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Pampered Pooches: The Best Dog-Friendly Accommodation in NSW

Treat your furry friend to the ultimate getaway with the best dog-friendly accommodation in NSW.

The Langham

Holidays are about spending quality time with loved ones, so naturally, this should include our favourite four-legged friends.

If you can’t bear to watch your furry companians face drop as you close the door with your overnight bag, then why not take them with you?

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 promises to pamper pups as well as their humans.  

Best Dog-Friendly Accommodation NSW: South Coast

Bannisters Port Stephens

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 with dreamy country escapes in mind. Boasting six bedrooms and four bathrooms, there's plenty of space for everyone - including your doggo!

The cottage itself contains everything you need for a fabulous weekend away from a pizza oven to a pool, Argentinian BBQ setup and indoor fireplace, so you can spend a cosy few days in 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 perfect dog-friendly accommodation in NSW.

With 2km of private riverfrontage, 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

The Shed

The Shed

Cosy, character-filled and eco-friendly, The Shed at Broger’s End is the perfect hideaway for the whole family - fur babies included.

With three bedrooms, spacious living and dining areas and an outdoor bath, there’s plenty of space to relax. 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 the surrounding wineries and beaches within the beautiful Kangaroo Valley.

4 Battys Road, Upper Kangaroo River

Best Dog-friendly Accommodation NSW: Sydney CBD

Ace Hotel

Ace Hotel Sydney 

Ace Hotel Sydney is the holy grail of boutique accommodation. Historic brick factory building? Check! Considered interiors? Check! Dog-friendly rooms with cosy pet beds and food and water bowls? You're covered.

This gorgeous boutique hotel is located in the hip suburb of Surry Hills, so you're sorted for coffee, shopping and delicious bites.

Being a bit of a hive of activity in Sydney, there are always incredible things happening and great walks around the area to try when visiting with your pooch. 

47-53 Wentworth Avenue, Sydney 

Ovolo Woolloomooloo

Ovolo Woolloomooloo

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.

6 Cowper Wharf Roadway, Sydney 

The Langham

The Langham Sydney

For 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

Pier One Sydney Harbour is a top pick for some of the best dog-friendly accommodation 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.

11 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay 

Best Dog-Friendly Accommodation NSW: Central Coast

QT Newcastle

QT Newcastle

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: Mudgee

Mudgee Retreats 

Just a short drive from the heart of Mudgee, you'll find the cosy Mudgee Retreats. The retreats are set on a beautiful 30-acre property surrounded by lush gardens, perfect for exploring on your morning walkies. A luxe four-poster bed sets the scene for an elevated night under the stars. Wake up to the smell of freshly brewed coffee and a delicious breakfast delivered right to your door – the perfect start to a day of exploring. The retreats are also pet friendly so you can bring you furry friend along, too!
121 Ulan Road, Mudgee 

Best Dog-Friendly Accommodation NSW: Northern NSW

Blue Water Motel

The newly opened Blue Water Motel in the picturesque Kingscliff - right by 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.

129 Kingscliff Street, Tweed Heads 

The Chalet Motel

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. 

Clean, comfortable 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

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, 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 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

Turon Gates

Secluded, homely, and 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.

With plenty of room for your pooch 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 

Loved our edit of the best dog-friendly accommodation in NSW and looking for other things to do with your four-legged friend? Head straight to these dog-friendly cafes in Sydney, or tire them out with some of the best hikes around the city.

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