Looking For That Bed & Breakfast or Hotel That Allows Dogs?

by on March 15, 2013

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A Pedestrian and her DogI’ve been hankering to get away (from it all) and have a moment or two where I can just stop and smell the roses.  If only for a day or two.  But when I want to head out and take m’dog with me, I’ve always got to balance out my destinations with checking for pet friendly hotels and motels and what not.

The other day, I was having incredibly fond memories of a few Bed and Breakfast experiences that I’ve had and was pondering the idea again.

But this time around we have a dog that will be traveling with us.  (Like the old TV series, Have Gun Will Travel, but it’s Have Dog, Will Travel!)

I live in the Bay Area region of California, so I started looking around and found myself a few options!  Of course each Bed and Breakfast option has their own regulations, restrictions and what not, so tread with caution, contact the location and find out exactly what their rules and restrictions are:

 Benicia, CA Union Hotel
 Bonny Doon, CA Redwood Croft
 Calistoga, CA Brannan Cottage Inn
The Bear Flag Inn
The Chanric Inn
 Forest Knolls, CA the ecoNEST
 Guerneville, CA Highlands Resort
Sonoma Orchid Inn
 Inverness, CA Dancing Coyote Beach Cottages
Inverness Valley Inn
 Jenner, CA Jenner Inn & Restaurant
 Moss Beach, CA Seal Cove Inn, A Four Sisters Inn
 Napa, CA Beazley House
Blackbird Inn, a Four Sisters Inn
Napa Inn Bed & Breakfast
The Inn on First
 Occidental, CA Inn at Occidental of Sonoma Wine Country
 San Anselmo, CA Hillside House
 San Francisco, CA Golden Gate Hotel
Inn San Francisco
Noe’s Nest
 San Rafael, CA Gerstle Park Inn
The Panama Hotel and Restaurant
 Santa Cruz, CA West Cliff Inn, A Four Sisters Inn
 Sonoma, CA Inn at Sonoma, A Four Sisters Inn
Sonoma Creek Inn
 Yountville, CA Lavender, A Four Sisters Inn

Sometimes it’s fun to take “Fido” and sometimes folks really don’t mind having their dog along.  There are other folks the confuse the crumbs out of me as to why they ever wanted a dog in their lives, judging from how they treat them, but this article is for those whose furry friend is that extra family member / stick figure in the back window of your SUV!

Below are my two quickie resources I used to build this list.  The first tool/link, BringFido, is pretty handy because once you do your search, you can zoom in or out on a region and that alters the results.  My first search of the state of California brought me a ton of results.  But then I started to zoom in and I noticed my results adjusting to the new region in the map.  So I like that tool for that function.  That’s how I made the above list.

Obviously, my link is pointed at California, but once there, you can look all over the place.  And though my primary focus was on a bed and breakfast, BringFido has all kinds of categories to look over, including list of motels and hotels that allow dogs and other pets!

Best, Easy to use tool:  bringfido.com
Other: betterbedandbreakfasts.com

Travel with dog, looking for pet friendly hotels

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Dr Rochelle Greenfield July 4, 2013 at 7:03 am

We are planning to have a trip in the California this coming month and your article will be a great help for us in finding suitable place that allows pets. Thanks!

Dorothy Johnson May 14, 2013 at 7:19 am

Thanks for sharing this information! Finding good accommodation that allow dogs has been one of the most daunting classes of my life. This blog has helped me a ton. Thanks for sharing.

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