Dog friendly hotels in Monterey

Top 15 dog-friendly hotels in Monterey

Monterey belongs to a charming collection of must-see cities nestled on California’s rugged central coast. The former sardine canning town turned wonderful shabby-chic tourist gem now draws 4.6 million visitors a year. Here beautifully restored factories have been transformed into a mixture of casual and ultra-trendy waterfront bars and restaurants and the town also offers plenty of joyful outdoor activities such as otter, sea lion and whale-watching as well as scuba diving and kayaking. With its salty sea air, beautiful beaches, gorgeous natural surroundings and laid-back vibe it also makes a great place to take a vacation with your pooch. Monterey has a superb collection of dog-friendly attractions including the pet-friendly Locke-Paddon Wetland Community Park, the Frog Pond Wetland reserve, dog-friendly restaurants including Montrio Bistro and Esteban Restaurant and Monterey Beach itself – at this popular hotspot both you and your leashed bestie can enjoy sandy high jinks. All you need now is to find some pooch-welcoming places to stay, here is our choice for the Top 15 dog-friendly hotels in Monterey (in no particular order)…

Portola Hotel & Spa – a refined pet-friendly spa hotel with nautical-themed rooms

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Top 15 dog-friendly hotels in Monterey Global Grasshopper

This luxurious four-star hotel is just a short walk from both Fishermans Wharf and Monterey Bay. With elegant and well-appointed bedrooms, private bathrooms, and an on-site spa, you can totally relax and unwind here. There is also a heated swimming pool and a 24-hour fitness centre as well as a choice of three restaurants offering California cuisine in a relaxed atmosphere. Your pet is welcome to join you in any of the hotel’s nautical themed bedrooms. The Portola Hotel & Spa staff are ready and waiting to spoil your pooch with dog beds, treat and even bowls for them to enjoy during their stay. Your dog can head on out to explore the dog-friendly boutiques, cafes restaurants, parks and beaches on the Monterey Peninsula.

Monterey Tides – a polished beachfront dog-friendly hotel on Monterey Bay

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Top 15 dog-friendly hotels in Monterey Global Grasshopper

This beautiful beachfront hotel lets you relax poolside while taking the stunning sights and sounds of the ocean. With beaching whales right outside the back door, a visit to the Monterey Tides Hotel is a destination in itself. Guests here can enjoy Spanish coastal dining at the Vizcaino Waterfront Food + Drink restaurant before heading back to their chic and comfortable bedrooms. Your dog can also join you during your visit and can be assured of absolute luxury throughout your stay. There are numerous dog-friendly beaches in the Monterey area, as well as parks, restaurants, bars and cafes that will welcome your furry friend.

Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel and Spa – an upscale Fido-welcoming hotel set next to the Del Monte Golf Course

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Top 15 dog-friendly hotels in Monterey Global Grasshopper

This beautiful four-star hotel and spa is based in the California resort of Monterey and is a destination hotel located on the upscale Del Monte Golf Course. Savour the Tuscan flavour in the TusCA Restaurant, enjoy jazz in the Fireside Lounge or grab a beer and a burger at Knuckles Sports Bar after a long day exploring Monterey or take a swim in the pool. Your four-legged friend will love the Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel and Spa here as much as you do, with dog-friendly bedrooms, extensive grounds and easy access to some of the most beautiful open spaces and beaches in all of California, as well as some of the Peninsula’s most well-known attractions.

Hotel Pacific – a stylish hotel Georgian-style which welcomes pooches too

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Top 15 dog-friendly hotels in Monterey Global Grasshopper

This tranquil and utterly peaceful seaside hideaway offers a ton of coastal charm. Located just a short walk from Cannery Row, Fisherman’s Wharf, and an array of charming shops and delicious restaurants, you can enjoy the California beach life at its best here in Monterey. Guest rooms are modern and comfortable, and the tranquillity of the sea inspires both the lobby and the breakfast area. The 4-star Pacific Hotel is popular with couples looking to spend time together by the ocean, and your pooch will be more than welcome to join you in one of the hotels dog-friendly bedrooms. Long walks and frolics in the sand can be had at the nearby Monterey State Beach with its designated dog area.

Casa Munras Garden Hotel & Spa – a charming hacienda-style which Fido will love too!

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Top 15 dog-friendly hotels in Monterey Global Grasshopper

This charming 4-star hotel is located in Old Town Monterey and features a full-service spa to help you relax and unwind during your stay. With a beautiful outdoor swimming pool and the Estéban Restaurant and Lounge serving first-class Mediterranean and Spanish-inspired cuisine, the Casa Munras Garden Hotel & Spa regularly receives ratings of 8+ on booking.com. Your dog can stay here with you and together you can explore the stunning Monterey coastline on dog-friendly beaches, or explore the shops, restaurants and art galleries of Cannery Row. Your four-legged friend may also like to frolic and play around the lake at El Estro or Pacchetti Dog Park.

The Monterey Hotel – a laid back pet welcoming boutique hotel

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Top 15 dog-friendly hotels in Monterey Global Grasshopper

Built in 1904, this historic hotel is located in Old Town Monterey. With hand-carved wood furnishings and plantation style shutters, this stunning hotel perfectly blends old world charm with modern amenities and convenience. As a mid-range hotel that offers first-class facilities, guests at The Monterey Hotel can enjoy the use of the on-site dry-cleaning, 24-hour reception and a fully equipped business centre. Your pooch can stay with you in one of the pet-friendly bedrooms, and the up to two well-behaved animal companions can stay with you for an additional fee of $25 per night. Close to Fisherman’s Wharf and some of the best doggie parks and beaches in the area, this is an excellent choice for four-legged visitors looking to stay in Monterey.

