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Hotel Villa Portofino

#5 of 20 Hotels in Avalon
Certificate of Excellence
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111 Crescent Avenue, PO Box 127, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
Special Price
15% off room rate
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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La Quinta, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
4 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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Vancouver, BC
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 26 reviews
3 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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114 reviews 114 reviews
109 hotel reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Encinitas, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 via mobile

Just got back after 3 nights here. Let me say that the view from the sun deck and the tables in front of the hotel is the best in Avalon. The hotel itself can make a few improvements to make it a nice place to stay. Number 1: get some nice fluffy towels! The ones we had were like louftas--scratchy... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

I had no idea where to stay in Avalon and chose Hotel Villa Portofino because of all of the comments about the sun deck. I am so glad I did. While the room was small as others have said, you're not in Avalon to spend time in your hotel room. We enjoyed take away meals with wine every evening on... More 

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