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DogFriendly.com’s Top 10 Pet-Friendly Hotels in Arizona Where You and Your Dog are Given First Class Treatment

Tuesday, May 19th, 2020

Arizona is starting to open up. These hotels are some of the top destinations in Arizona where you can take your dog

UNITED STATES, May 19, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Dog-Friendly hotels span the spectrum from luxury to the budget hotel and from the center city to the rural highway location. There are a number of factors that make a hotel stay truly pet-friendly. These factors effect how truly pet-friendly the hotel really is. These are the quality of the hotel, the size of the dogs permitted, the pet fees and the number of dogs allowed with you. Some hotels just permit dogs and greatly restrict the size and type of dog. Other hotels welcome dogs with dog cookies and snacks, doggy menus on room service, leashes and water dishes and other amenities. Arizona has many pet-friendly hotels, outdoor and patio dining, parks, some beaches where dogs are allowed and shopping centers and stores that allow dogs. DogFriendly.com's Top 10 Pet-Friendly hotels in Arizona are:


 1. The El Portal Sedona Hotel is one of the most pet-friendly stays in America. The majority of their twelve unique guest suites feature details such as French doors, stencil designs, river rock stone fireplaces, private bathrooms, and Jacuzzi tubs. The property features a cozy lounge for breakfasts, a gym, 2 pools, and a spa. The best part of all – Many of their suites offer private outdoor fenced pet yards for your pooch's convenience, and all four-legged friends receive a treat basket that includes a blanket, doggie bags, and treats upon check-in.

2. Hotel Fairmont Scottsdale Princess is a  luxurious resort that offers southern-style rooms with wet bars, coffeemakers, iPod docks, and flat-screen TVs. Dining options include a steakhouse, traditional American, Latin cuisine, and outdoor poolside bars. There are retail stores, a salon, and a fitness center on-site. The resort also boasts a large pool with vast seating and cabana-style options. Pups are welcome to join you for a luxurious stay with provided toys, food and water bowl, treats, and a plush pet bed. In-room dining offers pet-friendly menu options and dog-walking services are available for an additional charge.


3. The Westward Look Wyndham Grand Resort and Spa is a historic 80-acre resort is located just off of Highway 77 at the base of the beautiful Santa Catalina Mountains in Tucson. Rooms feature either desert or city views, minifridges, coffeemakers, and 42-inch flat-screen TVs. Suites offer wet bars, outdoor hot tubs, and pull-out sofa options. Other amenities include complimentary self and valet parking, a shuttle withing a 5-minute radius, mountain bikes and helmets, a full-service day spa, and a 24-hour fitness center, among others. There are great dog walking areas on the hotel property. Dogs are very welcome.


4. The Downtown Clifton Hotel Tucson is a dog-friendly oasis in downtown Tucson. Artsy, Western-style rooms await guests. Just a ten-minute walk from downtown Tucson guests enjoy a quiet stay without being too far from the museums, dining, and attractions Tucson has to offer. Rooms feature flat-screen TVs, minifridges, free Wi-Fi, record players and a record library at request, and even a dog run on the property.


5. The Southwest Inn At Sedona offers views of Boynton Canyon, Thunder Mountain, and Coffee Pot Mountain from their cozy and tastefully decorated rooms. Dogs of all sizes are welcome. According to the hotel, they've never had a pup that "smoked in bed and set fire to the blankets, stole our towels, or got drunk and broke the furniture…if your dog can vouch for you, you're welcome too!"


6. The Scottsdale Plaza Resort sits on 40 beautiful acres. Offering five pools, a day spa, a 25-hour fitness center offering studio classes, a full-service salon, beautiful gardens, and two lighted tennis courts, guests will never find themselves bored – or hungry! The resort's Cafe Cabana, JD's Sports Bar & Lounge, and the Garden court will be sure to keep guests fed.


