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Porto Vista Hotel

3.0 of 5 1835 Columbia Street, San Diego, CA 92101
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Montreal, Canada
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

First and Foremost absolutely GREAT service from Robert who made sure we were properly settled in and happy with our rooms. First and formost, I am a light sleeper and this room was amazingly soundproofed. I loved the location which was the heart of Little Italy a happening residential neighborhood, which boasted all the bests restaurants, near the water and... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If your looking for an inexpensive hotel that is close to the Gaslamp district, the warf area try the Porto Vista in Little Italy. The hotel was clean, and service was very good. The staff was pleasant and ready to help. The only adverse comments was that the room was small; configuration of the hotel my room overlooked the interior... More

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Austin, Texas
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The location couldn't be more perfect, with easy access to everything, and one block from Little Italy. Staff was very friendly and helpful, especially Rob at the front desk, and Jose and "Fluffy" at the valet station. They made the experience enjoyable. Don't judge the hotel by the walkway to the rooms though, the rooms are nice, spacious, and the... More

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Sacramento, California
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We enjoyed our 3 night stay at the Porto Vista Hotel which offered a good price for an average room in a central location in San Diego. The staff were friendly and helpful, especially the valet staff including supervisor Jose A. The room we had was fine although it was next to the smoking lounge so we didn't open the... More

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Brampton, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The hotel was situated in an excellent location. Little Italy was fun to wander around and it was a short walk to the waterfront. Staff was very pleasant and helpful. It was great value for the money. We were disappointed that the rooftop patio was not open while we were there.

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Los Angeles, California
18 reviews 18 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

When looking at the pictures I was excited to stay at this hotel but once you got past the lobby, it just reminded me of a Super 8/Motel 6...The lobby is beautiful and some of the staff were nice. But the one great thing is the location! Little Italy is a great location to stay in.. The restaurant that is... More

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Bremerton, Washington, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

There is a lot of Alex's in the Valet area. They get your car in seconds. They remember you so they know your car so when you forget your valet ticket which happens quit a few times they still know what you drive. Jose was very helpful when I wanted to pre pack my car he parked it up top... More

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Fountain Valley, California
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I was at the Porto Vista Hotel on September 23 for restaurant week. I had dinner at the Glass Door which was amazing. I had the pork chop dinner, with white bean soup. There aren't enough words to tell you how amazing the meal was. Top a fabulous meal off with the wonderful bar tender "Jersey" and you have the... More

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Came to eat at The Glass Door last night. Wasn't staying at the Porto Vista hotel, but saw the sign while walking around Little Italy with my new husband and we thought why not? Our waitress, Kimberley, was wearing a pin that said "Give me 5". I asked her what it was about and she said she was aiming for... More

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Arlington, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I highly recommend this location if you are visiting San Diego. I was having a extremely rough day for personal reasons and Robert at the front desk was kind, professional, and could tell he enjoyed working at the hotel. The food at the restaurant was great too. Kimberly my server did a great job serving me both at dinner as... 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
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Porto Vista Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 190
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Also Known As:
Ascend Collection San Diego
San Diego Ascend Collection
San Diego Clarion

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