A Guide to Dog-Friendly Hotel Chains in Ireland (2021)

If I can’t take my dog, I’m not going…
Did you know, more and more hotel chains are becoming Pet Friendly, rolling out the red carpet and inviting guests and their pups to a good night's sleep while traveling? Staying at a hotel chain means that you have the comfort of knowing exactly what to expect and what it will cost you wherever you may be. We have compiled a list of some of the most Paws Friendly Hotel Chains across Ireland so, if you are ready to start planning your Summer Staycation, keep reading!

Hilton 


Hilton Hotels is one of the largest hotel brands in the world, with over 580 Hilton Hotels, in 94 countries and territories spreading out across six continents. The hotels are a great place for both business and leisure travelers, with hotels in city centers, near airports, and in popular vacation destinations. Within Dublin's city center, Hilton has three pet-friendly locations to choose from.

Hilton Hotel’s Pet History

It is important to note that not all Hilton hotels accept pets, so it is a good idea for all pet owners to check each hotel's pet policies before booking. Hilton has launched several pet-friendly campaigns, most recently for the UK and Ireland. Hilton Dublin Kilmainham, the newest hotel to accept pet guests has been pet-friendly since August 2020, and Hilton Dublin has an entire floor of 20 pet-friendly hotel rooms! Both Hiltons in Dublin have noticed a massive increase in bookings by pet parents, with Hilton Dublin even considering converting a second floor into pet-friendly accommodations, meaning they would have 39 rooms available! They are all looking forward to welcoming all Paws Friendly, dog-loving customers once the current restrictions are lifted.


Hilton Hotel’s Pet-Policy

  • Welcome pack - Treats, food and water bowls, and a map of local dog hotspots are provided in the room on arrival.
  • Allowed Public Areas - All dogs are allowed in the lobby, the outside restaurant terrace, and the enclosed courtyard.
  • Weight Restrictions - Yes, no more than 75lbs or 35kgs.
  • Pet Limit - Up to 2 pets per room 
  • Leash Options - Must be on a leash in all public areas of the hotel 
  • Additional Fee - €40 per pet per stay
  • Welcome pack - Treats are provided in the room on arrival
  • Allowed Public Areas - All dogs are allowed on the outside restaurant terrace
  • Weight Restrictions - Yes, no more than 75lbs or 35kgs.
  • Pet Limit - Up to 2 pets per room 
  • Leash Options - Must be on a leash in all public areas of the hotel. 
  • Additional Fee - €40 per pet per stay
  • Cats are also welcome

  • Welcome pack - Treats, dog bed, blanket, toy, food and water bowls, and local walking map are provided in the room on arrival
  • Allowed Public Areas - All dogs are allowed on the outside restaurant terrace
  • Weight Restrictions - Yes, no more than 75lbs or 35kgs.
  • Pet Limit - Up to 2 pets per room 
  • Leash Options - Must be on a leash in all public areas of the hotel 
  • Additional Fee - €50 per dog per night

  • Weight Restrictions - Yes, no more than 10lbs or 4kgs.
  • Pet Limit - 1 pet per room 
  • Leash Options - Must be on a leash in all public areas of the hotel 
  • Additional Fee - £40 per pet per stay

  • Weight Restrictions - Yes, no more than 75lbs or 35kgs.
  • Pet Limit - 1 pet per room 
  • Leash Options - Must be on a leash in all public areas of the hotel 
  • Additional Fee - £35 per pet per stay
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Travelodge 


Travelodge has 570 hotels across the UK, Ireland and Spain and all of them are pet-friendly! They are one of Ireland's leading providers of value hotels, with a total of 10 pet-friendly hotels spread out across the island of Ireland. They offer unbeatable value to leisure and business travelers, the majority of their hotels are in city centers and near airports and are still at an affordable price. 

Travelodge Pet History

Travelodge in Ireland has been welcoming our furry friends since 2004, and is actually one of the biggest pet-friendly hotel chains, a title well worth holding! This past year they saw a huge boom in families booking their staycations and wanting to bring their pups along for the memories, especially in Limerick and Waterford due to all of the outdoor activities readily available. They are eagerly awaiting the summer season where they can help the whole family, including all small and big dogs, make unforgettable memories together. 


Travelodge Pet-Policy

All of the Travelodges within Ireland have the same pet-friendly policy;
  • Weight Restrictions - None, all sized dogs are allowed
  • Pet Limit - No more than 2 pets per room 
  • Allowed Public Areas - All dogs are allowed in the lobby and other communal areas
  • Additional Cost - €20 per pet per stay
(Travelodge Belfast Central charges £20 per pet per stay)

Travelodge Belfast Central
Travelodge Cork Airport
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Randles Hotel Group


The Randles Hotel Group has 2 hotels in Ireland that welcome pet guests, both of them in Killarney. This family-owned Irish hotel group got its start in 1964 when the Dromhall Hotel was first opened. Both hotels within the group offer 4-star accommodation service and are perfectly located within walking distance to walking trails, as well as only 5 minutes from the city center which makes Randles Hotel the perfect place to escape to. 

Randles Hotel Group Pet History

The Randles Hotel Group pioneered dog-friendly travel in Ireland, welcoming people and paws since they first opened their doors in 1964. This past year, their demand for dog-friendly rooms was unprecedented, so they now require all dog-friendly booking to be booked directly, as they have a limit of 4 dogs per night in the hotels. They are very much looking forward to another summer season full of paws and cuddles. Be sure to pack the dog bed, food, and toys to make this year’s vacation worth the wait. 


