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.
Stay at this luxury pad with your dog and enjoy a casual sense of salty cool. Your new accommodation in Bondi is more than a room, this is your own beachside space. A place for coastal calm to wash away the day, and a little rejuvenating luxury before ever more sun-kissed play.
The pet-friendly rooms include a doggie minibar packed with treats, an in-room dogs’ dinner menu and walking service is available at selected properties.
6 Beach Road, Bondi Beach 2026
The Bungalows at Bondi
These self-contained bungalows with full kitchens, private bathrooms and private balconies offer luxury designer accommodation in the heart of North Bondi Village. One dog per Bungalow is allowed with a maximum weight of 20kilos. The Bungalows at Bondi provide a dog bed and dog bowls. There is a $15 a day charge for furry friends. Furry friends must be house trained and well behaved.
The Bungalows at Bondi are a collection of 12 new boutique fully furnished apartments just 250 steps from the sand at Bondi Beach. Flexible lease terms are available.
298 Campbell Parade, North Bondi 2026
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.
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139 Murray Street, Pyrmont 2009
T 02 8586 1888
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
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. The hotel has accommodated dogs, cats, rabbits and also had several parrots. To claim a special 10% discount – please do the following:
Click on the “Book your room” button, enter your stay dates and on top of the page enter the corporate promo code “ petfriendly”. The discount will be automatically applied to the courtyard room.
37 Ultimo Road, Sydney 2000
T 1800 101 100
Located in Sydney’s CBD, just a 15 minutes’ walk from Circular Quay and the Royal Botanic Gardens, this 5-star hotel welcomes dogs to their Pup Yeah Package. It is part art deco masterpiece, part heritage theatre situated in between the Sydney Tower and Queen Victoria Building. Give your pooch a stay they won’t forget with a special menu, bespoke treats and exclusive pamper sessions. Features include free WIFI, a restaurant and bar, gym and day spa.
49 Market Street, Sydney 2000
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.Pooches 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
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
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
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
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
If you are searching for small dog-friendly accommodation in Penrith, Sydney, this is a good option.
Consisting of studios, which are a great alternative to a hotel room, as they offer the convenience of a kitchenette. Quest Penrith also offers one and two-bedroom apartments. Each of the apartments includes a fully serviced kitchen and laundry facilities to create a home-away-from-home experience. The modern apartments provide plenty of open space, making them the perfect environment for larger groups of friends, families, and colleagues to both live and work in.
Located on Lord Sheffield Circuit, strategically positioned within close proximity of the Penrith Train Station and just a short stroll from Westfield Penrith. Limited secure onsite car parking is available at a surcharge, with pre-booking recommended.
The pet-friendly rooms are equipped with a pet bed and dogs are given treats on arrival.
While small dogs are welcome, a $250 security bond is taken on arrival. Please contact before booking to inform them you are bringing a pet. A maximum of 2 pets allowed per apartment. Dogs up to 20 kgs are permitted.
A pet-friendly nightly cleaning fee of $39 applies per room
83 Lord Sheffield Circuit, Penrith 2750
T +61 2 9136 1100
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.