7. Nestled within the beautiful red rock county, the Arroyo Pinion  is conveniently located less than 3 miles from downtown Sedona and nearby the Red Rock Crossing, the Chapel of the Holy Cross, and the Bell Rock area.  Amenities include spacious rooms with custom outlets, USB ports, 49-inch flat-screen TVs, coffee maker, microwave, mini-fridge, and more. The hotel offers a free breakfast buffet, free high-speed internet access, a fitness center, an outdoor pool and spa, and suites available with fireplaces and a patio.


8. The Best Western Premier Grand Canyon Squire Inn features a brand new indoor and outdoor pool, hot tubs, poolside bar and fireplace, a game room including bowling, and an arcade. Guests can dine on-site at the hotel's cocktail lounge, the Squire Pub, the American-style Canyon Room Restaurant, or the Fireside Lounge. The hotel is located just 1.5 miles from the Grand Canyon National Park and 6 miles from multiple major dog-friendly hiking trails.


9. The Tempe Mission Palms is located within walking distance from the Mill Ave Rail Transit Station and Mill Avenue District. The Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport is a short 4 miles away. Amenities include a rooftop pool and tennis court, and on-site dining options include a poolside cafe, Southwestern-inspired cuisine sit down restaurant and a lounge. A hospitality fee includes Wi-Fi, valet parking, airport shuttle, and fitness center use. Dogs up to 50 pounds are allowed.


10. Located at the base of the Santa Cataline Mountain Range in Tucson, the Hacienda Del Sol Guest Ranch Resort's large pool and hot tub offer guests a breathtaking view of the Arizona mountains. Spacious rooms, suites, and 1,100 square food casitas provide pillow-top mattresses, iPod docking stations, refrigerators, flat-screen TVs, high-speed internet access, and fireplaces, private patio areas and fully equipped kitchens in select rooms. Dogs up to 50 pounds are allowed.


For more details visit https://www.dogfriendly.com. DogFriendly.com, founded in 1998 to provide dog travel information, offers a free website and complete pet travel information. DogFriendly.com also publishes paperback dog travel guides including DogFriendly.com's DogFriendly.com’s Arizona and New Mexico Dog Travel Guide and DogFriendly.com’s United States and Canada Dog Travel Guide.

 


DogFriendly.com’s Top Pet-Friendly Hotels in Florida Where You and Your Dog are Given First Class Treatment

Tuesday, May 19th, 2020

Florida is starting to open up or will be shortly. These hotels are a sampling of the top destinations in Florida where you can take your dog.

Dog-Friendly hotels span the spectrum from luxury to the budget hotel and from the center city to the rural highway location. There are a number of factors that make a hotel stay truly pet-friendly. These factors effect how truly pet-friendly the hotel really is. These are the quality of the hotel, the size of the dogs permitted, the pet fees and the number of dogs allowed with you. Some hotels just permit dogs and greatly restrict the size and type of dog. Other hotels welcome dogs with dog cookies and snacks, doggy menus on room service, leashes and water dishes and other amenities. Florida is generally a very dog-friendly state with many pet-friendly hotels, outdoor and patio dining, parks, some beaches where dogs are allowed and shopping centers and stores that allow dogs. DogFriendly.com’s Top 10 Pet-Friendly hotels in Florida are:

1. The Perry Hotel in Key West describes themselves as not just dog friendly, but “dog-obsessed.” Indeed, the hotel features two green dog parks, offers treats and gifts on arrival, and welcomes dogs to dine with their humans at the Salty Oyster and Matt’s outdoor dining. For humans, the Perry offers direct marina and ocean access, two waterfront pools and pool bars, three restaurants and a distillery on-site, and much more.

2. The Costa d’Este Beach Resort & Spa in Vero Beach is owned by popular Latin artists Gloria and Emilio Estefan. This luxurious beachfront resort offers sophisticated accommodations, dining, and waterside amenities. Your four-legged friends are welcome to enjoy luxurious amenities of their own, including welcome treats, water, and food bowls, doggie bags, dog beds upon request, and are even invited to join their two-legged friends for breakfast on the Bamboo Patio. Best of all, there is no pet fee!

