Some travellers love to take their pets with them as they explore, making pet friendly hotels in Melbourne necessary. Others don’t want to bother with the drama of finding a house sitter or kennel for a small or extended period, and would rather save the cost and hassle with their furry friends in tow.
Whatever your motivation for seeking pet friendly hotels in Victoria, here is a roundup of the best spots to get away to with every member of the family.
1. Zagames House
66 Lygon Street, Carlton
The stunning Carlton hotel proves that you can treat yourself to boutique accommodation when travelling with a pet, rather than just looking at motels that can accommodate you. In fact, your dog will be celebrated when you check in with a bag of goodies gifted on arrival, an in-room dining menu specifically for your dog, and services available through concierge, like dog walking and grooming. When it comes to pet friendly hotels – it doesn’t get lusher than this.
If you plan on staying in to relax, you can watch the “furry movie” of the month with your loyal companion. The Zagames pet friendly hotel even has their resident Groodle, Hugo, to show your pup the ropes.
2. W Melbourne
408 Flinders Lane, Melbourne
As the W Hotels begin to open up around Australia, they are quickly becoming a much-loved brand due to their eclectic style and fun take on accommodation. As one of the proud pet friendly hotels in Melbourne, most rooms are furnished with pet beds, pet toys, wee pads and litter boxes, and food bowls. Don’t worry about bringing canned dog food or bulky bags of cat food and just order from the P.A.W menu so your pet can enjoy fine dining too. You won’t want to miss out on one of the most bougie pet friendly hotels in Victoria.
3. QT Melbourne
133 Russell Street, Melbourne
QT Melbourne has been welcoming furry guests for a while, and these guests leave with great grooming thanks to the pupQ grooming service. Your pet will also eat like kings and queens, with the poocchie mini bar packed with treats for your pet. Simply ask the reservation team which rooms are allocated as part of the pet friendly hotels.
4. Ovolo Laneways
19 Little Bourke Street, Melbourne
Trendy pups will love the Ovolo Laneway aesthetic and pet-friendly hotel rooms. Each of these rooms comes with a dog bed, water and food bowls and a complimentary doggy bag with various treats. A pet package is a great option for walks too, with the laneways offering lots of intrigue for you and your dog and a great way to start and end the day.
5. Citadines Melbourne
131-135 Bourke Street, Melbourne
Citadines Melbourne is not only one of the most central pet friendly hotels, but they even have a dedicated package to celebrate your pet, the Happy Hounds package. The package includes overnight accommodation in a studio apartment or one-bedroom apartment with access to an outside courtyard for your pet to get fresh air and relieve themselves. There is also a doggy bed provided with the package so you don’t have to pack one. Citadines is located at the Chinatown end of Melbourne CBD, so prepare to walk a bit if your pup loves a park.
6. Marriott Melbourne
Corner Exhibition & Lonsdale Streets, Melbourne
If you are a Marriott member, then the ‘pawesome stay’ package is going to be right up your alley. The package includes comfy, luxurious dog beds and a dedicated pet menu, with a mandatory $100 cleaning fee all you need to pay to secure this accommodation. The Marriott Melbourne is a great pet friendly hotel is your pet enjoys a green space, as the Carlton Gardens are a short walk away. What could be better?
7. Sebel Docklands
18 Aquitania Way, New Quay, Docklands
It’s so easy to plan a holiday with your pet at Sebel Docklands. With a modest cleaning fee of $70-120 and a minimum two night stay, you can choose from a one or two-bedroom room in the heart of the Docklands. Sleep in and enjoy the waterfront views with tour furry companions, or check out the many outdoor spaces nearby for a walk and play.
8. Wiggly Bottom Farm
49 Pine Ave, Badger Creek
Take your pup out of the city, and head to the Yarra Valley for a luxury escape at this gorgeous pet friendly hotel. When you book at the Wiggly Bottom Farm, you can stay in The Apartment or The Cottage, both of which will be the perfect backdrop for you and your pet. It’s not hard to imagine how much fun your pet will have at pet friendly hotels with a farm, not to mention all the fun that awaits the humans enjoying Yarra Valley accommodation Book the half or full day Pooches & Pinot degustation, which includes a wine tasting tour you will not want to miss.
9. R Hotel Geelong accommodation
10 Bellerine Street, Geelong
R Hotel in Geelong is a new addition to the area, and its views of the water and proximity to the city have made it pretty popular. You can also bring your furry friend, but there is a $150 cleaning fee that is applied to the bill, but you will absolutely love the easy street access for entry and exit. The parking is also very convenient at the hotel so you can pile in at a moment’s notice and head to the beach if you like.
6 Errard Street North, Ballarat Central
If you are travelling with more than one pet, you will be pleased to know that two pets are allowed to accompany you when you stay at the Lascelles pet friendly hotels in Victoria. The places you want to be booking are the Lascelles #6 The Mainstay, as well as the #8 The Grand Terrace. The luxurious Lascelles accommodation is absolutely stunning, and a must-visit in Ballarat. Your pets will have food and water bowls provided in the room, and both of the aforementioned properties have an enclosed outdoor area for your pet to get some air.
11. Tessies Studio
Halinka Court, Bright
Bright is a holiday destination for many Victorians, and now your pet can come along for the trip too! Tessies Studios not only accommodate pets, but they won the pet friendly accommodation in Australia award…. 12 years in a row! In fact, the Tessie brand, in general, is known for its pet friendly hotels in Victoria, so be sure to also check out Tessies House, Fairlight, and Brantome! Each of these pet friend hotels has enclosed private outdoor spaces and dogsitting for families looking to enjoy a night out. Expect to pay a pet fee that starts at $40/stay
12. Grand Hotel
76 Newcomb Street, Portarlington
Who says your pet can’t enjoy the Grand Hotel and its 10 million dollar refurbishment? Well, they offer pet friendly accommodation in Bellarine Peninsula and you can find out what rooms are available by booking over the phone. This is one of those pet friendly hotels you will want to book in advance, as there are only 18 boutique guest rooms as part of the Grand Hotel and they can book out. If you and your pet are looking to experience a location off the beaten track, and enjoy some stunning bay views – pet friendly hotels don’t get better than this.
We are so excited to try some of these pet friendly hotels in Melbourne, and want to hear which of these pet hotels you have tried and loved. It can be so hard to organise accommodation for pets in Melbourne, so we hope this list makes things a little easier. Check out other Melbourne Travel destinations.