pet friendly hotels in Payson, AZ

1. Mazatzal Hotel & Casino (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Across the street from the Payson Rodeo Grounds and adjacent to the Tonto Apache Indian Reservation, this relaxed, all-suite casino resort is a 2-minute drive from downtown Payson.Casual suites feature minifridges, 2 flat-screen TVs, wet bars, pull-out sofas and Wi-Fi. Some add balconies and mountain views.The casino offers slots and table games, and there’s a casual American restaurant. The lounge has a happy hour and live DJs. Additional amenities include a fitness center, plus an indoor pool with a hot tub.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the rooms
  • 3 min drive to Rim Country Recreation, Kayak, Canoe and Paddleboard Rentals
  • Guests praised the service
  • Guests mentioned beds 26 times
  • Guests mentioned “grilling” 15 times
  • Guests praised the breakfast
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a casino
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a bar

Feedback From Real Customers

Gordon Mills

Every year around this time, I head up north to get out of the heat for a day or two Haven’t done it for a couple years (pandemic and job loss), but I got back on track this year The hotel room was a nice suite

Clean and well-appointed, and at a very reasonable price mid week The Cedar Ridge restaurant was nice, I had the Cajun catfish for dinner, and chicken fried steak & eggs for breakfast The casino is small, and the smoke smell is so strong I cut my time in there short Unfortunately you have to walk through the casino to get to the restaurant, so that might be a deal-breaker for some folks Perhaps more ventilation is needed Other than that, it was a nice stay

Maggie Dicksen

Our 55+ community took a day bus trip to the Mazatzal Casino and we had a marvelous time! Early bird breakfast of biscuits & gravy, scrambled egg, sausage or bacon for only $399

wow it was delicious!! It’s a small casino but very clean and the slots paid often Super nice folks all over from our hostess to the floor walkers offering assistance The buffet was small but quite tasty Our waitress was very attentive to ensure we had everything needed Smoking is permitted but unless you see someone smoking, you wouldn’t know it The air is exchanged often to remove the smoke Advise taking a light jacket if you chill easily Overall, I highly recommend this delightful casino and will be going back

Zetta Marie

The security attendants were not only rude but overly concerned with the fun you were having I understand no beer is allowed to go to a room but harassing guests and checking their vehicle to make sure your assumption on whether said beer was brought in was a little bit much ( I left it in my truck) The security proceeded to follow us around the casino area the rest of the evening even to the restroom

I payed 416$ for a 2 night stay to get treated like a criminal, also my only vacation I get away from my four children for the year I felt harassed and uncomfortable it was upsetting The casino area is minimal and the machines kept jamming and buttons didn’t work (very old machines) Compared to Casino Arizona and We-ko Pa this was very disappointing as I am from the city area and frequent the other casinos The staff at the bar was also 50/50 on their costumer service The only positive thing I can say is the maids and room check-in staff were delightful people that seemed happy to be there and assist you so shout out to them for making at least moments of the stay nice I will Never stay there again nor will I recommend anyone I know to stay!

2. Quality Inn Payson (2-star hotel)

  • Address: 801 N Beeline Hwy, Payson, AZ 85541
  • Phone: (928) 474-3241
  • Ratings: 4.0 (665 reviews) Very good
  • Website : Quality Inn Payson
  • Check-in time: 4:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 11:00 AM
  • Quick Summary: Laid-back budget hotel featuring free breakfast, plus a gym, an outdoor pool & a hot tub.

About this hotel

Surrounded by shops and eateries, this informal budget hotel off Route 87 and within Tonto National Forest is 3 miles from the Rim Country Museum & Zane Grey Cabin and 13 miles from Tonto Natural Bridge State Park.Relaxed rooms provide TVs and coffeemakers; some have furnished balconies or terraces. Upgraded rooms offer minifridges and microwaves. The 2-bedroom suites add living rooms with sofabeds.Parking is free, as is hot breakfast served in an airy dining room. There’s also a seasonal outdoor pool, a hot tub, a fitness room and a garden, plus a country-style lobby with a fireplace.

