Is it time you took your four-legged friend on a little city break? When it comes to finding the very best dog-friendly hotels in London, we’ve done the hard work for you…
The Best Dog-Friendly Hotels in London
South Place Hotel
The dog-friendly hotel, South Place Hotel, presents its new ‘Sip & Snuggle’ series. On January 21st and 26th South Place Hotel invites dogs of all shapes and sizes (and their owners) to cosy up on the heated Secret Garden terrace and enjoy classic films with a warming tipple in hand. South Place Hotel’s Secret Garden will be transformed into a cosy haven creating the perfect space to kick back, relax and enjoy some January mood-boosting films. As part of the ‘Sip & Snuggle’ series, the centrally located luxury haunt, will be offering indulgent hot chocolate for you and special healthy, doggy treats for your fourlegged companion.
Hazlitt’s is the real deal: as genuine, amusing and revealing a hotel as you could hope for, especially in seething Soho. Surely the only London postcode for any discerning dog? It’s named after the radical essayist and master of English prose, William Hazlitt. The sloping, creaking floorboards have been retained and the rooms, decorated with antiques, busts and prints, are individually furnished, with splendid bathtubs and Victorian fittings in the bathrooms. Like the rooms in its distinctive sisters, Batty Langley’s and The Rookery, they are delightfully different from other London hotels. Doubles from £269.
The Apartments by the Sloane Club
If you know and love the reassuringly traditional Sloane Club, then you will be amazed by its apartments on Sloane Gardens, as will your dog, if they are travelling with you. In a nearby late 19th-century red brick and stucco building, a mix of studios, one and two-bed apartments, 18 in all, have been created for both long and short stays.With state-of-the-art streamlined, fully equipped Poggenpohl kitchens and hotel services (porter, concierge, room service, housekeeping), these apartments are for city slickers. Apartments by Sloane Club? More like Apartments by Beverly Hills. Studios from £264.
The Arch, Marble Arch
Occupying eight neighbouring townhouses north of Marble Arch, The Arch lies close to that excellent shopping and dining thoroughfare, Marylebone High Street.ublic spaces are art-filled, smart and glossy, but intimate too. The 82 striking bedrooms have been superbly executed and, for their quality and location, offer great value for money. The heart of the place, and its cleverest feature, is the subtly curtained champagne lounge that flows into a zinc-topped bar area and on into the Hunter 486 (that’s the 1950s dialing code for Marylebone, in case you were wondering), with open-to-view kitchen and wood-fired oven. You could almost be in New York. Dine or breakfast anywhere in these three areas and enjoy the ambience – buzzy but relaxed. Doubles from £282.
The Portobello Hotel, Notting Hill
In room 16, Kate Moss and Johnny Depp filled the Victorian bath with champagne; Alice Cooper kept his snakes in it; and Tim Burton flooded the room by leaping from the bed into the bath and back. Time for your dog to make their mark? More than 40 years after it first opened, it has been given a new lease of life by Peter and Jessica Frankopan of A Curious Group of Hotels, which includes Cowley Manor, L’Hôtel in Paris and Canal House in Amsterdam. Today’s look encapsulates the hotel’s bohemian spirit and that famous bed and bath are still there, among many other items from the hotel’s decadent past. Rooms, however, have been brought forward and the decoration judiciously updated using bold colours. Even the minute attic rooms have been cleverly enlarged. At The Portobello today, past and present mix happily together. Doubles from £245. Town & Deodora offer from £555.
The Sloane Club
A London home from home for legions of well-heeled country folk, The Sloane Club is as cosmopolitan as cucumber sandwiches and as hip as tea on the vicarage lawn, but also as calm, elegant, well-run and reassuringly welcoming as you could wish to find. A private members’ club in a fabulous location, it’s open for overnight stays in its comfortable bedrooms and new, very smart bathrooms, spoiling treatments in The Sloane Club Spa. Tuck in to the best of British food with your fellow diners: squires from the shires, perhaps a covey of vicars and boho daughters dining with their dads. In the morning, enjoy a generous breakfast in the garden room and inspect the dozens of affectionate caricatures of toffs at rest and play – with their dogs and guns, their G&Ts, their gardeners and their village fêtes. You are one of them now. Doubles from £150.
