots pull out the stops to make sure your furry friend feels right at home.
There’s nothing greater than hitting the road with your best friend—and that rings particularly true if your friend happens to have four legs. Thankfully, the West is packed with beautiful places to enjoy alongside your pooch, and hotels these days have made it even easier to bring your buddy along, offering luxe amenities that’ll allow you to unwind after a day of exploring. Here are some of the best on offer.
Palihouse (Santa Barbara, California)
For the $150 pet fee at this stunning new property, the pet-loving staff will welcome you and your pooch with organic treats upon arrival, luxurious dog beds, plush toys, ceramic food and water bowls, courtesy bags, and a locals’ guide for dog-friendly activities. Dog walking services can be arranged by the front desk in case you need some “me” time, too.
The Eddy (Golden, Colorado)
Start your check-in with a meet-n-greet from the house pup, Eddy, then get your furry friend a branded Eddy Taproom & Hotel bandana, and after that, make your way over to the sprawling outdoor dog park just a 3-minute walk down the road. You may notice as you walk about town that there are tons of golden retrievers around; the town is known for their annual festival, where thousands of goldens descend on the mountain town.
Conrad (Los Angeles, California)
The stunning Frank Gehry-designed property in the heart of Downtown L.A. has launched a Pet Passionate Package that includes a $100 food and beverage credit and a $60 in-room dining pet menu credit, where pooches can sample goodies from executive chef David Feau, and afterwards relax in their branded dog bed. The hotel also provides all the amenities you’d need including dog bowls, branded doggie bag holders with a flashlight for easy pick-ups, a rope toy, and comped valet parking. And starting May 22, the property will introduce a monthly Yappy Hour from 5 p.m–7 p.m. with treats and “Doggie Water” infused with bone broth and chicken stock. They’re also outfitting a run with dog water fountains and a green lawn filled with toys, hurdles, games, and more.
The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch (Beaver Creek, Colorado)
Bachelor, a Saint Bernard, and Scout, a Bernese mountain dog run the show at this giant log cabin resort etched into the mountains near Vail. So it makes sense that pets are treated like royalty when they check into the luxe-meets-rustic adventure lodge. Nearby hiking trails make for excellent walking, and fun factoid: In Colorado, dogs can legally serve as an officiant for wedding ceremonies or elopements because of Colorado’s self-solemnizing marriage law. The resort will happily allow Bachelor to serve as a witness for any major dog-lovers looking to incorporate a pup so deeply into their Bachelor Gulch ceremonies.
Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa (San Diego, California)
Southern California’s only Relais & Châteaux property has over 45 acres of manicured grounds and olive groves for pets to roam around. Upon check-in at Rancho Valencia, pet guests will receive a sampling of tasty doggie treats, baggies, a plush bed, and a special in-room Doggie Tapas menu featuring pet food favorites like shepherd’s pie, chicken of the sea, and rin tin tin tartare. The menu is also available at The Pony Room for tableside pet service. The surrounding area has tons of pet-friendly places to play, shop, and get groomed too.
Cuyama Buckhorn (Cuyama, California)
The doggie friendly vibes start the moment you walk in the door at this iconic motor hotel, where you’ll find a big bowl of branded tennis balls at the front desk when you check in. The deluxe rooms include mats and bowls in rooms when reservations are made and noted that the guests are bringing pets. They fill the water bowl and leave the food bowl empty. There’s also a Pup Patch on property in the back parking lot that’s a pet-friendly spot of grass for pets to use. And, there’s no resort fee for pets enjoying the property.
The Lodge at Suncadia Resort (Cle Elum, Washington)
If your four-legged friend loves the great outdoors, this woodsy Washington property is perfect. Situated on 6,000-plus acres of forested mountain landscape, the pet-friendly accommodation perks are really what’s outside the hotel. But there are some goodies to be had, too. In addition to an expansive trail system for guests and their pets to explore and a nearby off-leash dog park, welcome amenities include pet-friendly trail maps, dog treats, doggie bags, and more.
Montage (Healdsburg, California)
You’re not the only one who’s going to be enjoying the bounty of wine country’s culinary delights on your trip at the Montage Healdsburg, where in addition to comfy beds and treats, your doggo will get a nutritious and gourmet menu via In-Room Dining. Furry friends also get food and water bowls, a dog bed, treats, and a trading card from the resort’s on-site canine ambassador Beau, a Lagotto Romagnolo. The breed is known as Italy’s adorable water dog and truffle hunter, and in the future, they’re excited for their Canine Ambassador to help forage local truffles for the resort’s chefs to use in their cuisine. After all, the 1.5-acre property is home to 450 hazelnut trees that the aromatic fungi are known to thrive under.
Kimpton Alton (San Francisco, California)
At the The Alton, pet-friendly accommodations come with no fee, and there are no pesky size or breed requirements. Rooms come with loaner pet beds and bowls, doggy waste bags, and easy access to pet walkers or sitters via the Kimpton brand’s partnership with WAG!, granting travelers a complimentary month of WAG! Premium. Pets are gifted with Alton bandanas at check-in and pet owners can peruse an assortment of creative dog wear available for purchase by the local boutique, The Foggy Dog so your pet can cruise in style to the nearby Fisherman’s Wharf and Ghirardelli Square.
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