Top 15 dog friendly hotels in San Francisco

Birthplace to alternative revolutions, the gold rush, beatnik poetry and many a tech start-up, San Francisco is one of the most interesting cities on the planet. The hilly Northern Californian jewel is swathed in fog and balmy sunshine in equal measures (and very often on the same day) and is known for its hippy ideals, its laid-back liveable and distinctive neighbourhoods, the famously notorious prison Alcatraz, its awe-inspiring bridge and its collection of cool shops, cafes, cable cars, resident skateboarders and characterful resident seals. It’s space and bracing outdoor lifestyle also makes it one of the pooch-friendly cities in the USA (and has even been ranked as such). It scored very highly in terms of dog parks per number of residents, the number of dog-friendly shopping areas in San Francisco, dog-friendly restaurants, weather and walkability of the city. So need to fear Fido will be welcomed just as much as you! To help you find a stay, here are the Top 15 dog-friendly hotels in San Francisco…

Hotel Zephyr – quirky and cool dog-friendly accommodation

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Top 15 dog friendly hotels in San Francisco Global Grasshopper

Located close to Fisherman’s Wharf, the Hotel Zephyr is has a nautical theme and plenty of high tech features. Bedrooms are bright and funky, and the hotel appeals to families with its outdoor playground, indoor games room and well-equipped fitness centre for grownups. Cool and quirky without being pretentious, The San Francisco hotel which allows dogs is a laid-back alternative to traditional city hotels. Four-legged family members are also welcome and can stay in your room with you, but they must not be left unattended. The front desk will assist you with all of your pet needs, and provide you with information about local pet-friendly attractions and eateries.

  • Prices from $130 per night.
  • To book, check prices or availability for Hotel Zephyr

Axiom Hotel – city centre accommodation for tech-loving dog owners

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Top 15 dog friendly hotels in San Francisco Global Grasshopper

A boutique hotel with a strong focus on tech-assisted living, the Axiom Hotel is based in a historic building in the aspiring Mid-Market district. Bedrooms are modern and contemporary, while the communal areas are laid back spaces where guests can play free retro video-arcade games, watch movies on the giant screen or borrow a book from the hotel library. There is also a neon-lit fitness room in the basement. Your dog is welcome to stay with you during your visit, and the pooch friendly San Francisco hotel will provide you with details of nearby dog-friendly attractions and eateries, as well as direct you to some of the best parks in the city including the Alta Plaza Off-Leash Dog Park, Bernal Hill Dog Park and Ocean Beach.

  • Prices from $150 per night.
  • To book, check prices or availability for Axiom Hotel

Hotel Nikko – upscale accommodation with great facilities for you and your dog

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Top 15 dog friendly hotels in San Francisco Global Grasshopper

This contemporary and stylish hotel has a modern Japanese feel, and The Hotel Nikko is upscale and always welcoming. Bedrooms are beautifully appointed and the onsite ANZU restaurant is a destination in its’ own right. Guests can enjoy the first class facilities including a health club, a Starbucks coffee shop, an outdoor lounge and a glass-enclosed pool and hot tub, as well as changing rooms with saunas and steam rooms. Four-legged friends will be just as pampered here as the humans are. The pet-welcoming San Francisco hotel will provide a plush doggie bed, fun toys, portable food bowl and even a Nikko leash as part of their pet package, and there is even an outdoor dog run to keep them entertained without leaving the hotel.

  • Prices from $130 per night.
  • To book, check prices or availability for The Hotel Nikko

Argonaut Hotel – a cool and stylish waterfront hotel which allows pets

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Top 15 dog friendly hotels in San Francisco Global Grasshopper

The Argonaut Hotel offers stylish, spacious accommodation in a prime waterfront location. Set in a historic old building near Fisherman’s Wharf, the pet loving San Francisco hotel promotes a healthy lifestyle with its on-site fitness centre and easy access to local walking/jogging paths along the waterfront. The hotel can even arrange guided tours with the National Park Ranger in the nearby Presidio Parklands on weekend mornings. The hotel wants your dog to enjoy their stay as much as you do and operates a pet-friendly policy throughout. You and your four-legged friend can also enjoy walks through the parklands or check out local attractions like the San Francisco Maritime National Historic Park and nearby Fort Mason.