Mariposa Inn and Suites – a popular modern dog-friendly Monterey hotel

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Top 15 dog-friendly hotels in Monterey Global Grasshopper

Situated just over a mile and a half from Presidio of Monterey Museum and San Carlos Beach Park, the Mariposa Inn and Suites offer comfortable and cosy accommodation with a personal feel. Bedrooms are well appointed, and the outdoor heated pool with its terrace and fire pit patios is the perfect place to catch up with each other and your fellow guests. Your dog will enjoy staying here too, in any of the dog-friendly bedrooms, and the staff will be only too happy to advise you on the best places to go for a walk with your pet.

Inn By the Bay Monterey – a casual pet-friendly hotel a mile from Municipal Beach

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With a consistent rating of 8.1 on booking.com, this is an affordable, family-friendly hotel in the heart of Monterey. With free parking, friendly and helpful staff and bedrooms that are designed with relaxation and comfort in mind, you and your whole family – including the dog – will love staying at the Inn By the Bay Monterey. Simple but comfortable motel style accommodation is the perfect place to rest after a busy day on Monterey Beach or exploring the local dog-friendly parks and other amenities.

Red Roof Inn & Suites Monterey – a budget-friendly hotel which allows dogs

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This budget hotel is an excellent base from which to explore the beautiful Monterey area and the wider Californian coastline. Situated just one mile from Del Monte Beach, the bedrooms and suites here are clean and comfortable and come with flat-screen TV’s, refrigerators and air conditioning. Some bedrooms even come complete with their very own fireplaces. Perfect for travellers exploring on a budget, the Red Roof Inn & Suites Monterey parking is large enough to accommodate RV’s, campers and even large trucks. Your dog will be very welcome here too, and together you can explore the nearby Fisherman’s Wharf and Cannery Row, as well as a range of pet-friendly parks and beaches.

Red Lion Hotel Monterey – a casual pet-welcoming hotel

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Top 15 dog-friendly hotels in Monterey Global Grasshopper

With an on-site restaurant and lively bar, as well as a season pool and well-appointed bedrooms, the Red Lion Hotel in Monterey is a popular mid-range hotel situated just outside of the downtown area. Guests can enjoy traditional American fare at the Crazy Horse Restaurant, or enjoy a relaxing cocktail in the Safari Club Lounge & Bar. Your four-legged friend can also join you here, and you will be able to explore Pebble Beach, which is just a 10-minute drive away or head out to explore Cannery Row and the Monterey Fisherman’s Wharf.

Best Western Plus Victorian Inn – combines Victorian charm with modern conveniences

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Packed full of Victorian charm, and with a cosy, old-world feel about it, the Best Western Plus Victorian Inn is situated at the heart of beautiful Cannery Row. Bedrooms are comfortable and contemporary and come complete with their own fireplace and a patio or balcony. Within walking distance of Monterey Bay and the areas main attractions, you and your pooch will love staying here. Dogs are welcome to stay at the hotel on request, although charges may apply. Head out together and explore the stunning Californian coastline at the dog-friendly Monterey Beach or find one of the many cafes, parks and other attractions where you and your dog will both be very welcome.

Travelodge by Wyndham Monterey Bay – an unpretentious hotel 2 miles from Fisherman’s Wharf which allows pets

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Situated just three short miles from the beautiful Cannery Row, this Wyndham Hotel offers spacious and modern bedrooms and first class amenities. Guests can enjoy an evening meal in the Japanese restaurant after a busy day exploring, or fill up with a free continental breakfast. There is also an outdoor seasonal swimming pool and a well-equipped business centre. Close to the California State University, this is a great place to bring your pooch while you explore this stunning corner of the California coastline. Dog-friendly beaches and parks can all be found within a short drive, including the dog park at EL Estro Lake.

Monterey Fireside Lodge – a low-key pet-friendly budget hotel

Top 15 dog-friendly hotels in Monterey Global Grasshopper

Located close to Cannery Row, Monterey Beach and many of the areas other most notable attractions, the Monterey Fireside Lodge offers clean and cosy accommodation throughout. Visitors love the lodge style accommodation, and pets are welcome to stay with you in your room. Step outside and explore a world of outdoor activities available close by including golfing, kayaking, surfing, bicycling, sailing and even whale watching, or take your pup for a run along the beach, or blast in one of the nearby dog-friendly parks. The Monterey Fireside Lodge is also just a short walk from Fishermans Wharf with all the market stalls and fresh seafood restaurants.

Manya’s House Holiday Home – a bright and peaceful neighborhood home

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Top 15 dog-friendly hotels in Monterey Global Grasshopper

Manya’s House is a well presented three bedroom home located in the Upper Old Town. With hardwood floors, an upscale kitchen and lots of luxury touches throughout, this home is well suited to visitors looking to stay for 30 days or more. A large open plan living area, wide screen TV’s, bright and airy bedrooms made this a comfortable place from which to explore the beautiful town of Monterey. Within easy reach of Fishermans Wharf and Cannery Row, you and your dog will love it here. The enclosed and pet-friendly backyard with new landscaping is perfect for your four-legged friend, and longer walks can be enjoyed in any of the areas dog-friendly parks and beaches.

Treehouse Holiday Home – a well presented pet-friendly holiday home

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The Pebble Beach Tree House Tree House is a two bed, two bath condo located just minutes from the golf courses of Pebble Beach, the restaurants of Carmel-by-the-Sea and the beaches of Monterey. With high ceilings and soaring views out across the ocean, this is the ultimate in laid back Californian living that can be enjoyed by visitors with both two legs and four! Your pooch can stay with you in this upscale accommodation that features updated flooring and bathrooms, as well as stainless steel appliances in the kitchen. You can enjoy the private outdoor space just outside the Treehouse or head on out into Monterey to explore dog-friendly parks and beaches all day long.

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