It’s been quite the whirlwind here in San Diego, which I’m about to depart in a few hours for Santa Barbara. Frankie and I will be sorry to leave.
We loved the dog-friendly Hotel Indigo, for so many reasons.
Location, location, location
The hotel is just a couple of blocks from PetCo Park, which is not only the stadium for the Padres, but also has — surprise, surprise — a pet-friendly park. I suppose I might as well just say dog-friendly because I didn’t see any roaming cats, ferrets, or birds.
The hotel was generous enough to host a booksigning for Am I Boring My Dog at the first monthly Canine Cocktail Party of the season. Well, let me backtrack. The hotel hosts a monthly Canine Cocktail Party, with free dog snacks and discounted cocktails. Now that’s pretty darned impressive to begin with.
There was a great turnout of dogs and their people. Two that I was particularly pleased to see were Arden Moore and her miniature poodle-basset hound mix, Chloe (Frankie was not so excited about Chloe — or about all the other dogs and people for that matter –but that’s another story).
Arden is incredibly prolific and active in the pet community; she’s the author of many books on dogs — and, yeah, cats — and an editor-at-large at FidoFriendly (I’m not going to mention any feline publications). You can read all about her at her site, FourLeggedLife.
I would be annoyed by her industriousness, because she makes me seem downright sluggish, if she wasn’t such a terrific person who took the time out from her busy schedule to come support a fellow author.
Excellent bathroom facilities
Frankie can be a bit picky about where he does his business but he loved the Phi Bar Lounge facilities of the Hotel Indigo: