The Best Pet-Friendly Hotels to Book in Sydney

Bring your four-legged friend along to Pier One Sydney Harbour and you'll be set up with a soft pet bed, food and water bowls
Bring your four-legged friend along to Pier One Sydney Harbour and you'll be set up with a soft pet bed, food and water bowls | Courtesy of Pier One Sydney Harbour, Autograph Collection /
Photo of Alexis James
29 October 2021

Sydney holds plenty of affection for furry companions. It’s tail(or)-made for them, with scenic walks and animal-friendly cafes to keep them in creature comforts. Then there’s the Dog Lovers Show: a hit every August at the Sydney Olympic Park; and the Barangaroo Reserve is a great place to walk your dog at any time of year, with the Harbour Bridge in full view. There is also plenty of pet-friendly accommodation in Sydney, and we’ve picked some of the best below – all bookable via Culture Trip.

The Langham, for five-star pooch pampering

Bright upscale room with king-size bed, chic blue-and-white carpet and French doors to balcony
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Pets are not only welcomed at this five-star hotel in the Rocks district – they are urged to join in with the pampering. Pet-sitting and dog-walking services are provided, while a pampered-pets gift selection includes Langham-branded pink beds, bowls, leashes, carriers and tennis balls. There’s even lactose-free, high-protein ice cream on the menu, along with a pick-me-up Puppiccino, containing goat’s milk with vitamins and antioxidants. While your four-legged friend is being indulged, head to the basement Chuan day spa for 90 minutes of stone therapy.

QT Hotel Sydney, for style and culinary treats

QT Sydney lounge with bright patterned rug and cushions, red curtains and banquette seating
Courtesy of QT Sydney / Expedia

If you own a dog that weighs in at under 20kg (44lbs), you’re all set to settle into one of QT Hotel’s splendid Pup Yeah! rooms. You’ll find a designer dog bed for your companion to sleep in, a minibar packed with Fido-friendly treats, and in-room “dogs’ dinner” menus that prioritise balanced meals with minimal fat and low sugar. Should your little darling have special dietary requirements, the chefs are on standby to whip up a bespoke dish. There’s even a walking and PupQ grooming service.

Crystalbrook Albion, for pet-friendly parks and cafes

Crystalbrook Albion's designer suite with '70s-style curtains, four-poster bed, dining table and in-room bathtub
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The two pet-friendly rooms at this hotel, near Prince Alfred Park, are on the ground floor, so you can be on your feet and out the door the moment your sweetie-pie starts wagging its tail. Along with the park, which is just 10 minutes away on foot, the Surry Hills area has dozens of places for your dogs and cats to enjoy, and staff here will be able to direct you to local walking spots and cafes. Each room comes with a soft pet bed, food and water bowls and the pet-proof godsend that is a hardwood floor. In a nutshell: full-on creature comforts. It’s a dog’s life!

Pier One Sydney Harbour – Autograph Collection, for prime waterfront views

Rustic chic room with large bed, exposed wood beams and dark leather and wood accents
Courtesy of Pier One Sydney Harbour – Autograph Collection /

This hotel has a prime location on the Sydney waterfront, and its Puppy Packages have plenty of perks – first and foremost, all pet-compatible rooms come with an aquatic view. Request one delivering direct access to the pier for an easy walkies route. In the room, discover the other treats for your four-legged guest. There’s a doggy bag (ready for you on arrival), an eco-friendly P.L.A.Y. bed, and Furf food and water bowls. What’s more, the hotel will donate $5 per booking to the RSPCA of New South Wales – so a break here is doing you good, while you help a deserving community of cuddly cuties.

Larmont Sydney, for a high-tech stay with bountiful room service

Modern room with large bed, couch, neutral carpet and large windows on two sides with city views
Courtesy of Larmont Sydney by Lancemore /

Four of the courtyard rooms at this modern hotel are reserved for animal guests, with a welcome treat, bed and food bowls all part of the deal. You will appreciate the private terrace and king-size bed that are part of the 25sqm (270sqft) room deal; meanwhile techy bonuses include a shiny Bose SoundTouch and smart television with Apple TV installed. The hotel has teamed up with eight local restaurants to provide a veritable room-service smorgasbord. Try the handmade pork buns from the wonderfully named Dumplings and Beer.

Medusa Hotel, for easy-access comfort

Snug, bright bedroom with pastel accents and French doors
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This hotel on Darlinghurst Road gets repeat custom for its reliably comfortable rooms – 18, ranging from grand to premium deluxe – and dogs are welcome to come along, provided you notify the hotel beforehand. By contrast with the majority of pet-friendly accommodation in Sydney, guests here are welcome to check in up to two dogs, and you’ll be allocated a ground floor courtyard room for when either or both need some exercise. Here on business? Private air-conditioned office rooms can be hired by the hour.

Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour, for extra guest perks

Large suite with high ceilings, exposed brick wall, art mural, king bed and sitting area in primary colours
Courtesy of Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour /

Ovolo hotels are renowned for their impressive lists of guest perks, from 24-hour gym access to free “loot bags” of goodies, and a fully stocked minibar that’s yours to raid on the house. No surprise, then, that this boutique property on Darling Harbour has more animal treats than you can throw a stick at: check out the pun-tastic V.I.Pooch package, packed with dog toys, snacks, a drinking and eating mat, and canine-friendly staff who are happy to give your cutie-pie a scratch behind the ear.

Kimpton Hotel Sydney, for canine red-carpet treatment

Luxury bedroom with king-size bed, plush dark-blue carpet and large windows
Courtesy of Kimpton Sydney, an IHG Hotel / Expedia

Founder Bill Kimpton would bring his dog Chianti to work back when the hotel chain was founded in 1981. So, it goes without saying that Kimpton hotels around the world roll out the red carpet for canine residents. This Art Deco-inspired hotel is no exception, conveniently located near the dog-walking paradise that is Hyde Park. There are no restrictions on the size or breed of your pet, so if it fits through the door it’s got a warm welcome here. Best of all, there are no additional cleaning charges or deposits.

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