El Portal Sedona Hotel

95 Portal Lane , Sedona, AZ 86336 USA (Show map)

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El Portal Sedona Hotel is a luxury inn where guests are welcomed like family. A retreat where they can enjoy the serene, ageless spirit of Sedona in historic yet luxurious surroundings. The boutique hotel offers a unique lodging experience, it’s not a resort, nor is it your typical bed and breakfast. There are only 12 guest suites each uniquely decorated and include private entrance, patio/balcony, fireplace, whirlpool bath, TV and DVD player, and free wireless throughout the hotel. Featherweight cashmere blankets, luxury Egyptian cotton sheets and bath towels, premium down pillows and comforters for the ultimate in restful comfort. An extraordinary gourmet breakfast is available each morning, and delectable afternoon hors d’oeuvres and drinks are provided. Guests at El Portal have access to uniquely personalized concierge services for Sedona and area. There are so many ways to explore Sedona and the surrounding countryside, hiking, rafting, kayaking, wine tours, balloon rides; vortex and jeep tours to name a few. El Portal is a pet friendly Sedona hotel with fenced-in pet patios, with pet sitting services for worry-free day trips.

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Overall
4.6

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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.3
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining4.3

Such a relaxing place to stay!!!

4.8 on February 01, 2016

This was our second stay at the El Portal. We enjoyed ourselves so much the first time that when we knew we were going to be in Sedona again for a couple days, there was no doubt where we wanted to stay. Steve and Connie have created such a unique and beautiful hotel with such attention to detail in both design and atmosphere that make this one of our favorite places to stay. Once again, Steve and Connie, it was a pleasure.


Sedona Retreat

4.2 on January 31, 2016

Very cozy Inn. Our bed was not the most comfortable but the room was very warm and relaxing. The restaurant was very good and our breakfasts were fantastic. The hacienda style courtyard with fire pit was beautiful and the location of the Inn was great - within walking distance to town and the Oak Creek Brewery.


Best Sedona Experience!

5 on January 23, 2016

This inn was so wonderful that we decided to stay an extra evening! The breakfast was excellent, the recommendations for things to do around town were exceptional, and our puppies loved having their own personal yard in our very large room (plus a fireplace AND whirlpool tub- what more could you ask for?). We definitely will be back. You will not be disappointed with this place, and Sedona will take your breath away.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for your wonderful review of El Portal Sedona! Sedona is truly something special. We love pets too! Looking forward to your next trip to Sedona!


Charming B&B

4.6 on January 15, 2016

El Portal is such an enchanting place to stay in Sedona. Location is perfect. The staff was so friendly. We were so happy to find this place and to know it is pet friendly. We cannot wait for our return visit. Thank you

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for taking the time to write your review - we really do appreciate it. We look forward to your next visit too!


What a great place to stay!

4.6 on January 12, 2016

Room was wonderful, food was great and the staff super.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your kind review! So happy you enjoyed your stay with us at El Portal!


A Perfect Christmas Vacation Spot

5 on January 11, 2016

We came for a 3 night stay with our 2 adult children and our year old golden doodle puppy, and couldn't have had a better time. Steve, the owner, has created an environment that is warm, friendly, and aesthetically pleasing mixed with great, stimulating conversation for people and happiness for their dogs! The staff he has chosen share the same characteristics. All the recommendations: for hikes, for restaurants etc were perfect. And Steve cooked an excellent Christmas dinner! I cannot say enough about what a great stay we had--we all wish we could make it our home away from home retreat!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for sharing your Christmas with us at El Portal Sedona Hotel! We loved your pup! Thank you for taking the time to write your heartfelt review - we really appreciate!


Great place!

5 on January 01, 2016

Loved the place and the breakfast was wonderful!

Innkeeper Response
Thanks for your review! Glad to hear you enjoyed your stay and breakfast!


Feels like home with family

4.0 on December 27, 2015

If you love dogs, and love a warm but authentic hacienda feel, surrounded by friendly interesting people who appreciate the natural beauty and uniqueness of Sedona, there is nothing like it!


We want to come back!!

5 on December 18, 2015

Family of 3 stayed in the Governor's Suite (largest) in July 2015, such a great place. I don't like chain hotels--El Portal has luxury & character, and a beautiful setting. Pluses--the suite is huge, with awesome treetop views, a fireplace, and the bedroom is separate so we have privacy from our teenage son. Lovely courtyard with a firepit--fun to relax with other guests & chat in the evenings. Just a short walk to the restaurants & shops of Tlaquepaque. Spa, gym & pool privileges at the resort next door--and it's a full service spa, large gym, large pools, not a dinky hotel gym. We did not eat at the restaurant, but enjoyed afternoon snacks & self-service coffee, tea & wine from the lobby "beverage alcove". El Portal would be wonderful for a romantic retreat or a base for a family adventure vacation around Sedona.


