Recently, my girlfriend and I travelled to San Diego from Santa Fe. We wanted to take the dog and we're looking for a dog friendly place to stay along the way. El Portal presented itself as pet friendly boutique hotel in the heart of Sedona, right next door to the always classy, Tlaquepaque restaurants and shopping. Up the driveway to the front of the hotel and low and behold, the beautiful ivy vine entrance! You're surrounded by trees and are instantly cooler after stepping out of the 100 degree heat. The hotel is the classic hacienda shape with a lovely courtyard. The great room is the guest services, restaurant and cosy gathering space all in one. There is a self serve area that has a freebies and wine/beer on the honor system. The place is kind of craftsman meets the southwest. The fixtures and touches appeared to be hand forged. The silverware and staircase railings must have cost a pretty penny. The rooms we stayed in, #1 and #7 were unique and incredibly spacious. The double copper sinks in #7 were awesome with the blue patina. Just loved the beams above the bed! The staff was extremely helpful, friendly and attentive. I can't wait to go back during the winter and sit by the giant, river rock fireplace, sip some wine with my girl, pet my dog and play some Scrabble!
Regards, Peter in Santa Fe, NMMore
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