the best pet friendly hotels in Mendocino

Top 15 dog-friendly hotels in Mendocino 2021

Located two hours north of San Francisco, this beautiful coastal community draws the visitors with its gorgeous beaches, its cliffside trails, a charming collection of B&B’s surrounded by rose gardens and white picket fences, cute independent shops and its copious supply of fresh salty air. There are many great things to do in Mendocino including the museum of local history housed in a 19th-century Ford abode, the protected Mendocino Headlands State Park, the great collection of galleries, the nearby 1909 Point Cabrillo Light Station and the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens which is home to 150 species of birds. It also prides itself on extending a warm welcome to its furry visitors too. There is an amazing array of wilderness, coastline, and hiking trails to explore together as well as beaches (there are many dog-friendly beaches in the area such as Glass Beach and Noyo Beach), state parks and dedicated dog parks. Not enough? Then take a trip to the botanical gardens, ride the famous Skunk Train, visit one of the many pooch-welcoming wineries or one of the restaurants in town. Planning to stay awhile? Here are 15 of the best pet-friendly hotels in Mendocino…

MacCallum House Inn – an ornate, upscale pet-friendly inn dating from 1882

Upscale pet-friendly inn Mendocino

pet friendly inn Mendocino

Housed in a historic Victorian home at the heart of Mendocino, the MacCallum House Inn is a beautiful boutique hotel with a highly rated fine-dining restaurant. As one of the oldest bed and breakfasts in the area, you can expect to find plenty of period features and old-world charm throughout the Main House, Historic Barn, and surrounding Cottages. With extensive gardens, hot tubs, and stunning ocean views, this is one of the best hotels in all of Mendocino. Your pooch can stay with you in one of the pet-friendly bedrooms, and the hotel has been awarded The Golden Bone Award by The Dog Lover’s Companion to California. Pets are welcome in most of the bedrooms, and they will be provided with a pet bed, blanket, and towel, as well as water and food, dished, and waste bags.

To stay at this hotel with your dog, click on the link to book as normal and on the booking form add a note to say that you will be bringing a dog (you can add this note in the Special Requests box located at the bottom of the page).

Mendocino Hotel & Garden – a western-style hotel with detached cottage dating from 1878 (and welcomes dogs)!

dog friendly inn Mendocino

Fabulous pet friendly accommodation Mendocino

Tucked away on the Northern California coastline, the Mendocino Hotel & Garden is located on Main Street with views out across the Mendocino Headlands and the Pacific Ocean. As the only historic, full-service hotel in Mendocino, guests come here to enjoy the unique hotel’s services, including the Victorian Dining Room, The Garden Room Café, and the Lobby bar, as well as beautifully appointed bedrooms and pretty gardens. Up to three dogs can stay with you in one of the garden suites or garden rooms for an additional fee, and there is a pet relief area on the property too.

To stay at this hotel with your dog, click on the link to book as normal and on the booking form add a note to say that you will be bringing a dog (you can add this note in the Special Requests box located at the bottom of the page).

Didjeridoo Dreamtime Inn – a cozy pooch-welcoming B&B housed in Mendocino’s historic Main Street

a pooch-welcoming B&B Mendocino

a pet friendly B&B in Mendocino

This historic bed and breakfast hotel offers quaint accommodation in a quiet spot on the gorgeous Californian coastline, just minutes away from downtown Mendocino. Within walking distance of a range of eateries and shops, as well as the ocean and bluffs, a stay here offers the best of both worlds. Bedrooms are elegant and refined, and the Didjeridoo Dreamtime Inn offers a hearty breakfast made from locally sourced, mostly organic produce. The hotel is also well known for its beautifully lush gardens that the lobby is home to a miniature art gallery from a local artist. Your dog is welcome to stay with you in one of the dog-friendly bedrooms for an additional fee, and the hotel staff will advise you of the best dog-friendly parks and beaches nearby.

To stay at this hotel with your dog, click on the link to book as normal and on the booking form add a note to say that you will be bringing a dog (you can add this note in the Special Requests box located at the bottom of the page).

Inn at Schoolhouse Creek – unique upscale dog-friendly lodging offering  a collection of cottages and suites

unique upscale dog-friendly lodging Mendocino

Mendocino dog friendly accommodation

Spread out over 9 acres of lush gardens and meadows, the Inn at Schoolhouse Creek offers a selection of cottages and suites with exquisite views out across the ocean. All of the accommodation is beautifully appointed, and the Circa ’62 restaurant serves up the best American breakfast in town. There is also a spa and wellness center housed in a yurt, as well as an observation tower and a hot tub. Up to two dogs are allowed to stay in any of the units, but they must not be left unattended and must be kept on a leash at all times. The staff will be happy to suggest other great places for walks and adventures for you and your pet, as you explore the stunning Mendocino coastline together.

