It’s not always possible to take your beloved pup with you on your vacation getaway, even if it’s a pet-friendly location. But if your travels take you to San Francisco, California, there is a hotel where you can stay that offers you the dog fix you are craving while away from your own pooch.
TravelPirates, the company recently name the “World’s Leading Travel Deals Website” by the World Travel Awards, found this adorable puppy cuddles service at Hotel Nikko San Francisco!
Allison Salzburg of TravelPirates said, “Puppy meet and greets are a hotel amenity we didn't know we needed until now. While some hotels will fold your towels into the shape of a swan, we're pretty sure we're not alone in thinking that's pretty lame compared to a puppy cuddle-on-demand service.”
Meet Buster Presutti Posey, or just Buster for short. He’s the canine operating officer (COO) at San Francisco's Hotel Nikko. Born March 2015, Buster is a Maltese-Yorkie “Morkie”. Belonging to the hotel’s general manager, Anna Marie Presutti, Buster has his own set of important jobs, some of which include his specialty of puppy kisses and cuddles. ‘Meet and Greet’ with Buster occurs four days a week in the hotel’s pet terrace. Meet and greets with Buster are completely free to guests. Guests can call the hotel’s operator, who will give you a rundown of his schedule.
Additionally, Buster is the pack leader of Hotel Nikko’s executive furry team, Tamago and Bisou. He is a San Francisco expert and is quickly becoming a rising social media star (Facebook, Instagram and Twitter). Guests can even purchase Buster’s merchandise to always remember their visit.
With a brigade of executive canines, Hotel Nikko is 100 percent dog-friendly. Dogs receive comfortable beds, bowls and special treats at check-in, along with access to the expansive pet terrace featuring a dog run (open daily, 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.). There is a $50 fee per day per pet for dogs 50 pounds and under. If your pooch is over 50 pounds, the hotel is happy to welcome them at a fee of $200 per night. There will be an additional one-time refundable cleaning deposit of $150 applied to all guests with pets upon check-in. For their safety, dogs cannot be left unattended in guest rooms. In addition, Hotel Nikko collaborates with local shelters by offering guests the option to make a donation to the SPCA on the website.
And if guests want to save while traveling with pets, you can book the hotel’s Dog-Friendly Hotel Package. You will received discounted rates and additional treats for your pup!
The hotel also features amenities that cater to the needs of guests. With a 4/5 rating on TripAdvisor, it’s high on luxury. The hotel offers its own health club, an indoor pool for all-season swimming and a trendy nightclub. And it is conveniently located in the heart of the city.
So pack your bags and head to San Francisco! Buster and the team at Hotel Nikko are waiting for you!