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The Best Dog-Friendly Hotels in London

The Best Dog-Friendly Hotels in London

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Looking for hotels in London that allow dogs? Of course you are – after all, the only thing better than a trip to the capital is a trip to the capital with man’s best friend.

If you’re fed up with finding a great hotel in London, only to find that they have a strict no dogs policy, I feel your pain. It’s hard to believe, but not everyone appreciates our furry friends.

Whether you’re looking for a simple hotel that acts as a perfect base for plenty of walkies, or a luxurious pamper pad for you and your pooch, I’ve got you covered in this guide to hotels in London that allow dogs.

Best Dog-Friendly Hotels in London

The NoMad

Westminster, £££

With clawfoot tubs and hardwood floors the norm in each room, The NoMad offers a peaceful retreat with your pet.

Not only is the location pretty great (you’re five mins away from Covent Garden and Leicester Square), but the a la carte breakfast is also the perfect addition to your getaway.

The deal here is that one dog, up to 60kg, is allowed to stay with you for free – just let them know you want to bring your furry friend in advance. Well behaved dogs are welcome to stay in the room unattended (in a crate for housekeeping), although there’s plenty to do in London with your pet in tow, and you can borrow a dog bed and bowl from the front desk.

Hotel Cafe Royal

Soho, ££££

When it comes to dog-friendly hotels, London’s Hotel Cafe Royal takes the (dog) biscuit. Elegant rooms are decorated with plush velvet and gold accents, and the rooftop bar has sweeping views of the heart of the capital. The central Soho location also means you’re nearby to some of the city’s top attractions, including museums, Chinatown, and Oxford Street.

But, what about pets? Pets up to 12kg are welcome within guestrooms, restaurants, and bars (keep them out of the spa, though). Just let them know in advance, and Hotel Cafe Royal will be sure to accommodate both you and your pet.

Hotel 41

Westminster, £££

Hotel 41 not only welcomes but pampers pooches. If you’re looking for attentive and indulgent service, Erica Macharia is head of Pet Concierge (honestly, this sounds like my dream job).

You – or your pup, if you’ve got a very clever dog – can pick out meals and a custom made bed designed to make both of your stays as enjoyable as possible. Oh, come on – your pet is even greeted on arrival with a bottle of dog-friendly champagne, what more could you possibly ask for?

The Bermondsey Square

Southwark, ££

The Bermondsey Square staff understand that pets are often the most important part of the family, and their dedicated service goes above and beyond most hotels in London that allow dogs.

The hotel rooms here are ultra-stylish, with many offering unparalleled views of the London skyline. With beds, treats, and water bowls all on offer, your dog will certainly feel like they’re on holiday too when you stay at The Bermondsey Square.

Claridges

Mayfair, ££££

Man’s bougiest best friend is welcomed heartily at Claridge‘s. Whilst they can’t enter the restaurants or bars, your (small) dog is more than welcome to stay at the hotel and get a taste of the high life.

With an onsite spa and wellness centre, restaurants, and bars (treat yourself to afternoon tea -trust me), you’ve got plenty of ways to unwind at the hotel. 

The interior oozes luxe, with dark wood and red velvet decorating the lounges, and rooms are crisp white perfection. This hotel offers a lot, but it does come with a high price tag.

The Franklin

Kensington, ££

Got a smaller, well-trained dog? The Franklin is more than happy to have them stay in their gorgeous, Italian-style hotel. 

The hotel’s location could not be any more perfect, near to Hyde Park, a number of museums, and just a short tube ride from Oxford Street. It’s pretty central, but without the hustle and bustle that comes with staying in Soho.

Top tip: Push the boat out and opt for a Garden Suite – the views are pretty and it feels a million miles away from the busy capital.

Staybridge Suites

Stratford, £

Looking for a budget-friendly hotel stay with your pet? Staybridge Suites could be your perfect option. Pets weighing less than 50 pounds are allowed on the proviso that they are kept on a lead and you display your pet magnet on the door at all times. 

This is definitely more of a no-frills hotel, so don’t expect too much, but if you’re just looking for a place to rest your head in the evening, this certainly fits the bill.

Baglioni Hotel

Kensington, ££££

As possibly the king of dog-friendly hotels in London, Baglioni brings you and your dog (or cat) a slice of Italian luxury. Rooms are the epitome of opulence, and the onsite La Terrazza bar offers a lovely view of Kensington Gardens during the evening.

Baglioni Hotel charges £50 per stay for pets under 15kg, so it’s worth keeping this in mind before you book, but this is a great option for those looking for a little bit of luxury (or a whole lot, actually).

The Mandrake

Soho, £££

With a carefully curated art selection and eclectic decor, The Mandrake is a luxury boutique hotel that allows dogs in London.

The whole hotel is beautiful, but it’s the hotel’s courtyard that really steals the show. Decked out with jasmine and passionflower, this terrace has incredible Bali vibes, and with dogs allowed pretty much anywhere in the hotel, you’ll be able to snap those all-important Instagram pics of your pooch.

