The Best Pet-Friendly Hotels to Book in Salt Lake City, Utah

Salt Lake City has a beautiful skyline with mountains in the background
Salt Lake City has a beautiful skyline with mountains in the background | © Sean Pavone / Alamy Stock Photo
Nick Dauk

Salt Lake City is the gateway to some of the best outdoor adventures in the West, though it’s much more than a stopover city. Utah’s capital is a place where you can sit, stay and play with your pup. Dog-friendly restaurants, parks and more make it effortless to enjoy a city break without leaving your best friend behind. Discover why SLC stands for “Snuggles, Licks & Cuddles” at these pet-friendly hotels in Salt Lake City, now bookable with Culture Trip.

1. Kimpton Hotel Monaco Salt Lake City, an IHG Hotel, for all your critters


Large communal room at Kimpton Hotel Monaco Salt Lake City, boldly decorated in yellows, reds and browns
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Monaco is the Salt Lake City dog-friendly hotel that you’ll both drool over. Pets get the red-carpet treatment: beds, feeding mats, leashes and bathroom bags are all theirs to use. You’ll get a Zen experience of your own within in-room spa treatments. FYI: all pets stay free, including cats, critters, reptiles and birds. As long as they fit in the elevator, they’re welcome to stay. Just be sure to break the news to Dumbo gently.

2. Sheraton Salt Lake City Hotel, for wild walkies


Outdoor pool, with the building of the Sheraton Salt Lake City Hotel in the background
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With twelve national parks within a day trip from Sheraton, this dog-friendly hotel in Salt Lake City is a fantastic basecamp. Interstate 15 is two minutes away, giving you an instant escape into the wonders of the West. Return every night to a high-floor room with a private balcony, an exceptionally relaxed space for you and your pup to rest your tired feet. Rest up and, then, hit the sundries mart in the morning before heading out on another outdoor adventure.

3. Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Salt Lake City-Airport West, an IHG Hotel, for taking it easy


Bedroom at the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Salt Lake City-Airport West, with a red feature wall and a double bed
Courtesy of Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Salt Lake City-Airport West, an IHG Hotel / Expedia

Only 20 minutes from the shores of Great Salt Lake State Park, Holiday Inn is a prime pet-friendly hotel in Salt Lake City. Low nightly pet fees and a dedicated pet walking area won’t leave either of you with anything to bark about. Strolling the dry salt beds is a unique walk that your canine’s cunning sense of smell will appreciate. As for your own sensations, the Wing Tip nachos and brownie sundae at the hotel restaurant will give you a reason to salivate, too.

4. Hilton Salt Lake City Center, for a purr-fect stay


Birds-eye view of Hilton Salt Lake City Center at dusk
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Hilton knows that your cat doesn’t need much to keep them happy overnight. Whether you book a city view or mountain view suite, they’ll be content peering out at the world from the windowsill and hiding away from housekeeping beneath the work desk. They’ll enjoy an undisturbed stay, allowing you to venture out into downtown and marvel at Temple Square. Just don’t be surprised if there’s a charge for room service on your bill; your kitty may ask for milk from Starbucks to be sent up.

5. Crystal Inn Hotel & Suites Salt Lake City - Downtown, for blissful bathtimes


Outside view of Crystal Inn Hotel & Suites Salt Lake City - Downtown, surrounded by trees
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Before you head out for a slobbery weekend on the ski slopes, give your pet a warm welcome to Salt Lake City at the Crystal Inn. Naturally, your doggo will leap into the whirlpool in your king suite (even though they avoid baths at home like the plague). You can get a good soak in the jetted tub, while they can wait patiently until you dry off – only to get wet and wild at the Jordan River again, a few miles away.

6. Salt Lake City Marriott City Center, for a dog-friendly stay in Downtown


Modern and plush bedroom at Marriott City Center.
Courtesy of Marriott City Center / Expedia

Never leave your dog when you’re rocking an SLC holiday at Marriott City Center. This pet-friendly hotel has a corner room with city views that you’ll both savor. Don’t just admire the Crossroads of the West behind the windows; head into the city, and discover dog-friendly haunts like Spitz next door. Some crumb munching on its dog-friendly patio followed by a walk in Washington Park is worthy of a tail wag.

7. DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Salt Lake City Airport, for post-flight pooches


Bedroom at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Salt Lake City Airport, with a double bed and a red upholstered bench
Courtesy of DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Salt Lake City Airport / Expedia

It may not be the Great Salt Lake, but we don’t think your pup will mind the pleasant pond-front relaxation at DoubleTree. As they’ll be right around the corner from Salt Lake City International Airport, your jet-lagged jackapoo will be thankful that they can stow themselves away in your guest room soon after landing. If you need a few minutes to unravel your body from coach-class cramping, head downstairs to the fireside lounge for the light snack and small cocktail that beat airline peanuts and ginger ale any day of the week.

8. Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriott Salt Lake City Downtown, for dates at the dog park


Bedroom at the Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriott Salt Lake City Downtown, with two beds and an orange carpet
Courtesy of Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriott Salt Lake City Downtown / Expedia

Bring your small-town dogs to the big city when you stay at the Fairfield Inn and Suites Downtown. With so many scents to chase, they’ll be ready to leave your guest room before you can even drop your bags. Don’t delay their excitement – the dog park at Pioneer Park is two blocks away, where they can meet the local dogs while you pick up local produce from the farmers’ market. You may want to grab an extra scoop of fruit or two for the pooch; the free hot breakfast at Fairfield is for pet owners only.

9. Hyatt Place Salt Lake City/Downtown/The Gateway, for a shopping spree


Bedroom at the Hyatt Place Salt Lake City/Downtown/The Gateway, with two beds
Courtesy of Hyatt Place Salt Lake City/Downtown/The Gateway / Expedia

Hyatt Place doesn’t care if you have one, two, three or four legs – you can kick your feet or paws back in its oversized pet-friendly suites without issue. Make no bones about it, both a queen or a king suite will be a welcome respite from a long day walking around downtown Salt Lake City. Tell the pooch to take a load off while you run next door to hit your step count with retail therapy at the Gateway shopping mall.

10. Marriott University Park, for a room with a view

Budget Hotel

Spacious lounge at the Marriott University Park with brown sofas and red pillows.
Courtesy of Marriott University Park / Expedia

The mountain and valley views from the rooms at Marriott are sure to get your pup excited for their stay. They’ll watch birds and clouds soar across the sky while you’re free to stretch out your muscles in the 24-hour fitness center. Before heading back to retrieve the leash, stop at the full-service Starbucks in the lobby. You’re going to need the caffeine if you’re going to climb all the way up to the gorgeous Living Room overlook together.

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