We Metromixers love our pets so much, we can't imagine a staycation without them. And, lucky for us (and you!) there are plenty of options for you and your cute critter. Whether you're looking for a spa expierence, a weekend chock-full of events, some slot machines or a Polynesian-inspired getaway, you'll find exactly what you're looking for in the Coachella Valley.
Pet-friendly hotels in Palm Springs
Where to stay(cation) with your furry friends
By Becky BartkowskiMetromix
May 18, 2011
The Ace Hotel & Swim Club is a hotel, spa and resort that also hosts some of the best events in the Coachella Valley. It's a popular getaway for L.A. folks, and a standby hangout for townies. Bonus: Their patio rooms are dog friendly. Ace requires a $25 pet fee for the first dog, and $12.50 for each additional pooch. The grounds include a small dog park, and pups are allowed to lounge around the pool, too.
Searching for a getaway for you and the pooch? Look no further than the DogSpa Resort in Desert Hot Springs. No extra pet fees or size limits at this oasis. In addition to two heated mineral pools, there's a private dog park, nightly movie screenings and a nanny for the dog when you need some alone time.
La Quinta Resort & Club is a lush, luxurious hotel spanning 45 acres. It's grounds encompass five golf courses, a spa, multiple restaurants and shops. The hotel is pet friendly. Dogs are greeted with a bone upon arrival, a pet-friendly door hanger, on-demand mobile grooming, a pet tag, plush bed, placemat and more. La Quinta Resort charges a $50 pet fee. For rovers running ragged, there's also a canine suite on the property where pets and their parents can get massages.
The Parker Hotel in Palm Springs is a taste of old Hollywood glamor and beautiful desert atmosphere. Weather you're parting at the social club on Saturday evenings, getting a relaxing massage at the spa or heading to the tennis courts for some exercise you're bound to find excitement. The property is pet-friendly, and, depending on the season, the hotel charges between $75 and $150 per night per pet.
This historical Palm Springs resort and spa is home to fine dining, upscale guest rooms and the beautifully remodeled Bikini bar. Pets under 50 pounds are welcome, and there's a maximum of two pups per room. A non-refundable dog fee of $100 is required. Upon arrival, Fido gets pampered with amenities all his own, including a dog bed, bowl and treat.
Rancho Las Palmas is home to a massive pool complex, a golf course, noted restaurant and a spa for serious pampering. Better yet, you can bring your dog along for the fun. Pets under 50 pounds are welcome, and there's a $100 fee per furry companion.
This resort and spa casino features round the clock gambling, a video poker bar, six restaurants and a cabaret-style lounge. Pets under 35 pounds are welcome, but don't expect to see anything reminiscent of those "Dogs Playing Poker" paintings. No pups allowed in the casino, spa or pool area, and some dog breeds are restricted. There's a maximum of two dogs per room, and a charge of $60 per pet.
Caliente Tropics Resort is a tiki-themed hotel known for its huge pool and jacuzzi. Small to mid-size pets under 60 pounds are permitted to stay in first-level rooms. The pet fee is $25 per night.
If you're looking for a sporting holiday, this one's for you. The Westin Mission Hills Resort and Spa is a resort in Rancho Mirage. It's a good pick for those wanting to play golf, tennis or take a dip in one of the four pools and swim a few laps. Two pets are allowed per room, each weighing under 40 pounds. The best part? Westin doesn't charge extra for your pet's companionship.
This stylish, luxury hotel in downtown Palm Springs is home to many exciting events including a Wednesday evening cabaret and Friday afternoon poolside party.
The Renaissance is one of downtown Palm Springs' biggest and most bustling hotel offerings, with a pool to match. In past years it has served as the home base for those attending the Palm Springs International Film Festival, as well as the annual ShortFest, in addition to being the host hotel for circuit party event White Party. The hotel is pet-friendly and offers amenities and accomodations upon request.
This luxury Palm Springs resort is the perfect desert hideaway complete with private villas, post modern decor, a beautiful color scheme and three glistening pools. The hotel and spa, which is a popular party spot, also houses its very own fine dining restaurant-Citron and a full bar. The Viceroy is pet-friendly and offers special services for your pup from its Pooch Menu. Dog walking and pet sitting is available, as well as a take-home food bowl. A fee of $100 is required for pets, who must weigh under 40 pounds.
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