For many, their pet is as much part of the family the same as a child or a relative. Being apart from them can be difficult and emotional, never mind a holiday or stay away without their dog.
Now, with many London hotels, allowing the chance for your dog to join your stay with you, it’s opening up the opportunities to make new memories with your furry friend!
What Is The Law About Dogs In Hotels In The UK
While there are no laws against dogs being in hotels, you may find up and down the UK, many hotel owners can and will refuse your pet dogs’ stay. This makes it essential to check which ones are dog-friendly before booking. Rules within these hotels are worth checking out, however, as you don’t want to upset your fellow guests. Stay tuned for our five hotels that guarantee a memorable trip for your dog too.
However, it is important to note a guide dog cannot be refused. On the ADUK website, they say, “It is against the law for service providers to treat people with disabilities less favourably because of their disability, or because they have a guide or assistance dog with them.”
What To Look For In A Dog Friendly Hotel
When booking a stay at a dog friendly hotel, it’s important to ensure you’re
When looking at staying in a dog hotel, it’s important to understand what is covered in the price as many hotels cover just the room and offer additional charges, while many include them all in.
When choosing a hotel, ensure they can offer last-minute essentials for your pet, incase of emergency.
As you wouldn’t want to stay in a hotel you weren’t allowed to explore, the same for your pet. It may be best to ask before your stay what restrictions may be imposed on your pet.
Walking, and exercise, is important to a dog’s mental and physical happiness. Check the location of your hotel, and even ask the concierge if there are hidden gems closeby for you and your pet to explore.
Pet Walking & Dog Sitting
A number of hotels offer both of these services, as long as it is booked in advance.
If you’ve travelled for a particular occasion, and fear you won’t be able to take your dog with you out to dinner or to a west end play, these may be something to consider.
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The Milestone Hotel
Not only is this hotel plush for humans, but it rolls out the red carpet for your pet too. On arrival, your dog will receive a special hamper, including a toy, treats and clean-up bags. They offer a number of additional extras, including dog sitting, as well as bathrobes and turndown treat.
For a complete luxury stay, this hotel is one not to miss. When you’re greeted, your dog will also be welcomed with a bottle of pet-friendly beer or Champagne, a toy and a brochure with information pet services, as well as a custom made 41 bed. They do offer pet pads, dog sitting and grooming services with notice.
At The Ampersand, you’ll find white walls accompanied by pops of vibrant colours breaking up the decor. They also welcome dogs who are permitted to the Deluxe Rooms as well as in the Drawing Rooms. Like the previous hotels, The Ampersand also offers a dog basket, treats, bowls & dog food so that your dog can enjoy their stay as much as you.
At the Rosewood, not only will you be taken care of, but so will your pet. With rich leathers and luxury at every corner, you’ll feel the stress leaving you, especially when your dog is allowed full access in all food and beverage outlets. They also offer a canine package which includes the luxury Lily’s Kitchen and in collaboration with Barbour.
Town Hall Hotel
The Town Hall Hotel is often a famous filming location for many movies. But, this hotel also offers the chance for your dog to stay with you on your visit to the capital. On arrival, your dog will get their own bowl, brush, breakfast sausage, and of course bed, as well as you receiving a map of local dog-walking routes for owners. Meaning walks don’t need to be missed.
Cost Friendly Option
St Athans Hotel
A conveniently located hotel with style, this hotel promises a comfortable stay for both you and your dog. This hotel is more of a budget but has much to offer. The hotel asks your four-legged friend not to be left in the room alone, and that your pet’s bedding comes with them. They do accept any pet and size. But be warned they do take a £150 deposit at your arrival–either cash or on your credit card.
Questions To Ask And How To Plan Your Stay
Will you charge me extra for having my dog stay with me?
Some hotels charge separately for your four-legged friend to stay with you, while some include it in the room price already.
Are there any restrictions for the room?
It may also be worth confirming with the hotel their rules on dogs, as some hotels restrict how many dogs can stay in your room and what size your canine friend can be.
For peace of mind, check the room you’re occupying will have easy-to-clean flooring, just in case of any accidents.
London has much to offer, and exploring it all with the entire family can make all the difference. With long walks, green parks, and much of London becoming pet-friendly, a trip into the capital can now be an enjoyable weekend or stay away. With all of the above, you can be guaranteed a care-free trip away with your dog. More importantly, your dog can have fun too!