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8 Pet-Friendly Staycations in San Diego

Living in San Diego may qualify as a permanent vacation, but why not take it to the next level for the whole family with a pet-friendly staycation? Here are eight places where they’ll get the royal treatment—doggy bag included.*


La Valencia

Hotel del Coronado

Canines and felines receive water bowls, beds, crates, and floor mats upon arrival, and you can order them treats made of chicken or peanut butter with wheat-free oatmeal and dates via room service or at Spreckels Sweets & Treats. You can also ring up a groomer, pet-sitter, or veterinarian. Coronado Dog Beach is less than a mile away, and The Del hosts Yappy Hour every Sunday from 4 to 5 p.m. Dogs can lap up complimentary Evian and organic gourmet dog treats, while owners sip dog-themed cocktails, like the Greyhound.

Fee: $125 per night for Hotel Del; $200 per night for Beach Village at The Del
Fine print: Maximum of two pets per room, and each must be 40 pounds or less. They don’t accommodate pit bulls, pit bull mixes, Dobermans, Rottweilers, chows, or chow mixes.


La Valencia

The hotel’s Very Important Pet Package includes a leash and jeweled bag dispenser, water dish, dog bed, and Do Not Disturb Dog door hanger, plus nightly turndown with treats for both dog and owner. You can tack on à la carte options like doggie yoga, canine massages, and surf lessons for you and your pup.

Fee: $350 per night (or $50 per night without the package)
Fine print: No breed or weight restrictions.


Rancho Valencia

Upon check-in, dog guests receive a sampling of treats, “clean up after your doggie” bags, and a plush bed. Their Doggie Dining Menu spans shepherd’s pie, Rin Tin Tin tartare, scrambled eggs with potatoes, and for those pups watching their figures, steamed rice and veggies.

Fee: $200 one-time, nonrefundable cleaning fee due at time of reservation
Fine print: Pets must weigh 40 pounds or less.


Catamaran Resort Hotel & Spa

Every Evans Hotels property (Catamaran, The Lodge at Torrey Pines, and Bahia) is dog friendly, but Catamaran hosts a Yappy Hour at Moray’s restaurant every Tuesday from 3 to 7 p.m., when owners are invited to bring their dogs and enjoy drink and food specials on the patio.

Fee: $75 per stay
Fine print: Individual pooches must weigh 50 pounds or less; two dogs must weigh less than 75 total. They don’t accommodate pit bulls or Rottweilers.


Hotel Republic

This Core-Columbia hotel provides a water bowl, cushy dog bed, and personalized welcome sign for each four-legged guest. Their Pooch Package includes all of the above, plus in-room dinner consisting of rice, veggies, and housemade bone broth, plus treats. Or head to their adjacent Patio Marketplace eatery on Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. for Yappy Hour, with drinks and bites for you, and biscuits and “beer” for them.

Fee: $75 per night ($100 hotel pet fee is waived with package)
Fine print: Up to two dogs who weigh no more than 50 pounds combined. 


According to a 2017 survey by pet service platform Rover, 78% of dog owners would include their pup in family vacations.


Paradise Point Resort & Spa

Cats and dogs can walk all 44 acres of this Mission Bay property. Ground-floor bungalows nix any issues with pets who hate stairs or elevators, and there’s a pet-friendly waterfront restaurant. They can expect a water bowl and treats upon check-in.

Fee: $250 per stay paid in advance ($100 of which serves as a deposit to be refunded upon departure so long as the room remains in clean condition)
Fine print: No size or weight restrictions.


Rancho Bernardo Inn

Amenities for cats and dogs at this hotel with a golf course, spa, and pet-friendly outdoor include a personalized water bowl to take home, treats, and waste bags.

Fee: $100 per stay
Fine print: Dogs must weigh 30 pounds or less. 


Manchester Grand Hyatt

The downtown hotel overlooking the bay welcomes pooches with a bed and a dog-friendly menu at the on-site Sally’s Fish House & Bar. They can feast on Pupcakes with a peanut butter spread, rawhide bones, grilled chicken with rice, and a frozen yogurt Pawpsicle, paired with a Your Best Buds Brew—aka from-scratch bone broth.

Fee: $100 per stay up to six nights (additional $100 from seven to 30 nights)
Fine print: Dogs must weigh 50 pounds or less, with up to two per room, so long as their combined weight doesn’t exceed 75 pounds.

*Dogs must be on leash at all times at all hotels and are not permitted in spa or pool areas, or inside dining rooms.

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