The Ultimate Pet Friendly Guide to Palm Springs, California [2023]

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This is the ONLY guide you'll need if you're planning on visiting Palm Springs with your dog. We include where to stay, eat and hang!

Palm Springs, a hot destination in sunny southern California, is like a playground for both humans and their furry friends. It’s a place where you can indulge in luxurious golf courses, art galleries, and spas while taking in the beautiful desert scenery.

But what sets Palm Springs apart is its dog-friendliness. From big to small, hotels and resorts in Palm Springs will welcome your furry companion with open arms. And let’s not forget the dog parks and hiking trails that are pawfect for your four-legged buddy to run wild and free! Even when it comes to dining, Palm Springs doesn’t disappoint. You and your furry friend can enjoy a delicious meal together at one of the many dog-friendly restaurants and cafes around the city.

Palm Springs was once a favorite vacation destination for Hollywood stars in the mid-20th century such as Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, and Marilyn Monroe. Many celebrities owned homes in the city and today, you can still see some of the iconic mid-century modern architecture and designs in Palm Springs. 🌇

Check out our video review of Palm Springs! Watch it directly below ⬇️

🎒Preparation, What to Bring, & Quick Tips

Before you and your dog head off to Palm Springs, it’s important to make sure you’ve got all the essentials covered! Palm Springs is typically very hot (expect during November 20 to February 28) so you got to stay prepared! We’ve got a list of must-have items we recommend bringing for your furry friend to ensure a paw-some trip for the whole family. Check out our recommended Amazon products below for travel dog essentials that’ll have your pup wagging their tail with excitement.

🏠 Where to Stay

Palm Springs is a great vacation spot for you and your furry friend. There are lots of places that are happy to have pets stay with their owners, from Airbnb to hotels. Don’t worry about looking for the best spots yourself – we’ve fetched a list of our top-rated pet-friendly accommodations in Palm Springs at different prices, so you can easily find one that suits your budget. We recommend looking on VRBO for amazing stays at great prices! The best part of VRBO is that you always get the whole place and never have to share space with anyone else. 

💰- Budget Friendly

A PLACE IN THE SUN Garden Hotel – 754 E San Lorenzo Rd, Palm Springs, CA 92264
This cool resort was made a long time ago for famous people, acting as a retreat for the cast and crew of the film classic “A Place in the Sun” starring Elizabeth Taylor, Montgomery Clift and Shelley Winters. Marylyn Monroe also had a private designated unit here, which we just so happen to stay in! Check out our video here, and see how the room looked. Each room here is actually laid out like a small studio with ample space (our room was around 600 sq ft). Also, there’s a big pool and hot tub in the middle of the garden with lots of bright umbrellas and palm trees around it — adding to the sunny Palm Springs atmosphere. Some notable things here were the fast internet, a putting green, and a mist system to keep you cool by the pool. You can also bring your pets, but you have to pay $30 when you get there.

The Saguaro Palm Springs – 1800 E Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92264
This fun and popular hotel is near the San Jacinto Mountains and 3 miles from downtown Palm Springs. The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway is 9 miles away. The rooms are colorful and have free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, and sitting areas. You can see the pool, mountains, or city from most rooms, and some have balconies or patios. Suites have a separate living room. There’s a Mexican restaurant, an outdoor pool with a bar, 2 hot tubs, and a sundeck. You can also go to the spa, gym, or do yoga. You can rent bikes here, too. They have music events like Splash House that happen twice a year, make sure to check dates you don’t pay surge pricing. You can bring your pets to stay with you too, but will need to tell the front desk before you come. The front desk can help guests find pet-friendly places nearby, and parking is self-service with an Amenity Fee of $15 per night for each extra car.

Palm Mountain Resort & Spa – 155 S Belardo Rd, Palm Springs, CA 92262
Experience the Palm Mountain Resort & Spa in sunny Palm Springs, California, located just a short walk from Palm Canyon Drive. Relax and unwind by their pool, which is heated in cooler months and chilled in the summer. Their spacious guest rooms are perfect for lounging and they’re conveniently located in the heart of downtown Palm Springs, near fabulous restaurants, nightlife, shops, galleries, and casinos. Complimentary self-parking is available for guests, and they’re also pet-friendly and happy to welcome your four-legged friends! When bringing a furry friend to Palm Mountain Resort, guests must pay a non-refundable fee of $60 per stay if they plan to bring a dog. Dogs must be kept on a leash at all times and only two dogs are allowed per guest room.

