Winter in Sedona – Spectacular!

Why is winter a good time to visit Sedona? Fewer crowds! With fewer people, you can explore and discover so much more! No juggling for a good [...]

EL PORTAL SEDONA HOTEL RECOGNIZED WITH CONDÉ NAST TRAVELER’S 2021 READERS’ CHOICE AWARD

Condé Nast Traveler has announced the results of its annual Readers’ Choice Awards with El Portal Sedona Hotel recognized as the #6 HOTEL FOR HOTELS IN THE SOUTHWEST [...]

Walk to Town & All Around Sedona

Walk to Town from El Portal Sedona Hotel! The Sedona area is known for its many hiking trails, which allow on-foot exploration of the majestic red rock [...]

Five Reasons to Stay in a Boutique Hotel – El Portal Sedona

When you travel, there are always plenty of options when it comes to choosing accommodations.  All too often, travelers fall back on well-worn choices, choosing the stay [...]

El Portal Sedona Hotel – Charming, Quaint, Unique…

These are Not Our Words…They are Our Guests’ Isn’t it time to break the chain hotel habit? Get out of the rut staying in cookie cutter rooms, [...]

Trending Now – Sedona for Summer Vacation!

Sedona is trending now for your next vacation! It is perfectly located with Grand Canyon National Park - one of the Seven Wonders of the World -  [...]

Spring Break – Spend it in Sedona

Book Your Fabulous, Family-Fun Vacation Today! Sedona books up fast and we do too at El Portal Sedona Hotel! Natural beauty, breathtaking landscapes, and plenty to do [...]

Time is of the Essence – A Sedona Spring Getaway!

Do you have a favorite room here at El Portal Sedona Hotel? Is it the Grand Canyon Suite with stained glass accents, whirlpool tub, and fenced pet-friendly [...]

Make El Portal Sedona Hotel Your Home for the Holidays

There is so much up in the air this holiday season travel – don’t travel, drive, fly, bring the dogs – don’t bring the dogs, visit family [...]

Wide Open Spaces for You to Discover

The amazing fall weather makes Sedona a perfect outdoor playground with plenty to do, explore, discover! Visitors and locals alike can experience so many outdoor activities, including [...]

Fall – and the Weather is Perfect in Sedona

Fall Weather = The Best Weather There’s nothing like a hike along the gorgeous trails in Sedona during autumn…The leaves are just beginning to change, there’s a [...]

Sedona is Pawfectly Pet Friendly!

It’s true, Sedona and El Portal, are pet friendly! In fact, El Portal Sedona Hotel was just recently named number three of the Top 18 Dog Friendly [...]

Great Eats – Sedona’s Cuisine Scene!

From juicy burgers to mouthwatering Mexican to delectable French cuisine, Sedona has it all and then some! El Portal Sedona Hotel is perfectly located within walking distance [...]

Hike the Mystical Red Rocks of Sedona

Nestled amongst crimson canyon walls is one of the most beautiful places on earth – Sedona Arizona. Known for our 400+ hiking trails, Sedona is surrounded by [...]

Vacation in Sedona!

The most frequent comment from our guests when they leave is "there is so much more to do and see in Sedona than we thought and a [...]

Take a Family Road Trip through the Verde Valley

If you are looking for family-friendly things to do this summer have you considered taking a road trip? In central Arizona, there is a lush region called [...]

Giving Back to the Unsung Heroes in Our Community

 As the coronavirus has devastated communities around the world, we have all marveled at the courage and selflessness of our first responders and healthcare workers. At El [...]

No Matter the Time, This is the Place, Sedona Arizona

We hope you are keeping healthy and safe! Here at El Portal Sedona Hotel, we are taking various measures, many of them ahead of time, to offer [...]

Four-Legged Friends Welcome! Discover the Beauty of Pet-Friendly Sedona with the Whole Family

Nestled in the heart of Arizona, the small city of Sedona is a must-see destination offering breathtaking natural beauty, a plethora of outdoor activities, a thriving arts-and-culture [...]

Winter Festivals and Events in Sedona, Arizona

For holiday merriment come to Sedona, Arizona! We have some of the best events and festivals around the state, and you are sure to not to want [...]

