Katie

Member since April 2019

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Overall a great location and pet friendly!

Best Western Sonoma Valley Inn & Krug Event Center

I really liked this hotel and it's a lot cheaper than many other hotels in the area. Across the street is Whole Foods in case you forgot anything. You are also a very short walking distance to the Sonoma square so this hotel is in an excellent location for wine tasting, enjoying great restaurants, etc. We stayed in a suite so it had a courtyard area, which was really nice. The hotel room also had a jetted tub, which was so nice. The hotel needed had some things in the room that needed a little TLC, although it worked for us. They have a grassy area with doggy bags for dogs. People were friendly and our dog got lots of pets. The pet fee is reasonable. All in all, a great hotel and we will definitely be back!

Sep. 27, 2020

Agree with other review of this place!

Damon Point

Park of this area is dog friendly and part of it is not. The area that is dog friendly had a bunch of logs and rocks blocking access when the tide was in. I would recommend taking your dog elsewhere. It is a nice beach though.

Jul. 01, 2020

Has Pros and Cons, Overall Great Beach

Ocean Shores Dog Beach

Pros:
*You can drive onto the beach with your vehicle. As another reviewer mentioned, the entrance by Best Western is less crowded
*If you go early in the morning, there is less people and our dog loved running around on the beach
*The views at sunrise and sunset are amazing
*You can go clamming, fly kites, ride electric bikes/mopeds, and so much more here

Cons:
*There are horses that you can ride that go back and forth continuously on the beach. They do not pick up their horse poop as often as they should so you have to go around it. Gross.
*It can get crowded at times.

Jul. 01, 2020

Has both pros and cons

Best Western Plus Hilltop Inn

Pros:
*The breakfast burritos that they delivered to our door in the morning were absolutely amazing. Not sure if this was a regular thing or if it was due to Covid.
*Comfy bed
*Friendly staff
*Grassy area for dogs to relieve themselves. More like a long strip of grassy area.

Cons:
*It has a place for dogs to relieve themselves, although not really walk around much due to the location
*The restaurant was pricey and the service was poor. We actually didn't end up eating there after we waited 15 minutes to be served and only had one person drop off two waters to us without saying a word.
*The pet fee was more expensive than most other Best Westerns that we stay at

Jul. 01, 2020

Very dog friendly!

Shilo Inn & Suites Ocean Shores

The dog friendly rooms are on the first floor. You won't get the view of the beach for this reason, although you will get a nice grassy area outside of your sliding glass door of your room. That was really convenient. All of the staff working here were very friendly. It was so nice to be that close to the beach. You can drive on to the beach, which is nice. We loved our stay and so did our dog!

Jul. 01, 2020

Dog friendly

Best Western Plus Mill Creek Inn

This hotel is dog friendly. The hotel has been updated and kept up well. The dog fee was really reasonable. The beds were really comfy and staff was really friendly and helpful. I ended up giving it 4 out of 5 stars for two reasons. The pet relief area looked like an abandoned plot of land off to the side of the hotel with overgrown grass. We didn't use it. If this is their property, it would be nice if it was better maintained like the rest of the hotel. Also, the breakfast at this hotel is actually Denny's. Basically, you get a voucher for $10 for a 3 choice meal with coffee per individual. I personally would have preferred the regular Best Western breakfast over this option. That's just me though.

Jul. 01, 2020

Great for humans and dogs alike!

Best Western Plus Tree House

Like many others have mentioned, there are two ways to enter the hotel room. One is from the hallway and the other is where you can enter the room from the parking lot. It was convenient to back in and unload our stuff. They had an outside grassy area for dogs that was spacious as well as doggy bags/waste bin. They had a restaurant onsite that was convenient. In some of the rooms, you had a great view of Mount Shasta on the outside patio area. Overall, a great hotel for humans and dogs alike.

Jul. 01, 2020

Amazing hikes and views of the coastline!

