We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Portal Peak Lodge

Show Prices
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
Prices from our online travel partners are not available
We can't find prices for this hotel
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this accommodation, but we can search other options in Portal
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Management photos
Portal Peak Lodge
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"]},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

53 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 52: English reviews
Tucson, Arizona
Reviewed 9 October 2016

This is far from 5-star lodging, but given the location and style of lodging, it is better than average. The bed was comfortable, but if you are picky about pillows, bring your own. The towels and amenities are serviceable. A small refrigerator and microwave is provided along with a single-cup coffee brewer. In addition to the two beds, the room...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Nancy T
Silver City, New Mexico
Reviewed 12 September 2016

I wanted to spend a night in the Chiricahua Mountains and watch the stars under Arizona's darkest skies. I chose the Portal Peak Lodge and was looking forward to sitting outside listening to live music and gazing at the night sky. Unfortunately, this place is run more like a campground than a hotel. The staff is friendly and kindly but...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Merry G
Winterthur, Switzerland
Reviewed 23 August 2016

I stayed here three nights in July. The staff is very friendly and helpful, the room was spacious and an excellent hummingbird feeder was just outside. A bit expensive for the rather basic rooms, but the location is worth the price. The restaurant has a bit a limited choice (you start repeating after the third day), but the food was...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Andre W
Tucson, Arizona
Reviewed 6 June 2016

We went to Portal to hike in the Chiricahua Mountains and maybe see some birds. The tiny town of Portal with its general store and an outside eating area and performance stage is the heart of the the town. Gentle country western music was performed by local artists each night. The birds provided a symphony in the morning. The hiking...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Jeanne A
Garden Grove, California
Reviewed 17 April 2016

Portal Peak Lodge stay was for two nights in April 2016. The room was economical and clean. I rate the comfort of the beds a "7" at best, so if you can bring a FEATHER DOWN comforter to sleep on top of it might add to quality of your stay. The lodge is upgrading the mattresses this year and I...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank LadyHawke714
Tucson, Arizona
Reviewed 30 March 2016

We didn't spend much time in the motel, so we were okay with the basic and simple furnishings. The bathroom sower curtain could be cleaned, on the plus side there was free wifi,a microwave and a small fridge in the room. The store and restaurant staff were friendly! This is a good base for hikers!

 Report
Helpful?
Thank CA C
Kenmore, New York
Reviewed 26 March 2016

We stayed 2 nights ... Tuesday night and Wednesday night. The store and restaurant are not open on Wednesday as well as no housekeeping. We mentioned that we did not have enough coffee for two days ... but they forgot to bring us extra coffee for the second day. So ... we had to drive 10 miles to Rodeo, New...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Paula K
Reviewed 22 March 2016 via mobile

Me and three of my friends stayed at the Portal Peak Lodge while on a motorcycle journey across Arizona. The friendly owners welcomed us, the rooms were clean and quiet, and the food was great. Just what we needed after a 200+ mile day. We will definitely be back!

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Chris N
Sunrise Beach, Missouri
Reviewed 5 November 2015 via mobile

One step above tent camping and one step below staying in an rv. Just the necessities, all rather worn. Bed was not comfortable and sheets and towels frayed. But it was essentially clean and provided a very convenient place to crash after hiking. Winter hours for adjacent cafe are very inconvenient for tourists since they open almost too late (9am)...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank julie m
Las Cruces, New Mexico
Reviewed 16 October 2015

Step back to an earlier time where there isn't a chain store for 50-100 miles. Located in the *very* small community of Portal, the lodge makes a comfortable base for exploring, birding, and hiking a beautiful area. Fancy or frilly it isn't, but if you are happy with simple and clean rooms, a nice deck and access to their cafe...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank 408cheryllb

45 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (45)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (8)
Viewed
Dining (1)
Viewed
View from Room (4)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (2)
Viewed
Bathroom (1)
Viewed
Room/Suite (1)
Viewed
Other (28)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Portal
27.5 km away
Sunglow Ranch - Arizona Guest Ranch and Resort
17.3 km away
D.D. Gamble Guest Lodge
13.5 km away
Mountain Valley Lodge & RV Park
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Things to do
  • Restaurant
Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A popular haven for birders, hikers and nature lovers, our family run hotel has 16 comfortable, economical rooms. There are a deck and outside seating area where guests can relax and have a drink, watch the birds, and in the evening sit around the fire. Stop in at our cafe next door for a plate of enchiladas made with local Hatch chiles. For dessert try an espresso and homemade fruit cobbler. We specialize in providing accommodation for birding and other nature groups. For information and reservations call 520 558 2223. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Portal Peak Lodge

Address: 2358 Rock House Rd, Portal, AZ 85632
Region: United States > Arizona > Portal
Price Range: $92 - $121 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 16
Also Known As:
Portal Peak Hotel Portal
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Portal Peak Lodge staff and other travellers.
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Portal Peak Lodge staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“It was nice having a picnic table to sit on outside the room.”
 of 5 bubbles 990merryg, 11 Sep 2016 | Read review
“If you go between late May and the end of September you may want to bring a small fan with you”
 of 5 bubbles JeanneA284, 6 Jun 2016 | Read review
“First time customer!!”
  • Gorgeous mountain views just minutes up the road
  • Spring showers bring May flowers----
  • The Chiricahua National forest view form Portal Road (Looking South)
  • The Chiricahua National forest view form Portal Road (Looking North)
 of 5 bubbles LadyHawke714, 17 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Maybe bring your own instant coffee if that is important to you.”
 of 5 bubbles WilliamK42, 26 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Lodge is a little hard to find at night as there is not alot of lights in the area.. just note it's behind the General Store on the left.”
 of 5 bubbles kenaroo, 5 Jan 2015 | Read review
5 of 5