3. The Epic Hotel Miami offers incredible waterfront views and a central location within walking distance from restaurants and shops at Miami’s Bayside Marketplace. High-end amenities include two 16th floor pools, a bar and cabana, fitness center, marina, spa, in-room iPod docks, Wi-Fi, yoga mats, rainfall showers and soaking tubs in hotel bathrooms, and a free wine hour every evening. The Kimpton states “If your pet fits through the door, we’ll welcome them in.” Your pup will be welcomed by name and greeted with plush pet beds, food, water bowls, and mats in-room.

4. The Silver Sands Treasure Island in St. Petersburg offers guests a family-friendly apartment-like experience. All units have full kitchens with glass cooktops, microwaves, and refrigerators. Units come in studio-style, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom layouts and feature flat-screen TVs, central air or A/C wall units, and retro furnishings. The Silver Sands is conveniently located close to Treasure Island, beaches, and shops.

5. The Confidante Miami Beach is a modern beachfront hotel located just ten minutes from South Beach and Miami’s art districts. Amenities include a fitness center, luxurious spa, two heated outdoor pools, one adults-only, and direct beach access complete with artsy beach chairs. On arrival, pups will receive a water bowl and baggie dispenser. The Backyard, the hotel’s signature outdoor pool and lounge area offers natural peanut-butter or watermelon pup popsicles, and the nearby Four Paws Pet Care offers pet sitting.

6. The Atlantic Hotel & Spa offers incredible views of the Fort Lauderdale oceanfront and skyline. Guests in oceanfront rooms can watch boats pass by from their private balconies. All guest rooms include fully equipped kitchens or kitchenettes, in-room coffee, large marble bathrooms, and plush beds. All four-legged guests are enrolled in the VID or “Very Important Dog” program upon arrival. They receive a welcome goodie bag, in-room dog bowl, and dog mat, a dedicated relief area, and most notably, a doggie menu at the hotel’s oceanfront restaurant.

7. Le Meridien Tampa is located in a former courthouse and showcases downtown Tampa’s history and culture. The concierge desk was formerly an old judge’s desk, and original marble hallways and hand-painted ceilings add a one-of-a-kind hotel experience. Guests at the Le Méridien Tampa receive complimentary access to the local Tampa Museum of Art, one of downtown Tampa’s best New-American and French restaurants, a fitness center, a pool, and beautifully decorated guest rooms. Dogs up to 40 pounds are allowed.

8. The Hilton Ocala offers non-smoking rooms, innovative on-site restaurants and bars, free parking, an outdoor pool, business and fitness center, and six-full acres of land. Centrally located in the middle of horse country, the hotel also houses a resident Clydesdale.

9. The Alfond Inn at Rollins College features a large courtyard, elevated pool, and a number of amenities maximized for guest comfort. Owned by a Winter Park liberal arts college, all operating income from the Alfond goes directly to the Rollins College premier scholarship fund. Dogs are welcome in designated rooms and suites.

10. The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel Hollywood is a brand-new, innovative hotel & casino experience. Featuring award-winning nightlife, luxury shops, a giant lagoon pool and beach club, spa, premium nightlife, and fine dining, the guitar-shaped hotel is one of a kind. Well-mannered dogs up to 40 pounds are welcome at the resort. They must be leashed and well behaved at all times. There is a $100 per stay pet fee.

For more details visit https://www.dogfriendly.com. DogFriendly.com, founded in 1998 to provide dog travel information, offers a free website and complete pet travel information. DogFriendly.com also publishes paperback dog travel guides including DogFriendly.com’s Florida Dog Travel Guide and DogFriendly.com’s United States and Canada Dog Travel Guide.