El Portal Sedona Hotel – A Luxury Inn

AAA Four Diamond Hotel

El Portal Sedona Hotel was selected as an architectural masterpiece by “Keep Sedona Beautiful” and is Sedona’s only Arts & Crafts adobe hotel. We are dedicated to providing an extraordinary lodging experience for guests and their pets in unpretentious luxury. The boutique hotel was designed and built with pets’ needs in mind with tile and wood flooring throughout; while at the same time offering guests the best in modern amenities and unparalleled concierge services for the Sedona area. We are not a traditional hotel or resort, we provide our guests with the comforts of home and the superior services of a four-star hotel at an excellent value.

El Portal Sedona Hotel, one of the premier luxury hotels in Sedona. Call 1.800.313.0017.

El Portal is not responsible for double booking if you booked through a third party site (like hotels.com).
We can only guarantee bookings made by phone or through our website’s reservation links.

El Portal Continues to Earn Awards from TripAdvisor, KAYAK, Tripexpert, and Booking.com

El Portal is proud to announce that we have recently again received four new awards in recognition of the excellent experience we provide our guests: a 2023 Travelers’ Choice Award from Tripadvisor, a 2023 KAYAK Travel Award, and a 2023 Trip Expert Expert’s Choice Award, and the 2024 Booking.com award. In addition, we were notified that we passed our AAA Four Diamond inspection, marking yet another year that we have maintained this coveted designation.

Hotel El Portal has been designated in the TOP 25% of all AAA inspected properties in North America for cleanliness and a high level condition of our overall property for two or more consecutive years.

Read some recent reviews by our guests

Perfect stay in Sedona
This was our first trip to Sedona and I can count on one hand how many places I’ve stayed where my room is so cozy that I could stay in it for the whole stay. We overlooked the beautiful courtyard and had a stunning view of the rocks. The hotel itself is quirky and kitschy and completely fabulous and Steve and the rest of the staff were so friendly and welcoming. All of the recommendations they gave to us from tours to restaurants to a wonderful massage place were spot on. The hotel is within walking distance to shopping and restaurants. We will most definitely be back.
January 30, 2024

Trip Advisor Reviewer - Sargentmajor

This property is a jewel. Great location. Rooms are fantastic and unique. The amenities are top notch with a daily fire pit in the out door courtyard for relaxing at the end of a day exploring the amazing area. Steve, owner, and his staff make a stay here worth the price. Excellent choice, if you have the money.

-February 1, 2024

Expedia Reviewer - James

Cozy and Central
If you’re like me planning a visit to Sedona for the first time, you have been scouring reviews as a way to make your decision on a place to stay. Well, look no further…I’m serious! I just got back from my trip having chosen El Portal and it was the PERFECT choice…I’m soooooo happy I landed on it and let me tell you why.

1. Steve and Connie
These two are the real deal…completely there to accomodate and make your stay the best. Not only did they lovingly create and build the hotel, they will treat you right. Everything from detailed info on the best route to take to the Grand Canyon to avoid the crowds to advising us to reserve a table at Elote 2 months in advance of our trip (DO IT!!!!) they know their stuff! Oh! And don’t forget to ask them about visiting the ghost town of Jerome. We only stopped there on our way out of town but wish we had listened to Steve and taken a day trip there!

2. Room
When I say cozy I mean it! It was so welcoming and warm when we returned to our space in the Grand Canyon Room after a day out exploring vortexes and crystal shops. It was cold and we left the fire on the entire time. It was like a friend, welcoming us home. We had everything we needed, including cozy robes to wear when going to get coffee in the “lodge” (main area which felt like an extended part of our room) and there was a refrigerator for our leftovers from restaurants. The room was exceptionally clean and well appointed!

3. Food
This is not a B&B but feels like one. In the morning, guest s gather to eat breakfast and drink coffee and tea in the lodge. Steve and Connie put our pasteries, bagels and breads. There is also ALWAYS complimentary food available all day long like fruits, yogurts, humous, crackers, cheese, guacamole, and chips and cookies! We took food on the road with us every day and saved money that way to splurge on dinners like at Elote, Mariposa and Picazzo’s (highly recommend these 3 restaurants!)

4. Location
Right near the action. Seriously. Walk to shops and restaurants or a short car ride to other sites like Sedona’s downtown (overrated). Yet El Portal is tucked away and a private oasis. Trust me on this! You want to stay here.

