The Best Pet-Friendly Hotels to Book in Richmond, Canada

Watch planes take off from the bar at the Westin Wall Centre
Watch planes take off from the bar at the Westin Wall Centre | Courtesy of The Westin Wall Centre /
Debra Smith

Richmond hugs the shore of the mighty Fraser River. Once a historic fishing village, the city has a population of a quarter of a million people. It’s no wonder, then, that the Richmond Night Market is a bustling attraction in the summer months, with over 100 vendors selling everything from grilled squid to artisanal handicrafts. Bring your pet along for a weekend of exploring, and stay in one of the best pet-friendly hotels in Richmond, Canada – bookable on Culture Trip.

1. Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel, for traveling with ease


Bedroom with two beds with white linen at the Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel
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Sniffing out pet-friendly hotels in Richmond? Look no further than the Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel. Clean, comfortable and contemporary rooms have beds piled with pillows and balconies in every unit – while spotless marble baths have walk-in showers or baths upon request. Move up to the Club Level for all-day concierge service and small snacks in the Club Lounge, or hit the Dumpling Trail, and try some of the 20 restaurants on this favorite foodie walk.

2. Queens Hotel, for morning walkies


Reception with a red feature wall at the Queens Hotel
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The family-friendly Queens Hotel in New Westminster is a historic 24-room two-story hotel originally built in 1958 as a motel. Now sporting all the modern conveniences including microwaves and refrigerators in every room, Queens is also very pet-friendly. Your pup will appreciate the short walk to Ryall Park or a longer half-hour stroll to Port Royal Park, where the Annacis Channel meets the Fraser River. There’s a pet weight limit of 45lbs (20kg), and reservations are recommended. It’s a quick half-hour drive from Vancouver International Airport to the hotel, where the staff speak a multitude of languages – including woofs.

3. The Steveston Cafe & Hotel, for afternoon strolls through the park


Bedroom with a grey feature wall at the Steveston Cafe and Hotel
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One of the oldest dog-friendly hotels in Richmond, the Steveston has been around since 1895. Guests rave about the huge breakfasts at the cafe – follow one up with a stroll around the fishing docks, boutiques and shops or the large off-leash dog park nearby. Choose from comfortable rooms and suites with free parking, and enjoy the live music at the Buck & Ear Pub in the evenings.

4. Holiday Inn Vancouver Airport, an IHG Hotel, for fantastic service from start to finish


External view of the illuminated Holiday Inn Vancouver Airport, an IHG Hotel
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An excellent dog-friendly hotel in Richmond, the HI Airport gets high marks for friendly, caring staff – from the shuttle driver to the manager. You’ll find plenty to do in the area, from shopping at the largest mall in Richmond – just 3km (2mi) away – to visiting the Gulf of Georgia Cannery, a National Historic site. There’s a huge, complimentary breakfast buffet, as well as microwaves and mini-fridges in every room – while little extras include white-noise machines and electric-vehicle chargers.

5. Hilton Vancouver Airport, for enjoying mountain views with your fur baby


Elegant reception with beige sofas and egg-shaped armchairs at the Hilton Vancouver Airport
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Conveniently located 30 minutes from Downtown Vancouver by car or Skytrain, the Hilton Airport is one of the top pet-friendly hotels in Richmond. You and your pet can enjoy views of the mountains and the ocean from one of the top-floor rooms. Take a walk along River Road that overlooks the Fraser River, or drive to VanDusen Botanical Gardens – just 15 minutes away. The hotel is close to many restaurants and cafes and the Richmond Public Market.

6. The Westin Wall Centre, Vancouver Airport, for central convenience


Bedroom with a large double bed at the Westin Wall Centre, Vancouver Airport,
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You bet you’ve found an ideal pet-friendly hotel at the Westin Wall Centre. After a pleasant greeting by the accommodating and professional staff, retire to your soundproof room with views of Downtown Richmond or the harbor. There’s no pet fee at this hotel, so save your loonies for a trip to River Rock Casino, the Richmond Olympic Experience or several nearby malls.

7. Accent Inns Vancouver Airport, where all kinds of pets are welcome


Neon-colored room at the Accent Inns Vancouver Airport
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Paws down the most pet-friendly hotel in Richmond, and we do mean pets – furry, feathery or reptilian. Your pets (two is usual, more are up for discussion) can even enjoy this retro-influenced hotel on their own in your room for short periods – an unusual perk. They’ll find treats and water bowls at the ready and green space outside for walkies. Every room or suite comes with a kitchenette – while the lobby stocks comic books and vinyl records, and every guest goes home with a rubber ducky as a memento.

8. Vancouver Airport Marriott, for cozy nights in curled up with your furry friend


Bedroom with a desk and two beds at the Vancouver Airport Marriott
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Pamper your pooch – or two – at the stylish Marriott, where the modern rooms are clean and bright. Enjoy a room with a rainfall shower, or upgrade to the M Level, where you’ll find the M Club Lounge open 24 hours a day with soft drinks and snacks. Every room has pillow-top beds with luxury linens – where every member of the family can curl up for a comfortable sleep.

9. Fairmont Vancouver Airport In-Terminal Hotel, for a taste of luxury


Bedroom with mountain views at the Fairmont Vancouver Airport In-Terminal Hotel
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The Fairmont’s canine ambassadors are legendary throughout the chain, so it’s no surprise that Fairmont Vancouver Airport leads the pack as a luxury dog-friendly hotel in Richmond. Your pup will find a dog bowl, treats and a comfy dog bed complete with a pillow upon arrival. Two-legged guests can expect warm hospitality, well-appointed guest rooms and suites and superior service. Fairmont Gold Level guests have a dedicated concierge and daily snacks available in the private Gold Lounge. Evenings bring live music in the lobby bar or a quiet night behind soundproof floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the North Shore Mountains.

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