💰💰 – In-Between

Arrive Palm Springs – 1551 N Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262
This stylish, dog-friendly, adults-only resort is an oasis away from home! The staff is accommodating, and the pool game is on point with delicious food and drinks served poolside. The spacious rooms are beautifully designed and equipped with electric blinds you can control from your bed, making your stay truly luxurious. There’s a gift shop, ice cream shop, and chic coffee shop to satisfy all your cravings throughout the day. The location is fantastic, only a 10-20 minute walk or a 2-10 minute drive to the central shopping and dining area. You can even ride the cute pink bikes on a first-come, first-served basis. With a jacuzzi, heated pools, bocce court, and outdoor ping pong tables, you won’t run out of things to do. Just remember, your pets are welcome but not in the pools, and any mess they leave behind will be billed to you.

Ingleside Inn – 200 W Ramon Rd, Palm Springs, CA 92264
Tucked away behind a row of lush hedges lies the serene Ingleside Inn, a historic Spanish Revival landmark that offers a private oasis just a few steps away from Downtown Palm Springs. Originally an exclusive estate for Hollywood’s elite, Ingleside Inn still exudes an air of timeless charm and laid-back sophistication. Guests can relax by the sparkling pool or enjoy a classic martini at the legendary Melvyn’s Restaurant. The Inn’s historic and understated rooms boast comfortable beds and thoughtful amenities, including luxurious shampoo and soap. The location couldn’t be better, with easy access to many nearby attractions. Plus, guests have the added bonus of being able to use the facilities at the sister property next door, the Avalon, which includes multiple pools and a fitness center. At Ingleside Inn, dogs are welcome with open arms, and guests can expect feeding bowls, doggie treats, and a 10% donation to the Best Friends Animal Society from the $100 pet fee. Sorry, no cats allowed. All in all, Ingleside Inn is a fantastic boutique inn and a must-stay for anyone looking for a peaceful and dog-friendly getaway.

THE WESTCOTT Boutique Hotel – 161 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139
The Westcott in Palm Springs has earned its stripes as the best bed and breakfast in the area, thanks to its perfect combination of old Hollywood glam and modern amenities. The 1930s art deco style retreat is tailored to adults looking for a relaxing getaway with personalized service. The hotel’s numerous awards and accolades from top travel sites speak to its excellence. What’s more, they’re dog-friendly! Your furry friend can join you for a $75 fee. The hotel is also close to the main street which provide a huge choice of restaurants and things to do.

💰💰💰 – Luxury/High-End

Parker Palm Springs– 4200 E Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92264
The Parker is a sprawling 13-acre property in Palm Springs, California, once owned by Western movie star Gene Autry. Now a unique hotel with 156 rooms and villas, the Hollywood Regency-style property has been designed by Jonathan Adler. It features two pools, a croquet lawn, Pétanque courts, and fire pit seating areas. The lush landscaping includes 225 palms, flowering bushes, citrus trees, and an herb garden. The property has a South-of-France feel, with pathways connecting guests to various outdoor spaces and grand buildings. The lobby is groovy and includes colorful glass sculptures, a light-up sign, and a circular hanging fireplace. During events like Coachella and Palm Springs’ annual film festival, guests can expect to see famous faces, Silicon Valley types, and designer wear. Check-in time is 4pm, but early accommodation may be arranged based on availability, subject to an additional fee. Check-out time is at 12pm, and online check-out is available. Valet parking is offered at $45 plus taxes per day. The hotel allows pets, with a fee of $200 per pet per night. A $45 resort fee per room per night covers amenities such as gym access, local and 800 calls, Wi-Fi internet, and access to the spa, indoor pool, steam room, and daily newspaper.

