The Eastern New Mexico News - Serving Clovis, Portales and the Surrounding Communities

Portales hotel caused a stir


May 15, 2019

Bingham Photography of Portales, courtesy of ENMU Special Collections

The front desk of the Cal Boykin Hotel in July 1951: Manager Arthur "Buck" Weinar, and bellhops Bob Sollock and Harry Jordan.

Portales' first skyscraper - in my lifetime known as the Plains Hotel and the Portales Inn, but sadly empty since the 1990s - recently received an extensive renovation. It has reopened as the Best Western Plus Portales Inn at 223 W. Second St.


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