10 Stunning Oceanfront Hotels That Welcome Dogs

Posted by Billy Francis

Who wouldn’t want to wake up to a mesmerizing ocean view with your furry friend lying next to you? No need to take Fido for a walk up and down the coastlines of America to sniff out the coolest pet-friendly oceanfront hotels, we’ve done the legwork for you. Book a room at one of these beautiful properties, review our beach tips and pack your bags for an unforgettable vacation in the sun!

Hotel del Coronado

Coronado, CA
Rioux is doing it for the thrill at Hotel del Coronado. Photo by @rioux.theminiaussie

Four-legged travelers are invited to become a Del Dog (or cat) at the historic Hotel del Coronado. Pet amenities include treats upon arrival, water and food bowls (dry food available upon request) and the use of a Del Dog bed, crates and floor mats while you’re staying at the hotel. Dogs who stick their noses up at dry food can order gourmet doggy room service prepared fresh by the hotel’s very own chefs. Conveniently located just one mile from the gorgeous Coronado Dog Beach, this destination is perfect for pups who love to paddle. If you're here during the weekend, don't miss Yappy Hour every Sunday from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Fido can munch on Yappetizers (gourmet dog biscuits) while you sip a nice cocktail.

Hotel del Coronado is located at 1500 Orange Avenue in Coronado, CA. Nightly rates start at $344. Two dogs up to 40 lbs are welcome for an additional fee of $125 per stay in Standard Rooms or $200 in Suites or Beach Village Rooms.

Loews Miami Beach Hotel

Miami Beach, FL
Wear whatever you want for breakfast in bed. Photo by Facebook.com/LoewsMiamiBeach

Welcome to Miami, where revelers from all over the world flock to enjoy sun-splashed beaches and dreamy Atlantic waters. Loews Miami Beach Hotel does more than just encapsulate the vibe of the city. It also offers one of the most plush pup experiences in the country! Furry guests will be showered with awesome swag upon check-in, including a designer pet tag, bowl and delicious treat. Loews also dishes up a room service menu for dogs and cats which includes dishes like Bow Wow Tenderloin Of Beef, Chicken Puppy Bites, Kitty’s Salmon Supreme and Grrreat Vegetable Feast. Well-behaved pets can relax in the room while their owners go out as long as the 'Do Not Disturb' sign is placed on the door before they leave.

Loews Miami Beach Hotel is located at 1601 Collins Avenue in Miami Beach, FL. Nightly rates start at $349. Two pets of any size are welcome for an additional fee of $50 per stay.

Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel

Dana Point, CA
Two’s company, three’s a crowd. Photo by Facebook.com/ritzcarltonlagunaniguel

The 396 luxurious rooms at the Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel each come with their own private balcony offering unrivaled views across the Pacific. The lap of luxury isn’t just for humans. Pets who join the Posh Paws Club are afforded five-star treatment, too. Members are presented with a dog bowl, a dog bed to use during their stay and a chew toy upon arrival. Fido can also get his paws on the dog room service menu which includes lip-smacking meals like Bow Wow Tenderloin and Dog Bone Meatloaf, a map of the best pet-friendly trails nearby, and use of a lovely green space outside (plus waste bags). Throughout the summer, the Ritz hosts Yappy Hours on select Thursdays. While you enjoy a refreshing beverage, dogs can select their choice of water flavored with bacon, chicken, beef or a vegan infusion. They also throw annual parties, including Yappy Hour Howl-O-Ween and Yappy Howl-iday.

Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel is located at 1 Ritz Carlton Drive in Dana Point, CA. Nightly rates start at $799. Two pets up to 25 lbs are welcome for an additional fee of $50 per night.

The Cloister at Sea Island

Sea Island, GA
Walk this way. Photo by Facebook.com/seaisland

Famed for their marshes and beaches, the picturesque Golden Isles are located just off Georgia's Atlantic coast. The Cloister at Sea Island invites pups to stay and play at one of the most exclusive properties on these scenic barrier islands. Built in 1928, this "friendly little hotel" has amassed numerous awards for its refined decor, sumptuous accommodations, spectacular golf course and luxurious spa. Canine guests can enjoy a slice of decadence here, too. The gourmet pet menu includes handcrafted sushi rolls for cats and frozen bones for dogs. Well-behaved pooches are also welcome to join guests for resort activities like the Marsh Habitat and Wildlife Walk.

From this elegant base you can explore the many marvels of the Golden Isles with your furry friend. Visit nearby Jekyll Island, home to Jekyll Island Beach and Driftwood Beach, one of our favorite dog beaches on the East Coast. Spend the day here and then take a pet-friendly sunset dolphin tour with Jekyll Island Dolphin Tours. Fido can wag his tail at bottlenose dolphins frolicking in the ocean as the setting sun shimmers over the Atlantic.

The Cloister at Sea Island is located at 100 Cloister Drive at Sea Island, GA. Nightly rates start at $539. Two pets up to 35 lbs are welcome for an additional fee of $175 per stay.

Looking Glass Inn

Lincoln City, OR
"I wonder if the basket is edible?”

The dog-loving folks at Looking Glass Inn really know how to treat their four-legged guests. When your pooch arrives, she’ll be handed her very own dog basket of goodies to use during her stay, and it contains everything a dog could ask for: treats, two sheets for nap time, towels for drying off after a dunk in the water, bowls for food and water, and poop bags. The hotel’s pet relief area even comes equipped with a fire hydrant and sprinklers. During the day, wander around the bay with your leashed dog or hit a round at nearby Agate Beach Golf Course, one of our favorite dog-friendly golf courses.