Things You Need to Know

  • 4 min drive to Rim Country Recreation
  • Guests liked the service
  • Guests praised the large rooms but some complained about the kitchenettes
  • Some guests disliked the bathrooms
  • Guests mentioned “Patio” 28 times
  • Guests praised the breakfast
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a fitness center
  • One of the few hotels in the area with an outdoor pool

Feedback From Real Customers

Lori Firestone

We tried this place for the 1st time, rather than staying at our usual place, which i always felt was not worth it We do stay up here quite a bit and needed something newThis place is massive! The rooms here were large and clean

We chose an upper floor, which had a very large balcony with a nice table and chairs; the 1st floor rooms had a nice little patio The showers had great water pressure and hot water There is ample free parking and you can walk across the street to eat at La Sierra,a good Mexican restaurantThe best part tho was dealing with Michelle, who assisted with our reservations and check in She was extremely friendly and helpfulWe will definitely stay here again


Michelle who helped us book our rooms at 9pm when we got flooded out of our campsite 45 minutes away was an absolute angel The rooms were so spacious and in beautiful condition We had a group of 10 and she made sure we were all in rooms next to each other

To make it even better, they served a hot breakfast in an adorable diner This hotel should be rated far beyond 2 stars!Thank you so for your warm and inviting energy Michelle 🙂


Michelle checked us in during a busy time and she handled the line and phones with a beautiful smile and professionally! The room is large and very clean The bed is comfortable and the bathroom is large with the toilet behind a wall from the sink The grounds are well maintained and the pool was a delight with temperatures in the 90’s

Thank you Jodi for reminding us at check out about breakfast and your delightful smile

3. Rim Country Inn Payson (2-star hotel)

About this hotel

A 15-minute walk from Mazatzal Casino and 1.7 miles from Rumsey Park, this straightforward hotel is also 1.8 miles from Payson Golf Course.The simple rooms offer free Wi-Fi and TVs with cable channels, plus minifridges and coffeemakers.Free parking is available. There are also several restaurants within walking distance of the hotel.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the clean rooms and the beds
  • 4 min drive to Rim Country Museum and Zane Grey Cabin
  • Guests praised the friendly service

Feedback From Real Customers

Connie Davis

The managers were awesome! I havent had a warm welcome like this in such a long time The room was comfortable and roomy, which ILove! The hotel is walking distance to restaurants, fast food and stores! The property and the rooms were maintained everyday, very clean I will be staying here every time I need a room!

Fred Todecheene

Overall, a nice place to stay overnight Room we stay in was clean and decent size, nice big tv and sink/shower warmed up quickLittle changes that would make the stay nicer and comfortable: better insulation so the room be warmer (seemed like the heater didn’t warm the room that well) , comfortable mattress/pillows (but personal preference in this case as partner slept better than I) and there wasn’t enough counter space in the bathroom

4. Oxbow RV Park

About this hotel

962 Oxbow Trail, Payson, AZ 85541(928) 474-2042

Things You Need to Know

  • The rooms have kitchenettes
  • 9 min drive to Green Valley Park
  • Guests praised the service

Feedback From Real Customers

Lara Mazzone

We had the best time here The guy managing the park was so kind to my 5 year old daughter He gave her a drawing of the donkey across the street, Pokey, to take home with her

He brought us over to see any wildlife around because he knew she loved animals The bathrooms were super clean and had great pressure We already booked it again on Labor Day Weekend! 🌲👍🏼😊


48 sites, 16 on level ground near the office, bathrooms, and main entrance Park is about a mile off SR87 so no road noise except neighbors heading to work in the morning Dark and quiet during the night

Laundry is up the hill a bit but large and we’ll lit Also a small library, a TV, and an RO water dispenser in thereThey accept PPAmerica so it came to $30/nite including tax, service fee, and the $6 daily electric fee FHUps

Syl Flores

From the moment we arrived, was welcomed with friendly staff I’ve had the opportunity to meet the locals like Kim, who is helpful with the area 😊 she introduced us to the neighborhood donkey 🐴named Poky, who loves attention

Owners are really sweet Overall we are both enjoying, our visit As a friendly reminder please no burn this place has seen enough of unfortunate Stay safe 😷

