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El Portal Motel

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Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice room, rustic and clean. Quiet. Small fridge and microwave. No coffee maker. Very close to several unusual attractions. Practical and inexpensive stay for those on a budget and on their way to or from Death Valley.

Thank sycha
Nottingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an ideal stop to visit Death Valley. Beatty is an interesting little town and the hotel is well situated. My room was right at the front and contained 3 big beds (I was travelling alone)! It was clean and comfortable and better than most motels I have stayed in. The managers (owners?) were pleasant and helpful, despite a...

Thank Dave H
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

There is a real shortage of lodging at Death Valley National Park, so most lodging is outside the park boundaries. El Portal is an older property, inexpensive, but well maintained. Not loaded with amenities, but it was a good home base for long days in the park. You're near the Rhyolite ghost town, a great place for night photography. You...

Thank Alan T
Henrietta, New York
Reviewed 27 January 2017

El Portal is something like 4th generation owned. Don't let the outside fool you inside is a very large room with refrig. Things are a little old but very clean and well managed. It is also right on the road to Death Valley. A great location. Don't expect high end. Expect clean, comfortable and convenient. I would stay there again.

Thank Escapethecold3
Mentor, Ohio
Reviewed 10 January 2017

Travelling through Nevada and California this week, we stayed at multiple properties. This stop outside Death Valley was my favorite of the week. It was a basic motor lodge, don't get me wrong, but it was clean, well-maintained and service was excellent. What more can you ask for? Beatty is a small town, but we were directed to food, gas,...

1Thank bigbluecows
Reviewed 9 January 2017

Family friendly service. Rooms are clean and large. Service was excellent. Price was great. Could not be happier with this Model. Excellent plays to stay when visiting Death Valley National Park. Highly recommended.

1Thank Jarom B
Angmering, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

We stayed at the this wonderful motel on our visit to Death Valley. We arrived late afternoon and it was already a chilly evening, but the welcome we received certainly warmed us. The lady was friendly and showed me what was what in the room. The rooms are large with comfortable beds, good shower, microwave and small fridge there is...

Thank Mark W
Reviewed 12 December 2016

We loved our stay here! It was nice and clean with comfortable beds. The owners we very friendly and helpful, with places to eat and information about the area! I highly recomend staying here! Thanks El Portal

1Thank Tammy C
Denton, Texas
Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

Very happy with the el portal motel. The room is dated (which im fine with,) and it is very nice and clean. The beds are also comfortable!! The office staff was friendly snd accommodating as well. I will stay here again next time, and would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone looking for a clean and comfortable place in beatty!!

3Thank Brennan D
Florence, Arizona
Reviewed 4 November 2016

Enjoyed our stay at El Portal where the managers were very helpful. The room was quite large and clean. Having muliple sensitivies, I very much appreciated that there were no heavy cleaning chemicals odors. Even the bedding was relatively chemical free. When we had auto problems, they went out of their way to help us out. They helped us pick...

2Thank AuntFrahn

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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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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: ₹ 5,229 - ₹ 6,078 (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.”
 of 5 bubbles 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.”
 of 5 bubbles 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.”
 of 5 bubbles BetsyThacher, 7 Apr 2016 | Read review
“All one ground level. Our room near road but very quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles JaniceL601, 23 Feb 2016 | Read review
“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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