To stay at this hotel with your dog, click on the link to book as normal and on the booking form add a note to say that you will be bringing a dog (you can add this note in the Special Requests box located at the bottom of the page).

Chapman Point Cottage – a warm and cozy pet-friendly self-catering cottage set just across the bay from Mendocino

Pet-friendly self-catering cottage Mendocino

Mendocino pet friendly hotels

Situated just a few minutes away from the beach, this loft-style accommodation is a welcome haven of reclaimed redwood, vaulted ceilings, and cozy Californian interiors. With a full-sized kitchen, a light, airy living room, and a loft-style bedroom at Chapman Point Cottage, you can enjoy distant views of the Bay and Mendocino Village. Your dog is welcome to stay here with you, and together you can explore the shops and attractions in the village, or take a walk across the bluffs at Spring Ranch Park and the beaches and open spaces beyond.

To stay at this hotel with your dog, click on the link to book as normal and on the booking form add a note to say that you will be bringing a dog (you can add this note in the Special Requests box located at the bottom of the page).

Nicholson House Inn & Spa – a historic downtown Fido-friendly inn dating from 1905 

Historic downtown Fido-friendly inn Mendocino

Pet friendly hotels in Mendocino

Located close to some of the best restaurants in the town, the Nicholson House Inn & Spa is a historic Victorian bed and breakfast that has been remodeled in recent years. Offering bundles of old-world charm, paired perfectly with modern convenience, bedrooms offer plush linens, elegant furnishings, and beautiful views, while guests are welcome to enjoy free access to the Sweetwater Eco Spa, located just down the road. A complimentary breakfast is served daily. Up to 2 well-behaved dogs are welcome to stay in one of the pet-friendly bedrooms for an additional fee, and the hotel is located within easy walking distance of dog-friendly parks and beaches close by.

To stay at this hotel with your dog, click on the link to book as normal and on the booking form add a note to say that you will be bringing a dog (you can add this note in the Special Requests box located at the bottom of the page).

Mendocino Grove – a unique Mendocino glamping resort where your pet can join you too!

Unique Mendocino glamping resort - pet friendly

Dog friendly Glamping Mendocino

Go glamping on the grove in 37 acres of beautiful Californian countryside, just minutes away from downtown Mendocino. Safari-style and classic tents offer the full upscale camping experience, including heated beds, down comforters, crisp cotton linens, lanterns, and much more. Each tent at Mendocino Grove also comes with its own deck for you to sit out and take it all in. There is also a picnic table and fire ring with grill ideal for cooking, as well as a luxury bathhouse with oversized hot showers and soft fluffy towels. Your pooch is welcome to stay with you in your tent, and there is also a nearby dog park, and lots of dog-friendly beaches and restaurants just a few minutes away. Deluxe dog packages, including coats, bowls, and blankets, are also available for a fee.

To stay at this hotel with your dog, click on the link to book as normal and on the booking form add a note to say that you will be bringing a dog (you can add this note in the Special Requests box located at the bottom of the page).

  • Prices from $130 per night.
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Chapman Point House – stunning dog-friendly self-catering accommodation perched on the bluffs of Mendocino Bay

Dog-friendly self-catering accommodation Mendocino

Pet friendly accommodation Mendocino

This architect-designed house offers amazing views out across the ocean. The beautiful redwood construction features stunning interiors that perfectly blends the old and the new. Modern furnishings, upscale bathrooms, and a well-equipped kitchen add convenience and luxury to the traditional wooden flooring and full-height windows. Your pooch can join you here as you and your guests relax and unwind in the beautiful headlands, and together you can explore the nearby Spring Ranch Park or head on down to Van Damme Beach.

To stay at this hotel with your dog, click on the link to book as normal and on the booking form add a note to say that you will be bringing a dog (you can add this note in the Special Requests box located at the bottom of the page).

Sweetwater Inn and Spa – a tranquil pooch-welcoming spa inn with a main house and cottages

Sweetwater Inn and Spa - dog friendly

Sweetwater Inn and Spa, Mendocino - dog friendly hotel

Situated in the heart of Mendocino, the Sweetwater Inn offers comfortable, affordable accommodation in the pretty oceanfront town of Mendocino. Choose from Victorian cottages with open fires and hot tubs, or the historic water tower suites or cozy Victorian bedrooms, all beautifully appointed and with a homely and cozy feel. Guests can enjoy complimentary access to the communal redwood hot tub and traditional red cedar sauna, as well as discounted rates on massages at the famous Sweetwater Eco Spa. Your dog can stay with you in one of the pet-friendly cottages that offer easy outside access, and the Inn is located within a short walk of dog-friendly parks and beaches close by.

To stay at this hotel with your dog, click on the link to book as normal and on the booking form add a note to say that you will be bringing a dog (you can add this note in the Special Requests box located at the bottom of the page).

