Sure, you could commute from the Bay Area or Sacramento, but why not make a weekend of it? After a day of hiking or touring the wine or craft-beer trails, it’s nice to stay for dinner, pull into a nearby hotel and spend the night. By our count, more than two dozen Tri-Valley hotels welcome four-legged visitors (use the handy dog-friendly check box at visittrivalley.com to filter hotels).
All the usual chain hotels and motels are represented. Word to the wise: some don’t charge extra for pets, some charge a modest $10-$25 and others impose a non-refundable deposit or cleaning fee of as much as $150. Use DogTrekker.com or the DogTrekker mobile app for complete details.
Some examples: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Pleasanton at the Club ($50 dog fee), at the intersection of Interstates 680 and 580, is well situated for visitors to Livermore Valley Wine Country, while Larkspur Landing Pleasanton ($75 per stay for dogs) is an all-suite hotel offering fully equipped kitchens and complimentary laundry facilities. Sheraton Pleasanton gets a “four paws up” from us, as it doesn’t charge extra for four-legged guests. Neither do the La Quinta Inns in Pleasanton or Livermore or the budget-priced Motel 6 properties in the same cities. Another budget choice is Tri Valley Inn & Suites near downtown Pleasanton. It may not have the latest 500-count, Egyptian cotton dog beds, but it’s clean, friendly, reasonably priced and charges just $10 extra for canine companions.
Check our listings on DogTrekker.com to help make a wise decision.
Photo Credit: @slandgirlinjourney