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An Original San Francisco Pet Friendly Hotel

 
One of the most welcoming dog-friendly hotels in San Francisco, Hotel Nikko is a haven for travelers and their canine companions. Located in the heart of downtown San Francisco, our pet friendly hotel is only steps away from Union Square, Chinatown, and the city's dog parks, paths and restaurant patios.
 
Hotel Nikko offers luxury pet-friendly rooms on the VIP (Very Important Pet) Floor with dog beds, food and water bowls, and mats. Walk out to our Pet Terrace, featuring an off-leash dog run for play time and city views.
 
Hotel Nikko is one of the original dog friendly hotels in the San Francisco Bay Area. Experience a pet friendly retreat in central San Francisco, surrounded by the city's most exciting attractions and natural wonders. Meet Buster and Beau at Hotel Nikko and discover our SF canine culture.
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Pet Fees
$50 fee per
day per dog
Cleaning Deposit
Cleaning Deposit:
$150 one-time deposit upon
check-in

Pet Policy & Fees

  • $50 fee per day per pet for dogs 50 pounds and under
  • One-time refundable cleaning deposit of $150 applied to all guests with pets upon check-in.
  • For their safety, dogs are not to be left unattended in guest rooms
  • Dogs must be leashed when walking through the hotel
  • Complimentary Pet Terrace and dog run
Pet Friendly Rooms & Amenities

Pet Friendly Rooms & Amenities

Feel at home in our spacious, pet-friendly rooms on the VIP Floor. Dogs enjoy thoughtful amenities such as snuggly beds, water and food bowls, and healthy treats at check-in.
 
  • Pet-friendly rooms and suites with dog beds, bowls, and treats
  • Outdoor pet terrace with a dog run (daily, 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.)
  • Play dates with Beau and Buster, our resident pets
  • Pet Pride Package
  • Valet parking
  • Room service for you are your dogs
San Francisco Attractions Within Walking

San Francisco Attractions Within Walking

Your pup will love staying in the heart of our dog-friendly SF. We're within walking distance of Union Square and a few minutes of San Francisco's favorite dog parks. For a local adventure, jog to Crissy Field with a dog-friendly beach and the best views of the Golden Gate Bridge.
Walking Distance Attractions    
  • Union Square - 2 blocks
  • Chinatown - 5 blocks
  • Lafayette Park Dog Play Area - 1.4 miles
  • Mission Bay Dog Park - 1.7 miles
  • Alamo Square Park (Painted Ladies) - 1.7 miles
  • Fisherman's Wharf - 3 miles
  • Crissy Field - 5 miles
Pet Friendly Dining    
You'll find pet friendly restaurants and outdoor dining patios around Union Square and San Francisco. The heated sidewalk patio at Restaurant ANZU is dog friendly for year-round Japanese food and sushi from the chefs of the ANZU food truck.
  • ANZU Patio at Hotel Nikko
  • Hops & Hominy
  • Farm: Table
  • Tempest
Pet Friendly Amenities

Pet Friendly Amenities

Feel at home in our spacious, pet-friendly rooms on the VIP Floor. Dogs enjoy thoughtful amenities, such as snuggly beds, water and food bowls, and healthy treats at check-in.

 

  • Pet-friendly rooms and suites with dog beds, bowls, and treats
  • Outdoor pet terrace with a dog run (daily, 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.)
  • Play dates with Beau and Buster, our resident pets
  • Pet Pride Package
  • Valet parking
  • Room service for you and your dogs
 
 
San Francisco Pet Friendly Package
San Francisco Pet Friendly Package
San Francisco Pet Friendly Package
San Francisco Pet Friendly Package
Make traveling with your pet easier at our San Francisco dog friendly hotel. Book our Pet Pride Package for discounted rates and treats for your furry friend.

The Pet Pride Package Features:

  • Luxury pet friendly accommodations for you and your pup
  • Dog beds, food and water bowls and a gift bag
  • Pet Terrace with dog run open from 6am to 10pm
  • Waived $50/night pet fee
View San Francisco Pet Friendly Package Details
 

