12 Dog-Friendly Hotels in Edinburgh – Budget to Luxury

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Planning a trip to Edinburgh but not sure if your pet will be allowed to stay with you? There are plenty of dog-friendly hotels in Edinburgh that are both central, and near parks and hills so your pet will have the chance to explore new terrains. This guide will highlight places to stay in Edinburgh that are pet and dog friendly.

Hotel pet policies ask that you advise them about your dog booking before you stay. There is usually a charge per night which we have detailed below. Some hotels allow dogs to access all areas, others have some restrictions. Hotels request that you do not leave your dog unattended in hotel rooms.

You may also like our guide to dog-friendly Edinburgh activities such as walks and other things to do with your pup.

Dog-Friendly Hotels in Edinburgh Old Town

1. Motel One Edinburgh – Royal

Situated in the centre of Edinburgh, this Old Town hotel is a 5-minute walk away from Waverley Station at the bottom of Cockburn (Coburn) Street.

All rooms are barrier free and have an en suite bathroom, a flat-screen TV, and free Wi-Fi access.

This is a dog-friendly hotel and there is an additional charge of £5 per night.

Motel One has elevator-access, perfect for bigger pooches.

Princes Street Gardens is just over the road from the hotel so you can get up and go for a walk as soon as your stir.

The historic market square Grassmarket is located less than half a mile from the hotel and is home to a variety of bars and restaurants – a great place for your dog to explore as well.

Their noses will be twitching if you visit the farmers market on a Saturday.

This is one of the best accommodations in Edinburgh, with an overall rating of 9.9/10!


  • Elevator facilities
  • Bar

Note: If you are visiting with your cat, call the pet-friendly hotels to check if the same rules apply as dog hotel stays.

2. Hotel Du Vin Edinburgh

This French hotel located in the historic Old Town has been renovated from an old city asylum into a beautiful 4-star hotel and a French Bistro serving local produce.

Each room contains a TV and luxury private bathroom with authentic features and a roll-top bath.

Free Wi-Fi is available, there is elevator access to upper floors, and pets are allowed.

Hotel Du Vin’s pet policy stipulates that dogs over 1 years old are welcome to stay for an additional £20 per night.

Dogs can enter public spaces but not anywhere food is served.

Edinburgh’s most famous dog is minutes away! Greyfriars Bobby’s statue can be found on George IV Bridge at Candlemaker Row.

Edinburgh’s Meadows is just a 10-minute walk away so there are plenty of space to walk your dog.

You may also like our guide to the best parks in Edinburgh.


  • Elevator facilities
  • Roll top baths
  • Restaurant
  • Bar

City Centre Dog-Friendly Hotels

3. The Balmoral

Located on Princes Street, The Balmoral is a 5-star hotel with a Michelin-starred restaurant, a pool and gym facilities. 

This historic hotel opened in 1902 but now offers modern, pet-friendly rooms with a spacious marble bathroom and an interactive TV – some even have views of Edinburgh Castle.

The Balmoral Hotel Deluxe Castle View room seat bed

With a sauna and a Turkish steam room, The Balmoral Spa features 5 treatment rooms, an indoor pool, and an exercise studio.

One of the several places to dine within The Balmoral is the Number One Restaurant, which provides a fine dining menu.

The Brasserie & Bar Prince has a more informal dining atmosphere with a relaxed cocktail area too. 

Afternoon tea is served at Palm Court, while the SCOTCH offers over 500 varieties of Scottish Whisky.

There are plenty of additional amenities included, such as air conditioning, free Wi-Fi, and room service for breakfast.

There is Elevator access too.

Well behaved dogs under 20lbs are welcome to stay at The Balmoral for an additional fee of £50.

They will receive a Dog Welcome Pack which includes of a bed, water bowl, welcoming treats, list of dog-friendly local establishments and list of local dog walkers.

Couples, in particular, have rated the hotel very highly in terms of location – 9.9/10 for a two-person trip.


  • 167 rooms and 20 suites
  • Elevator facilitates
  • AC in each room
  • Castle views
  • Restaurants
  • Pool
  • Spa

The Balmoral also features in our guide to historic hotels in Edinburgh.

4. Kimpton – Charlotte Square

The Kimpton Charlotte Square hotel is situated in the heart of Edinburgh’s financial district, just metres from both Princes and George Street.