Samuel H. Boardman State Scenic Corridor

This place is absolutely amazing! There are several places to turn off the main highway with lots of hiking trails with views of the rugged coastline and hikes on the beach. There are so many different trails for all hiking levels and I would highly recommend this place! It definely exceeded my expectations! Dogs are welcomed as long as they are on a leash.

Jul. 01, 2020

Great for pups and humans!

Beachfront Inn

This place was perfect for us! Almost all if not all of the rooms have a view of the ocean. We loved going out on our patio and hearing the waves and looking out at the ocean. We kept the sliding door open at night to hear the waves as well and it was really peaceful. I recommend going out to the patio or beach during sunset or sunrise. The views are incredible. We have a larger dog so I liked that we were not charged more because we had a larger breed of dog and that the dog fee was reasonable. You are right on the beach, which is so nice. Our dog loves the beach so she had so much fun on our trip. We also loved going on hikes at Samuel H. Boardman State Scenic Corridor, which you can also bring your dog to on a leash. It has amazing views of the rugged coastline and beach. We look forward to coming back here again!

Jun. 02, 2020

Great Pet Store and Self-Serve Pet Wash

Pet Food Express

This is a great pet store and our dog loves it here. They have a good selection of products, treats, and toys! The employees are always really friendly and helpful. They always pet my dog and it's always a great experience when I go here. I mainly go here for the self-service pet wash. It's $15 for a wash and the wash lasts 25 minutes. We only have one dog, although if you have two dogs you shouls be able to wash two dogs for the price of one wash if you want. Also, if you buy three washs (coins) than you get the forth one for free. They provide lots of towels and treats. We will keep coming back here!

Mar. 01, 2020

Great views and hiking!

Russian Gulch State Park

This state park charges $8 per vehicle and $7 if you are a senior. This place has a great hiking trail with a waterfall that you and your pup can walk to. Our dog can't go that far so we didn't try it with her. There are also picnic tables and you can have a picnic or lunch and take in the beautiful views of the rugged coastline and beach. You just have to have your dog on leash! Definitely worth checking out!

Feb. 25, 2020

Nice place to walk your dog!

Lake Chabot Regional Park

This is a nice place to walk your dog. The trails are wide and there are bathrooms along the way. The nicest bathroom by far is near the dock. This place has nice views of the lake. There is a dog fee of $2 and a parking fee of $5. I would suggest arriving earlier in the day before it gets busy and park on the street for free. This is a popular place for family birthday parties and get togethers so it can get busy mid day. They also have a place by the dock where you can order food if you want to stay there and enjoy lunch or a meal as well. There are benches along the way that you can rest at and take in the views of the lake.

Feb. 18, 2020

Great off leash dog park

Carmel Beach

This is a great off leash dog park. Our dog loved this beach. It's a beautiful beach and the beach is large so we walked until we found a spot to hang out for a while. The location of this beach is great and it's a short walk from the downtown Carmel area. We will definitely come back to this place the next time we are in the area.

Feb. 17, 2020

Dog fee is pricey!

The Lodge at Sonoma Renaissance Resort & Spa

We stayed here for a weekend trip to Sonoma this past weekend. There is a $100 pet fee to have a dog. In my opinion, they are not that dog friendly and there fee is steep. They don't offer anything such as a dog bed, treats, etc. The only thing they have on the property is a small area with wood chips that has doggy bags, which is located in the middle of the parking lot and you will most likely not see it. The nice thing is you can take your dog in the lobby and pretty much any where on the property where food is not being served. We will be staying at a hotel that doesn't charge so much for a pet fee and that is more dog friendly next time we are in the area.

Feb. 17, 2020

Known for their Zinfandel wines

Cline Cellars

The wine tasting here is pretty reasonable. It is only $10 per tasting. The wine isn't amazing, although it's good. The wine bottles range in price so there is something for everyone's price point. Dogs are allowed everywhere except the tasting room itself. You can sit on the patio, iron tables, or picnic tables. You have to rent the picnic tables, which are $10 per person for 2 hours. This is the best seating they have since the tasting room can get busy and the iron tables are a little farther away with not as great of a view. We ended up sitting at the iron tables, which are farther away from the main property. Overall, it was a good experience.

