The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is just a little extra.

And being extraordinary is what El Portal Sedona Hotel is all about. Whether it’s the welcoming spirit, the gorgeous rooms, the special concierge services in Sedona, or the delicious breakfasts prepared to order, the luxury inn goes the little extra.

Here are a couple of examples from

“Great location, Beautiful Grounds, Great Room & Lodge Rooms- friendly people & pets!”

Date of review: May 16, 2011

We booked this hotel becuase of the pet friendly reputation, we will go back because we thought it was peaceful, beautiful and the best location in Sedona.

The general peace, quiet and friendliness of the location, staff, and other guests was a welcome return from our days spent hiking the Red Rocks! It took us a while to discover that we not only were centrally located, but that the best places in Sedona were at our door. The creek, the wilderness, the best shopping and food were all close to our door. The green courtyard dotted with birds and flowers was a wonderful welcome in the when we returned to our room. Breakfast is an extra cost, but don’t wait for your last day to try it… is wonderful and the Great Room is magnificent. We took advantage of a 3-day special and while it was a little more than we normally spend, we felt El Portal was a fantastic choice. BTW – our dog loved it too, we walked him from our room to Oak Creek every day for a swim.

We stayed in room 4. There was occasional noise from upstairs jetted tub and plumbing, but it never bothered us. If you think that might be an issue, you should book an upper room. We thought the hotel was well done, calm, quiet, and had a fantastic location! Not a Big Box– thank you very much!

Room Tip: All good! (hikerwpet)





Date of review: May 16, 2011

We just returned from a very short stay in Sedona….and after checking into El Portal, we knew it was TOO short. It’s location, decor, customer service, etc was so unassuming, yet top notch. They managed to find the perfect balance of luxury and hominess. It was like staying at your best friend’s home – your best friend who has a great decorator and an awesome eye for detail! The staff made you feel so welcome, but were not intrusive in any way – just there for your when you needed them. It was the ultimate getaway! It felt a million miles away from the rest of the world, yet right next door was the Tlaquepaque shopping area, and we were soo close to all of the restaurants, hiking, and other excursions we had planned for our trip. I honestly feel so spoiled, and am pretty sure I’d feel rather regretful if I ever chose to stay somewhere else on another visit to Sedona. I don’t plan on it! You should absolutely stay here at least once to get a feel for the serenity, romance and peacefulness that El Portal has to offer. (We stayed in the Juniper room – and LOVED IT…you’re bed at home just can’t compare with that HUGE tree house of a bed haha!)

Thanks for a wonderful stay!  (brooklyngal3) 

Call El Portal, a pet friendly hotel, for your incredible Sedona Arizona vacation, we put the “extra” in extraordinary! 1-800-313-0017.