Like many, our family adopted a puppy last year during the pandemic (and skipped having a third child). We are beyond grateful to have this cutie pie! However, at first it was a bit of a challenge to plan for our family travels and to find great hotels that were also dog-friendly. We eventually did some research via the BringFido App and were able to find some paw-esome hotels!
One of which came first in USA Today’s Readers Choice Award for Best Pet Friendly Hotels (2020), and also made it onto Travel + Leisure’s Best Dog-Friendly Hotels in the U.S. list (2019).
So we booked a staycation at the beautiful Paséa Hotel and Spa in Huntington Beach, CA, which happens to be about an hour away from us. Today, we’re sharing our top 3 reasons for recommending this resort.
Dog Friendly Accommodations
Dog bed and bowls – As a hotel guest, you can request an in room dog bed and bowls to use during stay.
Waived pet deposit fee – Valued at $150, all guests are now able to bring their four-legged pups with no additional pet fees.
Paw-séa Pup Play Park – Dogs can enjoy an 1,100 square foot outdoor pup play area outfitted with a cute lifeguard station dog house and a local artist commissioned wall mural for coveted Instagram travel photos. The play park is a fenced-in area where dogs can be off-leash and will only be accessible to pets registered with our dog friendly hotel.
Dog Walking or Pet Sitting Services – The concierge can assist in accommodating pet sitting or walking services. We didn’t use this service but it’s great that there’s an option to do so. Other items available at additional cost include dog food and pet gifts.
Dog Beach – The hotel is also conveniently located less than two miles from the famed Huntington Dog Beach where dogs can run leash-free through the waves of Surf City!
Outdoor Fun, Dining & Shopping
The hotel is steps away from the beach and Pacifc City which is an outdoor shopping destination with multiple restaurants, stores, events and more!
One of our favorite things we did during our stay was waking up early in the morning and walking to Philz Coffee at Pacific City. We grabbed coffee and chocolate milk and took them with us on a morning stroll at the beach. The BEST! We also loved hanging out by the pool and grabbing adult drinks at the Paséa Treehouse by Tanner’s (a chic rooftop lounge with panoramic ocean views).
From ocean front dining to a Balinese-inspired spa named and hotel balcony live music, we can’t wait to come back for a longer stay.
Ideal Family Photography Location
Ok, hear me out on this one. The thought of taking family photos during your vacation might not even cross your mind; however, it’s one of the few places where you can snap that cute photo for your holiday cards and not have to worry about it at the end of the year. If you’re looking for a location (and one that includes your pup) consider the Paséa Hotel and Pacific City as one of the best! From beautiful murals to ocean views and beautiful hotel decor, this location has you covered. And be sure to book LilyRo Photography for these amazing captures!
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