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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Catalina is beautiful. First a nice boat ride from long beach, then a shock by the beauty, the turquoise waters and colorful fish. It's like going to another country. The price of everything was very reasonable. I've spent a whole lot more, for a whole lot less in other places. We stayed at villa portofino and I will highly recommend... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Room was clean, Fireplace you had to play with the switch to get it to work. Reported it they said to wiggle the switch until it works. Private patio was not. Did not replace the coffee, or toilet paper had to go down to office or call. stayed 3 nights. Would stay at a another hotel if we go back... More 

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Eugene, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a great first impression when we checked in! We arrived about 11:30 a.m. and wanted to park our bags while we walked around. We were quite surprised to find out we could check in early. We were initially going to be put on the 2nd floor. Since there were no elevators we asked if we could stay on the... More 

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Encinitas, California
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5 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 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 April 16, 2015

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 April 6, 2015

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

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 April 2, 2015

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 March 30, 2015

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

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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