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Portal Peak Lodge

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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...

1Thank 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...

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...

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...

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...

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!

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...

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!

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)...

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...

1Thank 408cheryllb

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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 85632-9950
Region: United States > Arizona > Portal
Price Range: $91 - $119 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 16
Also Known As:
Portal Peak Hotel Portal
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“It was nice having a picnic table to sit on outside the room.”
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”
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)
LadyHawke714, 17 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Maybe bring your own instant coffee if that is important to you.”
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.”
kenaroo, 5 Jan 2015 | Read review
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