Pet-Friendly Hotels, Parks & Patios in West Hollywood
Your go-to guide for a pet-friendly vacation in West Hollywood.
For those who can’t bear to leave their best friends at home, West Hollywood is one of the pet-friendliest cities in Southern California. Dogs are welcome at several hotels, restaurants, parks, and other public venues, many of which set out complimentary treats and water bowls or offer special services for pet owners. Here are a few places to check out with your furry friend.
Pet-Friendly Hotels in West Hollywood
The hoteliers in West Hollywood take the meaning of “pet-friendly” to a whole new level with special accommodations, personalized care and other perks for your pets. From stylish suites on The Strip to chic boutique hotels in the Design District, your furry friend can have the ultimate West Hollywood experience at these hotels.
1 Hotel West Hollywood
Treat your pet to some R&R at 1 Hotel West Hollywood, an elegant, eco-conscious property nestled at the base of the Hollywood Hills. 1 Hotel houses 235 guest rooms and 50 suites, each with impressive views and calming, natural design. This property allows up to two dogs per room and is located near many of West Hollywood’s most popular hiking trails and dog parks. Other hotel amenities include a rooftop pool and bar, several restaurants and a fitness center.
Kimpton La Peer
Whether your pet has fur, feathers or scales, all are welcome at Kimpton La Peer in West Hollywood’s Design District. Known for its chic design and lavish outdoor pool, this hotel has 105 luxury guest rooms and suites along with 8,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor dining. But it’s for your pets that they really roll out the red carpet. At this hotel, pets are welcomed by name and can choose from a wide array of amenities including a plush pet bed, food, water bowls and mats.
Le Parc Suite Hotel
A stylish retreat for trendsetters, musicians, A-list celebrities and, yes, even animals, Le Parc Suite is a boutique hotel located in the heart of West Hollywood. The hotel’s suites are newly renovated with private fireplaces, cozy balconies and fully equipped kitchenettes. Le Parc also offers rooms for extended residential stays. As for pets, Le Parc makes them feel right at home with in-room food and water bowls, nearby parks and pet stores, and no pet fee.
Conveniently located near the dog-friendly William S. Hart Park, Sunset Tower Hotel is a haven for dogs and other pets. Established in 1929, this hotel embodies the perfect combination of classic sophistication and subtle sexy chic. Sunset Tower Hotel has 81 guest rooms and suites and offers amenities such as in-room spa sessions, a newly redesigned gym, poolside dining and more. They also pamper pets with mini Sunset Tower hotel beds, water bowls and treats.
More pet-friendly hotels in West Hollywood:
- Andaz West Hollywood
- Chamberlain West Hollywood
- The Charlie Hotel
- The London West Hollywood at Beverly Hills
- Montrose Hotel at Beverly Hills
Spend a week celebrating your furry friend in West Hollywood during Pet Week, May 22-29, 2022!
Pet-Friendly Restaurants in West Hollywood
Did someone say “puppuccino?” West Hollywood’s year-round warm temps and sunny skies make it an ideal destination for outdoor, pet-friendly dining. Many area restaurants offer patio and outdoor seating that welcome pets. Several take it up a notch by offering “paw-some” menus and sweet treats for your furry friends. Here are some of the top pet-friendly restaurants in West Hollywood.
From the ranch to the table, Justin’s Queso specializes in authentic and sustainable Tex Mex. For humans, their menu includes vegan tortilla soup, brisket enchiladas, pan-roasted salmon and other flavorful bites. Justin’s special menu for pups includes dishes such as the Hairy Underwood Bowl (chicken, carrots, rice and celery) and the Kelly Barkson Bowl (ground beef, carrots, celery and rice). The restaurant also carries Hera the Dog Vodka and includes it in their “Cosmopawlitan” cocktail. Justin’s will donate $1 for each Cosmopawlitan sold to the Animal Rescue Mission.
Innovative cuisine using locally sourced produce and a modern, avant-garde design are what you’ll find when dining at the Conservatory. Their food and cocktail menus vary depending on the season, but we guarantee you’ll find something you’ve never tasted before. You can also treat your pet with the finer things in life by ordering a few items off the Conservatory’s Puppy Hour Menu, which includes delectable delights such as filet tips, organic quinoa, oat cookies and, of course, a Puppuccino to wash it all down.
