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The Best Dog-Friendly Hotels In Sydney In 2024

By Siriol Dafydd

A dog on a hotel bed at Pier One, one of the best pet friendly hotels in Sydney

Whether you’re booking a staycation or a city break, there’s nothing worse than falling in love with a stunning hotel before realising your furry best friend can't join in. 

So, to save you from this unnecessary heartache (and hours of trawling hotel website FAQs), we’ve made a handy list of the top Sydney/Eora hotels that are 100% pet-friendly. From beautiful boutiques to spectacular spas, keep reading for Urban List's top picks for the perfect hotel for you and your pooch.

Crystalbrook Albion

21 Little Albion Street, Surry Hills

a dog on a hotel bed at Crystalbrook Albion, a pet friendly hotel in sydneyImage credit: Crystalbrook Albion | Instagram

Nestled in the bustling inner-city suburb of Surry Hills, Crystalbrook Albion combines luxury with cosy home comforts. Cats and dogs are welcome in the simple yet elegant "Urban" rooms for an extra $130. Each room features heritage windows and a blend of dramatic and textured decor, inspired by the 1920s and 1970s—think retro boutique chic.

Binge your favourite show on the 55" Smart TV, enjoy an evening drink among the olive trees on the rooftop garden, or explore the vibrant local restaurant scene. The choice is yours! All pet-friendly rooms are on the ground floor for easy access to the outside. Beds, water bowls, and food bowls are provided and there are several parks and dog-friendly cafes nearby. 

Pet Extras

Individual super soft beds are provided for all four-legged friends.

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QT Sydney

49 Market Street, Sydney CBD

A hotel suite at QT Sydney, one of the best pet friendly hotels in SydneyImage credit: QT Sydney | Instagram

Luxury, thy name is QT Sydney. Textured, theatrical, and tantalisingly playful, this Art Deco masterpiece is made for those who enjoy spirited decadence. Whisk yourself away for a Parisian breakfast at Parlour, then pamper yourself with a customisable experience in the in-house spaQ before indulging in an outrageously delicious QTea High Tea. For dinner, enjoy a festival of Italian flavours at Gowings Bar & Grill. 

Dogs under 20kg are welcome for a $200 fee (which includes daily housekeeping). There are also plenty of extra treats and thoughtful touches to ensure your pup’s stay is just as relaxing as yours.

Pet Extras

A pup mini-bar and a decadent in-room "Dog’s Dinner" menu.

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Kimpton Margot

339 Pitt Street, Sydney CBD

A person with their dog in the bathroom at Kimpton Margot, one of the best pet friendly hotels in SydneyImage credit: Kimpton Margot Sydney | Instagram

“If it fits in the lift, it can stay!” This sums up the playfulness and generous service you’ll experience at Kimpton Margot Sydney. Celebrating heritage design but with a modern edge, this boutique hotel has a grand yet inviting central lobby (also pet friendly) surrounded by drinking and dining options including Luke’s Kitchen, The Wilmot Bar, and The Pantry at Margot's. And, for a touch of contemporary beach chic, head to the Harper Rooftop Bar.

Pets are welcome here for no extra fee. The concierge will also provide you with a list of pet-friendly parks, groomers, and restaurants nearby as well as complimentary bags for dog walks.

Pet Extras

A selection of amenities including plush pet beds, food, water bowls, and mats.

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W Sydney  

31 Wheat Road, Darling Harbour

A modern hotel suite at W Sydney, one of the best pet friendly hotels in SydneyImage credit: W Sydney | Instagram

Filled with quirky architecture and bold designs, W Sydney will make you feel like you just woke up in Vegas (we’ll let you decide if that’s a good or bad thing!) 

This visually spectacular hotel is located right on Darling Harbour which has an array of restaurants and bars to choose from. But, with 4 dining and bar venues across 3 levels in the hotel itself, you may not even want to step foot outside. These include a decadent dessert bar, a trendy rooftop bar, and a luxurious infinity pool with cabanas where guests can enjoy cocktails, wine, beer, and fresh food. Pets are also welcome for a daily fee of $150.

Pet Extras

The PAWS package includes amenities like food, beds, bowls, and clean-up bags.

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6 Cowper Wharf Roadway, Woolloomooloo

A person with their poodle in a hotel suite at Ovolo, one of the best pet friendly hotels in SydneyImage credit: Ovolo Hotels | Instagram

Want five-star boutique accommodation right on the water? Look no further than Ovolo Woolloomooloo. Close to the city’s bars and restaurants as well as the Botanical Gardens, it offers modern chic with glamorous pops of colour. 

