Posted Wed 15 Mar 2023 at 09:00am
From luxury hotels to stunning Airbnbs, and beachy holiday homes, these are the best dog-friendly accommodations in NSW.
Every once in a while, it’s important to disconnect from the daily grind and rejuvenate the mind and soul with a getaway. With endless accommodation options available, finding one that welcomes both you and your pup can prove to be difficult. Whether you’re looking for a luxury stay, a budget-friendly vacation or a cosy escape, our list of the best dog-friendly accommodation in NSW has got you sorted!
The Langham Sydney, The Rocks
When it comes to the best luxury dog-friendly accommodation in NSW, The Langham Sydney, certainly takes first place on the podium. With opulent rooms and stunning views of the harbour, you’ll never want to leave!
Your pup will feel right at home thanks to their ‘pampered pets staycation package’. Fido will be spoiled with breakfast in bed, a private dining experience, a specially designed dog menu and a gift bag with treats and toys! If you plan to duck out, you can add three hours of pet sitting onto your package for $180.
Two pets (no more than 20 kgs) are allowed. However, if you’ve got more four-legged friends, you can bring them all along for an additional $120 per pet each night.
The Old Clare Hotel, Chippendale
If you’re looking for a more affordable dog-friendly accommodation in NSW that doesn’t break the bank, then The Old Clare Hotel is a great option! Located in Chippendale, this hotel offers close access to the city without being right amongst the hustle and bustle.
A maximum of two pets are allowed at a time for $100 per pet per night. Pooches will receive a ceramic bowl, a plush toy, and an in-room meal service. While The Old Clare Hotel loves playing host to furry visitors, there are specific areas where pets are not permitted. It’s best to confirm which areas are a no-go zone for dogs upon checking in.
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The Ovolo is a super dog-friendly hotel chain in Australia, so you can’t go wrong with a stay here! Its Woolloomooloo location is located in close proximity to the Sydney Opera House and The Rocks. For the full superstar treatment, you can book their V.I.Pooch Package for an extra $80 per pet. Bedding, treats, toys, a mat, a bowl and more are included in the package.
Nishi Holiday Apartments is part of the Ovolo Hotel chain and offers a luxury boutique stay in the heart of Canberra. Their pet-friendly accommodation includes a queen-sized bed, a fully-equipped kitchen, laundry and more. Their V.I.Pooch package is also available here.
If you’re heading to the ACT and need a place to stay with Fido, check out our list of the best dog-friendly accommodation in Canberra.
Designer Beach Home in Casuarina
Located near the QLD and NSW border, this dog-friendly Airbnb offers a beachy escape in the picturesque town of Kingscliff. There’s a saltwater lap pool for Fido to splash in, which is great if your dog is learning to swim or doesn’t like the beach.
If the modern furnishings weren’t enough to get you excited, pets are also welcome without any fees! Oh, and did we mention that this Airbnb is located right opposite the beach? Talk about relaxation!
Huskisson Dog-Friendly Getaway
Nestled in the quiet town of Huskission, this dog-friendly getaway is only a short drive away from the popular Jervis Bay. Access to cute cafes, restaurants in tree houses, pristine beaches and more are all within your reach.
Designed with a coastal cottage feel in mind, this dog-friendly accommodation in NSW has 2 bedrooms, a living room, a bathroom and an outdoor dining area. Perch your pooch on the outdoor deck while you relish your home-cooked meal. After a day of sunbathing at the beach, you can light a cosy campfire in the outdoor area.
Dog-Friendly Escape on Balmain’s Harbour
Luxury Airbnbs are easy to find, but dog-friendly ones are hard to come by! If you’re in the mood to treat Fido and yourself to a 5-start getaway, you’ll want to check out this dog-friendly escape on Balmain’s Harbour.
Located in the heart of Balmain, you’re within close proximity to some of the best dog-friendly pubs, bars, cafes and parks in town! You can even take Fido for a special doggy dinner at The Balmain Hotel.
