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El Portal Motel

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This small motel is "ok" for a short stay. We spend 1 night there when visiting Death Valley. The room is very basic, but is clean. The decor should be renovated. The air climat work bit is very noisy. There is a fridge and a microwave in the room. The women at the front desk was very kind and gave...

Thank Renald F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We showed up so late and the lady at the registration was so nice and informative! There are lots of travel pamphlets that help navigate around. The rooms were also quite nice. Make sure to ask them about any attractions or places you are thinking about going. They will have great suggestions and ways to get their. One fact is...

Thank Onyx R
Manchester, UK
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

We stayed here for 2 nights in April. We'd booked a room online well before but when we arrived Aaron who was in charge kindly allowed us to select a room we preferred. We went for 17, which was massive with2 queens. Aaron the guy who runs this place is so kind and helpful. Very charming and full of great...

Thank JCSpenno
Middleton, Wisconsin
Reviewed 6 April 2017

The room we stayed in was large and notably clean. Mini-fridge included. The proprietor was friendly and had lots of good suggestions about local eateries. The rates are one third the cost of the expensive hotels within Death Valley. The room and the beds are a conspicuously dated, but Beatty is a remote location, so guest expectations need to be...

Thank Michael D
Grand Terrace, California
Reviewed 1 April 2017

We spent 2 nights here for our visit to Death Valley. Reminds me of the serviceable non-chain motels that used to be everywhere and now are rare finds. Room was large, bed comfortable, bathtub and shower near perfect, free internet, TV, and parking right next to the room, no resort fee. Small refrigerator and microwave were all we needed for...

Thank Kitty S
Reviewed 29 March 2017

Owner very helpful and personable. Facility clean and adequate. However, for folks who might be concerned with security be advised that there is no chain on the door, no deadbolt, and the only lock is a cheap, conventional in-doorknob lock that one might find on a bathroom door. No coffee maker, no ice machine, no hair dryer.

Thank winshoppe
Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 9 March 2017

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.

1Thank sycha
Nottingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 February 2017

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 16 February 2017

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...

1Thank 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.

1Thank Escapethecold3

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  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • 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: €67 - €81 (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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