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Hotel Villa Portofino

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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 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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San Marcos, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is my families second trip to Catalina and first staying at Hotel Villa Portofino and what a great stay it was. From the onset their customer service is above and beyond. Upon booking my reservation and requesting a crib I received a call in 5 minutes to inform me they had cribs but I needed to upgrade the room... 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, and for all of your comments regarding your guest experience. I will pass along to our entire staff your accolades, and we look forward to welcoming your family back to The Hotel Villa Portofino. John La Fleur, General Manager. More

Crestline
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The BEST part of this hotel is it’s rooftop sundeck! You are right across the street from the beach. Look at my photos as proof. You can hang out in a padded lounge chair or chair from 10am till dusk. You’ll hear the waves and the birds. Need anything and your room is literally steps away. We’ve stayed here at... More

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

We appreciate your staying with us on your last visit to Catalina---Thank you for your comments regarding our property. I would have to agree with you, that our 3rd floor balcony and its view of Avalon harbor is spectacular. We welcome the chance to welcoming you back soon. John La Fleur, General Manager. More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The location of this hotel couldn't be better. It is located at the midpoint between the shopping/restaurant strip and the casino. It was nice to be right next to the hustle and bustle of downtown while having some seclusion away from it. The room itself was small, but it was very clean. My only complaint is the pillows were like... 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. I have spoken with our Director of Housekeeping, and we do have a variety of firmness pillows available...so on your next visit with us, let us know what your wishes are, and we will be more than happy to make you comfortable. John La Fleur, General... More

Baltimore, Maryland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Awesome view of the ocean, quite corner over the main street. The front desk was extremely helpful and the room small but clean and with all the amenities. Breakfast could be better especially the coffee. Other than that it is the perfect place to stay.

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

Thank you for your recent stay with us. I will pass along to our staff members your positive comments on our service. We do strive to provide a daily continental breakfast that includes fresh baked scones, croissants and muffins. We also feature seasonal fruit of bananas, apples, oranges & fresh strawberries & blueberries. In addition, all suites have individual Keurig... More

Flossmoor, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My fiance and I had an awesome restful vacation stay at Villa Portofino. A courtyard king, room 210 was quiet, comfortable and peaceful. Clean, smoke-free. Free Wi-Fi. Close to the lobby for continental breakfast and close to the sundeck for outdoor peace and relaxation. Outdoor activities, shopping and restaurants within walking distance. An easy 10 minute walk to the ferry... More

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

We are delighted that you enjoyed your recent visit to Catalina, and your stay at our hotel. I will pass along your comments to our entire staff, and we welcome the chance to have you stay with us again. John LaFleur, General Manager More

Los Angeles, CA
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44 reviews 44 reviews
17 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My family and I recently stayed at this hotel during our first trip to Catalina. Although we found the location to be perfect and the staff helpful, there was room for improvement. The rooms seemed tiny and our particular room opened via a sliding glass door, which seemed unusual. We had requested a futon for the room to accommodate our... More

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

Thank you for your recent stay at our property. I was concerned by your comments regarding our outdoor walkways, as we make daily efforts to keep them clean. As mentioned, out beautiful 3rd floor patio is where all guests can enjoy the outdoor unobstructed view of Avalon harbor. Our property continues to insure that all guests enjoy their visit to... More

Los Angeles, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our stay was at the Villa Portofino Hotel. We arrived early in the morning and were greeted warmly at the front desk. We were unable to check into our room due to our early arrival but there was a place to store our luggage and I was able to use the beautiful restroom to change into my bathing suit. Our... More

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

Thank you for staying with us in August...your comments regarding your stay are greatly appreciated, and your suggestions are noted. We are in the process of planning to re carpet the stairs, to reduce the foot traffic noise. Yes the sand toys are for all of our guests who have children to use. We look forward to welcoming you back,... More

Encinitas, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Had a fabulous stay at Villa Portofino. Very friendly and helpful staff. There is not a better located hotel in Avalon. We stayed in what is referred to as the " old section". But the rooms have been beautifully redone with large sitting area marble fireplaces and drop dead gorgeous granite bathrooms. The room had two private outdoor sitting area... 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 stay. We just refinished the "Family Section" this year. Our goal is to provide that customer service level that you received, and we do hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back to Catalina soon. John LaFleur, General Manager More

Colorado Springs, Colorado
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

My family stayed at Villa Portofino for 4 nights the first week of August 2014. We have previously stayed here before a few times, but not for over a decade. The hotel was as lovely as we remembered it to be plus a few upgrades. The staff was wonderful and everyone always greeted us and asked if they could help... More

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

First off, Thank you for positive comments regarding your recent visit to Catalina. Our goal at The Hotel Villa Portofino, is to insure all guests have the same great experience that you had. I will pass along to our Staff your accolades. We look forward to welcoming you back before another 10 years go by. John La Fleur, General Manager More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 via mobile

We stayed here about a year ago. We were not planning to stay in Catalina Island for the noght, however, we liked it so we started looking for a hotel. There is obviously so many hotels and we went to many before coming across Villa Portofino. It is located on a far edge of the Island. I believe they only... More

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

We would like to "Thank You" for choosing The Hotel Villa Portofino for your recent stay on Catalina. Our goal is to give the "best" customer service on the island, and ensure on your next trip to Avalon, you stay with us. Your positive comments regarding your stay are greatly appreciated. John La Fleur, General Manager. 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): $
Number of rooms: 34
Also Known As:
Portofino Hotel Avalon
Hotel Villa Portofino Catalina Island/Avalon, CA

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