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Portal Motel

U.S. 395, Lone Pine, CA
Portal Motel
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The room was clean, insect traps in the closet, staff was nice, the door and the security (window did not lock), was bad. The bed however, omfg! It was like five half flat basketballs under a sheet of plywood, covered by a sheet. I will never stay there again.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

V good wifi, John Wayne dinner 2 minutes walk down the street, perfect over nighter before or after Death Valley drive. Cute wee cowboy town. The old guy at the front desk was lacking personality, but put that one side, the room very neat and clean.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Pretty expensive. Wednesday night early June non holiday $110.00 Two weeks prior same day it was $80.00. WiFi worked. Clean rooms. Would stay again but only after checking rates around town. Walking distance to market and a couple of restaurants.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

For some reason the hotels in the Eastern Sierra are quite pricey. And frankly they're not worth it. But this little place is more reasonably priced and clean. The proprietors are friendly and helpful. It is within walking distance of anywhere in town – but then I guess just about anyplace is – LOL. I would stay there again.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Went over to the east side of the sierras for the Bishop Mule Days 2015. Drove on down and spent the night in the Portal Motel, I found the updated, clean and quite!! Plenty of places to eat in Lone Pine within walking distance! Host was very accommodating with everything from ice to directions. I would stay there in the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We stopped here on the way to Yosemite National Park. The room is clean, the bed and shower good, plenty of space in the room. The only problem is that it is right on the highway, and the trucks just keep rolling on throughout the night. I slept alright but my husband is a light sleeper and the noise from... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

I gave it 5 stars since it is a good value for the money. Having a fridge and microwave was convenient for eating leftovers and the WiFi worked fine. Its not a 5 star hotel, so there are things to complain about if you are so inclined.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Arrived in Lone Pine at 6 AM on Thanksgiving morning with no reservation and tried the Portal based on Tripadvisor reviews. This motel is SUPER clean,has fridge,microwave and coffee maker. I don't know about internet as we didn't need it. We stayed two nights and will definately use this motel when in the area. Highway 395 noise didn't bother use... More 

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Hollywood, FL
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

For sure there is nuthin fancy about this place but we came to Lone Pine after a 4 night backpacking trip in INYO and wanted a hot shower, and a clean, quiet room and a good hot meal. There was an upcoming bike race in the area and many hotels were fully booked. When I checked at the office of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

I hadn't reserved a room, as was unsure how we far would go traveling from Yosemite. The Dow Villa didn't have a 2-bed room available, and the Best Western was too far out of town for us, so we tried the Portal. We were given a room in the "Annex" at the back of the motel, and found this to... More 

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