The Best Pet-Friendly Hotels to Book in Arizona

Graduate Tempe offers a chic rooftop space with sweeping views of the areas natural beauty
Graduate Tempe offers a chic rooftop space with sweeping views of the area's natural beauty | Courtesy of Graduate Tempe / Expedia
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Arizona is a paradise for pets and owners alike, a land of red rocks and plunging canyons, ripe for exploration on foot, by bike, or through any other means you desire. Traveling with pets is a joy, but it’s not always straightforward. That’s exactly why we’ve put together this collection of the best pet-friendly hotels in Arizona, to help make planning your trip as easy as pie – all bookable on Culture Trip.

Scottsdale Plaza Resort, for enjoying luxury in style

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aerial view of Scottsdale Plaza Resort
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Hotel living on a grand scale is what you get at this luxurious resort – where colonnaded porches open onto a green-lawned square and tennis courts, a fitness center and no fewer than five pools mean there’s plenty of opportunity for fitness activities. Rooms have a plush, classic feel and even the smallest are very spacious – furry friends are welcome by arrangement, which is why this is one of the best pet-friendly hotels in Arizona.

Sky Rock Inn of Sedona, for days spent hiking through the wilderness

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The terrace with modern furniture and stunning views from the Sky Rock Inn of Sedona
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The famous red rocks of Sedona are paid tribute in the name of this hotel and form a dramatic natural backdrop. Rooms boast gorgeous views of the Martian landscape – often from a communal terrace or balcony – while sunset happy hours and night-time moonlit yoga sessions are among the outdoor activities on offer. This hotel is pet-friendly and there’s no doubt you’ll love exploring the Arizona wilderness with your pet in tow.

Renaissance Phoenix Downtown Hotel, for creative types

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The funky lobby of the Renaissance Phoenix Downtown
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Art lovers will adore the decor in this stylish hotel, which sits in a great location in downtown Phoenix. Mid-century sculptures and Beatles artwork adorn the lobby – while rooms have a pharaonic, blue and gold color scheme while Netflix is on the TV. There’s a well-equipped gym where you can stay on top of your workout – while the rooftop pool is one of the best places in Phoenix to swim a few lengths.

The Tuxon Hotel, for a refreshing sundowner by the pool

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The hip poolside terrace at The Tuxon Hotel
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Combining the look of a classic roadside motel – dressed up with pop art and boasting modern hotel comfort – this is a great choice for a stay in Tucson. The outdoor pool is not only perfect for a dip but for a drink, thanks to the buzzing pool bar – the boozy iced cocktails are exquisite on a hot day – while biking and hiking are among the outdoor activities you can enjoy with your pets in tow.

Orchards Inn of Sedona, for sweeping views of the red rocks

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Terrace at Orchards Inn with stunning views of the mountains
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Good taste exudes from this hotel – from the adobe walls and fireplaces which pay homage to Arizona’s traditional architecture to the patterned rugs and textiles which evoke the red rocks outside your window. Views of which can be enjoyed from your furnished balcony. A nightly amenity fee includes a Red Rock trail pass, so you and your pets can enjoy exploring the countryside at your leisure.

Rise Uptown, for a design-led aesthetic

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Latin-influenced terrace at RISE Uptown, Arizona
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Phoenix’s classy Uptown district is on your doorstep at this boutique hotel, which fuses a stylish vintage aesthetic – such as record players in the rooms and modern amenities like Apple TV. The rum cocktails at the pool bar, Lylo Swim Club, are justly celebrated – while classic drinks accompany sweeping city views at the Say When rooftop bar, where bar bites are also available.

The Camby, Autograph Collection, for self-proclaimed fun

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Artistic, minimal room with high-end furniture in The Camby
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Playful luxury is the stated aim at this lovely hotel and they’ve nailed the brief – with exquisite marble floors, dark wood furnishings and plush sofas offset by colorful, vibrant bathrooms, light fittings and artworks. Many rooms overlook the palm-studded low rises of Phoenix’s uptown and the mountains beyond – while the luxe, midnight blue Artizen restaurant serves superb local food, where the steaks are particularly acclaimed.

The Lodge at Ventana Canyon, for endless landscapes to explore

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Terrace with cacti and mountains views at The Lodge at Ventana Canyon
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A far cry from the parched lunar deserts which characterize Arizona in the popular imagination, Ventana Canyon is a lush green oasis – with verdant forest covering the hills. This luxury resort comprises 600 gated acres to explore and as such, is one of the best pet-friendly hotels in Arizona. Suites feature outdoor patios and plush living areas – while golf, tennis and pickleball are among the sports on offer.

The Wigwam Arizona, for a warm evening around the fire

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Southwestern-style lodges at The Wigwam
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Despite the name, you won’t stay in a wigwam here – rather in a plush guestroom or suite – but traditional Arizona architecture is paid homage in the form of recessed adobe fireplaces, an earthy color palette and geometrically patterned carpets and textiles. Set in gardens of cacti, palm trees and desert flowers, the resort is perfect for lovers of the outdoors – while the lovely pool is extremely inviting after a day’s hiking or golfing.

Graduate Tempe, for an all-American experience

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Quirky rooms with locally-inspired decor at the Graduate Tempe
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From the stars-and-stripes bedspreads to the vintage radios and motoring-themed wall art, this boutique hotel evokes the age of the classic American road trip. Rooms feature private furnished patios, some with views over the hotel’s lovely garden. Right in the heart of the town’s college district, there is a bevy of great bars nearby – not least the hotel’s Normal Bar, where the breakfasts are hearty and drinks can be enjoyed throughout the day.

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