Nowadays, more and more hotels are waking up to the fact that it pays to be pet-friendly. Here, in no particular order, is our selection of the best hotels in town for dogs.
The Palace Hotel
Top of the list has to be the Rubens at the Palace Hotel in Victoria. Here, your dog receives a welcome hamper, a custom-made pet bed and mat, food and water bowl plus special pet menu. They also offer all kinds of services, including dog walking and grooming. On check-out, your faithful friend will even receive a framed photo and certificate marking their stay. It’s a 4-star hotel, but for dogs, we reckon it’s 5-star.
One up the scale is the Athenaeum. You can choose from rooms, suites and even townhouse apartments – all open to well-behaved dogs. Located in Piccadilly, it offers 5-star luxury, and could hardly be more central.
Towards the other end of the spectrum, there’s the Travelodge near King’s Cross. Here you’re allowed up to two pets per room, at a charge of £20 per pooch per night. They do ask that dogs are never left unaccompanied.
Close to Regent’s Park and wide open walks is the Hilton Euston. They allow dogs, but with the usual provisos of good behaviour, and there may be a surcharge.
This hotel, right by Covent Garden, allows dogs weighing less than seven kilos to stay free of charge. All dogs are given a special welcome pack, and owners will appreciate the welcome letter offering advice on where to walk, local parks and so on. There’s also a resident golden retriever to say hello.
Metropolitan Park Lane
At the Met, dogs receive their own dog bed and bowl. It’s best to let them know in advance if you’re bringing a dog, as they do tend to have size limits.
Just over the river, the Bermondsey Hotel by London Bridge could be a good option. They do charge £20 a night for dogs, but in return they can expect their own basket and bowl, plus a ribbon-wrapped bone.
A sister hotel to the Rubens at the Palace is the Milestone Hotel. Situated in Kensington, it too offers plenty of canine treats, including special menus, toys, dog sitting and even birthday celebrations.
Best Western Hotels are another dog-friendly chain. They offer everything from bouncing balls to home-made dog biscuits. They have several locations in Central London, including Kensington, Paddington, Victoria and Lancaster Gate.
Of course, if you are planning to spend a few days in the capital, there’s always one alternative to staying in a hotel where you won’t have to worry about whether you can or can’t bring your dog. Just ask us about a pet-friendly short let in London.
Are you living in London and looking for a place to live with your pet? At Outlet, we believe pets make great tenants and do all we can to help people and their pooch, cat, budgie or bunny find somewhere to live. Go to our Lets with Pets section for more information or call 0203 355 0819.
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