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11 Best Dog Friendly Hotels in San Francisco: Near Top Districts and Attractions

Have you been wondering what are San Francisco’s most dog-friendly hotels? I’ve got you covered!

For over 20 years, we’ve been bringing our dogs to the iconic city of San Francisco, and let us tell you, it never disappoints. SF is brimming with dog-friendly activities that make every trip memorable for both people and their pets.

But before you can explore the city, you’ll need a welcoming place to stay with your pet. That’s where this guide comes in. We’ve organized this list of dog-friendly hotels in San Francisco by neighborhood to help you find the perfect spot. San Francisco is a sprawling city, and you might want to choose your accommodation based on its proximity to the activities you’re most excited about.

While many pet-friendly hotels, not on this list, are clustered in the urban center near Union Square, we’ve made an effort to include options in more dog-friendly neighborhoods and closer to the city’s best pet-friendly activities.

Expect to see a diverse range of options, from high-end hotels to wallet-friendly stays and even a couple of vacation rentals. I also know the importance of sticking within a budget (as much as possible within one of the most expensive cities in the world).

We’ve also included crucial information like pet fees in the “Things to Consider” section for each hotel and number of dogs allowed, so you can make an informed decision. I have two dogs, so I always look for places that accept multiple pets. I know each of you will have criteria that are important in your decision making.

So, let’s dive in and find the perfect San Francisco hotel for you and your pup! 🐾

My Top 3 Picks: Dog-Friendly San Francisco Hotels

#1 Top Choice


Kimpton Alton

✅ No pet fee

✅ No weight/size/breed restrictions

✅ Great location near Fisherman’s Wharf

Yorkie dog sitting on a pineapple cushion surrounded by pet gear at Stay Pineapple Hotel
Photo credit: garyjordao

Stay Pineapple

✅ Your pet can stay in the room while you go to dinner or the theater

✅ Lots of pet amenities like bowls and treats

✅ They are pet welcoming not just tolerant

#3 Your own Backyard
Front of white Victorian building with hedges around it. Vacation rental in San Francisco
Photo Credit: VRBO

Vacation Rental: Charming Luxury Apartment

✅ Private fenced garden

✅ 2 bedrooms – great for families

✅ Incredible location in the middle of 3 top dog-friendly attractions
(1 dog allowed)

Best Dog Friendly Hotels Around the Presidio – Near Golden Gate Bridge and Park

1. Inn at the Presidio

⭐️ RATING: 4.5 |📍 LOCATION: Presidio| ✅ Book it!


Situated in the historic Presidio of San Francisco, the Inn at the Presidio offers a unique blend of natural beauty and urban sophistication. This former U.S. Army post turned boutique hotel provides a serene backdrop for your San Francisco adventures, all while being pet-friendly. The tranquility of the area offers a refreshing contrast to the city’s usual hustle and bustle.

Dog Amenities

🐾 Expansive outdoor areas for walks
🐾 Moderate pet fee

Other Wonderful Things About This Hotel

✨ Complimentary expanded continental breakfast
✨ Evening wine and cheese reception
✨ Cozy fire-pit on the porch
✨ Ecology trail

Things to Consider

  • Limited availability due to its unique location
  • Parking fee applicable
  • Dogs may not be left unattended

“We loved our stay at the Inn of the Presidio; The service and comfort and old-world beauty of the building are first class. Our family and our dogs were made welcome during the entire stay, and amazing hikes are available right on the doorstep. We never had to move our car because everything we needed was within walking distance.” – darienleigh (read more reviews)

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2. VRBO – Charming Luxury Apartment in Pacific Heights

Front of white Victorian building with hedges around it. Vacation rental in San Francisco
Photo credit: VRBO

⭐️ RATING: 4.9 |📍 LOCATION: Pacific Heights| ✅ Book it!


Located in the upscale neighborhood of Pacific Heights, this two-bedroom, one-bath garden unit is a cozy retreat with top-notch design. Renovated in 2017, it features marble tile, radiant heat, and designer lighting. The outdoor patio is a sunny spot for relaxation, and you’re just a stone’s throw away from some of the city’s best dining and shopping on Fillmore Street.

