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Pet-Friendly Hotels in Dorset, England

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Top Dorset Pet-Friendly Hotels

Munden House
5 out of 5
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4.9/5Exceptional! (43 reviews)
Great cosy little cottage

"Great peaceful little cottage in close proximity of Sherborne town village. Highly recommended"…"

Reviewed on 9 Mar 2020

Munden House
Longham Farm House B&B
3 out of 5
72 Ringwood Road, Longham Farm House, Ferndown, England
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4.8/5Exceptional! (10 reviews)
Excellent B&B with easy access to Bournemouth.

"Short week-end stay in comfortable surroundings. Decent pub/restaurants nearby"…"

Reviewed on 25 Nov 2014

Longham Farm House B&B
Captains Club Hotel
4 out of 5
Wick Lane, Christchurch, England
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The price is £259 per night
4.8/5Exceptional! (84 reviews)

"Lovely hotel. Very spacious room. Great bar and restaurant and very friendly staff. Could do with mini fridges in the rooms tho, but that’s not a major issue."…"

Reviewed on 19 Mar 2020

Captains Club Hotel
The Greyhound Inn
3.5 out of 5
The price is £89 per night
4.7/5Exceptional! (161 reviews)

"Exceptional service, especially from the Romanian lady,"…"

Reviewed on 21 Mar 2020

The Greyhound Inn
The New Inn
3 out of 5
The price is £105 per night
4.6/5Exceptional! (67 reviews)
Another Inn to add to the list

"Was only a short trip, but the hotel was very nice. My room was small, but comfortable and warm. No need for a big room on a one nighter. Food was very good, enjoyed the breakfast immensely. I had the burger for dinner as I was on budget and could not run to the steak dinner, but they did look very ..."…"

Reviewed on 11 Mar 2020

The New Inn
The Grosvenor Arms
4 out of 5
The Commons, Shaftesbury, England
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The price is £105 per night
4.4/5Wonderful! (141 reviews)

"Beautiful, charming hotel. The check-in process was incredibly simple, and we appreciated the free parking around the corner. The room was spacious and clean, and the bathroom was modern and enormous. We also enjoyed the restaurant and the bar. Our compliments to the friendly and efficient staff! ..."…"

Reviewed on 21 Oct 2019

The Grosvenor Arms
The Fisherman's Haunt
The price is £99 per night
4.4/5Wonderful! (144 reviews)

"Perfect for our visit with our 5 month old pup. Biscuits and a water bowl were even provided for her. Food and beer was also good."…"

Reviewed on 21 Feb 2020

The Fisherman's Haunt
The Hunters Moon
3 out of 5
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The price is £75 per night
4.4/5Excellent! (154 reviews)
Country pub with good rooms and excellent food

"Always good place to stay with lovely food and good service. Very dog friendly. En-suite needs updating"…"

Reviewed on 9 Mar 2020

The Hunters Moon
Moonfleet Manor
4 out of 5
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4.3/5Excellent! (132 reviews)

"The entertainment for the kids was brilliant, you couldn’t fault it and probably best out of all the hotels we’ve stayed in , However there could of been just little touches that could of made the whole experience a little better. Staying in the sister hotels there were some differences and something ..."…"

Reviewed on 13 Jan 2020

Moonfleet Manor
Cobb Arms
3 out of 5
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The price is £90 per night
4.2/5Very Good! (193 reviews)

"Can not fault the service or breakfast, superb! We were given the wrong room, double instead of emperor , but all was good . We didn’t mention it as room quality was excellent! Would highly recommend to all 👍"…"

Reviewed on 15 Feb 2020

Cobb Arms
B&B Weymouth
3 out of 5
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The price is £72 per night
4.2/5Very Good! (258 reviews)

"We were attending a funeral so not a happy time. The only thing I could fault our stop over was that the nearest car park was 10 minuets away and was time limited which ment we had to go back to pay for our parking before the time limite was up"…"

Reviewed on 21 Oct 2019

B&B Weymouth
The Countryman Inn
3.5 out of 5
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4.1/5Very Good! (68 reviews)

"Staff were very friendly and courteous - accommdation was very comfortable and the Breakfast was excellent being plentiful and prepared to a very high standard."…"

Reviewed on 1 Mar 2020

The Countryman Inn
The Knoll House
3.5 out of 5
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The price is £125 per night
4.1/5Very Good! (303 reviews)