The Ritz Carlton – 68900 Frank Sinatra Dr, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
Located above the Coachella Valley, The Ritz-Carlton, Rancho Mirage provides a modern desert experience with breathtaking valley views and luxurious accommodations. The resort pays tribute to the area’s history while offering contemporary design and amenities such as a spa inspired by the desert. With over 30,000 sq ft of event space, an exclusive Club Lounge, and spacious rooms, the resort provides a top-notch experience. The hotel accepts well-behaved dogs and cats weighing up to 35lbs for a $350 one-time pet cleaning fee per stay. Only two pets per guest room are allowed, and they must be leashed or held in arms in common areas. Pets are not permitted in certain areas such as restaurants, bar, fitness center, spa, pool areas, or The Ritz Carlton Club Lounge, except for guide or service animals. Hotel policies include a check-in time of 4 p.m. and check-out time of 11 a.m., a resort fee of $40 per room, per night that includes daily fitness classes, a guided sunrise hike, stargazing or sungazing experiences, daily afternoon candy bar, golf bag storage, recreational lawn game rentals, 24-hour use of the business center, and a resort art education self-guided tour. The hotel pool policy reserves the usage of the Air Pool and Vista Pool for registered resort guests only. Overnight parking is available for $40.

– 1050 E Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92264
A boutique luxury hotel with a rich history and iconic mid-century modern architecture, located just minutes from downtown Palm Springs. It was built in 1952 and was a favorite celebrity destination spot in the 50s and 60s, attracting guests such as Marilyn Monroe, Betty Grable, and several U.S. Presidents. Note that L’Horizon Resort and Spa is an adult-only resort, and all guests must be 21 and over. The hotel’s pet policy states that pets are allowed, but only dogs are permitted on the premises. Service animals, on the other hand, are exempt from fees and restrictions and are welcome at the hotel. However, for guests bringing their furry companions, a fee of $150 per pet, per stay is applicable. The maximum weight allowed for pets is 29 kg or 65 lbs per pet, depending on the unit of measurement. Furthermore, only one pet is permitted per room. Therefore, if you are traveling with a dog or service animal that meets these criteria and are willing to pay the fee, you can rest assured that you will be accommodated at this hotel.

🍔 Where to Eat

Palm Springs, a place of sun, sand, and scrumptious food! But if you’re a dog parent who doesn’t want to leave their furry friend at home while you eat, we’ve got you covered. We’ve found some great restaurants where your dog can join you while you feast. Palm Springs is quite dog friendly with plenty of places offering patio seating and outdoor seating so it’s likely you can dine with your dog. Just remember to check with the staff beforehand, even if it says online that dogs aren’t allowed.

Boozehounds – 2080 N Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262
Boozehounds was founded by a pack of dog-lovers who wanted a place to enjoy a few brews with their four-legged pals. Collaborating with brand guru Jenna Murray and design maven Jenni-Kate Rogers, they fashioned a modern hangout where pups and their people can mix and mingle. The 7000 sq. ft. venue boasts a dog-welcoming outdoor space with a swanky cabana bar and patio, while the indoor dining room and lounge offer a stunning vista of the San Jacinto Mountains. With an eclectic menu blending SoCal and Japanese cuisine, and a vast array of drinks crafted to complement each dish, Boozehounds is the perfect spot for happy hour, dinner, or weekend brunch. Check out our video, to see us bring Bodhi there!

The Thirsty Palms – 134 S Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262
Perfect for any occasion, from corporate events to bachelor parties, this spot is open every day except Wednesday. With chic European-style chairs and ample shade on the outdoor patio, you won’t have to sweat under the scorching desert sun. Plus, your furry friend is welcome to join the party – the staff will happily provide water and treats for your pup. And with plenty of nearby food options, there’s no need to stress about making reservations – this place is never too packed.

CHi CHi at The Avalon – 415 S Belardo Rd, Palm Springs, CA 92262
Looking for a dog-friendly spot that remembers your “usual”? Look no further than Chi Chi restaurant. With its fresh, California-style menu, you can indulge or keep it healthy while enjoying the desert vibes. And don’t forget to add a little rum to your coconut for that perfect lunchtime treat. Located in the Avalon Hotel, street parking and valet are available during the day. But beware, this spot can be pricey – though it’s worth it for the atmosphere alone. With tables surrounding the hotel pool in the courtyard, you’re sure to feel like a tourist in the best way possible. Make sure to reserve a spot in advance though, as it gets packed during the day. And with daily hours starting with breakfast at 7:00am and ending with dinner at 10:00pm, there’s always a perfect time to stop by.

