FABULOUS time in Portal! I feared the worst (we were there for a music week and let me tell you, I've stayed in some pretty down-market locations playing music), but was happily surprised, as the food was very good and the accommodations were much nicer than I thought they'd be. They seem to be upgrading the rooms, from what I can tell. Given the remoteness of Portal and knowing everything has to be trucked in, I was especially pleased with the pizza and the baked goods. The Lodge isn't exactly upscale (try Cave Creek Ranch's Stone Cottage and Ranch House for that) but has everything you need, the housekeeping is good, and it's convenient to the beautiful Coronado National Forest - and there's wifi! (Phone signal is very hit or miss, mainly miss for everyone but Verizon customers, and even that is pretty sketchy.) The staff are friendly and accommodating and cheery. I was sad to say goodbye at the end of the week.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A popular haven for birders, hikers and nature lovers, our family run hotel has 16 comfortable, economical rooms. There are a deck and outside seating area where guests can relax and have a drink, watch the birds, and in the evening sit around the fire. Stop in at our cafe next door for a plate of enchiladas made with local Hatch chiles. For dessert try an espresso and homemade fruit cobbler. We specialize in providing accommodation for birding and other nature groups. For information and reservations call 520 558 2223. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Portal Peak Hotel Portal
- Portal Peak Lodge Arizona