Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel
If you’re searching for a slice of paradise for you and your posh pooch to escape to, look no farther than the Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel.
The hotel is located in the picturesque city of Dana Point, Calif., home to the very popular surfing destination Doheny State Beach as well as host to the famous Pageant of the Masters.
The Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel offers luxurious accommodations for you and your pooch.
For guests traveling with their pets, there is a non-refundable sanitation fee of $150 per stay, as well as a $50 per night boarding fee.
There is a two pet maximum. Your dog must be leashed or held in your arms when you’re in common areas of the resort. Dogs are not allowed in the bar, fitness center, spa, pool area or The Ritz-Carlton Club level lounge. This exclusion does not apply to guide or service animals.
Special guest pooches will receive a hand-painted bowl, plush doggie bed, chew toy, doggie menu, Vista View dog walking trail map, dog waste bags and a Club Yappy loyalty card.
“At our resort, our discriminating guests always include four-legged friends,” Public Relations Coordinator Kristin Straw says. “When you bring Fido along on your trip to our resort, you’ll be hearing ‘tails’ of devotion from your pooch for a long time to come.”
The hotel also hosts a monthly cocktail party called, Yappy Hour, to help raise money for Pet Project Foundation, a non-profit, charitable organization formed in early 2004 with the merger of two animal welfare groups – Friends of San Clemente Animals and Animal Rescue Foundation of Dana Point.
Canine treats are always complimentary at Yappy Hour and their pet parents can indulge in the no-host cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. Your pooch will enjoy lapping up dog-friendly libations flavored with bacon, chicken, cheese, beef and liver while you can enjoy wines by the glass from Mutt Lynch Winery, including Unleashed Chardonnay, Merlot Over and Play Dead and Chateau D’Og.
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Address: One Ritz-Carlton Drive, Dana Point, CA 92629
Website: Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel
Pet Policy: Pets are allowed with a non-refundable sanitation fee of $150 per stay, as well as a $50 per night boarding fee. There is a two pet maximum. Pets must be leashed or held in common areas of the resort.
Doggie Amenities: Guest pooches receive a hand-painted bowl, plush doggie bed, chew toy, doggie menu, vista view dog walking trail map, dog waste bags and a Club Yappy loyalty card.
Doggie Events: Yappy Hour, a monthly cocktail party for canines and their companions. Dogs get to lap up dog-friendly treats while you get to enjoy wines from the Mutt Lynch Winery.