Campground Review Summary
- Name: The Portal RV Resort
- Dates of stay: September 13-20, 2018
- Location: 1261 North Highway 191
- Type of campground: Private / Independent
- Cost: $82/night
- Additional fees: none
- Stay limit: none
- Accepts mail / packages: yes
- Cell reception: ATT OK reception
- Website: http://www.portalrvresort.com
- Pros: Great amenities and location
- Cons: expensive
After Archview RV resort screwed up our reservation, we had to scramble to make alternate arrangements in the Moab area. Luckily we were able find last minute availability at this very nice resort, just outside of town. The facility consists of two parts: a campground side and a “resort” side. The campground side has typical gravel sites and hookups, while the resort side, which we booked into, consists of privately-owned RV concrete sites and casitas.
The Resort concrete RV pads are gi-normous and beautifully landscaped. It has to be the largest paved pad we’ve had so far. The full hookups work great, and the cable TV is crystal clear and includes dozens of channels. Wifi is provided, but we are too far away from the office for the signal to be usable. Our ATT signal is adequate, and our satellite TV works fine here. Our site happened to come with a picnic table and benches, these amenities vary according to what the owner provides.
We just happened to land right across from the resort-side pool and bath house, which are restricted to resort guests only. The bathroom and showers – OMG! They rank right up there with Best Bathroom Ever, with gorgeous sinks and large tumbled stone showers. I feel like I’m at a spa facility. The pool and hot tub are nicely functional and rarely busy. The campground side has a pool under construction which should be completed this season. Other amenities include a small gym, playground, fenced dog run, koi pond, swimming pond, and clubhouse.
The location is great – just outside of Moab and convenient to Arches and Canyonlands National Parks as well as all of the mountain bike and 4-wheeling trails. The amenities are fabulous and the setting is beautiful. The only downside is the price. The base price is $71.50/night plus $10.50/night in taxes! As far as I can tell, they don’t participate in any of the discount programs either. It is one of the most expensive resorts we’ve stayed at, but sometimes you get what you pay for. We looked at other RV resorts in the area, and this one was the nicest by far — and frankly, they weren’t all that much cheaper.
Bottom Line: Expensive, but I’ll pay it to get the awesome location and amenities.