El Portal Sedona Hotel Voted as the Best Pet Friendly Hotel by
10Best.com and USA TODAY (2013)

Welcome to dog-friendly Sedona! El Portal Sedona Hotel is a gorgeous pet-friendly Sedona hotel where there are no pet fees! We love pets, but our human guests come first. We are a hotel first and foremost, and our guests come first. Pets must NOT be left in rooms unattended for any reason, even if you have done so in the past. On this page, there is the contact information for pet sitters and day boarding. Guests must care for their pets and clean up after them as well. All pets must be good citizens. (We do not board or watch pets during the day or night if you need a pet sitter let us know we have several we can recommend, see below.)


El Portal is Sedona’s original pet friendly hotel. Steve and Connie, by way of their lifetime involvement in the Pet Food and Care Industry, are committed to making a memorable inn experience for both you and your pet. To the Segners there was no question that an upscale, luxury inn could provide style, the best amenities, and personalized concierge services for guests and their pets. The hotel was built with wood and tile flooring throughout to accommodate canine visitors and has fencing to create over 1,000 square feet of dog friendly patio areas. There are no pet fees and pets receive a “Welcome Basket” with a blanket, doggie bags and treats! Just outside the enclave is Oak Creek, perfect for walking dogs.

El Portal Sedona Hotel - Our Pet Friendly Welcome Basket!

We have hotel suites ready for you and your pet. Room 1 is designated for smaller pets, while rooms 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9 are fine for all size pets. Rooms 3, 4, 5, and 7 have fenced pet patios. We allow all-sized pets in most rooms, but for 10, 11, and 12 we recommend small dogs. Pets must be well-behaved, and on a leash at all times. Pets must not be left in rooms unattended without checking with a staff member, and must never be left in rooms unattended after 7:00 pm.

El Portal is proud to be a pet-friendly hotel in Sedona, and we welcome you and your pet to our luxury Oak Creek Canyon hotel! Here is a letter from our hotel dogs, Dexter & Oliver, welcoming your pets… Welcome to El Portal Sedona Hotel – Pets Rule Rules!

Remember there are never any pet fees at El Portal Sedona Hotel!

Dog Friendly Sedona Hotel - El Portal Sedona Hotel

“We loved it!”
“The purpose of our trip was for our two senior labs to experience travel. They were treated like royalty! We were given extra thick blankets for them to lie on as well as treats, clean-up bags, etc. Our room (called The Flat Rock Hickory) had a patio with a fenced garden which gave the dogs freedom to roam. Our room was beautiful and spotless..and I mean spotless! The king-size bed was so comfortable but the jacuzzi bathtub was the best of all for me, right down to the high-quality toiletries and view of the garden. The room was very spacious and we felt secure on the property to sleep with the patio door wide open. This was an excellent experience not only for us but for our dogs as well.”

At this pet-friendly hotel we strive to make you and your pet’s experience comfortable, convenient, fun and relaxing! Please see the resource listings for pets in the Sedona area below. We recommend pet sitter Laura Shelton, among others. She may be reached at 805-722-0087, or emailed at laura_email2000@yahoo.com. Laura loves all breeds and personalities. Let her help you make your pet’s visit to Sedona as wonderful as possible. Leashed walks from your lodging or pet sitting while you are out are both available! Call her with any questions. “Have fun in Sedona!”

El Portal Sedona’s Directory for Pet-Friendly Places, Restaurants, Parks, and More!