Each room is equipped with AC, a flat-screen smart TV, a complimentary treat box and fridge, not forgetting an en suite bathroom with a range of complimentary toiletries.

Dogs under 35kg (about 80lb) are welcome to stay at the Kimpton.

Breakfast is served in an indoor courtyard, The Garden, which also serves food and drink throughout the day, including salads, hot dishes, cakes, spritzers and Scottish cocktails in the evening. 

BABA is another dining option, doubling as a mezze and charcoal grill Mediterranean restaurant and cocktail bar.

Guests have complimentary access to the leisure facilities including the gym, swimming pool, and spa (facials and massages are available at an additional cost).


  • Elevator facilitates
  • AC in each room
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Pool
  • Spa

5. Malmaison Edinburgh City

Malmaison Edinburgh City is a boutique UK chain located at St Andrews Square in the city centre.

The rooms are air-conditioned and each contains an ensuite bathroom, a flat-screen TV and a desk. 

Well behaved dogs over a year old can stay overnight with their owners for a charge of £20 per night inc of VAT.

The hotel has bar and restaurant, offering continental and vegetarian breakfast options. Dogs are not allowed in the restaurant.

Popular points of interest near this pet-friendly hotel include Rose Street pubs, some of which welcome dogs.

Calton Hill is approximately 15 minutes walk from the hotel.

Harvey Nichols and Multrees Walk for high end shopping are very close by.

Previous guests have rated the location of the hotel 9.8/10 due to easy access to both public transport and entertainment venues.

St Andrews Square is where the Black History Walking Tour starts. We highly recommend this Edinburgh tour. Find out more here.


  • AC in each room
  • Restaurant
  • Bar

You may also like our Edinburgh brunch guide which details which spots welcome dogs.

St Andrews Square Edinburgh

Dog-Friendly Hotels in Edinburgh’s West End

6. Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh – The Caledonian

Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh – The Caledonian is luxury hotel has a modern leisure club and free Wi-Fi throughout. 

Originally built in 1903 as part of Edinburgh’s central railway station, each room has AC, a flat-screen TV, a luxurious ensuite with designer toiletries, and views of Edinburgh Castle. 

Pets are welcomed for an additional fee.

Guests can enjoy access to the Guerlain Spa, the first and only one of its kind in the UK, which offers an array of treatments and leisure facilities including a steam room, sauna, jacuzzi, swimming pool and a gym.

The Caledonian is popular for food.

Peacock Alley offers afternoon tea, The Caley Bar provides bar food, drinks and tastings, and there is also an award-winning restaurant, Grazing by Mark Greenaway.

Private parking is available at an additional cost.

Concierge staff speak a variety of languages so there will always be someone on hand to help should you require it.

The Caledonian is especially lovely at Christmas and features in our guide on where to see the best lights and decorations.


  • Elevator facilitates
  • AC in each room
  • Castle views
  • Hot tubs
  • Dog-friendly
  • Restaurants
  • Swimming pool
  • Fitness suite
  • Spa

7. The Bonham, Edinburgh

The Bonham is a luxury boutique hotel and restaurant.

Rooms have a city view with wide bay windows and rooms on the upper floors are accessible by elevator.

Dogs are welcome to stay with guests and beds and bowls are available on request.

The restaurant at The Bonham serves traditional food every day for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, as well as serving cocktails in the bar area, and afternoon tea during the day. Only guide dogs are permitted in the restaurant.

Previous couples who have stayed in here have given it an overall rating of 9.2/10 for a two-person trip!


  • Elevator facilitates
  • City views
  • Restaurant

10. The Dunstane Houses

With stylish bedrooms and an on-site restaurant and bar, The Dunstane is set over two Victorian townhouses, Dunstane House and Hampton House, in Edinburgh’s West End. 

This recently awarded 5-star hotel is located 15 minutes from central Edinburgh, with a bus stop nearby that has links to both the city and airport. 

The rooms offer free WiFi and free private parking is available.

Originally built in 1852, many original features have been retained, including open fireplaces and big 4-poster beds, but the rooms are also very modern, containing flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi, and ensuite bathrooms.

Some also contain freestanding copper roll-top baths in the bedroom or have wonderful views of the city’s landscape.

