September 1, 2018
To assist you with finding pet-friendly accommodation in Melbourne we have left no stone unturned! Read on to find the best places to stay in the Victorian capital and surrounds when travelling with a pet.
Element Melbourne Richmond
With pet-friendly balcony rooms, pooch-friendly minibar, toys and Moroccan pet beds, pawrents can pack light when staying with their furry friend. Their location near the Yarra River is a pawfect spot to take a pooch friendly ‘bike you can borrow’ for a spin in the great outdoors.
The hotel also offers a dog degustation menu, including dishes ‘The Good Dog’ (market fish with steamed carrot) and ‘The Quarter Hounder’ (pan-fried steak with green vegetables). Dishes from $24 each.
588 Swan Street, Richmond, Melbourne 3121
T 03 9112 8888
Stay at this luxury hotel in Melbourne, which is alive with edgy essence and punchy chic.
Guests will love the rooftop bar and your pooch will love the designer QT experience for fur babies.
The Pup Yeah Package is available to dogs under 20 kilos and includes a minibar packed with treats and a decadent in-room dogs’ dinner menus. Features and amenities include Pascale Bar & Grill, complimentary high-speed WiFi, complimentary in-room movies, wheelchair access, in-house gym, 24-hour reception and room service.
133 Russell Street, Melbourne 3000
Bring your dog to stay in this funky, modern hotel, which offers continental breakfast, happy-hour cocktails and guest laundry facilities. Located just 2 km from both Melbourne’s CBD and Queen Victoria Market, canine guests will be treated like VIPs and receive a complimentary pooch pack. Enjoy unique amenities in upgraded suites include dining areas, whirlpool tubs, games consoles and/or terraces with city views.
From $190 per night, a pet fee applies.
9 Little Bourke Street, Melbourne 3000
T 03 8692 0777
Best Western Melbourne
Formerly known as Pensione Hotel, this 114 bedroom hotel offers comfort and convenience all on a cost-effective budget. Located in the centre of Melbourne’s CBD, this stylish hotel is close to all attractions. Pets stay in their courtyard rooms.
16 Spencer Street, Melbourne 3000
T 3 9621 3333
Somerset on Elizabeth
Centrally located, Melbourne’s newest pet-friendly hotel, Somerset on Elizabeth, welcomes canine guests with cozy beds, bowls, and a complimentary welcome pack. Dogs also have access to an outdoor courtyard. For human travellers, there’s a gym, 24-reception desk, a spa pool or hot tub, WiFi as well as BBQ and laundry facilities. Pet packages are from $215 per night.
250 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne 3000
T 03 8665 8888
Quest Flemington Serviced Apartments
This is one of the largest pet-friendly serviced apartments in Melbourne with great facilities including a tennis court, swimming pool, beautiful serene garden, all within 5 minutes walk to the famous Flemington Racecourse, a tram ride to the hustle and bustle of the CBD. Separated living and dining area, fully equipped kitchen, private laundry and balcony, and two and three bedrooms apartments are all available for your convenience. Guests receive a range of complimentary services such as high-speed Wi-Fi internet, car parking, continental breakfast every morning and locally homemade pasta on arrival date.
600 Epsom Road, Flemington 3031
T 03 9371 2200
This unique group of serviced apartments in central Melbourne offers boutique short-stay accommodation for relocations, work stays, family holidays and getaways. There are many pet-friendly apartments available, (all located near large parks), and your pets stay for free!
T 03 9014 7385 / M 040 111 9429
Birches Serviced Apartments
Well-behaved pets are welcome to stay inside the stylish East Melbourne apartments. You will need to bring your own bowls and bedding for animals.
160 Simpson Street, East Melbourne 3002
T 03 94172344 / 1800 651 623
Boutique Stays (part of A Perfect Stay)
Offering a bespoke collection of homes in Melbourne’s most iconic neighbourhoods. With a wide range of 1,2, 3 and 4 bedroom properties, from apartments and terrace homes to cottages and houses, there’s the perfect accommodation option for everyone. Dog guests are welcome by prior arrangement in the pet-friendly properties within the portfolio.
T 1300 018 018 / 03 9646 3709
This elegant self-contained apartment is located 4km from the CBD providing modern, quiet, sunfilled accommodation alongside hectares of parkland. It has a private entrance through a delightful courtyard which your pets can enjoy and a spacious living area. Birds in a cage but check with the owner first, no cats please.
109 Walker Street, Clifton Hill 3068
T 03 9486 2121
Apartments of Melbourne Northbank
Located across from Crown Casino on the Northern bank of the Yarra River. These private pet-friendly apartments are modern with balconies overlooking the Yarra River or the city centre. Small dogs and cats are welcome in selected rooms in the standard apartments. A pet cleaning fee applies.
555 Flinders St, Melbourne 3000
T 03 9021 6955
This 2-bedroom self-contained cottage is set on 10 acres and offers bush walks, hikes, bike riding available, small breed dogs and horses are welcome by negotiation. Melbourne 1 hour, Geelong 30min. $80 per couple weeknights, $90 per couple Fri-Sun.