El Portal Sedona Hotel is now a Certified Sustainable Business

El Portal Sedona Hotel is now a Certified Sustainable Business at the Conservationist/Bronze level from the Sustainability Alliance. It’s easy to feel at home in El Portal [...]

El Portal Sedona Hotel on First Friday Art Walk in October!

El Portal Sedona Hotel will present Anya Kouznetsov of Phoenix, Arizona on the October 4 First Friday Artwalk here in Sedona. A little about Anya... Anya Kouznetsov [...]

El Portal Sedona Hotel Showcases Landscape Painter Dawn Sutherland

Sutherland’s depictions of Sedona’s breathtaking scenery will be on display at El Portal for the October First Friday Art Walk. On October 4, 2019, El Portal Sedona [...]

Sedona’s Fall Festivals & Events

Fall is a beautiful time of year in Sedona, filled with amazing festivals and events! This fall starts out with the fantastic 11th Annual Sedona WineFest! Come [...]

Things to do in Sedona – Summer 2019

At El Portal Sedona Hotel we love to help guests with all kinds of activities and excursions.  That is why we offer our guests unparalleled concierge services [...]

Crooked Figure Theatre Performs William Shakespeare’s “King Lear” at El Portal Sedona Hotel

El Portal Sedona Hotel is pleased to announce Crooked Figure Theatre’s return to Sedona July 26 and 27, 2019. Crooked Figure Theatre will perform William Shakespeare’s King [...]

Summertime in Sedona – and the Calendar is Full!

Visit Sedona this summer for family fun, inspiring events, fantastic festivals, and more! Summer starts early in Sedona, late May actually with a new event, the Red [...]

The Dos and Don’ts of Hiking with Your Dog

At El Portal Sedona Hotel, we rarely do this - have a guest blogger. But this is so up our alley, we just had to have Jen [...]

Spring Events in Sedona, Arizona

Spring has sprung, the grass is riz, I wonder where all the birdies is? Yes, spring is just around the corner - finally! It seemed a long [...]

2019 Events & Festivals in Sedona, Arizona

2019 rings in happy and eventful here in Sedona with numerous festivals and events. January gets underway with the Sedona Health and Nutrition Conference on January 17-18, [...]

A Sedona Mountain Christmas

Have a Sedona Mountain Christmas with us at El Portal Sedona Hotel. With all the holiday festivities in the area, the memories made will be treasured forever.  [...]

Create Your Sedona, Arizona Adventure

"Create" - to bring into existence; to produce through imaginative skill; to produce or bring about by a course of action or behavior; cause or occasion. (Miriam [...]

El Portal Sedona Hotel Receives 2018 AAA Accolades

Not only has El Portal Sedona Hotel received the prestigious AAA Four Diamond Hotel Award for 2018, but also Inspector's Best of Housekeeping as well as Inspector's Best of Wow [...]

What Makes El Portal Sedona One of Northern Arizona’s Ultra-Luxury Hotels?

When traveling to stunning Sedona, Arizona, visitors have numerous options for great places to stay. But El Portal Sedona Hotel—an ultra-luxury hotel nestled in the heart of [...]

Hike Safely in Sedona’s Summer Heat

Hiking Sedona's red rocks is a "spiritual" experience - no matter what the season. But with summertime temps reaching the mid to high 90s F (low to mid 30s C), [...]

Fireworks – Tips for Keeping Your Furry Friend Calm & Safe

You've got to love long weekends, but with them come fireworks. Now, they are great fun and excitement for us humans, but not for our canine companions. Fireworks [...]

El Portal Sedona Hotel – It’s all about the Personal Connection

Sedona is an iconic area where you can truly immerse yourself in the beauty of the west, sadly many people simply pass through, taking a few photos [...]

Key Considerations in Planning a Pet-Friendly Vacation Adventure

For many people, pets are a vital part of the family, and the special bond shared with them is as close as the ones shared with human [...]

Sedona Open Studios Tour – A Spring Event

At El Portal Sedona Hotel we love the art here in Sedona, and the Open Studios Tour is a wonderful event for visitors and locals alike. Here's [...]

Bringing Philosophy Outdoors to the Majestic Natural Beauty of Sedona – Finding Meaning in Sedona’s Red Rocks

Sedona, Arizona has long been recognized as a mystical place ideal for soul-searching and revelation. Visitors from all over the world are drawn to the awe-inspiring beauty [...]