Best Sedona hotel

5 on December 14, 2015

This little boutique hotel is the loveliest place in Sedona to stay. We booked two rooms and each was beautifully decorated, warm and inviting. The breakfasts were delicious with a southwestern flair. We loved everything about this unique hotel.


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Rooms & Rates

6- Hile

The river rock fireplace has a plastered adobe hearth and banco, which wraps around a large and airy bay window and door with private entry garden court beyond. The king-sized bed is dressed in charming vintage cowboy themes, echoed in the bedside lamps and artwork. The bath features a shower with adobe surround, stained glass accents and a whirlpool claw-foot tub. This suite, situated by itself at the far corner of the inn is extremely private, and is one of our pet

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

7- Grand Canyon

A deep alcove with an inset stained glass window cradles the comfortable king-sized bed. The random flagstone floor runs throughout the space, which includes a twin-sized daybed that is perfect for an extra guest. Enjoy breathtaking views from the private patio. The luxurious bathroom offers a separate shower, soaking tub, stained glass accents and double sinks. This is one of our pet friendly rooms

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

9- Rim View

This room features a unique king-sized juniper bed tucked into a cozy alcove, as well as a queen-sized sleeper sofa in the spacious sitting area, which can accommodate extra guests. The rustic exposed beam ceilings and handsome oak floors make this a comfortable and appealing living space. The bath features a hot air whirlpool tub, stained glass accents and separate shower with copper tile work.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

3- Garden Court

The dramatic canopied king-sized bed is dressed in charming florals and is flanked by wicker garden furniture. To warm your evenings, a beehive corner fireplace is decorated with hand painted floral accents. The natural plank and beam ceiling adds to the inviting garden feel of this room, and French doors open onto a charming and secluded private "grotto garden." The luxurious bath features stained glass accents, a hot air whirlpool tub and separate shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

10-Greene & Greene

This room features a balcony overlooking the inn¿s central courtyard and beautiful views of the mountains beyond. Handsome oak floors and open-beamed cathedral ceilings frame the welcoming king-sized bed. Leather library chairs and a queen-sized sleeper sofa, perfect for extra guests, flank the opposite walls. Maxfield Parrish artwork and vintage lamps complete the timeless design. The bath features a long vanity with double sinks, a hot air whirlpool tub and separate tiled shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

2-Molesworth

The king bed is dressed with soft Native American blanket & pillow coverings by Wooded River, & striking leather accent pillows. Distinctive Molesworth furniture designs are seen throughout the room, including a large lounge chair and ottoman covered in Native American blanket work. A leather & hide full-sized sleeper sofa can accommodate extra guests. The bath features 1930¿s style black & butter yellow tile work, stained glass accents, a hot air whirlpool tub & separate shower. Great for families.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

4-Arts & Crafts

Cut flagstone floors and a corner beehive fireplace add to the handcrafted ambience of this space. Quarter sawn oak period furniture lends its timeless appeal. The king-sized bed is dressed with handmade appliquéd linens by Brunetti Textiles, reminiscent of designs by Rennie Mackintosh and others. French doors lead to a generous private courtyard. The bath offers a hot air whirlpool tub and separate shower, with stained glass accents. The window view from the tub overlooks the private garden courtyard. Fenced for pets

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

5-Flat Rock Hickory

The step-down sitting room features a twin-sized built-in daybed that can accommodate an extra guest. The bed faces a glass door, which opens onto a charming semicircular patio and spacious private courtyard. The bath features a high vaulted wood beam ceiling, a freestanding pedestal whirlpool tub with corner windows overlooking garden views, and a variety of slate tile and mosaic detail on the separate shower and throughout. This is a pet friendly room.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Twin

8-Juniper

This room is decorated with one-of-a-kind rustic juniper furniture made by local furniture craftsman Dan Mallard. The massive king-sized bed is luxuriously dressed in muted forest tones. The bath features double sinks set into a unique juniper surround, a stained glass window and double head 2-person shower with decorative tile accents.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

11-Santa Fe

The king-sized bed and other reproduction Arts & Crafts furnishings are lovingly handmade of quarter sawn oak by California furniture maker Ramon Ramirez. An inviting leather queen-sized sleeper sofa can accommodate extra guests. This room¿s second story location includes a balcony overlooking the inn¿s central courtyard and beautiful views of the mountains beyond. The bath features a hot air whirlpool tub, separate shower and double sinks.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