Clifton View Road, Anakie 3221
T 03 5284 1512
Stay in the pet-friendly cottage or 3-bedroom farm stay house. Set on ten acres, just 6 minutes out of Seymour on the road to Yea. Located in the Trawool Valley with stunning views, guests can enjoy a hearty cooked breakfast. You can dine in your cottage, with complimentary room service if the weather is cold, in the dining room or on the deck to listen to the birds singing. Dogs, cats, rabbits, caged birds and horses have all been previous pet guests at Trawoolshed. Pets are welcome inside and there is a paddock for other animals. From $130 per night.
8447 Goulburn Valley Highway, Trawool 3660
Crystal Brook Tourist Park
This pet-friendly tourist park is located 20 kms from the CBD of Melbourne. It has designated pet-friendly cabins and villas and allows pets on powered sites. Up to medium-sized dogs are welcome. There is a pet policy form that pet owners are asked to sign.
182 Heidelberg-Warrandyte Road, DONCASTER EAST 3109
T 03 9844 3637
Carrum Downs Holiday Park
This holiday park, less than an hour’s drive from Melbourne, welcomes pets on powered sites, and even has its own off-leash area, with a dog park just next door! Facilities include an outdoor pool, a large BBQ area and community kitchen.
1165 Frankston-Dandenong Road, Carrum Downs 3201
Carrum Downs Motel
This motel has designated pet-friendly rooms. Facilities include a kitchenette, electric blanket, hairdryer, LCD TV and open space living with sofa. $112 per night. There is a $100 pet bond.
1165 Frankston-Dandenong Road, Carrum Downs 3201
T 03 9782 1292
Located 50 minutes from Melbourne CBD, this motel offers two types of pet-friendly accommodation in double or family rooms and is a great gateway between the fabulous surrounding suburbs of Mornington Peninsula. Facilities include an outdoor pool, BBQ facilities, toaster, tea & coffee making facilities, remote controlled television, ironing board and clothes airier. Please contact the managers for pet-friendly bookings.
1325 Frankston-Dandenong Road, Carrum Downs 3201
T 03 9786 8355
Corio Bay Motel
This motel welcomes small to medium dogs, a maximum of 2 dogs are welcome in the dog- friendly queen room. A water bowl is provided. All linen supplied.
292-295 Princes Highway, Corio, North Geelong 3214
T 03 5275 1489
Bells By The Beach
This property has a fully fenced dog-friendly coastal garden, 500m to the dog beach. Dogs can stay and sleep inside. Pet treats on arrival, beds, blankets, towels, toys and warm outdoor shower. Dogs, cats and birds in cages welcome. The 3-bedroom property has a self-catering kitchen with dishwasher and cooking facilities, bathroom with double walk-in shower, two toilets, laundry facilities, and a BBQ area. Other creature comforts – full ducted heating, ceiling fans, large living/dining area, single car garage, internal house access, and off-street parking. Dog-friendly cafes abound in Ocean Grove and surrounding townships. Nightly Rates: $200 to $280
24 Roditis Drive, Ocean Grove 3226
T 03 5255 3839
M 0403 221 737
This charming 4-bedroom period style cottage situated directly opposite Port Phillip Bay in the small fishing village of Indented Head (90 minutes from Melbourne) nestled between Portarlington and St Leonard’s (a few minutes drive) either way. Pets welcome (well-behaved pets) off furniture and there is a large grassed back and front yard (enclosed with fence for kids and dogs), backyard contains safe playground with 2 swings, slide and tree house and sandpit for children.
Indented Head Beach House
This spacious family and pet-friendly holiday rental has 3-bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, a large fully fenced backyard and 200m from the beach.
Indented Head, Bellarine Peninsula 3223
M 0487 678 787
At the Beach – Phillip Island
Pets are welcome at this affordable 2-bedroom cottage. The property is well equipped and provides you with all the comforts one needs for an enjoyable holiday. Set in a quiet street, it’s an easy walk to Smiths beach and has a very secure pet-friendly backyard – and perfect deck to spend some time outside.
34 Galleon Cres, Sunset Strip 3922
M 0400 675 430
Located 90 kms NE from Melbourne, these luxury self-contained cottages on 20 acres are nestled amidst an orchard of chestnut trees. Enjoy the spa, a log fire and experience peace, tranquillity and leave refreshed. Every season is a delight at Chestnut Glade. Pets welcome when staying in Lucenti Cottage – kennel provided.
20 Manby Road, Narbethong 3778
T 03 5963 7103
This cosy 2-bedroom cottage is located 2 hours and 15 minutes from Melbourne and sleeps 6 people. It is child and pet-friendly with a renovated caravan for the kids to play in (or the parents to hide), an open plan living area with aircon/heater and cosy fireplace, a beautiful, fully fenced native garden with a large deck and BBQ. The patrolled beach is only a 15 min walk away or a 5 min drive (please note that dog restrictions apply in summer and dogs must be on lead). The property has a huge selection of DVDs, board games, books and gigantic trampoline and large dolls house, Lego, train tracks and swing. While dogs are welcome, please contact if bringing other types of pets.
Venus Bay 3956
M 0438 986 774
Fawkner off-leash Park, South Yarra Melbourne