Sedona VegFest 2018

Healthy World Sedona presents the Second Annual Sedona VegFest January 20 & 21, 2018 at the Sedona Performing Arts Center, 995 Upper Red Rock Loop Road. This [...]

10 Exciting Things to Do During December in Sedona

El Portal Sedona Hotel, we think these are a few exciting things to do on your trip to Sedona this December... The Nutcracker - performed by the Phoenix [...]

Give an Inspired Gift this Holiday Season

Looking for an inspiring gift? Give your someone special a gift certificate to El Portal Sedona Hotel this holiday season. The boutique hotel inspires imagination, beauty, serenity, [...]

10 Reasons to Road Trip Arizona’s Verde Valley in the Fall

In the Verde Valley - a lush region in central Arizona - autumn is a particularly vibrant season. From fall colors to historical sites to the vineyards [...]

Arizona State Parks & Trails – Best in the U.S.!

We would like to share this with you -  our (Arizona's) State Parks System won the Gold Medal for the Best Managed in the USA by the [...]

Sedona Vortexes – What Are They?

Time to test your "vortex" knowledge.  What is a vortex?  Are there different vortexes?   What do they do?  Where are they?  How many vortex sites are [...]

Sedona: A Southwest Hidden Gem

With a population of only about 10,000 residents, the small city of Sedona is often overshadowed by more famous Arizona destinations like the Grand Canyon or Scottsdale [...]

Summer Excitement in Sedona, Arizona

Sedona truly is a magical, mystical city. With towering red rocks, brilliant night skies, and excitement galore! Here are just few things to do on your trip [...]

Enter El Portal Sedona Hotel’s Instagram Contest

To kick off summer, El Portal Sedona Hotel is having its first ever Instagram contest! The winner will be awarded a two nights stay in one of [...]

El Portal Sedona – Our Arts & Crafts Suite

Our Arts and Crafts Suite is just that - decorated in the popular Arts and Crafts style. This room provides guests with a calm, tranquil quality to enhance their Sedona [...]

Sedona – a Dream Destination for the Solo Traveler

Traveling alone offers a special magic that is often lost when traveling with companions. Solo travelers are able to fully immerse themselves in their destinations and explore [...]

A Summer Surprise at El Portal Sedona Hotel

This August brings something new and unique to El Portal Sedona Hotel. Crooked Figure Theatre - a summer production company based in Northern Arizona University’s Theatre Department is [...]

Sedona Open Studios Tour is April 28, 29 & 30

Pottery by Mike Upp This annual tour is a golden opportunity for art lovers to visit with professional artists in authentic working environments, as well [...]

Discover Sedona – a Spring Playground Among the Red Rocks

Photo credit @VisitSedona Sedona, Arizona is a treasure to discover at any time of year, but the small city bursts into life during the spring [...]

Arizona State Parks Celebrate 60 Years!

Our Arizona State Park system is celebrating 60 years! And there are six beautiful, historic, cultural and breathtaking parks in the Sedona area, making for fun outings and [...]

Visit Sedona this Winter and be Amazed!

The breathtaking red rocks are dusted with snow, sunny blue skies are speckled with frothy white clouds, and less people are visiting our gorgeous little city! Not convinced? Maybe [...]

What to do in Sedona…National Forest Service Approved

Sedona offers a wide array of activities, events and festivals for visitors to experience. From art hikes to van tours, there is so much to do and [...]

Take a Walkabout in Breathtaking Sedona

The Sedona area is known for its many hiking trails, which allow on-foot exploration of the majestic red rock wonderland that makes the city famous. However, visitors [...]

Autumn Colors of Sedona & Fall Festivities

With cooler temperatures on the horizon, the Sedona landscape changes with the rising and setting sun. Do you love fall, and the beauty the season brings? The [...]

Help the USFS Trail Fund with this Terrific Hiking Book!

Here is a great resource for 9 easy hikes in the Sedona area. Not only with the purchase of this handy book do you get a compact, [...]

Sedona, Arizona – Destination Art

Sedona Red Rock Artists Open Studio Tour October 22 and 23.   A group of 27 professional artists in Sedona and Cornville are excited to open their private studios [...]

September in Sedona

At El Portal Sedona Hotel we love this time of year - not only is the weather perfect, but it is time for the 8th Annual Sedona WineFest! Believe [...]

