Whether you need time to chill or simply relax under the sun, you don’t have to leave your four-legged friend behind on a getaway to Greater Palm Springs. The Coachella Valley has always been a dog-friendly destination, and you’ll find plenty of hotels ready to welcome your dog. We rounded up some favorites where your pooch can get in on the vacation action.
Riviera Palm Springs
Riviera Palm Springs is one of the "pet friendliest" resorts in Palm Springs, thanks to its 24 acres of landscaping that includes outdoor courtyards, gardens and sprawling lawns that your pooch will love as a playground. There's a $100 non-refundable fee for guests who bring their pets (under 50 pounds). A dog bed, bowl and a treat are included.
Ace Hotel loves dogs as much as dogs love visiting. Not only is there an on-site dog friendly park, but dogs are allowed to hang out with you at the pool (but not in it). Dogs get further fresh air by roaming in and around the outdoor patio fireplace. There's a pet fee of $25 per day for up to two dogs, and it's totally worth it.
The Saguaro Hotel
The Saguaro is one of the only hotels in Greater Palm Springs that welcomes pets of any size without a fee or deposit. It's a great launching point for easy dog walks in mid-century neighborhoods, in addition to terrific hiking trails less than five minutes from the hotel. The staff can arrange plenty of pet amenities like pet sitting, grooming and even organic, locally made pet food!
La Quinta Resort
Legendary La Quinta Resort is so pet-friendly that there’s a PAWS pet experience exclusively for your pooch! Pets frolic upon the 45 acres of lushly landscaped grounds. With a $100 pet fee, dogs receive a pet-friendly door hanger, dog bone at check in, oversized pet bed and “Material Dog” travel tote bag. There are even relaxation massages for dogs, should you have no choice but to pamper.
Avalon Palm Springs
Visitors, whether furry or not, get plenty of privacy at the chic Viceroy with stand-alone villas and studios spread about the citrus-laced grounds. Pets love the hotel's three courtyards with manicured gardens. For $75 per stay, pets not only receive unique amenities when checking in, they are also gifted with a take-home dog dish. There are even special pooch perks like dog walking and sitting services, so you can enjoy dinner or a spa treatment with your dog in good hands.
Chateau at Lake La Quinta
Palm Springs’ first and only lakefront hotel, The Chateau at Lake La Quinta, is welcoming a new breed of guests to enjoy its serene waterfront setting. The boutique retreat has a L’Petit Pup program, welcoming four-legged guests for overnight stays, offering special treats and amenities for guests’ best friends. At check-in, pets will find the room furnished with their own plush Martha Stewart™ pet bed, plus fresh food and water doggie bowl, Nyla bone and all natural, grain free organic treats from Ry’s Ruffery (as seen on ABC’s “Shark Tank”). Outside their suite, pups can roam freely on the Chateau’s grassy lakefront patio. Dogs can also chow down with a special pet menu created by Executive Chef Nestor Ruiz of the Chateau’s acclaimed Mélange restaurant. L’Petit Pup program is open to dogs less than 25 pounds, with a one-time $100 pet fee per stay.
Every dog has its day in the shade on the charming patio of Jake’s Palm Springs in Uptown, especially since the restaurant was named after the owners’ very own pup! Palm Desert’s El Paseo is very dog-friendly. Find lots of eateries, such as Backstreet Bistro with live jazz and tasty Italian fare. Great margaritas, Mexican cuisine and a daily Fiesta Happy Hour make Don Diego’s in Indian Wells the perfect spot for a pet-friendly evening on the town. Elegant patio dining perfect for purebreds can be found at Spencer’s where even the restaurant is named after a dog. You may not find pup-peroni pizza on the menu, but the friendly patio milieu at Stuft Pizza is a great bet for your pooch at this popular Old Town La Quinta bistro.
Content provided by Greater Palm Springs CVB Staff