ME London

Westminster, £££

Got a couple of dogs? No problem – ME London welcomes up to two pets under 50 pounds for £50 per pet, per night (simple, right?).

Pricey? Yes. Worth it? We think so. ME London also makes it onto our favourite London hotels with a view, and that’s before we even get onto the light and airy rooms. Whilst dogs aren’t allowed on the stunning Radio Rooftop, I highly recommend visiting in the evening for breathtaking views of the capital.

Sea Containers

Southwark, ££

For a quirky stay, Sea Containers is your best bet. The spacious, modern rooms on offer here are the perfect place for you and your pet to unwind after a day in the capital.

Okay so, there’s a couple of rules: animals must weigh less than 20 pounds, there’s a £100 deposit, and pets can’t be left unattended in rooms. But, if this sounds like it suits you, then Sea Containers’ incredible views of the Thames awaits.

Rosewood London

Camden, £££

Rosewood London is basically a palace for dogs (yes, really). Upon arrival, your pet will be blessed with a cosy bed, delicious treats, water and food bowls, alongside a handy guide to dog-friendly London.

And for humans? The hotel is pretty great too. The elegant rooms are decorated with bespoke furniture, and you’ve also got a spa, sauna, and brilliant restaurant onsite.

Club Quarters Hotel Gracechurch

City of London, £

As one of the best value dog-friendly hotels London has to offer, Club Quarters also boasts one of the most generous dog policies.

With plenty of complimentary gifts for your dog and even dog-friendly rooms, this is a hotel that goes the extra mile with their CQ Paws Programme (adorable).

Hotel rooms are classic, but stylish, and include everything you need for a break in the capital.

The Montague on the Gardens

Holborn, £££

Overlooking private gardens, The Montague sits pretty next to the British Museum. The hotel itself is classy and traditional, with rich colours and dark woods adorning the walls. The handy location means you’re pretty much guaranteed a great view, too.

The pet situation? You’re welcome to bring 2 dogs up to 50kg to stay here, although it’s worth mentioning that there is a hefty £1k deposit to bring your pets along to The Montague – but, if your pet is perfectly well-behaved, this is nothing to worry about.

The Chesterfield Mayfair

Mayfair, ££

If you want to bring your dog along, but you’re worried about leaving them, The Chesterfield Mayfair’s dog sitting service is absolutely perfect. Not only do they offer bowls, beds, and a handy doggie bag, but their grooming and walking service means that you can enjoy the best of both worlds on your trip.

Each room has individual decor, which really emphasises the eclectic nature of this hotel – will you end up with a turquoise dream? Or, perhaps you’ll be in a floral paradise?

Mama Shelter

Shoreditch, £

With 59 dog-friendly hotel rooms, Mama Shelter invites you and your pet to stay with them on what they describe as a ‘dogcation’. Dogs are welcome in most areas of the hotel, including the restaurant, so your pooch is really made to feel like they’re on holiday, too.

This hotel is a really fun one, and although rooms are on the smaller side, there’s plenty of space for you and your pet to curl up and enjoy their complimentary Netflix subscription in the evening.


Vilenza Hotel

Whitechapel, £

Pets stay for free at Vilenza Hotel, which makes this one of the best value dog-friendly hotels in London.

Near to Brick Lane, this hotel is close to plenty of cool bars, restaurants, and pubs, with great transport links to the rest of the city. Rooms are spacious and decorated in white and blue linen, with an Italian-style theme. Oh, and there’s also express check-in, meaning you don’t have to faff upon arrival, which is always a bonus.

South Place Hotel

Islington, ££

In possibly the most generous pet policy, South Place Hotel welcomes all pets, from dogs and cats to exotic birds.

Complete with a rooftop restaurant, cocktail bar, and gym, you’ve got everything you need to relax and unwind right at your fingertips. Rooms are spacious and the bathrooms are stunning, with marble tiles and free-standing baths just waiting to be filled with bubbles.

The Portobello Hotel

Notting Hill, ££

The Portobello Hotel is an elegant, albeit slightly eccentric, hotel nestled in the romantic area of Notting Hill. You’re surrounded by plenty of cafes and pretty walks, so there are lots for you and your pooch to do in the area.

For £25 a night (which includes a bed, bowls, and treats), you’re welcome to bring a small dog with you to stay in one of the lower floor rooms. As I’ve mentioned, this hotel has somewhat quirky decor, and rooms vary from simple to completely garish, but all make for a comfy and cosy break in the capital.

Inhabit

Paddington, £

Got a dog weighing less than 25 pounds? Inhabit is a swanky townhouse hotel that allows small dogs in London. Located near to Paddington Station, you’ve got great links to the rest of the city, as well as the rest of the UK.

As far as hotel rooms go, you won’t find one that’s more minimalist-chic than this – think crisp white linens, grey upholstery, and, of course, an abundance of greenery scattered throughout the room – it really is a millennial’s dream. And, for just £15 per room, you can bring your pooch along too.

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