5. Best Western Inn Of Payson (2-star hotel)

About this hotel

Set in the Tonto National Forest and off State Route 87, this informal hotel with nearby fast food restaurants is 2 miles from both Rim Country Museum and Zane Grey Cabin, and from Green Valley Park with fishing lakes and play areas.Warm, relaxed rooms offer Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, plus microwaves and minifridges. Upgraded rooms add fireplaces and wet bars; some have whirlpool tubs. Suites add living areas.Breakfast is available and served in a modest dining room. Other amenities include a heated indoor pool, a hot tub and a gym, along with a casual TV lounge and a convenience store. There’s also a business center. Parking is offered.

Things You Need to Know

  • The rooms have coffee makers and microwaves
  • 8 min walk to Rim Country Recreation, Kayak, Canoe and Paddleboard Rentals
  • Guests praised the friendly service
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a restaurant
  • Guests liked the breakfast
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a fitness center
  • One of the few hotels in the area with an indoor pool

Feedback From Real Customers

Lauren Paterson

I stayed here back when it was Days Inn It is my “go to” hotel when I have gone to Payson The owners are very nice and helped me when I was down on my luck

Not going to describe it all here but I will never forget them and their kindness The room I always requested because it was by the door to the parking lot so I can take my dog for a walk was clean and comfortable Hope to be able to get out there again and check it out since there has been a change to the place Just glad the owners are still the same

Erin DuPree

We really enjoyed our three night stay here Stephanie at the front desk was super helpful and welcoming, and even helped us with early check in (40 minutes early) The hot complimentary breakfast was BOMB

Waffles, eggs, potatoes, juice, muffins, toast you won’t go hungry Indoor pool facility was clean and inviting, the kids had a blast down there Housekeeping was fabulous We could definitely hear our neighbors, but you’re going to hear people in hotels eventually, no matter what We are glad we chose this spot

Keith Oswald

Pretty nice place

two things I was unhappy abouthave to go through lobby only after 10pm so if you go to your caryou have to walk all the way around the building, enter, then go all the way down to your room Also the rooms are hard floored which leads to an echoing within the roomGood points Very clean and the staff was very friendly Great commentary breakfast as well

6. Knights Inn Payson (1-star hotel)

  • Address: 101 W Phoenix St, Payson, AZ 85541
  • Phone: (928) 474-4526
  • Ratings: 3.0 (273 reviews) Fair
  • Website : Knights Inn Payson
  • Check-in time: 3:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 11:00 AM
  • Quick Summary: Unfussy rooms & suites in a hotel offering complimentary Wi-Fi & casino shuttle service.

About this hotel

Off Highway 87 and within the Tonto National Forest, this low-key hotel is less than a mile from Payson Event Center, and a 12-minute walk from Mazatzal Hotel & Casino.Unpretentious rooms offer free Wi-Fi, cable TV and minifridges. Suites add sitting areas with sofabeds; some feature microwaves. Kids stay for no extra charge with an adult.Freebies include a casino shuttle, and parking for cars, boat trailers and trucks. Pets are welcome for a fee.

Things You Need to Know

  • 3 min drive to Rim Country Recreation, Kayak, Canoe and Paddleboard Rentals
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a casino
  • Some guests complained about the kitchenettes

Feedback From Real Customers

hermilo guerrero

This place definitely has a bit of nostalgia

If you were born in the 80s or 90s Took me back to when I was younger and had those family vacations Certain things have been updated It was the least expensive spot for a spur of the moment trip If you’re ok with not having all the extras, I think this place fills the needs for most Inexpensive, comfortable beds, clean, friendly staff and a lot of mom and pop shops nearby

Justin Feld

Staff and owners very friendly To be completely honest, I had low expectations when I arrived But I definitely misjudged the place

They did a good job keeping up on my room and providing me with everything I needed Owners consistently checked up to make sure everything was good Good hotel for the price The place isn’t perfect but they try the best they can and for me that goes a long way

Gale George

The absolutely worst hotel experience Took bedspread off and discovered a large WET, YELLOW PISS CIRCLE They gave us a new rom with no apology or explanation

