Exeter Area

Dog Friendly Hotels around Exeter

Dan the Dog

The Editor Says: To be absolutely honest, I really don’t know that much about the Exeter area. I think we’ve driven through it a couple of times with me in the back feeling like I’m going to barf, and my mum (human not biological, obviously) telling everyone that she used to work there and how nice it is. Mind you, I have heard there’s some grand walks not far from the city at place like Haldon Hill Forest Park to the south east (wherever that is). Probably best ask the people at the hotels when you get there for things to do with dogs nearby, because frankly I haven’t got the foggiest.

Hotel du Vin, Exeter

Dog Friendly Exeter Hotel du Vin

A distinctly contemporary hotel set within a historic building, The Hotel du Vin (formerly known as the Magdalen Chapter) offers accommodation just a short walk from Exeter Cathedral. It boasts an outdoor swimming pool (open all year), spa, and a popular restaurant.

Paws Policy: Has a number of designated dog-friendly rooms, so a request to bring a pet is essential at the time of booking. Dogs over 1 year old stay for the supplementary charge of £10.00 per night. They are not permitted in food service areas (which include the lounges and bistro).

Details and secure online reservations: Booking.com

Mercure Exeter Southgate, Exeter

Southgate Hotel in Exeter

Just a sort stroll from Exeter’s famous cathedral, the Mercure Southgate is a contemporary-styled hotel which benefits from its own swimming pool and fitness centre. Dining options are available at the Terrace lounge bar and Cloisters restaurant.

Paws Policy: Dogs very welcome for a small additional charge. Advance notice of your intention to travel with a four-legged friend is, as ever, wholly necessary.

Details and secure online reservations: Booking.com

Lord Haldon Hotel, Dunchideock

The Lord Haldon Hotel

Located around four miles to the south west of the city, the Best Western Lord Haldon Hotel is equally well positioned for those seeking to explore parts of Dartmoor National Park. 3 star rated by the AA, it possesses 25 guest bedrooms and benefits from a rural location.

Paws Policy: Pets are permitted in selected bedrooms for a small additional charge.

Details and secure online reservations: Booking.com

Weeke Barton, Bridford

Weeke Barton near Exeter

Situated just a few miles to the west of the city on the fringes of Dartmoor National Park, Weeke Barton is a beautiful Grade-II listed building which will surely appeal to those who prefer off-the-beaten-track seclusion.

Paws Policy: Very dog friendly, but only a few pets are allowed in the hotel at any given time (so always request in advance). Four-pawed visitors stay for the additional charge of £15.00 per night. They are not to be left alone.

Details and secure online reservations: Booking.com

The Stowey Arms, Exminster

Stowey Arms at Exminster

Located on the western bank of the River Exe and just a couple of miles to the south of the city centre, the Stowey Arms offers bed & breakfast accommodation via just four guest rooms.

Paws Policy: The Stowey Arms has one designated dog-friendly room. Pets stay for the additional charge of £20.00.

Details and secure online reservations: Booking.com

The Red Lion, Broadclyst

Red Lion at Broadclyst

Just to the north east of the city and easily accessed from the M5, the Red Lion is a Grade-II listed building which dates, in part, from the 18th century.

Paws Policy: The Red Lion is dog friendly, but no specific information relating to surcharges available online at the time of writing.

Details and secure online reservations: Booking.com