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Hotel Villa Portofino

#5 of 20 Hotels in Avalon
Certificate of Excellence
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111 Crescent Avenue, PO Box 127, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
Hotel Villa Portofino
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Encinitas, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just got back after 3 nights here. Let me say that the view from the sun deck and the tables in front of the hotel is the best in Avalon. The hotel itself can make a few improvements to make it a nice place to stay. Number 1: get some nice fluffy towels! The ones we had were like louftas--scratchy... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had no idea where to stay in Avalon and chose Hotel Villa Portofino because of all of the comments about the sun deck. I am so glad I did. While the room was small as others have said, you're not in Avalon to spend time in your hotel room. We enjoyed take away meals with wine every evening on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here on a recent overnight trip to Catalina. The hotel was great, rooms clean, bed comfy, right on the water's edge, and a rooftop patio TO DIE FOR!! A nice bonus feature was a large storage area off of the lobby to store your luggage before and after checkout so you can explore the island without worrying about... More 

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Minnetonka, Minnesota
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8 reviews 8 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great location and ocean view from the rooftop. The room was compact, but clean and with everything you'd need. Rooms vary in size, so ask questions. Great pastries for breakfast. And helpful staff too.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Room wasn't quite as Nice as the pictures and walls are on the thin side but it was clean, location was great and staff was friendly. Nice sundeck and restaurant too. I would consider staying there again.

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Lake Forest, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here for our first visit to Catalina. It was an easy walk from the ferry dock. The staff was friendly and helpful. The room was clean and comfortable. The view from the rooftop deck was spectacular! The breakfast was nothing special, but it was enough to get us going.

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Houston, Texas
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hotel itself is a cute place positioned off of the main street. The room we stayed in had a sliding glass door as it's front door which I found odd and allowed for all of the noise from the guest walking by and children running and jumping on the stairs. Our room was pretty small and often my husband... More 

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Glassboro, New Jersey
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93 reviews 93 reviews
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We rated this place four stars we were very happy with everything very good service very clean and a very unique hotel we will definitely return it we visit Avalon again thank you for everything very nice. I loved the European feel to this place.

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Seattle, Washington
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

It was hot enough that the air conditioner needed to do it's job round the clock. Unfortunately, it is right next to the bed and air flow direction is not adjustable, making a good night's sleep impossible due to intermittent cold air being blow directly on the near-by sleeper. I came down with a cold while staying there for 5... More 

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San Diego, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

This is the second time we have stayed here. First time was for my birthday, and I got the free round-trip ferry ride through Catalina Express and received the birthday special at Hotel Villa Portofino, which included a free bottle of wine for my husband and myself. Second time was recently with my Mom. We were able to reserve first... More 

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HotelVillaPortofino, General Manager at Hotel Villa Portofino, responded to this review

We appreciate your comments regarding your recent trip to Catalina.. I will pass along your accolades to our staff. John La Fleur. General Manager.. More 

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