"Dated but everything else is friendly, homely and special. The location is perfect. When it is updated it might lose its charm because the Knoll is a one off in our opinion. Another great stay and the breakfast as always was great. Thanks to all."…"

Reviewed on 7 Feb 2020

The Knoll House
Railway Cottage
3 out of 5
26 Victoria Avenue, Swanage, England
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4.1/5Very Good! (20 reviews)

"We liked its proximity to the town and beech. You need to be aware of some parking restriction in the locality."…"

Reviewed on 5 Oct 2019

Railway Cottage
The Ilchester Arms Hotel
3 out of 5
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The price is £109 per night
4/5Very Good! (171 reviews)

"Staff very friendly. Lovely comfortable bed. Food good."…"

Reviewed on 16 Mar 2020

The Ilchester Arms Hotel
The Wilton Guest House
3 out of 5
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The price is £70 per night
3.8/5Good! (140 reviews)
Superb place to stay

"Lovely host, excellent spacious rooms, very clean, fantastic location, super comfy beds, could not fault our stay here!"…"

Reviewed on 19 Mar 2020

The Wilton Guest House
The Richmoor Hotel
3.5 out of 5
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3.5/5Good! (78 reviews)

"The hotel was nice inside but the outside of it front & Back could do with painting was a bit worried when we arrived but inside was nice n clean and considering we had the double delux thought we may of had the nice jacuzzi bath should state on website wot room the bath is in"…"

Reviewed on 31 Aug 2019

The Richmoor Hotel
Admiralty Hotel & Restaurant
3.5 out of 5
Southwell Park, Dorset, Portland, England
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The price is £100 per night
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Pocket Guide: Pet-Friendly Hotels in Dorset

Opting to spend your downtime in Dorset can be a fabulous experience for you and your pet. With acres of rolling countryside, miles of fossil-strewn coasts and attractions spread throughout the county, there's something for every member of the family - including those with four legs. With a good selection of pet-friendly hotels in Dorset, you don't have to leave your pooch behind. Not only does this help cut back on the cost of kennels or dog-sitters, but it also gives you peace of mind that your dog is being looked after by those who know him best: you and your family. Pet-friendly hotels come in a variety of shapes and sizes, ranging from intimate B&Bs and characterful guest houses, to upmarket hotels.

Pet-Friendly Hotels in Dorset

An important consideration for dog-owners is daily exercise for their pet. Dorset is blessed with outstanding beaches, from the seven miles of unspoilt sands offered by Bournemouth Beach to small, secluded coves. Many of these beaches are dog-friendly, such as Bowleaze Cove, Church Ope and Durdle Door. These beaches are among those that allow dogs throughout the year without restrictions. Other beaches, such as Burton Bradstock and Charmouth Beach allow dogs, but only at certain times of the year and between certain hours. You'll find plenty of pet-friendly hotels close to beaches in Dorset, such as the Denewood Hotel in Bournemouth and the Hunters Moon Inn in Sherborne.

Pet-Friendly Attractions, Parks and Pubs

However, there's far more for your pet to explore than beaches; many attractions in Dorset allow dogs such as Highcliffe Castle, Christchurch Castle and the Kingston Russell Stone Circle. You'll also find a huge number of dog-friendly parks, such as Delph Woods and Meyrick Park. Many hotels are within easy reach of local, pet-friendly attractions. The Greenlands Guest House, for example, is within easy access of Portland Museum, Radipole Lake and the beautiful Tout Quarry Sculpture Park. In addition, there are dog-friendly pubs and restaurants across the region, allowing the whole family to remain a unit - even at meal times.

Visiting Dorset is a wonderful way to spend your downtime and booking one of the county's pet-friendly hotels can allow you to make the most of your time there.

Frequently asked questions

What's the best pet-friendly accommodation option in Dorset?
The Knoll House is a top dog-friendly hotel, and offers a restaurant and an indoor pool for its human guests. Other good choices for you and your pet include Captains Club Hotel and The Greyhound Inn.
What is there to see and do with your pet in Dorset?
Known for its castles, Dorset has lots to offer visitors, including its museums and gardens. See the local sights and visit top attractions, such as Durdle Door and Weymouth Beach. While you’re there, make sure you don’t miss Corfe Castle and Tutankhamun: The Exhibition.

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