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Best Pet-Friendly Hotels In Los Angeles

April 5, 2014 6:00 AM

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(credit: Hotel Wilshire)

(credit: Hotel Wilshire)

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In Los Angeles and its environs, there are plenty of hotels where your dog or cat will be invited to stay. If you live in L.A., make a point to take your pooch or kitty on a stay-cation and if you have guests coming, encourage them to bring their pets along for the ride as well. Check out five of the best pet-friendly hotels operating in the Southland.
(credit: Hotel Palomar)

(credit: Hotel Palomar)


Hotel Palomar Los Angeles, Westwood
10740 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90024
(310) 475-8711
www.hotelpalomar-lawestwood.com

This boutique hotel is part of the stylish Kimpton group, a caring hotel company known to be extremely pet-friendly. This hotel literally welcomes your pet “unconditionally,” stating there are no “size or weight restrictions or extra charges” that apply when including your pet during your visit. Inside the hot property, the furry member of your family will be privy to his or her own bed and to special food and water bowls to use during your stay. Outside, canine guests are encouraged to grab their owners and lead them to nearby UCLA’s lush campus, a gorgeous walk on any day of the week.

(credit: Loews Santa Monica)

(credit: Loews Santa Monica)


Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel
1700 Ocean Ave.
Santa Monica, CA 96401
(866) 563-9792
www.santamonicaloewshotel.com

Family pets are not only accepted but expected at the Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel, a property that sits right on the sand of the Pacific. On that sand is a special dog park used specifically by guests of the hotel who have brought their hounds to discover the joys of living (if temporarily) so close to the sea. There are sure to be lots of other canines on the premises to befriend you and your dog at this extremely accommodating ;pet-friendly hotel.

(credit: Hotel Wilshire)

(credit: Hotel Wilshire)


Hotel Wilshire
6317 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(323) 852-6000
www.hotelwilshire.com

The Hotel Wilshire is another Kimpton Hotel, so expect your pooch to be pampered at this popular mid-Wilshire retreat. Not only will you be given a complimentary leash and as many plastic bags as necessary for long walks around this part of Los Angeles, but you’ll also be gifted a VIP present. In this case, VIP means very important pet, with the gift being specifically aimed at making your furry friend comfortable in this hotel known for its extra special services (think rawhide bones and balls to catch). In addition, your pets are offered all sorts of perks, including grooming, walking, massage and acupuncture services arranged through the Wilshire’s friendly concierge. Meanwhile, if you want to go out for the evening, the accommodating staff will be glad to come up with a baby sitter to watch over your special canine.

Related: Best Luxury Hotels in Los Angeles

(credit: Langham Huntington)

(credit: Langham Huntington)


Langham Huntington Hotel
1401 S. Oak Knoll Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91106
(626) 585-6410
www.pasadena.langhamhotels.com

Pampered pooches of the tiny size (think the signature pup Paris Hilton carried around in her purse) are invited to enjoy the grandeur and grace of this legendary hotel located in handsome Pasadena. Some 23 acres beckon man, woman and beast together as couples are able to cavort on the scenic grounds and/or languish in the glamorous rooms. That said, be sure your pet is one who can behave while staying at such a rarified retreat and don’t try to sneak in a St. Bernard because that breed is just too big to be a guest at the Huntington.

(credit: Hotel Bel Air)

(credit: Hotel Bel Air)


Hotel Bel-Air
701 Stone Canyon Road
Los Angeles, CA 90077
(310) 472-1211
www.dorchestercollection.com

Since the legendary Hotel Bel-Air is often chosen as a home-away-from-home for discerning guests who may be in town to do a movie or take part in a television show, the fact that pets are welcome is a big deal since stays can mean weeks and even months spent at this stunning property. With that in mind, if you decide to bring along your pet yet decide to leave your pup lingering back in your room while you dine at Wolfgang Puck’s, be sure to ask for a doggie bag for any leftovers. That someone close to you who is waiting back in your bungalow will be happy you made the effort.

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TEST Los Angeles freelance travel writer Jane Lasky, contributes to publications such as Travel + Leisure, Vogue and Esquire. Her weekly sojourning column ran in 40 newspapers for 20 years. Jane is anything but an accidental tourist. Check out her articles on Examiner.com.

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