In Bristol you’re never far from green space, the city is home to over 400 parks and gardens and it’s just a short journey out of the city centre to beautiful countryside. Add to that some fantastic dog-friendly hotels and you have a great city break with a dog in tow.

So, instead of leaving a pining pooch behind on your city getaway, bring them along and put them up in style at one of Bristol’s dog-friendly hotels.

Avon Gorge by Hotel du Vin

Dogs are welcome on the hotel’s White Lion Bar terrace, so let them ponder the walkies potential of Leigh Woods and Ashton Court Estate across the Gorge, while you enjoy one of the most incredible views in Bristol. You’ll just need to let the hotel know you’re bringing your pup with you and they’ll provide a doggie bed and bowl to make your faithful four-legged friend feel at home. There are no shortage of walks from the hotel in Clifton - as well as the vast expanse of woodland and open countryside across the way, The Downs are also just a short wander away. A cost of £25 per night per pooch applies (or £40 for two dogs), they must be at least a year old, and only guide and assistance dogs are allowed in the restaurant. 

Luxury hotel room with blue walls and bathtub in room
Image - Avon Gorge by Hotel du Vin

Hotel du Vin & Bistro

If you want to be within stick-throwing distance of theatres, shopping and attractions in Bristol, Hotel du Vin in the Old City is a pawesome spot. The hotel, a converted 18th century sugar warehouse, allows sensible pooches over the age of one in designated guest rooms at a cost of £25 per night (or £40 for two dogs), but you'll have to keep them away from food service areas like the lounge and bistro. Make sure you let the hotel know you’re hoping to bring a dog with you when you book, and you'll have a tail-wagging time.

Exterior of Hotel Du Vin in central Bristol - credit Hotel Du Vin
Image - Hotel du Vin, Bristol

Clifton Hotels Group

The Clifton Hotels group is happy to welcome hounds as well as humans, the only problem is choosing which one to stay in! As you may guess from the title, the hotels are all located around the upmarket, pretty Clifton area. The Rodney is part of a line of grand Georgian buildings in Clifton Village, just round the corner from Clifton Suspension Bridge while The Clifton Hotel and The Washington both sit close to the many shops, cafes and restaurants of Park Street and Whiteladies Road.

Berkeley Square Hotel next door to the vibrant, luxury Berkeley Suites, located in a lovely Georgian crescent, are a stone’s throw from Cabot Tower and Brandon Hill Park – handy for a view-tastic doggy run-around. Dogs are charged at a supplement per night but they provide bowls, blankets and treats - everything to make your pup feel welcome.

A room with 1 large green chair and a sofa - Credit Jack Hardy
Image - Berkeley Suites

Artist Residence Bristol

The hotel has seven dog-friendly rooms furnished with vintage and reclaimed furniture and original artworks. Dog beds, bowls treats are provided. The Library bar and cafe provides a home from home atmosphere with floor to ceiling windows, velvet chairs and fireplace and where there’s a self-service breakfast where your best friend can join you too.

Stylish bedroom in hotel
Image - The Club Suite at Artist Residence Bristol

Moxy Bristol

Whether you’re a couple in town for some R&R, a family (yes, including the dog!) planning a fun trip over the school holidays, or a business traveller who wants a relaxed, stylish hotel in Bristol City Centre, you’re sure to feel at home.

Reception at Moxy hotel central Bristol - credit Moxy
Image - Moxy Bristol 

ibis Bristol Centre

For ultra-convenience in the heart of the city, ibis Bristol City Centre is your dog-welcoming friend. From here you’re in the perfect position for Harbourside strolls and, your pooch will be pleased to hear, dog-friendly harbour trips with Bristol Ferry Boats and certain Bristol Packet Boat Trips.

Exterior of Ibis Bristol City Centre in Bristol Harbourside - credit Ibis
Image - Ibis Bristol Centre 

Thornbury Castle

For owners whose waggly companions are used to being treated like royalty, Thornbury Castle welcomes well-behaved woofies in selected Deluxe Bedchambers and The Gatehouse, public lounges and Tudor gardens, a nightly surcharge applies to cover extra housekeeping. The lavish, cosy bedchambers, open fires and exquisite grounds will make even the most pampered pooches feel like they’re truly living a dog’s life.

Thornbury Castle and gardens
Image - Thornbury Castle

Other dog-friendly hotels in Bristol

For even more dog-friendly stays, check out DeVere Tortworth CourtNovotel Bristol City Centre and Your Apartment Clifton Village.

Looking to explore more of the countryside with your four-legged friend? Lease a campervan rented from roadsurfer, which allows pets to stay in all of their vehicles. The campers have modern a range of facilities, from indoor showers/wet rooms to large kitchens and a pop-up roof. 

Where to walk your dog in Bristol

From mansion houses set in huge sprawling estates, to woodland walks and riverside strolls, Bristol has lots of varied dog-walking possibilities - check out our favourite dog walks.

Woman walking a small white dog through bluebells in a wood in Bristol
Image - Leigh Woods, credit Paul Box

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