  • Prices from $120 per night.
  • To book, check prices or availability for The Argonaut Hotel

Le Meridien – modern dog-friendly accommodation in the heart of the city

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Top 15 dog friendly hotels in San Francisco Global Grasshopper

Le Meridien is located in the Financial District of the city, and offers clean contemporary accommodation throughout. Bedrooms are bright and stylish with modern decor, and guests will love the fitness centre and Grill restaurant. One well behaved dog is welcome to stay with you in your room, although the hotel asks that your furry friend is not left unattended at any time during your stay. Special pet services like pet sitting and grooming can be arranged with the concierge, and the dog friendly San Francisco hotel also provides information about local pet-friendly attractions and eateries. In the heart of the city, you can both enjoy long walks through the city streets, and find hidden squares and parks for off-lead experiences.

  • Prices from $180 per night.
  • To book, check prices or availability for Le Meridien

Hotel Zeppelin – a funky boutique hotel on Union Square

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Top 15 dog friendly hotels in San Francisco Global Grasshopper

As a chic and stylish boutique hotel close to Union Square, the Hotel Zeppelin offers modern accommodation with plenty of whimsical touches. Bedrooms are glamorous and plush and guests are encouraged to mingle with other visitors in the Speakeasy bar in the lobby, the downstairs games room, or share artisanal treats in the Zeppelin Cafe. Dogs are welcome here at this San Francisco hotel and up to 2 well-behaved pooches can stay in your room with you. Located in the heart of downtown San Francisco you can both enjoy long walks through the city, or head out towards Fisherman’s Wharf to enjoy the riverside parks and open spaces.

  • Prices from $130 per night.
  • To book, check prices or availability for Hotel Zeppelin

Hyatt Centric Fisherman’s Wharf – dog friendly accommodation in a popular part of the city

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Top 15 dog friendly hotels in San Francisco Global Grasshopper

This comfortable and laid back hotel is perfect for families looking to explore the city. Located close to most of the city’s main tourist attractions, Hyatt Centric Fisherman’s Wharf is a great base for those looking to take in the sights of San Francisco. Bedrooms at the pet-loving San Francisco hotel are bright and airy with modern furnishings, and the hotel has an on-site fitness centre and a heated outdoor pool and sundeck. Pets are welcome to stay with you at the hotel, but they ask that you let them know in advance so that they can allocate a pet-friendly room for you. You and your furry friend can enjoy long walks down to Fisherman’s Wharf, and explore the parks and opening spaces in the area.

Laurel Inn – cosy and bright pet-friendly San Francisco hotel

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Top 15 dog friendly hotels in San Francisco Global Grasshopper

This small, but well-appointed San Francisco hotel which welcomes dogs is close to many of the city’s best attractions and offers comfortable accommodation throughout. With bright and modern bedrooms and a free 24-hour tea and coffee service, the Laurel Inn is a great base from which to explore the city. Close to plenty of local shops, restaurants and city attractions, and with the Presidio Parklands within walking distance, this hotel is a good choice for dog owners on a budget. Your four-legged friend will be able to stay with you in most of the rooms, and you will be able to explore the city streets together during your stay.

  • Prices from $140 per night.
  • To book, check prices or availability for Laurel Inn

Hotel Zelos – a trendy pooch-loving boutique hotel

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Top 15 dog friendly hotels in San Francisco Global Grasshopper

This luxury boutique hotel offers striking interiors and a heated rooftop terrace and is popular with the arty crowd and younger locals. Bedrooms at the furry friend welcoming San Francisco hotel are refined and modern and the Dirty Habit bar and restaurant is a steampunk themed space that is popular with the trendy crowd. Located in the heart of Downtown San Francisco, you and your dog will enjoy staying at the heart of the action. The Hotel Zelos will accept up to two dogs in any one room, with no restriction on size. A complimentary bed, food bowl and treats will be provided, and the hotel staff can advise you on the best parks for local walks.

  • Prices from $140 per night.
  • To book, check prices or availability for Hotel Zelos

Hotel Zoe – upscale pet-friendly hotel on Fisherman’s Wharf

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Top 15 dog friendly hotels in San Francisco Global Grasshopper

Hotel Zoe Fisherman’s Wharf has recently undergone a major rebrand, and the hotel now offers luxury accommodation close to the city’s main tourist hub, Fishermans Wharf. With an interior that would not feel out of place on a luxury yacht, visitors can enjoy a complimentary glass of wine on arrival and a 24-hour fitness centre just across the road. Bedrooms at the pet welcoming San Francisco hotel have an upscale nautical theme and communal areas are elegant and classy. All of the rooms are pet-friendly so your dog can stay with you, and there is plenty of fun to be had during long walks at the nearby Aquatic Park.