Dog Amenities

🐾 Pet-friendly property
🐾 Patio and garden

Other Wonderful Things About This Hotel

✨ Excellent location near dining and transport
✨ Fully stocked kitchen with gas range, dishwasher, and garbage disposal
✨ Radiant heat for those chilly San Francisco nights
✨ Street parking is available

Things to Consider

  • Only one dog allowed
  • Dog must be less than 50 lbs

“Can’t say enough about the place and Julia. The apartment is perfect and has everything you need. Clean and stocked. Julia went out of her way to make sure we had what we needed. We are thankful to have found such a great place to spend our vacation.” Allison L. (Read more reviews)

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3. The Laurel Inn – JDV by Hyatt

Photo credit: Booking.com

⭐️ RATING: 4.0+ |📍 LOCATION: Pacific Heights (near Golden Gate Park)| ✅ Book it!

Nestled in the prestigious Pacific Heights neighborhood, The Laurel Inn offers spacious rooms with an understated elegance. Step outside to explore Golden Gate Park and the Presidio, and return to a comfortable room that feels like home.

Dog Amenities

🐾 Welcomes both dogs and cats in all rooms
🐾 Complimentary dog bowls and dog beds available upon request
🐾 Moderate pet fee

Other Wonderful Things About This Hotel

✨ Convenient kitchenettes in many rooms
✨ Inviting views of iconic Presidio Avenue and cityscape
✨ Beautiful Bar (Happy Hour!) and Restaurant

Things to Consider

  • Pets may not be left unattended
  • One dog: 50 lbs maximum; Two dogs: 75 lbs combined
  • Onsite parking fee

“Excellent pet friendly!” – Rebecca (Read more reviews)

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Best Dog Friendly Hotels in the Marina – Near Crissy Field

4. Marina Motel

Dog-friendly Marina Motel courtyard with guest and large brown dog playing. inthe middle
Photo Credit: Marina Motel

⭐️ RATING: 4.2+ |📍 LOCATION: Marina| ✅ Book it!


The Marina Motel in San Francisco is a charming haven for you and your dog. Situated in one of the most dog-friendly neighborhoods in the city, this motel offers close access to miles of hiking trails, Chrissy Fields Beach, and the scenic Palace of Fine Arts lake and gardens. It’s not just a motel; it’s a gateway to a tons of the best dog-friendly adventures in SF.

Dog Amenities

🐾 Lighted dog run with pick-up bags for late-night pit stops
🐾 Proximity to numerous dog-friendly outdoor cafés and restaurants
🐾 Located in a dog-friendly neighborhood and next to some of the best off-leash areas to visit
🐾 No weight or size restrictions for dogs

Other Wonderful Things About This Hotel

✨Rooms come with fully equipped kitchens, ideal for longer stays
✨Located near iconic San Francisco attractions like the Golden Gate Bridge
✨Free parking available for guests

Things to Consider

  • Pet fee is per pet and per night
  • Dogs cannot be left unattended in the rooms, but they can be left in the car in the garage since SF usually has cool temps.

“Dog friendly plus parking in the Marina District of San Francisco made this the ideal place to stay for us. We would definitely come here again on our next visit. My wife loved the charm from the apparently converted apartments.”-Miguel (Read more reviews)

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5. Hotel Del Sol

Norwich terrier in a white duvet bed

⭐️ RATING: 4.0+ |📍 LOCATION: Marina| ✅ Book it!


Welcome to Hotel del Sol, a vibrant 3-star boutique hotel located in San Francisco’s Marina District. With its playful and colorful ambiance, this hotel is a hit for families—and that includes your furry family member too! Offering a variety of room sizes to suit all kinds of travelers, Hotel del Sol is situated in a dog-friendly location, making it a convenient and joyful place to stay.

