Dog Friendly: Pismo Beach

Pismo Beach is a beach city in southern San Luis Obispo County and has adopted the name of “Clam Capital of the World.” Every October the city holds a clam festival with food competitions and a clam-themed parade. It’s a great place to getaway from the day to day and even better, you can bring your pup!

The Cliffs Resort is located at 2757 Shell Beach Road and rates start at $180 a night. They allow up to two dogs of any size and weight to stay for $50 a pet. They even have a pet amenities package that comes with a pet bed, some treats, and a water bowl. The resort is located on a cliff 150 feet above the Pacific Ocean. The resort is 1 mile from the beach and each room has a patio or balcony to take in the view. The dog beds are big and fluffy, the room service even includes a menu for your pup, and there are puppy play rooms located in the resort for your dog to make some new friends. Your pet must be up-to-date with vaccines so don’t forget to bring a copy of your last vet visit with vaccine dates on it and make sure your dog has ID on her/his collar at all times. When making your reservation, let them know that you will be bring your dog.

For more information call (805) 773-5000.

Dolphin Bay Resort and Spa is a boutique hotel that will treat you like royalty located at 2727 Shell Beach Road. It has luxury rooms that are spacious with walk-in closets, dining rooms, and a spa that will help you get those stress tension muscle knots out. Your best buddy is welcome with an extra fee of $65 a night. Rates change depending on the season and timing, so check when making a reservation. Your pet will be spoiled while at Dolphin Bay with their own fluffy pet bed, water bowl, and special treats. While your dog is in common areas, they ask that s/he be on leash and not in the rooms when housekeeping is replacing towels and tidying up.

For more information and to reserve a room call (805) 773-4300.

Sandcastle Inn is located at 100 Stimson Ave with rates starting $140 a night. They allow up to 2 dogs of any size or weight for an additional $20 a night per pet. There are a limited number of pet rooms available, so definitely call and make a reservation. It’s a nice quiet hotel that is near several activities such as golf courses, restaurants, horseback riding, near wineries, and surfing. There is a fitness center located in the resort and it’s a great beach hotel. Dogs are allowed on the beach and in common areas as long as they are on leash. They also have a daily continental breakfast. If you’re looking for a quaint stay where you can keep it simple, this is the place!

For more information and to reserve a room call (805) 773-2422.

Photo courtesy of Dolphin Bay Resort and Spa


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