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Hotel Villa Portofino

111 Crescent Avenue, PO Box 127, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
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Hotel Villa Portofino
Ranked #6 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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Bloomington, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

my husband and I really enjoyed our stay this was our first time coming to Catalina Island cant wait till next year room was clean everyone was very friendly we slept really good we will be staying at this hotel again Thank You

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Catalina hotels itself are VERY expensive. Villa P isnt the exception. The rooms are small and outdated. The tv was the size of a microwave. Pillows were old and uncomfortable. Showers are too small for an average size person. Best things about hotel; the view, sun deck, and proximity to main attractions.

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Laguna Beach
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

So let's start with the pros - good location, on the ocean front, yet in a quiet spot at the end of the main drag, convenient for Descanso Beach. Complimentary towels and beach chairs. Apart from that, quite frankly, I found no other redeeming features at Porto not so Fino. I am a European:I failed to find the European elegance... More

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

Your comments regarding your stay was concerning to me, as we pride ourselves in trying to provide the best possible guest experience, as demonstrated by the majority of our guests. Our pastries are baked fresh daily, here on the island. Our Housekeeping Staff works diligently to ensure cleanliness and comfort. I so wish that you would have had a more... More

San Diego, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'll preface this by writing I haven't actually stayed at this hotel yet. However, I booked a package deal for a weekend in June, including accommodations, taxi to the hotel, and ferry from Dana Point. The person I booked with was extremely helpful, polite, and arranged everything quickly and efficiently. Unfortunately we had a last minute family emergency that prevented... More

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

Thank you your comments. We do understand that there are times when emergencies happen, and we do look forward to welcoming you to the Hotel Villa Portofino when your schedule allows. More

San Diego, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just returned from stay late June. Property is a 10+ min walk from Ferry landing (not too bad even with luggage), and on the far end of the main street. The advantage here is less traffic noise! Want to share that this hotel has VERY friendly staff and great amenities- we arrived before check-in time, and they have a complimentary... More

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

On behalf of our entire staff, thank you for your comments regarding your recent stay with us. Our goal is to make sure that every guest, has the experience you had. Looking forward to your next return . John La Fleur More

verde valley
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133 reviews 133 reviews
28 hotel reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

this is the second time we have stayed here. i just love this place! the sun-deck is perfect for just about anything. dont make my mistake and fall asleep out there. there is too much other stuff to do in Avalon. the internet is horrible, but why come here for good internet anyways?? and they seemed to be working on... More

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

Thank you for your recent visit to Catalina, along with your comments regarding your stay. Yes, the patio is the perfect place to overlook Avalon bay. In regards to the internet problem that you experienced, that problem has been fixed by our internet provider (something to do with their router ). Again..we look forward to welcoming you back to Catalina... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014 via mobile

This charming hotel is located at the end of the main street, and directly across from the water. It has a fabulous Italian restaurant attached. I especially enjoyed early morning coffee in the common patio area. The staff is fabulous. I wouldn't consider staying anywhere else in Avalon.

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

Thank you for your comments regarding your recent stay with us. Yes, we do get spoiled with the view from our front patio. We hope to see you again soon on your next trip to Catalina John LaFleur More

MN
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

We stayed here for our honeymoon. It was clean, and hotel staff was very friendly. We had a regular queen size bed room. It was dark, with little light coming in from windows. I'm sure the suites are nice, and worth the price. We took two tours, glass bottom boat, and the Catalina Island tour. Overall, very romantic. Would stay... More

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

Thank you for taking the time to comment on your recent stay at The Hotel Villa Portofino for your honeymoon. All of our Queen Courtyard rooms do have slider door shutters and mini blind windows to let in as much sunlight as you desire. We also hope that you enjoyed our 3rd floor patio deck, which has a beautiful full... More

Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

First of all the hotel is in a great location, close to everything except the pier where the catalina express arrives, its a bit of a walk. The rooms are ok, the pictures are a little deceiving. Some of the rooms are very small. There is no luxury here at all. Everything is very basic, no frills. There was no... More

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

We appreciate your comments regarding your stay on Catalina. Your comments help us to better our attention to detail, so that we meet your expectations. We do our best to insure that all guests are respectful of other rooms on the lower floors. Please feel to contact me directly to address any other concerns you might have. John LaFleur General... More

Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
4 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

We upgraded to the Amalfi Suite that had a wonderful fireplace, gorgeous marble bathroom along with large bathtub. All very European, romantic and great, accompanied by super convenient access to beach and town, and everything you want within walking distance. But you have to climb 14 stairs to get to the room, which can feel like a pain sometimes, and... More

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

We appreciate your comments regarding your upgraded Suite, along with the room amenities. We do take pride in the fresh baked daily assortment of Croissants, Scones and Muffins, as well as the selection of fresh fruit. We look forward to welcoming you back to The Hotel Villa Portofino. John LaFleur More

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Additional Information about Hotel Villa Portofino

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): $
Also Known As:
Portofino Hotel Avalon
Hotel Villa Portofino Catalina Island/Avalon, CA

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Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Avalon #6 Family Hotel in Avalon #7 Romantic Hotel in Avalon
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European elegance on the oceanfront. A non-smoking property. Offering FREE Wi-Fi, daily Continental breakfast, FREE use of beach chairs and beach towels ... more   less 
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