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. www.chaminade.com
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. www3.hilton.com
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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