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Dog-friendly Digs in MelbourneMelbourne, Australia

This one’s for those who can’t stand to be away from furry friends, even for a night. Element Melbourne Richmond is a hot spot on the pet-friendly block, so pack your bags and your best friend (the four-legged one) and check in for some luxury in inner Melbourne.

With 168 suites, some with stunning sunset views over the city, Element Melbourne Richmond is the first of Westin Hotels’ eco-conscious brand to open in Australia. Element is all about longer stays, health and well-being, and work/life balance. After all, without a dog there is no balance!

An overly generous complimentary breakfast (no “continental” piece of toast and instant coffee), a bikes-to-borrow policy plus complimentary local brewskis and vino all add up to the perfect balance.

There's even a dog-friendly mini bar, with treats such as Quarter Hounders to keep even the hungriest pooch happy. Throw in dog beds (you can bring two dogs if you want) and in-room dog toys to purchase, and you have the perfect hotel to chill.

We’re yet to check if you can take your dog into one of the balcony spas for your own private outdoor cinema experience because, well, that’s just getting weird.

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Richmond is about a 45-minute drive from Melbourne Airport.

  • Kitchens in every room
  • Balcony suites
  • Mint Lane Restaurant and Bar
  • 24-hour high-tech gym
  • Bikes-to-borrow program
  • 24-hour “grab and go” pantry

Rooms start at around $180 a night, but there is an $80 pet-cleaning fee per room.

Element Richmond
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