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Hotel Villa Portofino

#5 of 21 Hotels in Avalon
Certificate of Excellence
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111 Crescent Avenue, PO Box 127, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Spent one night here in early August with our family of four. The hotel was clean and organized. The room was functional in a nice way. This hotel doesn't have many frills, but the management is doing a good job. Staff were helpful and flexible (for example letting us keep beach towels even after checkout). Our room overlooked the street... More 

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Redwood City, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We wanted to spend 3 nights on the island, as part of a birthday vacation. We had never been before and didn't realize the challenges of finding a room in August. This was a lucky break, as almost everywhere else was fully booked. The hotel is well located at the end of the "boardwalk" area, and walking distance to all... More 

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Glendale, California
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Hotel Villa Portofino is at the end of the boardwalk in Avalon, before you start down the path to the Casino Ballroom. It is a newer hotel, very clean, with nice and professional staff. Extra towels and chairs are stacked near the office in case you need to take some on your way to the beach. The picture above is... More 

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

On behalf of our entire staff, I would like to thank you for staying with us in June. Our beautiful property is actually over 30 years new, and we do take great care in keeping The Hotel Villa Portofino in great shape. WE look forward to your next visit. John LaFleur, General Manager More 

Orange, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I honeymooned in Avalon back in 1976! We have been returning to Avalon as often as we can ever since. We love the atmosphere, it's like going back in time when things were simpler. About 10 or 12 years ago we discovered Villa Portofino. Our first stay was for an anniversary celebration so we stayed in one... More 

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

On behalf of our entire staff, we would like to thank you for your continued return visits to our property. We so appreciate tour comments, and look forward to welcoming you back. Please donot hesitate to contact me on your next request. John LaFleur, General Manager. More 

Fort Worth, Texas
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful staff, very helpful and accommodating. Room was on ground level, very convenient and accessible. Older property with updates, but clean and it ads to the charm. Continental breakfast was great with fresh berries and croissants, juice, coffee, etc. Awesome private deck upstairs overlooking harbor and beach.

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

Thank you for staying with us! We are happy that you've enjoyed our property & wonderful views from upstairs sundeck! We try our best to ensure our lovely guests have the best experience. :-) Hopefully, we'll get to welcome you back to the island again. More 

Clovis, California
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51 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Recently stayed here with my wife and 2 other couples for a couples retreat. We booked 3 rooms, and we got the Villa D' Este suite. Nice ocean view from the living area. Opened the glass slider for a nice breeze. Table right there accomodated 6 for card games, but had to borrow 2 chairs from other rooms. Rooms were... More 

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

Our entire staff thanks you for staying with us! Way to go on making the most of your island experience! Playing cards, walking around & enjoying the beach & downtown-- sounds like you guys hit all the right spots! :-) July & August are 2 busiest months out of the year for Avalon & unfortunately foot / golf cart traffic... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Going into it, we knew that all regular rooms at any hotel in Catalina would be smaller than a chain hotel so we were not upset at the room size upon arrival. We were hardly in the room so it was just right for us. You can't beat the location of this hotel! The staff were all super friendly and... More 

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

Our entire staff would like to thank you for staying with us! We are happy you've enjoyed our property & continental breakfast & "famous" sundeck upstairs! We apologize for the noise outside-- we do try our best to keep hotel's atmosphere relaxed & quiet, so that you have the best possible Catalina experience! Thank you again & we hope to... More 

San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Hotel is in a great location right across street from water, in the middle of all the shopping an restaurants, close to beach club that's down past casino, really beautiful hotel and awesome view, nice terrace overlooking bay, great staff, very helpful and friendly, great stay!

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

Thank you staying with us on your recent visit to Avalon. I will pass along your comments to our Staff. We appreciate your review, and welcome the chance to have you stay with us again. John La Fleur, General Manager More 

La Quinta, California
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36 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

We came over to enjoy the island's beauty, activities and just quiet romantic views from our accommodation. It was our first trip here so I scoured over the hotel offerings that included ocean front. This hotel is located at the opposite end of the boat landing and after staying here it was a very pleasant surprise to have such quietness... More 

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

We Thank you for staying with us when you came to Catalina-- I will foward your comments to our staff. Hope to see you back on the Island soon. John La Fleur, General Manager. More 

Vancouver, BC
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16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

I am looking forward to returning to this amazing hotel. The staff are so welcoming, and they really provide excellent service. We enjoyed to quiet rooftop, and complimentary breakfast. The location is perfect. Couldn't ask for anything more.

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

We are very appreciative of your comments and your enjoyment of our property. We do look forward to welcoming you back to Catalina. John La Fleur, General Manager More 

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