The Great Room at El Portal is open from 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Your room key will provide access to the Great Room after hours by using the side door near the goldfish pond. Please help yourself to water and ice at any time.
Should you need extra towels or any other service, please advise innkeepers Steve or Connie Segner or Lynda Bourgeois prior to 9:00 p.m.
If you need emergency assistance after hours, call 928.282.3502 or for a medical assistance dial 911.
There are so many things to do during your Sedona visit. No matter what your interests are, you’re sure to find lots of choices here, and we’re happy to make all your arrangements for you.
Take a guided jeep tour through spectacular terrain, then enjoy a secluded picnic on the banks of Oak Creek. Learn about sacred Native American places and traditions as you hike Sedona’s back country with a knowledgeable guide. Or take a horseback ride to a cowboy cook-out as the sun sets behind the hills. Or how about a gourmet picnic on the rim of the Grand Canyon with your own personal guide?
There are one-day floating trips that pass between magnificent soaring cliffs in Glen Canyon – or for some really serious adventure travel, you can experience 35 miles of rapids on a one-day whitewater rafting trip on the Colorado River. Back on dry land, you can ride the rails tracing the historic round trip between Clarkdale and Perkinsville, or travel by steam engine to the Grand Canyon on a vintage locomotive.
Get up early and watch the sunrise as you soar with the eagles in a hot air balloon over breathtaking red rock vistas, followed by a champagne picnic. Or forget the scenery for awhile and devote yourself instead to a luxurious day of spa treatments. There are so many options, these are just a few. Let us make all the arrangements for your stay with us here in Sedona. Contact the inn for more details.
Breakfast and Afternoon Snacks:
Jeffrey Herbig, our Executive Chef, prepares a gourmet breakfast every morning from
8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. as well as light afternoon snacks from 4:00 P.M. to 5:30 P.M.
If you have special dietary requirements, please let Jeffrey know and we will do our best to
prepare a meal that meets your needs.
Each room has a direct phone line with an extension and we do not charge for most long
Night Emergency Number 282.3502
|Room #1 928-203-9404 Ext. 11
Room #2 928-203-9404 Ext. 12
Room #3 928-203-9404 Ext. 13
Room #4 928-203-9404 Ext. 14
Room #5 928-203-9404 Ext. 15
Room #6 928-203-9404 Ext. 16
Room #7 928-203-9404 Ext. 17
Room #8 928-203-9404 Ext. 18
Room #9 928-203-9404 Ext. 19
Room #10 928-203-9404 Ext. 20
Room #11 928-203-9404 Ext. 21
Room #12 928-203-9404 Ext. 22
Dinner Res. 928-203-9405Ext. 23
Kitchen 928-203-4942 Ext. 25
Main Office 928-203-9405Ext. 26
Office fax 928-203-9401
Great Room 928-203-9404 Ext. 10
Steve's cell 928-274-4631
Each room has high-speed broadband cable access. There is a cable hook-up in each room. If you need assistance, please ask and we will be glad to help.
Our housekeeping staff will clean your room each day. In an effort to conserve precious water and energy, we will routinely change your linens every third day, unless you request otherwise. Thank you for helping us to conserve resources..
Tips for servers and cleaning staff are very much appreciated.
El Portal is pet friendly. We ask that your pet be courteous to the other guests and their pets. There is a special “pet potty” area (ask for location). We will be happy to provide you with bags so that you can pick up after your pet. We have special pet blankets to protect the bedding and furnishings. Please inquire with the innkeepers. Kindly do not leave your pet unattended in the room or on the patios.
El Portal is a Non-Smoking Inn
Guests of El Portal have full access to Los Abrigados pool, grounds and spa facilities. They have an excellent gym and the best spa in Sedona.
Experience a Swedish massage in the comfort of El Portal. Swedish massage consists of long gliding strokes, varying pressure to relax and relieve achs and pains. Massage has many benefits such as increasing the body's circulation, working out muscle spasms and revitalizing you from the outside in. One hour: $100.00, one hour and a half: $150.00. See the front desk for more details.
Please let us know if you need reservations for dinner in Sedona. We will be glad to give you some of our local choices and recommendations on their specialties.
Some suggestions include: for Casual Dining - Oak Creek Grill & Brewery at Tlaquepaque and The Sports Bar at Los Abrigados. For fine dining you might consider Rene’s at Tlaquepaque, Joey’s Bistro at Los Abrigados and Dahl & De Luca’s (Italian cuisine) with two locations in West Sedona and the Village of Oak Creek.
Grand Canyon Day Trip:
El Portal is the perfect base from which to visit the Grand Canyon. We recommend that you leave early (we will prepare breakfast for you). Take Hwy. 89A to Cameron, then left and follow the signs. There are many interesting stops you can make along the way and you will miss most of the crowds. You will end up at the south rim. For your return, take Hwy. 40 to 89A and back to Sedona. The round trip should take no more than eight hours and that leaves plenty of time for sightseeing.
Things To Do In Sedona:
There are many ways to experience Sedona— jeep trips, horseback pack trips, hikes, full-day excursions and much more. Please ask Lynda, Steve or Connie for assistance in arranging your adventure. Click here for our page of Things to Do in Sedona.
History of El Portal:
El Portal is sited on a historic lot next to the oldest building in Sedona.
When we bought the lot, the plot plan showed power sources and water flows going through the property. In asking about it, we found that the original owner lived in a rock house on the property, and he was famous for divining (looking for things under ground using a branch or twig). This Sedona pioneer chose this sight because of its power and was planning to open an institute for divining.
In keeping with the natural essence of this unique site, El Portal is constructed of handmade adobe bricks and natural plasters. No paints were used to achieve the colored effects in each room. Woods are natural, reclaimed juniper, oak and pine. Flooring and bathrooms are natural stone.
The construction of El Portal took two years to re-create this authentic 1910-adobe hacienda. And authentic it is - down to the doorknobs, antique heater grills and registers, period lighting fixtures, leaded glass inserts and handmade art tiles. We searched for the finest old world craftsmen including master masons and ironwork and woodwork artisans to create the finishing touches that you see all around you.
Most of the antique furnishings were collected over the years by Steve and Connie, original creations including Tiffany, Frank Lloyd Wright, Warren Hile, Stickley, Rembrandt, Handel, Limbert, Roycroft and Mackintosh originals. The duvet covers bed linens and draperies have been custom made for El Portal according to antique patterns, styles and materials. In cases where antiques could not be found we commissioned artists to create special pieces that would add interest and contrast to the rooms.Interior design by Lynda Bourgeois. All twelve luxury suites are designed with different furnishings and color pallets, each reflecting a specific vintage style.
We wanted to build an exceptional luxury inn. A hacienda where strangers are welcomed like family, a retreat where you can enjoy the serene, ageless spirit of Sedona in historic yet luxurious surroundings.
It is our hope that you find peace and pleasure at El Portal.
Steve and Connie