5. Much more!
Although we didn’t use it, a short walk next door will give you access to a hot tub and pool as well as gym and steam/sauna room.

Hotel is pup friendly and although we travel sans dog we were happy to meet the guests’ pets.

I called ahead to El Portal when trying to make my decision on where to stay and spoke spoke with Linda who explained some facts to me that completely made the trip successful: A. You need a car in Sedona so we rented one. B. They have a strict cancelation policy so I bought travel insurance. C. She was the one to recommend reserving a table at Elote waaaaay in advance and I am sooooo glad we did. So all of this to say even the folks that work with Steve and Connie will steer you right!

I could go on and on but I’ll end with this: Look no further. This is the place you want to stay! I look forward to reading your review saying how right I was when you get back from Sedona! Oh, and say hi to Steve and Connie from me. :)
January 25, 2024

Trip Advisor Reviewer - Shawna Catlett

ABSOLUTELY THE BEST IN Arizona & SEDONA FOR YOU & YOUR DOG! We love it here & will be back for another getaway Soon! Only an hour & 45 minutes for us to take a relaxing QUIET luxury break!! Walking distance to Tlaquepaque Shops & Restaurants & Handsome Hank loves El Portal Sedona 🐾💙And gives 10 PawStar Service🐾💙

-December 24, 2023

Google Reviewer - Blondie & Jim & Handsome Hank

Incredible! Intimate, romantic, cozy and magical. Highly recommend if you’re looking for an experience, not just a place to stay.

-December 23, 2023

Expedia Reviewer - Samuel
This place is just lovely. If you are a fan of craftsman work, you will love this place. Everything has been crafted, down to the custom lamps, the copper plumbing.. There’s so many things to take in…the beautiful stained glass art everywhere, the huge timber beams in the room ceiling…the very deep jacuzzi tub with a river rock step way to it, with long windows you can open to the fresh air and happy bird sounds.
The rock wall gas fireplace in our suite was well used during our stay. In the evening the courtyard becomes magical as the lights sparkle and the fragrant scent of juniper fills the space from the central fire surrounded by chairs with blankets provided to keep you toasty. And they offer s’mores for making :-) Pets are very welcomed and accommodated for here..this is why I booked with them in the first place. Our room had a private outdoor area for our dog and us to relax. They support a pet foundation with art the owner makes from glass that you can acquire with a donation..that’s pretty cool:) This was perfect for us. Warm, solid energy. Good sleeping. Beautiful art everywhere, but not pretentious.
Good friendly folks. I will 100% be making this a repeat event. Something to note… I booked via booking.com…and I did note i would be bringing an animal, but that did not get conveyed to the resort, which was NOT a big deal to them… I do not believe we had any kind of pet fee incurred. But I will call and reserve with them directly next time. No need for a middle man. If you are on the fence about this place just do it. You will not be disappointed!
I can’t think of anything I did not like!
-December 21, 2023, 2023
Booking.com Reviewer - Ginger

A Perfect Experience!
While this small boutique hotel looks like it has been there for decades, it was actually built recently by Steve and Connie Segner. Built of adobe, the walls are 18 inches thick. Our room had a large stone gas fireplace.
The king-size bed was very comfortable and the room furnishings are all unique to each of the 12 rooms. A central courtyard was beautifully decorated for Christmas and each evening a fire was made in the fire pit for guests to make s’mores. S’more kits were provided in the main lobby, which featured a beautiful wood burning fireplace.
One of the best things about the hotel is welcome your dog will receive, with its own basket of goodies in your room.
The hotel is located near many good restaurants and if you wish to swim or work out, you are welcome to do so at the Los Abrigados Resort next door.
The Segners were often available which shows their own love for the creation they have built. I know that anytime we are near Sedona, we will be returning to this perfect lodging.
December 17, 2023

Trip Advisor Reviewer - happy guest

Can we give it 6 stars?