The Principal London, Bloomsbury
Following a multi-million pound refurbishment The Principal London is a hub for Londoners and tourists alike, with 334 guest rooms and multiple places to wine and dine such as Burr & co., Palm Court and neighbourhood restaurant. The Principal puts you in the centre of Bloomsbury where you’re right in the heart of literary London, a stones throw from the British Library as well as Shakespeare’s Globe, culture is something you’ll never be short on. So don’t be surprised if at dinner you find yourself sitting next to the next Jane Austen or F. Scott Fitzgerald. There’s room for a dog or two, too. Doubles from £350.
The five-star , centrally located on High Holborn and housed in the original headquarters of the Pearl Assurance Company, showcases an impressive renovation of the 1914 Edwardian Belle Époque Grade II-listed building whilst providing London luxury for its guests. Priding itself on its canine friendly nature, each Grand Premier Suite pre-booked with the Canine Package will offer complimentary services supplied by the deluxe brand including a Barbour dog bed, Barbour dog treats and Barbour coats and leads for the duration of the stay. The Rosewood Pearl’s Guide to London will advise guests on the best tips on where to walk, dine and shop their four-legged friends in the surrounding area.
The hotel will also provide your dog with Lily’s Kitchen, the UK’s number one ethical pet food brand. If that wasn’t enticing enough, guests will also get a chance to unwind in the Sense Spa whilst their pooch gets a complimentary grooming and pampering session curtsy of Pet Spa London. Doubles from £500. Canine Package available on request.
St. Pancras Renaissance
If you and your four-legged friend are looking to stay in one of the most iconic buildings in London, then look no further. Opened in 1873 the St. Pancras Renaissance provides a beautiful and luxurious environment for your stay in the centre of King’s Cross, as well as being extremely welcoming to your furry companions. The hotel offers an exclusive ‘Pampered Pooch’ package which not only entails a stay in one of the Chambers Grand Junior Suite for you and your pet, they will also provide your dog with the use of a h Charley Chau dog bed and blanket, and a top of the range MiaCara water and food bowl.
Not to make you any more jealous, but they also give your pet a ‘Woof Box’ which will be filled to the brim with treats, toys and accessories, making them the most sophisticated pup when they attend their complimentary 2-hour training class with City Dog. You’ll also be able to carry on this trend when you get home with a membership to StyleTails, an online shop for pet lovers everywhere. Now I know what you’re thinking, how can you go somewhere to stay and your pet get better treatment than you? Don’t worry though you’ll be receiving breakfast in the exclusive Chambers Club to make up for it. Pampered Pooch package from £740.
The Egerton House Hotel, Knightsbridge
This boutique hotel in the heart of Knightsbridge offers your pet nothing but the best five-star service. Dubbed the VIP’s (very important pets), they are treated as such, the Pet Concierge makes sure your companion has their own personal arrival message, embroidered towel, food and water bowls, toys, treats and of course, a complimentary turn down treat, because they weren’t being spoiled enough already. The hotel will send out their ‘pet preference form’ before you’re arrival so everything will be to your pet’s preferences from the outset, they will even get a chance to pick their very own dinner selected off the special pets menu. If you decide to treat yourself after seeing your friend get fussed after all day by the grooming service, then no fret, the hotel offers dog walking and sitting services (24hrs’ notice required). Contact hotel for prices.
The Athenaeum Hotel, Mayfair
This luxurious Mayfair hotel not only welcomes dogs, but actually gives them their own bed to sleep in for the night. Choose between a room or a suite, or if you’re feeling extra fancy, the penthouse which overlooks Buckingham Palace. The award-winning hotel is also located in a fabulous location opposite green park so your pup can run free and have the staycation of their lives. For precious pooches only! Rates from £249 per night.
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