Pet-Friendly Hotels Wellington, New Zealand

Are you planning to stay in Wellington with your favourite pet? We have created the latest guide for Wellington, New Zealand to help you find a pet friendly hotel, a pet friendly restaurant, an activity, a guided tour and the best dog friendly hotel close to the Wellington downtown and main tourist attractions. 
From mountain trails, parks, to dog-friendly cafes & restaurants there are tons of activities for you and your dog or cat to enjoy together as a whole family!

Best Pet Friendly Restaurants in Wellington

1. Southern Cross Garden Bar Restaurant
2. The Larder
3. Beach Babylon
4. The Botanist

Dog Friendly Tours in Wellington

Wellington, the capital of New Zealand, sits near the North Island’s southernmost point on the Cook Strait. A compact city, it encompasses a waterfront promenade, sandy beaches, a working harbour and colourful timber houses on surrounding hills. From Lambton Quay, the iconic red Wellington Cable Car heads to the Wellington Botanic Gardens. Strong winds through the Cook Strait give it the nickname “Windy Wellington.”

See more dog friendly trips in Wellington on GetYourGuide


1. U Boutique Hotel 3* – Pet Friendly Accommodation Wellington

U Boutique Hotel

U Boutique Hotel offers stylish boutique accommodation with free WiFi. Gourmet continental breakfast is available in the mornings. Set in the heart of Wellington, the property is 5 minutes’ walk from the waterfront.

The restaurants, bars, theatres and nightlife of Courtenay Place are just a 5-minute walk away. The Interislander Ferry terminal is only 3 km away and it is 2 km to Wellington Railway Station.

Each room at U Boutique Hotel includes a 32-inch flat-screen TV, a work desk and heating. There is one room with an outdoor terrace and hot tub. Shared laundry facilities are available.

A 5-minute walk from the shops and bars of Cuba Street, this informal, family-run hotel set in 2 quirky buildings in a residential area is an 11-minute walk from the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa and 2 km from Wellington Railway Station.

Unfussy rooms (no air-conditioning) come with Wi-Fi access and flat-screen TVs, plus tea and coffeemaking facilities. Most have private or en suite bathrooms; some share facilities. Studios add kitchenettes and/or decks, and 1 has a hot tub.

Amenities include a casual cafe and guest laundry facilities. Breakfast and parking are available for a surcharge.

We booked a pet friendly room with our dog and it was spacious and comfortable. We needed to be close to the ferry and the room was in the city centre within walking distance of cafes and restaurants with a parking space also.

The decor was funky and original.

The staff were super helpful and accommodating.

They provided a dog bed, dog treats and a food bowl for us to use. Zippy loved his stay.

For the humans we were treated to lovely coffee, a welcome biscuit and a shower bomb.

The beds were very comfy and the room was warm and welcoming.

We’re definitely putting U boutique hotel on our list of places to stay next time we’re in Wellington.

Management were really accommodating about having our dog with us, nothing was an issue. We were able to take him for a walk up around the War Memorial where there was plenty of grassed area for him to stretch his legs.

The location of the hotel is excellent – a short 5 min walk into town where there are a a large number of bars and restaurants. The rooms were spacious and clean and the customer service exceptional.

We had an excellent experience and highly recommend U Boutique Hotel.

Pet Friendly Hotels Wellington
Pet Friendly Hotels Wellington

Nice apartment and having the dog stay was great. Good location , clean and everything was was as advertised. Easy check in and communication was good throughout. We would stay again if we head to Wellington.

Our little Maltese was so happy with the lovely big pet friendly room at U Boutique Hotel. I think there is only one pet friendly room, so it might pay to book early.

The owners are super nice people and my wife and I enjoyed our stay very much.

The hotel is very central and handy to most things.

The beds are so comfy, there is a fully equipped kitchen and the shower is great.
Air con was warm and quiet, we all slept so well.

If you are looking for a quality, central Wellington Hotel, U Boutique certainly ticks all the boxes.

Pet Friendly Accommodation Wellington
Pet Friendly Accommodation Wellington

How much does a room costs at U Boutique Hotel?

Prices start 88$/night for Twin Room with Shared Bathroom. The King Studio with Kitchenette
is 145$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for pet owners.

This studio features an en suite bathroom and a separate kitchen with a full sized refrigerator and a microwave. It also includes a 32-inch TV with satellite channels and access to a small patio. This room is wheelchair accessible and has facilities for disabled guests.

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2. Motel Newlands Court Motel 3* – Dog Friendly Hotels Wellington

Newlands Court Motel

Refurbished in 2016, Newlands Court Motel is located in Newlands, within 15 minutes’ drive from the centre of Wellington. Guests of this motel can enjoy gardens and free on-site parking.

Each heated room here features a flat-screen TV and a sofa. For convenience, all rooms include a refrigerator. Select rooms include a kitchen with an oven.

