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El Portal Motel

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Newton, Utah
Reviewed 9 September 2016

El Portal makes me remember the old, faded-color travel reels they used to show us in grade school. Basic motel, functional, clean, and no-frills. WiFi is good. Service is polite. While the motel is on Main street, it is not the principle road through town, so traffic noise is very minimal.

1Thank Eugene B
Stockholm, Sweden
Reviewed 31 August 2016

A very warm welcome with good explanations of what there was to do around and other suggestions. A really big and pleasant room. As a gateway to Death Valley, it is somewhat on the "wrong side" of the main attractions, but the hour's drive was still worth it. No breakfast though.

1Thank Michael O
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Our family stayed in a triple queen bedded room for one night on our way to Yosemite, and thought it was great value for money. The owners were very friendly, welcoming and helpful. The room was a little dated but spacious and clean, though the aircon struggled to keep the large room cool. The rest of the family used the...

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Flagstaff, Arizona
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

I had stayed here in a very old room 11 years ago. It fit my road trip and I was accommodated in a somewhat newer building last night. Brooke was very welcoming and eager to please. There was a NO VACANCY sign posted, but not many cars present. I questioned her about this; she explained the two story building is...

Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Reviewed 22 July 2016

Rooms with 2 beds are quite spacious. Bed acceptable and the place was clean even if it is a little old. Owners are country folk and try very hard and being good hosts. For value for money for 1 night I was happy

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Margate, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 July 2016

we stayed here for the second night of our road trip, the owners were really nice and welcoming, whilst the rooms are a tad dated now and could do with a makeover it really doesn't matter as they are still comfortable and great value. lots of nice places in town for dinner and a great diner for breakfast, would definitely...

Thank rjpontour
Henderson, Nevada
Reviewed 24 June 2016 via mobile

Very very nice owner and staff. The motel was very clean and although old decor and room, the bed was new and comfortable, linen and towels clean and fresh. TV was new For location it is perfectly fine and nice. Owners indicated upgrades are forthcoming for many of the rooms I will stay here again.

1Thank ratsmartin
Reviewed 6 May 2016

El Portal Motel is an old Motel - oldest in Beatty and the owners, Brook and her husband were so welcoming and friendly. We only stayed one night as a stop over to Death Valley - but it is a great place to use as a base to visit the Nation Park and is excellent value to money (you could...

1Thank Gavin02
Albany, Oregon
Reviewed 4 May 2016

A family owned motel that is clean and comfortable. Thought the building is older, the room I was clean and kept up very well. I enjoyed a new mattress and freshly remodeled bathroom. I am very thankful for being accommodated with my travels schedule and not having to use this big name motel down the street.

2Thank escapadeshalom
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 9 April 2016 via mobile

We stayed here at the end of March after visiting Death Valley. El Portal is only about a 40 min drive from the visitor center of Death Valley. Check in went very smoothly, Brooke is very warm and friendly and made us feel right at home. El Portal Motel is spread out a little bit but you can park in...

Thank Maxine S

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  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
El Portal Motel is located in Beatty Nevada just outside Death Valley National Park (only 8 miles away) making it an ideal location to rest up from your daily adventures at the park. Located two blocks from Hwy 95 makes it easy to find and proves to have less traffic giving you a quiet and restful stay. Our Motel is a small cozy Motel that has been Family owned and operated since 1958. We are mostly known for our location, reliable customer service, friendly and informative staff and quiet and clean area. If you are traveling to Death Valley National Park, this motel is a must stop. Too hot? No worries, take a dip in our pool! With your immediate needs taken care of, rest assured this is the right place to stay. ... more   less 

Additional Information about El Portal Motel

Address: 420 West Main St, Beatty, NV 89003
Region: United States > Nevada > Beatty
Price Range: $112 - $115 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
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“Rooms 17-21 are in a separate area, probably more quiet.”
KittyS837, 1 Apr 2017 | Read review
“the rooms should all be comparable, it only matters how many beds you need. Its a quiet street in a quiet town.”
bigbluecows, 10 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Room 8 has a walk-in shower with a low threshold for those who have trouble with the bath-tub showers.”
61eugeneb, 8 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Bring your own hair dryer and don't plan on finding a coffee maker --bring a container for using in the microwave if you want hot water.”
BetsyThacher, 7 Apr 2016 | Read review
“All one ground level. Our room near road but very quiet.”
JaniceL601, 23 Feb 2016 | Read review
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