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Porto Vista Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1835 Columbia Street, San Diego, CA 92101 (Downtown)
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Ranked #185 of 270 hotels in San Diego
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great visit to the Glass D Door restaurant/Bar. Jersey, the bar waitress was friendly, made an effort to know every guests name, and carried a conversation with several of us. She knows service, she knows how to make a traveling business person feel just a little bit of home while on the road. Porto Vista is lucky to have a... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I had a great experience staying here- front desk employees were very friendly. I enjoyed my stay here so much that I might come again! I ate at the restaurant and the food was delicious. It was succulent. I will never forget when the front desk Representative, Jenn, was extremely helpful when I had asked for directions. She was great!

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Goodyear, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Overall, we liked our stay at the Porta Vista hotel. The location was great- just one street over from Little Italy and a mile from the Gaslamp Quarter. The hotel staff was very friendly and helpful. They gave great recommendations for dinner and directions. The bar inside the hotel had delicious drinks and a nice atmosphere as well. My only... More

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2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The noise from our room was constant and incessant! My family and I stayed from Friday to Monday? Loved the location but would never stay here again! The time now is 5:48 pm and the thumping noise is blaring away with no diminishment after calling the front office! Last night and the night previous there was screaming from drunkards til... More

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Oakland, California
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The staff is great, especially Jose who is always courteous, upbeat and makes sure his guests are well taken care of. I have been staying at the hotel for the past year when I am there on business. While the front of the hotel is updated and attractive, the rooms, and especially the gym have not received the same treatment.... More

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Liz is an amazing hostess....she was welcoming and always had a wonderful smile on her face....I would reccomend all my friends to go to the hotel as well as the Top of the Bay juts because of the excellent VIP treatment given to me and my friends by LIZ....SHE WAS WONDERFUL !!!!

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

You MUST enjoy the Glass Door bar at the hotel. The most fabulous mixologist is there Friday through Tuesday! If you're in the mood for a true professional in every way, you must meet this little firecracker named JERSEY! She is incredibly talented, can make the drink you love even better and has a personality that's not to be believed!... More

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Bradenton, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

So, we were a little uncertain as we are super seasoned travelers, and from sunny Florida. Great hotel. Service us over the top! Our AC was missing its little remote and Joshua and the entire team jumped into action to make sure we got hooked up! Jayne in event planning filled us in on all the great cool adult fun... More

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Philadelphia, PA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I stayed here while I was attending a conference at the Convention Center. We enjoyed being right outside of Little Italy. The hotel is quite nice-a bit funky and fun for us as we are from the East Coast. The room was large with a nice sofa and desk. The bed was comfortable. We booked through the... More

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Fountain Valley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

From the valet to the folks behind the desk, everyone is very welcoming. The bar area on the 4th floor is fantastic with an amazing view, and a bar tender that is amazing!!Thanks Jersey!! I love the bed and pillows

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Additional Information about Porto Vista Hotel

Also Known As:
Ascend Collection San Diego
San Diego Ascend Collection
San Diego Clarion
Address: 1835 Columbia Street, San Diego, CA 92101
Location: United States > California > San Diego > Downtown , Little Italy
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#185 Top resorts Hotel in San Diego
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Porto Vista Hotel 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Enjoy an urban hotel experience in Little Italy a with it’s newly remodeled minimalistic rooms Queen and Double Queen rooms the Porto Vista Hotel calls to mind the casual elegance of Europe in the 60’s.Well known for a friendly staff and a locals-favorite restaurant the GlassDoor with amazing views of the city and harbor. Many different room types available to suit all traveler's needs and budget! Our European experience will be just what you need to get you out of the normal hotel experience, both in look and service and at prices that are very hard to find in downtown San Diego. ... more   less 
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