Sedona Open Studios Tour – A Spring Event

At El Portal Sedona Hotel we love the art here in Sedona, and the Open Studios Tour is a wonderful event for visitors and locals alike. Here's [...]

Five Reasons to Visit the Grand Canyon Now

Let's get right to are our five reasons why you should visit the Grand Canyon now... This Natural Wonder is magnificent in winter. With a soft blanket [...]

Sedona’s Art Scene – Outstanding. Diverse. Exceptional.

The Sedona has a thriving arts scene, it has grown into what the New York Times refers to as “A new west enclave of galleries.”  Fascinating landscapes and breathtaking beauty [...]

The Zukerman Trio Comes to Sedona!

Composed of world-renowned violinist Pinchas Zukerman, cellist Amanda Forsyth, and pianist Angela Cheng, the Zukerman Trio captivates audiences as it tours the world each year. This special [...]

Bringing Philosophy Outdoors to the Majestic Natural Beauty of Sedona – Finding Meaning in Sedona’s Red Rocks

Sedona, Arizona has long been recognized as a mystical place ideal for soul-searching and revelation. Visitors from all over the world are drawn to the awe-inspiring beauty [...]

Sedona VegFest 2018

Healthy World Sedona presents the Second Annual Sedona VegFest January 20 & 21, 2018 at the Sedona Performing Arts Center, 995 Upper Red Rock Loop Road. This [...]

10 Exciting Things to Do During December in Sedona

El Portal Sedona Hotel, we think these are a few exciting things to do on your trip to Sedona this December... The Nutcracker - performed by the Phoenix [...]

Sedona Northern Lights

Celebrate the spirit of the holiday season in Sedona with USA’s largest Projection Show on a natural canvas:  Sedona Northern Lights. This incredibly massive holiday light show [...]

Fall Open Studios Tour Presented by The Sedona Visual Artists Coalition

At El Portal Sedona Hotel we love to keep visitors, guests, and locals all informed about events in the Sedona area. Next weekend is no exception...The Fall [...]

Give an Inspired Gift this Holiday Season

Looking for an inspiring gift? Give your someone special a gift certificate to El Portal Sedona Hotel this holiday season. The boutique hotel inspires imagination, beauty, serenity, [...]

10 Reasons to Road Trip Arizona’s Verde Valley in the Fall

In the Verde Valley - a lush region in central Arizona - autumn is a particularly vibrant season. From fall colors to historical sites to the vineyards [...]

Arizona State Parks & Trails – Best in the U.S.!

We would like to share this with you -  our (Arizona's) State Parks System won the Gold Medal for the Best Managed in the USA by the [...]

Fabulous Sedona Festivals

Saturday, September 9 is the 45th Annual Fiesta del Tlaquepaque! From 11:00 am - 5:00 pm celebrate Mexican Independence Day with the heart pounding beats of Flamenco [...]

Sedona Vortexes – What Are They?

Time to test your "vortex" knowledge.  What is a vortex?  Are there different vortexes?   What do they do?  Where are they?  How many vortex sites are [...]

Sedona: A Southwest Hidden Gem

With a population of only about 10,000 residents, the small city of Sedona is often overshadowed by more famous Arizona destinations like the Grand Canyon or Scottsdale [...]

Why Stay at El Portal Sedona Hotel?

We could list all the reasons why we think you should stay at El Portal Sedona Hotel, but we'd rather have our guests let you know...Here are [...]

Summer Excitement in Sedona, Arizona

Sedona truly is a magical, mystical city. With towering red rocks, brilliant night skies, and excitement galore! Here are just few things to do on your trip [...]

Enter El Portal Sedona Hotel’s Instagram Contest

To kick off summer, El Portal Sedona Hotel is having its first ever Instagram contest! The winner will be awarded a two nights stay in one of [...]

El Portal Sedona – Our Arts & Crafts Suite

Our Arts and Crafts Suite is just that - decorated in the popular Arts and Crafts style. This room provides guests with a calm, tranquil quality to enhance their Sedona [...]

Sedona – a Dream Destination for the Solo Traveler

Traveling alone offers a special magic that is often lost when traveling with companions. Solo travelers are able to fully immerse themselves in their destinations and explore [...]

A Summer Surprise at El Portal Sedona Hotel

This August brings something new and unique to El Portal Sedona Hotel. Crooked Figure Theatre - a summer production company based in Northern Arizona University’s Theatre Department is [...]

Sedona Open Studios Tour is April 28, 29 & 30

This annual tour is a golden opportunity for art lovers to visit with professional artists in authentic working environments, as well as purchase art while enjoying the [...]

Discover Sedona – a Spring Playground Among the Red Rocks

Sedona, Arizona is a treasure to discover at any time of year, but the small city bursts into life during the spring months. With average daytime high [...]

Arizona State Parks Celebrate 60 Years!

