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Porto Vista Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1835 Columbia Street, San Diego, CA 92101 (Downtown)
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4 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Dewey, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Everyone from check-in to maid service was great. They live up to their motto "We're all or nothing-Go big or go home kind of people." Every member of the staff we encountered was very helpful and friendly. Our waitress at the free daily breakfast, Rufina, was friendly. the parking attendant ti the morning,Deyna, was friendly, outgoing and always asked if... More

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Porto Vista and the Glass Door Restaurant and Bar on the 4th floor have a great view of Little Italy. The rooms are not amazing, but they do the job. Parking is a little tough to come by as well. The view itself and the bar make up for the other flaws. There is a little patio on the same... More

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Houston, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The hotel is located in Little Italy, which is a great historic neighborhood near downtown San Diego. The hotel was only so -so, but the restaurant upstairs has a great romantic view of the harbor, Lots of couples from out of county were there,

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I don't ask for much in a room so I think this place was ok. Everything was clean except for my comforter had a mysterious sketchy stain on it that they replaced after a few hours of me reporting it to them. The wifi is absolutely terrible. I do a lot of work on my devices where I need wifi... More

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Oakland, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A simply outstanding place to stay in San Diego.. Great location in downtown very close to many fantastic restaurants in Little Italy [a plus for my wife and I]. The entire staff was friendly and helpful. We'll be back for sure!!

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traverse city, mi
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79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Booked a room t the AAA rate for next January. Home page said all online bookings qualify for a free breakfast for two. AAA rate stated free valet parking as a perk. After booking I noticed there was no mention of the free breakfast. Emailed hotel and was told free breakfast only comes with a package that costs $25 more.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great stay at the Porto Vista! Within walking distance to many great restaurants and always clean. Huge thank you to Reyna D at breakfast and Jose at the valet for making our stay wonderful! Will return.

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Trieste, Italia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I spend a week in this hotel. The people at the front desk were extremely polite and efficient, all of them. Breakfast was good, rapidly served and abundant. My room was small and old fashioned, with the main light broken and never replaced. I can't understand the choice to put rooms inside the car park area, the only sight from... More

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Downey, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Yes, absolutely great customer service to our needs. Elizabeth was able to accommodate us with our room. She was very friendly and personable from the very start. Everyone else was very helpful too. I recommend this hotel, it is central to everything, beach, etc. The Glass Door is very nice, roof top open view to the ocean.

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Scott G, Public Relations Manager at Porto Vista Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback Richy V., we're glad you enjoyed your visit to San Diego! We hope to see you again soon. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

With it being our first time to California, we really didn't know what to expect. We were happily surprised at the neat, modern decor of the lobby and rooms. Elizabeth was fabulous, provided excellent customer service - truly above and beyond! Our toom wasich larger than I expected and the tile bathroom was gorgeous! We even had a fridge and... More

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Scott G, Public Relations Manager at Porto Vista Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Stephanie M., thank you for review and we're glad you enjoyed your stay at the Porto Vista! I'll pass along your feedback to Elizabeth and we look forward to seeing you again soon. More

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Address: 1835 Columbia Street, San Diego, CA 92101
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Location: United States > California > San Diego > Downtown , Little Italy
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Hotel Class:3 star — Porto Vista Hotel 3*
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Also Known As:
Ascend Collection San Diego
San Diego Ascend Collection
San Diego Clarion

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Enjoy an urban hotel experience in Little Italy with newly remodeled minimalistic Queen and Double Queen rooms. The Porto Vista Hotel calls to mind the casual elegance of Europe in the 60's, is famous for its friendly staff. The local-favorite GlassDoor restaurant features amazing views of Downtown and San Diego Bay. A great location, convenient amenities and shuttle service to San Diego International Airport, Cruise Ship Terminal, Convention Center, and MCRD make this a popular getaway for couples, business travelers, convention attendees, and families! Our European theme will be just what you need to get you out of the normal hotel experience, and our prices for a San Diego Downtown hotel are hard to beat. ... more   less 
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