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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.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 8 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...

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Fullerton
Reviewed 7 April 2016

Our room at El Portal was more spacious than fresh, and it turned out to be compatible with a Death Valley visit. Very clean, just a bit tired due to the wood paneling, etc., décor. It was quiet, simple, and comfortable. Bed was excellent. Many good suggestions were offered for restaurants, but not for vegetarians.

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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 3 April 2016

We fled a horrific sandstorm in Death Valley and snagged their last room here--glad of it. Our room was clean, very spacious, comfortable. The carpet is rather tired, but other than that, it was a good find, featuring caring hosts and comfort.

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Spearfish, South Dakota
Reviewed 20 March 2016

The owner was extremely friendly, super helpful with local restaurant choices and trail choices into Death Valley. The 'historical queen suite' we stayed in wasn't much special, but did make for a comfy returning point after long days exploring the valley. Could use a new stronger shower head, but helped to remind me to conserve water in the desert. The...

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Sacramento
Reviewed 14 March 2016

We were able to book a room at the last minute as our previous plans did not work out. Brooke was friendly and accommodating - I think we learned more about the hotel and area in the first 5 minutes of our stay than we could have on any website. The room was basic with two beds, a simple bathroom,...

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Derwood, Maryland
Reviewed 11 March 2016

We stayed three nights in El Portal, a family owned motel, while visiting Death Valley National Park, Owners could not be more helpful and friendly, Room was clean and serviced with thirsty towels daily, Great shower! Wifi was good. Refrigerator and microwave in each room, We liked parking the car directly in front of our room. Beatty has several good...

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2Thank Marianne1017
Las Vegas, Nevada
Reviewed 10 March 2016

Very friendly staff, they went out of their way to make a room available, during a very busy weekend. They provided great information for traveling in the area on and off the beaten path. I would stay here again.

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Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 26 February 2016

The room is maintained very well. It was quiet and comfortable. Aaron and Brooke were very nice hosts. We would definitely stay there again. It may seem strange to give it an overall 4 star rating with 5 stars on each of the specific categories. However, people need to know that this is not a fancy, upscale place. It is...

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Las Vegas, Nevada
Reviewed 23 February 2016

The motel is small and family owned. The staff was friendly and helpful. they provided maps and information. The room was basic, clean, had a nice TV, wireless, small refrigerator (we needed to plug it in upon arrival) small microwave. two double beds, fairly comfortable. We needed to call to the main office to get ice. The heaters and a/c...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Pool
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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
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
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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: €62 - €86 (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.”
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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.”
 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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