If you’re planning a trip to the capital but don’t want to leave your canine best friend behind, there’s no need to worry. There are plenty of dog friendly London hotels to choose from to suit a range of budgets. As well as letting your pet stay with you, some of these hotels offer extra services such as pet sitting, grooming, dog beds and bowls, and even doggy goody bags.
Those who want only the best for their pampered pets might want to think about booking a stay at the plush Neo-Gothic St Pancras Renaissance Hotel.
This lovingly restored grand Victorian hotel not only offers palatial human accommodation, one of London’s best spas, and Victorian-inspired cocktails and dining but also a special package for your canine friends.
Dogs booking into the hotel on this package can join the City Dog two-hour training school, get a free box of treats and toys, and even enjoy the services of their own butler.
Rooms start from £215 a night plus £50 non-refundable deposit for pets, which includes a dog bowl and bed. The special “St Pancras Pooch” package includes a stay in a Chambers Grand Junior Suite and breakfast (for the owner) and is priced from £740.
Euston Rd, Kings Cross, London NW1 2AR
The Arch London not only welcomes dogs just as they would any other guest, but they also offer a pet-sitting service so you can hit the town while your pooch relaxes in comfort.
Dog beds and bowls are available, as is dog food cooked in-house by the hotel chefs. Over-stressed city pooches can book in for a spa treatment at the Pet Day Spa in Chelsea. When it’s time for walkies, Hyde Park is right on the doorstep
Any guest can bring a pet for an additional charge of £15. Prices start at £350 a night for a double room.
50 Great Cumberland Pl, Marylebone, London W1H 7FD
The 41 hotel in Victoria has it’s own pet concierge to make sure your dog has his every need met during your stay. Pets are treated to a welcome hamper containing toys, treats, and a ‘41’ tag and in-room they get their own bed, food and water bowls, pet menu, and turndown treat.
Dog sitting and grooming services are available on request and four-legged friends can even get their own bathrobe and birthday cake. On leaving, dogs are gifted with a ‘certificate of stay’.
Humans aren’t neglected either with unlimited free snacks, Penhaligon’s toiletries, and in-room iPod docks.
Rooms start at £345 a night. There’s no charge for pets to stay in your room but you’ll need to pay a refundable £500 deposit in case they chew up that iPod dock.
41 Buckingham Palace Rd, Victoria, London SW1W 0PS
If you’re hoping to get out and about for some walks with your pet during your stay in London, The Athenaeum 5-star boutique hotel is ideally located between Green Park and Hyde Park. Maps with dog walking routes are provided, along with leads.
If you want to make sure your pooch is the best dressed when out and about on the town, you can loan one of the coats or collars from the exclusive doggie fashion collection designed by Hiro & Wolf.
Rooms start from £259 a night and dogs can stay free of charge but their owners must pay a £1000 deposit, refundable on checkout.
116 Piccadilly, Mayfair, London W1J 7BJ
If you’re looking for a budget hotel in central London for you and your dog, the Travelodge at Waterloo will do the job. Up to two pets can stay per room, with an additional charge of £20 per pet per stay.
The Travelodge isn’t fancy and you’ll have to bring your own pet accessories, but it’s got everything you need for a short stay and makes for ideal dog-friendly accommodation for a night or too if you don’t want to blow your budget.
Rooms start at £45 a night
195-203 Waterloo Rd, London SE1 8UX
The gorgeous Rosewood hotel in Holborn boasts its own permanent resident – a golden retriever named Pearl. Naturally the hotel is dog-friendly and any four-legged friends of Pearl who come to stay receive a welcome pack of treats and get their own Barbour dog bed and food and water bowl.
Rooms start from £399 per night with no deposit required for pets. The £2,100 “Canine Package” includes a stay in a Grand Premier Suite, a tour around the best dog-friendly spots in the local area, a spa/grooming treatment for pet and owner, Lily’s Kitchen meals for your dog, and dog-sitting on request. Dogs must weigh less than 7kg.
252 High Holborn, London WC1V 7EN
Canine visitors to this hip hotel are gifted with a bone, water bowl, bed, and treats before checking into one. The friendly staff are more than happy to advise on local dog walking routes and dog-friendly bars, cafes, and restaurants.
Special doggy dinners can also be arranged and if you want to book a wedding and reception for your dog, this is the place. Hotel guests also get a 10% discount at the dog-wear boutique next door – Holly & Lil – Collar Couture.
Rooms start at £116 per night and dogs of any size are welcomed for an additional £20 per day.
Bermondsey Square, Tower Bridge Rd, London SE1 3UN
8. The W
The Leicester Square W welcomes dogs with their own bed, food and water bowls, a welcome kit with treat, toys, and ‘W Hotels’ tag and a special “woof” room service menu,
Dog sitting, walking, grooming, and vet services are available on request, or you can just ask for one of the special pet first aid kits. You can even book a pet birthday cake if you’re celebrating. Dogs can book into the Sniffles dog grooming salon with complimentary pickup and drop-off.
Rooms start at £239 a night. One dog is allowed per room for an additional fee of £125.
Leicester Square, 10 Wardour Street, London W1D 6QF
The Milestone Hotel in Kensington is ideal place for dog walkers, next to Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens, but that’s not the only thing it’s got going for our four-legged friends. The dedicated pet concierge will make sure dogs have everything they need during their stay including toys and treats and book services such as dog walking on request.
The rooms include comfy dog beds with custom made cushions and duvets and a turndown treat, and you can order food from the pet menu. Guests are asked to fill out a pet preference form before arrival to make sure their dog’s favourite food and treats are ready and waiting.
Room rates start from £345. All dogs up to 50kg are welcomed and most of the rooms can accommodate up to three pets. Dogs stay for free but you’ll need to pay a £1000 deposit, refundable at checkout.
1 Kensington Ct, Kensington, London W8 5DL
The Metropolitan Hotel in Mayfair overlooks Hyde Park and welcomes small dogs who wish to join their owners in the stylish and modern suites and rooms.
Pets receive a special greeting on arrival and are given their own dog bed, blanket, and bowls. Doggie snacks can be delivered on request.
Rooms start from £229 and dogs stay free of charge (dogs must be under 7kg).
Old Park Ln, Mayfair, London W1K 1LB