El Portal Sedona Hotel ~ The Beginning
Not many people know this, but Steve and Connie Segner dreamed of building a small luxury boutique hotel for many years, since the 1980s in fact, when they first visited Sedona.
The first step was building their home in Sedona. They sought to find a way to bring all the elements of nature and the soul of the Southwest they were experiencing into the creation of their new home. Built of adobe, with actual 18-inch walls, as it was done hundreds of years ago, their home quickly became a frequent stop on scenic drives by Sedona tourists. Based on its accuracy of Southwestern design and quality, it became the cover story for Bob Vila’s magazine, American Home and the book, Southwest Style.
Then when it was finally completed, they were free to build El Portal Sedona Hotel. Finished in 2003, the luxury boutique hotel was a featured hotel in Andrew Harper’s Hideaway, is now a AAA Four Diamond Hotel, and is the most pet friendly hotel in Sedona!
Behind the custom-made door of each suite you will find museum quality Arts and Crafts furnishings. Experience the calm and peace the hand-sculptured walls and niches subtly offer, as well as the free feeling of space under high ceilings and archways of this beautiful Sedona hotel. With only 12 guest suites, El Portal offers unpretentious luxury, personalized concierge services and a unique lodging experience unlike anywhere else.
For luxury accommodations in Sedona, call us at El Portal 1.800.313.0017.