Meet Our Canine Team

Meet Buster
Canine Operating Officer
Beau
Pawblic Relations Manager

Pet Travel Concierge

  • Wake Up Deliciously
    What are the best pet friendly hotels in San Francisco?
    What are the best pet friendly hotels in San Francisco?
    What are the best pet friendly hotels in San Francisco?
    Hotel Nikko San Francisco is one of the most accommodating pet-friendly hotels in the Bay Area. Our SF Union Square hotel offers dog friendly rooms and suites with amazing city views and dog beds, bowls, and treats at check-in. One of the original luxury pet friendly hotels in San Francisco, we feature a Pet Terrace with a dog run and play dates with our canine residents, Beau and Buster. Hotel Nikko is within walking distance of Union Square and several pet friendly parks and dog areas.
  • Plan your day
    There are many things to do and see in San Francisco with your pet, from walking through Golden Gate Park to sightseeing around Union Square. San Francisco offers many pet-friendly attractions and landmarks, including Fisherman's Wharf, Golden Gate Bridge, Chinatown, Palace of Fine Arts, The Presidio, Crissy Field, and Ocean Beach.
    What is there to see and do with your pet in San Francisco?
    What is there to see and do with your pet in San Francisco?
    There are many things to do and see in San Francisco with your pet, from walking through Golden Gate Park to sightseeing around Union Square. San Francisco offers many pet-friendly attractions and landmarks, including Fisherman's Wharf, Golden Gate Bridge, Chinatown, Palace of Fine Arts, The Presidio, Crissy Field, and Ocean Beach.
  • Discover San Francisco
    Where can you take your dog in San Francisco?
    Where can you take your dog in San Francisco?
    Where can you take your dog in San Francisco?
    San Francisco is a pet friendly city with many dog friendly parks, beaches, neighborhoods and recreation areas, including the Golden National Recreation Area, Union Square, Allyne Park, Baker Beach, Ocean Beach, Fisherman's Wharf, and Crissy Field / East Beach. San Francisco also offers several dog parks, including the Mission Bay Dog Park and the Fort Funston Doggie Beach.
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    What's the best time of year to travel to san Francisco with your pet?
    What's the best time of year to travel to san Francisco with your pet?
    The best time of year to travel to San Francisco with your pet is spring, summer and early fall when the weather is warmest. Starting in March, the temperatures get milder in the Bay Area and the warm, sunny days of April through June are perfect for exploring. Discover the city's beautiful dog friendly parks, trails, and beaches in the spring and summer and always bring a jacket for cool nights.
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    Can you leave your dog alone in a hotel room?
    Can you leave your dog alone in a hotel room?
    You should only leave your pets unattended in a hotel room for a short time. Check with the hotel for specific pet policies. Hotel Nikko does not allow leaving your pets alone in the room and asks that you always keep pets on a leash when roaming the hotel and our Union Square neighborhood.
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    Which pet friendly hotels in San Francisco have rooms with great views?
    Which pet friendly hotels in San Francisco have rooms with great views?
    You'll find many pet friendly hotels in San Francisco with great views, from city skylines to ocean vistas. In the center of San Francisco, Hotel Nikko offers pet friendly accommodations with sweeping views of Union Square, downtown and San Francisco Bay.
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    Are pet friendly hotels clean?
    Are pet friendly hotels clean?
    Yes. Pet friendly hotels offers enhanced cleaning of designated pet rooms. Hotel Nikko, like most hotels, charges a pet fee and a refundable cleaning deposit to ensure the proper cleaning and sanitizing of all dog friendly rooms. Additionally, we have enhanced and frequent cleaning of all rooms and public areas in accordance with covid-19 guidelines and to ensure safe, caring hospitality.
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    Which pet friendly hotels in San Francisco offer a gym?
    Which pet friendly hotels in San Francisco offer a gym?
    Hotel Nikko San Francisco is a pet friendly hotel in Union Square with a 10,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art fitness center. To ensure safe, healthy workouts, we offer four reservations per hour for social distancing. Our gym is considered one of the best hotel health clubs in San Francisco. Near the gym is a Pet Terrace with a dog run for outside workouts with your pup.
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    Which pet friendly hotels in San Francisco are good for families?
    Which pet friendly hotels in San Francisco are good for families?
    Hotel Nikko San Francisco is a family hotel with luxury rooms and suites off Union Square. Our Asian inspired boutique hotel offers a Japanese restaurant, ANZU, with kid friendly dishes and sushi, as well as a fitness center, indoor pool (reopening in summer), and a central San Francisco location.
     
