Traveling the world, while refusing to leave the furriest member of your family behind, is sometimes a challenge when it comes to finding pet friendly hotels in the cities you want to visit. Unfortunately, Fido and Fluffy are not always welcome guests, and you cannot wait till you get there to scramble to find a hotel where pets are allowed.
Below, we list 7 pet friendly hotels, scattered throughout Australia, where both you and your pet will be treated like honored guests:
This is, probably, the most luxurious pet friendly hotel you could possibly treat your pet to.
The Langham Sydney, located on Kent Street in Sydney’s The Rocks district, is well situated for tourists, being near the Wynyard Railway Station and within easy walking distance of Circular Quay. It offers humans such amenities as pools, jacuzzis, saunas, tennis courts, a breakfast buffet, and on-site deluxe eateries.
For pets, it is no less luxurious. Dogs up to 20 kilos and all cats can stay with you right in your room and relax on a cozy “pet bed.” They can also enjoy room service when they feel a bit hungry, and hotel staff can even pet-sit or walk your dog for you. Finally, you may wish to walk your dog yourself out to Observatory Hill for a stunning view of the harbor.
2. Glenferrie Lodge – Sydney
This pet-friendly Sydney hotel is quaint, historic, and affordable.
Glenferrie Lodge is located on Carabella Street in Sydney’s Kirribilli suburb, not far from hiking trails where you can get your pet some fresh air and exercise. Designated rooms allow pets, dogs and cats only, for a modest extra charge per night. There is an outdoor picnicking and barbecue area that both you and your pet can enjoy. The lodge was built back in 1898. Wi-Fi and an in-room fridge are included, and breakfast is available.
Located at the corner of Ainslie and Limestone in Australia’s capital city, Mercure Canberra is a pet-friendly luxury hotel that was built back in 1927 to provide accommodations to incoming parliamentarians. It is much less pricey, however, than The Langham Sydney, listed above.
You can book a room with an outdoor, fenced-in area included, a pet bed, and a pet toy that Fido can take with him when he checks out. There is a terrace on the roof where you and your pet can admire the view, and you may wish to walk your dog to the nearby Australian War Memorial or to Canberra Centre.
4. The Kingsford Riverside Inn – Brisbane
Situated right on the Brisbane River on Kingsford Smith Drive, Kingsford Riverside Inn is nearby the Bowen Hills Railway Station, the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, and the South Bank Parklands.
Specific rooms allow pets for an extra charge of only 20 Australian Dollars per night. There is an outdoor barbecue area where you can get your pet some time outside. Wi-Fi is free in the lobby and available in-room, and breakfast is complementary.
5. North Haven By The Sea – Melbourne
This bed and breakfast establishment has only three rooms, so book well in advance, but it is a great location to vacation in Melbourne with your pet.
North Haven By The Sea is located on Merrett Drive, within easy walking distance of the North Williamstown Railway Station. Pets are allowed, though for an additional charge, and there is an outdoor garden you can walk your pet in. There is also a coffee bar, a free continental breakfast, and free in-room Wi-Fi. You may want to walk your dog to nearby Jawbone Conservation Reserve for a scenic view of the ocean. (just remember to check the signs for pet friendly areas)
6. Comfort Inn Haven Marina – Adelaide
In South Australia, in the Adelaide neighborhood of Glenelg North, Comfort Inn Haven Marina is right next to the Holdfast Marina and not far from the beach. The hotel allows pets for 50 additional Australian Dollars per night. There is a swimming pool and a gymnasium on-site, breakfast is available, and rooms come with Wi-Fi and a flat-screen TV. You can get out and walk your pooch along the waterfront and pet and master alike can breathe in the salty sea air.
7. Banksia Tourist Park – Perth
If you travel to Western Australia, a good place to stay with your pet in Perth is the Banksia Tourist Park. While you can camp or hook up a caravan, there are also rooms for rent, some of which allow dogs.
Your dog will love the great outdoors atmosphere, and it is practical to take a trip with Rover over to Hyde Park, just a short drive away. Amenities are many, including an outdoor swimming pool, indoor pool tables, grill stations, hotel Wi-Fi, arcade games, a children’s playground, and fully functional kitchenettes. Banksia is only a short 15-minute drive from the Perth Airport.
If you know of any great pet friendly hotels we would love to hear about them.