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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 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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Encinitas, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Los Angeles, CA
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64 reviews 64 reviews
12 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's a great location at the far edge of town, within easy walking distance of everything. The beach is right across the street, and the hotel will loan you beach towels and chairs. If you don't feel like going to the beach, you can enjoy the view from a lounge chair on the roof deck, which has a fabulous unobstructed... More

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

We are so happy to hear that you've enjoyed your stay! All of our staff strives to make sure each guest is taken care of & that their Catalina vacation is memorable & wonderful! Our hotel (and the whole island) does get noisier during the peak season (July & August) as there are thousands of visitors vacationing in our beautiful... More

Whittier, California
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Their sun deck and hospitality was great. I was just disappointed that they told me there was a futon for my son and it turned out to be a cushion with blankets that they laid on the floor. I think for the price they could have at least put it on a cot not the floor.

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

Thank you for staying with us & we are glad you've enjoyed your Catalina trip. Our suites & deluxe king rooms are definitely better equipped for accommodating 3 or 4 people-- they are more spacious & have sofa- beds. Standard rooms are more comfortable for 2 people & some of them can fit a futon (we do not have cots).... More

Twentynine Palms, California, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a lovely time in Catalina and appreciate the friendly and courteous staff of your hotel. Delicious fresh breakfast, beautiful views, quiet and clean atmosphere. When we return for another island vacation we will definitely book a stay with the Villa Portofino!

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

We are so happy to hear you've enjoyed your stay! Our staff prides itself on trying to ensure that each guest is taken care of & that their expectations are met. We hope to see you in the future to create many more amazing Avalon memories! More

Alta Loma, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed for 3 days in the Bella Vista Suite and were very happy with the accommodations. The suite had a deck with a perfect view of the harbor. We liked that the hotel was down near the end of Front Street so the noise level was pretty quiet at night. The bed and pillows were very comfortable and the... More

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

We appreciate your comments regarding your recent stay with us. We strive to ensure that all of our guests enjoy the beauty of our hotel & island. All of the hotels on Catalina are working to improve our Wi-Fi connections with the new service provider.... Looking forward to your return. John La Fleur, General Manager More

Manhattan Beach, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We just stayed in the Bella Vista suite. Excellent staff, great location next to beaches, bars, and restaurants, and beautiful view of Avalon. Highly recommended if you're trying to get away from the hustle and bustle!

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

Thank You !! Your comments will be shared with our entire staff... Please come see us again !!!! John La Fleur, General Manager More

Los Angeles, California
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

To celebrate our anniversary, we booked two rooms for the family for 4 days in June. The rooms were ready early so we were able to check in immediately. The staff were uniformly pleasant and helpful. The location at the Casino end of the main street was great - easy walk to restaurants and activities but sufficiently removed to be... More

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

A belated Happy Anniversary.. We appreciate your comments regarding your stay in June.. We strive to ensure an enjoyable stay to all of our guests.Please call me directly for your anniversary stay next year. John La Fleur, General Manager. More

Marina del Rey, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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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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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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