An increasing number of hotels in Brisbane have started to put out a welcome mat for four-legged guests. With hotel options ranging from five-star luxury through to apartment hotels ideal for longer stays, check out the best dog-friendly hotels in Brisbane.
Luxury Dog-Friendly Hotels in Brisbane
If you want to treat your dog to a luxe city stay, check out these five-star properties in Brisbane that welcome canine guests to join you.
The 5-star W Brisbane has welcomed four-legged guests for glamorous stays since it opened in 2018. Offering up luxury with a bold, contemporary touch, the hotel is centrally located on the banks of the Brisbane River, across from Southbank and not far from the dog-friendly Brisbane City Botanic Gardens.
Request to stay in one of their pet-friendly rooms, complete with a custom dog bed, bowls, pet toys and treats, and local pet information. There’s an additional charge of $50 per night, plus a once-off cleaning fee of $150. Note though that there’s a dog size limit of 18kg.
The Inchcolm by Ovolo
Two more luxury pet-friendly hotels in Brisbane are the two Ovolo hotels in the city. The Inchcolm By Ovolo is located on the northern edge of the CBD in Spring Hill. A heritage-listed building that was once doctors’ suites, elements of its history have been retained, while rooms have been elegantly renovated and refurbished.
Request Ovolo’s V.I.Pooch package when booking with the Inchcolm. The package includes plush dog beds, mats, bowls and designer “doggy bags”, with toys and snacks. Up to two pets are permitted per room, with no size limits, for an additional charge of $80 per night.
Ovolo the Valley
If you’d prefer to stay in Fortitude Valley, instead book a room for you and your pup at Ovolo the Valley. A more groovy and eclectic experience, highlights include the rooftop swimming pool and its classy cocktail bar.
If staying with your pup, book directly and request the V.I.Pooch package by Ovolo. The same inclusion and rules apply, including a limit of two pets per room and an $80 charge per night, although again with no pet size limit.
Hotel X Brisbane
At the five-star Hotel X in Fortitude Valley, the focus is on luxury and decadence. Think rooftop pool, an award-winning bar, plus your choice of experiential add-ons. And your pup hasn’t been left out. One of their King Standard Balcony rooms has been set up for pets, including a pet loo on the balcony.
Inside you’ll find a luxe pet bed, bowl, a Hotel X pet bandana and even a dog-friendly mini-bar – choose between probiotic puppaccinos, coconut beef and lamb balls. Direct bookings are required for the Fetch & Stay package, with up to two dogs permitted per room, with a size limit of 15kg per dog.
Boutique Dog-Friendly Hotels in Brisbane
If a boutique hotel is more your style, check out these two boutique dog-friendly hotels in Brisbane, both located in the leafy upmarket suburb of New Farm, just to the east of the city.
Spicers Balfour Hotel
Multiple Spicers properties welcome pets to stay in selected rooms, amongst them the Spicers Balfour Hotel. This small boutique property is set within a traditional Queenslander close to the Brisbane River, offering luxurious yet relaxed stays, along with an excellent onsite restaurant.
Two of the suites at Spicers Balfour are pet-friendly – make sure you request one when booking. An additional $100 per cleaning fee will be added to your booking. Note that only small and medium dogs up to 25kg are allowed.
The hotel is superbly positioned close to the New Farm Riverwalk, a popular floating walking leading to the city centre and an excellent outing with your dog.
Miss Midgley’s is also located in New Farm, on fashionable James Street, a 10-minute walk away from the New Farm Riverwalk. Opening in mid-2022, the hotel is set in a 160-year-old building that once house a school.
The hotel contains five self-contained apartments, of which the three apartments located on the ground floor with courtyards are pet-friendly. Choose between the one-bedroom Principals Office, the two-bedroom Refectory and the two-bedroom Locker Room. Shared facilities include an outdoor heated swimming pool and a book library.
There are no size restrictions or additional fees for pets. Double check in advance for any extra regulations.
More City-Centre Dog-Friendly Hotels in Brisbane
For more affordable accommodation options close to the centre of Brisbane with your dog, check out these dog-friendly hotels in Brisbane. Many of them are apartment hotels, ideal for when your want your own kitchen or are staying for a longer period.
Selina Brisbane is of the first Australian outpost of Selina, a popular luxe hostel brand with locations dotted around the world. And like other Selina locations, Selina Brisbane is also pet-friendly.
Located opposite the Roma Street Station and the Roma Street Parklands, Selina Brisbane offers a mixture of dormitory rooms, standard double rooms, suites and family rooms. With a focus on providing more facilities than you’d expect at a hostel, you’ll also find a co-working space and cinema room, as well as a large shared kitchen.
Enquire directly for the rules regarding pets, including what rooms they are allowed in – presumably not the dormitory rooms! There is an additional charge of $10 per pet, per night.
There are a large number of Quest Apartment Hotels located across Australia, with a significant number of them now pet-friendly. One of the pet-friendly options in the centre of Brisbane is Quest Woollangabba, located not far from the Gabba cricket ground.
