The Best Pet Friendly Hotels to Book in Phoenix, Arizona

Rise Uptown Hotel offers creature comforts in unmistakable Phoenix style
Rise Uptown Hotel offers creature comforts in unmistakable Phoenix style | Courtesy of Rise Uptown Hotel / Expedia
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If you’re on the road in Phoenix with your four-legged friend, your pet will find itself in more trendy, cool, arty hotels than it can shake a very big stick at. The capital of Arizona, Phoenix is home to urban art and cutting-edge design, with many hotels offering fabulous roof terraces, imaginative decor and numerous opportunities for adventure. If you stay on the outskirts, you and your fur baby can hit the hiking trails out in the desert, or in the foothills of Camelback Mountain. But first, here’s our pick of the best pet-friendly hotels in Phoenix, all bookable with Culture Trip.

1. Found:re, for industrial chic and contemporary art

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Found:re suite with terrace and views over Phoenix
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Describing itself as a reinterpretation of the boutique art hotel concept, this is a slick, contemporary place right in the middle of the Downtown action. It’s all about art here, with over 25 local artists’ shows, pop-ups and events throughout the year hosted to support the local art community. Pets (dogs and cat welcome) stay free in the industrial-style rooms, where masculine wood, metal and leather accents are blended with cool design and wide, comfortable beds. The onsite art curator is happy to give you (and your discerning feline) an art tour.

2. Kimpton Hotel Palomar, for rooftop pool views

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Room at Kimpton Hotel Palomar Philadelphia
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The Kimpton is another stylish boutique hotel in downtown Phoenix that’s a blend of expertly curated local art, Italian linens, designer furniture and whimsical character. Pets are welcome, regardless of shape or size; you just need to sign a waiver on arrival, accepting responsibility for any havoc your precious kitty may wreak. There is an on-demand yoga and pilates programme and a yoga mat in each room. Enjoy the evening social hour where you might make new (furry) friends, and explore the neighbourhood on the free bikes provided by the hotel. Oh, if you book a pet-sitter in advance, you can indulge in a soak in the rooftop pool.

3. Rise Uptown Hotel, for award-winning cocktails

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Rise Uptown Hotel with floral wall art and distinct Arizona-style carpets
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Designed by local architect Fred Melvin Guirey, this modernist hotel, decked out in mid-century style, spreads over two interconnected buildings. The rooms are full of light and designer furniture, with welcome extras such as record players, Apple TVs and Marshall Bluetooth speakers. Well-behaved dogs welcome; while they may not be left alone in the rooms, they may sit with you while you enjoy Japanese-Hawaiian bites and rum-spiked pineapple soft-serve cocktails from award-winning mixologist Ross Simon at the Lylo poolside bar and restaurant.

5. The Westin Phoenix Downtown, for cityscape views

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The Westin Phoenix Downtown outdoor, rooftop pool with view of Downtown
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Basing yourself in the middle of Downtown Phoenix, you can swim in the outdoor Lapis Terrace pool while taking in the impressive cityscapes around you. The Westin has large, luxurious and modern rooms that are pet-friendly. You may bring up to two small- to medium-sized pets weighing no more than 50lbs (23kg) each, paying a $75 fee for the first pet (an additional $20 per second pet). Have your breakfast and dinner at the on-site Jacy & Dakota’s, where classic American dishes are served in elegant surroundings.

6. AC Hotel Phoenix Biltmore, for proximity to mountain trails

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AC Hotel Phoenix Biltmore twin room with flatscreen and wooden flooring, leather bench
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If you want to stay in the lavish surroundings of the upmarket Biltmore ‘hood, this elegant branch of the Marriott empire offers large, pet-friendly rooms decked out in white, with touches of wood and leather, and beds that are draped in quality linen. Pets welcome – 50lbs (23kg) each, maximum for a non-refundable charge of $75 for one furry friend, and $95 for two. If you and your four-legged sidekick are looking for some outdoor adventure, the Phoenix Mountain Preserve and its trails is a 5-minute drive away.

7. Royal Palms Resort and Spa, for a Spanish-style retreat

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Outdoor courtyard at Royal Palms Resort and Spa, with dining tables, many cushioned seats, central fountain and decorative plants
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Modelled on a classic Spanish estate, this verdant haven offers rooms, casitas and luxury villas that mix tradition and comfort perfectly – and some have great views of Camelback Mountain. Small and medium-sized dogs are allowed, with an additional fee depending on the length of stay. Eating and drinking are plentiful at the resort – T. Cooks offers Mediterranean cuisine, Cabana Cafe is all about poolside snacks, and Mix Up specialises in craft cocktails.

8. Hyatt Place Phoenix/Downtown, for desert-chic decor and food

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Hyatt Place Phoenix/Downtown twin room with photography on walls and desk with small sofa and wood floors
Courtesy of Hyatt Place Phoenix/Downtown / Expedia

On the edge of downtown, this pet-friendly hotel in Phoenix is well located for dining out and for taking your pooch for a walk in nearby parks. The desert-inspired rooms and suites with dark-wood furniture are pet-friendly, and your pup or kitty may enjoy the views from your suite’s floor-to-ceiling windows alongside you. Adam’s Table Patio & Bar serves American food and drinks with a modern twist – what they term desert chic food.

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