Top Dog-Friendly Accommodation in Canberra

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Planning a trip with your pup to the capital city of Australia? Our list of the best dog-friendly accommodations in Canberra has got you covered!

Whether you’re travelling for work or fun, it’s never a nice feeling leaving Fido at home. And if you wanted to take your pet along, you’d have to spend hours scrolling through countless websites and reviews. But don’t worry; our list of the best dog-friendly accommodations in Canberra will save you all that time and effort.


Abode Kingston

Pomeranians enjoying their stay at a dog-friendly accommodation in Canberra
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The Abode Kingston is a dog-friendly hotel located in the heart of Canberra’s inner south. What’s great about this accommodation is that it’s only a 10-minute drive to Canberra CBD and a 12-minute drive to Canberra International Airport. 

Their ‘Pet Package’ includes a pet-friendly room, complimentary bottled water, a Pet Circle discount voucher, unlimited Wi-Fi and free parking (based on availability). If you’re going to stay here, keep in mind that their pet package rate includes one pet only, and an additional charge of $50 will incur for a second pet. 

Pacific Suites Canberra

Dalmatian staying at a dog-friendly accommodation in Canberra
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Dogs, cats and birds are welcome to stay at the Pacific Suites Canberra. Modern and self-contained, this hotel has a fitness centre and outdoor swimming pool for your recreational needs. This dog-friendly accommodation in Canberra is located in a trendy neighbourhood and within short walking distance from Canberra’s bars, restaurants and entertainment district. 

Only select rooms are designated as pet-friendly, so you’ll need to inform the hotel about your pet before your stay!

ibis Styles Canberra

Dachshund staying at ibis Styles, a dog-friendly accommodation in Canberra
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At ibis Styles Canberra, you’ll get the best of both worlds as you’ll be staying in a quiet suburb that’s only minutes from main attractions in Canberra’s CBD! 

Each room includes tea and coffee-making facilities, free Wi-Fi, a small refrigerator and a private bathroom. If you’re staying in the summertime, you can spend your vacation relaxing by the outdoor pool. 

The dog-friendly rooms are allocated to the standard and superior rooms. However, since pets are only allowed on request, you’ll need to advise the staff that you’re bringing Fido before arrival. 

Nishi Apartments, Canberra

Two dogs staying in a dog-friendly accommodation in Canberra
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Treat yourself and Fido to a luxury boutique hotel stay in the heart of Canberra. Nishi Holiday Apartments is part of Ovolo Hotels, a chain of super dog-friendly hotels, so there’s no doubt your pup will be welcome here! You can expect a Queen sized bed, fully-equipped kitchen, laundry, and more in your room. 

Your four-legged travel companion will be made comfortable thanks to their V.I.Pooch package. For an additional $80, Fido can enjoy a doggy bed, feeding mat, food bowl, treats and toys! 

Travelling to Sydney and looking for accommodation that welcomes pets but doesn’t break the bank? Check out our list of the best budget dog-friendly hotels in Sydney. 


River Motel Queanbeyan

River Motel Queanbeyan, a dog-friendly accommodation in Canberra
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If you’re looking for dog-friendly accommodation in Canberra that’s up-market yet affordable, then the River Motel in Queanbeyan is for you! Picture taking Fido for a stroll along the Queanbeyan River and hitting up one of the local cafes – all at your doorstep. 

Dogs are welcome to stay in the Queen Motel Room, which sleeps 2-6 guests. This motel has everything that will make your stay comfortable, such as air conditioning, heating, a mini-fridge, a desk, Wi-Fi and more!

Queanbeyan Motel

Queanbeyan Motel, dog-friendly accommodation in Canberra
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Book your next stay at the Queanbeyan Motel and immerse yourself in all that Canberra has to offer. This dog-friendly accommodation is located near Canberra CBD and landmarks such as the Parliament House and War Memorial. 

For a small pet fee, Fido can be your full-time travel buddy. However, you’ll need to call the motel to confirm if the dog-friendly rooms are available. 

While you’re out and about, treat your four-legged friend to a puppuccino from one of these dog-friendly cafes in Canberra!

Grand Manor Motor Inn

Dog-friendly room at the Grand Manor Motor Inn
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Make the Grand Manor Motor Inn your home away from home. With an on-site restaurant and bar, this comfortable yet affordable dog-friendly accommodation in Canberra is paw-fect for you and your pup. 

Guests highly rate the Grand Manor Motor Inn for its cleanliness, self-contained rooms and, most importantly, its dog-friendliness. Plus, there’s no extra charge for pets!

Bed and Breakfasts

Canberra Retreat Bed & Breakfast

'Dogs welcome' sign at Canberra Retreat Bed & Breakfast
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A peaceful and private retreat awaits you and your pup at Canberra Retreat Bed & Breakfast. Disconnect from the buzz of the city and reconnect with nature in a quiet and leafy suburb. Fido will have a field day watching the abundance of birdlife that inhabits the area! 

Pets are welcome to stay for a one-off fee of $50. The premises has a fully enclosed and spacious backyard for your pup to sniff until their heart’s content.

Lyttle Cook Bed & Breakfast

Inside Lyttle Cook Bed & Breakfast
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Owner and host of Lyttle Cook B&B, Maryanne loves animals so much that dogs, cats and even birds are welcome to stay at her cosy B&B! This dog-friendly accommodation in Canberra is close to bike paths, Canberra city and is only a short walk from an off-leash dog park. 

As for amenities, you can enjoy free Wi-Fi, a TV, a fully serviced kitchen and air conditioning, all from the comfort of your studio. Continental breakfast is also provided on your first day.


Hidden Gem in Canberra’s CBD

Kitchen and dining room of a dog-friendly Airbnb
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If you’re keen to explore the ins and outs of Canberra’s CBD, then you’ll want to book this dog-friendly Airbnb.  Besides its convenient location, this apartment also comes with all the essentials you would need, such as kitchen and dining facilities, free parking on the premises, air conditioning and more! 

Samandas Luxe Style Home

The living room of Samandas Luxe Style Home – a dog-friendly Airbnb in Canberra
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Treat yourself to a luxury apartment stay at Samandas Luxe Style Home. Its secure courtyard, rural feel and proximity to walking tracks set this dog-friendly accommodation in Canberra apart from the rest.

The modern apartment backs onto a nature reserve which is great entertainment for your pup, as they can sunbathe on the deck and birdwatch! If it couldn’t get any better, the local shops and restaurants are all within walking distance. For the city-goers, Canberra’s CBD is only a 20-minute drive away. 

If your heart’s set on staying here, make sure you advise the owner about your pet when booking! 

Looking for more dog-friendly accommodation in Australia? Check out these luxurious pet-friendly hotels in Sydney or read our list of the best dog-friendly accommodations on the Sunshine Coast.