Work up a sweat in the 24-hour gym or relax at the indoor pool complete with decadent cabanas. For dining, enjoy an indoor-alfresco experience combined with mouthwatering vegetarian Mediterranean cuisine at Alibi Bar & Dining. You can also access a free in-room mini bar as well as an all-day supply of sweets!

Pet Extras

The V.I.Pooch package includes a mealtime mat, food, bowls, a toy, and a cosy dog bed.

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The Langham

89-113 Kent Street, Millers Point

A white dog in a pink dog bed at The Langham, one of the best pet friendly hotels in SydneyImage credit: The Langham | Steven Woodburn 

Elegant, tranquil, and with classic decor for a timeless charm, The Langham Sydney is a luxury hotel that will leave you relaxed and rejuvenated. Start the day with a continental breakfast at Kitchens on Kent and end with carefully curated cocktails, wines, and fine foods at the Observatory Bar.

You can also treat yourself to a game of tennis, some relaxing laps in the tranquil indoor pool, or a bespoke treatment at The Day Spa by Chuan. Pets are welcome for a $120 fee which is waived if you opt for the Pampered Pets Staycation package.

Pet Extras

Pet-sitting services are available.

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Four Seasons Sydney

 199 George Street, The Rocks

A white dog in the window with a view of the Sydney Opera House at Four Seasons Sydney, one of the best pet friendly hotels in SydneyImage credit: Four Seasons Sydney | Instagram

If you and your pet want the Sydney view to end all Sydney views, the Four Seasons Hotel is ideal. Overlooking the Sydney Harbour and boasting views of both the Opera House and Harbour Bridge, it’s an Insta-worthy location, to say the least.

Dine at one of the many excellent restaurants nearby or sample the carefully curated cocktails and delicacies at the various in-house establishments. You can also treat yourself to a massage, facial, or rejuvenating body scrub at the Endota Spa. If your dog weighs less than 11.5kg, you can also add them to your booking for $150.

Pet Extras

Dogs are welcome in all room types and the fee includes bedding, bowls and toilet pads. 

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202 Elizabeth

202/210 Elizabeth Street, Surry Hills

The rooftop terrace with a view of Surry Hills at 202 Elizabeth, one of the best pet friendly hotels in SydneyImage credit: 202 Elizabeth | Instagram

202 Elizabeth offers an elegant, chic, and boutique experience in the heart of Surry Hills. Cuddle up in your cosy sanctuary or relax with a delicious coffee in the leafy courtyard. At night, enjoy an evening drink on the rooftop before heading out to explore the neighbourhood.

Thanks to the in-house Director of Pet Relations (yes that’s an actual—and awesome—job), you’ll be fully informed about the area’s dog-friendly cafes and restaurants. So, while you put your feet up and enjoy your surroundings, you can relax knowing that you and your pampered pooch will both be living your best life!

Pet Extras

Puppy welcome drink and doggy menus!

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Pier One

Walsh Bay, 11 Hickson Road, Dawes Point

A dog on a pop-up bar at Pier One, one of the best pet friendly hotels in SydneyImage credit: Pier One | Instagram

Pier One is a luxury hotel brimming with character. No two rooms are the same, but they all share luxury amenities and an excellent location. And, luckily for pup parents, all dog-friendly rooms have a view of the water. 

The Puppy Package also includes a doggy welcome amenity on arrival, DOG by Dr Lisa food and water bowls, a luxury eco-friendly P.L.A.Y. dog bed, and - subject to availability - direct access to the pier from your room.

Pet Extras

In-room doggy minibar and special doggy menus are available in the room and Pier Bar.

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The Hughenden Boutique Hotel

14 Queen Street, Woollahra

Two dogs by the fireplace at The Hughenden, one of the best pet friendly hotels in SydneyImage credit: The Hughenden Boutique Hotel | Instagram

If you like old-world charm, you’ll love The Hughenden. Recently refurbished while staying true to its Victorian heritage, it’s a quaint and peaceful getaway in the charming Paddington neighbourhood. 

The hotel has a range of room sizes that cater to different budgets. There are 6 pet-friendly rooms available in total - 2 with a courtyard and 4 without. You can enjoy food and drink from the on-site bar and cafe or explore Paddington’s iconic laneways for an array of bars, cafes, and patisseries.

Pet Extras

Two rooms with pet-friendly courtyards—subject to availability.

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Image credit: Pier One | Instagram

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