El Portal Hotel

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htabor on March 8, 2009

The hotel sits in a quiet in-town neighborhood (the post office and a laundromat are across the street). Originally the Seaburg European Hotel (the largest hotel in New Mexico when built) from 1914, the El Portal contains original WPA murals showing New Mexico scenes on the walls, a lobby with a potted-palm-and-easy-chair ambiance, and a classic breakfast cafe attached.

htabor on January 18, 2013

Sadly, the hotel was completely destroyed by fire in 2012.

adoverboy2 on July 21, 2013

Hi htabor,It sounded like a very appealing hotel to visit, thanks for sharing the info,It was sad to read your second post, but thanks for the update.

htabor on July 21, 2013

Yeah, Doverboy. It was quite appealing, in an early 20th-century travel kind of way. A great antidote to the square-box-beside-the-Interstate overnight places....of which Raton has a few.

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