We recently made the drive from North Glendale, AZ. We stopped in Los Mochis at The Zar Hotel-close to carretera and pet friendly. Unbeknown to us the Federales must use this hotel as a strategic contact point. The place was loaded with Federal police and their vehicles. We felt extremely safe to say the least. If you decide on this place request 2nd flr room, 1st flr was noisy with activity from the police. We did ask front desk if some "sting" was in progress, to which they replied "No". Good luck and have a safe trip.