This is one of the very few hotels in Edinburgh with free on-site parking. Find out more here.

The Ba’ Bar & Lounge hosts all-day seasonal dining and daily afternoon tea, as well as craft gin, ale and whisky tastings from some of Scotland’s micro-breweries. 

Dogs are more than welcome, they can join you for food in the conservatory and make use of the lovely gardens with your guidance.


  • Roll top bath
  • Restaurant
  • Bar

Close to the City 

11. ibis budget Hotel Edinburgh Park

If you need somewhere in Edinburgh to stay with your dog on a budget, this hotel is a 10-minute drive from Edinburgh Airport and costs less than £100 per night!

The Gyle Centre Tram Stop is located nearby and leads to Edinburgh Airport and the city centre.

This ibis hotel offers free parking and Wi-Fi.

All rooms have AC and feature a flat-screen TV and en suite shower.

A continental breakfast buffet is available to guests as well as vending machines with drinks and snacks.

There is elevator access and the staff speak a range of languages to accommodate guest’s needs.

Pets are welcome for an additional fee.


  • Elevator facilitates
  • Free parking

12. Novotel Edinburgh Park

This 4-star Edinburgh hotel is a 12-minute train or tram ride from the city centre, just off the M8 motorway.

Each spacious room includes a large work area, TV, minibar, and free Wi-Fi – ideal for business travellers.

The in-house Elements restaurant serves a range of modern and traditional cuisine, with drink and light meals available in the relaxing bar area too. 

Guests have complimentary access to the indoor heated pool and can also exercise or relax in the gym and steam room.

A bonus is two under 16s can stay free with breakfast when sharing a room with adults. 

This includes access to video games, baby equipment, a kids menu in the restaurant, and late check-out on Sundays. 

Pets are also welcome for an additional fee at Novotel so the whole family can enjoy some time away for a great price!


  • Elevator facilitates
  • Swimming pool
  • Fitness suite
  • Restaurant

13. Prestonfield House

Prestonfield House is a luxurious 5-star hotel with an onsite fine-dining restaurant, romantic bedrooms, and beautiful gardens.

Each room is very stylishly decorated with antique furnishings and has free Wi-Fi, a TV, stocked minibar and views overlooking the gardens.

Prestonfield House Garden Hotel Food

The Rhubarb Restaurant within the hotel serves excellent Scottish cuisine and traditional afternoon teas, with breakfast included in the price.

Prestonfield House features in our guide to the most romantic places to stay in Edinburgh.

As well as going a stroll in the parks and gardens with your partner or family, you can go with your pet as dogs are welcome to stay at Prestonfield House.

There is an additional £25 charge per night for pups. Dogs are welcome everywhere in the house with the exception of The Rhubarb Restaurant which is reserved for hungry humans.

Public transport to the city centre is a 5-minute walk away, but free public parking is available too.

Prestonfield House in Afternoon Tea in Rhubarb Restaurant Hotel Food


  • Free parking available for guests
  • Elevator facilities
  • AC in each room
  • Dog-friendly
  • Restaurant
Prestonfield House and Rhubarb Restaurant Hotel Food

14. Best Western Kings Manor

Best Western Kings Manor in Edinburgh offers free WiFi, a swimming pool, gym, spa bath and tennis court. 

It is found 10 minutes from Portobello Beach (image) and the nearest train station.

All rooms have spacious en-suites with satellite TV and 24-hour room service. 

Rooms are also air-conditioned and accessible by lift.

Dogs are welcome for an additional £10 per night and they can chill out at the bar with you.

Guests have complimentary use of Fountain Spa Leisure Club, which boasts a sauna, a steam room and a beauty therapy suite.

The traditional Lauders Restaurant serves a continental breakfast and traditional meals, and guests can also benefit from the on-site bar.

Parking is free which is rare for Edinburgh hotels.

Finally, this budget hotel is dedicated to being environmentally responsible and promotes eco-friendly tourism.


  • Free parking available for guests
  • Elevator facilities
  • AC in each room
  • Restaurant
  • Swimming pool
  • Fitness suite
  • Spa

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About the Author: Eilidh has lived in Scotland her entire life and loves visiting Edinburgh with her family, especially during the festive period and when the Fringe Festival is on. As a University student, she is looking to travel more and experience new cultures in the future.

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