Hilton Parc 55 Union Square – a luxury central high-rise hotel

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Top 15 dog friendly hotels in San Francisco Global Grasshopper

A contemporary high-rise hotel in San Francisco which welcomes dogs and shares its facilities with its nearby sister hotel, the Hilton Parc 55 San Francisco Union Square offers bright, modern bedrooms and access to a fitness centre and outdoor heated pool and hot tub. In a central location, guests will be able to explore some of the best attractions the city has to offer, and you and your dog can enjoy long walks through the city, as well as off-lead fun in the numerous dog-friendly parks close to Union Square. A maximum of 2 dogs per room are permitted to stay in your room with you.

Hotel Spero – an eco and pet-friendly hotel in the heart of downtown San Francisco

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Top 15 dog friendly hotels in San Francisco Global Grasshopper

A historic hotel close to Union Square, the Hotel Spero strives to offer an earth and eco-friendly experience in the heart of downtown San Francisco. Bedrooms at the pooch-friendly San Francisco hotel are large and well appointed and guests can also make use of the on-site gym and business centre facilities. Jasper’s Corner Tap & Kitchen offers all-day dining with a menu created using locally sourced produce, and dog owners will be provided with a dog bed, bowls and treat for an additional fee. You can both enjoy walks around Union Square or head down to Fisherman’s Wharf, the Aquatic Park of the Presidio Parklands for longer adventures.

  • Prices from $130 per night.
  • To book, check prices or availability for Hotel Spero

Westin St. Francis – upscale accommodation close to Union Square

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Top 15 dog friendly hotels in San Francisco Global Grasshopper

Housed in a grand building close to Union Square, The Westin St. Francis is an upscale hotel with smart interiors and a wealth of facilities. Bedrooms are grand and well appointed, and guests have access to a fitness studio and a luxury beauty and wellness spa. The hotel steakhouse is a sophisticated affair, while the buffet restaurant is relaxed and the cocktail bar is always well stocked. Your canine companion can join you here in any one of the many pet-friendly rooms, and the pooch loving San Francisco hotel will provide a dog bed, a bowl and dog waste bags. Take your furry friend on long walks through the city, or stop off at any of the urban parks along the way.

Harbor Court Hotel – stylish waterfront hotel in Embarcadero

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Top 15 dog friendly hotels in San Francisco Global Grasshopper

The Harbor Court Hotel is a stylish, modern hotel set alongside the waterfront. Bedrooms are plush and colourful with Bay Bridge or city views, and come complete with free yoga mats and designer linens. The dog friendly San Francisco hotel also offers an on-site Japanese restaurant, free tea and coffee and a daily wine tasting hour. Visitors to the hotel can also use the facilities at the YMCA situated next door. Your dogs are welcome to stay with you in the hotel, and dog sitting services and other doggy amenities can be ordered via the concierge service. The nearest grassy area for playful walks is Embarcadero Plaza, just a few minutes from the hotel entrance.

Hotel Del Sol – family-friendly hotel in the heart of the Marina District

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Top 15 dog friendly hotels in San Francisco Global Grasshopper

Situated in the trendy Marina District, you will find a wealth of bars and boutiques right on your doorstep. The Hotel Del Sol has a funky, upbeat feel and bedrooms are playfully decorated and spacious. The San Franciso hotel which welcomes pets also benefits from an outdoor swimming pool and quirky sundeck decorated with palm trees, hammocks and brightly coloured lounge furniture. Up to two well-behaved pooches are welcome to stay in any of the dog-friendly bedrooms, and you and your best friend can explore the surrounding city streets or head to Crissy Fields for fun and frolics, San Francisco style.

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Born in England, with a few family roots from Bavaria, and a heart in Scandinavia I've always been a bit of a restless soul. My first true adventure began as a six month voyage around South East Asia as a fresh faced backpacker and ever since I've lived a semi nomadic existence, clocking up over 40 countries on trips and living in Dublin, South East Asia and Australia. I'm a lover of US Road Trips, deserted beaches bathed in warm glow of a sunset, Cuban mojitos, easy-on-the-eye travel destinations far away from the tourist crowds and all things Scandinavian - from cloudberry liquors to Scandi Noirs. When not wandering the world, you'll find me walking my rescue dog in leafy South West London, strolling around the Brighton Laines on random day trips, hunting for photogenic landscapes or daydreaming about returning to my all time favourite places in the world; Havana, Copenhagen, Italy, Thailand and the frozen landscapes of a wintry Iceland. Follow Becky on Twitter and Google+.

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