Discovering Family Fun in Stunning Sedona Part I

With its intense natural beauty, peaceful, spiritual vibe, and world-renowned outdoor activities, Sedona is not always considered a destination for family friendly fun.  While it is true [...]

Hiking RULES!

You can read this two ways; one - hiking indeed does rule! OR the rules of hiking... Here are our top hiking rules to keep you safe [...]

Summer Safety for Pets

Ah summertime - sunshine, blue skies, birdsong, late sunsets, swimming, hiking, touring, just relaxing and having fun. Our pets love summer as much as we do!  Here [...]

Five Reasons to Choose a Boutique Hotel for Personal Travel

  Business travel is a necessity, but personal travel is an adventure.  A well-planned leisure trip should provide the visitor with an authentic taste of the destination’s [...]

13th Annual Open Studios Tour

Here's a little something to do on your trip to Sedona - the Sedona Visual Artists’ Coalition’s (SVAC) 13th Annual Open Studios Tour, April 28-May 1. This is [...]

Sedona – The Mystical and Metaphysical

Sedona is a spectacular, mystical, powerful place. At El Portal we know visitors come from all over the world for an array of experiences; whether a life-changing encounter, a rejuvenation of the spirit, [...]

Sedona Hiking Trails ~ Soldiers Pass

Pet friendly El Portal Sedona Hotel offers guests personalized concierge services for the Sedona area, including recommendations on the numerous hiking trails. Let's hike Soldiers Pass Trail! This [...]

2016 Top 10 US Best Ranked Cities to Stay

When going out to dinner, looking for the best school districts, reserving a hotel room, even trying new recipes we have come to rely on reviews to help us [...]