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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 19 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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Marina del Rey, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Greetings all, I have never stayed at this hotel but booked the weekend of 8/1-8/3. An emergency business trip has come up and I have to fly out tonight. There is a room available here for the weekend of 8/1-8/3. I had to cancel today and the Manager said he put this back into inventory today. Enjoy the beautiful weather... More

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Los Angeles, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We have stayed at the Hotel Villa Portofino before and are never disappointed! Luis and Elena are wonderful. Each time we stay in the Positano suite. It is beautiful and well maintained. We spent the mornings at the sidewalk tables enjoying the lovely included continental breakfast and during the early evening before dinner we would sit on the rooftop deck... More

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

Thank you for your comments regarding your recent visit to Catalina. I will pass along to the Staff you praises, and we look forward to welcoming you back to the island. John La Fleur, General Manager More

Tempe
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very friendly and helpful staff. Perfect location. Great views from Portofino Suite. Only drawback is that some of the rooms are dated and original setup appears to be Motor Hotel from the 50's but this isn't Kapalua either. For Avalon, it's the best in town.

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Bloomington, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks 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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HotelVillaPortofino, General Manager at Hotel Villa Portofino, responded to this review

We appreciate your comments regarding your first visit to Catalina and your stay at The Hotel Villa Portofino. I will pass your comments along to our staff. Looking forward to welcoming you back. John La Fleur, General Manager. More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks 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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6 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks 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 4 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 4 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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136 reviews 136 reviews
29 hotel reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

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

2 reviews
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

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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
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#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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