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Portal Peak Lodge

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Columbia, Missouri
Reviewed 13 September 2014

The rooms are pretty basic. Apparently (by reading other reviews) there are some differences. My room had in-room coffee and a microwave, but no refrigerator (might be worth asking if one is available if you need a refrigerator). The wifi was surprisingly good. It is clean, and yes, it is aging, but is in good repair. The bed was comfortable....

1Thank Edge W
Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 21 May 2014

Basic comfortable rooms with restaurant service for dinner and breakfast. Good place to stay for hiking and birding in the unique Sky Island mountains of SE Arizona. Clean, restaurant has good basic food and service is thoughtful. No pool, but real bathtubs. Wish I'd had a refrigerator in my room. You'll hear early risers because of the layout and wood...

Thank patriciaroseogden
Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 10 May 2014

We spent 5 nights at this hotel with a birding group. This is the only place in a remote area where you can stay and also be fed. The rooms are very basic, but the beds are comfortable and it is clean. The food was better than we expected.

1Thank RuthMett
Reviewed 7 May 2014

Birders don't really need luxury. We are used to roughing it a bit. But most of us pay real attention to detail and notice when the room needs a little help. The rooms are indeed pretty basic. That is OK. But when the sheets are so old that they are practically transparent maybe it is time to retire them. A...

1Thank rbgrcatraveler
Reviewed 21 March 2014 via mobile

We loved the setting of the Portal Peak Lodge and the room met all our needs. It does feel like a bit of a flashback experience but the frig and microwave were nice additions. I can't really overstate how isolated this place is. The restaurant and store have limited hours and vary greatly with the season. I would highly recommend...

1Thank jimboa68
Reviewed 16 March 2014

Great location for your birding experience in Portal. Very nice service, but the rooms are old and very basic. For the money they charge one can expect a bit more. Be sure to visit the restaurant, the food is really good there.

1Thank joniec
Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 11 March 2014

the rooms are all the same. they are comfortable, with 2 beds, a table, 2 chairs, alarm clock and small bathroom. the rooms are very clean. the walls are thin, but usually everyone goes to bed early because there's nothing to do after dark and no tvs in the rooms, so it's quiet for sleeping. the wall unit for heat...

2Thank whomever
Tucson, Arizona
Reviewed 2 March 2014

Portal, AZ and Cave Creek Canyon are worth the visit! The Portal Peak Cafe and Store and Employees are great--so friendly and nice. They also have a nice wine selection in the store. And, it is a great birding spot. We saw a rufous hummingbird first thing. The accommodations are just average...they are clean but are really only a place...

3Thank zenhayley
Reviewed 18 October 2013

For the third year in a row the people at PPLC made our large group feel comfortable and welcome. Yes it's quirky and a bit weathered but the kindness of its staff and their deep desire to please more than make up for it. That and the awe inspiring setting.

1Thank Susan M
Reviewed 2 June 2013

We were in the area to visit the canyon which is beautiful and fascinating. This is a very isolated place and you have to pretty take what you can get. We had tried to stay at two other places in the area but they offered very few rooms and were full by the time we made our plans. That left...

1Thank Dianne T

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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 

Additional Information about Portal Peak Lodge

Address: 2358 Rock House Rd, Portal, AZ 85632
Region: United States > Arizona > Portal
Price Range: $85 - $111 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 16
Also Known As:
Portal Peak Hotel Portal
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“It was nice having a picnic table to sit on outside the room.”
 of 5 bubbles 990merryg, 11 Sep 2016 | Read review
“If you go between late May and the end of September you may want to bring a small fan with you”
 of 5 bubbles JeanneA284, 6 Jun 2016 | Read review
“First time customer!!”
  • Gorgeous mountain views just minutes up the road
  • Spring showers bring May flowers----
  • The Chiricahua National forest view form Portal Road (Looking South)
  • The Chiricahua National forest view form Portal Road (Looking North)
 of 5 bubbles LadyHawke714, 17 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Maybe bring your own instant coffee if that is important to you.”
 of 5 bubbles WilliamK42, 26 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Lodge is a little hard to find at night as there is not alot of lights in the area.. just note it's behind the General Store on the left.”
 of 5 bubbles kenaroo, 5 Jan 2015 | Read review
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