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Dog-Friendly Arizona

At these hotels and restaurants, four-legged friends get the five-star treatment

Life is more fun with your cuddly companion by your side. Fortunately, Arizona’s canine visitors and their two-legged owners will find top hotels and eateries to cater to their every whim—from luxe accommodations to chef-driven doggie menus.

Guests at El Portal Sedona are welcome to bring their pets.

Pooch Loving Hotels

Phoenix & Central Arizona

If you’re indulging in luxury lodging, shouldn’t your pet enjoy posh perks, too? At The Scott Resort & Spa in Scottsdale, while you lounge by the swimming pool, your furry pal can nap on the complimentary pet bed delivered right to your room. The hotel also offers food and water bowls (yep, also delivered to your door) and a pet exercise area within walking distance of the hotel.

Furry family members are welcome at the Kimpton Hotel Palomar in downtown Phoenix, where there are no size and weight limits, and no limit to the number of pets you can bring. Pet bowls, beds and treats are available, and a dog park is just a short jaunt away. If you’ve overbooked your schedule, take advantage of pet caregivers and walkers via Wag! You book the service (walks, playtime, general check-ups), they’ll grab a key from the front desk, then take care of whatever Fido needs.

North Central Arizona

Have an outdoors-loving dog? Book a stay at El Portal Sedona. Several of the hotel’s guestrooms have fenced-in pet patios, perfect for the dog who needs to stretch her legs. Plus, the property boasts more than 1,000 square feet of pet-friendly outdoor and green spaces. When you check in, pups are greeted with a welcome basket that includes a cozy blanket and yummy dog treats.

Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock is one of those resorts that offers everything you could possibly want and more. From three pools, a spa and sightseeing tours to retail outlets and restaurants, the amenities list goes on and on. This includes offerings for your dog, too: beds, food and water bowls—even organic treats.

Tucson & Southern Arizona

The 500-acre, ranch-style Tubac Golf Resort & Spa welcomes pets with a small goody bag, including toys and treats. Leashed animals are allowed to stroll the lush grounds and manicured gardens. When not out for a tranquil walk on the property, your dog will love long naps in your casita or spotting wildlife from his perch by the window.

The staff at La Posada Lodge & Casitas in north Tucson loves dogs. Like, really loves them. In addition to creating a pup-welcoming atmosphere that makes the most of the hotel’s elegant boutique accommodations, La Posada also offers a Pooch Package (treats and toys) and an extensive list of nearby dog parks, dog-friendly activities and restaurants and local doggie daycares and groomers.

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The expansive patio at Prescott’s The Barley Hound gives your pup plenty of room, and the menu includes canine-friendly eats such as chicken and rice, or steak.

For pooches who love to eat—and what dog doesn’t?—The Coronet near downtown Tucson brings major dog-treat game, like fluffy brioche or a puff pastry dog cookie.

On the patio at Creekside American Bistro in Sedona, dogs lounge on cozy blankets, gulp filtered water and take in the view of Sedona’s famed red rocks. The dog menu includes steak tartare, venison stew and cheddar omelets with chicken.

Sister restaurant to Creekside, Mesa Grill Sedona offers the same VIP dog menu (served on a frisbee, of course), as well as a dog-friendly deck with stunning Sedona views.

The Tail Wagger menu at Morning Squeeze—with locations in Phoenix, Scottsdale and Tempe—will please the pups. Let them try the Chow Hound Scramble, which combines lean chicken with cheese and egg.

The list of dog-friendly amenities at O.H.S.O. Brewery & Distillery—with locations throughout metro Phoenix—is impressive. O.H.S.O. staff provide a water bowl with your dog’s name written on the dish and treats made from the brewery’s spent grains (and, occasionally bacon).

Dogs are welcome at Old Bisbee Brewing Company in Bisbee, where friendly locals and tourists sip cold craft beer while overlooking Brewery Gulch from the patio. Four-legged friends take their pick from water bowls placed throughout the brewery.

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About the Author


Jessica Dunham, Ivy Morris and Teresa K. Traverse

Jessica Dunham is a travel, food and fitness writer whose work has been published in PHOENIX Magazine, Runner's World, Phoenix New Times, Valley Guide, Phoenix Travel Guide, Modern Luxury Scottsdale and more. Contributing writers: Ivy Morris and Teresa K. Traverse


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