12 Pet Friendly Hotels in County Kerry (2021)

Updated On: February 04, 2024 | Published On: April 29, 2021

County Kerry is located in the South-West corner of Ireland and is probably best known for its breathtaking landscape. From clifftop drives to sandy beaches, to mountain peaks and charming little villages, County Kerry is the perfect spot for you and your dog to staycation this summer. It is home to the oldest National Park in Ireland, Killarney National Park, which was established in 1932. As well as being bordered by the Atlantic Ocean and River Shannon, there are also numerous lakes for you to explore and your pup to swim in. 

For those of you that enjoy a little road trip, why not pack the pooch and see what The Ring of Kerry has to offer?  Make sure your camera battery is fully charged and your pockets are full of treats for some fantastic, Instagrammable photos of your pup! Because let’s face it, you can never have enough dog photos! 🐶 📸 

Below is a selection of 12 dog-friendly accommodations, ranging from self-catering lodges to luxury hotels.

Dog-Friendly Lodge

The Lake Lodge in Kilgarvan

The Lake Lodge is nestled within woodlands overlooking a picturesque lake in the beautiful countryside of north Kerry. The stand-alone lodge is a self-contained dog-friendly accommodation and is completely private, perfect for couples and their pup looking to escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and relax. The lodge itself is nestled in a mature woodland, which has a circular 10-minute walk through the woods, perfect for your furry friend to stretch your legs. There are also plenty of dog-friendly activities nearby, ranging from two blue flag beaches of Ballybunion, to the Bromore Cliff Walks, to the charming town of Listowel.

  • Size Limit - Small and medium-sized dogs only
  • Pet Limit - Maximum of 2 dogs per room
  • Leash Options - Must be on a leash outside
  • Extra Charge - None, dogs stay free!
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Pet-Friendly Self Catering Apartments

Awarded one of Ireland’s top family-friendly hotels, The Gleneagle Hotel and Apartments are perfect for everyone in the entire family. The self-catering apartments are dog-friendly and are big enough for the whole family. You can enjoy all the amenities of the Gleneagle Hotel, such as the in-house entertainment, The Aquila Club Leisure Center, and free parking. With plenty of activities in the area from hiking Carrauntoohil, Ireland's highest mountain, to driving the Ring of Kerry and the Dingle Peninsula, neither you nor your furry friend will have a chance to get bored.

  • Pet Amenities - Dog bed and food and water bowls are provided
  • Size Limit - Small and medium dogs welcome, weighing up to 50 pounds
  • Pet Limit - Maximum of 2 dogs per room
  • Leash Options - Must be on a leash
  • Extra Charge - None, dogs stay free!
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The Reserve at Muckross Park Hotel Muckross Park Hotel in Killarney

The Reserve has two luxurious 5-star dog-friendly apartments ready to welcome you and your furry friend. With the Killarney National Park, and its 25,000 acres of parkland to explore, The Reserve at Muckross Park Hotel is perfectly situated for an unforgettable holiday. All dogs will receive nothing short of VIP (Very Important Pet) treatment and the attentive staff will make sure that your pampered pooch will have a constant supply of water and they will even deliver the juiciest bones selected by the chef to your room.

  • Pet Amenities - Welcome pack with a toy, treats, and clean up bags, food and water bowls are provided
  • Dog Menu - Yummy doggie meals available
  • Size Limit - Maximum size permitted is that of a standard Poodle
  • Pet Limit - Maximum of 1 dog per room
  • Leash Options - Must be on a leash
  • Extra Charge - A first-night pet charge of €30 and a €10 charge for subsequent nights

Dog-Friendly 3-Star Hotel

Eviston House Hotel in Killarney

Eviston House Hotel is a family-run hotel located in Killarney town centre. Only a short walk away from the Killarney National Park, it is the perfect base in County Kerry for anyone looking for easy access to terrific walking trails and the lakes of Killarney during the day, and exploring the city with your beloved pooch in the evening. 

  • Size Limit - Big dogs up to the size of a Labrador size are welcome
  • Pet Limit - Maximum of 2 dogs per room
  • Leash Options - Must be on a leash inside the hotel
  • Extra Charge - €25 per dog for the 1st night and €10 extra per dog for additional nights
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Towers Hotel in Glenbeigh

Located in the picturesque village of Glenbeigh, Towers Hotel has been a family-run hotel since it was established in 1895. It is a 5-minute drive from the dog-friendly beach of Rossbeigh, where you can enjoy 10 kilometers of golden sandy beach. All pet-friendly rooms are on the ground floor and have direct access to the garden, making late night or early morning bathroom runs super easy for you and your pup.

  • Size Limit - None, all sized dogs welcome!
  • Pet Limit - None!
  • Leash Options - Must be on a leash inside the hotel
  • Dining Options - Dogs can sit on the covered terrace while their parents dine
  • Extra Charge - None, dogs stay free!
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Pet-Friendly 4-Star Hotel 

Brook Lodge in Killarney 

This family-run boutique hotel is only a few steps away from all that Killarney has to offer. There are 26 large rooms onsite that offer all of the amenities and comfort that you would expect from luxury accommodation including complimentary private parking and free WI-FI for all guests. They also have a large, private garden where dogs are welcome but they must be on a lead. This super dog-friendly hotel will welcome your pooch with its very own welcome pack.

