June 7, 2019
Heading to Canberra for work or for a holiday?
The nation’s capital has a range of places to take your pet. Search below from our list of ACT: pet-friendly accommodation.
This boutique hotel offers a Pup Yeah! package where your pup will be indulged with a designer dog bed for the night, as well as their own mini-bar (full of treats!) and in-room dining menu. There’s a size limit of 20kg, and an additional $150 cleaning fee applies.
1 London Cct, Canberra 2601
T 02 6247 6244
Sebel Canberra Civic
This hotel is located in the heart of Canberra CBD, it is the perfect base for work or pleasure offering rooms and serviced apartments for all occasions.
Well-behaved dogs are welcome to stay at The Sebel Canberra Civic but must be appropriately restrained by the guest at all times. A pet waiver form is to be signed upon arrival at the hotel, and pets can only be left unattended in the room for short periods of time only.
The helpful staff are knowledgeable about the area and the rooms have comfortable beds and are equipped with a small functional kitchen plus flat-screen TVs.
The hotel is a 15-minute walk from the nearest tram stop, 2 km from the Australian War Memorial, and 3 km from the National Museum of Australia.
Breakfast is offered for a fee in an informal dining area.
Access to 24/7 gym and free Wi-Fi is also available.
197 London Cct, Canberra ACT 2601
T 02 6267 5675
Stay in style at this pet-friendly hotel in Canberra.
The hotel offers eco-chic rooms with smart TVs, free Wi-Fi, and minibars, plus iPads. Upgraded rooms have sitting areas; some add soaking tubs. Sleek studios with wall beds, and 1- to 3-bedroom apartments, add kitchens, washer/dryers, and balconies or glass-enclosed terraces. Ovolo Nishi is a 5-minute walk from the closest bus stop and is 4 km from the monumental Parliament House and 3 km from the National Gallery of Australia. Room rates include free breakfast and evening socials. There’s also a cool eatery and a bar, plus a gallery and a 24-hour gym. From $200 per night plus pet fee.
NewActon Precinct, 25 Edinburgh Avenue, Canberra 2601
T 02 6287 6287
Ainslie Pet-Friendly Apartment
This cosy 2-bedroom modern courtyard apartment with a private entrance welcomes pets in the property but not on the furniture. Please do not leave your dog inside when you go out, there is a sheltered courtyard and a shady kennel provided.
ibis Styles Tall Trees
Looking to stay somewhere quiet with your pet, but still need the accessibility of a city location? Tall Trees Canberra offers the best of both worlds. Conveniently located just a short journey from the city centre in the peaceful suburb of Ainslie, this newly refurbished hotel offers easy access to top attractions, and plenty of shopping and dining options. Pet-friendly rooms are available subject to an additional $60 cleaning fee. Simply contact the hotel prior to your arrival letting them know the details of the pet you will be bringing.
21 Stephen St, Ainslie 2602
T 02 6247 9200
Sebel Canberra Campbell
Located close to the National Convention Centre Canberra and the Australian War Memorial, Sebel Canberra Campbell offers apartment-style living with a kitchenette in every room. Well-behaved dogs are welcome to stay but must be appropriately restrained by the guest at all times. A pet waiver form is to be signed upon arrival at the hotel, and pets can only be left unattended in the room for short periods of time only.
16 Provan St, Campbell ACT 2612
ibis Styles Eaglehawk, Canberra
You and your pet can enjoy 30 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens and bushland whilst staying at this stylish hotel in Canberra.
Sit back and delight in the scenic views at the Wintergarden Restaurant, showcase your skills on the tennis court, or head over to the gym for a quick workout followed by a dip in the hotel swimming pool.
Pet-friendly rooms are available for an additional $60 cleaning fee. Just contact the hotel to let them know the details of your pet before booking.
1222 Federal Hwy, Sutton 2620
T 02 6241 6033
Hotel Mercure Canberra
This affordable 127 room hotel welcomes dogs in the superior rooms. The hotel offers The Pampered Pet Package which includes: a room with access to a private garden, full breakfast for two people, bedding for your pet and a complimentary gift for your dog to take home! Pets can go to the beer garden of the pub and the restaurant terrace with their owners. Cats and birds may also be considered.
Corner of Ainslie & Limestone Ave, Braddon 2612
T 1800 475337
Nishi Apartments Eco-Living by Ovolo
This luxurious eco-friendly accommodation in Canberra offers dog-friendly rooms.
Located just a few minute’s drive to the centre of Canberra, guests have access to a restaurant, bar, free WiFi, a health club, valet parking, and also a library. In terms of the room facilities, these include a kitchen, a fridge, a microwave, and a hob as well as a TV, a coffee/tea maker and a ceiling fan are also available.
