Whether you’re visiting Sydney with your dog or just looking for a fabulous pet-friendly staycation in the harbour city, luckily there’s no shortage of pet-friendly hotels in Sydney. An increasing number of hotels have become pet-friendly in Sydney in recent years, both new and existing.
Whether you’re after a luxury 5-star hotel that welcomes pets, something more boutique in style, a beachside apartment or something that’s easy on the budget, there’s sure to be a dog-friendly hotel to suit your needs! For a comprehensive listing of dog-friendly hotels in Sydney (newly updated for 2023), scroll on…
Note that when booking a pet-friendly stay in Sydney, it’s best to book well in advance. There are a limited number of rooms designated as pet-friendly at many hotels, meaning they can easily book out, particularly during the busy summer months. Additionally, most hotels request that you contact them in advance for a pet booking, ideally booking direct.
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Luxury Dog-Friendly Hotels in Sydney
Fancy treating your dog to a luxury stay in the heart of Sydney? Look no further than these luxury Sydney hotels that will welcome your pooch in style.
InterContinental Double Bay
The five-star InterContinental Double Bay, tucked away in the Eastern Suburbs enclave of Double Bay, rolls out their red carpet to four-legged guests with their Pet Stay Packages.
Choose between lazing around in the beautifully appointed, spacious rooms, with a bed and bowls provided for your dog. Or head to the rooftop bar and pool where pups are welcome, as long as they still leashed and aren’t tempted to go for a swim.
While the on-site restaurant doesn’t permit pets, including for breakfast, it’s fine to leave your pet in your room, although they should be left in a carrier or crate. There’s also a special in-room dining menu of gourmet meals just for your pup, and you can enjoy a high tea together at the rooftop.
There’s no size restrictions that apply, although only dogs are permitted. An additional fee of $200 per pet per night applies.
The Langham Sydney, The Rocks
One of the most luxurious hotels in Sydney, the Langham extends its five-star service to dogs as part of the Pampered Pets Program. In particular, pets have their own room service menu, with options ranging from slow cooked beef ragout to ocean trout sashimi.
Dog sitting services can be arranged, as well as pet afternoon teas and birthday parties. The hotel is also perfect for a stroll with your pooch around the historic Rocks precinct and the nearby lawns of Barangaroo Reserve, or enjoy some off-leash time at nearby Observatory Hill Park.
Only small to medium size dogs and cats are permitted (enquire directly to check), and pets are not allowed to be left alone in your room. There is an additional charge of $120 per pet, pet night.
For the ultimate stay with your pet, check out the Pampered Pets Staycation package, which includes a Pawesome Pet gift bag on arrival and breakfast in bed for both of you.
Four Seasons Hotel Sydney
The latest luxury hotel in Sydney to roll out the red carpet for dogs is the Four Season Hotel Sydney. Centrally located at the bottom end of George St, close to the harbour, book a Pet Paw-fection package for you and your pup.
As well as daily breakfast through In-Room Dining, perfect for relaxing with your pup at your side, the package also includes organic treats, pet bath products, an eco-friendly toy for your dog to keep, plus stylish pet bedding with Indigenous designs for use during your stay.
Up to two dogs are permitted, each up to 11.5kg, although an additional charge will apply for a second dog. While pets are not permitted to be left behind in your room, pet-walking and pet-sitting can be organised through the concierge in advance.
Pier One Sydney Harbour, Walsh Bay
The very first pet-friendly hotel that I stayed at with my dog was the Pier One Sydney Harbour, where Schnitzel was treated like a celebrity! With a delightful location right on Sydney Harbour at Walsh Bay, this 5-star hotel is close to the Sydney Theatre and Barangaroo, but feels refreshingly removed from the bustle of city life.
A selection of ground-floor Water View rooms are designated as dog-friendly, enabling easy access to the waterfront and nearby pet relief area. Dogs are provided with a luxury bed, food and water bowls.
Take time to leisurely breakfast at the large outdoor seating area, where your dog can conveniently stay by your side in the Sydney sunshine, or book a Doggy Degustation at Gantry Restaurant, with dogs allowed at outdoor tables. There’s also a dog-friendly in-room dining menu and doggy minibar.
