Our Stay at the Inn on the Coast Pet Friendly Hotel

After our lovely lunch at Pet & Country café we drove onto the Inn on the Coast which is a dog friendly hotel around 1.5 miles from the seaside town centre of Portrush. We had been looking to try it out for a while and when an offer came up on their Facebook page we couldn’t pass it up.

Bonnie the Border Collie at dog friendly hotel Inn on the Coast in Portrush Northern Ireland
Bonnie making herself at home

The dog friendly rooms are all located at the rear of the hotel on the ground floor making it really easy to take your dog out to potty. The room was spacious, had a very comfortable king size bed along with a separate single bed and the bathroom was modern with a electric shower, over a bath, with good water pressure (I hate showers that just dribble). After we got settled we went out for a little exploration before dinner time.
Bonnie the Border Collie on a walk along the coast of Portrush during our stay at the dog friendly hotel Inn on the Coast Portrush County Antrim Northern Ireland

We walked along the coast and the views were just stunning. I felt so refreshed and it was great to get away from the hustle and bustle of daily life and take things at a slower pace.Bonnie the Border Collie on a walk along the coast of Portrush during our stay at the dog friendly hotel Inn on the Coast Portrush County Antrim Northern Ireland Bonnie the Border Collie on a walk along the coast of Portrush during our stay at the dog friendly hotel Inn on the Coast Portrush County Antrim Northern Ireland Scenery while on a walk along the coast of Portrush during our stay at the dog friendly hotel Inn on the Coast Portrush County Antrim Northern Ireland Scenery while on a walk along the coast of Portrush during our stay at the dog friendly hotel Inn on the Coast Portrush County Antrim Northern Ireland Bonnie the Border Collie on a walk along the coast of Portrush during our stay at the dog friendly hotel Inn on the Coast Portrush County Antrim Northern Ireland

After our walk Bonnie was shattered and so we decided to let her sleep it off and relax while we went to have dinner. We didn’t want to push her too much as she already had a lot of excitement throughout the day.

Bonnie the Border Collie having a snooze on the bed at Inn on the Coast dog friendly hotel in Portrush Northern Ireland
We only let her up for the photo as we had forgotten to bring a blanket to cover the beds

As part of the offer we got a three course meal along with a bottle of prosecco. They had a good selection of food which would be sure to suit anyone’s tastes. For starters we had garlic sour dough and chilli nachos, mains were pork and buttermilk chicken and for desert we shared a strawberry cheesecake as we were totally stuffed by then. The food was delicious and portion sizes were generous.

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After dinner we returned to the room and played around a bit with Bonnie, the floors are lovely thick carpets so you can play about and entertain your dogs without disturbing others. A few more potty walks later and it was soon time for bed. Bonnie was slightly unsettled during the night as it was all new to her but I think with some more practice she will be a seasoned traveller in no time!Bonnie the Border Collie at breakfast with us at the dog friendly hotel Inn on the Coast Portrush County Antrim Northern IrelandThe next morning we took Bonnie with us to the main reception seating area to have our breakfast. There was a good selection of the usual continental breakfast items (cereals, pastries, cold meats etc.) as well as the ability to order fresh cooked breakfast items and hot drinks. We were still a bit full from our dinner the night before so we didn’t have much but what we did eat was lovely.

Animation of Bonnie the Border Collie watching a train go past at Inn on the Coast dog friendly hotel at Portush Northern Ireland
Bonnie’s first time seeing trains up close

After our breakfast we packed up the car, checked out and took one last walk along the coast before we had to make our way back home. It was really sad to be leaving so shortly as we were having a brilliant time but it was a great experience and I think Bonnie enjoyed it too!Bonnie the Border Collie on a walk along the coast of Portrush during our stay at the dog friendly hotel Inn on the Coast Portrush County Antrim Northern IrelandI absolutely loved our trip away, I highly recommend if you get a chance to go then take it! Welcoming staff, comfortable rooms, nice food, beautiful scenery and of course being dog friendly meant it was an amazing trip and I cannot wait to come back again sometime soon! Next time we will definitely stay longer as there are more dog friendly places we want to try out in the area and to soak in some more of that gorgeous scenery.

It’s all very exciting around here as Bonnie’s first “gotcha day” is tomorrow on Halloween day, it will be a year since we adopted her from Rainbow Rehoming and what a year it’s been! A post will be coming shortly about her presents/what we done on her gotcha day and another separate post with a highlight reel of some of our favourite photos/moments since she’s joined us. Can’t wait! 🙂


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4 thoughts on “Our Stay at the Inn on the Coast Pet Friendly Hotel

  1. Awww HAPPY GOTCHA DAY BONNIE!! Hope you’ve all had an awesome day 🙂

    The photos of the beach view were lovely, and the hotel sounds awesome. We’ve only stayed in a dog-friendly hotel a few times (back when we only had Kasper)…one put us on the fifth floor, which was hideous as Kasper wasn’t a fan of the lift, so every toilet break involved going up and down five flights of stairs!!

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    1. Thank you! We had such a brilliant day celebrating 🙂
      The hotel really was welcoming, hopefully will return sometime soon maybe after the Xmas holidays.
      Ah that’s awful, not very dog friendly being on the 5th floor.

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