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Pet Friendly Hotels

BEST Pet-friendly Hotels in Santa Cruz COUNTY

By Erin Bernall

Save the pet sitter for another time.  Santa Cruz is dog-friendly and offers a variety of lodging to accommodate visitors traveling with their pets.  Highlighted here are a few Santa Cruz hotels that roll out the welcome mat for the whole family.  


Chaminade Resort & Spa

It’s a ruff life at Chaminade Resort & Spa where dogs are greeted with open arms, treats, and access to the resort’s restaurant patios.  At $150 per pet cleaning fee, Pet Vacation is a bit on the pricey side for Santa Cruz, but the facilities are top-notch.  And, it’s the only place in town with a Pooch Patio Menu featuring yappetizers, faux paw entrees, and pupcakes.  Bone appétit.


Hilton Santa Cruz/Scotts Valley

Lovers of big breeds take note. There’s room at the newly renovated Hilton Santa Cruz/Scotts Valley for your 75-pound fur ball.  The hotel’s pet-friendly package includes a fluffy bed, food and water bowls, a placemat and a welcome treat for a nonrefundable pet fee of $50.  Just up the road is Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park where dogs can walk their owners on designated trails.


Ocean Echo Inn & Cottages

See Spot run on the beach when you stay at Ocean Echo Inn & Cottages. Tucked in a classic Santa Cruz neighborhood, the Echo sits a few blocks back from Sunny Cove beach and about a mile from Santa Cruz Harbor.  

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Mountain retreat setting just 15 minutes from the Silicon Valley and 10 minutes to the Beach and Boardwalk. Free parking and high speed internet.

Hilton Santa Cruz / Scotts Valley