There are no size restrictions, but a limit of two dogs per room. If staying with a pet, it is recommended that you book a Puppy Package. Alternatively, an additional cleaning fee of $120 applies.
Prefer a waterfront luxury stay to the east of the Harbour Bridge? Instead consider the 5-star Ovolo Woolloomooloo, situated at the historical Woolloomooloo Wharf, tucked in between the Royal Botanic Gardens and Potts Point.
Rooms here are generously sized, including some fabulous loft suites, and the inclusions are especially generous for direct bookings: enjoy drinks at social hour, treats from the mini-bar and a complimentary breakfast. Naturally there’s an indoor pool, restaurant, bar and fitness centre on site.
Of course, your dog is likely to be more interested in the inclusions of the V.I.Pooch Package. Your dog will receive their own bed and bowls, along with a “Doggy Bag” containing specially designed dog toy and treats.
Up to two dogs are permitted per room, with no size restrictions, although an additional fee of $100 applies for a second pet. Pets are not to be left unattended in rooms.
QT Sydney is a glamorous hotel to stay at located right in the heart of Sydney, in between the Queen Victoria Building and Pitt Street Mall. Expect over-the-top touches at this 5-star hotel, from the moment you’re greeted by the Director of Chaos.
Book a Pup Yeah! package at QT Sydney and your pup will enjoy a designer dog bed for the night, as well as their own mini-bar (full of treats!) and in-room dining menu. Highlights include Steak Tartare and Livers + Toast, plus naturally an Ice Cream Sandwich with bacon-flavoured ice cream. Enquire about the bespoke pupQ treatment menu or the option of doggie walks.
Dogs up to 20kg are welcome at the hotel. Note that dogs are not permitted to be left alone in your room, plus an additional cleaning fee of $150 per stay will apply.
Boutique Dog-Friendly Hotels in Sydney
For a more boutique-style stay, there’s plenty of fabulous pet-friendly boutique hotels scattered around Sydney, from Woollahra to Surry Hills to Pyrmont.
Kimpton Margot Sydney
The luxury boutique Kimpton Hotels from IHG are one of the most popular pet-friendly hotel brands in the USA, partially thanks to their “if it fits in the lift” policy. So thankfully the first Kimpton hotel to open in Australia, the Kimpton Margot Sydney, is also pet-friendly.
Located in the heart of Sydney, in the luxurious heritage-listed Art Deco surrounds of the former Sydney Water Head Office, it’s the perfect spot for a pet-friendly stay, only two blocks away from Hyde Park, a terrific on-leash walking location.
Pets stay for free at the Kimpton Margot, with no pet deposit required, and no size restrictions. A pet nook will be set up in your room, with a luxurious pet bed, bottled water and a special treat. Double check any other rules directly with the hotel.
Crystalbrook Albion, Surry Hills
A Crystalbrook Collection Boutique Hotel located in the hip neighbourhood of Surry Hills, this guesthouse is a beautifully restored former convent, but with all the modern amenities you could desire. On its doorstep are the many pet-friendly cafes of Surry Hills, plus only a few hundred metres away is the off-leash Harmony Park.
The king-size Urban rooms are pet-friendly, each located on the ground floor with hardwood floors and direct access outside. Both dogs and cats are welcome, with a bed, food and water bowls provided. There is an additional charge of $95 per room. Call the hotel for a chat before making a booking.
The Old Clare Hotel, Chippendale
The Old Clare Hotel is a fabulous place to base yourself for a city stay, next to the Central Park precinct. A stunning redevelopment of a heritage-listed building, the historic touches extend from the reception and bar to the individual rooms, although the rooftop swimming pool is thoroughly modern and chic.
Since I last stayed at the hotel, they have started to welcome pets, both in the petite Kent rooms and the more luxurious Abercrombie rooms (complete with a freestanding bath). Your pup will be pampered with a mini retro-style lounge, complimentary pet in-room dining, handmade bowls, a plush toy, and their own pet directory.
Up to two pets can join you, for an additional charge of $100 per pet per night. Contact the Reservations team directly by phone or email to book.
