Fodor's Expert Review Best Friends Roadhouse & Mercantile

30 N. 300 W, Kanab, Utah, 84741, USA Fodor's Choice

The Best Friends Animal Society, a nationally renowned Kanab-based animal rescue organization, runs this smartly designed, pet-centric motel that offers a slew of amenities for travelers with four-legged friends, including a fenced dog park and water feature, pet treats and beds, built-in cubbies for snuggling and napping, and dog-walking and pet-visit services. Even if you're visiting without animals, it's a fun place to stay, as rooms have striking pet photos, unfussy contemporary light-wood furnishings, tile bathrooms with sliding barn doors, and kitchens or kitchenettes in the suites. Proceeds help fund the sanctuary, and a shuttle bus runs between the motel and the sanctuary, 10 minutes north of town. An impressive gift shop sells pet-related gifts, outdoor gear, and coffee; continental breakfast is served here in the morning.

PROS

  • hip, modern design
  • an absolute oasis for travelers with pets
  • staying here supports a great cause

CONS

  • not a great fit if you're not a fan of pets
  • on a busy road
  • a bit pricey

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Lively
Central
Design
$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 435-644–3400

HOTEL DETAILS

40 rooms
Rate Includes: Free breakfast

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