June 1, 2019
Whether you’re travelling for fun, business or relocating, we understand you can’t bear leaving your best mate behind. Here are some of the best pet-friendly places to stay in Sydney. From the best-loved suburbs of Bondi, Balmain and the CBD.
Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour
This chic hotel in a former 19th-century wool warehouse is located close to the Sydney Fish Market and Cockle Bay. Pampered pooches are most welcome and receive a complimentary goodie bag and VIP treatment.
Facilities include free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and iPads, a trendy restaurant/bar, and free access to a nearby fitness centre. Rooms from $200 per night plus pet fee.
139 Murray Street, Pyrmont 2009
T 02 8586 1888
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Citadines Connect Sydney Airport
This hotel is taking pet friendly to the next level.
Located in Mascot near Sydney airport this hotel has a 12 pm late checkout, which is ideal for those travelling further afield.
Stay in one of their animal-friendly courtyard rooms, which welcome both cats and dogs, and expect a warm welcome from the team, doggy beds and lots of cuddles also provided.
121 Baxter Road, Mascot 2020
T 02 8303 8888
Stay in this heritage listed building on the pier with your pooch.
Each pet-friendly room is decked out with a plush dog bed, a no-mess eating and drinking mat, separate food and water bowls.
While guests of Ovolo can enjoy a Loot Bag full of snacks, V.I.Pooch’s can enjoy a designer ‘Doggy Bag’ containing woof-worthy dog toys, healthy dog snacks and handy poop bags to bring along on walks, hikes and adventures all around town.
Pets stay for an additional cost of AU$80 per night.
6 Cowper Wharf Roadway, Woolloomooloo 2011
T 02 9331 9000
Sydney Harbour Bed & Breakfast
Conveniently located in the heart of The Rocks, this cosy Bed and Breakfast is an ideal spot from which to discover Sydney. Being an older building there are no lifts. Pets are welcome on request but charges may apply.
140-142 Cumberland Street, The Rocks 2000
T 02 9247 1130
This boutique hotel by Crystalbrook is located in Sydney’s Surry Hills. They have a few select rooms located on the ground floor, which are pet-friendly. Ideally located to explore Sydney’s best restaurants, this stylish hotel has a rooftop garden – perfect for a quiet drink. Up to two small pets per room – around 10-12Kg each, or one for a max of 25Kg. Cats also welcome. Please contact prior to arrival to ensure the reservation is set up correctly and assigned to a pet-friendly room. A pet fee applies and includes a super soft bed and food/water bowls.
21 Little Albion Street, Surry Hills 2010
T 02 8029 790
The Ultimo Hotel
This boutique pet-friendly accommodation is the world’s first astrology hotel and features modern accommodation in Haymarket, Sydney’s Chinatown. The heritage-listed building is a reminder of Sydney’s bustling and vibrant commercial heritage, which continues to this day.
If leaving your dog at the kennel spoils your boutique hotel break, try one of their animal-friendly courtyard rooms which welcome pets from pups to pussycats. Doggy bed, Fido’s food and lots of cuddles from the team provided.
37 Ultimo Road, Sydney 2000
T 1800 101 100
Located inside Sydney’s Centennial Parklands, and with a total of over 154 acres of off-leash space to explore, the Residences offer two types of pet-friendly accommodation. Guests can stay at The Superintendent’s Residence which sleeps 8 people + pets or The Ranger’s Residence which sleeps 6 people + pets.
Centennial Park 2021
T 02 8123 1980
Bondi Beachside Stunner
This modern 2-bedroom apartment is set in a great location directly across the road from the Beach, and close to restaurants and bars. Pets welcome on request (small additional cleaning cost). From $336 per night.
Bondi Beach 2026
An Oasis in the City
This bed & breakfast has harbour views, a private deck and 2 dog-friendly off-leash parks in the vicinity. Well-behaved pets are allowed inside with their owners, and a continental breakfast is included in the tariff. Just 10 minutes by car from the CBD, there is also good bus and ferry transportation into the centre. Off-street parking is available.
