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El Portal Motel

420 West Main St, Beatty, NV 89003
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Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in Beatty
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Houston, Texas
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17 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Pros: Super nice and extremely helpful owners, great book provided in rooms with most everything you could possibly need to know about the town & Death Valley NP, quiet, good location, comfy bed, huge room Cons: No internal security lock (however a chair wedges well against the door) Note: the rooms in the single level building have a nice size... More 

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Gainesville, FL
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6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First of all, the owner is a third generation owner, so they have a life investment in this place. The owner actually did me a big favor by securing the room for me. I had thought I had made a reservation for 4 days but I goofed and I didn't follow all the way through. My bad. And during one... More 

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Newport, South East Wales
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37 reviews 37 reviews
10 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

very old and unmodernised motel, but cheap. Not sure where the lead photo comes from, my room was covered in wood panelling, and you could here the guy burping in the next room, thankfully I had a room at the end of the motel, with only one shared wall. Very good showers and very comfy bed, staff very helpful and... More 

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Henderson, Nevada
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

On the way back from a road trip over Spring Break, our car broke down and we were stuck in Beatty, NV. We found the El Portal by looking through a pamphlet. Brooke helped us check-in and she was so nice and kind. Her and her husband went out of their way to help us and get us back on... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Stayed here mid way through a visit to Death Valley national park. Considerably cheaper than staying in the park, Beatty has all you need without fuss, which sums this motel up. Clean, secure and with very helpful staff, who happily talked us through diner and breakfast options (all of which are walkable). No frills, which won't suit everyone, but this... More 

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Hockley, United Kingdom
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11 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Beatty is a hidden gem in the desert. This hotel was very welcoming; we said we had a booking which we had made directly via their website from the UK and they had our room available straight away. For a very small town on the edge of Death Valley, this motel was a fantastic experience and I'm amazed that other... More 

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Ackley, Iowa
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44 reviews 44 reviews
9 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

It was tough to decide between poor or average for this motel. The rooms are large but very dated and in serious need of updates, the beds were clean and comfortable, the carpet was filthy, the cost was low. The room door had no security whatsoever besides a simple handle lock. No deadbolt or latch. The windows are not secure.... More 

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Viborg, Denmark
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

The room was fine, a normal motel room I guess, clean. It is a good place to stay for a few days to visit Death Valley. The staff was very friendly and helpful, and gave good advise of where to eat / things to do.

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Deming
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17 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

The staff is very welcoming and friendly. For an older hotel in a very small town, it well serves the purpose. Room was big and clean. Unlike the previous review, our bed was soft. Can hear other guests talking (and other things) through the walls, and banging the door to the room (which is hard to open and close.) If... More 

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Houston, Texas
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24 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Staff was helpful. Room was large and clean, bed was hard. I could hear our neighbor coughing. There was no ice machine or coffee maker. OK for a one-night transit hotel but I would not want to stay longer. We stayed in the "newer" addition behind the hotel - maybe the rooms in the original are quieter.

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