Dog Amenities

🐾 1 dog allowed
🐾 Can book a pet package under “specials” that includes a bed and a bowl
🐾 Located in a dog-friendly neighborhood and next to some of the best off-leash areas to visit
🐾 2 blocks from a dog park

Other Wonderful Things About This Hotel

✨Heated swimming pool (which is required in SF)
✨Afternoon Milk & Cookies
✨Fun, vibrant and colorful decor

Things to Consider

  • Moderate pet fee per stay
  • Dogs cannot be left unattended in the rooms
  • 50 lbs weight limit
  • Low amenity and parking fee

“Dog friendly plus parking in the Marina District of San Francisco made this the ideal place to stay for us. We would definitely come here again on our next visit. My wife loved the charm from the apparently converted apartments.”-Miguel (Read more reviews)

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6. Vacation Rental: Spacious and Charming Marina District Home Steps from the Bay

Fenced backyard with teak patio furniture and native landscaping vacation rental in San Francisco
Photo credit: VRBO

⭐️ RATING: 4.5+ |📍 LOCATION: Marina| ✅ Book it!

Looking for a spacious retreat in the heart of San Francisco? With 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms, this expansive 4,100+ square foot home comfortably sleeps up to 10 guests. It’s the ideal choice for family reunions, corporate relocations, conference attendees, or wedding parties. Situated just a few blocks from Crissy Field and a bustling commercial district filled with restaurants and shopping options, this pet-friendly home offers both convenience and comfort in one of the city’s most sought-after neighborhoods.

Dog Amenities

🐾 2 pets allowed
🐾 Fenced back yard and patio available for dogs
🐾 Located in the Marina which is a great location for some of the best dog friendly fun
🐾 Cats also allowed

Other Wonderful Things About This Hotel

✨ The home is situated1 ½ blocks from the Bay
✨ Master bedroom with jetted bathtub, double-headed shower and skylight
✨ Gourmet kitchen with stainless steel appliances
✨ 2 car garage means free parking
✨ Nicely landscaped backyard and patio make a great place for groups to gather; heat lamp for when it’s chilly
✨ Two road bikes and one mountain bike for guests to use

Things to Consider

  • 50 lb weight limit per pet
  • The price of the rental reflects its large capacity

“My husband, 16 month daughter, and two small poodle mix pups stayed for several nights. Anne, the host, could not have been more thoughtful. She left toy wood blocks for my daughter as well as baby gates, a pack n play, and booster seat. She was extremely organized in the information she provided to us about the home and even left us a bottle of champagne and chocolates. The beds are comfortable and everything is as pictured. The place is much bigger in person. The bedrooms are endless and the art is beautiful. In my third trimester of pregnancy, I very much appreciated the fancy bath tub in the master bedroom. The attached balcony is really a lovely place to sit and enjoy. My dogs enjoyed the backyard. This home is so close to Chrissy Field, Fort Mason, the Marina Green, and all the delicious restaurants… You could not pick a better location. We had a great stay and hope to be back again soon. – Valarie (Read more reviews)

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Best Dog Friendly Hotels Around Fisherman’s Wharf

7. Kimpton Alton Hotel

Dog-friendly hotel in San Francisco, the Kimpton Alton is a low gray and glass building with a patio with heatlamps

⭐️ RATING: 4.5 |📍 LOCATION: Fisherman’s Wharf| ✅ Book it!


Situated in a fantastic location just a few blocks from Fisherman’s Wharf, the cable car and many other tourist hotspots, the Kimpton Alton Hotel offers a unique blend of comfort and style, making it a top choice for travelers and their pets. The hotel’s welcoming atmosphere is immediately noticeable, ensuring a pleasant stay for both you and your pet.

