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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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San Francisco
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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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Alta Loma, California
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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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Melbourne, Australia
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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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California Central Coast
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I often stay at the Portal Motel. The owners are friendly and helpful. The rooms, clean, quiet, and adequate. The location is good, within walking distance to restaurants and stores. There is a nearby bakery and breakfast place with excellent food. When visiting the Eastern Sierra, I recommend a stay at the Portal.

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San Mateo, California
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60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Stayed at the Portal Motel in Lone Pine a week ago. The motel room I was in was very basic with a very hard Queen bed with two very hard and quite uncomfortable pillows. In the room was a cabinet, no table, and two chairs, one of which had a significant stain on it. There was a flat screen tv... More 

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Ohio
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

Nothing fancy. No breakfast, but you are next door to McD's if you can stomach them. Grocery store is very expensive on some things, like tide. So be sure you have what you need or better yet, help support the little store & ignore my last statement. Room was clean & I'm staying there again in May.

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CA
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

Very nice lillte room. Room was clean, and updated. Did not expect the room to be so nice. Had a fridge, flat screen tv, coffee maker and a microwave. Bathroom had a tub with a shower. Was very quiet, and the bed was really comfortable.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

If you want a motel for decent night's sleep after a long drive through Death Valley then this is it. Checked in with the friendly Lata, straight into our room which was clean, comfortable and air con. Vital at 100'F! Motel is ideally located on the highway through Lone Pine but is set back so you aren't affected by the... More 

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Pasadena, California
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

I stayed here last month for one night for work. It is pretty surprising because it is a nice and clean little motel. Much more than what I expected actually. It's in walking distance to everything in town. I would definitely stay here again if need be. I thought there would be road noise due to how close it is... More 

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