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.

Dog-friendly hotels - Angharad Paull

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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 - 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 £20 per night per pooch applies, they must be at least a year old, and only guide and assistance dogs are allowed in the restaurant. 

Avon Gorge by Hotel du Vin - Best dog-friendly hotels in Bristol

Image - view from Avon Gorge by Hotel du Vin, White Lion Bar terrace

Hotel du Vin

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 £20 per night, 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.

Hotel du Vin - best dog-friendly hotels in Bristol

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 The Triangle, 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.

Berkeley Suites - Bristol's best dog-friendly hotels

Image - Berkeley Suites - The Crescent

Artist Residence Bristol

One of the newest hotels in the city, this is a real tail-wagger. 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.

Artist Residence Bristol, Club Suite

Image - The Club Suite at Artist Residence 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.

Gromit - Bristol Ferry Company - Bristol's best dog-friendly hotels

Image - Gromit on Bristol Ferry Company boat, credit Richard Luxton

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 - Bristol's best dog-friendly hotels

Image - Thornbury Castle

Other dog-friendly hotels in Bristol

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

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 here.

Leigh Woods - Bristol's best dog-friendly hotels

Image - Leigh Woods, credit Paul Box

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The Avon Gorge by Hotel du Vin
Avon Gorge hotel bedroom

Famous hotel that sits right on top of the spectacular Avon Gorge, with views of the Clifton Suspension Bridge

Hotel du Vin & Bistro
Hotel du Vin & Bistro room

Quirky, elegant and luxurious hotel, with some loft-style rooms and a fantastic on-site bistro

Ibis Bristol City Centre
Ibis Bristol City Centre bar

Home to 182 inviting, guest rooms with hard-to-leave Sweet Beds and rejuvenating en suite power showers, this affordable Bristol hotel puts on a hearty breakfast spread each morning with almost endless cooked and continental combinations.

Thornbury Castle
Thornbury Castle

Thornbury Castle is a beautiful 16th century building, which was once owned by Henry VIII and stands in 15 acres of regal splendour, surrounded by Tudor Walled Gardens.

Artist Residence Bristol
Artist Residence Bristol Bedroom

An eccentric Georgian townhouse & old boot factory with 23 bedrooms in the heart of the city. Downstairs, you'll find a relaxed all-day hangout, serving breakfast and drinks all day.

The Clifton Hotel Bristol
The Clifton Hotel Bristol - Exterior

Located in Clifton in the heart of Bristol, The Clifton Hotel offers a warm welcome and is the perfect place to explore the city, just a few minutes away from the iconic Clifton Suspension Bridge, Bristol Museum and Art Gallery and the University of Bristol.

The Washington
The Washington - Exterior

The Washington, situated in the heart of Clifton, combines both comfort and convenience with the most competitive of prices.

The Berkeley Square Hotel Bristol
The Berkeley Square Hotel Bristol - Exterior

Elegant hotel dedicated to the arts, located in a square just off Park Street in the Clifton area

The Rodney Hotel Bristol
The Rodney Hotel Bristol - Exterior

A Georgian mansion hotel with fantastic restaurant, near the Clifton Suspension Bridge.

De Vere Tortworth Court
De Vere Tortworth Court exterior

A grade II* listed Victorian mansion, Tortworth Court offers all the grandeur of an elegant Cotswolds hotel alongside the hotel facilities of a premier four star hotel.