El Portal Sedona Hotel

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

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About

Located in the heart of Sedona, this pet-friendly, boutique inn offers unpretentious luxury with twelve uniquely decorated suites. El Portal has been named a AAA Four Diamond Hotel, one of the top hotels in the Southwest by Condé Nast Traveler, and has received Trip Advisor’s Certificate of Excellence Award. El Portal Sedona Hotel is a boutique hotel where guests are welcomed like family. A retreat where they can enjoy the serene, ageless spirit of Sedona in historic yet unpretentious luxury. The beautiful inn 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 (not included), 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, perfect for pets or morning coffee!

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Overall
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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.3
  • Cleanliness4.6
  • Onsite Dining4.2

An Alternative to Chain Hotels

3.6 on April 20, 2017

El Portal Sedona provides an ideal alternative to the chain hotels. It offers a very comfortable feel and unique rooms in a convenient secluded location. Variety of self serve snacks and refreshments are available, some at a charge ($8 per glass of wine). The one problem we had with our tub was rectified immediately. The hosts were out of town during our stay but the staff did a great job of making us feel comfortable.


If you are in Sedona you have to stay at El Portal

5 on April 18, 2017

This was our third visit to El Portal. Each room we have stayed in was exquisite. The courtyard is a wonderful refuge, sitting around the fire pit, enjoying the pond and the flowers. The main common area is beautiful. There is always something interesting to see. It is great to be able to fill your water bottle with fresh water before heading out on the day's hike. The proprietor is a real gem. Great value for the money.


Outstanding B&B

5 on April 10, 2017

El Portal is a beautiful place to stay while in Sedona.Wonderful breakfasts with great service and a perfect location.We were impressed with the home atmosphere and our dog was welcomed with loving attention.We will definitely visit again.


Worth 5 Stars

5 on April 09, 2017

My husband and I visited the El Portal thanks to a gift certificate from our daughter and son-in-law who enjoyed their stay a few months prior. The outside of the property is rugged, but once inside the beautiful courtyard, lovely great room, and gorgeous individual accommodations, ruggedness is no longer part of the vocabulary. We traveled with our dog and had a beautiful room, complete with canopy bed, beehive fireplace, private patio where our doggy was invited to do his business, a luxurious bath with separate shower and Jacuzzi bath, and lovely little details like warm bathrobes, a basket of dog treats, chocolate chip cookies, small fridge, and an array of soaps and other products in the bathroom. Breakfast in the great room was very good, with clearly fresh ingredients, accommodating and courteous servers, and even our dog was welcome.


A True Exscape

4.2 on March 09, 2017

We love staying at El Portal when we are in Sedona! It feels like you are coming home each night. Rustic Elegance at its best!!!!!


Sedona

4.6 on March 08, 2017

Loved the quaint rustic dining area, also the outdoor gathering courtyard with outdoor fireplace!


What a find!

5 on February 19, 2017

I found this beautiful hotel after searching many, many sites on the internet. It was not a huge resort (but shared the amenities of the resort next door). The rooms were amazing, the price very competitive and the breakfast was outstanding. This is the first review I have ever taken the time to write, but I am taking the time to write it because the hotel was so nice and there were so many other choices in the Sedona area. We will be back, but will never have to take the time to search out where to stay...it will be El Portal.


Beautifully designed place

3.2 on February 16, 2017

I stayed at this hotel twice. Initially, I chose it as I needed a place to stay with my dog. The hotel is centrally located, yet at the end of a cul de sac and quiet. The hacienda style architecture of the small hotel is beautiful. The rooms are spacious and furnished very beautifully. Our room was ready at check in time and we were greeted with a nice fire on n the fire place. The rooms, the bedding, and the bathrooms show their age and need replacing / more TLC. Our hot tub did not work. Staff readily helped to fix it quickly. The heat in our room did not work. A repair person was in the room before we arrived and after we checked out. The owners and staff can be rough at the edges and can get across a bit arrogant. Each night, the hotel lights a fire on the central patio, inviting guests (and their pooches) to sit a talk. Breakfast is offered in a very attractive space. Our server (who covers the maid service in the pm) was bordering on rude. But the food was good. There was no dining service offered. The setting is so nice that it was easy to overlook the lack of social graces seen in staff.


Girls vaca

4.0 on February 07, 2017

Wonderful and charming. Wish we could have stayed longer. Great location too.


Lovely place but don't get the "breakfast" part

3.0 on February 07, 2017

This is a lovely place to stay, our room was terrific. Not sure why it is called a bead and breakfast as we were not offered a free breakfast.


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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 friendly rooms suitable for small to large pets.

  • 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 suitable for small to large pets.

  • 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. This is a pet friendly room suitable for small to large pets.

  • 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. This room is suitable for small to large pets.

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

10-Greene & Greene

This room features a balcony overlooking the inns 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. This room is a pet friendly room suitable for small pets.

  • 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. This room is suitable for small to large dogs

  • 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 small to large 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 suitable for small to large pets.

  • 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. This is a pet friendly room suitable for small to large pets.

  • 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 rooms second story location includes a balcony overlooking the inns central courtyard and beautiful views of the mountains beyond. The bath features a hot air whirlpool tub, separate shower and double sinks.This is a pet friendly room suitable for small pets.

  • 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. This is a pet friendly room suitable for small pets.

  • 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. This room is suitable for small to large pets.

  • 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, Extreme sports, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Night life, 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, Tours, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Boutique Hotel

On-site amenities

Board games, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Library, Parking, Pool, Spa, TV Video games, Videos, Washer/dryer, Wet bar, Workout facility , 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, Ironing Board, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Wheelchair access, Wi-Fi, Wired internet, iPhone docking station

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, 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: Because we are a small hotel with just 12 rooms to rent, guests are responsible for payment of all nights reserved with a confirmed reservation. Changes or cancellations require at least 16 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 than16 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 16 days before arrival (or for multiple rooms within 30 days), at 15 days you will be obligated for the rooms, booking dates within 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.
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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.


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