On March the 8th, while celebrating our 32nd wedding anniversary, my wife and I had the good fortune of staying at the El Portal in Sedona AZ.
Being native Californians, we have spent many weekends in Yosemite National Forrest: and though
the beauty is breath taking, the Red Rocks of Sedona
are beyond comparison. They touch your spirit deeply.
I have to say though, the stay at the El Portal
made an already overwhelming experience something truly special. The El Portal was designed and built
with a genuine love and respect for nature's beauty.
Walking through the doors into the great room is as if you stepped back in time. It is difficult to comprehend that a place can be both lavish and quaint at the same time. El Portal is such a place. The floors are of beautiful tile, floors that were
laid unevenly with the intention of putting you back into that time warp I spoke of. No detail, or decoration was left out.
The one thing that puts El Portal over the top
is the management (owners): Steve & Connie. They, along with Linda, El Portal's interior designer and resident; and Dave (kind of a ranch foreman). From the moment we walked in until the time we reluctantly left, we felt as though we were staying with family.
If you're ever in Sedona, don't miss this
John& Margi Jones
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- El Portal Sedona Hotel is a AAA Four Diamond boutique hotel in the heart of Sedona; a pet friendly hotel with no pet fees, offering unpretentious luxury! Nowhere else in Sedona will you find a luxury inn or hotel with 18-inch thick adobe walls - walls that provide both quiet and history. It's an architectural masterpiece, and one of the finest hotels in Sedona. Twelve spacious rooms have been created in accordance with the simplicity and function of turn-of-the-century architecture. El Portal is a luxurious twelve suite, pet friendly Sedona hotel. Each guest suite includes a private entrance, patio/balcony, fireplace, whirlpool bath, entertainment center and DVD, WiFi, telephone, hair dryer, mini-fridge, safes, and more! Experience the dramatic views, relax in our romantic courtyard, shop the gift shops and galleries of the renowned Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village, or hike the red rocks. Guests at this El Portal have access to uniquely personalized concierge services for the Sedona area. Book a trip to Sedona and stay with us at El Portal Sedona Hotel. ... more less
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