Attractions & Parks

Sedona Dog Park – an off-leash dog park now open in Sedona. Located off of 89A on Soldier’s Pass Road in West Sedona at the NW corner of Soldier’s Pass and Caruth Drive.
Slide Rock State Park – 6871 N H 89A, Sedona • 928-282-3034
Red Rock Country – Coconino National Forest – various parts of Sedona • 928-527-3600

Relaxing at Pet Friendly El Portal Sedona Hotel

Pet Boarding, Sitting, and Grooming in Sedona

Laura Shelton – offers hotel pet sitting and leashed walking. 805.722.0087, laura_email2000@yahoo.com
Sedona Dog and Cat – offers hotel pet sitting. 928-202-9552
Bark N’ Purr Pet Care Center – 30 Finley Drive, Sedona • 928-282-4108
Classy Critters – 2255 Shelby Dr. # J, Sedona, 86336 • 928-282-4426
Our Best Friends – Carmen Rae Weitzel offering hotel pet sitting • 310-699-0942
Dirty Hairy’s – offering day sitting • 928-282-7387
A and D Pet Services – offering pet services • 928-399-9849
Shannon’s Pet Services – offering pet sitting and hotel visits • 928-202-2590
Cora’s Pet Services – offering pet services • 928-379-0505

Pet Food and Supplies in Sedona

Bark N’ Purr Pet Care Center – 30 Finley Drive, Sedona • 928-282-4108
Whiskers Barkery – 320 Arizona 89A Suite A (In Sinagua Plaza) , Sedona • 928-282-8557
Sedona Pet Supply – 104 Coffee Pot Road, Sedona • 928-203-9898
Pet Nutrition & Supply Mart – 2370 W Hwy 89A, Ste. 4, Sedona • 928 204-1264
Specialty Pet Supplies – 90 Bell Rock Plaza Ste. #100B, Sedona AZ 86351 • 520-284-5865
Three Dog Bakery – located upstairs in the Sinagua Plaza in Uptown at 320 N. Highway 89A.

Pet Friendly Sedona Hotel

Outdoor Pet Friendly Restaurant
René at Tlaquepaque – Highway 179 at Oak Creek in the Tlaquepaque Arts & Crafts Village• 928-282-9225
Creekside – Creekside Plaza, 251 Hwy 179, Sedona AZ 86336 • 928-282-1705
The Secret Garden Cafe at Tlaquepaque – Breakfast & lunch until 4PM – Suite F101, 336 Highway 179, Sedona, AZ, 86336 • 928-203-9564
Wildflower Bread Company – at the “Y”, located in the Hyat Pinon Point Shops, serves breakfast, lunch & dinner, intersection of Highways 179 & 89A, 101 N. Highway 89A, Sedona, AZ 86336 • 928-204-2223
Sedona Hideaway House – open for lunch and dinner daily. 231 Highway 179, Sedona, AZ 86336 • 928-660-5000
Spoke and Wheel Tavern – 160 N Portal Ln, Sedona AZ 86336 • 928-203-5334
El Rincon Restaurante Mexicano – 336 State Rt. 179, Sedona AZ 86336 • 928-282-4648

Pet Friendly El Portal Sedona Hotel - Steve & Dexter

Shelters and Rescues in Sedona
The Humane Society of Sedona – 2115 Shelby Drive, Sedona, AZ 86336 • 928-282-467

Veterinary Care in Sedona
Bell Rock Veterinary Clinic – 45 Bell Rock Trail, Sedona, AZ 86336 • 928-284-2840
Berth-Mumaw, Chris DVM – 45 Bell Rock Plaza, Sedona, AZ 86351 • 928-284-2840
Holistic Veterinary Care – 215 Disney Ln., Sedona, AZ 86336 • 928-282-5651
Hosking, Rick DVM – 100 Posse Ground Road, Sedona, AZ 86336 • 928-282-4133
Kinney, Jeannine DVM – 3130 West Highway 89A, Sedona, AZ 86336 • 928-282-1195
Mallu PEMA – 215 Disney Lane, Sedona, AZ 86336 • 928-282-5651
Oak Creek Small Animal Clinic 3130 West Highway 89A, Sedona, AZ 86336 • 928-282-1195
Remmler, Thomas E. DVM – 3130 W. Highway 89A, Sedona, AZ 86336 • 928-282-1195
Sedona Animal Clinic – 100 Posse Ground Road, Sedona, AZ 86336 • 928-282-4133

Local Animal Groups and Resources
City of Sedona, Animal Control • 928-282-3100