Our Arizona State Park system is celebrating 60 years! And there are six beautiful, historic, cultural and breathtaking parks in the Sedona area, making for fun outings and [...]

Two Firsts for Sedona in 2017

Sedona will be hosting two new events this year.  The first Annual Sedona Stumble 5-mile Trail Run and the Sedona Food Truck Festival! Both events will be [...]

El Portal’s Suite 1 – The Adobe

El Portal Sedona Hotel's twelve spacious guest suites have been created in accordance with the simplicity and function of turn-of-the-century architecture, and feature the finest in modern amenities [...]

Visit Sedona this Winter and be Amazed!

The breathtaking red rocks are dusted with snow, sunny blue skies are speckled with frothy white clouds, and less people are visiting our gorgeous little city! Not convinced? Maybe [...]

What to do in Sedona…National Forest Service Approved

Sedona offers a wide array of activities, events and festivals for visitors to experience. From art hikes to van tours, there is so much to do and [...]

Discover Southwestern Holiday Magic in Sedona

Enchanting at any time of the year, the small city of Sedona, Arizona transforms into a holiday wonderland between Thanksgiving and New Year’s. From captivating displays of [...]

Take a Walkabout in Breathtaking Sedona

The Sedona area is known for its many hiking trails, which allow on-foot exploration of the majestic red rock wonderland that makes the city famous. However, visitors [...]

Pre-Holiday Special at El Portal Sedona Hotel

Yes - it is true! Owner Steve Segner is offering a pre-holiday exclusive! Stay at El Portal Sedona Hotel for two consecutive nights and get the third night [...]

Autumn Colors of Sedona & Fall Festivities

With cooler temperatures on the horizon, the Sedona landscape changes with the rising and setting sun. Do you love fall, and the beauty the season brings? The [...]

Help the USFS Trail Fund with this Terrific Hiking Book!

Here is a great resource for 9 easy hikes in the Sedona area. Not only with the purchase of this handy book do you get a compact, [...]

Sedona, Arizona – Destination Art

Sedona Red Rock Artists Open Studio Tour October 22 and 23.   A group of 27 professional artists in Sedona and Cornville are excited to open their private studios [...]

September in Sedona

At El Portal Sedona Hotel we love this time of year - not only is the weather perfect, but it is time for the 8th Annual Sedona WineFest! Believe [...]

Past Guest Summer Special at El Portal

At El Portal Sedona Hotel, we want to say thank you to our past guests with a special just for you! To show our appreciation we are [...]

Discover Family Fun in Stunning Sedona Part II

We're back with part 2 of our suggestions for a family friendly Sedona vacation! With Sedona’s annual calendar packed with special events, visitors at any time of [...]

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 [...]

El Portal Sedona Hotel Named as Top 10 USA Inns of 2015 by

El Portal Sedona Hotel is proud to be named one of the Top 10 USA Inns and B & Bs by for 2015.  Finalists were chosen [...]

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El Portal’s Gorgeous “Governor’s Suite”

  El Portal Sedona Hotel's Suite #12 -the Governor's Suite is a luxury hotel room, our largest suite with dazzling views from the gabled windows in the living room, and huge [...]

Travelling with Pets: the Do’s and Don’ts of Transportation, Hotels, and More

For many people, pets are an integral part of the family, and a vacation would feel incomplete without their presence.  However, due to concerns over where to [...]

Hike Fay Canyon & Fay Canyon Arch

Fay Canyon trail is a lovely walk on mostly flat ground (with loose stones of course), in the shade of Manzanita and junipers. From SR 89A turn [...]

Palatki Ruins and Honanki Indian Ruins

Did you know Sedona is located near two different Native American ruin sites: the Palatki Ruins and the Honanki Indian Ruins?  These two villages were lively centers [...]

Ten Reasons to Stay in a Boutique Hotel

When you travel, there are always plenty of options when it comes to choosing accommodations.  All too often, travelers fall back on well-worn choices, choosing the stay [...]

El Portal Sedona Hotel ~ New Tour & Accommodation Package

We are excited to have a new tour package available to guests with Westwind Air Service - our Sedona Deluxe Aerial Tour. This package includes a 3 night stay [...]

El Portal Sedona Hotel – Sedona Updates!

Here is an update on what to do in Sedona. We have quite a few things going on! Make your home away from home El Portal Sedona [...]

El Portal Sedona has Two New Hotel Specials!

At El Portal Sedona we are offering two new Stay and See Packages! Stay at El Portal and See Sedona with your choice of hotel special… Hotel Special Package #1 [...]

41st Annual Fiesta del Tlaquepaque in Sedona

Come visit Sedona and enjoy this incredible celebration! On Saturday, September 13 Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village will celebrate it's 41st Fiesta del Tlaquepaque - a celebration of Mexican [...]

Sedona Day Trips – You’ll Want More than Just One Day!

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August in Arizona – Really?

