The Best Pet-Friendly Hotels in Zion National Park, Utah

Enjoy the wilds of Utah with your four-legged friend from your glamping tent at Under Canvas Zion
Enjoy the wilds of Utah with your four-legged friend from your glamping tent at Under Canvas Zion | Courtesy of Under Canvas Zion / Expedia.com
Nick Dauk

Take your trail dog to the wilds with outdoor decks built for stargazing and fire pits where Fido’s welcome, too, at these pet-friendly places to stay in Zion National Park, Utah, bookable on Culture Trip.

Red cliffs, green forests and cool blue rivers make Zion National Park a vibrant visit for travelers in the wilds of Utah, while your dog will appreciate the smorgasbord of smells that the park’s ecology creates. Experience these sensations and more on the park’s dozens of trails, then settle into an overnight stay that’s just as extraordinary at one of these pet-friendly hotels in Zion National Park.

1. SpringHill Suites Springdale

Chain Hotel

SpringHill Suites Springdale
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Relax on the banks of the Virgin River and rest your tired paws at SpringHill Suites. The spa-like bathroom in your suite and the hot tub near the pool will help you unwind almost as much as the Switchback Liquor Store next door. The Springdale Visitor Center is also around the corner, where you can dig up dirt on the best dog-friendly restaurants in town and sniff out a few new hiking trails to take your pup on.

2. Zion Wildflower Resort

Camping, Camping

Wildflower Zion Resort
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Wildflower Zion Resort hits the sweet spot between luxurious hotel stays and nothing-but-tent camping. You and your terrier have two options: exceptional canvas glamping or a beautiful private bungalow. You’ll find creature comforts such as heating and air conditioning in the bungalows and the handcrafted covered wagon, while the tents offer minimal luxuries, including shower facilities, rocking chairs on the private deck and a table and chairs inside.

3. Gooseberry Lodges

Hotel

Gooseberry Lodges
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Taking the ole girl to the Gooseberry Mesa mountain-biking path, in Utah’s red rock country? Stay at Gooseberry Lodges and sleep right next door to the trailhead. These mini cabins in Apple Valley have full bathrooms, seating areas and exceptional views of the surrounding bluffs. Take them in with your four-legged friend over lunch at the picnic table or watch shooting stars together beside the fire pit at night.

4. Zion Mountain Ranch

Cabin

Zion Mountain Ranch
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Your sheepdog will certainly dream of herding the roaming buffalo often found hanging around Zion Mountain Ranch. But try to keep the dutiful dog in your lodge while you marvel at the sight of these amazing animals. Wide windows mean you’ll never miss spotting them, even when you’re relaxing by the fireplace. As the daylight fades into darkness, listen to your dog howl into the night, while you relax in the hot tub.

5. Under Canvas Zion

Camping, Camping

Under Canvas Zion
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The Stargazer glamping tent at Under Canvas Zion is something special – even more so if you’re staring up at the stars with your cuddly canine by your side. Point out the galaxy as you lie in your king bed or sit out on the lounge chairs of your private deck. If you or your best buddy are feeling social, join others by the fire for s’mores and a rendition of “Kumbaya,” or do some downward dog together during morning yoga sessions.

6. Zion National Park Lodge

Inn

Zion National Park Lodge
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Make things easier on your dog’s paws by staying in the park at Zion National Park Lodge. You’ll step out of your hotel room and straight onto the trails. Relaxing is just as convenient with private balconies, gas fireplaces and oh-so-cool air conditioning in every historic cabin. Your pet may not be able to snag a reservation at the hotel’s Red Rock Grill, but you’re welcome to bring back some sirloin steak scraps for them to gnaw on.

7. La Quinta Inn and Suites by Wyndham at Zion Park/Springdale

Hotel

La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham at Zion Park:Springdale
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Give your dog that close-to-home feeling with the familiarity of La Quinta Inn & Suites. Cozy carpeted rooms and airy private balconies will keep them calm and comfortable, while you head over to Camp Outpost Company for a camp burger with all the fixins – then treat yourself to time out in the pool. When Spunky wakes up, take a nice evening stroll up to Springdale Town Park together.

8. Watchman Villas

Villa

Watchman Villas
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Lose track of time at Watchman Villas doing nothing more than stargazing from the courtyard of your villa. These spacious two-bedroom villas have room for the whole family, including four-legged members. Check out the local jewelry, art and photography at DeZion Gallery on your day off from hiking. The George Barker River Park is another must-stop on your itinerary – its name is practically begging for you to bring your dog over.

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