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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 #5 of 20 hotels in Avalon
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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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75 reviews 75 reviews
36 hotel reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This hotel was not the highlight of my trip to Catalina. We reserved their smallest room, a Queen off the courtyard, and as advertised it was small. The room and bath were both clean. The bed was a little lumpy and the carpet was nondescript. There is no safe or microwave, but it does have a small fridge. The worst... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Basic hotel with all the amenities necessary. Rooms very clean. Very good value for money. We had a twin bed room which faced into the foyer. This can be very noisy at times. Not recommended for light sleepers. Would recommend this hotel.

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Alameda, CA
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 hotel reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We booked a package with this hotel that included the ferry ride from Long Beach and two nights hotel. The entire package was very reasonably priced (we were off-season). The rooms are nothing fancy, but the roof-top garden area is very sweet and a nice place to hang out and watch the boats in the harbor. We loved the location... More

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Chandler, Arizona
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at Hotel Villa Portofino on March 20, 2014 for a one-night two-day visit to Catalina Island. The hotel rooms exceeded our expectations - spacious and quiet with very comfortable beds. The layout of the rooms on different floors gave the hotel a unique charm and ambiance like a European villa in Italy or the Mediterranean. The breakfast buffet... More

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Big Bear City, California
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a wonderful time. Our only disappointment was that the restaurant wasn't open while we were visiting, we love the food there. We also wish the checkout was a little later, but overall an amazing stay and we will be back soon

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I just stayed here for 2 nights. Overall I think this place is great because the room is very clean and nice, the location is right in front of the beach too and they also have a balcony deck on the top level so you can see the view of the ocean while eating breakfast but the only thing I... More

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Des Moines, Iowa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My stay at the Hotel Villa Portofino was wonderful. The room was clean,comfortable and quiet. The location of the hotel couldn't have been better - just a walk away from everything.The staff was friendly and helpful. I would go back there in a minute!

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Vancouver, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

My wife and I stayed at the Villa Portofino early February 2014. The Manager was kind enough to upgrade us from the room we were booking originally and when we arrived we were actually upgraded a second time, due to some maintenance that was occurring. The location is excellent, with a nice restaurant and great view from the upper balcony.... More

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San Francisco, California
16 reviews 16 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I stayed at Villa Portofino for 2 nights and everything about our stay was perfect. The decor of the rooms and the hotel's exterior are exquisitely European. Villa Portofino located on a charming square right on the ocean with breathtaking views of the sea. The rooftop balcony is open all day, offering FREE cabanas, shaded tables, and... More

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

Thank you for your positive comments regarding your most recent stay on Catalina. We quite often hear the comparisons to the Amalfi coast of Italy... I will pass along to our Staff your enjoyment of our property, and welcome the opportunity to welcome you back soon. John LaFleur General Manager More

San Clemente, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

The rooms have European-style charm. Not spacious, but clean and cozy. The staff is friendly and nice. I really appreciated that they specifically invited us to use their lobby facilities for the day even after we checked out. The hotel is in the central town location on Crescent Avenue but away from the heaviest foot traffic, and close to the... More

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Also Known As:
Portofino Hotel Avalon
Hotel Villa Portofino Catalina Island/Avalon, CA
Address: 111 Crescent Avenue, PO Box 127, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
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Location: United States > California > Catalina Island > Avalon
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
#4 Family Hotel in Avalon
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Avalon
#5 Romantic Hotel in Avalon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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