Dog Amenities 🐾

🐾 No extra pet fees
🐾 water bowls, beds and waste bags available, so you don’t have to bring them
🐾 All sizes and breeds of dogs are welcome
🐾 More than 1 pet is welcome
🐾 Free subscription to WAG! PREMIUM for professional pet care services and a 10% discount
🐾 Pets can be in the room unattended except when housekeeping is servicing the room (unless crated)

Other Wonderful Things About This Hotel

✨ In-room yoga mats for a peaceful stretch
✨ Loaner bikes to explore the city
✨ Evening wine hour for a relaxing end to your day
✨ A selection of records to play on your in-room Victrola record player
✨ A local scavenger hunt highlighting secret spots in San Francisco
✨ Forgot It? We’ve Got It! Anthropologie Accessories Collection available to borrow

Things to Consider

  • Amenity and parking fees applicable
  • The hotel’s prime location near major tourist attractions means it’s often busy and lacks nearby green space for pets

“What a little gem! We came for the night with our dog and were incredibly impressed. The lobby has a great seating area with fresh fruit infused ice water, a convenient restaurant with pet friendly outdoor seating, and super friendly front desk staff (who welcomed our golden retriever with pets and treats). The rooms are spacious and have a great mid century modern vibe with really comfortable bedding, and they even had a dog bed and water bowls waiting in the room for us! Great Fisherman’s Wharf location with an easy walk to great restaurants and the wharf, but it was extremely quiet as well. We will definitely be back!” – Tara (Read more reviews)

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8. The Argonaut

Lobby of the Argonaut Hotel in SF. Nautical themed with sail boats and wood wheels on walls

⭐️ RATING: 4.5+ |📍 LOCATION: Fisherman’s Wharf| ✅ Book it!


The Argonaut Hotel is a 4.5-star establishment situated in the vibrant Fisherman’s Wharf area, surrounded by exciting tourist attractions. Its unique maritime decor sets it apart, offering a one-of-a-kind experience for travelers.

Dog Amenities

🐾 No breed or size restrictions
🐾 More than one pet allowed
🐾 Staff can recommend external dog sitters or walkers
🐾 Aquatic Park across the street for pet relief

Other Wonderful Things About This Hotel

✨ Located in the heart of Fisherman’s Wharf
✨ Unique nautical decor and a maritime museum in the hotel
✨ Bike rentals available
✨ Fire pit on the patio for evening relaxation

Things to Consider

  • High pet fee charged for each pet
  • Additional amenity and parking fees

“The location is perfect, close to everything without feeling like you’re in the middle of the city. Amazing staff and great rooms. The wonderful man at the door gave our dog treats and now he’s hooked on this place!” – Amy (Read more reviews)

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Best Dog Friendly Hotels Near Union Square – Downtown Shopping

9. Hotel Nikko San Francisco

Dog park rooftop garden at hotel Nikko in San Francisco

⭐️ RATING: 4.5+|📍 LOCATION: Downtown SF| ✅ Book it!


Located near the vibrant Union Square, Hotel Nikko San Francisco offers a luxurious escape for travelers and their pets. With a dedicated pet floor and a welcoming canine mascot named Buster and Beau, this hotel sets the bar high for pet-friendly accommodations in the city.

Dog Amenities

🐾 Only rooftop pet terrace in SF featuring a turf dog run with its own cable car
🐾 Pet Pride Package offers dog treats, bed, bowls and waived nightly pet fee

Other Wonderful Things About This Hotel

✨ Glass-enclosed indoor pool for a unique swimming experience
✨ Health and fitness club to keep you active
✨ Nightly $10 food and drink credit
✨ Sweeping views of San Francisco from the 25th-floor banquet rooms
✨ Daily amenity fee waived when booking directly

Things to Consider

  • There’s a weight limit of 50 lbs
  • Daily pet fee can really add up if you are staying a while + a refundable pet deposit
  • Some areas, like the indoor pool, may be off-limits to pets
  • Parking fee applicable

“Beautiful place, lots of things to do. Loved how they catered to dogs. My new pup loved it. They even brought up a dog bed and dish. Pool was beautiful and had a small dog run. Great location.” – Monique (Read more reviews)

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10. Stay Pineapple

⭐️ RATING: 4+ |📍 LOCATION: Union Square| ✅ Book it!