Randles Hotel Group Pet-Policy 

  • Maximum Size - No dogs larger than a Labrador
  • Pet Limit - No more than 1 pet per room 
  • Allowed Public Areas - All dogs are allowed in areas of the hotel except dining areas
  • Extra Charge - €20 per stay
  • Leash Options - Must be on a leash in all public areas of the hotel
  • Breed Restrictions apply 

  • Maximum Size - No dogs larger than a Labrador
  • Pet Limit - No more than 1 pet per room 
  • Allowed Public Areas - All dogs are allowed in areas of the hotel except dining areas
  • Extra Charge - €20 per stay
  • Leash Options - Must be on a leash in all public areas of the hotel
  • Breed Restrictions apply 
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Só Group


Só Group is an Irish-owned pet-friendly hotel chain, with a mission to deliver the highest level of service and a true Irish experience. All 6 hotels within the group have 4-stars and are the ideal locations for both leisure and business trips. 

Só Group Pet History

The Só Group understands that it is not easy to leave your pets behind, especially when going on holidays, so good news, they are happy to welcome all little woofers to all six of their upscale hotels across Ireland. Each hotel has designated dog-friendly rooms, which means that it is extremely important that you call before booking to avoid any disappointment. The hotels are best suited for smaller dogs, and your pup must be up-to-date with their vaccines. They look forward to welcoming your and furry family members this upcoming season, and hope you have a wooftastic time with them! 


 Só Group Pet-Policy

  • Weight Restrictions - Small dogs only, no larger than 10kgs
  • Pet Limit - No more than 1 pet per room 
  • Allowed Public Areas - All dogs are allowed in areas of the hotel where food is not served
  • Leash Options - Must be on a leash in all public areas of the hotel
  • Additional Fee - €30 per stay
  • Bring your own dog bed, dog food, and make sure vaccines are up to date

  • Weight Restrictions - Small dogs only, no larger than 6kgs
  • Pet Limit - No more than 2 pet per room 
  • Allowed Public Areas - All dogs are allowed in areas of the hotel where food or drink is not served
  • Leash Options - Must be on a leash in all public areas of the hotel
  • Additional Fee - €30 per stay
  • Bring your own dog bed, dog food, and make sure vaccines are up to date

  • Weight Restrictions - Small dogs only, no larger than 6kgs
  • Pet Limit - No more than 1 pet per room 
  • Allowed Public Areas - All dogs are allowed in areas of the hotel where food is not served
  • Leash Options - Must be on a leash in all public areas of the hotel
  • Additional Fee - €30 per stay
  • Bring your own dog bed, dog food, and make sure vaccines are up to date

  • Weight Restrictions - Small dogs only, no larger than 6kgs
  • Pet Limit - No more than 1 pet per room 
  • Allowed Public Areas - All dogs are allowed in areas of the hotel where food or drink is not served
  • Leash Options - Must be on a leash in all public areas of the hotel
  • Additional Fee - €30 per stay
  • Bring your own dog bed, dog food, and make sure vaccines are up to date

  • Weight Restrictions - Small dogs only, no larger than 6kgs
  • Pet Limit - No more than 1 pet per room 
  • Allowed Public Areas - All dogs are allowed in areas of the hotel where food or drink is not served
  • Leash Options - Must be on a leash in all public areas of the hotel
  • Additional Fee - €25 per stay
  • Bring your own bedding, dog food, and make sure vaccines are up to date

  • Weight Restrictions - Small dogs only
  • Pet Limit - No more than 2 pets per room 
  • Allowed Public Areas - All dogs are allowed in areas of the hotel where food or drink is not served
  • Leash Options - Must be on a leash in all public areas of the hotel
  • Additional Fee - €30 per stay
  • Bring your own dog bed, dog food, and make sure vaccines are up to date
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The CLIFF Group


The CLIFF Group offers two privately owned luxury hotels, one on the coast in Waterford and a country retreat in Kildare. The Cliff House Hotel in Waterford is a 5-star Irish seaside boutique hotel in the traditional fishing village of Ardmore. Cliff at Lyons is a collection of six two-bedroom cottages immersed in the idyllic rural Irish countryside. 

Cliff Group Pet History

The Cliff Group wants to make sure that no paws are left behind, so they have created their Sandy Paws package. It’s a doggy holiday at the Cliff Group and there is no additional pet fee when bringing your best friend. Whether you enjoy long clifftop walks followed by sea swimming or doggy paddling, or wandering through lush countryside gardens, this dog-friendly hotel chain has you covered. There are a limited number of dog-friendly rooms and dog-friendly cottages, so please call ahead and check before booking.


 Cliff Group Pet-Policy

  • Welcome pack - Dog bed, mat and towels, water and food bowls, and treats are provided in the room on arrival.
  • Allowed Public Areas - All dogs are to dine with their paw-rents on the Balcony Terrace.
  • Weight Restrictions - Yes, no more than 30 lbs or 14kgs.
  • Leash Options - Must be on a leash in all public areas of the hotel 
  • Additional information - Dogs must sleep in a travel case and can not sleep in the bed. There is a travel case on-site if you do not have your own

  • Welcome pack - Dog bed, mat and towels, water and food bowls, and treats are provided in the room on arrival.
  • Weight Restrictions - Yes, no more than 30lbs or 14kgs.
  • Leash Options - Must be on a leash in all public areas of the hotel 
  • Additional information - Dogs must sleep in a travel case and can not sleep in the bed. There is a travel case on-site if you do not have your own
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A staycation with your pup can be a great value holiday. The additional pet fees are far outweighed by the savings on flights and the nightly fee of kennels. We have been locked-up with our pups for the last year, don't leave the paws behind now! They will enjoy exploring new areas, sniffing different paths, and making new furry friends across the country. 

All hotel information is up-to-date as of March 2021. Please call each individual hotel to confirm with the director of pet relations when planning your trip as pet-friendly rooms will book up in advance.

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