9 Dog-Friendly Hotels in County Clare (2021)

Updated On: February 06, 2024 | Published On: May 07, 2021

Are you planning on exploring Ireland’s beautiful west coast? The Wild Atlantic Way has so much to see and do, from beautiful postcard villages to dramatic cliff walks, it is the perfect location for a dog-friendly holiday in Ireland. 

 Here is a list of 9 of the best dog-friendly hotels, B&Bs, cabins, and glampsites that will greet you and your pooch with a warm welcome for your next trip to County Clare.

Dog-Friendly Glamping in Co. Clare

Purecamping in Querrin

A small family-run glamping site, that offers off-grid wooden pet-friendly cabins, furnished and unfurnished bell tents, and a very cool Yoga centre. Set in the small village of Querrin, come and be close to nature and really experience Ireland’s flora and fauna. From May to September, this luxury camping experience is waiting for you and your family to join. Make sure you reserve the sauna, try your hand at making your own pizza with their pizza oven, or walk one of the many coastal trails along The Wild Atlantic Way.

  • Leash - Must be kept on a lead within the campsite
  • Dog-Friendly Rooms - Holly cabin, unfurnished bell tent, and all camping areas 
  • Suggested Activities - Take a drive along the stunning Wild Atlantic Way or head over and stretch your legs on the Loop Head Heritage Trail
  • Additional Fee - €20 per dog 
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Pet-Friendly B&Bs in Co. Clare

Ceol na dTonnta in Doolin

This dog-friendly B&B is located on the Wild Atlantic Way overlooking the village of Doolin, the Cliffs of Moher, and the Aran Islands. It is the ideal base for exploring all that West Clare has to offer. Ceol Na Dtonnta loves animals, even having two resident ponies, ‘Salt n Pepper’, and a dog called Tinkerbelle; all considered family members. Book a pet-friendly guest room and pay no additional fee for bringing your dog. Take your pup down to the seaside for a run along the beach or a paddle in the sea. Welcome treats and doggie bowls are provided in every room and plush dog beds if requested.

  • Pet Amenities - Water bowl and treats provided
  • Dog Size - All size dogs are welcome
  • Leash- Required in all areas of the hotel
  • Pet limit - Maximum of 1 dog per room
  • Additional Cost - None, dogs stay free!
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Dog-Friendly Guest House in Co. Clare

Located in the heart of Doolin, and along the Wild Atlantic Way, this guesthouse offers 4 modern and relaxing double rooms and one suite. Located above the Oar Restaurant, which is featured in the Michelin 2021 book, it makes for the perfect location for anyone looking to explore the Cliffs of Moher, or have a walking holiday while enjoying the stunning scenery. While the restaurant does not allow dogs, you can rest assured that your pup is fine and comfortable in the room just above you.

  • Dog Size - All size dogs are welcome
  • Pet limit - Maximum of 1 dog per room
  • Additional Cost - None, dogs stay free!

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Spanish Point House in Spanish Point

A luxury guest house situated on the Wild Atlantic Way in the picturesque seaside resort of Spanish Point combines old-world charm with modern-day luxury and best of all they are dog-friendly! Overlooking the beautiful sandy beach of Spanish Point Beach, start each morning with a selection of local fresh produce and homemade breads, followed by a morning swim in the Atlantic Ocean with your pup. During the summer, dogs are only allowed on the beach before 11 am and after 6 pm, but that means you have plenty of time to explore the surrounding area either by foot or car. 

  • Pet Amenities - Water bowl provided
  • Dog Size - All size dogs are welcome
  • Leash- Required in all areas of the hotel
  • Pet limit - Maximum of 1 dog per room
  • Breed Restrictions - None
  • Additional Cost - None, dogs stay free!
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Pet-Friendly Cottages in County Clare

Overlooking Lake Inchiquin, this traditional Irish cottage will transport you back to a simpler time. You and your pup can enjoy the magnificent scenery of the Burren. Located a short drive away from Corofin village, where you can experience traditional pubs, Irish restaurants, and local shops. This self-catering holiday cottage has an open plan living and dining room, a big open fire, and 3 bedrooms. For anyone looking to disconnect and rediscover nature, this is a great place for a dog-friendly holiday for you. 

