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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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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 NEW

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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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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32 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 5 weeks ago

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 

Austin, Texas
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26 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

We really enjoyed the location of this hotel, just outside the busiest part of the city on the Casino end of town and easy walking distance to all the "things to do in Avalon." Directly across the street is a small beach with easy access to a swimming/snorkeling area. It's easy walking distance to the better snorkeling area behind the... 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 recent visit to Catalina. Your comments where appreciated, and helps us to improve our services to our guests. John La Fleur, General Manager More 

Austin, Texas
1 review
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Stayed at the Hotel Villa Portofino for one night in May 2015. I would have given the hotel a nice review however, upon checkout I was told I would be charged $200. for smoking in the room. I booked a non-smoking hotel for a reason and then was accused of smoking in the room. Certainly did NOT happen. Mr John... More 

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

Your comments regarding your recent stay totally surprise me. The confirmation of your smoking in the guest room, was verified by 2 Department Managers, that have been with this property for over 10 years. We NEVER make false accusations, and stand behind our policies. John La Fleur, General Manager More 

Los Angeles, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

We stayed one night at the Hotel Villa Portofino, celebrating my birthday. The hotel exceeded our expectations in terms of location, charm and quality of service. The hotel is in a great location -- about a block beyond the main part of Crescent Street (the street that runs alongside the water). In that location, you're slightly removed from the hustle... 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 during your recent visit to Catalina. We appreciate your comments regarding your stay, I am am happy the we met your expectations. We welcome the opportunity to see you on the island again. John La Fleur, General Manager. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

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

Thank you for choosing the Hotel Villa Portofino on your recent visit to Catalina. We look forward to welcoming you back to the island. John La Fleur, General Manager. More 

Atwater, California, Usa
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5 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

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 May 10, 2015

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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