On a recent survey, California is ranked as the most dog-happy state. Why? Many pet parents pamper their dogs and California is dog friendly. Many malls, retail shops, hotels and restaurants welcome four-legged friends.
Being new in Southern California, we enjoy exploring other cities and having opportunities for luxury stays at SPG dog friendly properties.
We spent the last weekend of August at Carlsbad, CA. Sheraton Carlsbad Resort & Spa provided us a stay for Sugar to experience their dog friendly amenities. This is a sponsored post by Sheraton Carlsbad Resort & Spa.
Carlsbad, CA is a small town referred by many locals as “The Village by the Sea.” Carlsbad has become a tourist destination because of its unique stores, events and amenities. Legoland is one of Carlsbad attractions for a family vacation or weekend getaway. Sheraton Carlsbad is adjacent to Legoland.
During our stay, we observed many families registered guests with kids and/or dogs. Sheraton Carlsbad is not only dog friendly, but its accommodation also incorporates fun for the whole family. Here are 3 reasons:
Family Fun Dog Friendly Sheraton Carlsbad
1. Family Vacation & Weekend Gateway
a) One of the advantages staying at Sheraton Carlsbad is the private entrance to Legoland. No line, no waiting, no hassle and it’s a 5-minute walk on a paved path.
b) Hotel Kids Activities
Kids can create art projects on the activity table set-up at the lobby entrance. Kids can also experience “The Great Outdoors” through Sheraton Carlsbad’s in-room camping experience. Sheraton Carlsbad provides everything your kids need for a camping experience right in their guest room or suite. Kids enjoy a tent, a folding chair, and a sleeping bag.
Got Hungry kids? Sheraton Carlsbad Twenty/20 Grill restaurant has a kids menu. We noticed that many guests with kids order room service and kids drinks were served in fun covered plastic cups.
2. Dog Friendly
a) Sheraton Carlsbad is an SPG hotel and most locations welcome dogs but charge $50 for a pet fee. Sheraton Carlsbad accepts up to 80lbs dogs and pet fee is waived.
We met Alex and her mom from Long Beach. They were both enjoying their weekend Carlsbad gateway. Alex’s pet parent shared with us “I’m pleased that Sheraton Carlsbad accept large dogs up to 80lbs and the pet fee is waived.”
b) Your dog will also enjoy the complimentary necessities like the Sheraton Sweet Sleeper Dog Bed, stainless steel water & food bowls, pet napping door hanger, and poop dispenser & bags.
As a special guest, Sugar received additional gifts – toys and treats. Lots of Golden Thanks!
c) Dogs are welcome everywhere except for the pool deck, inside the restaurant, and spa services area due to health and CA law.
d) There’s a designated potty area for dogs, also dogs are welcome to other grassy areas of the resort. Sheraton Carlsbad has a beautiful well-maintained grounds and good to see that many guests are conscious in picking up after their dog.
We met Chewy during a potty break. Chewy’s family is from San Diego and enjoyed their 3rd weekend Sheraton Carlsbad get away. Chewy’s pet parents are SPG members and appreciative of the Sheraton Carlsbad dog friendly amenities.
e) You can easily do a 2mile walk with your dog. Lots of walking paved paths and steps (stairs) for you and your dog to enjoy. Sugar was able to utilize one grassy area to play fetch. It made her stay Golden Happy!
3. Other FUN Amenities
a) Your family can splash in the 24-hour heated, outdoor swimming pool. Dogs are not allowed on the pool deck (only on the patio, overlooking the pool)
c) For moms & dads and pet parents, scheduling a treatment at Ocean Pearl Spa is a great way to unwind your vacation/getaway. Sheraton Carlsbad provided me a 50-minute massage, and it was heavenly. Lots of Golden Thanks.
Ocean Pearl Spa offers spa deals and packages. Many guests utilized Sheraton Carlsbad as a Ocean Pearl Spa weekend gateaway.
d) FUN! Ride The Tide Trolley and explore Carlsbad beach and village. Unfortunately, the Carlsbad beach is state property within Carlsbad State Park, and no dogs are allowed on the beach. However, dogs are allowed to walk on the grassy/sidewalk overlooking the beach. There are many interesting shops you can explore in Carlsbad Village.
e) Twenty/20 Grill & Wine Bar is a restuarant inside Sheraton Carlsbad. Dogs are only allowed in the enclosed patio. We had wonderful dining experiences. The hostesses, servers & busboys are beyond professional & sweet to Sugar. We enjoyed their custom cocktail drinks, delicious dinner and witnessed an awesome sunset view.
PAWmazing Sheraton Carlsbad Resort & Spa weekend gateway.
On our last day, we invited our BearHUGSforever blog friends from San Diego.
Rosy Rue and Annie to join us for brunch.
Sugar’s dog friendly Sheraton Carlsbad weekend gateway was a PAwsome way to end her August Barkday month.
Many Golden Thanks Dog Friendly Sheraton Carlsbad Resort & Spa!
*For the video clips of our stay, visit our post Sugar at Sheraton Carlsbad #DriveHyundai