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Beach Resorts that Welcome Man's Best Friend

Posted by Billy Francis

Do you dream of sun, sand and sea? Beach resorts deliver all three and more just beyond your hotel door. From doggy room service to on-site dog parks, these pet-friendly resorts provide relaxation by the bucketload and offer the ideal setting to wind down together.

Salishan Coastal Lodge

Gleneden Beach, OR
“Rainbow-wow” Photo by BringFido/Garth

Salishan Coastal Lodge in Gleneden Beach is the “pawfect” place to hang Fido’s leash after exploring Oregon’s windswept beaches and breathtaking Pacific scenery. Get out into nature among 250 acres of private land and enjoy the smell of the ocean on miles of pet-friendly trails. The hotel hosts a Yappy Hour on the Council House Patio, with gourmet bacon-infused water for canines and specialty cocktails for humans. Dogs receive use of food bowls and can sample organic treats at check-in. Drag yourselves away from the lodge for a night out at nearby Snug Harbor Bar And Grill, where both patios are pet-friendly and pups can sample a slice of bacon from the menu.

Salishan Coastal Lodge welcomes two dogs of any size for an additional fee of $35 per pet, per stay.

Ocean Villa Inn

San Diego, CA
“I think it’s a sign that we should stay here.” Photo by Ocean Villa Inn

Located across the street from The Original Dog Beach in San Diego, Ocean Villa Inn is one of the most dog-friendly hotels in America. This popular hangout for canine tourists combines a resort experience with an affordable price. Dogs are greeted with a care package filled with treats, toys, and waste bags, and they’ll love the communal, fenced dog run and grassy area for walks. After a day of play in the sand and surf, clean up at the hotel’s DIY dog wash station which is stocked with shampoo and towels.

Ocean Villa Inn welcomes two dogs of any size for an additional fee of $30 per stay, three dogs of any size for $50 per stay, and four dogs of any size for $75 per stay.

The Colony Hotel

Kennebunkport, ME
“Relaxin’ ain’t too taxin’.” Photo by @rhettbutlerthedog

The Colony Hotel in Kennebunkport is a historic coastal resort with epic ocean views. All rooms are pet-friendly, so Fido can take his pick from a grand ocean view or a quaint gardenside chamber with easy access to the luscious garden. Pups are free to play on the hotel’s private beach and explore the famous Maine tidal pools. After a day of adventure, allow your pooch to rehydrate at one of the water stations on the property, then head back to your room so he can huddle up in one of the resort’s pet blankets. For more fun on the sand, head down the coast to Gooch’s Beach or Kennebunk Beach, which both allow dogs on leashes during peak season before 9 a.m. and after 5 p.m.

The Colony Hotel welcomes two pets of any size for an additional fee of $30 per pet, per night.

The Stanford Inn by the Sea

Mendocino, CA
"Pool pawty!" Photo by @innbythesea.maine

The Stanford Inn by the Sea in Mendocino welcomes the whole pack, including the cat, to experience the beauty of the Pacific Coast up close. Four-legged guests receive treats, pet towels, bowls, and cover sheets for the furniture, and leashed pooches are free to explore 10 acres of well-manicured green space on the property. When dinner time arrives, find a table on the pet-friendly patio at the inn’s Ravens Restaurant and try something from the plant-based menu that utilizes produce grown in the on-site vegetable garden. For more beauty along the coast, take your best friend on a walk across the estuary to Big River Beach.

The Stanford Inn by the Sea allows three pets of any size for an additional fee of $45 per stay for one pet, and $22.50 per stay for each additional pet.

Islander Resort

Islamorada, FL
“Dad, I hope you have sunscreen on!” Photo by BringFido/Larissa

Planning a pet-friendly vacation to The Florida Keys? Islander Resort in Islamorada goes above and beyond to provide your greatest love, Fido, with an unforgettable ocean stay. The resort spans 24 acres of lush tropical landscape, has a private dog park, and welcomes leashed pups to join you on its private beach. When it’s dinnertime, walk over to the on-site Tides Beachside Bar & Grill, where you can dine al fresco with your pooch. If you want to discover the impossibly blue waters beyond the resort’s beach, take a cruise with Reef Quest Tours and meet local dolphins at play.

Islander Resort welcomes two pets up to 70 lbs for an additional fee of $75 per pet, per night.

DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Myrtle Beach Oceanfront

Myrtle Beach, SC
“Can you dig it?” Photo by @rryanelizabeth

After staying at DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Myrtle Beach Oceanfront, you may be one of many dog owners who end up retiring to this popular coastal spot. Located within walking distance of one of the best dog beaches on the East Coast, Barc Parc South, there’s nowhere better to base your beach vacation than this affordable resort. If you can take your eyes off the expansive blue beyond your ocean view room, wander down to the on-site dog park to meet other canine guests at play, or take a stroll to Market Common District for lunch at one of the many pet-friendly restaurants.

DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Myrtle Beach Oceanfront welcomes two dogs of any size for an additional fee of $75 per pet, per night up to $300 per stay.

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Banner photo by BringFido/Larissa.