Imagine a tranquil oasis with pampering spa services to renew your body and soul.  Then envision world class shopping and golfing just steps away.  Ahhhhhh….Scottsdale delivers all this in style with a wide array of amazing resorts!  But hate to leave your best buddy behind?  Never fear: there are several pet-friendly options to consider.  Check out these popular destinations which provide a soothing getaway for your entire family, even the four-legged members.


Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Gainey Ranch

Nestled in the heart of Scottsdale, this resort expertly delivers all the spa services you could desire.  For a sumptuous evening meal, Alto Ristaurante serves up five star, classic pasta dishes.  When followed by a serenaded gondola ride in the curving lagoons, mamma mia…that’s amoré!

Fairmont Scottsdale Princess

Another world-class setting to consider is the Princess.  The extensive grounds are perfect for roaming with your pup, while you gaze at the saguaros, cacti and palms.  In fact, December is an ideal time to book: with over a million twinkling lights and holiday displays, a night stroll in the desert winter wonderland is a must for all ages.

Westin Kierland Resort & Spa

If retail therapy is on your short list, then the iconic Westin Kierland needs to be your choice!  Here’s a world class resort, surrounded by some of the finest shops in the Valley.  Then kick off your shoes and nestle into the plush appointments of your luxury suite.  Or, lounge next to the sparkling pool.  Even Miss Molly gets a cool drink, too!

Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North

For a true Sonoran desert experience, head North to the Four Seasons and book an adobe casita.  Unrivaled luxury combines effortlessly with Pinnacle Peak views by day and star-studded skyscapes at night.  Western flair abounds throughout the meticulously appointed grounds.  After a round or two of golf, be sure to book a relaxing massage in the privacy of your own terrace.

Fido Footnotes

Scottsdale boasts even more pet-friendly resort options, beyond these top traveler picks.  But regardless where you book, be sure your pup is on his best behavior.  Resorts will require that he is leashed at all times.  Excessive barking will be frowned on so overreactive breeds may not be ideal hotel guests.  And, of course, be sure to pick up after “his business” is done.  Leave no trace, as the saying goes.  Following these simple guidelines will allow both you and Fido to truly enjoy a desert spa getaway…and ensure a return visit!

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