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420 West Main St, Beatty, NV 89003
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#1 of 6 hotels in Beatty
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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.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Kids pool
Non-smoking hotel
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Pool / beach towels
Swimming pool toys
Outdoor pool
Shallow end in pool
Fence around pool
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Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
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Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
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Hair dryer
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Kristy wrote a review Apr 2021
Huntsville, Alabama648 contributions93 helpful votes
We stayed here for 4 night while visiting Death Valley. It was a clean, comfortable room. It has a mini refrigerator, freezer and microwave. The water pressure in the shower was amazing. The bed is comfortable but I could feel the springs just a bit. The staff was very friendly. There are several good places to eat in town.
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Date of stay: April 2021
Response from Bobbie O'Dell, Owner at El Portal Motel
Responded 20 Apr 2021
Fantastic! we are so happy to hear you were satisfied with your stay.
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Morgan C wrote a review Mar 2021
Fullerton, California181 contributions30 helpful votes
We stayed here for one night while exploring Death Valley in mid March. We had considered staying in the park but the reviews and the rates convinced us to explore other options. We hadn’t camped in quite a while, and the DVNP campgrounds didn’t look all that inviting, so in the end we opted to make the 45 minute drive up to Beatty. Beatty is a small town and everything is easy to find right off their Main Street. And the El Portal is exactly what you’d picture a small town motel to look like. It was very windy and gusty during the day, so we were so happy just to have a roof over our heads. We checked in and found our room to be clean and spacious, with some nice little touches like finding a strip of toilet paper laid across the seat by housekeeping to assure us it had been cleaned. We felt totally comfortable and had a great night’s sleep! One more note, try the burger and cheesesteak at the VFW, unbelievably good!
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Response from Bobbie O'Dell, Owner at El Portal Motel
Responded 29 Mar 2021
fantastic! we are so pleased that your time here was comfortable. please come again.
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GeddyGolf wrote a review Mar 2021
Salt Lake City, Utah188 contributions47 helpful votes
I can't imagine staying anywhere else when visiting Death Valley. Very nice well maintained motel. It's a little older, however it matches up well if you stayed at a nice Best Western. The value for your dollar is awesome. Great price. Clean rooms, nice bed, and fluffy towels. Plus, the owners are really nice people and very helpful and willing to go the extra mile. My wife requested an extra sheet and they delivered an entire bedding set. Beatty might be a few miles outside Death Valley, however its less than a fourth the price you will spend for staying at an overpriced resort in the park. I can buy a lot of gas with the extra money. Stay at the El Portal you won't be sorry.
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Date of stay: March 2021
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Response from Bobbie O'Dell, Owner at El Portal Motel
Responded 15 Mar 2021
Wowzer! thank you so much for such a fantastic review. Please come visit us again your always welcome.
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Jeff W wrote a review Jan 2021
Springfield, Virginia54 contributions15 helpful votes
We had a very nice, and very quiet stay at the El Portal. Clean, unfussy room. Nice desk staff. Great pizza and beer nearby. All the necessities, at an affordable price. Easy to get to, from any direction. If you're into geocaching, there are several in town, and there's an Adventure Lab in Rhyolite. More good reasons to stay at the El Portal!
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
59GoTravel wrote a review Dec 2020
Washington DC, District of Columbia104 contributions37 helpful votes
When our Inn at Death Valley reservation was canceled due to the California COVID shut down, we were devastated! But this friendly Mom & Pop motel came to our rescue at a tiny fraction of the price. The hotel has a 1950s vibe and the rooms look at bit worn, but ours was clean, very comfortable, equipped with everything we needed, and available! We were very happy with the room and the value. The bed was very comfortable -- not too hard and not too soft -- and the shower pressure was almost too much. It even had in-room coffee, a refrigerator, and a good hair dryer. Everything you'd get at a chain at a very budget friendly price, and unlike a chain, it had personality and you'll remember it. (Stayed 12/26/20) The town is tiny but cute. The motel is right across from the Beatty Museum. We had excellent pizza (really outstanding!) and beer (99 bottles on the wall to choose from) for dinner at the Sourdough Saloon, a couple of blocks away' but if that's not to your liking (or the stink of cigarette smoke at the Saloon is too much for you), there are several other places to eat within an easy walk or drive. Staying in Beatty also gave us a reason to explore Rhyolite before heading into the park the next morning. The Goldwell outdoor art exhibit is a must-see, and the cemetery is pretty amazing too.
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Date of stay: December 2020
Room Tip: The only noise was the ventilation unit. Didn't notice any road noise and we were pretty...
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Frequently Asked Questions about El Portal Motel
Which popular attractions are close to El Portal Motel?
Nearby attractions include Goldwell Open Air Museum (6.2 km), Beatty Museum & Historical Society (0.06 km), and Death Valley Nut & Candy (1.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at El Portal Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at El Portal Motel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
Is parking available at El Portal Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to El Portal Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Mel's Diner, Happy Burro Chili and Beer, and Gema's Wagon Wheel Cafe.
Are there opportunities to exercise at El Portal Motel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is El Portal Motel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 km away from the centre of Beatty.
Are there any historical sites close to El Portal Motel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Bullfrog-Rhyolite Cemetery (6.1 km).
Is El Portal Motel accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.