The Best Pet-Friendly Hotels in Austin, Texas

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Find your perfect pet parlour | Courtesy of Aloft Austin / Expedia
Justine Harrington

As one of the most dog-loving cities in the USA, you won’t be disappointed by this selection of pet-friendly hotels in Austin, complete with gourmet treats and comfy dog beds. Cats and birds are welcome too.

Don’t want to leave your dog at home? The state capital of Texas is a great place to bring your pet along with you. In fact, it’s regarded as one of the most pet-friendly cities in the USA, with the most dog-friendly restaurants and hotels per capita. Check out the best pet-friendly hotels in Austin and book your stay with Culture Trip.

1. The Archer

Boutique Hotel

Bedroom with modern and subtle decor in elegant greys at the Archer in Austin
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A seamless blend of laid-back, Texan-chic decor and four-star luxury, the Archer Hotel, in the heart of The Domain shopping district, is a welcoming spot for pups and people alike. While you enjoy amenities, such as the sleek pool patio and delicious new American cuisine at Second Bar + Kitchen, your pet will appreciate the complimentary Buddy Biscuit treats, plush green dinosaur chew toy from Austin’s Phydeaux & Friends, stainless steel bowls, and doggie bed.

2. Kimpton Van Zandt

Boutique Hotel, Hotel

A rooftop pool with blue-cushioned lounge chairs and seating area with fireplace at the Kimpton Hotel Van Zandt, Austin
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Named after legendary homegrown guitarist Townes Van Zandt, Hotel Van Zandt is fittingly decked out with music-inspired design flourishes and artwork: light fixtures made from musical instruments, an extensive vintage record collection in the lobby, and even live music at Geraldine’s. Conveniently, pets of any size are welcome for no additional fee (cats and dogs alike). Not to mention, the hotel offers pet-sitting and dog-walking services.

3. The Driskill

Hotel

Driskill 2
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Furry friends are welcome at the Driskill, a grand, Romanesque-style pet-friendly hotel in Austin, whose every architectural detail (vaulted ceilings, chandeliers, marble floors, tall columns) exudes Old World elegance. Pet-friendly perks include a bed, dishes and mat, dog treats, bottled spring water, a supply of doggie business bags, and even a map of the city with designated pet-friendly areas.

4. The Line Austin

Hotel

LINE Austin
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Not only is the Line one of downtown’s hottest hotels — with its picture-perfect views of Lady Bird Lake, glamorous infinity pool, and strikingly designed interiors — it’s also one of the most pet-friendly hotels in Austin. All dogs stay free here (with no weight limits), and the hotel allows other animals (such as birds and cats) as well. The front desk gives out water bowls, housemade peanut butter and bacon treats, and bags. Staff are always happy to provide neighborhood recommendations for walks, parks, and pup-friendly bars and restaurants.

5. The Otis

Hotel

Otis Hotel
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Bring your four-legged pal to the Otis, a boutique pet-friendly hotel in Austin’s UT campus district. Alongside thoughtful amenities for the humans, such as in-room record players and an open-air wine/tapas lounge, the Otis provides a pet-friendly program. For a non-refundable fee, guests receive a dog bed, dog toys, food and water bowls, and waste bags.

6. Aloft Austin Downtown

Hotel

Aloft
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Doggy guests will love staying at Aloft Downtown, whose central location makes it the ideal base camp for exploring Sixth Street, Red River, Rainey Street, and other prime downtown attractions. Two pets (up to 40lbs) are welcome for no additional fee. Both dogs and cats are allowed, plus there’s a grassy area near the property and complimentary dog treats are available at the front desk.

7. The Carpenter

Boutique Hotel

Outdoor pool area with lounge chairs, large tree and retro hotel behind it at the Carpenter Hotel in Austin
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No other hotel in town embodies the Austin spirit like The Carpenter does, with its funky, locally sourced style, cool location (in an old union hall, tucked behind a grove of pecan trees, in the Barton Springs area) and minimalist-chic decor. In keeping with the city’s widespread love of dogs, pets of any size and type are welcome at the Carpenter for no additional fee.

8. Hotel Indigo Downtown Austin

Hotel

Hotel Indigo Austin
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Offering an upscale boutique hotel experience in a convenient location (right across from iconic Stubb’s in the Red River district), Hotel Indigo Downtown boasts a year-round rooftop pool and bar with sweeping views of the city. This pet-friendly Austin hotel is a haven for those looking to get a taste of the city’s nightlife. Pets can enjoy a stay for an additional fee; the hotel accepts two pets, up to 50lbs each.

Looking for more places to stay in Austin? Discover our guide to Austin’s best family-friendly hotels, or explore the city like a local from the comfort of one of these top Austin apartments — all bookable with Culture Trip.

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