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Hotel Villa Portofino

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111 Crescent Avenue, PO Box 127, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
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Hotel Villa Portofino
Ranked #5 of 20 Hotels in Avalon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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Ottawa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very nice hotel with very good staff and service. We encounters some very noisy patrons late one evening, who were keeping us awake. When we informed the hotel manager, he switched us to a larger room which was much quieter. This was exceptionally nice and more than we expected. We also found the continental breakfast to be... More 

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Perth, Australia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Villa Portofino provides complimentary taxi vouchers to and from ferry terminal. Also included in room rate is wifi; continential breakfast; reservation of ferry tickets. Standard room is small but sun deck and vicinity to shops, Avalon Bay, Casino, and restaurants makes it an ideal location. Unfortunately reception staff did not promote Catalina Islands spots to visit. We checked online and... More 

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Fresno, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here for 3 days for Christmas. Hotel is a little old but that was okay. A lot of hotels on Catalina could be considered a little old but they are charming. We stayed in the Miramare suite. It had a balcony, fireplace and small refrigerator. This would be considered a standard hotel room on the mainland but it's... More 

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Crestline
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Just stayed their again 4 nights over Thanksgiving. We always stay here when we come to Catalina. Yes the queen room is very small, but it suits our needs for Catalina. We love hanging out on the sundeck. This time, it wasn't opened at 10am on 2 of the days we were there. We had to go out and take... More 

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San Francisco, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

The Villa Portofino is on the main road, but closer to the casino, which means it was quieter at night and during the day. We were here during low season so we didn't have to struggle with many tourists and the noise level was manageable. The room itself was older and outdated (orange faux- marble walls covering the entire bathroom),... More 

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

We would like to Thank you for staying with us this past week. Every comment that our guests make, are important to us, as we strive to provide the best in accommodations and service. The Spanish tiled bathroom, has always received compliments, and the furniture in Portofino Suite was just recently updated. We hope we will have the opportunity to... More 

Kansas City, Missouri
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This hotel is a quaint boutique CA beach style hotel. The rooms are basic but clean. The property seems family run and the staff I encountered were helpful. We had dinner at the Italian restaurant on the property and sat on the patio with a great view of the sun setting over the mountain.

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

We appreciate you choosing The Hotel Villa Portofino for your visit to Catalina. Your comments will be shared with the Staff, and we hope you stay with us again. John La Fleur, General Manager. More 

San Diego, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We had such an amazing time at Hotel Villa Portofino. The staff was professional, helpful and certainly TOP NOTCH! The grounds are clean and quaint and the roof top was such a lovely addition to our entertainment on the Island. You are also allowed to store your luggage easily while waiting for a room or your departure. The rooms are... More 

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

We appreciate your visiting our hotel on your last visit to Catalina. I will pass along to our staff your positive comments about your experience and look forward to your return trip to the Hotel Villa Portofino. John La Fleur, General Manager. More 

Encinitas, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Excellent! The reviews were great and I agree! I had never been to Catalina Island and wanted to do a quick getaway from San Diego. We booked the room with Zula who helped us with our room choice, the boat from Dana Point, and the taxi from the boat to the hotel, which are both round trip, which are all... More 

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

We appreciate your comments regarding your recent stay with us. I will pass along your comments to the entire front office staff. We hope that we will get the opportunity to welcome you back to The Hotel Villa Portofino soon. John La Fleur, General Manager More 

Williamsport, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Awesome! Very quaint, European-styled, hotel. The rooms are arranged around a central courtyard, and built on several levels as the property climbs the hill. It has a rooftop terrace with a spectacular view of the harbor, docks, surrounding hills, and “casino.” The room was nicely appointed, and comfortable; although small. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful. They gave us... More 

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

We would like to thank you for your comments regarding your recent visit to Catalina. I will pass along to our staff, your appreciation of their attention to your needs. We hope you will come visit us again soon. Kind regards, John La Fleur, General Manager. More 

Carlsbad, California, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Stayed in the top suite facing the Marina. We had to keep the French doors closed because of noisy carts & service trucks. Rooms were large. Tacky furniture, bedroom window screen was torn, so couldn't open window. Air conditioner had only one speed...blasting! Outdoor carpeted stairs were very dirty. Pluses? Very friendly office personnel & good scones for bkfst. Location... More 

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

We take every comment that is made to heart. I appreciate you comments about your stay, and would welcome the opportunity to discuss it with you more. Having just completed a remodel of our Suites, I am sorry that your suite did not live up to your expectations. I do wish that you would have brought the air conditioning problem... More 

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Address: 111 Crescent Avenue, PO Box 127, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
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Location: United States > California > Catalina Island > Avalon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 34
Also Known As:
Portofino Hotel Avalon
Hotel Villa Portofino Catalina Island/Avalon, CA
Hotel Style:
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Avalon
#5 Romantic Hotel in Avalon
#6 Family Hotel in Avalon

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