The Best Dog-friendly Accommodation in NSW for an Escape with Your Best Mate
Treat your furry friend to the ultimate getaway with the best dog-friendly accommodation in NSW.
Holidays are about spending time with loved ones, so naturally, this should include our favourite four-legged friends. If you can’t bear to watch your beloved pet’s face drop as you close the door with your overnight bag, then take them with you instead! Whether you're looking for long stretches of sand, storybook country charm, luxurious city stays or relaxed family lodgings, we've rounded up the best dog-friendly accommodation in NSW that promise to pamper pups as well as their humans.
Best Dog-friendly Accommodation NSW: South Coast
Bannisters Port Stephens
Nestled in the serene enclave of Soldiers Point, Bannisters Port Stephens is your ticket to a tranquil beachfront escape, just a stone’s throw away from Kangaroo Point Reserve Beach. This coastal gem boasts an array of perks, including an outdoor pool, an inviting terrace, and a cosy bar where relaxation reigns supreme for holidaymakers. For pet lovers, Bannisters Port Stephens extends a warm welcome to your furry companions, ensuring they have a comfortable stay, too. Just be sure to request one of their pet-friendly rooms upon booking.
147 Soldiers Point Road, Soldiers Point
Far Meadow Cottage
This exquisitely renovated cottage was made for dreamy country escapes. Boasting six bedrooms, four bathrooms and able to sleep 12+, there's plenty of space for everyone. The property is dog-friendly, you just need to flag when booking. The cottage itself contains everything you need for a cosy weekend away from a pizza oven to pool, Argentinian BBQ setup and indoor fireplace, so you can while away a cosy weekend with your best mate. If you do fancy getting out and about, we recommend the dog-friendly Kiama to Gerringong walk.
Berry Hill Riverfront Homestead
Just 90 minutes from Sydney, this escape feels like it’s in another world and is the perfect dog-friendly accommodation option. With 2km of private river frontage, you and your furry friend have 75 acres to explore. Sit by the fire, kayak on the river or just relax with a book - maybe Kate Greenville’s The Secret River which features this historic homestead within its pages.
Leets Vale, Hawkesberry
Cosy, character-filled and eco-friendly, The Shed at Broger’s End is the perfect hideaway for the whole family - furry babies included. With three bedrooms, spacious living and dining areas, outdoor fire pit and outdoor bath, there’s plenty of space to relax and hang out in. Snuggle up next to the roaring open fire or whip up a feast using fresh produce from the garden (free-range eggs on toast anyone?). Beyond the shed, there’s plenty for you and the pup to see and do, from the multitude of walking trails to enjoying surrounding wineries and beaches within the beautiful Kangaroo Valley.
4 Battys Road, Upper Kangaroo River
Best Dog-friendly Accommodation NSW: Sydney CBD
Ovolo Woolloomooloo’s not your run-of-the-mill pet-friendly hotel. They do not simply tolerate your pet - they offer an elevated experience for you and your furry companion. They've got the essentials covered, including a comfy doggy bed and a chic dining setup to make them feel right at home. At Ovolo, your dogs are ready to be spoiled as they’re welcomed with a thoughtful doggy bag with toys and treats they can enjoy. Moreover, their dog-friendly staff are always there to assist. Whether it's a quick overnight stay or a leisurely weekend escape, Ovolo's V.I.Pooch package offers peace of mind for pet parents.
6 Cowper Wharf Roadway, Sydney
The Langham Sydney
For the indoor pups with a penchant for luxury, look no further than The Langham. Sitting back from the main hustle and bustle of The Rocks, this is the place to relax, renew and rejuvenate without ever leaving Sydney. Billed as ‘Australia’s most luxurious pet package’ this five-star city stay is welcoming four-legged friends to enjoy the ultimate pamper with breakfast in bed, afternoon tea and a pawesome gift bag on arrival. Pup parents have their pick of amenities as well, from the 24-hour health club and dreamy day spa to premium dining venues and first-class service.
89-113 Kent Street, The Rocks
Pier One Sydney Harbour
Pier One Sydney Harbour has to be one of the best dog-friendly accommodation options in NSW. Enjoy harbour views with your best furry friend by your side and explore the neighbouring suburbs of The Rocks and Barangaroo, all within walking distance of the hotel. Your pet will receive a dog bed, bowl and welcome amenity with your booking with the option to add on doggy dining and a dog-friendly mini bar. Sydney is ideal for a dog-friendly escape with plenty of bars, cafes and pubs that will welcome your doggo with open arms (and plenty of treats!).
