The Best Pet-Friendly Hotels at the Grand Canyon, Arizona

Best Friends Roadhouse and Mercantile is pooch heaven with pet-walking services, a fenced pet park and bathing facilities
Best Friends Roadhouse and Mercantile is pooch heaven with pet-walking services, a fenced pet park and bathing facilities | Courtesy of Best Friends Roadhouse and Mercantile / Expedia
Nick Dauk

Just because you’re ticking off your bucket list, doesn’t mean you have to leave Fido at home. Here are the best pet-friendly hotels near the Grand Canyon, Arizona – all bookable on Culture Trip.

Exploring the awe-inspiring wonders of the American Southwest with your four-legged friend is an adventure of a lifetime. Long walks through Zion National Park, breezy car rides down Route 66 and relaxing rests at the rim of the Grand Canyon will keep tails wagging for days. Grab a portable water bowl, load up your pack with treats and loosen up the leash at these fantastic pet-friendly hotels near the Grand Canyon.

1. Days Inn by Wyndham Williams

Budget Hotel

An indoor pool and hot tub surrounded by tables and chairs at the Days Inn by Wyndham Williams
Courtesy of Days Inn by Wyndham Williams / Expedia

How many pups do you know that have marked their territory on Historic Route 66? The dog-friendly Days Inn by Wyndham is right off the road and just a brisk walk from the Clover Trail, where your dog will have its pick of exceptional fetching sticks. Grill up some barbecue for the both of you when you return to the hotel then lay Fido down for the night while you sneak off to the hot tub or indoor pool.

2. Best Friends Roadhouse and Mercantile

Budget Hotel, Motel

King room with wood floors, barn door to bathroom and dog on a pull-out dog bed at Best Friends Roadhouse and Mercantile
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The name says it all. Best Friends Roadhouse and Mercantile was designed for man’s best friend – and feline friends, too. Your pet will receive a personal welcome and be shown where the fenced pet park, splash pad and bathing facilities are. Many suites at this pet-friendly hotel near the Grand Canyon feature built-in cubbies and snuggling areas for smaller pets, while big dogs are free to cuddle under the covers with you. Pet-walking and pet-visiting services are also available if you want to leave your cat or dog comfortable and cared for when heading out for a stroll around Kanab.

3. Residence Inn by Marriott Flagstaff

Luxury, Chain Hotel

A long, raised table surrounded by high-back stools at the Residence Inn by Marriott Flagstaff
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Got a downtown dog? They’ll feel right at home in the bustling streets of Flagstaff at this pet-friendly hotel. Right in the heart of the city, Residence Inn by Marriott has a spacious suite for you and your pet to enjoy. Wheeler Park is right across the street, which means Fido’s bathroom is always close by. Burgers between English muffins at Diablo Burger and Navajo tacos at Charly’s Pub & Grill taste even better when chowing down on the outside patio with your pup at your feet.

4. Under Canvas Grand Canyon

Resort, Lodge

Chic lounge in luxury tent with leather chairs, rugs over wood floors and large windows at Under Canvas Grand Canyon Hotel
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Glamp in the great outdoors with the whole family at Under Canvas. These luxury private tents are pet-friendly, transforming your accommodation into the biggest doghouse your pup has ever seen. Under Canvas is ready to dazzle you all with starlit nights and campfire s’mores. The surrounding forest spans 160 acres (65ha) and the camp is a 35-minute drive to the Grand Canyon, meaning family walks with your dog are guaranteed to include picture-perfect landscapes.

5. Canyons Boutique Hotel, a Canyons Collection Property

Luxury, Boutique Hotel

The fenced outdoor pool area next to the log-built Canyons Boutique Hotel near the Grand Canyon
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Give your dog a best-in-show vacation at Canyons Boutique Hotel; it’s ideal for dogs that prefer a quieter stay. The supreme queen suites have a bed for each of you, a fireplace where your pet can sleep peacefully and a spa tub where you can spoil yourself.

6. Red Canyon Cabins

Budget Hotel

Log-built cabins with red roofs lined up in front of a red stone mountain vista at Red Canyon Cabins
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Mountain views and balcony hangouts will delight people and pets alike. The dog-friendly Red Canyon Cabins puts you near the center of Kanab, where you can begin your adventure to the Grand Canyon or Zion National Park. As a bonus for bipeds, Red Canyon Cabins is within a 2mi (3km) walk of the best sites in town, including the Little Hollywood Movie Museum and Redstone Theater. Spot won’t mind napping on your king-size bed while you explore the town a little.

7. La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Kanab

Budget Hotel

A spacious double twin room at La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Kanab

You work hard so your pup can play hard; opt for the double-queen at this dog-friendly hotel near the Grand Canyon so both of you can catch a few extra z’s on a pillow-top mattress. Slide a few pieces of sausage from your free Bright Side Breakfast into your pooch’s bowl so you both have enough energy to sniff out the best vistas on the Grand Canyon. Grab a few treats from the sundry mart, wash up under the massage shower and sleep soundly knowing you gave your best friend an amazing day.

8. Quail Park Lodge, a Canyons Collection Property

Budget Hotel

A brightly decorated hotel room at Quail Park Lodge
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Throw on a plush robe and relax with your pup by the fireplace in the deluxe living-room suites. The pull-out sofa bed lets Rover hog the blanket while you wake up and brew a tasty cup of joe. Laze by the pool, take a quick potty walk, then load up the car for another adventure. Make sure you pack a frisbee for a little fun under the sun at Lake Powell, which is just a 70-minute drive away.

9. Sonesta ES Suites Flagstaff

Luxury, Chain Hotel

A tree-shaded basketball court in the gardens of the Sonesta ES Suites Flagstaff
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Your pup will feel right at home during a long stay at Sonesta ES Suites. Cook fresh meals for both of you in the fully-equipped kitchen. Cuddle together by the fireplace in the winter or spread out on the king bed alone while your dog naps on the sleeper sofa at this pet-friendly hotel in Flagstaff. As for a backyard, is the near-2m-acre (800,000ha) Coconino National Forest big enough for the hound to hide its ball?

Looking for more pet-friendly stays on your road trip? Check out our guide to the top pet-friendly stays in Boulder, Colorado, all bookable on Culture Trip.

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