The dog beach at the northern end of Ocean Beach is among the first off-leash beaches in the United States, serving as a landmark for the community and a renowned destination for pet lovers visiting the San Diego, California area. Travelers have a choice of two pet-friendly beachfront hotels right on Ocean Beach and three pet-friendly hotels on the beach in nearby Mission Beach.
The dog beach at Ocean Beach is among the first off-leash beaches in the country.
Ocean Beach Hotel
On bustling Newport Avenue, Ocean Beach Hotel (obhotel.com) is conveniently located within walking distance to shops, restaurants and the pier. It is on the southern end of Ocean Beach, a short walk from the dog beach on the northern end. The hotel permits pets in all of its ground-floor rooms and does not charge an additional pet fee. Hotel amenities include free Wi-Fi, free parking, and a microwave and refrigerator in every room.
Ocean Villa Inn
Nearby, Ocean Villa Inn (oceanvillainn.com) is also steps from the sands of Ocean Beach. It is in the heart of town, within walking distance of restaurants and shops. Pet-friendly rooms feature tile floors and the hotel also has towels for drying off sandy or wet paws, a dog wash, dog run and doggie treats. The hotel charges an additional pet fee and has pet-friendly rooms on the ground floor. Additional amenities include private balconies and patios, a small refrigerator and microwave in every room, and a free continental breakfast.
Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa and Marina
The Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa and Marina (missionbay.hyatt.com) is just north of Ocean Beach, in nearby Mission Beach. It offers luxurious, pet-friendly beachfront accommodations and a Gold Pawsport Pet-Friendly loyalty program, providing stainless steel bowls, plush beds and a gourmet menu to spoil traveling pets. Features include an in-room dog menu and reward points for repeat guests. The hotel charges an additional fee for pets and requires that pets weigh 50 pounds or less. Additional hotel amenities include an on-site restaurant, full service spa, fitness facility and a gift shop.
The Surfer Beach Hotel
The Surfer Beach Hotel (surferbeachhotel.com) is a beachfront boutique hotel within walking distance of several restaurants and 10 minutes from downtown. The hotel welcomes small pets for no additional fee. Amenities include Wi-Fi, a heated outdoor pool, laundry facilities and an on-site restaurant.
Mission Beach’s Tower 23 (tower23hotel.com) hotel features sleek, modern design and upscale appointments such as large, flat-screen televisions, in-room spa services and memory foam mattresses. Pets are welcome for an additional fee. Amenities include an oceanfront restaurant, second floor deck with a bar, fitness center, Wi-Fi, free daily newspaper, a business center and luxurious accommodations.
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