Dog friendly hotels in Torquay

We know how important it is to find that special place to stay when you’re planning a holiday or short break and taking your four-legged friend along with you and the rest of the family is an important factor. Here on the English Riviera we pride ourselves on being a dog friendly resort.

The 22-miles of stunning scenic coastline which forms part of the South West Coast Path and the beautiful, vast woodland areas are perfect for ‘walkies’ and a chance to take in the fresh air and explore the area on foot. We also have a number of award-winning dog friendly beaches, top visitor attractions and restaurants, cafes and pubs waiting for you.

Many hotels on the English Riviera provide all year-round pet-friendly accommodation and offer a warm welcome to you and your faithful companion.  Here are 5 dog friendly hotels in Torquay to take a closer look at:

Cary Arms & Spa

With an unrivalled waterfront location overlooking Babbacombe Bay, the stylish Cary Arms & Spa provides the perfect setting for a relaxing getaway. The award-winning boutique hotel is set within a traditional inn with luxurious, New England style décor and modern spa facilities. There are dog-friendly elegant ground floor level rooms with sea-facing balconies, as well as some suites, beach huts and charming fully restored fisherman’s cottages. Some of the secluded gardens and terraces can be accessed too. Dog beds and bowls are provided in the rooms to treat your pooch.

Grand Hotel

Conveniently situated on Torquay’s main coast road and adjacent to Torquay seafront, The Grand is an elegant Victorian hotel which has been Torquay’s landmark hotel for over 130 years. Well-behaved dogs are welcome to stay in the allocated dog-friendly rooms and there are lifts that service all floors and a disabled access ramp at the entrance. There are fabulous sea views from the Sea View Brasserie, bar and restaurant as well as the sunny outdoor terrace area. It’s also a great, central location for walks along the seafront promenade and nearby Torre Abbey Meadows with its wide expanse of green open space.

Best Western Livermead Cliff Hotel

This charming family-run hotel is located beside the water’s edge and even has its own private access to Livermead Sands, a dog friendly beach on the English Riviera. The hotel caters for staying guests as well as day visitors with dogs, and they can be taken into the ground floor area of the hotel including the bar and delightful terrace, excluding the restaurant and in selected guest rooms. The hotel is also within easy walking distance of Cockington Village and Country Park, which is a very popular destination for dog owners.

The Imperial

A luxurious Victorian cliff-top hotel that has been welcoming visitors to the resort since the 1800’s.  Spread over seven floors, there are 152 stylish bedrooms, popular leisure facilities for you to relax and unwind in and spacious lounge and dining areas with period charm, providing panoramic views across Devon’s Beautiful Bay.  Dogs are welcome in most parts of the hotel and there are dog-friendly rooms with easy access to the well-tended delightful gardens.

The Marquis Hotel

The Marquis Hotel was originally a holiday home for the 3rd Marquis of Bute and many of the original features have been retained. Centrally located, it is just a short walk to the town centre and a stone’s throw from the seafront and fashionable Abbey Sands complex which has many dog-friendly restaurants and cafes. The hotel is great value for money with some comfortable sea facing rooms that can accommodate dogs.

For more information about visiting The English Riviera with your canine friend then check out our tourist info pages more.


Marquis Hotel Torquay
Outside - Marquis Hotel, Torquay, Devon

A modern take on a victorian seaside hotel in the heart of the English Riviera. An ideal place for families, business trips and overseas visitors.

The Imperial Torquay
View of The Imperial Torquay as the sunsets over the English Riviera

The Imperial Torquay is set overlooking the beautiful Bay from its cliff-top position there are breathtaking views over the impressive coastline and sparkling waters of Torbay...

Best Western Livermead Cliff Hotel
Outside Livermead Cliff Hotel Torquay, Devon

Torquay's only Three Star Waters Edge Hotel with a Beach either side. Private access to the Sea.

The Grand Hotel
The outside pool at The Grand Hotel, Torquay, Devon

For old world grandeur and traditional British charm, the Grand has been Torquay’s landmark hotel for over 130 years. Overlooking one of the finest bays, this elegant Victorian hotel offers 132 individually styled bedrooms, The Grand spa, AA rosette restaurant 1881 and is surrounded by 22 miles of spectacular Devon coastline. Our individual and comfortably furnished bedrooms, spread over 4 floors – many with wonderful sea views of Torbay. We offer a variety of room categories, from single and double rooms to family rooms and suites. All have en-suite bathrooms and offer tea and coffee-making facilities, hairdryer, TV and toiletries as standard.

Cary Arms & Spa
Cary Arms & Spa, Babbacombe, Torquay

One of the finest boutique hotels in Devon. Brimming with coastal charm, Cary Arms and Spa on the Beach combine all the values of a classic English Inn with the style and comfort of the best luxury hotels in Devon. Join us for superb seaside gastro dining, unwind at the sublime Spa on the Beach, or make it a true seaside escape with our selection of chic rooms, suites and cottages. Sitting in the sunny, sheltered haven of Babbacombe Bay on the South Devon coast, the outstanding setting and views are breathtakingly beautiful 365 days of the year. Spend your days with a restorative massage or bespoke spa treatment, a picnic down on the beach or take a table on the terrace for lunch.



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