Looking for a dog-friendly hotel in Sydney to stay at with your pup? Luckily, in recent years an increasing number of hotels in Sydney have began to welcome pets, both new and existing hotels, meaning there are an increasing number of options for you to choose from, more than in any other Australian city.
Whether you’re after a luxury getaway, something more boutique in style, a self-catering option or just an affordable stay, there’s sure to be a dog-friendly hotel to suit your needs! For a complete list of every hotel in Sydney that allows pets (as of today), 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 most 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.
The Langham Sydney, The Rocks
One of the most luxurious hotels in Sydney, the Langham extends its 5-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 and walking services can be arrange, if you’re not tempted to head out for a stroll with your pooch around the historic Rocks precinct and the nearby lawns of Barangaroo Reserve. Even closer is Observatory Hill Park which permits dogs off leash.
Pets are limited to a maximum weight of 20kg, and are not allowed to be left alone in your room. There is an additional charge of $120 per pet, pet night.
Pier One Sydney Harbour, Walsh Bay
The very first pet-friendly hotel that I stayed at with Schnitzel 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 the city life.
A selection of ground-floor rooms are designated as dog-friendly, enabling easy access to the waterfront and nearby pet relief area. Take time to leisurely breakfast at the large outdoor seating area, where your dog can conveniently stay by your side in the Sydney sunshine.
Dogs are provided with a trampoline bed and water bowl, with no size restrictions. There is an additional charge of $90 per pet, per stay.
Not happy with a luxury waterfront stay west of the Harbour Bridge? Instead head east to 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 also 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. For an additional charge of $80 per night, 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.
Boutique Dog-Friendly Hotels in Sydney
For a more boutique-style hotel, there’s plenty of pet-friendly options options scattered around Sydney, from Woollahra to Surry Hills to Pyrmont.
The Hughenden Boutique Hotel, Woollahra
This 4-star hotel in a historic mansion in posh Woollahra is delightfully welcoming to pets and surprisingly 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 four of the Queen rooms, each with their own private courtyard or enclosed verandah. There is an additional charge of $20 per room, per stay. There are no restrictions on breed, size or number of dogs.
For the sociable pooch, organise a Pawsome High Tea in advance. Treats including beef and liver risotto balls and mini peanut-butter donuts are served up to parties of at least three dogs, for $25 each. 14 Queen, the in-house cafe and bar, should also not be missed by human guests. At the complimentary breakfast indulge in the homemade bircher muesli, freshly baked pastries and croissants, homemade yogurt, and more.
The Old Clare Hotel, Chippendale
The Old Clare Hotel is a fabulous place to base yourself for a city stay, not far from the newly redeveloped 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 Fuzzyard toy, and their own pet directory. Up to two pets can join you, for an additional charge of $100 per pet.
Little 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.
Four of the guest 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 $50 per night. Contact the hotel directly for pet bookings.
Ovolo 1888, 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. There is an additional charge of $80 per night.
The Ultimo, Chinatown
Located in the bustling Chinatown district in the heart of Sydney, the Ultimo boutique hotel is situated in a heritage-listed building from 1911 that has been extensively refurbished. A distinctive touch is the Astrology Library in the lobby, plus the option to order Astrolo-tea specially selected to match your
Pets are welcome in the Ultimo Courtyard rooms. These are 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
Head east of the city for these two modern city hotel offerings that welcome your pet to join you.
Vibe Hotel, Rushcutters Bay
While humans staying at the chic and modern Vibe Hotel Rushcutters Bay will appreciate the heated rooftop swimming pool, your dog will be more enamoured by the dog-friendly park opposite. Rushcutters Bay Park permits dogs to be walked on a leash all day long, with off-leash hours in the morning and evening.
There are two dog-friendly rooms complete with balconies, dog beds and water bowls. A single dog is permitted per room, for an additional charge of $50 per night. Dogs are also made welcome at The Storehouse on the Park on-site restaurant on the ‘doggy-deck’ terrace, complete with their own ‘dogustation’ menu.
Larmont Sydney by Lancemore, Potts Point
Another pet-friendly hotel located nearby is The Larmont, also walking distance from Rushcutters Bay Park, back up in the heart of Potts Point. One floor of the modern luxe Larmont is pet-friendly, with four courtyard rooms with terrace access available to those travelling with pets.
Up to two pets are allowed per room, for an additional $50 per pet per night, plus a $50 per night deposit. Pets are supplied with their own bed, food and water bowls, plus a welcome treat.
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. Alternatively, some of the city hotels can also offer good discounted rates, on occasion.
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 19-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. Only one pet is permitted per room, up to a maximum of 20kg, for an additional charge of $60 per stay. It’s best to contact them direct to book a pet-friendly room.
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.
Dog-Friendly Self-Contained Apartments
If you’re looking for somewhere to stay with your own cooking facilities, considering this option in Manly.
Manly’s Hidden Gem, Manly
Manly’s Hidden Gem is a family-run set of apartments plus one cottage located in the beachside suburb of Manly. All apartments come with a kitchen, that can vary in size.
Pets are permitted to stay in two of the apartments listed on their website: the Pet Friendly Double Apartment and the Pet Friendly Trio Apartment. It’s best to book directly on their website.
These apartments are better suited to a beach vacation rather than a city visit. Not far away is the off-leash Manly Lagoon Park, or instead take your dog for an on-leash walk along Manly Beach to Shelley Beach.
Dog-Friendly Airport Hotels
If your pup is flying in or out of Sydney Airport, there’re two 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
The Citadines Connect Sydney Airport is an airport hotel, but not a typical airport hotel. It’s stylishly decorated with 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.
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. Pets are welcome in all public spaces except for when breakfast is being served. There’s an additional charge of $55 per night.
ibis Budget Sydney Airport, Mascot
An alternative pet-friendly option also close to the Sydney Domestic Airport 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 new dog-friendly courtyard rooms which have their own entrance. There is an additional cleaning charge, and a pet bed and food bowls are provided.
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