12- Governor's Suite

A queen-sized sleeper sofa can accommodate extra guests. Custom made pocket doors open into a light-filled master bedroom with a king-sized bed enveloped in spectacular panoramic mountain Rim views. Wood beamed vaulted ceilings and rich oak floors run throughout, and the suite of rooms is decorated in authentic turn-of-the-century Berkey & Gay furniture. The bath includes a deluxe steam shower, stained glass accents and hot air whirlpool tub.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

1-Adobe

Roughhewn plank and beam ceilings add to the austere turn-of-the-century hacienda charm. Reproduction leather chairs flank a cozy tiled fireplace, while French doors lead to a private stone courtyard. The comfy KING sized bed features hand carved wooden posts and hand-wrought iron accents. Period lamps create soft lighting throughout. The bathroom features an open walk-in shower, stained glass accents and creative handmade tile work.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

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Location

Location Type

United States, Desert, Mountains, Small town, Wine country

Airport

Phoenix, AZ (PHX-Sky Harbor Intl.) 120 miles

Directions to property:

Numerous ways to reach El Portal, from I 17: Take the AZ-179 N exit, EXIT 298, toward SEDONA. Turn LEFT onto AZ-179/NF-618. Continue to follow AZ-179 N. Pass through 5 roundabouts. Turn LEFT onto PORTAL Lane. 95 PORTAL Lane is on the RIGHT.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Many attractions in the Verde Valley, Verde Valley Wine Trail, Grand Canyon National Park, Red Rock & Slide Rock State Parks, All these are available through front desk, All are in the Sedona/Flagstaff/Prescott area, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Rodeo, Ruins, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Bed and Breakfast, Country Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Library, TV Video games, Videos, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities, Wet bar , Guests have access to full gym next door, Sedona Spa is located right next door, Guests have access to 2 swimming pools next door, Personalized concierge services for Sedona & area., We can arrange spa treatments - jeep tours, Steps from Tlaquepaque Arts & Crafts Village

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Downhill Skiing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, El Portal can arrange most rentals, day trips, etc, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Swimming pool, Whitewater Rafting

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3:00 - 6:00 pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Outside only
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Yes We have suites ready for you and your pet.
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 night minimum stay for most weekends and holidays.
  • Deposit Amount Required: A deposit of one night's room fare including tax is required for two nights or less. A deposit of 50% of the total fare (including tax) is required for three nights or more. All balances are due in full at check-in.
  • Cancellations: Changes or cancellations require 15 days notice for the guest to be released of such responsibility. This includes, but is not limited to, personal and family illnesses, accidents and also includes failure to obtain air or ground transportation to the inn regardless of the cause of the failure. However, if a cancellation is requested less than 15 days in advance of the arrival date, a refund of may still be made, but ONLY if we are able to successfully sell the reserved room(s) to another guest. In all cases of cancellation, a $30 processing fee will be charged. For these reasons, Trip Cancellation Insurance is highly recommended and is available from most travel agencies. Please remember, we are making a commitment to you and you are making one to us. There is a $30.00 cancellation fee. 15 days before arrival (or for multiple rooms within 30 days), at 15 days you will be obligated for the rooms, booking dates with in the 15 period may not be moved to another date. If cancellation is made prior to the required time, the charged amount will be refunded, less a $30.00 per room cancellation fee. If cancellation is within 15 days of arrival date (or for multiple rooms within 30 days), you will be obligated for the room, but we will make every effort to re-rent it. If we are able to re-rent the room you will be credited for the amount the room is re-rented for, less a $30 per room cancellation fee. 50% of the total room charges will be charged to your charge card on the day of booking your reservation and the balance will be charged to your charge card 15 days prior to your arrival (or for multiple rooms 30 days prior to arrival). If it is a one night booking 100% of the room charge will be charged to your charge card at the time of the booking. If the booking is made within 15 days prior to your arrival (or for multiple rooms 30 days prior), 100% of the room charge will be charged to your charge card at the time of the booking. Written confirmation required

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Steve and Connie Segner

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

Dogs , They visit during the day only

About the innkeepers

Hiking, pets, animal lovers, previous years experience in the pet industry, horseback riding, cooking...

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Meals

Breakfast

Full

  • Cost: 6-15
  • Time Served: 8:00am - 10:00am
  • Serving Location: Courtyard, Breakfast Room, Breakfast/dining area, Dining Room, Guest room

Special meal options

, Picnic Lunches


Signature Dish

El Portal Omelet
A Favorite of All Who Love Brie. Three Fresh Eggs Blended With Herbs, Fresh Tomato and Apple Wood Smoked Bacon and Then Filled With Double Cream French Brie and Raspberry Chipotle Sauce. Served With Oven Roasted New Potatoes and Your Choice Of Toast.