If you’re looking for that “something different” place to stay, in boutique luxury style, El Portal has the perfect combination of personality and distinction. From the moment you turn off Sedona’s busy highway 179, you are cosseted in a refined backwater that could be straight out of the Frank Lloyd Wright manual. With individual artfully-decorated guest rooms and gracious public spaces – including a gorgeous outdoor patio complete with open-pit fire (and s’mores kits!) – this is as much an experience as a place to stay. True, there is no restaurant or bar, but the hotel makes up for it with other personal touches and a genuine sense of empathy from all the staff. The fact it is so well situated for most of Sedona, including the fabulous adjacent Tlaquepaque shopping, arts and dining quarter, is a welcome bonus, while the plentiful artwork and period furniture helps to maintain the sense of old world charm that is an almost literal breath of fresh air. We hope to be back. Often.
November 10, 2023

Trip Advisor Reviewer - vannesstravelm

Just got back from our wonderful stay at the BEAUTIFUL El Portal. I cannot praise it enough! It was everything we wanted. From spacious, gorgeous and super clean (a rarity these days) rooms, to the cozy fire pit that had a fire going first thing every morning to enjoy your coffee by, and first thing every night to enjoy your s’mores. The lighting in the courtyard just instantly draws you in and makes you want to quickly grab a blanket (which they have stacks to offer), pull up an Adirondack, get your spot next to the fire and chat with the other hotel guests coming and going. There were even people who had the GENIUS idea to work remotely at this beautiful inn. If being outside isn’t for you, don’t worry! There is a fire burning in the lobby, which really feels less like a lobby and more like home. There is fresh coffee made every morning and an array of breakfast goodies and snackies that you can help yourself to, at no extra charge (another rarity) . They also have small refrigerators stocked with various fun local beers, ciders and wine for you to try – charge it to my room, please!

The conversation, the warm cozy feeling, the comfort of knowing you’re not being glared at for bringing your family’s most loyal companion (your pup), the ease of check in and check out, THE GORGEOUS ROOMS!!!! They even have a sweet little basket made up for your pup with treats to make them feel right at home.

The owners, Steve and Connie, really think of all the fine details to make your stay extra comfy and special. That’s what stood out to me the most. You don’t feel like you’re staying at some generic hotel. El Portal feels like you’re staying with a friend; couldn’t be more comfortable. I am definitely making my way back out to this diamond in the rough!
-October 26, 2023

Google Reviewer - Ceri
The most incredible wedding weekend
El Portal is one of the most precious gems you can find in terms of lodging in Sedona. Tucked into the serene and rustic Talaquepaque village in lush gardens and beautiful stonework, you feel as if you are stepping into a dream. The decor has been hand crafted and selected by the owners to give you a unique southwestern Arts and Crafts experience. My now husband and I stayed in the honeymoon suite for our wedding weekend and were amazing by the comfortable bed, and incredible double head and steam shower and beautiful views out of the window. The atmosphere of the hotel at large is quiet and peaceful, with an added bonus of being pet friendly. Staff was very accommodating and Steve and Connie went out of their way to ensure everyone had a wonderful experience for the hotel. Will always recommend staying here.
-September 19, 2023
Trip Advisor Reviewer
Utterly charming
Beautifully put together with the owner’s passion for detail and delightful architecture evident every where you look. The central patio is lovely for breakfasts and that glass of wine late at night under the grape vines and twinkly lights before falling asleep in the most comfy bed. Location near the best Sedona red rock trail heads and Tlaquepaque are more added bonuses. A great team run the place too and make you feel at home immediately with minimal fuss. Why aren’t there more places like this?
-September 17, 2023
Trip Advisor Reviewer

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Rooms at Pet Friendly El Portal Sedona Hotel

El Portal – A Pet-Friendly Hotel

El Portal is a pet-friendly Sedona hotel. We were named the Best pet-Friendly Hotel by USA Today and 10Best.com! We welcome our four-legged guests as warmly as we welcome our two-legged guests and there is never a fee for pets. El Portal has a special pet treat basket that includes a blanket, doggie bags, and treats.  Several of our rooms have outdoor fenced pet patios. Sedona is a very pet-friendly city with pet-friendly hikes, walking paths, a dog park, and pet-friendly stores and restaurants.

El Portal is pet-friendly but we are a hotel first and foremost! Pets cannot be left in your room unattended for any reason, even if you have in the past. On our pet-friendly web page, you can find the contact numbers for pet sitters or day boarding. 

Come for the Experience

Discover the charm of El Portal Hotel – where your stay is not just accommodation, but a lasting experience to cherish. Picture yourself basking in the warmth of our greatroom’s cozy fire or relishing delightful s’mores by the courtyard fire pit. Join us and create unforgettable memories that linger long after your visit.

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