El Portal Sedona Hotel

95 Portal Lane , Sedona, AZ 86336 USA (Show map)
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Located in the heart of Sedona, this pet-friendly, boutique inn offers unpretentious luxury with twelve uniquely designed suites. El Portal is a AAA Four Diamond Hotel, has been named one of the top hotels in the Southwest by Condé Nast Traveler, and has received Trip Advisor’s Certificate of Excellence Award yearly. The beautiful inn offers a unique lodging experience, it’s not a resort nor is it a B&B. Twelve guest suites have been uniquely designed, and include private entrances, patio/balcony, fireplace, whirlpool bath, TV and DVD player, and WiFi. 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, (wine and beer on the honor system). Guests at El Portal have access to uniquely personalized concierge services for Sedona and area. There are so many ways to explore Sedona and 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! 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. (Please note we are an inn, not a B&B).

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Overall
4.5

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

New favorite hotel

4.2 on August 27, 2017

The El Portal is such a unique and romantic place. I've stayed at far more expensive hotels and didn't enjoy it half as much as the El Portal. As an artist, this hotel really appeals to my sense of aesthetic and feeds my soul. I cannot recommend the El Portal more!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your wonderful review, and so appreciate it! We look forward to your next stay!

- Steve (innkeeper)


Misleading! Not A Bed and Breakfast!

4.0 on August 10, 2017

This place is not a bed and breakfast as listed! There is breakfast but it is not included ( you can't call yourself a b&b and charge guest for breakfast). This place is a hotel (as I was told by the owner) with no front desk personnel on the premises past 6 pm. At this price point, Sedona offers many other options with true b&b's. The good: The rooms are fantastic! Very clean, comfortable, and well maintained. The location is great as well! Parking is available an included. Great place if you are looking for a romantic get away. You do get access to the adjacent hotel if you want to use the pool and tennis courts.

Innkeeper Response
We apologize for the confusion, we are listed as an inn on BedandBreakfast.com. We do appreciate your review, and thank you for staying with us.

- Steve (innkeeper)


Charming

3.4 on August 01, 2017

This was our second visit to the El Portal Sedona Hotel. It's such a charming place with friendly staff. Dog friendly cottages with small yards. Great location in Tlaquepaque for dinning and shopping.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your kind review! We do appreciate it.

- Steve (innkeeper)


Exceeded expectations

4.6 on August 01, 2017

Coming to a dog-friendly hotel, I was not sure what to expect, but El Portal was one of the most charming, comfortable hotels I have ever experienced. The surrounding trees and terra cotta tile floors kept our room cool, even without AC in the end of July. A large fan and high ceilings kept the room from feeling stuffy. We had our own little fenced-in patio and deck. All the dogs were polite and their owners considerate.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for your review! We're glad you enjoyed the hotel,and we thank you for choosing El Portal Sedona Hotel! We look forward to your next visit!

- Steve (innkeeper)


A stay worth waiting for

4.6 on May 30, 2017

A hidden gem, that speaks to my spirit of the southwest. This is not an ordinary place, but yet a treasure to be found of exception and intimacy.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your wonderful review! Thank you for staying with us - we look forward to your next visit.

- Steve (innkeeper)


Very large comfortable rooms

3.8 on May 12, 2017

Enjoyed our stay. Up scale place with nice atmosphere. For the price, we may have expected less preoccupation with charges for small things. Still, rooms are very comfortable. Suggest avoiding ground floor rooms facing courtyard -- little sound insulation.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your kind review. Thank you for choosing El Portal Sedona Hotel for your trip! We hope to see you again!

- Steve (innkeeper)


A wonderful stay in Sedona

3.2 on May 12, 2017

A beautiful lodge in a perfect location in Sedona! Our room was beautiful, with lots of Western charm and a beautiful fireplace. The main dining area was well appointed and very comfortable. My biggest issue was that I had assumed breakfast was included in the rate, being a bed and breakfast. But in fact we were charged, and it wasn't inexpensive either. You would think for guests they'd offer something complimentary, or their full breakfast at a discount for guests. Otherwise, the service was friendly and helpful, and we'd stay at El Portal again!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your kind review. Thank you for staying with us and we look forward to your next visit to Sedona! (And to clarify we are not a bed and breakfast, we are an inn, and we so apologize for the misunderstanding.)

- Steve (innkeeper)


Stay Here!

4.4 on May 05, 2017

We stopped for a two night stay and absolutely loved El Portal. Customer Service is over the top. We loved our room, the decor, and the attached yard for our little dog to run around in. The courtyard and garden are lovely. A nice way to spend a relaxing morning, or fun evening around the fire pit.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your great review! Thank you for choosing El Portal Sedona Hotel on your trip to Sedona! Looking forward to your next visit!

- Steve (innkeeper)


Do we HAVE to leave?

3.8 on May 02, 2017

Wow, great room. Seriously could live here!

Innkeeper Response
Thanks for "getting" us! Thank you for your succinct review - awesome! Hope to see you again!

- Steve (innkeeper)


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.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your great review! So sorry we missed you! Thank you so much for choosing El Portal Sedona Hotel on your trip to Sedona. Hope to meet you next time!

- Steve (innkeeper)


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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

Ghost Room

Ghost Room

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Twin

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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: 7:45am - 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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