After two long years of being cooped up in our homes as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, we’re finally free to travel — but usually, this comes at the expense of leaving your canine companion at home.
Whether your dog has separation anxiety, or you’d just prefer to holiday with your four-legged friend in tow, dog friendly hotels are a great way to bring your pet along for the ride.
There is no shortage of pet-friendly hotels on the market, but we’ve rounded up eight of the best luxury options across Sydney for you and your dog to enjoy.
Now, if you’ll excuse me, my dog is now demanding he is taken on a five-star holiday.
The Langham Sydney
Looking to live in the lap luxury right in the heart of Sydney? Look no further than The Langham, where you and your pet will be treated to the five-star experience.
In addition to the human luxury, The Langham offers a Pampered Pets Staycation package, which includes pet afternoon tea and a Pawsome Pet gift bag, as well as breakfast in bed for you AND your pet.
You can also choose from a variety of add-ons including 3-hour pet sitting, additional pet afternoon tea and your very own doggy birthday party.
Pier One Sydney Harbour
If your dog is seeking some Sydney Harbour views after two long years of walking around the same block, why not try Pier One Sydney Harbour’s Puppy Package?
The package includes overnight accommodation in a waterview room, a luxury Pet Lifestyle & You (P.L.A.Y) dog bed, premium food and water bowls, as well as a $5 donation to the RSPCA. So basically, it’s your good deed for the year.
Additionally, you can treat your dog to the in-room minibar and dining menu OR take them to The Gantry Restaurant for a Doggy Degustation fit for a king or queen.
Ovolo Hotels offer a V.I.Pooch package at a number of their different hotels across the country, including Woolloomooloo in Sydney.
The V.I.Pooch add-on offers a comfortable doggy bed, an eating and drinking mat, a doggy bag filled with toys and treats, and dog-friendly staff to help out when needed.
Whether you need a weekend getaway, or just want to pamper yourself (and your pet) with a staycation, Ovolo has you covered.
Fancy a beach trip with your best buddy? QT Bondi is here to help with their fur-friendly stays.
Pet-friendly rooms at the beachside hotel come jam-packed with a doggy minibar and an in-room vegan dog dinner menu designed by the (human) food gods at Eden Bondi.
Not to mention, you’ll also be walking distance to the famous Bondi Beach, which is a pretty picturesque dog walking spot, if you ask me.
When it comes to dog-friendly holidaying, it doesn’t get much more practical than Crystallbrook Albion — which has you sorted with a ground floor apartment with direct outdoor access (AKA no middle of the night runs through the lobby before your dog needs to relieve itself).
In addition to the practical stuff, Crystallbrook also offers an ultra-comfortable bed, food, and water bowls to give your dog that home away from home feeling.
Another perk? You’re within walking distance to off-leash dog parks and dog friendly cafes to pamper your pet at.
Intercontinental Double Bay
If you feel inclined to give your dog the five-star experience in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs, look no further than Intercontinental Double Day’s Pet Stay Package.
Upon arrival, your dog will be hooked up with their own bed in the lounge room, as well as food and water bowls. And, if you’re feeling particularly generous, you can treat them to the curated in-room dining menu which features seafood, puppiccinos, and even peanut butter ice cream for dessert.
Larmont Sydney By Lancemore
The Larmont Sydney offers four pet-friendly courtyard rooms, all complete with a welcome treat to greet your four-legged friend on arrival.
The rooms also feature all the homely comforts your pet is used to, with the benefit of being in the heart of Sydney.
Not to mention, you get all of the perks of staying at a prestige Potts Point hotel, with fine dining restaurants and views galore to keep you occupied while your pet is getting their R&R.
The Old Clare Hotel
Treat your dog to a fun weekend getaway at The Old Clare, where they will sleep on a mini retro-style lounge, drink from handmade Motion Ceramics bowl and enjoy complimentary in-room dining.
The Old Clare offers two different pet-friendly suites, depending on whether you’re using it for a quick crash pad, or intending on spending more time relaxing in the room with your pooch — making it a perfect option for any pet owner.