20 Colgate Avenue, Balmain 2041
T 02 9810 3487
Inner City Terrace – pet-friendly with garage
This 2-bedroom terrace home in the charming village-like suburb of Annandale, yet only 6km to the city centre and 7.5km from Sydney Airport. Stroll to local cafes and restaurants, experience dog-friendly Blackwattle Bay foreshore walk, or sophisticated dining options at Tramshed.
Previously named in the Top 20 Most Affordable Hotels in Australia, this 3-star accommodation has 70 rooms and is located in the suburb of Kirribilli near Parliament House. Domesticated cats and small dogs are welcome but animals are not to be left alone in the guest rooms. The Lodge is just 6 minutes away by ferry to the CBD. Pet-friendly features include a room with a balcony, a large grassy garden and spectacular walks along the harbour foreshore. A pet fee applies.
12a Carabella Street, Kirribilli 2061
T 1 800 121 011
Sydney Langham Hotel
This luxury 5-star hotel offers your pets a service to remember. The Pampered Pets Program provides owners with dedicated ‘Pet Room Service Menu’ featuring dishes made from fresh produce. Your cat or dog will enjoy their very own custom-made Langham plush bed, custom Langham food and water bowls and a bag of gourmet treats upon check-in. A nightly charge of $70 per pet applies.
89-113 Kent Street, Sydney 2000
T 02 9256 2222
The Hughenden Boutique Hotel
The Hughenden is Sydney’s premier pet-friendly hotel and dedicated to ensuring your stay is as comfortable as possible for both you and your pet. The hotel offers a range of pet-friendly rooms, plus there are a number of areas in the hotel where your four-legged friend is welcome… and can even join you for breakfast! All kinds of pets are welcome and can help arrange services such as dog-walking and pet-sitting. And Centennial Parklands is just across the road, with special leash-free areas so pups can run amok!
14 Queen Street, Woollahra 2025
T 029363 4863/1800 642 432
Newtown Cottage ‘Jean Eileen’
This 2-bedroom cottage welcomes pets and is within easy reach of Newtown Station and bus routes. Facilities include Fully-equipped Kitchen, Air Conditioning, and courtyard. From $250 per night.
213 Australia Street, Newtown 2042
M 0425 262 033
Medina Serviced Apartments North Ryde
These apartments offer you space, style, and service in the northern Sydney suburb of North Ryde. All of the apartments are pet-friendly with a courtyard in each of them. Bedding, bowls and a treat are provided on check-in.
2-12 Busaco Road, North Ryde 2113
T 02 9876 7000
Sheralee Tourist Caravan Park
This is the closest caravan park to Sydney CBD & Sydney Airport. There are 30 powered and 70 unpowered sites available for caravans, campers, and motorhomes.
T 02 9567 7161
88 Bryant Street, Rockdale 2216
Le Maisonette Cottage
This private & welcoming self-contained cottage situated in a leafy residential area whilst conveniently being just minutes from Westfield Parramatta, shops and restaurants. Pets considered – please enquire before booking. From $170 per night.
A Townhouse on Stafford
Fully furnished self-contained and fully air-conditioned with a large enclosed outdoor living area, 2 bathrooms and adequate sleeping arrangements for up to 8 persons offers you all the amenities of home including linen and towels. The fully self-contained kitchen has modern conveniences including a dishwasher, microwave and large family size refrigerator/freezer. The Lounge area has a large TV/Foxtel and air conditioning. The laundry is equipped with washing machine. The Townhouse is serviced on a regular basis. Pets are permitted inside, Secure, fully fenced running area Pets are not permitted in the upstairs area of the Townhouse where the bedrooms and bathrooms are situated.
186 River Road, Leonay 2750 (Penrith area)
T 4735 8692
M 0403 195 225
Rusty the dog has become a bit of a poster boy for The Hughenden (handsome devil he is, too!)
This is Earl, a lovely Russian Blue, who was a long-stay guest along with his sister at The Hughenden, Dora and their humans.
For more great places to stay grab a copy of the book Travelling with Pets on Australia’s East Coast.