The Woolstore 1888 by Ovolo, Pyrmont
Ovolo also has a second location in Sydney, tucked away in Pyrmont behind Darling Harbour. This location is less waterfront views, more hip with historic touches. Rooms and suites feature exposed brick walls and bold, modern artworks.
Just like Ovolo Woolloomooloo, up to two dogs are welcome to join you and be treated to the V.I.Pooch Package. Your dog will receive their own plush bed and bowls, along with a “Doggy Bag” containing specially designed dog toy and treats.
The package includes the pet fee for one pet, with an additional charge of $100 for a second pet. Up to two dogs are permitted per room, with no size restrictions.
Ace Hotel Sydney
The recently opened Ace Hotel Sydney is the first Souther Hemisphere outpost from boutique hotel brand Ace Hotels. Bringing a touch of cool to Wentworth Avenue on the edge of Surry Hills, there’s a range of room sizes available, from Small up to Suites.
Like many other overseas Ace Hotel locations, this one also welcomes pets to stay with you. Up to two dogs are permitted per guest room, with the FAQ advising to “get in touch if you have something strange or larger and we’ll try to make it work”. There is a pet fee of $120 per pet per stay.
The Hughenden Boutique Hotel, Woollahra
This 4-star hotel in a historic mansion in posh Woollahra is delightfully welcoming to pets and quite affordable. It’s located just a few kilometers from the Sydney CBD and adjacent to Centennial Park, which has wide expanses of off-leash dog areas.
Pets are permitted in selected rooms, including two of the Queen Courtyard rooms, which each have a private courtyard. There are no restrictions on breed, size or number of dogs, and cats are also welcome. Double check the latest pet fee – it was previously $20 per stay (regardless of the number of pets).
Previously, the hotel also offered Pawsome High Teas, but these are currently unavailable, with limited hours for the in-house cafe and bar. Ask if they are bringing this back in the future!
The Medusa Hotel is in inner-city Darlinghurst, close to Kings Cross Station. It’s located on a quiet stretch of Darlinghurst Road, and but just a short walk to a range of trendy restaurants and bars, not to mention walking distance to the Sydney CBD. A true boutique hotel, the grand old terrace has just 18 rooms across three levels.
Dogs are welcome to join you in the rooms adjoining the downstairs courtyard, with Grand, Premium and Deluxe room options available. A maximum of two dogs are permitted per room, and you will be required to sign the pet policy and pay an additional fee.
The Ultimo, Chinatown
Located in the bustling Chinatown district in the heart of Sydney, the The Ultimo is situated in a heritage-listed building from 1911 that has been extensively refurbished. A distinctive touch is the Astrology Packages that you can book.
Pets are only permitted in the Ultimo Courtyard rooms. These are surprisingly located on the top floor on the building, and come with an artificially turfed courtyard. Both dogs and cats are welcome, up to 20kg in size. There is no additional charge for pets.
Modern Dog-Friendly Hotels in Sydney
There’s a growing number of pet-friendly hotels dotted around Sydney. Check out these additional options located around the city and just outside it.
Crowne Plaza Sydney Darling Harbour
On the western edge of Sydney, the Crowne Plaza Sydney Darling is just a few minutes walk from Town Hall Station and the QVB Building, but on the edge of the at the popular Darling Harbour precinct. There’s multiple dining options on site, plus a heated rooftop swimming pool.
Dogs up to 20kg are permitted to join you at the Crowne Plaza Sydney Darling Harbour. Simply book one of their Pet Getaway packages, available for a variety of room types, with a Bonza Dog Treat included.
202 Elizabeth, Sydney
The recently opened 202 Elizabeth is perfected located on the edge of the very dog-friendly city village of Surry Hills. With plenty of dog-friendly pubs and cafes nearby, not to mention off-leash parks, no wonder the hotel warmly welcomes pets.
Book a stay for your pet as part of the VIP (Very Important Pooches) Program. They’ll be greeted by resident pup Sochi, along with a welcome snack and treat, and enjoy puppy turn-down treats, pet tags and recommendations from the Director of Pet Relations.
