Traveling to San Francisco With Your Pet? Here’s Where to Stay!

Twin Peaks, San Francisco

San Francisco is one of the California destinations that’s always fascinated me, with its dozens of unique neighborhoods, its bustling art scene, the cable cars and the dramatic shots of the Golden Gate Bridge. From Chinatown to Fisherman’s Wharf to Pacific Heights, it’s hard to know what to see first. Add in Alcatraz, Union Square, and the world-class restaurants, and it’s hard to even come up with an itinerary unless you have about a month to explore the city.

If, like me, you sometimes travel with your furry friends, then you need some help navigating the numerous San Francisco hotels. I always want to have plenty of options, and pet-friendly hotels often come out on top.

Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco

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Upscale Hotel in Union Square

If you like to pamper yourself, then the central Hotel Zelos San Francisco is a great choice. This sophisticated venue is defined by bold, contemporary design, upscale services, and great dining experiences at the Dirty Habit. Comfortable, spacious rooms and suites with plush beds spoil you, and this pet-friendly venue comes with complimentary Wi-Fi, newspapers, coffee and tea service, and a 24-hour fitness center. For an extra twist, try the in-room spa services. Enjoy the nearby Moscone Center, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Arts, the Yerba Buena Gardens, or shop in Union Square or at the Westfield Shopping Centre.

Luxurious Accommodation in the Financial District

The Hyatt Regency San Francisco is a great choice for both business and leisure travelers who have a taste for finer amenities. Hyatt Grand beds with luxury linens, designer bath products, executive work desks, and a lounge chair to enjoy your down time make the rooms quite enticing. This pet-friendly hotel also offers child care services and a child care center. Fisherman’s Wharf, the San Francisco Zoo, and the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market are all close by.

Twin Peaks, San Francisco

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Affordable Stay Near the Business District

If you’re a budget traveler, then the CitiGarden Hotel should be on your list, especially with its location near the city center and the business district. The pet-friendly rooms feature desks with two data ports and free Wi-Fi to keep you connected if you’re working, and you can request refrigerators and microwaves for an extra charge. Enjoy the dog exercise ground, the free breakfast, and on-site parking, as well as the hotel’s proximity to South San Francisco Convention Center and the Tanforan Shopping Center.

Cheap Airport Hotel

For an even more affordable stay, an airport hotel that is pet-friendly is a great choice. At La Quinta Inn San Francisco Airport North, all rooms come with free Wi-Fi, coffee makers, and free breakfast. Comfortable beds, free parking, and airport shuttle service make this hotel an even better choice. Despite being an airport hotel, it’s surrounded by top-rated restaurants like the Flavas Jamaican Grill, and the San Francisco Zoo is a quick ride away.

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

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Thank you for reading another article in my Himpunk series. I love being a Hipmunk writer and sharing with you the wonderful destinations and hotels I discover with them. Stay tuned for other travel ideas and hotel recommendation posts!

18 Comment to “Traveling to San Francisco With Your Pet? Here’s Where to Stay!”

  1. Good list- I love travelling with my dogs but it’s definitely hard to find accommodation that will accept them.

  2. Kallsy Page says:

    YES! We are always looking for places that have terrific reviews AND are pet friendly. We love being able to take our dog Bentley with us when we are traveling in the U.S. Thanks for the info!

  3. Cristina says:

    WOW, the pictures are stunning. If I could, I would buy a flight ticket to San Francisco right now :). Thanks for all the info.

  4. Natalia says:

    San Francisco has been my dream destination since childhood. I still have a postcard night view of the bridge on my cupboard inspiring me to keep it happen. Your pet is so lucky that you take care of its traveling)) Thank you for sharing experience)

    • Natalia, I traveled with my dog to foreign countries, but not much. I want to do more of it, now that it seems more destinations are a lot friendlier to pets than I initially thought.

  5. Sarah Ricks says:

    This is a really useful list for any person who enjoys traveling with pets – which includes many of my friends and family. Thanks for taking the time to compile this helpful information.

  6. No pets here but I love seeing San Francisco in the great pictures you found. It’s not often that the Embarcadero fountain is running with the drought, so that’s especially dear.

  7. Cameron says:

    Never traveled with animals. Always seemed like too much of a pain, but some great info in here for those who do.

  8. A great option for people who don’t want to leave their furry companions at home…because not everyone can afford to get a dog/ house sitter whilst they travel. Plus with all the walking in San Fran they’d love it! It’s so nice to see that there are hotels that are still opened minded to that and it takes the pressure off the travellers too 🙂

    • I love collecting dog-friendly destinations for my next travels 😀 I do have a system in place for my dog, but traveling with him is so much fun! And he’s great at making me friends 😀

  9. Mags says:

    I’ve always wanted to travel with my dogs. I just wish they were better behaved.

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