Pets & Travel

11 Of The Best Pet-Friendly Hotels And Stays In Brisbane

By Lilyana van Twest

Craving a staycation but can’t bear the thought of leaving your fur baby behind? Do you find yourself wondering what your doggo is doing with your chosen petsitter on every holiday you go on? If so, the time for worrying is over because we’ve got the rundown of stays across Brisbane/Meanjin where your pup can come along with you.

From ultimate luxury including puppy pampering to cosy retreats that will make you and your pup feel at home, we here at Urban List have dug deep to find you the best pet-friendly accommodation  Brisbane has to offer. 

Modern Studio & Spa


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Modern Studio & Spa makes space for the perfect romantic Brissy getaway—plus there’s room for your small fur baby too. With plenty of coffee and brekky spots within walking distance, why not go out and explore the city with your pup while you’re there? Bonus, there’s a hot tub as well, so you’ve got the chance to relax and soak yourself after a full day of exploring. Book your stay here.

Gasworks Creek Cottage 


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Looking for a cosy home away from home for a few days? Gasworks Creek Cottage is nestled on the border of Brisbane’s northern bay side and is just a few minutes walk from stunning waterfront views. With a queen, sofa and bunk bed and a grassed outdoor area, there’s plenty of space for you, the kids plus your pup to play. Thanks to an indoor fireplace and outdoor fire pit, it’s great for the winter months too–did someone say s'mores for dessert? Book your stay here.

Tiny Home 

Camp Hill 

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Desperate to escape from the hustle and bustle of life but still want to stay in the city? Then, look no further than this delightful tiny home in Camp Hill. The stay boasts of comfort and luxury with a full kitchen (including a full oven and dishwasher) and king size bed. The whole stay is private and fenced off so you can bring your dog along to join in the fun too. Book the stay here.

Homey Private Pad 


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Nestled in the foothills of Mount Coot-tha and surrounded by hills and leafy streets, this guest suite is the perfect stay for keen adventurers with plenty of hikes and bike tracks nearby. Head out and explore Brisbane by day, then come home and relax on the private patio or pop on your favourite Netflix show in the evenings. Pets, of course, are welcome too. Book your stay here.

Restored Queenslander Cottage


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Perched atop a hill, this 110-year-old, restored Queenslander has a stunning north/south outlook and you can soak it all in with your pooch by your side. There’s plenty of backyard space for some exercise (you can run around too if you like), and it’s close to everything you could possibly need. A short walk gets you to Paddington and the Brisbane River and from there there’s the ferry which can take you to Southbank or the CBD. Book your stay here.

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The Boat House


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You won’t even need a car for this one. Moor up and plonk yourselves into the newly renovated Boat House—though you can just park out front if you typically stay on land. Situated on the banks of the mouth of Breakfast Creek, this four bedroom, three bathroom home is the perfect getaway for those with sea legs (and four legs). Bring your pups and your pals and enjoy a stay at this timeless Queenslander. The iconic Brekky Creek Hotel is within walking distance, so you’re sorted even if you don’t want to cook in the huge kitchen. Book your stay here.

Miss Midgley’s 

New Farm

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Can’t stop dreaming about holidays filled with summer days lazing beneath the sun by the pool but can’t handle the thought of leaving your doggy at home? Don’t worry, we’ve got you. In the heart of New Farm, Miss Midgley’s is a revitalisation of one of Brisbane’s oldest heritage homes and is equipped with gorgeous ground floor pet-friendly rooms, complete with outdoor courtyards where they can laze in the shade. Plus, Miss Midgley’s has that picturesque pool and sundeck you’ve been dreaming about. Perfect for you and your pup to laze the day away. There's two pet-friendly apartments available, the Principal's Office and the Refectory.

Hotel X 

Fortitude Valley 

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If your dog loves the good things in life just as much as you, you’ll definitely want to check out this five-star hotel. The new dog-friendly room at Hotel X welcomes pups (and their owners) to holiday in luxury. The package includes a balcony room equipped with all you and your fur baby would need including a luxury pet bed, food and water bowls, clean up bags and a pet bandana. Did we mention there’s also a dog-friendly mini bar which is stocked with treats like probiotic puppaccinos, coconut beef, lamb balls, and doggy desserts? After all, our fur babies deserve a luxury holiday away from all the stresses of dog-life too, right? Book in here

Spicers Retreat Balfour 

New Farm

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If you love a good pooch package, we think you’ll love your stay at Spicers. Here at this dreamy urban escape, you’ll get a swanky room, daily à la carte breakfast, free wifi and a plush bed and dog bowl for your little fur baby. Ultimate comfort for both you and your pup we say. Book you and your dog in here.

Ovolo The Valley

Fortitude Valley

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Ovolo is officially two steps ahead of us because wouldn't cuddling with our floofies instantly cure a hangover after a crazy night out in the Valley? Introducing their V.I.Pooch package, with amenities beyond the standard belly rub. This dog-friendly accommodation will score your pup a VIP experience, complete with treats, dog-friendly staff, and a guarantee that your getaway will be barking good.

W Brisbane 

Brisbane City

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You deserve to put your feet up. And your furry friend's toe beans up. Where better than at W Brisbane, where Pets Are Welcome (P.A.W.), and not just tolerated? Enjoy the city with your pet in tow and let them indulge in amenities that scream "paw-sitively fabulous," from pet beds to treats. And while they enjoy the river views you can head down to the poolside bar for a drink.

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