New room had mold in the bathroom Bathtub chipped and dirty Towels were old and ragged Didn’t take the chance of sleeping with blanket which had a 6 inch rip Patched paint, dirty floors Grounds were not groomed at all Weeds and stickers Toilet was dirty with black in it Exterior doors were left unlocked Anyone could have come in I can’t believe this place is allowed to stay open

7. Pine Creek Cabins

  • Address: 3901 AZ-87, Pine, AZ 85544
  • Phone: (928) 970-9511
  • Ratings: 4.7 (47 reviews) Excellent
  • Website : Pine Creek Cabins
  • Check-in time: 3:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 10:00 AM
  • Quick Summary: Casual woodsy cabins with kitchens/kitchenettes, plus grounds with pine and apple trees.

About this hotel

Set on Highway 87 in a forested area, these relaxed rustic cabins are 7.3 miles from Tonto Natural Bridge and 4.5 miles from the historic 1-room Strawberry Schoolhouse.The 5 wooden cabins sleep up to 6 guests and have kitchens or kitchenettes, cable TV and DVD players. Most have fireplaces and decks or porches. Some include whirlpool tubs and pool tables.The grounds have picnic tables and BBQs set among pine and apple trees. A gazebo is available for open-air weddings.

Things You Need to Know

  • The rooms have kitchenettes
  • 1 min walk to Pine-Strawberry Museum

Feedback From Real Customers

Michael Laumann

I stayed here for two nights to take a break from hiking the Arizona Trail Uncomplicated Check in via text messageClean room, whirlpool tub and a complimentary bottle of white wine

Also lots of coffee!Great stay, it was worth its moneyClose to Restaurants, grocery store, shops and laundryBBQ and picnic options and a nice patio

Amy Hammack

If you looking for a place that offers a jet tub Look else whereThe new owner does not take responsibility for them and made way to many excuse why there was bugs in the them and how he was going to be removing them

We had to spend 3 hours cleaning bugs from the system to be able to use itWe pay a cleaning fee and why to have bugs in the tub?Plus the children’s playground area is very unsafe Top part to slide was busted out laying on the ground And left open with broken spike like wood for kids to get hurt onAnd the last time we where there with this new owner The fireplace didn’t even workHe never offered any kind of compensation for any of this stuff and past off to they are not used enough to be keep up with The other owner NEVER had any problem making sure she took care of us if there was anything wrong We miss you Linda!Plenty of other beautiful place to go for the price they charge

8. Kohl’s Ranch Lodge by Diamond Resorts (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Set along Tonto Creek and surrounded by pine forests, this rustic log-built resort is 18 miles from the Mogollon Rim escarpment.The relaxed, wood-paneled rooms provide free Wi-Fi, satellite TV and patios, as well as minifridges, microwaves and coffeemakers; upgraded rooms add kitchenettes. The 1- to 2-bedroom suites feature living rooms and fireplaces. The 2-bedroom cabins add full kitchens; 1 has a whirlpool tub. Room service is available.There’s a casual restaurant, a laid-back bar, and a BBQ area, plus sport courts, lawn games and a gym. Other amenities include a heated outdoor pool, a hot tub and guest laundry facilities. Parking is free.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests liked the clean, large rooms and praised the beds
  • 1 min walk to Kohl’s Ranch Stables
  • Guests liked the friendly service
  • Guests mentioned “Porch” 11 times
  • Guests praised the breakfast
  • Guests praised the views
  • Guests praised the outdoor pool and the hot tub
  • Guests praised the laid-back bar

Feedback From Real Customers

Daniel Nateras

Kohl’s Ranch was like stepping into a romantic western The resort had a wood cabin feel all nestled beside a soothing babbling creek The property was beautiful, with lots of trees and grass and was very well maintained

I had a great stay here There are walkways along the creek to enjoy where you’ll see all the birds and critters of the area Kinda wish I’d kept this one secret but I love to share Hope you enjoy your stay as much as I did If you like BBQ they have Zane Grey’s BBQ house on sight which makes some mean BBQ, they also make pizza (who figured that one) I stayed in their two bedroom cabin which surprised me It’s was spacious and slept 8 comfortably Me and my wife couldn’t decide how to enjoy do much space! Lol We enjoyed the fireplace and sat outside for a chill vibes moment enjoying the moonlight and beers! Happy travels

