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Portofino Beach Inn

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186 N Coast Hwy 101, Encinitas, CA 92024 (Formerly Quality Inn & Suites North Coast)
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So I was waiting to give my review for a few days which I will explain later. We found this hotel and booked it for a stay in mid May. We thought the price was reasonable and it was close to where we wanted to be. I saw the bad reviews but decided to try it anyway. Wow! What a... More 

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Dallas K, General Manager at Portofino Beach Inn, responded to this review

Beckyt65, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience of your recent stay with us. We are extremely disappointed to hear about your stay and to learn of the sequence of events that occurred from the moment you arrived. I have also shared your feedback with our Housekeeping team and we are taking corrective action to ensure any... More 

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

The Portofino Beach Inn staff were very friendly. The hotel is older so they are going through remodels and upgrades which is great! The rooms were clean. I loved the jacuzzi tub, mini fridge and coffee in each room. Nescafe' espresso machine in the lobby was a nice treat. There is also an outside Jacuzzi so bring your swimsuit. You... More 

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Dallas K, General Manager at Portofino Beach Inn, responded to this review

RJ A, Thank you for the great review of our hotel. I am glad you enjoyed the product and amenities that come with the Portofino including the new Nescafe expresso in the lobby. Please come back and stay with us the next time you are in Encinitas. It will be a pleasure to welcome you back! Best regards, Dallas King More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

No hot water at this facility. Had to go to a friends house to bathe. They knew they had this problem and failed to notify us in advance or upon check in. Only after I called to say we could not get hot water did they admit the problem! We feel this is fraudulent behavior on their part. Encountered three... More 

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Dallas K, General Manager at Portofino Beach Inn, responded to this review

Dear Sweetkap, I am extremely sorry to have learned about the circumstances surrounding your recent stay at our property. Please accept our sincere apologies for the shortcomings that ensured. When we hear from a guest that we were unable to exceed their expectations, it is our desire to find out as much as possible from them. I want to assure... More 

Fresno, California
2 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Our stay didn't start so well. Took three trips to the office to get the electronic keys to work, jacuzzi wasn't working and when all of us went to take showers, no hot water. I am still giving this hotel 4 stars based on price and location. Walking distance to beach, shopping and restaurants. The rooms were clean and remodeled.... More 

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Dallas K, General Manager at Portofino Beach Inn, responded to this review

Randall L, Thank you very much for this review of your recent stay at our hotel. Please accept our apologies for the challenges you faced in the beginning of your stay. We are glad that you will be back to give us another chance to exceed your expectations. Kindest Regards, Dallas King More 

New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

My friends and I needed a weekend away and staying at the Portofino Beach Inn was exactly what we needed. Walking distance to the beach and anything we needed (restaurants, shopping, bars, etc.). Staff always tried to make our stay as comfortable and exciting as possible (clean rooms every day and suggestions on what to do throughout our stay). Even... More 

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Dallas K, General Manager at Portofino Beach Inn, responded to this review

Dear MikeHoncho20, Thanks so much for taking the time to write such positive comments about your recent stay at the Portofino Beach Inn. We are so happy to hear how much you enjoyed our accommodations and prime location in the heart of Encinitas. We look forward to having you back for your next getaway. Kindest Regards, Dallas King General Manager More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Nothing fancy but nice safe clean place. I'll stay here again. Nothing fancy but nice safe clean place. I'll stay here again. Nothing fancy but nice safe clean place. I'll stay here again. Nothing fancy but nice safe clean place. I'll stay here again. Nothing fancy but nice safe clean place. I'll stay here again. Nothing fancy but nice safe... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

My wife and I recently enjoyed a stay in the king suite. From check in to checkout, our stay was spot on. The lobby was extremely inviting with business center and adjacent heated pool. The in suite jacuzzi was perfect for two, and the king size bed was a definite plus. It was quite hot during our stay but the... More 

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Dallas K, General Manager at Portofino Beach Inn, responded to this review

Hi Hollowdays, Thank you for taking the time to write us such a beautiful review. It truly seems you got the most out of the area and I’m very pleased to see how much you enjoyed your stay at the Portofino Beach Inn. Thank you again for your wonderful feedback and please come back and visit us again soon. Kindest... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

do NOT be mislead by the name there is NOTHING Italian about this dumpy motel that needs torn down and rebuilt NOT remodeled! DO NOT ruin your vacation no matter location. yes its on 101 but that said its ON 101 and very very noisy. OLD OLD and single men non tourist looking staying there? not sure if they live... More 

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Dallas K, General Manager at Portofino Beach Inn, responded to this review

Dear Baxterp, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience while visiting our hotel. Your feedback is very important to us as we feel it is one more way for us to know how we are doing and to correct the things that need attention. I am truly sorry to learn that your stay was less... More 

Lake Arrowhead, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Was a wonderful stay-great value for being so close to beach! Walking the town from our room was a fun day..ending with a night cap next door at Capt. Kenos was an experience! Jacuzzi room was large and comfortable. Thank you to GM/Dallas who was more than helpful! Will be back!

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Frankfurt, Germany
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We had a great experience staying at the Portofino Beach Inn. I stayed for a couple of nights and I really enjoyed the great location of the hotel. I will definitely come back again and I can highly recommend this hotel.

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