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Hotel Villa Portofino

#5 of 21 Hotels in Avalon
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111 Crescent Avenue, PO Box 127, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
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Cambria, California
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43 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We've been coming to Catalina for 12 years. The Villa Portofino is by far our fav hotel. The service is great. The rooms comfortable and everything is freshly painted and new. New Smart TV's, a fridge and a relaxing cabana-filled flat top roof. Gorgeous views. Highly recommended.

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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15 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The hotel is cute, room is small, but for the price, I can't complain. The walls are thin so make sure you bring ear plugs. The room next to us had a leaking facet in the middle of the night and I could not sleep for the life of me. The room phone did not work either. The rooftop deck... More 

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

Thank you for the review- they help us continually improve our property & amenities. The system for our in-room phones has been updated this week & we are looking forward to interruption-free service. Our standard rooms are on a smaller side like a lot of the hotels on the island, since we all have only 1 square mile to share.... More 

Long Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

took two rooms for an overnight just after christmas and before new year's. loved our quaint little european style rooms. Very clean, nice new towels and sheets, comfy beds, friendly staff. Had good coffee and croissants and fresh fruit in the morning; beautiful upstairs terrace with a view or front patio where you can enjoy your coffee slowly and quietly.... More 

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

On behalf of our entire Staff, we appreciate your choosing The Hotel Villa Portofino for your recent visit to Catalina. Our "Team effort" continues to strive to ensure your guest experience is of complete satisfaction, and we look forward to welcoming you back soon. John La Fleur, General Manager. More 

Dana Point, California
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24 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

I went to Catalina with a girlfriend...we wanted double beds. The only double bedded rooms are VERY dark and kinda creepy, not in the best part of the property. We looked at another room and decided to "stick it out". We were there for the beauty of the Island and were not planning on staying in the room except to... More 

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

We appreciate your choosing The Hotel Villa Portofino for your recent trip to Catalina. Our entire staff works to welcome each guest, and crew in our Housekeeping department does and excellent job. We are delighted that your stay and experience was PERFECT. John La Fleur, General Manager. More 

Huntington Beach, California, United States
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46 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015 via mobile

Even though we have never stayed at a small hotel on some European beach we image this place to be similar. It is quiet, the other guests are usually quiet and courteous as well. We have stayed here many times over the years. The sun deck is a nice place to kick back after a day of doing Avalon things.... More 

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

We appreciate your comments about our hotel and your recent visit to Catalina. We know that there are many choices of accommodations on the island, and we "thank you" for choosing our property. We look forward to welcoming you back. John La Fleur, General Manager. More 

Los Angeles, California
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31 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

My husband and I live in LA and often do day trips toCatalina Island....my happy place! On our last visit, we passed by Hotel Villa Portofino...something about it drew us to the hotel, and we decided that our next visit would be an overnight....so glad we did! The entire experience was delightful. We called for a reservation and Elana was... More 

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

Our entire staff thanks you for staying with us & we could not be happier to hear what a great time you had! Off-season specials are great for saving money AND having the best time! (The whole island is your playground since it's not as crowded now as it is in the summer). We are looking forward to welcoming you... More 

Rochester Hills, Michigan
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

What a quaint hotel! The location was excellent! The front desk so very helpful! Fantastic sun deck can be used by all hotel guests. Our boat trip back was after check out, we left our luggage with the front desk, rented a golf cart and enjoyed the sundeck while eating lunch and waiting for the boat. We had the best... More 

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Thank Karen M
HotelVillaPortofino, Manager at Hotel Villa Portofino, responded to this review

Sounds like you two had an amazing time! We are very pleased to hear that. You definitely hit all the right markers by leaving your luggage with us & making the best of your stay even after check-out. Our staff thanks you & we all are looking forward to having you visit in the future. The views from that sundeck... More 

Downey, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

Brought my husband here for his birthday. They offered a great package. Helicopter ride to Catalina. A taxi voucher to the hotel. 2 days stay. A bottle of wine!! Taxi voucher to the Catalina Express and our boat ride home. We LOVED it! Perfect location. Within walking distance to EVERYWHERE!! Hotel is so cozy and adorable. I loved the location... More 

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Thank Lora Z
HotelVillaPortofino, Manager at Hotel Villa Portofino, responded to this review

We are so happy that your husband's birthday was such a hit! Sounds like you enjoyed our beautiful island & fantastic views from hotel's sundeck. Our entire staff prides itself on trying to do our best to accommodate guests, so next time make sure to mention pillows while you are here (something will be done to rectify that promptly). We... More 

Houston, Texas
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10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I were visiting my son at Caltech and had a couple days of vacation travel. We stayed overnight in Avalon and stayed at the Hotel Villa Portofino. Great little hotel. The architecture reminds me of Italy and the rooms, while very small, are nice. The staff is very friendly and accommodated us in our room prior to... 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 on your visit to Catalina. We appreciate your comments, as would like to welcome you back when you come back to visit your son, Best of luck to him at Caltech. John LaFleur, General Manager. More 

Orcutt, California
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37 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

Excellent location, great staff, clean and comfortable room, rooftop deck ROCKS, above my favorite restaurant on the island. But....... Our corner partial view room was NOISY all day and night. Price you pay for being on that busy street. And the a/c unit leaked water most of the time we were there, making the small patio a shallow pond instead... More 

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

We appreciate your choosing The Hotel Villa Portofino for your recent trip to Catalina Island. I will pass along to our Staff your comments. With the warm weather we have been having , our in room air conditioners have been working overtime. We will continue to use small buckets to catch the a/c condensation and use that to water the... More 

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