Le Petit Four
Le Petit Four is a casual bistro located at the highly walkable Sunset Plaza where your pet can join you for lunch or dinner in their sidewalk dining area. Touting a menu that’s “old school cool,” all of the food at Le Petit Four is made in-house and features flavors from around the world. Indulge in French-inspired desserts, Italian pizza, Mediterranean-style seafood and much more.
A staple in West Hollywood since 1947, Mel’s Drive-In is a popular retro diner on the legendary Sunset Strip. Stop by Mel’s in the morning for healthy juices and smoothies. Then come back at night for their indulgent short rib grilled cheese or a grass-fed beef burger paired with a local craft brew. Mel’s also offers a shady outdoor patio and water dishes to please your pooch.
What began as a single hotdog cart in Manhattan’s Madison Square Park has grown into a beloved chain. Shake Shack’s West Hollywood location offers burgers, chicken sandwiches and tenders, fries, signature shakes, and frozen custard for human customers, plus a list of beer and wine. They also offer a Bag o’ Bones, which includes five doggie biscuits made at NYC’s Bocce’s Bakery as well as the Pooch-ini, a ShackBurger dog biscuit with peanut butter sauce and vanilla custard.
With vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options, there’s something delicious for everyone at Hugo’s Restaurant, a health-conscious all-day café housed in a former butcher shop. The Very Green Casserole—broccolini, spinach, asparagus, zucchini, garlic and herbs in a tomato-basil pesto sauce topped with a veggie patty and goat and mozzarella cheeses— is a popular item, as is the tasty grass-fed beef burger. They also have a full bar and a dog-friendly patio.
Walk your dog over to the intimate outdoor patio at Granville and prepare to be wowed. Menu highlights include the shareable Uptown Mac & Cheese with chicken, asparagus and peas; pan-seared rainbow trout; and poblano quinoa. Elsewhere on the menu, find a variety of soups, salads, sandwiches and burgers, plus a full bar offering craft beer, wine and craft and classic cocktails.
Nestled in West Hollywood’s Design District, Urth Caffé is a world-renowned coffee shop that also offers health-conscious cuisine. Whether you’re craving a buttery croissant rolled in Nutella or a savory huevos rancheros burrito, their menu offers plenty of options for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Patio seating is available for those who want to bring their furry friends along.
West Hollywood Dog Parks
William S. Hart Park & Off-Leash Dog Park
Meet local dogs and their humans at this popular neighborhood hangout, named for actor William S. Hart, a cowboy star from the silent film era who believed in giving back. There are wood chips for the animals and benches for humans. Located at 8341 De Longpre Avenue.
West Hollywood Park
West Hollywood Park now offers two dog parks. The off-leash parks (located near the basketball courts) have separate, designated areas for small dogs and larger dogs. Amenities include seat benches, dog water stations, live trees and K9 artificial turf designed to stay cool so dogs won’t suffer burned paws on hot, summer days. Located at 647 N. Robertson Boulevard.
Planning to book a spa day while on vacation in West Hollywood? Why not book one for your furry friend, too? Options include the exclusive small dogs lounge at STARDOGS Clubhouse, the boutique-style “Cattery” at PoshPetCare and the innovative groomers at Dogue Spa, a salon that’s attracted the attention of celebrities like Cardi B and Awkwafina. Let your pet enjoy some pampering and relaxation at one of the city’s renowned pet spas. Here is a short list to help you narrow down your choices!
Local Animal Hospitals in West Hollywood
Sometimes emergencies and illnesses happen, even on vacation. But, fear not—West Hollywood is teeming with talented physicians for both humans and animals. Below is a list of the top-rated animal hospitals in West Hollywood:
- Laurel Pet Hospital
- Hollywood Cat and Dog Hospital
- VCA TLC Animal Hospital
- West Hollywood Animal Hospital
If you’re looking to give a dog or cat a home, check out rescue group Wags & Walks’ adoption center.
Original article by Jacqueline Fitzgerald