Lulu California Bistro – 8250 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33138
Since its grand opening in 2011, LULU California Bistro has been a go-to spot for foodies visiting Palm Springs. Barbara and Jerry Keller, the proud owners, have put in a lot of effort to create a charming ambiance that matches the mouth-watering dishes served. With a mix of indoor and outdoor seating, Lulu’s is the perfect spot for brunch or dinner with your furry friend. OpenTable and Diners Choice have recognized them for their commitment to excellence, and with over two and a half million guests served, it’s clear that this dog-friendly spot is a popular hotspot in the Coachella Valley.

FARM – 6 La Plaza, Palm Springs, CA 92262
At Farm, guests are transported to the charming South of France. The sensory experience is extraordinary; the lush patio seating, stunning floral arrangements, and authentic menu crafted with the freshest ingredients will leave you impressed at every turn. The restaurant is not only a great spot for foodies but also a haven for dog lovers as it’s highly dog-friendly. Blankets are provided for chilly evenings, and the friendly staff will make sure you and your furry friend feel warm and happy. Don’t miss out on this hidden gem in the heart of downtown Palm Springs – according to TikTok, it’s a MUST!

🥾 Attractions/Things To Do

For those who can’t bear to be apart from their furry besties, Palm Springs has got you covered! While the city has plenty of activities to keep you busy, there are also lots of places that welcome your doggie companion with open arms. So don’t worry, we’ve got you covered with our list of the best dog-friendly spots in town!

Instagram Photos Places

Hotel California – 424 E Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92264

Indian Canyons Neighborhood – E Sierra Way, Palm Springs, CA 92264

Indian Canyon Dr – S Indian Canyon Dr

S Yosemite Street – S Calle Pallo Fierro

Moorten Botanical Garden – 1701 S Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92264

Parker Palm Springs Hotel – 4200 E Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs

dog smiling in front of hotel california in palm springs
Local Attractions

Forever Marilyn – Museum Wy, Palm Springs, CA 92262
The forever iconic statue of Marilyn Monroe is located in downtown Palm Springs, keeping a watchful eye over the town she loved so dearly. And it’s not just the town that adores her; the place also has a soft spot for our furry friends, making it a paw-some dog-friendly destination. Palm Springs is where Marilyn was first discovered, making the statue a fitting tribute to her. And who knows, with enough posing practice alongside the statue, maybe you and your pooch could get discovered too!

Cabazon Dinosaurs – 50770 Seminole Dr, Cabazon, CA
If you’re visiting Palm Springs and looking for a fun and quirky activity, head over to the Cabazon Dinosaurs just west of the city. These gigantic dinosaur replicas may seem like they’re just for kids, but they make for a great photo-op for anyone with a sense of humor! And the best part? The Cabazon Dinosaurs are dog-friendly! Bring your furry friend along and snap a pic of them alongside a towering T-Rex or a friendly Brontosaurus. Who knows, your pup might just become a Hollywood star in their own right – these dinosaurs have even appeared in a few movies!

Frank Sinatra’s Twin Palms Estate – 1145 E Vía Colusa, Palm Springs
The Twin Palms Estate of Frank Sinatra is a top-notch place for photoshoots and events in Palm Springs, with its stunning views and high-end amenities. Though you need to rent the place out for photo opportunities, it’s worth the extra effort for those unique shots that will make your friends envious. While the property doesn’t specifically advertise itself as dog-friendly, furry pals might be allowed on a case-by-case basis, so it’s best to check with them directly to ask about their pet policy. Just remember that there might be additional fees or restrictions to ensure the safety and cleanliness of the property.

