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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 23, 2015 via mobile

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 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

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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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 17, 2015 via mobile

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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San Francisco
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 6, 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

1 Thank mprther35
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Refrigerator in room
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Address: U.S. 395, Lone Pine, CA
Location: United States > California > California Desert > Lone Pine
Number of rooms: 17
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