El Portal Sedona Hotel

El Portal Sedona Hotel

95 Portal Lane Coconino National Forest, Sedona, AZ 86336-6166
This court yard allows you to just get away from it all. I absolutely love it here.
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El Portal Sedona Hotel is a AAA Four Diamond boutique hotel in the heart of Sedona; a pet friendly hotel with no pet fees, offering unpretentious luxury! Nowhere else in Sedona will you find a luxury inn or hotel with 18-inch thick adobe walls - walls that provide both quiet and history. It's an architectural masterpiece, and one of the finest hotels in Sedona. Twelve spacious rooms have been created in accordance with the simplicity and function of turn-of-the-century architecture. Each guest suite includes a private entrance, patio/balcony, fireplace, whirlpool bath, WiFi, telephone, hair dryer, mini-fridge, safes, and more! Experience the dramatic views, relax in our romantic courtyard, shop the gift shops and galleries of the renowned Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village, or hike the red rocks. Guests of El Portal have access to personalized concierge services for the Sedona area. Book a trip to Sedona and stay with us at El Portal Sedona Hotel.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Wifi
Happy hour
Hiking
Aerobics offsite
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Canoeing offsite
Patio
Walking tours
Board games / puzzles
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
First aid kit
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Room features
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Desk
Fireplace
Refrigerator
Cable / satellite TV
Sofa bed
Walk-in shower
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Safe
Seating area
Sofa
Telephone
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Iron
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
On-demand movies
Whirlpool bathtub
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Mountain view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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2.5 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Centrally Located
Green
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish

Location

95 Portal Lane Coconino National Forest, Sedona, AZ 86336-6166
Getting there
Good for walkers
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Revsaw wrote a review Oct 2022
Dunn, North Carolina91 contributions57 helpful votes
Hotel's Favorite
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nicely maintained rooms, ours (6) was nice and private, nice setup with free non-alc drinks and snacks, very friendly and helpful proprietor. Walkable to lots of restaurants and coffee shops. Would absolutely come back and stay here again! Just a warning - not a ton of parking, so don’t bring multiple cars…
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Cindy Woudenberg, Agency / Consultant at El Portal Sedona Hotel
Responded Oct 24, 2022
Thank you for the great review and we certainly hope you return!
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IamTooch wrote a review Sep 2020
Walnut Creek, California23 contributions19 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed two nights with our elderly dogs in the beautiful Garden Court room. The hotel is constructed in the style of a hundred-year-old Arts & Crafts adobe, and the room was filled with antiques to evoke that time. The Garden Court is one of the rooms with an enclosed outside patio for the comfort of the doggies, which we all appreciated. I'm useless with names, but the owner and the day manager were friendly and completely helpful. All in all it was the perfect break from the smoke bomb that was Northern California in September 2020, soothing to the body and the soul, and we recommend this hotel whole-heartedly.
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Date of stay: September 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Cindy Woudenberg, Agency / Consultant at El Portal Sedona Hotel
Responded Sep 28, 2020
Thank you for your wonderful review and whole-hearted recommendation! We appreciate it so much! We're glad you liked your room, and your pups did too...we love it when our guests understand us - antiques, adobe-style hacienda, etc...Thank you so much for staying with us! We're so sorry about the CA forest fires...
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Tom Bamburak wrote a review Aug 2020
Cornville, Arizona1 contribution3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had an opportunity to stay at El Portal, even though our home is only half an hour away. I can only speak for our immediate experience during the current pandemic. Maybe it would have been noisier and busier during a normal season, but we absolutely adored the quiet! We stayed in Room 1, The Adobe, not the biggest of the suites, but very comfortable. The complimentary coffee, tea, soft drinks, fruit, yogurt, cookies and granola bars were a welcome touch. We did not partake of the beer or wine. (Could have. Didn't) The center courtyard is lush with shrubs, vines, even a grape arbor overhead which lent a kind of Welch's aroma to the setting, and is a great place to indulge in a chapter or two of your latest read. Though we (alas) currently have no pets, El Portal is pet friendly, though we had no problem at all with barking dogs or surprise packages left behind. (And the feathered critter in the lobby gets a cover over her cage at night - no unsolicited tweets after 8pm). Very clean and well taken care of. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: August 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Cindy Woudenberg, Agency / Consultant at El Portal Sedona Hotel
Responded Aug 5, 2020
Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We appreciate you staying with us during this wild time! Thank you for the recommendation as well! We hope you visit us again.
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Chris K wrote a review Aug 2020
Albuquerque, New Mexico247 contributions90 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed for one night while making a quick stop in Sedona on our way back home. The hotel sent us text that allowed us to check in remotely. We were arriving late, and the owner texted to let us know where to find the room key and our check in packet.
The hotel is tucked away under beautiful shade trees.
The room was very large and open with beautiful plastered walls, exposed beam ceilings, and a great bathroom with double sinks, a large walk-in shower and a soaking tub.
This is laid-back place and not somewhere that staff is swarming all over.
This place has an older rustic kind of charm.
We did have a limited view of the Red Rocks that was framed by the lush foliage.
The bed was comfortable. We stayed in the Green and Green room (#10). Only thing is that if you're on the 2nd floor, you'll have to carry bags up the stairs.
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Date of stay: August 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: We liked room #10. It was very roomy and had a great bathroom.
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Response from Cindy Woudenberg, Agency / Consultant at El Portal Sedona Hotel
Responded Sep 1, 2020
Thank you for your wonderful review! We appreciate you taking the time to post it, and for choosing to stay with us at El Portal Sedona Hotel. We're glad you liked your visit - we hope to see you again!
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contecj wrote a review Oct 2021
Carmel, Indiana7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This hotel is perfect for visiting Sedona! Close to shopping, incredible restaurants and trails all within walking distance. Fran, one of the boutique hotel managers helped us with so many details about what to do, and where to eat around Sedona before arriving- all were amazing!
This hotel is nestled into a side street. Upon entering the walkway you are drawn into the patio area that has a fireplace and even a firepit with Adirondack chairs around them. The hotel lobby is more like an enormous family room an aquarium, two parakeets and a kitchenette that has in unlimited snacks, drinks and even s’more kits.
Our room #5 was perfect I every way. Comfortable beds and oversized rooms. The free standing bathtub was a plus! I was concerned that it was dog friendly because we didn’t bring our dog BUT the rooms each have their own private courtyard with firepit with chairs and blankets folded nicely over them for your comfort and there wasn’t a trace of dog or hair anywhere for those worried with an allergy
The owner, Steve was like having your favorite neighbor to talk to and gave tips when we asked about navigating the town.