Mission Creek Preserve – 60550 Mission Creek Rd, Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240
Ready for an adventure? After your morning cup of coffee, grab your pup and head to the Mission Creek Preserve in Desert Hot Springs for a beautiful hike. This 4,760-acre preserve is home to a wide variety of desert plants and animals, and even has a lush wetland at its center. The best part? It’s dog-friendly! Follow the easy 1.7-mile trail along the stream to an old stone house and group campground, and if you’re up for it, continue another two miles to connect to the Pacific Crest Trail.

Palm Springs Dog Park – 222 N Civic Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262
The Palm Springs dog park is a free and pawtastic destination for dog owners and their furry friends. The park offers separate areas for small and large dogs, water fountains, shaded seating areas, waste bags, and trash cans. Bring your pup for some exercise and socialization and don’t forget to follow the park rules and be respectful of others.

Cove Oasis – La Quinta, CA 92253
If you’re looking for an easy, scenic walk with your furry friend, the Cove Oasis Loop in La Quinta is a pawsome choice. This 1.8-mile stroll offers picturesque views of the Southern Santa Rosa Mountains and a date palm oasis with picnic tables and pergolas. Plus, it’s dog-friendly! You can also spot mountain bikers taking a break in the picnic area after a thrilling ride on one of the bike-friendly trails. There are several other trails that are a bit more challenging too, so don’t forget to bring your hiking boots! And best of all, parking is free!

North Lykken – 799 W Ramon Rd, Palm Springs, CA 92264
Get ready for a paw-some adventure on the North Lykken Loop Trail in Palm Springs! This 3.6-mile hike may be steep, but it offers breathtaking views of Greater Palm Springs that will make the climb worth it. Keep in mind, though, that this trail is not suitable for furry friends or bikes. Once you reach the ridgeline, take a break at the picnic tables and soak up the scenic views of windmills and the city. When you’re done, treat yourself to some retail therapy and gourmet eats in downtown Palm Springs. Just follow South Palm Canyon Drive back to Ramon Road to get back to your car.

Unique Dog Events to the Area

Palm Springs’s Palm Springs Art & Infamy Scavenger Hunt Tour – 101 N Museum Dr, Palm Springs, CA, US, 92262
Want to explore Palm Springs and test your scavenger hunt skills with your furry friend? Then try the Palm Springs Art & Infamy Scavenger Hunt Tour, where you can walk around and learn about art, culture, and history. Look for plaques, statues, and art to solve riddles, and if you get stumped, don’t worry, they’ll guide you to the next location. Best of all, leashed pups are welcome to join in on the fun, making it the pawfect pet-friendly activity to do at any time!

Yappy Hour – 1600 North Indian Canyon DrivePalm Springs, CA, 92262
The Palm Springs Yappy Hour is BACK and it’s a howling good time. Starting on April 13th, and continuing on the 2nd Thursday of every month until April, join other animal lovers and their furry friends for a night of treats and drinks at Margaritaville’s spacious side lawn. For a suggested donation of $20, you and your dog can indulge in delicious hors d’oeuvres and wine while enjoying live entertainment. Plus, all proceeds from the event go towards Animal Samaritans’ life-saving programs. Just make sure to keep your pup on a leash and friendly to other dogs at all times. Get ready to raise a glass (or paw) and have a woofin’ good time at Palm Springs Yappy Hour!

Palm Springs Kennel Club Dog Show – 81800 51st Ave, Indio, CA 92201
Looking for a fun event to attend with your furry friend? Look no further than the Palm Springs Kennel Club Dog Show! This annual event features a variety of competitions, including the famous conformation shows where purebred dogs show off their breed’s standards. Plus, there are other exciting events like obedience trials, rally obedience trials, and agility trials that put dogs’ skills to the test. With over 7,000 dogs from across the country competing, this is a great opportunity for dog lovers to see some of the best in the business. And the best part? It’s free and open to the public, so pack up your pup and head over to the Empire Polo Club in Indio, just a short drive from your Palm Springs vacation rental!

We hope that our guide has helped you and your furry pal plan a vacation that will have tails wagging! Just remember, dogs rely on us humans to lead the way, so we hope you’ll be able to show them all the pup-tastic adventures Palm Springs has in store!

Peace out,

Bodhi The Wiener 🐶

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