    Our hotel puts families close to kid friendly attractions such as Union Square, Cable Cars, Fisherman's Wharf, Pier 39, Crissy Field beach, San Francisco Zoo, the Exploratorium, and Golden Gate Park with kid-friendly spots like the California Academy of Sciences with the Steinhart Aquarium and Stow Lake.
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    Do any pet friendly hotels in San Francisco have a pool?
    Do any pet friendly hotels in San Francisco have a pool?
    Yes. Hotel Nikko offers a glass-enclosed indoor pool with reservations for social distancing. This pet friendly hotel also offers a Pet Terrace with a dog run area for outside activity.
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    Which pet friendly hotels in San Francisco have rooms with a private balcony?
    Which pet friendly hotels in San Francisco have rooms with a private balcony?
    While Hotel Nikko's pet friendly rooms and suites don't come with private balconies, the hotel offers an outdoor Pet Terrace and dog run area with social hours for you and the pooch. Pet friendly rooms offer scenic city views, dog bowls, and treats.
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    Does San Francisco have any off-leash dog parks?
    Does San Francisco have any off-leash dog parks?
    You bet. San Francisco is a super pet friendly destination with several off-leash dog parks. Hotel Nikko's concierge recommends these popular dog parks near Union Square:
    • Lafayette Park Dog Play Area
    • Mission Bay Dog Park
    • SoMa West Dog Park, Moscone Dog Park
    • Golden Gate Park Dog Training Area
    • Stern Grove Dog Park
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    Are dogs allowed on Fisherman's Wharf San Francisco?
    Are dogs allowed on Fisherman's Wharf San Francisco?
    Considered one of the most iconic attractions in San Francisco, Fisherman's Wharf is a pet friendly destination with waterfront walkways that follow the San Francisco Bay. Fisherman's Wharf is a great place to walk your dog with scenic ocean views, street vendors, restaurants, and outdoor patios.
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    Are dogs allowed on the Golden Gate Bridge?
    Are dogs allowed on the Golden Gate Bridge?
    Dogs and pedestrians can stroll or jog along the eastern walkway of the Golden Gate Bridge every day from 5 am until sunset. The crowds get thick on the weekends, so if you want to see this amazing attraction with your pet, go in the mornings or just before dark. Take in amazing views of San Francisco Bay and the city skyline, or keep walking to the steep, winding trails on the Marin headlands just across the bridge.
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    Are dogs allowed on cable cars in San Francisco?
    Are dogs allowed on cable cars in San Francisco?
    Yes. Dogs are allowed on San Francisco's historic cable cars during off-peak hours. You have to pay for your pup to ride but sightseeing with your canine buddy is a fun experience. Stop at Fisherman's Wharf or one of SF's beautiful urban parks.
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    Are pets allowed on Caltrain?
    Are pets allowed on Caltrain?
    Service animals and guide dogs may accompany persons with disability on Caltrain. No other animal, such as pets, are allowed on the trains or facilities. While riding the Caltrain, your service dog must sit or stand on the floor in front pf you and may not block the aisle.
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    Is Muir Beach dog friendly?
    Is Muir Beach dog friendly?
    Yes. Located 30 minutes north of San Francisco on the breathtaking Marin County coast, Muir Beach is one of the most beautiful places on earth and dog friendly. Walk down to the small sand beach, surrounded by rocky cliffs, and enjoy swimming, surfing, paddle boarding, games of catch and cookouts with your dogs.
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    Is Ocean Beach in San Francisco dog friendly?
    Is Ocean Beach in San Francisco dog friendly?
    Yes. Spanning the Sunset District of San Francisco, Ocean Beach is a dog friendly spot for a game of fetch or a stroll along the water. This wide sandy beach is part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area and features an dog friendly esplanade for long walks. Ocean Beach is popular for wind surfing the wild waves.
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    Are dogs allowed in SFO?
    Are dogs allowed in SFO?
    Service animals are allowed in San Francisco International Airport and on the AirTrain. Non-service animals and pets must be in crates at the SFO terminals and ready for travel. Leashed animals are permitted in SFO's five Animal Relief Areas with drinking bowls. All pet relief areas are fenced and landscaped, wheelchair accessible, and open 24/7. Before traveling, ask your airline about required veterinary papers, kennel sizes, and restrictions.
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    Where do you pick up pets at SFO?
    Where do you pick up pets at SFO?
    San Francisco International Airport requires pet owners to pick up their furry friends from their airline cargo office location. These buildings are scattered throughout the SFO airport. SFO Airport offers five Animal Relief Areas for animals in transit, such as drinking areas with bowls. These fenced and landscaped areas are open 24/7 and fully accessibility for people with disabilities.
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    How do you travel with a dog in a hotel?
    How do you travel with a dog in a hotel?
    For safe and stress-free travel with your dogs, make sure you have the basics: a proper crate for airline travel, a leash for the hotel and neighborhood walks, and their favorite food.
     
    Hotel Nikko San Francisco sets the bar for pet friendly hotels, offering pet designated floors with luxury rooms and suites, dog bowls, beds and treats, and an outdoor pet terrace and dog run. Always make sure your dog is on a leash in hotel common areas and not left alone in the room.
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    Can you take dogs to Alcatraz?
    Can you take dogs to Alcatraz?
    The ferry at Alcatraz Landing at Pier 39 and Alcatraz Island allow service animals for people with disabilities. There are several other parks, beaches and attractions in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area that allow pets.
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