12 Dog Friendly Hotels in Cheltenham

The historic Regency and spa town of Cheltenham draws in many visitors to its popular festivals, horse racing and architecture, but it’s also a captivating town to meander around and explore in its own right and rose to prominence in the 18th century. Dog friendly Cheltenham also offers many restaurants, bars and dog welcoming cafes as well as beautiful centrally located parks for you to explore and relax.

The DoubleTree Hilton Cheltenham is dog friendly.
The DoubleTree Hilton Cheltenham

If you are visiting this beautiful town with your pooch, there are several dog friendly hotels in Cheltenham and just outside the town centre to choose from. Most of these dog friendly places add an extra cleaning fee charge on top of the normal rate and do check their policy of where dogs can go on the premises. Usually bar areas are ok, but main restaurants are a no-no.

DoubleTree Hilton Cheltenham

We visited the DoubleTree Hilton Cheltenham over a very wet and gloomy couple of days, but there are some lovely grounds with a stream running through the site with plenty of space to walk your dog. Reception has a water bowl at the front door and there are dog poo bins in the grounds.

We opted to leave our dog in the room, but if your dog needs to be with you, staff will give you a tray so you can take your breakfast to the bar area. Look out for the DoubleTree’s future dog friendly events too: Pooch, Pyjama and Prosecco Party on the 3rd May and the Pooch, Pizza and Prosecco Party on the 30th August! Read my full review of the DoubleTree Cheltenham here.

Malmaison

The majestic white building of Malmaison Cheltenham looks right at home just around the corner from the serene Montpellier Gardens, with the restaurant boasting a glass conservatory ‘Garden Room’ and beautiful terrace. Although dogs are not allowed in the restaurant, they can come to the bar. It won’t just be you with a comfy bed and room -even your pooch will be given a bed plus a a shiny bowl and a Denta stick. It won’t take long for your pet to realise where the biscuit jar is at the bar!

Beautiful buildings in Cheltenham are plentiful!

The Bradley

The Bradley is a 5 star boutique bed and breakfast in a listed Regency town house in the fashionable area of Montpellier in the centre of Regency Cheltenham.  Dog friendly rooms open on to the courtyard and your four legged friend will receive their own bed and bowls in the room. The property is very close to town, just a 5 minute walk.

Cleeve Hill Hotel

Cleeve Hill is a small classic Edwardian style hotel just 10 minutes from Cheltenham. Enjoy stunning views across the Vale of Evesham to the Malvern Hills and Black Mountains. It’s dog friendly and behind the hotel you can easily pop out foe for a walk to the top of the hill.

No: 38 The Park

No:38 The Park is a Georgian townhouse located just 10 minutes walk from Cheltenham town centre and close to the racecourse. Each of the 13 bespoke bedrooms are individually designed and all of the bedrooms at are dog friendly.  Expect to pay an extra £10 per dog. Pittville Park is just across from the hotel and is the perfect place to venture out for a walk.

Citrus Hotel 

The Citrus Hotel is 3 star city centre hotel with a nightly charge of £20 for a dog. Dogs aren’t allowed in the breakfast area but will likely be given some sausage in the foyer! Worth a shot?

Hotel du Vin

Located in the chic Montpellier district of this historic spa town, Hotel du Vin Cheltenham offers forty nine bedrooms and suites. Dogs are often left a toy in the room to play with and are kitted out with a bed and water bowl.

Cotswold Grange

Ideally positioned between Cheltenham town centre and its famous Racecourse, the distinctive Cotswold stone building of Cotswold Grange offers free parking; free Wi-Fi; and an excellent restaurant. Situated in a quiet tree-lined avenue only a short walk from Cheltenham’s many attractions. Dogs are welcome in the bar area and their parks close by.

pittville park with a dog
Pittville Park

Clarence Court Hotel

Pittville Park, the Pump Rooms, the Racecourse and the Ladies College are all within easy walking distance of the Clarence Court Hotel. Dogs are not allowed in the restaurant but the hotel is happy to offer breakfast in the lounge if guests want to bring their dogs down to breakfast. The hotel is very well placed for dogs with the small park opposite the hotel and Pittville park just 2 minutes walk away, plus allocated rooms on the ground floor for the easy access to the grounds.

Pittville Pump Rooms, Cheltenham
Pittville Pump Rooms face onto the park – perfect for walking your pooch

Ellenborough Park

Ellenborough Park is 2.3 miles from the centre of Cheltenham and set between the Cotswolds’ highest point and the lush green gallops of Cheltenham’s world-famous racecourse. This luxury 5 star hotel is steeped in history and offers 90 acres of rustic countryside to call your own during your stay. Feel free to borrow a pair of Dubarrys from the Boot Room and explore the Cotswold Way.

Expect dog bowls and a crate in the room for your dog and your four legged friends can go with you to most places with exception of the restaurant.  

The Greenway Hotel & Spa

The Greenway Hotel & Spa is located in the heart of the countryside yet minutes from Cheltenham, offers more than the other luxury Cotswold hotels because of the unique setting and stylish approach. 
§§Your pooch is allowed into the bar and lounge and able to explore the gardens.

Frogmill Hotel (5 miles away from centre)

Set amidst the rolling Cotswold Hills on the edge of Shipton Oliffe and Andoversford, the 17th-century Frogmill Hotel, with has extensive grounds, a river and a watermill. There are ample walks for dogs straight from the hotel with no need to go on the road. In your room you will find a dog bed and treats!

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