Pets & Travel

11 Of The Best Pet-Friendly Stays In Brisbane In 2023

By Lilyana van Twest
13th Mar 2023

a pool with people splashing in it and a dog walking along the edge

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 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, here’s the best pet-friendly accommodation in Brisbane.  

Modern Studio & Spa

Wooloowin | Sleeps 2

inside a small house

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.

Funky Little Shack 

New Farm | Sleeps 2

an outdoor courtyard

For those of you who look for both privacy and affordability, Funky Little Shack in the heart of New Farm might be your dream spot for your next city escape. Whether you’re a single dog parent or a couple wanting to bring your fur baby with you, the tiny home has all you’ll need. The only catch with a tiny home like this one is that minimal space means the stay is only suitable for small dogs. Book here.

Gasworks Creek Cottage 

Deagon | Sleeps 4

a dog sitting by an outdoor table

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 | Sleeps 3 

a tiny house with an outdoor area

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 

Toowong | Sleeps 2

a small cottage with an outdoor courtyard

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

Auchenflower | Sleeps 4 

a garden bench in front of a cottage

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.

Cosy Courtyard Oasis

Kenmore | Sleeps 6

This hidden gem of a stay is located in Kenmore, just a few minutes walk from the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and the Bundaleer Rainforest Gardens. You can, of course, bring your furry friends along, as there is ample patio and backyard space. The generous hosts cater to all your needs including porta cots and baby baths on request, and will even provide alternative milks for all you lactose intolerant folk. Book your stay here.

The Boat House

Albion | Sleeps 6

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

a dog sitting in front of a pink couch

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. Book your stay here

Hotel X 

Fortitude Valley 

a small white dog on a hotel bed

If your dog loves the good things in life just as much as you, you’ll definitely want to check out this 5-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

two dogs in a dog bed

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.

Next, escape to the country for the weekend with these incredible country stays near Brisbane. 

Image credit: Miss Midgley's, Hotel X, , Spicers, Airbnb

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