Fax and photocopying services are offered to guests of Newlands Court Motel.

Te Papa Museum, Westpac Stadium and Hutt Valley are all within 10 minutes’ drive from the property. The motel is located along the main bus route to Wellington where you will find a large variety of restaurants, shops and entertainment facilities.

I like the idea that they had an option to bring pets, staff were super friendly and was a stress free experience all through. I would highly recommend to anyone wanting a quiet nice place for a great price.

Our studio unit had a big bed, full kitchen, luxury bathroom, dining table, TV etc. Heaps of room, amazingly quiet. Lovely welcome. Heaps of parking, Pet friendly and dog walking area. Children’s playground. And a cafe!

We were seriously impressed, especially given that the prices are very reasonable. If the other refurbished rooms are up to this standard, then wow, seriously WOW. We will be back on our next trip to Wellington.

We were a group of eight plus a dog and managed to split across just two family rooms (twin beds in the bedroom and double bed in the living room) at this motel.

The rooms are clean and modern with lots of facilities – big fridge / freezer, microwave and other kitchen equipment.

We didn’t make much use of it as we only stayed one night but it would be a great place to base yourself if in Wellington for a few days. Just a 10/15 minute drive into Wellington so really convenient.

Staff were really helpful and friendly.

I booked this motel purely because they accept dogs by agreement, and were a reasonable price. I didn’t have great expectations, but was very happy with the choice.

The place is slightly dated (think doilies) but was very clean and tidy, welcoming, and very spacious. Only 15 mins from the CBD, and a brand new New World supermarket just up the road added to the appeal.

We were extremely grateful to have our small, well behaved dog with us for Christmas, so can’t thank them enough for making this possible.

Dog Friendly Hotels Auckland
Dog Friendly Hotels Auckland

How much does a room costs at Newlands Court Motel?

Prices start 181$/night for Premium Executive Studio with Bath. The Two-Bedroom Suite is 278$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for pet owners.

This studio features a toaster, microwave and dining area.

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3. The Terrace Villas Serviced Apartments 4* – Pet Friendly Accommodation Wellington

Surrounded by shops and restaurants, just 5 minutes’ walk from Wellington, The Terrace Villas Serviced Apartments offer individually furnished accommodation with a fully equipped kitchen. Off-street car parking is available, for an additional charge, subject to availability. WiFi are available on site.

The pet-friendly Wellington Terrace Villas are set in a variety of refurbished 100-year-old historic villas. Each of the apartments includes laundry facilities and a dining setting. All feature a lounge area offering a flat-screen TV with cable channels.

In a whitewashed Georgian-style building, this informal apartment hotel in residential area is a 7-minute walk from 3 bus stops and 2 km from Wellington Botanic Garden.

Casual studios and 1- to 2-bedroom apartments come with kitchens and washer/dryers. They also include Wi-Fi and cable TV. Some have balconies, and apartments add sitting rooms and dining areas. Sofa beds are available upon request.

We were travelling with our wee dog and this was no issue. The bed was super comfy and staff were so lovely.

Pretty good location in Wellington, close enough to downtown without being in downtown. The apartment was lovely. The master bedroom was huge. The bathroom had an actual bathtub with a washer AND a dryer. Dryers were hard to come by.

The kitchen had everything we needed. Out of the back of our apartment was a ‘dog park’ area above the freeway that led to one of many of the city walking trails. Didn’t even hear the freeway.

Stayed with our two small dogs. Large apartment. Perfect for the dogs to be able to walk into grass.

There might be more modern places around, but it’s hard to beat the Terrace Villas’ handy and central location, the clean, spacious and well equipped rooms, and the cheerful staff.

Pretty quiet at that time of year, and there’s off street parking (maybe a charge) and a must for us – dog friendly. A comfortable and good place to stay.

Fantastic facilities and amazingly, pet friendly! Myself and my two pups found ourselves temporarily ‘evicted’ during some construction at our home, and the team at Terrace Villas rescued us and we were able to stay in a completely self contained unit.

The unit had everything you could need, I mean everything! It was wonderfully comfortable and impeccably clean.

The room was warm and quiet and the dogs loved the local dog park. I would not hesitate to return!

Pet Friendly Accommodation Auckland
Pet Friendly Accommodation Auckland

How much does a room costs at The Terrace Villas Serviced Apartments?

Prices start 162$/night for One-Bedroom Apartment. The Two-Bedroom Apartment
is 379$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for pet owners.

This spacious, apartment features a fully equipped kitchen, laundry facilities and a dining setting. It includes a separate living area offering a flat-screen TV with cable channels.

Where to book online –The Terrace Villas Serviced Apartments– Pet Friendly Accommodation Wellington – you can find the best pet friendly hotels deals in Wellington and enjoy Pet Friendly activities in Wellington which are celebrated with much enthusiasm in New Zealand on or or  see more reviews on TripAdvisor.