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Best Dog-Friendly Hotels in Yorkshire

Looking for the perfect staycation that your pup will love too? Then Yorkshire might just be the answer. As the largest county in the UK, it’s not only rich in culture and history but the perfect playground for your canine companion with two national parks.

Whether it’s stunning waterfalls and rock pools, babbling brooks or the rugged hills that you’re looking to explore, these areas are protected by the National Trust so you and your pooch can enjoy the wild and wonderful countryside safely.

And if you’d rather leave the walking boots at home this time, then we’ve listed some great dog-friendly towns and cities for you and your little pal to enjoy as well.

If a hotel is not for you and your furry pal, why not see our round-up of the Best Dog-Friendly Cottages in Yorkshire instead?

Let’s get started with our Top Pet-friendly Hotels in Yorkshire and get you and your four-legged friend on your way.

Top Three:

Best Yorkshire Dales – Beck Hall Hotel

  • Great for exploring Malham Cove
  • Central location
  • Beautiful setting

Best Yorkshire Moors – The Old Lodge

  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Near Kirkham Priory historical landmark

Best North Yorkshire – The Doubletree by Hilton Harrogate

  • Stunning spa resort
  • Close to the town centre – great for site-seeing
  • Close to the Yorkshire Dales
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    • Situated: Malham, Yorkshire Dales
    • Room Features and Amenities: contactless check-in, WiFi, free-parking, free-breakfast, board games and puzzles

    Thousands flock to the Yorkshire Dales every year for sweeping moors, rugged valleys, and perfect postcard villages. And right in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales, is the small village of Malham – a place that’s famous for the Harry Potter filming location of Malham Cove.

    It’s also the place where you’ll find the Beck Hall Hotel, the perfect place to rest after a long day of exploring, and a place that feels truly magical as it waits on the other side of the ancient Clapper Bridge. With a mixture of the quirky and modern interior as well as the traditional rustic tartan and open fire-places, this hotel offers something for everyone – including the dogs.

    The rooms are elegantly furnished with the option of a four-poster bed, all with luxury ensuites.

    And when you’re tired from all the walking, relax in The Secret Garden with a glass of wine or spend a cosy night playing board games by a roaring fire in The Snug.

    • Situated: Kilnsey, Yorkshire
    • Room Features and Amenities: WiFi, free-parking, free-breakfast, taxi-service, horse-back riding, fishing, walking tours, bar/lounge.

    With gourmet food, stylish rooms (featuring a four-poster bed), and a sweeping landscape, there’s a lot to love about this boutique hotel.

    The Tennants Arms is an independently-run business that prides themselves on locally sourced British food, their range of cask ales, fine wines and that good old friendly Yorkshire hospitality.

    They offer a choice of ten rooms; each one unique in its design and finished beautifully. One of the rooms even offers a stunning ensuite with a free-standing bath that looks over the views of The Dales – perfect for a romantic retreat!

    And since it’s situated in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales, nestled under the spectacular Kilnsey Crag, it’s the ideal for exploring the famous tourist attractions of The Dales.

    • Situated: Hawes, Yorkshire
    • Room Features and Amenities: WiFi, free-parking, free-breakfast, games room, fireplace in rooms, massage service, car hire, bicycle rental, valet parking, Electric vehicle charging station, sun-terrace, fishing, laundry service, horseback riding, express check-in/out, wine/champagne

    With delicious food, oak-panelled lounges with log-fires, and luxury ensuite bedrooms with four-poster beds, it’s no wonder the Stone House Hotel won the Travellers Choice Award.

    The classic Edwardian house overlooks the market town of Hawes deep in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. It’s the perfect escape whether you want to kick back and relax or explore the many of the hidden gems that The Dales has to offer.

    • Situated: Malton, Yorkshire
    • Room Features and Amenities: WiFi, free-parking, free-breakfast, banquet room, bar/lounge, board games/puzzles, 24-hour front desk, special-dietary menus in the restaurant

    A fully restored Tudor mansion that’s practically a castle within its own grounds? Yes, please!

    The Old Lodge is less like a lodge and more like a manor house with 28 exquisite rooms – many of which feature a four-poster bed. This, combined with luxury roll-top baths, walk-in showers and grounds that are rich in pavilions and willow trees, makes this accommodation simply breathtaking.


    • Situated: Pickering, Yorkshire
    • Room Features and Amenities: WiFi, free-parking, free-breakfast, picnic area, special dietary menus, complimentary toiletries

    Located within walking distance of the market town of Pickering – renowned for North Yorkshire Moors Steam Railway – this stunning bed and breakfast is hidden away within beautiful gardens that feature a babbling brook and views of the steam railway.

    Lowther House also offers a tea-room and tea garden and after a long day of wandering in The Moors with your dogs in tow, you can sit down to an evening meal at the house while your pooch puts their paws up in the room.

    • Situated: York, Yorkshire
    • Room Features and Amenities: WiFi, free-parking, free-breakfast, pool (check whether slot needs booking), happy hour, laundry service, afternoon tea, 24-hour check-in, electric vehicle charging station, parking, laptop safe, blackout curtains

    Novotel York is fantastic for an alternative choice hotel. The sleek and industrial style is mixed with vibrant colours and modern shapes gives this hotel an innovative feel that’s truly impressive.

    But the best part of this hotel is the endless entertainment it provides. Kids can have fun in the play area with the Nintendo Wii and Xbox while you enjoy the tranquil indoor pool! And if your pooch needs to stretch their legs, the hotel benefits from a 24-hour outdoor terrace and is situated on the River Ouse providing a lovely riverside walk on your doorstep.