Feb. 17, 2020

Very dog friendly!

Robert Sibley Volcanic Preserve

There is a main area where you can walk your dog off leash. It's up a hill with a good inclide so you and your dog will get a good workout. This road is paved and is great for dog walking. Some of the other trails are muddy and have poison oak so I would stick to the main off leash dog area if you are walking your dog.

Feb. 17, 2020

A wonderful off leash dog park

Point Isabel Regional Shoreline Dog Park

This place is a wonderful off leash dog park and it is really spacious. Your dog will have lots of area to roam around. Some dogs that love water even swim in the water here. My only suggestion would be to go to this place early since it gets pretty packed during mid day and it can be difficult to find parking. They have an area where you can sit down and have a bite to eat and they even have a dog grooming place. The meals are reasonable, although the dog grooming place is a little pricey. I guess you pay for the convenience. All and all, it's a great place to walk your dog!

Feb. 16, 2020

Very dog friendly!

Ernie Smith Community Regional Park

We took our dog here and they have nice walking trails that you can take your dog on. We stopped at the dog park and our dog loved playing with the other dogs in the dog park and getting pets from other dog owners. The people here were all really nice. There were doggy bags and a place for your dog to get fresh water. We will definitely come back here next time we are in town. The only downside to this park in my opinion is the porta potty as a bathroom, which I avoided. Other than that, this park is great!

Feb. 16, 2020

Beautiful winery, great wines, and very dog friendly!

Viansa Winery & Vineyards

This is a beautiful and spacious property and you will have plenty of room for your pup(s) here. We got one classic tasting ($15) and one reserve tasting ($20). Each came with 5 tastings. The wine was great and we really enjoyed our time at this winery. The views are amazing of the vineyard and everyone that worked there was really friendly and accomodating. They have dog water bowls outside that your dog can use to stay hydrated.. We went on a Friday and there weren't as many people there, which was nice. The property is large so you can always bring walking shoes and walk arond the property. They also have a marketplace with a deli, which is convenient. The only place that dogs are not allowed on the property is the tasting room itself. Definitely worth checking out!

Feb. 16, 2020

Loved this beach and so did our dog!

Moonstone Beach

There is plenty of parking. It's better to go early though because there are more spots open on the beach. You can have your dog run around off leash and our dog loved being here!

Feb. 05, 2020

Excellent service, reasonably priced

Dirty Dawgs Grooming

I took my dog Lila here and she loved this place. They truly care about dogs and gave her lots of love. They did an excellent job and the price was very reasonable for the service they provided. I have found it's easier to pop in and make an appointment than call, although that is just me.

Feb. 03, 2020

Dog friendly

Columbia State Historic Park

This is a charming gold rush town that was preserved that you can park and walk through. You can take your dog on leesh here and I saw some water bowls that were put out for dogs. Some didn't have water so I would bring your own just in case, although I liked that they thought of dogs. People were petting our dog and it is a very dog friendly place.

Jan. 30, 2020

Not a lot of room for Fido

Gundlach Bundschu Winery

This place can gets pretty packed, especially on the weekend like another person mentioned. I came here without my dog. My partner and sat in the outdoor seating area. I was glad that I didn't bring my pup along because there is not a lot of room in the outdoor area. They are also very family friendly. We saw lots of families and we saw a kid riding around on a scooter multiple times . There is a lot going on in a small space that didn't feel relaxing at all to me and very different from other wine tasting experiences that I have had.

Jan. 30, 2020

Good food, although a little pricey!

GoodLife Cafe and Bakery

There was a decent size outdoor area with at least 4 oversized picnic benches and two tables so there is lots of room for you and your pup. There are two ways to exit the outdoor area to get back to the main street, which is nice so you can give room to other dogs and their humans still eating without having to walk right by them on your way out.

Jan. 20, 2020

Perfect for dogs!!!