Don’t have enough nice things to say! We will be back!
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Response from Cindy Woudenberg, Agency / Consultant at El Portal Sedona Hotel
Responded Oct 15, 2021
Looking forward to your return! Thanks for the great review. So appreciated!
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234aday wrote a review Oct 2021
Toledo, Ohio4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
If the rating stars went higher, I would have given more! This little hotel could not have been better. Beginning with making the reservation, Fran was so helpful with all of my questions. Once we checked in, she was more than accommodating (including, when we asked where to get distilled water that we needed, offering and getting it for us while we were at dinner). She also was very informative about where to eat and other items of interest. Steve was always around to answer any questions, making coffee in the morning and keeping the fire pits burning. They were both so friendly, a wealth of information and always busy making sure everything was in order.
The hotel itself is small and intimate, but has everything you could think of needing. From fresh brewed coffee in the morning to s’mores kits and forks for cooking over the fire pits, to an honor bar with fair prices and good choices. Each room is spotless, different and beautifully appointed - complete with sherpa lined plaid bathrobes!
It’s in a great place, next to a very nice shopping area, yet tucked away and so quiet and peaceful. I can not recommend El Portal highly enough. Thank you for a great visit - we can’t wait to come back!
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Response from Cindy Woudenberg, Agency / Consultant at El Portal Sedona Hotel
Responded Dec 1, 2021
Thank you for the glowing review and recommendation! We appreciate it very much! Thank you for choosing El Portal Sedona Hotel, we are so happy you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to your next trip!
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jabes_journeys wrote a review Feb 2020
Georgia74 contributions28 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My husband and I stayed here Jan 24-26 and everything was perfect. I loved the small but welcoming feel of this quaint hotel perfectly located in downtown Sedona. The hotel is within walking distance to many eating and shopping establishments, but far enough away from the hustle and bustle to enjoy peaceful evenings by the fire pit. Definitely make plans to dine for breakfast at the hotel...the tortillas are to die for!!!! The fire pit in the courtyard was a big plus for us, each night after dinner we would have a glass of wine by the fire before bed and it was the perfect ending to our day. The owners and staff were very accommodating and even left fresh baked cookies in the room each day. The rooms were VERY clean and cutely decorated with southwestern decor. If we every return to Sedona we will be staying at El Portal.
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Date of stay: January 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from steve segner, Owner at El Portal Sedona Hotel
Responded Mar 2, 2020
Thank you for your wonderful review - we certainly appreciate it! Thank you for staying with us - we hope to see you again!
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CC2Tucson wrote a review Jun 2022
Parker, Colorado90 contributions68 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is a small authentic southwestern Adobe hotel oozing charm and very rustic in a quiet green setting. There are only 12 rooms all individually decorated in different styles. Ours was the Hile with 20 high beamed ceilings and a massive stone fireplace. The furniture is pretty much all antiques with a 50’s vibe adding to the ambience and eclectic nature of the hotel. We had a private patio with a fire pit which was fenced and perfect for our dogs to roam around in. Great to enjoy in the evening with S’mores provided for you! The great room has an honor bar and snack area with free breakfast items, cookies, a variety of snacks and soft drinks available at all times.