Sierra Cheyenne

My husband and I have been the last three years for our anniversary and absolutely love itThe location is nice and tucked away with gorgeous views It’s close enough to town to go for shopping or eating, and also close to some great hikes and areas for viewing the spectacular scenery!We enjoy visiting the Paleo Dig Site and viewpoints along The Rim

We recently did the Woods Canyon Lake trail and fully enjoyed it!!The food at Kohl’s ranch is always delicious and filling And I love the setting of the restaurantThe pool is good size and heated and the hot tub is always great for relaxingThe rooms are good size, but the beds are firm- which is not my personal preferenceWe have always had great experience with the staff and their service and look forward to many more visits!

Michael Sebring

It was fantastic Like the receptionist said, it’s now a home away from homeQuiet, comfortable

beautifulThere was only one thing that was “upsetting ” luckily we were on our way out As we stepped out in to hallway, one of the new guests were smoking pot It was strong in the hallway Some people have no respectLove the place, will be back

9. The Strawberry Inn

  • Address: 5073 AZ-87, Strawberry, AZ 85544
  • Phone: (928) 202-7790
  • Ratings: 4.8 (214 reviews) Excellent
  • Website : The Strawberry Inn
  • Check-in time: 4:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 10:00 AM
  • Quick Summary: Simple rooms & a 3-bedroom cottage in a down-to-earth roadside hotel featuring Wi-Fi & parking.

About this hotel

Set along a remote stretch of State Route 87, this relaxed, country-style hotel with a colorful exterior is 2 miles from the 19th-century Strawberry Schoolhouse and 3 miles from the Pine-Strawberry Museum.Featuring exterior entrances, the 8 streamlined rooms offer Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, as well as minifridges and coffeemakers. Upgraded rooms have sitting areas with pull-out sofas. A 3-bedroom cottage adds a kitchen, living and dining areas, and a washer/dryer, plus a hot tub and a BBQ grill.There’s a garden area with picnic table and lawn games, as well as porch swings. Parking is available. Minimum-stay rules may apply.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the kitchenettes
  • Guests praised the bathrooms
  • 4 min drive to Pine-Strawberry Museum
  • Guests liked the service
  • Guests mentioned “hiking” 16 times
  • Guests mentioned “Porch” 10 times
  • Guests praised the bar

Feedback From Real Customers

Logan Ashley

Adorably decorated We stayed in two cabins including the Strawberry Bungalow 🍓 which was absolutely adorable Super roomy, plenty of space for our work retreat and the entire team

Really enjoyed the secluded feel of the whole cabin and appreciated all the amenities, including being adjacent to the activity/community area Would come back for sure!

Shanelle K

The Strawberry Inn is just adorable! We loved waking up surrounded by trees in our cabin stay The cabin is small yet thoughtfully designed with everything we needed to feel comfortable and accommodated while away from home The kitchen was stocked with cooking supplies, bedrooms had everything we needed and each room had a TV 😀

We didn’t use the TVs much because we were out exploring all the nearby nature but it was a nice touch Totally recommend Strawberry Inn if you’re looking to stay in the area!

Troy Domingo

This great hotel was exactly what they advertised it to be! Nothing fell short of expectations The common areas were well maintained, put together, and fun, and the crown jewel were the rooms! We stayed in a two bedroom cottage and it was absolutely adorable The cottage was clean, extremely functional, and provided everything we needed to cook and be comfy

Even the dogs loved the little private courtyard where we just sat in the cool air and appreciated the scenery!I’ve read some reviews that stated a preference for an on-site manager, I quite enjoyed not having to be bothered and have my privacy respected, or had someone knock on the door (again, we brought our two dogs), have anyone coming in while we were relaxing, etc If I needed anything, I just texted the hotel number and within seconds I got a response It was heavenly! Truly enabled us to disconnect, enjoy each other, and enjoy what northern AZ has to offer!

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