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  • What are the best dog friendly hotels in San Francisco?
    Hotel Nikko San Francisco is one of the most accommodating dogt-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 dog 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.
  • 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 dog-friendly attractions and landmarks, including Fisherman's Wharf, Golden Gate Bridge, Chinatown, Palace of Fine Arts, The Presidio, Crissy Field, and Ocean Beach.
  • Where can you take your dog in San Francisco?
    San Francisco is a dog 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.
  • What's the best time of year to travel to san Francisco with your dog?
    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.
  • Can you leave your dog alone in a hotel room?
    You should only leave your dogs unattended in a hotel room for a short time. Check with the hotel for specific pet policies. Hotel Nikko does not allow leaving your dogs alone in the room and asks that you always keep dogs on a leash when roaming the hotel and our Union Square neighborhood.
  • Which dog friendly hotels in San Francisco have rooms with great views?
    You'll find many dog 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.
  • Are dog friendly hotels clean?
    Yes. Dog 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.
  • Which dog friendly hotels in San Francisco offer a gym?
    Hotel Nikko San Francisco is a dog 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.
  • Which dog 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.
  • Do any dog friendly hotels in San Francisco have a pool?
    Yes. Hotel Nikko offers a glass-enclosed indoor pool with reservations for social distancing. This dog friendly hotel also offers a Pet Terrace with a dog run area for outside activity.
  • Which dog friendly hotels in San Francisco have rooms with a private balcony?
    While Hotel Nikko's dog 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. Dog friendly rooms offer scenic city views, dog bowls, and treats.
  • Does San Francisco have any off-leash dog parks?
    You bet. San Francisco is a super dog friendly destination with several off-leash dog parks. Hotel Nikko's concierge recommends these popular dog parks near Union Square:
  • Are dogs allowed on Fisherman’s Wharf San Francisco?
    Considered one of the most iconic attractions in San Francisco, Fisherman's Wharf is a dog 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 dog 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.
  • 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.