13 best pet-friendly accommodation options on the Gold Coast
Have a paw-some holiday with man's best friend.
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Kennels can be expensive and let's face it, it's always a bit of a ruff time having to say goodbye to your furry friend when you're heading off for your travels.
That's where great pet-friendly accommodation comes in handy, because even dogs (and cats) deserve to spend a little bit of time away from the (dog)house.
Take a look at these Gold Coast accommodation options that offer pet-friendly stays or when you want to travel with your four-legged friend in tow.
Our picks: Best pet-friendly hotels on the Gold Coast
With only a minute's walk between you and Burleigh Heads Beach this is the perfect place to stay. The popular Miami and Mermaid beaches are just 5 and 10 minutes away by car respectively.
- Star rating: 3.5
- Location: 1935 Gold Coast Highway corner Fourth Avenue, Burleigh Heads, QLD 4220
- Cost: From $130
With a water/splash park, pools, tennis courts and kids club and more you can't go past the Big4 Holiday Park. With the major theme parks like Movie World and Dreamworld virtually just across the road there's something for kids and big kids alike.
- Star rating: 4
- Location: 66-86 Siganto Dr, Helensvale, QLD 4212
- Cost: From $151
How did we pick these hotels?Our editorial team selected the Gold Coast hotels on this list based on price, location and real customer feedback from hotel booking sites and review platforms. Where applicable, we used our own personal experiences to make recommendations.
Full list of pet-friendly accommodation on the Gold Coast
|Hotel name||Address||Star rating||Average price||Book|
|Big4 Gold Coast Holiday Park||66-86 Siganto Dr, Helensvale, QLD 4212||4||$151||Check rates|
|Jadran Motel & El Jays Holiday Lodge||54 Frank St, Labrador, QLD 4215||3||$124||Check rates|
|Sunburst Motel||37 Brisbane Road, Biggera Waters, QLD 4216||3||$125||Check rates|
|Burleigh Beach Tower||52 Goodwin Terrace, Burleigh Heads, QLD 4220||4||$343||Check rates|
|Timbertop for Life||1 Timbertop Mead, Burleigh Heads, QLD|
|Southport-Dandar||30 Dandar Drive, Southport, QLD 4215||N/A||$140||Check rates|
|Riviera Bed and Breakfast||53 Evanita Drive, Gold Coast, QLD 4211||3.5||$169||Check rates|
|Burleigh Break||1935 Gold Coast Highway corner Fourth Avenue, Burleigh Heads, QLD 4220||3.5||$130||Check rates|
|Brandy Apartment||17-19 Back Street, Biggera Waters, QLD 4216||4||$463||Check rates|
|One Lux Stay||14 View Avenue Unit 209, Surfers Paradise, QLD 4217||3||$588||Check rates|
|Tall Trees Motel||9 Eagle Heights Road, Tamborine Mountain, QLD 4272||3||$141||Check rates|
|Marlin Motel||27 Brisbane Road, Biggera Waters, QLD 4216||3.5||$96||Check rates|
|Jacobs Well Tourist Park||1161 Pimpama Jacobs Well Rd, Jacobs Well QLD 4208||4||$135||Contact park directly|
Frequently Asked Questions
What kind of pets are allowed in Gold Coast hotels?
Usually, the kinds of pets allowed to stay at these types of accommodation are dogs under a certain size. Some options may allow cats. Extra charges may apply and some places only allow pets on request so make sure to get in touch with your hotel or host before arriving on the Gold Coast.
What pet amenities can I expect?
This can vary between locations. In general, there may be dog beds and water bowls. Some Gold Coast accommodation options might offer dog treats and day care.
What are some dog-friendly locations on the Gold Coast?
There are some great spots that are dog friendly. Biggera Waters Beach, Palm Beach, Tallebudgera Dog beach and parts of Main Beach allow dogs to get off-leash and into the water. You can also take your pooch to Palm Beach Parklands, Pizzey Park and the Gold Coast Regional Botanical Gardens.
Can I leave my dog alone in a Gold Coast hotel room?
This depends on the policy of the individual hotel or motel. If you are allowed, you should aim to make your dog as comfortable as possible and try not to be gone for too long. A dog left unattended in an unfamiliar place might bark excessively or start wrecking the room.
Do Gold Coast hotels allow emotional support animals?
Emotional support animals, unlike assistance dogs, aren't legislated for in the Disability Discrimination Act 1992. This means that while assistance dogs (trained to assist people with disabilities) can't be refused, unfortunately, an emotional support animal can be.
Are Airbnbs on the Gold Coast pet friendly?
Some listings in the Gold Coast may be. You can look for the "pets allowed" box in your search filters to narrow down the results to ones that let you bring along your pet. You can always check with your host directly if you don't see it explicitly mentioned in the Airbnb listing.
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