Award-Winning El Portal: Sedona’s Only Adobe Hotel

While the Sedona, Arizona area welcomes visitors with many wonderful lodging options, El Portal boasts several unique features that have earned us a stellar reputation among our guests and distinguished our property from other local hotels. In fact, we were thrilled to recently earn a 2024 Travelers’ Choice Award from Tripadvisor, reflecting our spot among the top 10% of listings around the world. Read on to learn about some of the features that make El Portal so special.

Cultivating a Unique Style and Charm

Upon entering El Portal, guests are often amazed that it was built in 2003, noting that the style is reminiscent of the late 1800s or early 1900s. This effect was intentional: in designing and building the hotel, all work was performed by hand and eye, just as it would have been done around the turn of the century. Additionally, building materials were taken from nature wherever possible, including 100% recycled timber. As Sedona’s only adobe hotel, the property is full of unique architectural touches, such as hand-sculpted walls and niches, elegant archways, and wood-framed windows.

In furnishing El Portal, owners Steve and Connie Segner were inspired by their passion for the Arts-and-Crafts movement that swept the U.S. from approximately the 1890s through the 1920s. The couple incorporated several original, museum-quality Arts-and-Crafts furnishings and works of art from their personal collection to create a sense of warmth and one-of-a-kind ambience in each guest room and throughout the property.

Awards and Accolades

In addition to the wonderful feedback we routinely hear from guests, we are proud to receive awards and accolades from leading publications in the travel industry year after year. Our most recent honor, the 2024 Travelers’ Choice Award from Tripadvisor, is bestowed upon businesses that consistently earn great reviews, placing them among the top 10% of listings around the world on the platform. This was the third consecutive year that El Portal earned this distinction!

Recently, we’ve also received a 2023 KAYAK Travel Award, a 2023 Tripexpert Expert’s Choice Award, a 2024 Award, and were notified that for yet another year, we passed our AAA Four Diamond inspection. In fact, 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—a coveted designation that we always strive to maintain. We are also pleased to routinely rank among the nation’s top pet-friendly hotels.

Offering a uniquely charming lodging experience for guests and their pets, El Portal also boasts an ideal location in the heart of Sedona, just steps from a diverse selection of restaurants, shops, and galleries at the famous Tlaquepaque Arts & Shopping Village. For guests seeking a bit more space and privacy, we are pleased to offer three vacation rental properties: Connie’s PlaceSarah’s Place, and Terrapin Station. Just like El Portal, these properties are pet-friendly, and Terrapin Station is the only handicap-accessible, ADA-compliant short-term rental in Sedona.

Are you ready to experience the award-winning, unpretentious luxury of El Portal? Call us today at 800-313-0017 to book your stay!