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Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Reviewed 22 July 2016

Rooms with 2 beds are quite spacious. Bed acceptable and the place was clean even if it is a little old. Owners are country folk and try very hard and being good hosts. For value for money for 1 night I was happy

Thank BrisbaneNewDad
Margate, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 July 2016

we stayed here for the second night of our road trip, the owners were really nice and welcoming, whilst the rooms are a tad dated now and could do with a makeover it really doesn't matter as they are still comfortable and great value. lots of nice places in town for dinner and a great diner for breakfast, would definitely...

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Henderson, Nevada
Reviewed 24 June 2016 via mobile

Very very nice owner and staff. The motel was very clean and although old decor and room, the bed was new and comfortable, linen and towels clean and fresh. TV was new For location it is perfectly fine and nice. Owners indicated upgrades are forthcoming for many of the rooms I will stay here again.

1Thank ratsmartin
Reviewed 6 May 2016

El Portal Motel is an old Motel - oldest in Beatty and the owners, Brook and her husband were so welcoming and friendly. We only stayed one night as a stop over to Death Valley - but it is a great place to use as a base to visit the Nation Park and is excellent value to money (you could...

1Thank Gavin02
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.

2Thank escapadeshalom
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 9 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...

Thank Maxine S
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.

Thank BetsyThacher
Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 4 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.

Thank Paul T
Spearfish, South Dakota
Reviewed 21 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...

3Thank thereasa k
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,...

1Thank tap61

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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: RM359 - RM412 (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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