  • Dog Size - Small dogs are welcome
  • Pet limit - Maximum of 2 dogs per cottage
  • Breed Restrictions - Yes
  • Additional Fee - €30 per dog
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Located in Doolin Village center are a group of dog-friendly houses that have three bedrooms and can sleep up to 6 people. While staying at the lodges you have easy access to enjoy the local pubs, restaurants, and shops, all within walking distance of the Lodges. A great location for the entire family to enjoy the beautiful country, and perfect for your furry friend.

  • Dog Size - All size dogs are welcome
  • Leash- Required in all areas of the hotel
  • Pet limit - Maximum of 2 dogs per lodge
  • Additional Fee - €30 per dog
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4-Star Dog-Friendly Hotel in County Clare

Gregans Castle Hotel in Ballyvaughan 

A family-run boutique hotel since 1976, Gregans Castel Hotel offers views across the Galway Bay, luxury, eco, and gourmet retreats, and an 18th-century manor house for all guests to enjoy. Inside the house, you will find open fires, candlelight, and striking decoration. The house has been welcoming guests since the 1940s and all guests will enjoy the warm Irish hospitality, stylish accommodations, outstanding service, and exceptional fine dining in their award-winning restaurant. As animal lovers, they welcome your four-legged friends of all sizes. Some of their ground floor pet-friendly rooms have direct access to the garden to make early morning or late-night bathroom breaks especially easy. They also have two resident cats at the hotel, Lady and Basil, who can usually be found near the cozy fire or wandering around the lush gardens.

  • Big Dog Friendly - Yes
  • Pet limit - Maximum of 1 dog per room
  • Additional Information - Lead required in all areas of the hotel
  • Additional Fee - €25 per stay
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5-Star Pet-Friendly Hotel in County Clare

Dromoland Castle Hotel in Newmarket on Fergus

Dromoland Castle is a magical 450-acre estate that has been welcoming guests to their luxury accommodation since the 16th century. The ancestral home of the O’Briens of Dromoland whose lineage dates back 1,000 years to Brian Boru, one of the last High Kings of Ireland.

They will roll out their royal red carpet for your dog, offering all pups a doggy bed, towels, water bowl, doormat, and waste bags. They can even arrange to secure your pup’s favorite food (with 48 hours notice). In the afternoon take a lazy stroll through their Walled Garden with your pup and enjoy all the historic details of the beautiful grounds which were designed by the same person that did the Gardens of Versailles. While dogs are not allowed in the dining areas, they are currently working on a brand new outside dining option within the Walled Gardens where your furry companion will be able to join you for dinner. 

  • Dog Size - All size dogs are welcome
  • Pet Amenities - Doggy bed, towels, water bowl and water, doormat, and waste bags
  • Leash- Required in all areas of the hotel
  • Pet limit - 2 small dogs or 1 large dog per room
  • Breed Restrictions - Yes
  • Additional Fee - €40 per dog per night
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Will you be taking a trip with your dog this Summer?
While you are enjoying your vacation with the family pet, enjoy the local culture by eating and drinking out in dog-friendly restaurants, cafés, and bars, all of which, and more, you can easily discover on our website.

Remember, it is always best to email or call the hotel when booking a pet-friendly room as many of them only have a limited number of dog-friendly hotel rooms available. Be sure to view each hotel's business page on PawsFriendly.com where you will find all you need to know - whether there is an additional pet fee, whether you can bring multiple dogs, whether you can bring a large dog, etc. Make sure you read their most up-to-date pet policy before booking to find the perfect hotel for you!

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