If all that hiking, eating and drinking makes it unwise to drive home, why not put paws to pillow? The standout dog-friendly Oakland hotel, perhaps, is the Waterfront Hotel in the Jack London Square dining, shopping and entertainment district. Fittingly for a hotel with water frontage, the décor at this boutique Joie de Vivre property is nautical. It’s affordable as big-city hotels go and there's never an extra charge for dogs (unless they eat the furniture, that is).
Worthy of a special-occasion splurge is the Claremont Club & Spa, a Fairmont Hotel, dating to 1915 and gorgeously revamped for the 21st Century. It’s a true urban resort offering awe-inspiring views of the bay along with tons of amenities for dogs and their people. On the more economical side, Homewood Suites by Hilton Oakland Waterfront, Quality Inn Oakland, Extended Stay America and Motel 6 will welcome you and your pet at affordable rates.
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