What is the best choice for a pet friendly hotel
Many locals are probably wondering why you picked Pleasanton. We hope it’s because you are attending a specific event being held there, such as a business meeting, schooling, etc.; or that you are staying with loving family members who are giving you free lodging, meals, and rides to and from the BART station.
If you are staying there as a base to visit San Francisco with the idea of saving money by taking BART to the City, it is not a good choice. The BART ride itself to downtown San Francisco is a little under an hour, but that doesn't count getting to and from the stations and making (or missing) connections to San Francisco local transit, since BART is mainly a regional system and goes to few parts of the City. If you have a car and drive in, it will be even worse. The 580 commute is one of the nastiest in the whole Bay Area, both morning and evening – and both morning and evening extend earlier and later than what you might consider a normal commute period. One reason is that so many people now commute all the way to Oakland or San Francisco from Livermore, even Tracy, and in some dreadful, mind-boggling cases, Manteca or even Modesto or Stockton. And while you are stuck in it, counting taillights, 580 doesn't even have any aesthetically redeeming qualities; it is one long strand of hideous suburban blight.
If you are looking to save money on hotel costs, you will use up those savings in traveling to and from San Francisco – not to mention time you will never gain back, aggravation, inconvenience, distance to the hotel in case you want to go back for any reason during the day, and the absence of ambience that you would find in San Francisco or even in parts of Oakland or Berkeley, should you decide to stay there rather than S.F.
San Francisco does have pet-friendly lodgings. We also have lots of nice parks where you can walk your dog, or take your cat in its carrier to enjoy the fresh air (some parks have coyotes, so a small cat walking on a leash might be vulnerable). If you have a price in mind, locals can probably help you find one.