The location is great providing a quiet green oasis in the heart of Sedona within easy walking distances of a multitude of restaurants, galleries and shops including the delightful Tiaquepaque Plaza just a 2 minute walk across the street. The service is superb and all the people are very friendly. We really love this hotel and will be back.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Several rooms have patios perfect for the dogs.
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Response from Cindy Woudenberg, Agency / Consultant at El Portal Sedona Hotel
Responded Jun 27, 2022
Love this review! Thanks for posting and hope you return!!
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Alex wrote a review Dec 2020
Los Angeles, California66 contributions31 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had the pleasure of staying in this hotel for 4 nights. It’s a perfect location for your stay in Sedona. There are many restaurants that are in walking distance and the hiking trails are about a 10-15 minute drive. The hotel is custom built by owners Steve and Connie, who also work at the hotel, and are both friendly and gracious. This hotel is also pet friendly which was a must for us. Each room is very unique and custom designed. We had the opportunity to stay in two of the rooms and both were great. We stayed at the Grand Canyon #7 and Rim View #9. The Grand Canyon is a downstairs room and has a nice, private patio. The Rim View is an upstairs room. Of the two rooms, we really loved the Grand Canyon, but both were really comfortable. Please note this is a boutique hotel, not some cookie cutter Hyatt. Each room has a different theme and beautiful antique style furniture throughout. In fact, the entire hotel feels like a work of art. We hope to return to Sedona one day and we’ll be staying at this hotel when we do.

We’re posting a photo of us by the fireplace, which was actually taken by Steve on his phone and sent to us. He was so excited to see us in matching outfits with our pup, he asked if he could take a picture and we agreed! That’s one small example of how welcome you feel when you stay at El Portal!
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Cindy Woudenberg, Agency / Consultant at El Portal Sedona Hotel
Responded Jan 4, 2021
Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We enjoyed your stay so much! Thank you for "getting" us! We're so happy you had a good time and we look forward to your next visit!
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francine and pierre wrote a review Oct 2020
Fort Lauderdale, Florida49 contributions23 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
In the center of town. Across from the Tlaquepaque artsy center. Hotel is OK, but one can do much better in Sedona as there is no view to the most important thing which is the Red Rock canyon. Our room was full with furniture, too much and too old very dusty, curtains are old. Some windows do not open. Very large room. No breakfast is served, there is 24/7 coffee Keurig and cookies and apples also refrigerator with juice and soda in the entrance. No elevator to go to the rooms on the 2nd floor but Steve the owner who is there every day will carry your bags upstairs if necessary. He will also organize any excursion and will tell you what to see and where to eat. No matter what you will need a car to explore.
Steve is a friendly and kind man.
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Date of stay: October 2020
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: In all honesty chose a hotel where you have a view, Sedona is gorgeous.
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Response from Cindy Woudenberg, Agency / Consultant at El Portal Sedona Hotel
Responded Nov 2, 2020
Thank you for your review - we appreciate it. We stopped serving breakfast due to the pandemic. The furnishings are antiques, so bound to look a little old.
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Answer from Cindy W
Phoenix, Arizona66 contributions
Only some rooms have them. Please call the hotel, Steve, Terri or Fran would love to help you out! 1.800.313.0017.
Abz1928 asked a question Oct 2020
1 contribution
Is there anywhere to smoke cigars?
Answer from Cindy W
Phoenix, Arizona66 contributions
There is one area, outside of the main courtyard.
Cindy M asked a question Jan 2020
Is the hotel LGBTQ friendly?
Answer from ElPortalSedona
2 contributions
Hi, sorry for the delay, yes it is!
JillL210 asked a question Feb 2018
Port Saint Lucie, Florida31 contributions22 helpful votes
Child friendly destination?
Answer from Cindy W
Phoenix, Arizona66 contributions
Yes, Sedona and El Portal are child-friendly!
Answer from ElPortalSedona
2 contributions
All our rooms are pet friendly; the upstairs rooms usually have the smaller dogs in them. We do not have carpeting in the rooms or common areas, just throw rugs. We do a deep cleaning after each stay. In 14 years we have not had a complaint pertaining to allergies. Please call us!
Brian B wrote a tip Apr 2024
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Dog friendly!"
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Veness Travel M wrote a tip Nov 2023
9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Don't miss the chance to sit with fellow guests around the fire-pit in the main courtyard. Timeless."
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Olivia K wrote a tip Oct 2023
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Perfect location! A quick drive into town, walking distance to the gorgeous shops at Tlaquepaque, located right next to a peaceful creek. "
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Sophia L wrote a tip Sep 2023
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"You get access to the resorts pool, spa and gym. Area is extremely walkable, a quick stroll down the driveway puts you at lovely cafes/shops"
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F4253LHsharon wrote a tip Sep 2023
Surrey, United Kingdom4 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Just go."
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
12
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Frequently Asked Questions about El Portal Sedona Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to El Portal Sedona Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Trailhead Tea (0.2 km), The Hike House (0.3 km), and Exposures International Gallery of Fine Art (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at El Portal Sedona Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free parking, internet access, and reduced mobility rooms.
Which room amenities are available at El Portal Sedona Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
Is parking available at El Portal Sedona Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to El Portal Sedona Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Pump House Station, Dellepiane, and Hideaway House.
Is El Portal Sedona Hotel located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.4 km away from the centre of Sedona.
Are pets allowed at El Portal Sedona Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at El Portal Sedona Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Is El Portal Sedona Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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