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Our Guide to the Best Pet-Friendly Accommodation in Canberra

If bringing your pooch is a non-negotiable when you’re travelling, we’ve put together a list of the best pet-friendly accommodation Canberra has to offer.

Ovolo Hotels

Got a furry mate tagging along on your Canberra adventure and not sure where to stay? No need to fret, we've got your back!

In Canberra, pet-friendly stay options are more common than you think. From swanky hotel accommodations with comfortable rooms to rugged camping spots, there's a whole load of choices to keep you and your pooch happy and warmly welcomed.

So, scroll on and take your pick among our local lowdown on the best pet-friendly accommodation in Canberra, so you and your furry friend can strut around town without any hiccups.

Sebel Canberra Civic

Sebel Canberra Civic

After a day exploring the heart of Canberra and ACT highlights like the Australian War Memorial and National Museum of Australia, you'll want to plop down on a comfy bed and catch some z's without having to travel far from the city centre. 

The Sebel Canberra is a top pick book for a straightforward and comfy stay where your pooch will also be treated like royalty, with furry friends of all kind more than welcome to stay the night, too.

The hotel offers free wifi, a fitness centre and Nespresso machines in every room, plus, every room includes epic views from Parliament House to Telstra Tower.

197 London Circuit, Canberra


QT Canberra

Another top Canberra hotel, QT is a funky place to stay with quirky decor, a great bar and a delicious room-service menu. But for fur baby parents, it is a complete game-changer. Their 'Pup Yeah!' package is a tail-wagger, providing a dog-friendly room, complete with a cosy doggy bed and a minibar and room service designed exclusively for your beloved pooch.

For an extra treat, you can indulge your pup with a grooming session, elevating their hotel escapade. QT's commitment to both you and your dog's comfort truly marks it as the top choice for the best pet-friendly accommodation in Canberra.

1 London Circuit, Canberra City

Ovolo Hotels

Ovolo Nishi

Ovolo Nishi ranks high among Canberra's best hotels, and it's no wonder they are top-notch in pet friendliness, too. As the first hotel group in the country to open its doors to dogs, Ovolo boasts the V.I.Pooch package, ensuring a paw-some stay for your furry friend and a convenient experience for you.

This tailored offering includes indulgent goodies for your pooch: a cozy doggy bed, feeding essentials, toys and treats, plus on-hand assistance from their dog-loving staff throughout your stay. Ovolo Nishi's commitment to pet pampering makes it a standout choice, providing the best pet-friendly accommodation experience in Canberra.

NewActon Precinct, 25 Edinburgh Avenue, Canberra City


Mercure Canberra

Situated in Canberra's hip suburb of Braddon (which happens to be home to top food destination, Lonsdale Street), the Mercure is another fantastic pet-friendly hotel option.

The hotel's pet-friendly rooms come complete with a private enclosed courtyard for quick doggy toilet breaks, along with comfy bedding and a food bowl for your fave furry companion. For those eager to explore Canberra sans their pooch, you can also organise pet sitting through the hotel for a worry-free outing.

With its convenient amenities and thoughtful pet provisions, Mercure is undeniably a top-notch option for the best pet-friendly accommodation in Canberra.

Corner of Ainslie and Limestone Avenues, Braddon

Ridgeway Retreat

Ridgeway Retreat

While technically situated in Queanbeyan, Ridgeway Retreat feels like an extension of Canberra due to its proximity. This compact abode comfortably hosts two humans and a four-legged companion and provides all the necessary amenities for a cosy stay.

Offering a serene escape from city life, it is bordered by natural beauty, allowing unlimited tranquil walks throughout your stay. Plus, your furry friend will have the best time exploring the surroundings. Ridgeway Retreat is ideal for those seeking a peaceful getaway, and in our books, that in itself makes it one of the best pet-friendly accommodations in Canberra's outskirts. 

182 Ridgeway Road, The Ridgeway

Abode Hotels

Abode Hotels

When it comes to accommodating your furry mate, Abode Hotels in Canberra roll out the welcome mat for your four-legged pals. Their pet-friendly offer ensures your beloved travel companion feels right at home during your stay.

Of course, a few ground rules apply - no damage, no solo hotel sleepovers for pets, and no causing a ruckus in common areas. And while there is no luxury pet bed included, your furry friend can enjoy a leash-led exploration on the hotel grounds. Abode Hotels presents a fuss-free option among the best pet-friendly accommodations in Canberra.

Multiple locations across Canberra

Since you’re venturing to the national capital and staying at the best pet-friendly accommodation in Canberra, be sure to check out some of Canberra’s best restaurants and bars while you're at it. Travelling with kids instead? You’ll definitely want to read our family-friendly guide to Canberra.

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