Looking Glass Inn is located at 861 SW 51st Street in Lincoln City, OR. Nightly rates start at $99. Two dogs of any size are welcome for an additional fee of $15 per pet, per night.

The Colony Hotel

Kennebunkport, ME
That look you give when you’re the first ones to the sun loungers. Photo by The Colony Hotel

The Colony Hotel opened in 1948 and has remained a local landmark ever since. Take your pick from grand rooms with ocean views to quaint gardenside chambers for easy access to the canine outhouse (or garden, as it’s sometimes called), all of which are pet-friendly. Fido can use one of the pet blankets provided to snuggle after a day playing fetch on the lovely grassy area, which comes equipped with water stations and waste receptacles. Dogs are also invited to make a sand dog house on the hotel's private beach. If he’s too tired to join you after a busy day out, your pup is allowed to stay unattended in the room as long as you leave your contact details at the front desk. Local pet sitters can also be arranged if he prefers having company.

The Colony Hotel is located at 140 Ocean Avenue in Kennebunkport, ME. Nightly rates start at $285. Two pets of any size are welcome for an additional fee of $30 per pet, per night.

Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara, CA
Scoping out the dog beach. Photo by Facebook.com/FourSeasonsResortSantaBarbara

For an elegant and refined pet-friendly vacation, look no further than the Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara. The light and airy rooms open up to leafy tropical gardens and a courtyard that feels secluded despite being just minutes from the popular Cava restaurant and the bustling off-leash dog beach at Arroyo Burro Beach Park. In addition to first-class views across the water and an even closer dog-friendly beach right outside the door, the Four Seasons treats canine guests to their very own dog bed, water bowls and delicious treats. While you’re in Santa Barbara, join a wine tour of pet-friendly wineries with DeeTours or go for a spectacular shoreline walk on the Oceanfront Trail.

Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore is located at 1260 Channel Drive in Santa Barbara, CA. Nightly rates start at $630. Two pets up to 50 lbs are welcome for no additional fee.

Baron’s Cove

Sag Harbor, NY
“I’ll stand guard in case anyone tries to... breakfast, you say? Bye!” Photo by Facebook.com/BaronsCove/

Just a stone’s throw from pet-friendly East Hampton Main Beach, a special package awaits Fido at Baron's Cove. This not-so-buried treasure is full of gifts based on the works of Nobel Prize-winning author John Steinbeck. Baron’s Cove was featured on "Travels with Charley," his charming travelogue based on his adventures with his Standard Poodle, Charley. The Travels with Charley Package comes with pawsome perks including a tasty sweet treat, free copy of the book, use of a comfy pet bed, dog dishes, waste bags, and a Baron's Cove frisbee to keep. The dog-friendly Village Garden Rooms also have easy access to the outside for late-night walks.

This hotel has long been a hotspot for the literary elite (other guests have included Truman Capote and Kurt Vonnegut). Recently renovated, it has all the style and panache you’d expect of a Hampton’s residence with such a colorful history.

Baron’s Cove Inn is located at 31 W. Water Street in Sag Harbor, NY. Nightly rates start at $289. One dog up to 50 lbs is welcome for an additional fee of $100 per night.

Sanctuary Beach Resort at Monterey Bay

Marina, CA
Beach, food and dogs - heaven. Photo by @sanctuarybeachresort

South of San Jose lies the scenic coastline of Monterey Bay. Sanctuary Beach Resort is the only pet-friendly beachfront accommodation in the region, and they welcome visiting canines with complimentary doggy treats. The spacious and beautifully decorated cottage guestrooms look out over stunning views of the Pacific. There are a few pet-friendly beaches just a short stroll away (including Del Monte Beach, Monterey State Beach and McAbee Beach), giving Fido the chance to play in the sand right up until bedtime. A short drive from the resort is the town of Carmel-by-the-Sea, one of the most pet-friendly destinations in the country. Take your dog for a stroll on Carmel Beach, browse the art galleries or check out Poodle Day if you’re in town in the fall. The event includes competitions, a parade and poodle cocktail parties.

Sanctuary Beach Resort is located at 3295 Dunes Drive in Marina, CA. Nightly rates start at $489. Two pets up to 90 lbs are welcome for an additional fee of $50 per night.

Blue Inn on the Beach

Plum Island, MA
“I know there’s no place like home, but do we have to leave?” Photo by Blue Inn on the Beach

The windswept beaches of Massachusetts will take Fido’s dog breath away even more effectively than a new toothbrush. Sleep soundly to the noise of the breaking surf in the Blue Inn on the Beach’s pet-friendly two-bedroom Queen Cottage. For pups and their parents, this Plum Island boutique hotel is all about the location. The surrounding area is packed full of dog-friendly activities. Four-legged friends are allowed off leash on Plum Island Beach from Oct. 15 to May 15. Did we mention the beach is right outside the door? Nearby Newburyport is also home to the off-leash Cashman Park and Maudslay State Park, a 480-acre estate with manicured gardens and pet-friendly pathways.

Blue Inn on the Beach is located at 20 Fordham Way in Newbury, MA. Nightly rates start at $279. Two dogs up to 70 lbs are welcome for an additional fee of $35 per pet, per night.

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