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Pet-Friendly: San Francisco

Pet-Friendly: San Francisco

There are an increasing number of pet-friendly hotel and motel chains. But we want them to be gay-friendly and pet-friendly.

Illustration by Scott McPherson; Photos: Getty Images (2)
Story by Aefa Mulholland

There are an increasing number of pet-friendly hotel and motel chains. But we want them to be gay-friendly and pet-friendly. To save you barking up the wrong tree next time you’re in San Francisco, check out our recommendations and you won’t be chasing you tail next time you want to know where to stay, play, eat, and meet when traveling with four-legged friends.

Where to Hang Your Leash

The Prescott the crown jewel of the Kimpton Group, offers four-star quality, room service from Postrio, and a spectacular suite with baby grand piano. Pets are welcome at no additional charge and are provided with food/water bowls, bottled water, faux sheepskin pet bed, treats, leash, and pick-up bags.

Hotel Monaco is just two blocks from Union Square. All pets are welcome at no additional cost, but, as with all pet-friendly hotels, notify the hotel ahead of time. This 201-room property will stock your room with pet goodies including a copy of the book "A Dog Lover’s Guide to the Bay Area," a luxury pet bed, designer bowls, pick-up bags, and a souvenir dog/cat toy. The hotel even has a “Director of Pet Relations,” a chocolate lab called Monaco Maverick.

Chow… dog-friendly spots to grab some kibble
Cole Valley’s French bistro Zazie Café (941 Cole St; 415-564-5332; $12-19) hosts Doggy Nights on Mondays on the heated outside patio, with a $10 discount on Ruff Red Zinfandel plus doggy treats.

Perched on the corner of Dolores Park, lesbian-owned Dolores Park Café draws a mixed crowd of locals. The park-side location and density of canines ensure a lively afternoon of people (and pet) watching.

Ti Couz (3108 16th St; 415-252-7373; $7-15) is an authentic Breton crèperie, serving savory and sweet crèpes. Try the powerful and tasty hard cider, served in shallow earthenware bowls. No reservations, so expect to wait on weekends for their inexpensive fare. Dogs are welcome at the outside patio.


Run Dog, Run
Corona Heights (16th and Roosevelt; 415-831-2084) offers unique views of the city and is a favorite among local dog parents. Just be prepared for a steep climb.

Buena Vista Off Lead Dog Park (Buena Vista West at Central Avenue; 415-831-2084), the city's oldest park, offers breathtaking views. A popular destination because of its size, the off-leash area is located in a lower area, along the Western side of the park near Central Avenue.

For more pet-friendly information on San Francisco and on cities from Vancouver to Dallas to New York, check out our Pet-Friendly Travel Guides!

Illustration by Scott McPherson; Photos: Getty Images (2)
Story by Aefa Mulholland

There are an increasing number of pet-friendly hotel and motel chains. But we want them to be gay-friendly and pet-friendly. To save you barking up the wrong tree next time you’re in San Francisco, check out our recommendations and you won’t be chasing you tail next time you want to know where to stay, play, eat, and meet when traveling with four-legged friends.

Where to Hang Your Leash

The Prescott
the crown jewel of the Kimpton Group, offers four-star quality, room service from Postrio, and a spectacular suite with baby grand piano. Pets are welcome at no additional charge and are provided with food/water bowls, bottled water, faux sheepskin pet bed, treats, leash, and pick-up bags.

Hotel Monaco is just two blocks from Union Square. All pets are welcome at no additional cost, but, as with all pet-friendly hotels, notify the hotel ahead of time. This 201-room property will stock your room with pet goodies including a copy of the book "A Dog Lover’s Guide to the Bay Area," a luxury pet bed, designer bowls, pick-up bags, and a souvenir dog/cat toy. The hotel even has a “Director of Pet Relations,” a chocolate lab called Monaco Maverick.

Chow… dog-friendly spots to grab some kibble
Cole Valley’s French bistro Zazie Café (941 Cole St; 415-564-5332; $12-19) hosts Doggy Nights on Mondays on the heated outside patio, with a $10 discount on Ruff Red Zinfandel plus doggy treats.

Perched on the corner of Dolores Park, lesbian-owned Dolores Park Café draws a mixed crowd of locals. The park-side location and density of canines ensure a lively afternoon of people (and pet) watching.

Ti Couz (3108 16th St; 415-252-7373; $7-15) is an authentic Breton crèperie, serving savory and sweet crèpes. Try the powerful and tasty hard cider, served in shallow earthenware bowls. No reservations, so expect to wait on weekends for their inexpensive fare. Dogs are welcome at the outside patio.


Run Dog, Run

Corona Heights (16th and Roosevelt; 415-831-2084) offers unique views of the city and is a favorite among local dog parents. Just be prepared for a steep climb.

Buena Vista Off Lead Dog Park (Buena Vista West at Central Avenue; 415-831-2084), the city's oldest park, offers breathtaking views. A popular destination because of its size, the off-leash area is located in a lower area, along the Western side of the park near Central Avenue.

For more pet-friendly information on San Francisco and on cities from Vancouver to Dallas to New York, check out our Pet-Friendly Travel Guides!

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