  Google Yes really! And especially in Sedona where we get cooler temperatures than Phoenix and Tucson. Just pack up your sunglasses, sunscreen, hiking boots/shoes, bathing suits, [...]

Dinner and a Show – Esteban in Concert!

Google Looking for something "cultural" to do on your trip to Sedona? Why not a delicious dinner and incredible concert? Master Flamenco Guitarist Esteban performs live Monday, [...]

Sedona Celebrates National Day of the Cowboy!

Google This rootin' tootin' celebration begins Friday, July 25th and continues though Sunday, July 27th!  But the BIG fun is Saturday the 24th, from 10:00 AM to [...]

El Portal Sedona Hotel Announces New Last Minute July Special!

Google Looking for a "cool" place to stay? Take a trip to Sedona and stay with us!  El Portal Sedona Hotel has a new special just for [...]

Tips on Travelling with Your Pet – Last One!

Google When travelling with a pet – keep it on your schedule, meaning even with time changes your pet will have to adjust just like you, but [...]

Why El Portal Sedona Loves RENÉ at Tlaquepaque and You Should Too!

Google RENÉ at Tlaquepaque is casual French dining at its finest! The restaurant has been around for over 35 years, serving outstanding food and wines in the casual [...]

Come See the New Green Rooftop Garden at El Portal Sedona Hotel

Google Yes, Steve has gone and done it again!  He has planted a rooftop garden at El Portal Sedona. Besides being good for the environment, Steve says [...]

Bike the Red Rocks of Sedona!

Google Love to mountain bike?  The Sedona area has some great trails and paths - with mind-blowing landscapes. Take a look at this video from El Portal [...]

First Sedona Arts and Culture Week

Google New to Sedona - the first Sedona Arts and Culture Week, May 28 - June 8, 2014! This includes the fabulous 8th Annual Sedona Bluegrass Festival, and [...]

Sedona – One of the Best Small Towns to Visit in 2014!

Google Not only do we think that, but so does the Smithsonian Magazine! It has named Sedona as one of “20 Best Small Towns to Visit in 2014″ [...]

Outside Online – El Portal Made Their List!

Google Look where El Portal Sedona Hotel is now!  We're on Outside Magazine's list for "10 Hotels in the West for Big Dogs!" Check it out right [...]

Steve Segner, Owner of El Portal Sedona Hotel, to be on Sonoran Living on CBS

Sonoran Living has invited our venerable leader to come on the show and talk about traveling with pets! Steve will be on the show Wednesday, March 12 [...]

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Early Bird Booking Special – Book Your Sedona Summer Vacation Now at El Portal Sedona Hotel

Google Early Bird Booking Special - Book Your Sedona Summer Vacation Now! Take a trip to Sedona this summer & stay 3 nights at El Portal Sedona Hotel.  Visit [...]

El Portal Sedona Hotel Congratulates Artist Dawn Sutherland

Congratulations to "local" artist Dawn Sutherland of Flagstaff! She was just invited to participate in the 10th Annual Plein Air Festival, October 18-25, 2014. There are only [...]

9th Annual Sedona Marathon Event!

Google Yes this is an event - not just a marathon! The 9th Annual Sedona Marathon Event begins Thursday, January 30th with the movie "Desert Runners," a marathon [...]

Take a Trip to Sedona and Visit Sunset Crater

Google Sunset Crater is located at Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument, just north of Flagstaff, off Highway 89.  It is a result of several volcanic eruptions that took place [...]

Sedona, Arizona – America’s Most Romantic Winter Destination

Google Sedona is one of America's most romantic winter destinations, as named by Travel + Leisure!  A trip to Sedona in winter is wonderful - the red [...]

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Where to Stay on Your Trip to Sedona

Google We know you're busy, so we won't bore you with long reviews of the El Portal Sedona Hotel. What we will do is give you just a [...]

A Red Rock Holiday in Sedona, Arizona

Google Take trip to Sedona, Arizona for a magical Red Rock Holiday. Every year during the month of December, Sedona undergoes a transformation. Store front windows showcase [...]

Wind Down and Tee Up in Sedona, Arizona

Known for its red rock formations and stunning scenery, Sedona also has world class golfing with courses designed by the likes of Jack Snyder, Robert Trent Jones among [...]

El Portal Sedona’s Hotel Special ~ a Grand Canyon Tour!

Google A truly amazing special -  4 days and 3 nights in our luxury inn, with a jeep tour for two, plus a full day guided Grand Canyon [...]

El Portal Sedona Hotel has Received the 2013 Talk of the Town Customer Satisfaction Award

El Portal Sedona Hotel has been rated among the best in the region by Celebration Media and Talk of the Town, and given a 5 Star Rating! According [...]

Deluxe Tour Package from El Portal Sedona Hotel

This amazing Sedona vacation package will excite and beguile you.  Start your engines for an exciting two hour jeep tour of the Sedona countryside. An experienced guide takes [...]