Inn at Schoolhouse Creek

We were welcomed with a hand written note and a half bottle of wine, which was a pleasant surprise. The manager was really friendly, professional, and helpful. We were given information about how to get to Buckhorn Cove, which is walking distance from the inn. He also provided other helpful information about the area. The inn is only 3 miles from downtown Mendocino so it is close to everything.

We stayed in the Water Tower Cottage for two nights. This is an amazing cottage that has a private hot tub and a deck on top of the water tower with views of the ocean.This cottage was really relaxing and the enclosed area was perfect for our dog and provided privacy. We really enjoyed relaxing in the hot tub and the fireplace in the room helped stay warm and to relax.

This place is perfect for dogs. There is Buckhorn Cove within walking distance, which you can take your dog off leash at. They provided a fluffy dog bed, treats, a sheet, a towel, and a frisbee. The frisbee you can even keep. Our dog never used the crate since she preferred the dog bed that was provided. They have a dog wash area and a dog exercise meadow as well.

We really enjoyed our visit and can’t wait to come back!

Jan. 20, 2020

Garden Cottage room is amazing for dogs and their two legged friends!

Sweetwater Inn and Spa

We stayed in the Garden Cottage and when we entered there was a basket with two heart shaped dog treats and a pet towel. This cottage had a private hot tub on the deck and a fenced backyard. Our dog loved being in the backyard while we were in the hot tub. This cottage is well laid out and we can't wait to go back again! It is in walking distance to downtown and the Mendocino headlands so you can walk your dog on the trail, take in the increible views of the coastline, and even walk down to the beach in some areas.

Dec. 31, 2019

Very dog friendly!

Best Western Country Inn

We have stayed here with our dog several times. They only charge $20 for a pet fee no matter the size of the dog. There is a walking trail across the street to take your dog on a walk and a pet relief area as well.

Nov. 14, 2019

Beautiful gardens and plenty to see!

Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens

I highly recommend going to this place. Like another person already mentioned, the loop takes about 1 1/2 hours to complete and it's best to bring water for your pup(s). We went in the morning and were told that the $15 per person entrance fee could be used all day and to just show our receipt if we wanted to come back for a picnic in the garden, etc. They also have a cafe that is open seasonally. The views along the loop are amazing and you will see the gardens and the coastline.

Nov. 11, 2019

Great food and very dog friendly

The Service Station

This is a great restaurant and it has a side entrance to the back patio area. The patio area is large and the tables are spaced out so you will have plenty of room for your pup. They also provide water and the staff are very dog friendly.

Oct. 28, 2019

Great wines and very dog friendly!

Newsome Harlow Wines Tasting Lounge

This is a cute place to taste wines and has a relaxed atmosphere. The wines are great and they have big couches that you can hang out on and sip wine outside. Several staff stopped and petted our pup and we felt very welcomed at this place. The staff are very friendly and we will definitely be coming back here!

Oct. 28, 2019

Perfect place to stay with your fur baby/babies!

Beachcomber Motel and Spa on the Beach

There are so many things that I love about this place.
*They have a dog park
*Right outside your door are plenty of trails to take your dog on with spectacular views of the ocean.
* You can walk down to the beach. The easiest trail to the beach is the last one before the bridge.
*They provide you with a welcome bag that comes in a recycled bag with a towel to dry off your dog, some doggy bags, a couple of treats, and a coupon for a breakfast treat for your dog. The breakfast treat when I went was all natural small beef sticks. The welcome bag is a nice surprise that makes you and your fur baby feel special.
*The dog fee is only $20 regardless of if you have a small or large dog. I don't know if you pay more if you have more than one dog. I appreciate this though because I feel like so many hotels charge you more if you have a larger dog.

Things to keep in mind:
*The dog house in the dog suite is more for smaller dogs. Our dog is about 50 lbs and could not fit easily. If this is the case for your dog, consider bringing a dog bed and/or crate for them.
*The surf and sand lodge is right next door. They are owned by the same people and you can use the same dog park if you stay there. They are also pet friendly. It's worth looking into to see which place best meets your needs since the two places are similar and right next door, although different in some ways too.

Apr. 02, 2019

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