Hiking RULES!

Photo credit @visitsedona You can read this two ways; one - hiking indeed does rule! OR the rules of hiking... Here are our top hiking [...]

Summer Safety for Pets

Ah summertime - sunshine, blue skies, birdsong, late sunsets, swimming, hiking, touring, just relaxing and having fun. Our pets love summer as much as we do!  Here [...]

Five Reasons to Choose a Boutique Hotel for Personal Travel

  Photo credit @VisitSedona Business travel is a necessity, but personal travel is an adventure.  A well-planned leisure trip should provide the visitor with an [...]

13th Annual Open Studios Tour

Here's a little something to do on your trip to Sedona - the Sedona Visual Artists’ Coalition’s (SVAC) 13th Annual Open Studios Tour, April 28-May 1. This is [...]

Sedona – The Mystical and Metaphysical

  Sedona is a spectacular, mystical, powerful place. At El Portal we know visitors come from all over the world for an array of experiences; whether a life-changing encounter, a rejuvenation of the [...]

2016 Top 10 US Best Ranked Cities to Stay

When going out to dinner, looking for the best school districts, reserving a hotel room, even trying new recipes we have come to rely on reviews to help us [...]

El Portal Sedona Hotel Named as Top 10 USA Inns of 2015 by BedandBreakfast.com

El Portal Sedona Hotel is proud to be named one of the Top 10 USA Inns and B & Bs by BedandBreakfast.com for 2015.  Finalists were chosen [...]

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El Portal’s Gorgeous “Governor’s Suite”

  El Portal Sedona Hotel's Suite #12 -the Governor's Suite is a luxury hotel room, our largest suite with dazzling views from the gabled windows in the living room, and huge [...]

Travelling with Pets: the Do’s and Don’ts of Transportation, Hotels, and More

For many people, pets are an integral part of the family, and a vacation would feel incomplete without their presence.  However, due to concerns over where to [...]

Hike Fay Canyon & Fay Canyon Arch

Fay Canyon trail is a lovely walk on mostly flat ground (with loose stones of course), in the shade of Manzanita and junipers. From SR 89A turn [...]

Ten Reasons to Stay in a Boutique Hotel

When you travel, there are always plenty of options when it comes to choosing accommodations.  All too often, travelers fall back on well-worn choices, choosing the stay [...]

Tips on Travelling with Your Pet – Last One!

Google When travelling with a pet – keep it on your schedule, meaning even with time changes your pet will have to adjust just like you, but [...]

Why El Portal Sedona Loves RENÉ at Tlaquepaque and You Should Too!

RENÉ at Tlaquepaque is casual French dining at its finest! The restaurant has been around for over 35 years, serving outstanding food and wines in the casual elegant [...]

Sedona – One of the Best Small Towns to Visit in 2014!

Google Not only do we think that, but so does the Smithsonian Magazine! It has named Sedona as one of “20 Best Small Towns to Visit in 2014″ [...]

Outside Online – El Portal Made Their List!

Google Look where El Portal Sedona Hotel is now!  We're on Outside Magazine's list for "10 Hotels in the West for Big Dogs!" Check it out right [...]

El Portal Sedona Hotel Congratulates Artist Dawn Sutherland

Congratulations to "local" artist Dawn Sutherland of Flagstaff! She was just invited to participate in the 10th Annual Plein Air Festival, October 18-25, 2014. There are only [...]

9th Annual Sedona Marathon Event!

Yes this is an event - not just a marathon! The 9th Annual Sedona Marathon Event begins Thursday, January 30th with the movie "Desert Runners," a marathon expo [...]

Where to Stay on Your Trip to Sedona

Google We know you're busy, so we won't bore you with long reviews of the El Portal Sedona Hotel. What we will do is give you just a [...]

A Red Rock Holiday in Sedona, Arizona

Google Take trip to Sedona, Arizona for a magical Red Rock Holiday. Every year during the month of December, Sedona undergoes a transformation. Store front windows showcase [...]

El Portal Sedona Hotel has Received the 2013 Talk of the Town Customer Satisfaction Award

El Portal Sedona Hotel has been rated among the best in the region by Celebration Media and Talk of the Town, and given a 5 Star Rating! According [...]

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