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Salt Lake City
Reviewed 23 February 2016

One thing that is very important to us (and especially my wife) is that the place is clean, and it was. Our room was spacious, even with two queen beds it was not cramped. El Portal Motel is owned and operated by a friendly and very helpful couple. We like to support locally owned businesses. It had wi-fi, a microwave,...

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Oakland, CA
Reviewed 10 February 2016

Beatty is a small town. Has a fun museum. Local Mexican restaurant had good food. We used the motel as a place to drop after hiking. So the lack of amenities was just what was needed. wifi was provided but was very slow.

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Ghent, Belgium
Reviewed 6 February 2016

This a charming place, albeit not in the sense of a romantic hideaway or so. The interior was a bit outdated, the airco was definitely an oldie but at the price we paid, it was one of those places that will stick in our memory! It has its own charm and fits perfectly in the entire Beatty atmosphere. There are...

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Cornelius, North Carolina
Reviewed 21 January 2016 via mobile

Spent wonderful couple days in the Death Valley area. The facilities here were excellent,,, clean, quiet, friendly staff, and competitive rate. Nearby restaurants were fine -- Mel's Diner for breakfast, Denny's for dinner. Will definitely visit and stay again !

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San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
Reviewed 29 December 2015

Great host, very helpful. Big rooms, tacky though. Good heating system. Nice landscape around. Nice dinner for breakfast closeby. Payable at arrival. Free wife. No restaurant, nor bar or any common areas.

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Leesburg, Florida
Reviewed 29 December 2015

We had a large corner room close to the highway, but since this is a very small town there was no highway noise at night. It was beginning to drop into the 30s (we are from Florida) but the two heaters in our room kept us warm. We had a microwave and small refrigerator, a nice plus since there was...

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Cornwall
Reviewed 18 November 2015 via mobile

Stayed here last night on our first stop of our honeymoon road trip. We found the room in great condition very clean and very warm ( a heater provided as there was a storm) Super friendly helpful check in... Plenty of clean towels very comfortable beds nice a quiet, and plenty of hot water..... Would high recommend this as a...

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Palm Bay, Florida
Reviewed 6 November 2015

This is a clean, budget-friendly hotel. It is dated, but that is to be expected at this price, which is exactly the price I was looking for. We paid $61 a night. The air conditioner is a wall unit, and I found it to be quite loud (I normally sleep with earplugs), so I turned it off at night and...

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Managing_Member, Manager at El Portal Motel, responded to this review

Sharon, Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and that you found our staff to be friendly. We're happy to hear you were able to enjoy the local attractions and we appreciate the recommendation to stay here.

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 14 October 2015

Thanks to Trip Advisor I was able to stay at the best hotel in town. In fact the best hotel we stayed in on our 2 week holiday in the U.S. It just didn't have anything wrong with it. It was clean, tidy, Wifi was great, beds were comfortable. It was quiet but was in walking distance of the eateries...

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Managing_Member, Manager at El Portal Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing our motel for your visit to the US. We're happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and felt that you were treated like more than just a number to process. We do our best to create a welcoming experience for all of our guests. Come see us again on your next visit to the...

Gateshead
Reviewed 15 August 2015

If you want a no frills, comfortable, clean motel room whilst visiting the Death Valley region, this will tick all the boxes. Friendly welcome at reception, large clean room with a fridge. Free Wifi worked well. Small pool, ice cold water, perfect for the outdoor temperatures! Really couldn't find fault with this place. Would certainly stay here again if passing...

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Managing_Member, Manager at El Portal Motel, responded to this review

We are very glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We are very happy to hear you enjoyed the pool during your stay as well. We really do pride ourselves in maintaining a clean and comfortable stay for our guests. Please visit us again soon! Thank you for the feedback!

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Pool
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • 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: $94 - $129 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
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“the rooms should all be comparable, it only matters how many beds you need. Its a quiet street in a quiet town.”
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“Room 8 has a walk-in shower with a low threshold for those who have trouble with the bath-tub showers.”
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“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.”
 of 5 bubbles BetsyThacher, 7 Apr 2016 | Read review
“All one ground level. Our room near road but very quiet.”
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“If you are visiting Death Valley in the Spring, book early since the motel had no vacancies while we were there.”
 of 5 bubbles RandyKB, 22 Feb 2016 | Read review
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