San Francisco is an exciting city to bring your dog to enjoy the local parks, patios, and outdoor recreation. An increasing number of people are opting to not leave their pups behind when they travel, which is no problem if you’re headed to San Francisco. Here are some of the most pet-friendly hotels in San Francisco to enjoy a vacation by the bay with your dog.

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Hotel Nikko San Francisco Dog at Hotel Nikko San Francisco
Dog at Hotel Nikko San Francisco

Hotel Nikko San Francisco

The Hotel Nikko San Francisco is a pet-friendly hotel that has a resident welcome dog named Buster who serves as the COO (canine operating officer). You can actually arrange to meet with Buster by calling the hotel operator! Dog guests who stay here enjoy hotel-provided beds, bowls, and treats. They also have access to a large pet terrace with a dog run that’s open from 6am to 10pm. Pet owners pay $50 per day for dogs that are 50 pounds or under. The fee for dogs over 50 pounds jumps to $200 per night. Additionally, there is a non-refundable cleaning fee of $150 per stay for pets. Hotel Nikko also offers a dog-friendly package that includes additional treats and discounted rates. This hotel is steps from Union Square and has a glass-enclosed pool and health club too.

Hotel Zeppelin Hotel Zeppelin
Hotel Zeppelin

Hotel Zeppelin

Hotel Zeppelin also welcomes pets to its rooms in San Francisco and does not have any weight limits for dogs. There is just a one-time $75 cleaning fee per reservation that’s required. Pets who stay here receive a custom dog bed, food and water bowls, and other fun perks. This is also a Union Square hotel and one that has an urban, avant-garde, and bohemian vibe. Guests enjoy the vintage turntables, complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi, and flavorful California fare served at Rambler onsite. The list of Hotel Zeppelin amenities also includes Martone bicycle and EcoReco electric scooters, the Mantel Bar music series on Fridays, and fitness center, and den game room with fun games to play.

Cavallo Point: The Lodge at the Golden Gate Dog at Cavallo Point: The Lodge at the Golden Gate
Dog at Cavallo Point: The Lodge at the Golden Gate

Cavallo Point: The Lodge at the Golden Gate

Cavallo Points welcomes dogs, up to two per room when you let the hotel know you’re bringing pups along. There is a $150 one-time fee to bring dogs. They must be leashed at all times when on the property and not be left unattended in guest rooms. The hotel has an Eco Luxe Pups program that provides dogs with luxurious bedding, Sausalito pottery food and water bowls, organic treats, and a pet swag bag. Great places to take your dog nearby are Rodeo Beach at the Marin Headlands and Remington Dog Park in Sausalito. This hotel is at the foot of the Golden Gate Bridge and not far from downtown San Francisco. It has its own spa and cooking school too.

Taj Campton Place Taj Campton Place
Taj Campton Place

Taj Campton Place

The Taj Campton Place is a pet-friendly hotel that offers city and Union Square views, has a 24-hour on-call doctor and nurse, offers babysitting for children, and has a 24-hour open-air rooftop fitness terrace. A pet fee applies for a stay here too, so contact the hotel for details. You can drink and dine onsite here at the Campton Place Bar and Bistro and Campton Place Restaurant.

San Francisco Proper Hotel Proper Hotel San Francisco
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Proper Hotel San Francisco

San Francisco Proper Hotel

Bring your dog along to stay with you at the Proper Hotel in San Francisco and enjoy the vibrant Mid-Market district together. There are modern rooms and suites as well as Wi-Fi, bicycles, and rooftop views. There is a $100 one-time cleaning fee here for pets, and up to two pets can stay per room. The maximum pet weight is 35 pounds, and only dogs are allowed (sorry, cats). Ten percent of your pet fee here is donated to Best Friends Animal Society. Pets here receive feeding bowls and doggie treats. Other hotel amenities for human guests are a fitness center, sophisticated dining at the Villon restaurant, drinks with a view at Charmaine’s, and the café market of La Bande.

InterContinental Mark Hopkins, Nob Hill InterContinental Mark Hopkins, Nob Hill
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InterContinental Mark Hopkins, Nob Hill

InterContinental Mark Hopkins, Nob Hill

Pets up to 25 pounds can stay with you at the InterContinental Mark Hopkins, Nob Hill when you pay a $100 non-refundable fee per stay. Pet rooms are on specific floors of the hotel, but just don’t leave your pet unattended in your room. This Nob Hill hotel is sophisticated and has historic charm. It’s also in easy walking distance of Union Square, Chinatown, and the Financial District. For human guests, there is a 24-hour fitness center, business center, conference facilities, and breakfast available for an extra fee. Top of the Mark is the onsite restaurant on the 19th floor that offers amazing 360-degree panorama views.

Hotel Vitale Hotel Vitale
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Hotel Vitale

Hotel Vitale

Hotel Vitale is a pet-friendly hotel that allows both dog and cat guests of 30 pounds or less per room. It provides pet bowls, beds, and mats. The non-refundable cleaning fee here is $75. The hotel can also arrange for pet sitters and walkers upon request. Stay here to enjoy views of the Embarcadero waterfront and downtown. There’s a penthouse spa with rooftop soaking tubs here, a signature restaurant, on-site fitness center, and public terraces for guests to use here.

The Ritz-Carlton, Nob Hill The Ritz-Carlton
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The Ritz-Carlton

The Ritz-Carlton, Nob Hill

The Ritz-Carlton, Nob Hill’s pet policy allows for dogs up to 30 pounds as long as they are leashed in elevators and carried through the lobby. There is a $200 non-refundable pet fee that applies to pets here. The hotel is a Nob Hill landmark with chic suites and guest rooms. It has a 24-hour fitness center, live music, afternoon tea, regionally inspired dining venues, spa, and wine tastings.

The Westin St. Francis, Union Square The Westin St. Francis, San Francisco at Christmas
The Westin St. Francis, San Francisco at Christmas

The Westin St. Francis, Union Square

The last pet-friendly hotel we’ll mention here is the Westin St. Francis, Union Square. One dog per room up to 40 pounds is allowed here. Contact the hotel for pet fee rates. This hotel’s 31 floors have a collection of elegant rooms and suites, while there’s a fitness center and dining on site here too.

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