This hotel has a small number of five-star guest rooms and suites, along with a courtyard garden and rooftop terrace, and prides itself on privacy.
View Sydney, North Sydney
This hotel in North Sydney is one of the few dog-friendly options available north of the Harbour Bridge. Situated in the heart of North Sydney, View Sydney is true to its name, with glorious harbour views from most rooms.
At the hotel, selected rooms are pet-friendly, for an additional fee of about $50 per night. Up to two pets are permitted per room, with the best option to book a Pooch Package, with bed, bowls and treats included.
Double check if there are any size restrictions, and make sure you advise the property in advance of your pup’s name, breed and weight, so they can be properly greeted.
It’s a short walk to the harbour with plenty of off-leash parks in the surrounding area. Or head to the nearby Greenwood Hotel for dinner or a drink. The large outdoor area is dog-friendly, with “hydration stations” and dog snacks available.
The Urban Newtown
If you’d prefer to stay south of the harbour but outside of the city centre, consider making a booking at The Urban Newtown. Conveniently located in the heart of this hip Inner West suburb, not surprisingly the decor on offer is industrial chic, complete with a large street art mural outside.
Each of the studio rooms comes complete with a mini kitchen, along with espresso machines fully stocked with pods. Not that there’s any shortage of nearby cafes and restaurants to choose from, along with plenty of bars and breweries. Sydney Park is just a 10-minute walk along King Street.
It’s best to call the hotel directly to enquire about their pet-friendly rooms. Only one pet is permitted to join you, for an additional fee of $55 per night. Advance bookings are essential for parking.
Beachside Dog-Friendly Hotels in Sydney
Wanting a stay near the beach with your pooch in Sydney? Consider a stay at these hotels and apartments… (And don’t forget to consult my guide to dog beaches in Sydney.)
Manly Pacific Sydney MGallery Collection, Manly
The recently revamped Manly Pacific is located right opposite Manly Beach, not far from the Corso. It’s the perfect spot for a beach staycation with your pup in Sydney, staying in one of their five dog-friendly rooms, available by booking directly with the hotel.
Each of the rooms features either a King bed or two Queen beds, plus your own private sun terrace overlooking the beach, complete with dog turf for your pup. Your dog will also enjoy a designer dog bed and their own room service menu. There’s no need to interrupt afternoons lazing on the sunny terrace!
When you do leave behind the hotel, I recommend walking along the waterfront footpath as far as Shelly Beach. Alternatively, head north to Queenscliff and follow Manly Creek to the off-leash Manly Lagoon Reserve, the perfect spot for dog paddles on warmer days.
QT Bondi, Bondi Beach
QT Bondi is perfect for year-round beachside fun – you don’t get much more beachfront than directly opposite Bondi Beach! The typically luxe QT-style is melded with laidback, relaxed vibes at this hotel. There’s a selection of studios and apartments, including kitchenettes and washing machines, perfect for a longer sojourn.
Book a Pup Yeah! package and your pup will enjoy designer bedding, as well as their own mini-bar (full of Woof Gateaux treats!) and an in-room dining menu. QT Bondi specially features a vet-approved vegan menu for pups, thanks to a partnership with Eden Bondi. Choose between Vegetable Terrine or Sweet Potato Meatballs with Pea Puree.
Dogs up to 20kg are welcome to join you. Note that your pup isn’t permitted to be left alone, plus an additional cleaning fee of $150 per stay applies.
Manly Waves Studios & Apartments, Manly
Another option for a pet-friendly stay in Manly is Manly Waves, just 100m from the beach. The property offers a wide variety of hotel rooms, studios, apartments and even a cottage.
If you’d like to stay with a pet, it’s essential to contact the management first before making a booking, to gain approval. Additional fees will apply – most recently it was $40 for the first night and $20 thereafter. Check out more details on their website.
While it’s possible for small dogs in a carrier to travel on the Manly Ferry, this accommodation is better suited to a beach vacation rather than a city visit, with the off-leash Manly Lagoon Park close by.
Dog-Friendly Airport Hotels
If your pup is flying in or out of Sydney Airport, there’re a number of dog-friendly hotel options nearby that are quite handy. I wish I’d stayed at one of these before our early morning flight with Schnitzel to Melbourne!
