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2358 Rock House Rd, Portal, AZ 85632
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I didn't stay at the lodge as I went backpacking up Cave Creek Canyon. My colleague did stay the night and was very happy with the simple rooms- 'all you need'. The breakfast was simply superb! Very unexpected for this remote part of the world and the local herpetologist joined us, sharing all his local knowledge of where to find... More

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Columbia, Missouri
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62 hotel reviews
155 helpful votes 155 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

The rooms are pretty basic. Apparently (by reading other reviews) there are some differences. My room had in-room coffee and a microwave, but no refrigerator (might be worth asking if one is available if you need a refrigerator). The wifi was surprisingly good. It is clean, and yes, it is aging, but is in good repair. The bed was comfortable.... More

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Los Angeles, California
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5 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Basic comfortable rooms with restaurant service for dinner and breakfast. Good place to stay for hiking and birding in the unique Sky Island mountains of SE Arizona. Clean, restaurant has good basic food and service is thoughtful. No pool, but real bathtubs. Wish I'd had a refrigerator in my room. You'll hear early risers because of the layout and wood... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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12 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

We spent 5 nights at this hotel with a birding group. This is the only place in a remote area where you can stay and also be fed. The rooms are very basic, but the beds are comfortable and it is clean. The food was better than we expected.

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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

Birders don't really need luxury. We are used to roughing it a bit. But most of us pay real attention to detail and notice when the room needs a little help. The rooms are indeed pretty basic. That is OK. But when the sheets are so old that they are practically transparent maybe it is time to retire them. A... More

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34 reviews 34 reviews
6 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

We loved the setting of the Portal Peak Lodge and the room met all our needs. It does feel like a bit of a flashback experience but the frig and microwave were nice additions. I can't really overstate how isolated this place is. The restaurant and store have limited hours and vary greatly with the season. I would highly recommend... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Great location for your birding experience in Portal. Very nice service, but the rooms are old and very basic. For the money they charge one can expect a bit more. Be sure to visit the restaurant, the food is really good there.

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Chicago, Illinois
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233 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

the rooms are all the same. they are comfortable, with 2 beds, a table, 2 chairs, alarm clock and small bathroom. the rooms are very clean. the walls are thin, but usually everyone goes to bed early because there's nothing to do after dark and no tvs in the rooms, so it's quiet for sleeping. the wall unit for heat... More

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Tucson, Arizona
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Portal, AZ and Cave Creek Canyon are worth the visit! The Portal Peak Cafe and Store and Employees are great--so friendly and nice. They also have a nice wine selection in the store. And, it is a great birding spot. We saw a rufous hummingbird first thing. The accommodations are just average...they are clean but are really only a place... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

For the third year in a row the people at PPLC made our large group feel comfortable and welcome. Yes it's quirky and a bit weathered but the kindness of its staff and their deep desire to please more than make up for it. That and the awe inspiring setting.

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Address: 2358 Rock House Rd, Portal, AZ 85632
Location: United States > Arizona > Portal
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 16
Also Known As:
Portal Peak Hotel Portal

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