We’ll be freezing our tushes off in July, but right now we’re loving the mild weather, especially while the rest of the nation is in a deep freeze. These near-perfect days make for the ideal time for a quick getaway. If you have a dog—and it seems like everyone in San Francisco has a furry friend these days—there’s no need to leave your pampered pooch behind with an unreliable relative or at a doggie hotel while you escape for a getaway. Instead, take your four-legged friend on a petcation you’ll both appreciate. We’ve dug up five of the best pet-friendly hotels in the SF Bay Area for you and Fido.
1 Cypress Inn
Paws down, Cypress Inn is the most dog-friendly hotel around. Co-owned by legendary actress and animal activist Doris Day, this landmark boutique hotel in picturesque Carmel, one of the most pet-friendly cities in the U.S., is where pets can have a paw-tastic time. You and your pal will discover the allure of old world charm masterfully blended with modern comforts at this circa 1929 property that combines Mediterranean grace with warm hospitality. Cypress Inn believe that pets are an integral part of the family. Therefore pets may join their humans throughout the hotel, in the cozy living room for afternoon tea, or in the charming courtyard for breakfast or evening appetizers. Terry’s Restaurant & Lounge serves lunch and dinner each evening, and attracts a colorful combination of locals, guests and canines. Dogs of all sizes and shapes are welcome, up to a three in a room, for a fee.
Lincoln St, Carmel, CA 93921
2 Calistoga Ranch
Calistoga Ranch, an Auberge Resort nestled in a secluded Upper Napa Valley canyon on 157 lush, oak-lined acres, offers four-legged guests a welcome amenity, plush bed, and food and water bowls to enjoy during their stay while their bipeds receive a complimentary glass of Calistoga Ranch wine upon arrival. A canine culinary room service menu includes braised short rib served over brown rice, organic chicken with fresh pasta, and a Calistoga Ranch burger served over steamed white short grain rice. The Happy Tails newspaper provides guests info on pet-friendly restaurants and shops in the area. Fee.
580 Lommel Rd, Calistoga, CA 94515
3 Rosewood CordeValle
The Rosewood CordeValle, a luxury boutique resort in San Martin, is just over an hour’s drive from San Francisco down the 101. CordeValle is a tucked away luxury enclave in the Santa Cruz Mountains with a winery on property, a championship golf course, 45 breathtaking bungalow style rooms and an award-winning Sense spa. And yes, Brutus is welcome as well! Rosewood CordeValle is a supremely pet-friendly destination. From the moment pets arrive on property, a heartwarming welcome is extended for all. Upon entering each room, pets will discover Rosewood CordeValle bedding as well as custom amenities that include food, water and doggy treats. Dog walking and dog sitting services are also provided. Through the end of the February, Rosewood CordeValle offers a Puppy Love Package, which includes a massage for humans along with complimentary dog-walking, puppy playtime and doggie turndown with heart-shaped cookies and bones on the signature CordeValle doggie bedding. The pet fee is waived if you book the package.
One CordeValle Club Dr., San Martin, CA 95046
4 Bardessono Hotel
As California's only LEED Platinum certified hotel, Bardessono, in downtown Yountville, is where eco-conscious pet lovers and their furry friends can enjoy a wonderful getaway. Embodying contemporary luxury and the simplified elegance of wine country living, Bardessono establishes a new paradigm in what it means to truly experience Napa Valley. You'll find 62 luxurious guest rooms, each designed for private in-room spa services, not to mention Lucy Restaurant, which relies on local, farm-fresh ingredients AND even has a doggie dining menu, a rooftop pool for lounging and dining, carbon fiber bicycles, on-site producing gardens and the inspired taste of artisan-crafted coffee. In addition to Rover getting his own dining menu, Bardessono also provides its four-legged guests food and water bowls, a bed, pick-up bags an a welcome pet amenity. Two dogs, with no restrictions on size, are welcome for a fee.
6526 Yount St. Yountville, CA 94599
5 Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa
The Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa is the ultimate elegant oasis, blessed by natural mineral hot springs in the heart of the California Wine Country. Known as the authentic Wine Country spa and golf resort, the Inn is blessed with a world-renowned 40,000 square foot spa and an 18-hole championship golf course. Four-legged guests receive a comfy bed, bowls and treats while the front desk has biodegradable waste bags. Two pets of any size are welcome for a fee.
100 Boyes Blvd, Sonoma, CA 95476