    With the hotel ideally located less than one mile from both York Minster and the Railway Station, and a short walk from the shops, you’ll have plenty to soak up.

    The hotel is also a short walk from Barbican or Shakespeare’s Rose Theatre – making it even easier for you to enjoy some culture as well. And for the thrill-seeker in the family,  York Racecourse is just 10 minutes away by car.

    • Situated: Whitby, Yorkshire
    • Room Features and Amenities: WiFi, ocean view, free parking, free breakfast

    If you’re looking for Gothic and Victorian, then look no further than the La Rosa Hotel. This elegant townhouse on Whitby’s West Cliff offers rooms that look fresh off the set of Dracula with deep red velvet drapes and Victorian artefacts – so much so, you’ll feel like you’ve stepped back in time.

    And if that wasn’t enough to get into the spooky mood, the ruins of Whitby Abbey – the very inspiration of Bram Stoker’s Dracula – face the B&B as it sits across the picturesque harbour.

    • Situated: Robin Hood Bay
    • Room Features and Amenities: WiFi, ocean view, free parking, free breakfast

    As a beautiful fishing town with quaint narrow and winding cobbled streets, you can get lost in the rich history this town has and imagine the stories these streets would reveal of all the pirates, smugglers and fishermen that walked the cobbles hundreds of years ago.

    Watch the boats from the beautiful dog-friendly sandy beach, and investigate the rock pools to find ancient fossils buried.

    And once you’ve hit the vibrant pubs and restaurants, you can finally put your feet up to rest in a gorgeous B&B with a coastal charm like the Clarence Dene Bed and Breakfast. Coastal views, pretty rooms and a large breakfast choice, it’s the perfect bolthole after all of your explorings.

    • Situated: Filey
    • Room Features and Amenities: WiFi, luxury showers, world-famous food, a recreational area in rooms, free parking, free breakfast, bar and lounge, children’s activities

    At The Piebald Inn, you’re bound to have a well-rested night all thanks to the world-class Hypnos mattresses available in every bright and stylishly designed room. And its not only the luxury beds that will ensure you feel refreshed, but each room is equipped with a rainfall power shower too.

    The Piebald is also famous for its award-winning pies, so whether it’s for lunch or dinner, sit down in the cosy restaurant to see experience the renowned food for yourself.


    • Situated: Harrogate, Yorkshire
    • Room Features and Amenities: WiFi, spa and beauty services, parking, gym and fitness centre, pool, bar and lounge, taxi service

    It’s no surprise that the spa town of Harrogate, The Doubletree by Hilton delivers on a magnificent spa with a purple steam room, featuring a Hymalian salt wall, and a ceiling over the pool that looks like stars in the night sky.

    And if that wasn’t appealing enough, The Doubletree is a Victorian manor house that stands majestically surrounded by acres of beautifully landscaped gardens that overlook the town.

    Just a mile from the train station and 10 minutes walk from the famous Betty’s Tea Rooms, you can enjoy all that Harrogate has to offer with its quaint shops and spas or you can treat your furry friend to a long walk in the beautiful landscape of the Yorkshire Dales.

    So if you’re looking for a spa getaway that’s luxury and romantic but you don’t want to leave the dog at home, then this is a perfect choice.

    How To Get To Yorkshire


    Luckily, Yorkshire lies in the heart of Britain, so wherever you’re coming from you can get transport pretty easily. Naturally, if you don’t have a car then the more rural hotels will need to be looked into further to see if they provide a taxi service or have good public transport links.

    To find out more about local bus services, check out the transport information on The Arriva Bus Transport website.

    As for trains, according to the Yorkshire Travel Board:

    CrossCountry: regular services from across South West England and the Midlands

    London North Eastern Railway (LNER): offers fast and frequent trains to Yorkshire from London Kings Cross, on the east coast.

    First Hull Trains: direct services from London King’s Cross to Howden, the Wolds and Hull.

    Northern Rail: If you’re coming from anywhere in the North-West, you can catch a direct train from Manchester, Preston or Blackpool to York.

    First TransPennine Express: direct services into the region from Liverpool, Manchester Airports, Newcastle and Middlesbrough.

    Grand Central: an open-access passenger train operator that carries passengers from London Kings Cross to York and the North East and to Doncaster and West Yorkshire.

    BY CAR

    From the South: the M1 and A1 provide excellent links.

    From the South West: the M5 and M42 link to the M1.

    From Wales: use motorway connections from the M6 from North Wales and the M4 from South Wales.

    From the Midlands: the M6 provides links to the M62, taking you right into the heart of Yorkshire. Alternatively, the M1 provides excellent access from all over the Midlands.

    From the North West: the M62 brings you right into the heart of Yorkshire and speeds you to the A1.

    From the North East: the A1 serves as the main route into Yorkshire.

    From Scotland: access to Yorkshire is made easy via the A1 from Edinburgh.

    Places To Visit In Yorkshire

    Yorkshire is so rich in culture, great walks, breathtaking views and vibrant cities that the list of things to do is endless. And while we simply can’t cover every hidden gem in Yorkshire, here’s a few ideas to get you started.

    1. The Bloody Tour of York – Tourism Award Winner 2020
    2. National Railway Museum – York
    3. Yorkshire Three Peaks Walk
    4. Ingleton Waterfalls Trail
    5. The Bronte Parsonage
    6. Northwood Trail – England’s Fairy Sanctuary
    7. Janet’s Foss Waterfall –  Malham
    8. Skipton Castle
    9. Hardraw Force Waterfall
    10. Along the Coast at Robin Hood’s Bay