Christine Bishop, a resident of downtown San Diego had to move out of her house temporarily because of some renovation work. She shifted to Hotel Solamar with her two Shih Tzu dogs. To her surprise her dogs were not only welcome in the hotel but were treated like vips. Her three year old boys as she calls her pets loved the stay so much that they instinctively tug at their lease when ever she walks past the hotel with them.
Bishop, an accountant now regularly returns to the hotel with her pets as she says they are treated like guests. They greet you by your name and also greet the dogs. I don’t think I can stay at a hotel now that do not allow dogs. This sentiment is fast spreading in the US. People prefer traveling with their pets as very often they are treated like children. There are surveys that prove this point hence the hoteliers are also changing their policies to accommodate this need to augment their occupancy.
In San Diego itself there are 80 pet friendly hotels listed on web sites. The numbers have increased dramatically in the last five years. Increasingly, upscale and boutique properties are trying to outdo one another with deluxe pet amenities and you would even find lists like top ten pet friendly hotels. Take your pick.