11 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay
Best Dog-friendly Accommodation NSW: Central Coast
A recent addition to the list of dog-friendly accommodation in NSW, QT Newcastle – renowned for its enviable rooftop and sumptuous interiors – is inviting guests to treat their furry friends to an unforgettable coastal stay. The boutique hotel is not only fur-friendly but pulls out all the stops to ensure that guests (no matter how small) receive 5-star treatment. Your partner in crime can feast on the in-room doggie dining menu and mini bar before kicking back and relaxing in their very own bed. The rooms are equally as impressive for humans – eclectically designed and decked out with art, high-tech furnishings, oversized bathtubs and plush white robes.
185 Hunter Street, Newcastle
Best Dog-friendly Accommodation NSW: Hunter Valley
The Cottage at Spicers Guesthouse
A trip to the Hunter is always a good idea, but it’s even better when you can take your pet with you. The Cottage at Spicers Guesthouse is self-contained with 4-bedrooms offering modern elegance and five-star luxury in the heart of the wine country. Within minutes you'll find wineries, award-winning restaurants, and charming townships - not that you'll ever want to leave the property. Being a big believer that your pets deserve a holiday as much as you do, its ‘Pooch Package’ includes daily a la carte breakfast and a plush dog bed and bowl so you’re doggo can wine and dine in true Hunter Valley style.
Elkerts Road, Pokolbin
Best Dog-friendly Accommodation NSW: Northern NSW
Blue Water Motel
The newly opened Blue Water Motel, situated in the picturesque Kingscliff just a short hop over the Queensland border, marries the charm of retro motels with all the conveniences of today’s hotels. You and your furry companions can enjoy your stay at Blue Water Motel, which has rooms thoughtfully outfitted with must-have amenities like air-conditioning, unlimited Wi-Fi, smart TVs, and luxurious Malin + Goetz toiletries. Booking your beloved dog’s stay with you is a breeze, whether you choose to add them to your online reservation or simply reach out to the motel directly. Your pet-friendly coastal getaway awaits at a minimal fee of $30.
129 Kingscliff Street, Tweed Heads
The Chalet Motel
If the only thing on your pup-cation itinerary is to do a whole lot of nothing, then The Chalet is the place for you. A classic '60s motel with a tropical twist, relax with your bestie in tow amidst the palm trees and be ready for a healthy dose of good old fashion hospitality. Clean, comfortable, cute, and charming, it ticks all the boxes for a low-key, canine-friendly stay. Proudly the only dog-friendly hotel (or motel) in the area, break up the pool sessions and explore Brunswick Heads, where you’ll find countless activities for the two of you to enjoy – think swimming, hiking, markets and more.
68 Tweed Street, Brunswick Heads
Best Dog-friendly Accommodation NSW: Blue Mountains
Eden Farm Escape
An idyllic rural retreat where animals and nature sit harmoniously side by side, it doesn’t get more four-legged-friendly than Eden Farm Escape. Set in the heart of the Blue Mountains, just 90 minutes from Sydney, this dog-friendly accommodation in NSW is the perfect hideaway for outdoor adventurists. There are 5 self-contained cabins on the property, each equipped with bespoke amenities including a Nespresso coffee machine and a fireplace.
The Blue Mountains are literally on your doorstep for leisurely dog walks or more challenging hikes, but you'd be forgiven for wanting to stay within the confines of Eden's white-fenced green paddocks.
13 Hanlons Road South, Bilpin
Secluded, homely, and incredibly pet-friendly, Turon Gates is the perfect place to escape the city and relax amongst nature. Set on 6000 acres of bushland in the Blue Mountains, it offers an array of accommodation options ranging from campsites to lavishly appointed log cabins suitable for groups of up to eight. With plenty of room for your pet to run around, our pick is the mountain view cottages which have been carefully positioned to afford privacy and beautiful vistas. For couples and fur babies, opt for one of their luxe glamping tents which feature a queen bed, private bathroom, kitchenette, and large deck complete with hammock and sun lounges.
942 Upper Turon Road, Capertee
Best Dog-friendly Accommodation NSW: Country NSW
JR’s Eco Hut- Kimo Estate
Fancy something a little different? Delve into the depths of the wilderness – but with all the mod cons conveniently on hand – JR’s Eco Hut is the ultimate in luxury glamping. An ‘A’ frame tent, sitting high on a hill with a 360-degree view of the Murrumbidgee River flats and the stunning Kimo Valley. An ideal getaway for couples or solo travellers with a doggo in tow, there’s plenty of green space for them to run and explore. A wood-burning fireplace keeps the place cosy during the cooler months, but when the sun is shining, the outdoor deck is the only place to be. Now this is what we call going off the grid.
1218 Nangus Road, Nangus