The four-stay hotel just south of the Brisbane CBD contains 98 rooms, including studios, one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments, perfect for families and larger groups.
Enquire directly with the hotel about their pet rules, including their fees for staying with a pet. Direct bookings are required when staying with a pet.
Apartments on Connor
Apartments on Connor are located in Fortitude Valley, just off James Street. All of the apartments include a well-equipped kitchen, living room with flat-screen TV and a terrace..
Selected apartments are pet-friendly, including two one-bedroom apartments with an external balcony on the forth and sixth floors, a seventh floor apartment with an enclosed alfresco balcony and a two-bedroom apartment on the 15th floor.
Up to two cats or dogs under 15kg are permitted to stay on request per apartment, with up-to-date vaccination records required to be presented. An additional charge of $50 per stay will apply.
Punthill Spring Hill
Punthill Spring Hill is located on the northern end of Brisbane in Spring Hill. The hotel offers a mixture of standard studios plus superior studios, that can sleep up to three, all with a kitchenette. There’s also an outdoor pool and a BBQ area on site.
Pets are permitted to stay at Punthill Spring Hill. Enquire directly for the full pet rules and charges, before making a booking.
The Sedgebrook on Leichhardt
The Sedgebrook on Leichhardt is conveniently located just north of the Brisbane CBD on Leichhardt Street in Spring Hill. Each of its modern fully-furnished one-bedroom apartments comes with a large private balcony offering city views.
Pets are allowed to stay on request. Previous guests have reported a 10kg weight limit, plus an additional charge of $90. Double check the latest rates and rules before booking.
Suburban Dog-Friendly Hotels in Brisbane
If you’d prefer to stay outside of the centre of Brisbane, check out these pet-friendly hotels located in the suburbs of Brisbane.
The View chain of hotels in Australia is pet-friendly, including their Brisbane hotel. Located east of the city centre on the edge of Hamilton, this four-star hotel offers excellent views of the river, plus is close to the Lores Bonney Riverwalk.
When booking, either book directly or choose one of the designated pet-friendly rooms, including Executive Rooms, Junior Suites and Family Suites. Pets are provided with a dog bed, dog bowls and treats. An additional charge of $90 per pet, per night applies.
There are no size restrictions, but it’s recommended that you provide your dog’s name, breed and size in advance, so that their room can be properly prepared.
Quest Breakfast Creek
Close to View Brisbane is Quest Breakfast Creek, another of the Quest Apartment Hotels that offers pet-friendly rooms. The hotel is also located directly opposite the Breakfast Creek Hotel with its dog-friendly beer garden.
A mixture of studios with kitchenettes plus apartments with full kitchens and balconies, the hotel also has an outdoor pool and an extensive pantry service. Additional charges apply for staying with a pet, both a one-off cleaning fee plus a small nightly fee. Enquire directly to find out the current charges plus the full pet rules.
Another pet-friendly Quest Apartment Hotels property in Brisbane is Quest Chermside, located approximate 15-minutes drive north from the city centre, close to Westfield Chermside. It contains a mixture of studios, one- and two-bedroom apartments, including some accessible apartments.
Pets are allowed to stay on request, with a maximum weight limit of 10kg. An additional charge of up to $200 per pet, per stay also applies.
Alcyone Hotel Residences
The Alcyone Hotel Residences are luxury one- and two-bedroom apartments located in the Portside precinct at Hamilton. The apartments come with everything you could need, from a full kitchen to an internal laundry, while outside is a swimming pool, sundeck with lounges and serenity garden.
Its just a short stroll from the Bretts Wharf ferry terminal (and pet-friendly river ferries) and the dog-friendly Eat Street Northshore. Book a Pamper Your Pooch package directly, which includes a plush dog bed, blanket, bowls and a doggie goodie bag.
Head west of the Brisbane City to Toowong, close to the Mount Coot-tha Forest, to find Toowong Villas. Featuring apartment-style accommodation, rooms range in size from studios up to three-bedroom apartments, including family-style apartments, accommodating up to sis guests.
Set in lovely gardens and featuring two outdoor pools, selected apartments are pet-friendly. It’s a must to advise the property in advance that you’ll be bringing a pet, with acceptance subject to the availability of a pet-friendly room. Additional charges also apply pet night.
The Airway Motel is located in Ascot, east of the centre of Brisbane, not far from Brisbane Airport. This three-star motel offers low-key lodgings, along with an outdoor saltwater pool, a courtyard with seating and free on-site parking.
Selected Queen, Double and Twin rooms have been designated as pet-friendly – make sure you select the pet-friendly options when making a booking. Both dogs and cats are accepted, of all sizes, with additional fees likely – double check before making a booking.
Motel Mt Gravatt
South of the centre of Brisbane, while the Motel Mt Gravatt is a budget-style motel, it is highly rated by past guests, many who have appreciated that they could stay here with their dogs.
Choose between queen, triple and family rooms, accomodating up to four guests. There’s large garden areas to walk your dog during your stay. Double check with the motel for the full dog regulations, including whether there is a charge for pets.