There are four bedrooms and three different levels to the duplex, so your pup can venture around the property as they please. With a heated pool, a dog beach and a park next door, this may just be the dog-friendly accommodation of your dreams!
Check out our blog to discover more dog-friendly Airbnbs in Sydney.
Cottages, Apartments & Holiday Homes
Sea Horse Diamond Beach
Dogs of all breeds, shapes and sizes are welcome at Sea Horse Diamond Beach for no extra charge. This award-winning dog-friendly accommodation in NSW is located in close proximity to a 24/7 off-leash dog beach and loads of dog-friendly walking tracks, paths and areas.
Sea Horse Diamond Beach offers two different kinds of dog-friendly accommodations, such as Seafarers Diamond Beach, which is a smaller holiday house and Sea Horse Diamond Beach, which is a luxury holiday home. Both properties have securely fenced lawns and back onto a rainforest for pups to explore.
Alternatively, if you’re looking for an Airbnb in the same area, this dog-friendly escape at Diamond Beach is worth checking out!
Mountain View Farm, Tilba
Disconnect from the hustle of everyday life and reconnect with nature at Mountain View Farm. Tranquil and pristine, this dog-friendly accommodation in NSW has three self-contained cottage-style accommodations. All of the cottages have an enclosed backyard, so you won’t have to fret about Fido’s safety. There’s even a local pub down the road known as the Dromedary Hotel, which has a dog-friendly beer garden.
If you’ve always wanted to try glamping, now’s your chance, as there are two glamping tents available and a van, which are suitable for both large and small dogs.
Take Fido for a morning stroll to Tilba Beach during your stay – it’s off-leash all year round and has kilometres of sand to dig through!
Top of the Lake, Pambula
Situated on the Sapphire Coast, Top of the Lake is a dog-friendly accommodation that welcomes pets free of charge. You’ll get to enjoy Merimbula’s beautiful coastline, make your way through trails and dine at local eateries serving only the freshest produce.
Choose from either a 1, 2 or 3-bedroom unit that’s filled with everything you could need for a comfortable stay. Play a game of fetch with Fido in the 6ft enclosed courtyard, and then take your pup to one of the off-leash dog beaches nearby (Merimbiula Beach or Pambula Beach).
Little Palm Cabins, Port Macquarie
Pack your bags! A relaxing stay at Lake Cathie in Port Macquarie is calling! The Little Palm Cabins provides guests with a garden, a terrace, and air-conditioned accommodation. You’ll also have access to a TV, free Wi-Fi, a private bathroom with a shower and a fully equipped kitchen. The best part? This dog-friendly accommodation in NSW is located near loads of gorgeous beaches in the area.
While the owners of Little Palm Cabins are dog lovers, not all the cabins available are dog-friendly. So, make sure you contact them to find out which cabin is best suited to you.
Looking for more dog-friendly accommodation like Little Palm Cabins? Check out this dog-friendly beach house in Culburra.
Motels & Caravan Parks
Buccaneer Motel, The Entrance
Buccaneer Motel is highly recommended for folks travelling with four-legged friends. Thanks to their pet-friendly policy, you can enjoy accommodation that’s central to The Entrance and local shops.
All rooms are equipped with free Wi-Fi, air conditioning, free Foxtel, laundry and more! Previous guests have praised the motel’s cleanliness, comfort, and welcoming nature towards pets.
Looking for more accommodation that doesn’t break the bank? Check out our list of the best budget and dog-friendly hotels in Sydney.
WALU Caravan Park
If you’re looking to switch up your usual hotel stay at the Central Coast, then Walu Caravan Park is worth a try. Open all year round, this dog-friendly accommodation in NSW is situated near tourist attractions on the northern end of the Central Coast.
You can choose to stay in your caravan or book one of their dog-friendly cabins. Either way, you’re guaranteed to have a tail-wagging stay! Like the sound of this caravan park? Check out our list of dog-friendly caravan parks in NSW.