Stay Pineapple SF is an elegant hotel in the heart of Union Square, a winner of the Travelers’ Choice Award for 2023. Known for its sophisticated and thoughtfully designed guest rooms, this hotel is a gem in San Francisco’s hospitality scene. And let’s not forget the delicious pineapple-shaped cookies that greeted me in the lobby, making the welcome even sweeter.

Dog Amenities

🐾 Dogs are allowed to stay in the room unattended!
🐾 Pineapple Pup Package offering a water bowl, treats, a dog waste bag dispenser, and a comfy dog bed
🐾 No weight restrictions for your pet
🐾 Low pet fee

Other Wonderful Things About This Hotel

✨ The Naked Experience, a unique comfort-focused amenity that includes a cozy duvet, European-style double duvets, and signature robes
✨ In-room Keurig with Stay Pineapple’s custom coffee
✨ Located very close to Union Square and free bikes if you want to go further afield

Things to Consider

  • High parking fee
  • The location is hard to beat for shopping and theater, but it offers little green space for dogs nearby

“We wanted a nice place that we could stay with the dog and the service was excellent. Dog treats, bedding, bowls, gifts were all much appreciated. Staff was pleasant and helpful. The area around the hotel was good and bad and staff warned us not to walk too far into the tenderloin. Parking was convenient (just next door). The place looked great and was very clean. The dog loved it too!” – Angelia (Read more reviews)

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Pet Friendly Hotels San Francisco Airport (SFO)

People often reserve airport hotels to stay for 1-2 days before a flight rather than lengthy stays.
It seems like the top priority for these stays is convenience, affordability and a good nights sleep, so this is more for providing you a service rather than an experience.

11. La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham San Francisco Airport West

⭐️ RATING: 4.3 |📍 LOCATION: Milbrae| ✅ Book it!

Discover the comfort and convenience of La Quinta® by Wyndham San Francisco Airport West, a 2 1/2-star hotel that’s a TripAdvisor Traveler’s Choice winner. Whether you’re flying in or out of SFO, this hotel offers a hassle-free experience that makes it an ideal choice for travelers on the go

Dog Amenities

🐾 2 pets allowed
🐾 Pets include dogs and cats
🐾 No weight restrictions for your pet
🐾 Low pet fee

Other Wonderful Things About This Hotel

✨ Just a few miles from the airport
✨ Free breakfast
✨ Fitness center and seasonal outdoor pool

Things to Consider

  • This location is great for access to the airport or the Peninsula, but it is not an ideal location for activities in SF itself

“The staff was very friendly and a great place to stay if you have a dog.” – Patrick (Read more reviews)

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Final Thoughts: Best Pet Friendly Hotels in San Francisco

Over the past two decades, we’ve had the pleasure of taking our dogs on countless adventures to San Francisco.

What sets this city apart is its unique blend of urban excitement and pet-friendly spaces. Unlike many other big cities, San Francisco offers tons of activities that both you and your pet will enjoy. From off-leash walks along Crissy Field to the bustling atmosphere of Fisherman’s Wharf, there’s something for every member of the family—furry ones included.

If you’re contemplating a visit to the City by the Bay with your pet, don’t hesitate. The San Francisco’s vibe and variety of dog friendly hotels make it a top destination for pets.

And if you’re looking to expand your horizons beyond the city, be sure to check out our guides on weekend getaways from San Francisco and day trips in the Bay Area.

Resource Guide for Travel with a Dog

🧳 What’s the best carrier for my dog when traveling?

You need different carriers for different types of travel

This is my favorite carrier for a small dog – Sleepypod Air

This is my favorite car harness for medium-large dogs – Sleepypod Clickit

This is the best for a large dog on a plane – Skymate Kennel

This is my favorite backpack for a small-medium sized dog – Mr. Penuts Tahoe

You can read more about my review of types of dog carriers for travel here.

🏨 What’s the best site to find cheap pet-friendly hotels?

To find cheap hotels, I recommend Expedia

Vacation Rentals are often the best option for people with pets VRBO

Stay for free or have someone watch your pet with Trusted Housesitters!

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