Citadines Connect Sydney Airport, Mascot
While the Citadines Connect Sydney Airport is an airport hotel, it’s not your typical airport hotel, with stylish decor and quirky nods to the history of air travel. Located a short walk from the domestic terminals, head to the top floor on arrival for the bar cum reception, along with great views for plane spotters.
Pets are welcome to join you in the public spaces including the rooftop terrace and cinema, plus they’re catered for at the 24-hour Grab & Go.
A selection of Premium Economy rooms are pet-friendly, complete with a balcony, dog bed, food and water bowls, and welcome pack. Just book a Penthouse Pups package. There’s an additional one-off fee of $55.
ibis Budget Sydney Airport, Mascot
An alternative pet-friendly option also close to the Sydney Domestic Airport (and I mean close!) is the ibis Budget Sydney Airport. I’ve stayed in multiple pet-friendly ibis hotels before in Europe, but this is the first pet-friendly ibis I’ve come across in Sydney.
Only dogs are permitted to stay, in the dog-friendly courtyard rooms which have their own entrance. There is an additional cleaning charge. Double check if a pet bed and food bowls are still provided when booking directly.
Affordable Dog-Friendly Hotels in Sydney
For a more affordable pet-friendly stay in Sydney, it’s generally best to head out of the city. These two pet-friendly lodges are located in Kirribilli and Burwood.
Glenferrie Lodge, Kirribilli
The Glenferrie Lodge is a budget guesthouse located just north of the Harbour Bridge in the harbour-side suburb of Kirribilli. Its located in a 19th-century heritage guesthouse, with a beautifully sunny garden. There are a wide range of modern clean rooms on offer for affordable rates. It’s easy to reach the city centre via ferry.
Pets are allowed in a few specific rooms with balconies. There’s a weight limit of 20kg per pet, and a surcharge applies per pet per night, payable on arrival. Contact Glenferrie Lodge directly to find out their full rules.
Boronia Lodge, Burwood
Head 10km west of the Sydney CBD to Burwood to find Boronia Lodge. This Federation Guesthouse was built in 1910 but has been renovated to welcome guests in the 21st-century.
There are 20 rooms that vary in size, some with a private ensuite while others share a bathroom. Prior guests note that the amenities on offer are quite basic and limited.
Pets are welcome to join you for an additional fee of $30 per night. Contact the property directly to request a pet-friendly room, with pets only permitted in selected rooms.
Dog-Friendly Apartment Hotels in Sydney
If you’d prefer the amenities of an apartment room during your stay in Sydney, whether for a short-term or longer stay, check out these two chains that offer pet-friendly apartment hotels.
Quest Apartment Hotels
Quest Apartment Hotels has multiple locations across Sydney and Australia, including many that are pet-friendly. Each hotel rooms includes a fully equipped kitchen, in-room laundry facilities plus the guest services team can point you in the direction of nearby pet facilities.
The following Sydney locations are pet-friendly:
- Quest at Sydney Olympic Park
- Quest North Sydney
- Quest St Leonards
- Quest Campbelltown
There is a small additional fee for staying with a pet, starting at $15 per pet per night, varying by property and duration of stay. There is also a $250 refundable deposit per pet per stay.
Contact the property directly to make a booking with your pet and enquire about full conditions, which vary from property to property.
Veriu Hotels & Suites
With five bespoke properties close to the centre of Sydney, pets are welcome to stay at Veriu Hotels & Suites, although their pet policy varies between properties. A pet fee of $250 applies for all stays.
The following properties permit all guests to bring along their pet, both short and long-term stay guests:
Meanwhile, their other Sydney properties only permit pets for long-term stays, defined as a minimum of 14 days (with discount rates applying):
- Veriu Green Square
- Veriu Randwick
It’s best to speak to the individual properties for full conditions.
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Tried to book at Coogee crowne plaza with my dog, not so pet friendly… they said no, and they are updating their pet policy…
Thanks for letting me know – I’ll update this post soon. That’s such a disappointment, they only became pet-friendly just over a year ago.