Dogs receive 5-star treatment and receive a VIP Pooch Pack.
25 Edinburgh Avenue, Canberra 2601
ibis Styles Canberra Narrabundah
Centrally located within minutes of the City Centre, close to all Major Government Departments, and must-see attractions, this hotel offers a limited number of pet-friendly rooms for you to stay close to the action without having to leave your bestie at home. Pet-friendly rooms – include 2 Queen size beds, en suite bathroom, complimentary WIFI and free car parking space. The hotel will also provide a bowl for your pet’s food and water. These rooms incur an additional $60.00 cleaning fee per stay.
203 Goyder Street, Narrabundah 2604
T +61 2 6295 2944
Pacific Suites Canberra
These spacious serviced apartments are located on Northbourne Ave in Braddon Featuring pet-friendly apartment-style accommodation that accepts pets up to 50kg. There is no additional fee for pets, just a deposit.
100 Northbourne Ave, Canberra, 2601
T 02 6262 6266
These hotels make it easy to travel with your four-legged friend. Conveniently located across six locations across Canberra making it easy to explore the city. Guests with pets stay in one of the modern designated animal-friendly rooms. Some of the ground floor rooms even have a fully fenced outdoor area for your pooch. Pet guests also receive a complimentary welcome pack on arrival, which includes a dog or cat toy and a water bowl. For more information visit the website.
T 1300 122 633
Located in Canberra’s inner-south, this hotel is around a 15-minute drive from the centre. It provides various types of rooms for all needs, including rooms for families or corporate and leisure groups, pet-friendly rooms and studios designed specifically for the mobility impaired. There’s a pet fee of $50. Cats are also welcome.
61 Jerrabomberra Ave, Narrabundah 2604
T 02 6130 0650
Grand Manor Motor Inn
This pet-friendly motel allows animals to be with you inside the room, however, if they make a mess in the room or damage anything you will be charged a cleaning fee.
45 Macquoid Street, Queanbeyan 2620
T 02 6299 2800
Wee Jasper Reserves
Offering bush camping with your pet at several locations, located 1 hour from Canberra, Yass and Tumut; situated on the banks of the beautiful Goodradigbee River and Micalong Creek. Horses welcome – please call ahead to ensure availability.
Billy Grace Reserve, 5 Nottingham Road, Wee Jasper 2582
T 02 62279626
Guy’s Cross Farm Cottage
A quiet, private self-contained cottage that is located 5 minutes to Queanbeyan, and around 25 minutes to Canberra CBD. The open plan property comfortably sleeps 2 people in king-size single beds with room for 2 additional guests. The cottage is very pet-friendly and has even been host to snakes in the past. Facilities include all linen provided, undercover parking, tennis court, farm facilities. Pets will enjoy the secure run available and long farm walks. Well-behaved pets welcome indoors.
RMB 419 Captains Flat Road, Queanbeyan 2620
M 04160 73020
Exhibition Park in Canberra (EPIC)
Set on 70 hectares, this camping ground welcomes pets, and facilities include shower and toilet, laundry, powered and unpowered sites, close to public transport and 8 minutes from the city centre.
Flemington Road, Mitchell 2911
T 02 6241 3022
Pets are welcome by prior arrangement to the B&B. Canberra Retreat has its own separate entrance to a private wing on a house, and exclusive use. There is a secure yard for pets and self-catering facilities for guests. A one-off pet fee applies.
7 Barada Cres, Aranda 2614
M 0438 511991
Capital Country Holiday Park
This park has a range of accommodation available for travellers with pets from powered & unpowered caravan/tent sites, powered dog freedom sites (fenced sites where your dog can run free) and dog-friendly bungalows 2 bedroom fully self-contained cabin sleeping up to 4.
Set on 40 acres and just 15 minutes to all of Canberra’s attractions and venues.
47 Bidges Road, Sutton 2620
T 02 6230 3433
Located to the south of Canberra; bookings are essential for overnight guests. Facilities include disabled toilets and hot showers, picnic areas, gas BBQs, wood fire pits. Bring your own drinking water and firewood.
Corin Road, off Tidbinbilla Road, Weston 2611
T 13 2281 or 02 6207 2498
This showground offers casual camping most of the year on powered sites ($22 per night) and unpowered sites ($15 pn). Pets are welcome but must be kept under control at all times and clean up after them. Campfires are permitted during non-fire-danger periods. Located around 35 minutes from the centre of Canberra.
71 Mathews Ln, Bungendore 2621
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