  • Pet Amenities - Welcome pack including treats, a pet toy, and clean-up bags on arrival. A dog blanket and water bowl are also provided in each dog-friendly room.
  • Size Limit - Small dogs only
  • Pet Limit - Maximum of 2 small dogs per room
  • Leash Options - Must be on a leash at all times
  • Extra Charge - €35 per night
  • Breed Restrictions apply
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Dromhall Hotel in Killarney

Having first opened its doors in 1964, The Dromhall Hotel is family-owned and managed by the Randles family who have been welcoming dogs to their hotel for over 50 years. When your legs are tired from walking the dog across the national park, treat yourself in their Zen Day Spa and Leisure Centre which includes a 20-meter swimming pool. With acres of untouched parklands a stone's throw from the hotel, this great place is truly the ideal Killarney accommodation for you and your favorite pet.

  • Size Limit - No dogs larger than a Labrador
  • Pet Limit - No more than 1 pet per room 
  • Leash Options - Must be on a leash in all public areas of the hotel
  • Allowed Public Areas - Dogs are allowed in the room
  • Extra Charge - €20 per stay
  • Breed Restrictions apply 
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Randles Hotel in Killarney 

This 4-star dog-friendly hotel, owned and run by the Randles family, is set in the town of Killarney, just minutes away from Lough Leane and Killarney National Park. The hotel is in an excellent location to enjoy stunning walks and trails with your dog, with plenty of beautiful attractions on their doorstep as well as the world-famous Wild Atlantic Way driving route to explore. Parking in the underground car park is exclusively for hotel guests and has no additional charge. Why not treat yourself and your fantastic dog to a bit of luxury!

  • Size Limit - No dogs larger than a Labrador
  • Pet Limit - No more than 1 pet per room 
  • Leash Options - Must be on a leash in all public areas of the hotel
  • Allowed Public Areas - Dogs are allowed in the room
  • Extra Charge - €20 per stay
  • Breed Restrictions apply 
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Sneem Hotel in Sneem 

Sneem Hotel is nestled in Golden's Cove on the famous Ring of Kerry where you can enjoy some of the most spectacular landscapes in the region. This unspoiled location will take your breath away and make you feel at home from the moment you arrive. The village of Sneem is relaxed, romantic, and only a short walk away from the hotel. As well as pet-friendly hotel rooms, they offer pet-friendly ground floor apartments, making bathroom breaks super easy. Be sure to enjoy some of the many walking trails near the hotel with your pup, as well as taking a stroll along the beautiful sandy beaches. 

  • Size Limit - Dogs of all size, weight, and breed welcome
  • Pet Limit - 1 pet per room 
  • Allowed Public Areas - Outdoor Seating allowed on the terrace
  • Extra Charge - None, Dogs stay for free!
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The Fairview Hotel in Killarney 

Fairview Hotel is a boutique-style hotel located in the heart of Killarney and best of all, they are dog-friendly! They offer free overnight parking, beautifully furnished rooms, and a terrace where you can relax and enjoy dinner (or breakfast) with your pup.  Being only a short walk from the Killarney National Park, there are plenty of activities to keep everyone in the family happy.

  • Size Limit - All sized dogs welcome
  • Pet Limit - 2 pets per room 
  • Allowed Public Areas - Eat on our terrace for breakfast or dinner with your dog.
  • Extra Charge - €25 per night for small dogs and €35 per night for larger dogs
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Dog-Friendly 5-Star Hotels

The Dunloe Hotel & Gardens is a luxury 5-star pet-friendly hotel overlooking the Gap of Dunloe in Killarney. The 64-acre estate is full of surprises, from an extraordinary arboretum to the hidden ruins of the 13th century Dunloe Castle. All guests can experience Irish history, stylish architecture, and adventure, with onsite complimentary leisure activities such as horse riding, tennis courts, fishing, and swimming. This dog-friendly hotel is more than happy to welcome our lovable four-legged member of the family with a pack full of delicious doggie welcome treats, food, and a toy. All pet-friendly hotel guest rooms have water bowls with a floor mat, comfy pet beds for your dog, a doggy throw to cover the sofa if your pup prefers to sleep there, and waste bags. Let your dog unwind, in their 20-acres of gardens. They even boast an enclosed run so you can let your pup run wild off the leash in a safe haven.

  • Dog Amenities - Welcome pack full of yummy goodies including a pet toy, pet treat, doggie towel, and clean-up bags
  • Size Limit - None, all sized dogs welcome!
  • Pet Limit - 2 pets per room 
  • Leash Options - Leash when in the hotel or on hotel property
  • Extra Charge - €10 per dog per night and they offer both luxurious kennels or dog-friendly hotel rooms
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Will you be taking a trip with your dog?
While you are enjoying your vacation with the family pet, enjoy the local culture by eating and drinking out in dog-friendly restaurants, cafés, and bars, all of which, and more, you can easily discover on our website.

* Remember it is always best to email or call the hotel when booking a pet-friendly room as many of them only have a limited number of dog-friendly hotel rooms available.
* All information was correct at the time of publishing. Please do check with the hotels themselves before booking.

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