Whale Song – a 3 bedroom pet-friendly accommodation with a private hot tub and ocean views

Pet-friendly accommodation Mendocino

Mendocino pet friendly

Offering amazing views out over the ocean and the Pt. Cabrillo Lighthouse, this pretty redwood vacation cabin has an expansive deck for taking in the most of the scenery outside your dog. On this stunning clifftop location, you can enjoy sleeping in cozy bedrooms at Whale Song, Mendocino rustling up something to eat in the well-equipped kitchen, or unwinding in the hot tub. Your dog can stay with you here, and you can both enjoy long walks in the gardens, parks, and beaches close by.

To stay at this hotel with your dog, click on the link to book as normal and on the booking form add a note to say that you will be bringing a dog (you can add this note in the Special Requests box located at the bottom of the page).

Mendocino Village Penthouse – art gallery turned private pooch-allowing accommodation

Mendocino Village Penthouse - dog friendly

Mendocino Village Penthouse - dog friendly

This former art gallery has been remodeled to become an immaculate two-story penthouse with an amazing wrap-around deck, offering some of the most amazing views in town. With an open kitchen, living, and dining area, this modern space is perfect for spending quality time together on vacation. Bedrooms at Mendocino Village Penthouse come with luxury linens and upscale furniture, as well as bathrooms with Italian stone flooring and oversized showers, also come as standard. Your dog is welcome to stay with you at the penthouse, and together you can explore the excellent dog-friendly beaches at Big River and the Headlands State Park, as well as numerous other dog-friendly spaces and amenities.

To stay at this hotel with your dog, click on the link to book as normal and on the booking form add a note to say that you will be bringing a dog (you can add this note in the Special Requests box located at the bottom of the page).

Redwood Cottage – a picturesque dog-welcoming hideaway with great views

dog-welcoming cottage Mendocino

Mendocino dog friendly

A delightful and romantic hideaway located just outside Mendocino that is perfect for just a couple and young families to enjoy. The Redwood Cottage offers a cozy sleeping loft, luxury linens, and charming cottage kitchen make this a comfortable place to stay, and guests can enjoy exclusive use of the private sun deck and large hot tub. With beautiful redwood interiors and a homely feel throughout, this is a great spot to vacation with your dog. Your pooch will love exploring the Mendocino Headlands State Park nearby, as well as long walks on the dog-friendly beaches and trails.

To stay at this hotel with your dog, click on the link to book as normal and on the booking form add a note to say that you will be bringing a dog (you can add this note in the Special Requests box located at the bottom of the page).

Ocean Dreams – a cosy ocean-front home which will allow dogs too

Pet friendly self catering accommodation Mendocino

pet friendly cottage Mendocino

This stunning ocean-front home is the perfect spot for up to six people to enjoy the stunning views out across the cove, the ocean, and the Point Cabrillo lighthouse. With a beautifully equipped kitchen, a separate lounge and dining area, and a choice of three elegant bedrooms, you will feel right at home at the Ocean Dreams, Mendocino. Situated in a pleasant residential neighbourhood, and just a short walk to Caspar Beach, you and your dog can spend hour after hour exploring the Bluff, and enjoying the endless hiking trails and open spaces that await you in Mendocino.

To stay at this hotel with your dog, click on the link to book as normal and on the booking form add a note to say that you will be bringing a dog (you can add this note in the Special Requests box located at the bottom of the page).

The Hayloft – a cute and comfortable in-law style pooch-friendly apartment

Pooch-friendly apartment Mendocino

Dog friendly Mendocino

This cozy and romantic retreat is tucked away in the forest, just two short miles outside of downtown Mendocino. Private and peaceful, you can sit back on the leather sofa and warm yourself by the fire, or enjoy the views from the half-walled bedroom. The Hayloft, Mendocino also offers a well-fitted kitchen, forest views, and a hot tub. Your best friend can also join you here, and together you and your dog can explore the local dog-friendly parks, beaches, and other amenities.

To stay at this hotel with your dog, click on the link to book as normal and on the booking form add a note to say that you will be bringing a dog (you can add this note in the Special Requests box located at the bottom of the page).

Blackberry Inn – a quaint, Western-themed pet-friendly guesthouse

Pet-friendly guesthouse Mendocino

Situated just outside the town of Mendocino, the Blackberry Inn offers immaculate, motel-style accommodation just off Hwy 1. In a quiet location away from the hustle and bustle of town, guests can enjoy clean and comfortable bedrooms, air-conditioning, flat-screen TVs, and Wi-Fi as well as a delightful fresh flower garden. Your furry best friend is more than welcome to stay here with you, and the friendly staff will be able to point you in the direction of some of the very best dog-friendly parks, beaches, restaurants, and other amenities in the nearby area.

To stay at this hotel with your dog, click on the link to book as normal and on the booking form add a note to say that you will be bringing a dog (you can add this note in the Special Requests box located at the bottom of the page).

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