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5 Dog-Friendly Hotels in California

by Amanda Hamilton
3 months ago

When searching for a dog-friendly hotel, all of the other criteria that you typically look for in a hotel are still important. At each property listed below, you’ll find plenty of grassy lawns without sacrificing on the quality of the accommodations, location, or amenities. Enjoy a stay with your furry friends, who will be more than welcome at these establishments!  

ESTANCIA LA JOLLA RESORT & SPA 

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An intimate, lush, hacienda-style resort with a top-notch spa. Located in La Jolla, it’s close in proximity to the cute shops and restaurants of La Jolla Village and is only about 15-20 minutes from downtown San Diego and San Diego International Airport.

TERRANEA RESORT & SPA

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A beautiful, ocean-front resort in lower Los Angeles County, with expansive ocean views that will make you feel like you’re on the coast of Spain or Portugal. Terranea has multiple pools, including an adults-only option and a big family-friendly pool. It boasts several restaurant options, all with outdoor dining.    

HILTON SANTA BARBARA BEACHFRONT RESORT 

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Right across the street from the beach and a short walk to the pier, as well as all the tasting rooms that downtown Santa Barbara has to offer (& McConnell’s Ice Cream)! It has large guest rooms and was fully renovated in 2018.  

OJAI VALLEY INN & SPA 

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Located less than 2 hours from LA, Ojai Valley Inn has rolling hills, mountain views, and a golf course.  It is also home to a very serene spa and multiple pools and offers bicycles for guests to use.    

CARMEL VALLEY RANCH

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Carmel Valley Ranch spans 500 acres in the Carmel Valley, about 15-20 minutes from the idyllic town of Carmel-by-the-Sea. The property includes lavender fields, honeybees, and hiking trails.  Book a suite with an outdoor soaking tub if possible! 

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Terranea Resort

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Ojai Valley Inn

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Estancia La Jolla

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Amanda Hamilton

My job as an in-house attorney keeps me pretty busy. I spend free time researching and visiting new travel destinations and gourmet restaurants! I live in the South Bay of Los Angeles with my husband, baby girl, and 2 golden retrievers. Message me for LA, Nashville, Boston & Rhode Island recommendations!

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