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Porto Vista Hotel

3.0 of 5 1835 Columbia Street, San Diego, CA 92101
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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San Antonio, Texas
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I was there in early November, 2014. The room was small, dingy and over-priced. The only amenities in the hotel were vending machines. The people who stayed there weren't much better. The only positive that I can come up with is the location. But, there are other better choices, which I will make next time.

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Old Bridge, New Jersey
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I stayed here with my fiance and at first glance things were great. The location is very nice, I used AAA to get the valet parking included, and the hotel looks very nice. However, the bathroom in our room has a sliding frosted(more wavy) glass door. This is slightly awkward when you are not alone. That wasn't the biggest problem... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Not only was the view spectacular, but the service was to be envied. Our bartender, Ashley, was not only quick with our drink, but also very knowledgeable of the area and recommended a wonderful restaurant. Best hotel experience I've had in years. I would definitely repeat this stay next time we're in town.

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Shelton, Connecticut
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Porto Vista has a great view from the 5th floor and is in the heart of Little Italy. Other than that, this wasn't a very positive experience. I sent and email before we left, explaining that our 2 rooms needed to be close together since I was traveling with my elderly mother. When I got there, the person at the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Booked this hotel a few weeks ago and I cannot say enough good things! The reservationist Alexandra was top notch, so sweet and professional. She answered all the questions I had and made sure to be the one who checked me in so she could introduce herself and see if there was anything else that I needed. From her, to... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Porto Vista San Diego is a quaint hotel 1 block from the heart of Little Italy. Clean, convenient to restaurants and shopping. Staff friendly and helpful, especially Rob at the front desk. Reasonable rates were obtained by calling the hotel directly to book my reservation. Would definitely return to hotel again

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

Hi Anna L., thanks for your review and we're glad you enjoyed your stay with us. You're correct, we do have the best rates for people who book over the phone or via our web site. We also have options to add amenities such as free breakfast, free valet, etc. that'll add more value to your stay. We look forward... More

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Stayed one night here on our way out of town. On a Sunday the neighborhood around the hotel (Little Italy) was dead. We checked in and the receptionist could not find our Groupon reservation and made it uncomfortably awkward. After about 5 minutes she got it sorted out and gave us the room key. We had a first floor room... More

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

Hi Shannon W., thank you for review and I'm sorry we didn't meet your expectations. More

Charleston, South Carolina
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44 reviews 44 reviews
10 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Overall my wife and I enjoyed our 6 night stay. The location is convenient to everything, the place was clean enough, and the service wasn't too bad. We expected a bit more from a three star hotel, though. The towels that were removed were not replaced, and the used coffee was NEVER replaced, despite our reminding them at the desk... More

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

Thank you for your review Paul P. and I apologize that our housekeeping staff dropped the ball. I will pass along your feedback to ensure that the towels, coffee and other necessities are replaced daily. As for the room key snafu, we encountered some problems with our computer software that has just been remedied. We hope you'll visit us again... More

Rifle, Colorado
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5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Porto Vista is easy to get to and the valet parking is a plus. It is within walking distance to the harbor area and many restaurants. The hotel and rooms are clean but not fancy. There is a great view from the restaurant/bar. The front desk staff are friendly and great on giving directions.

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

Thank you for your feedback DandJCO and we're glad you enjoyed your visit from Colorado. We look forward to your next visit to San Diego and hope that you'll choose the Porto Vista again. More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed here for three nights as an alternative to a convention center hotel. The good part is a very reasonable rate, large room and bathroom, microwave and refrigerator in addition to the coffee maker. The not so good part was. Smell upon entering the room. It smelled like cleaning products. Although the bath room was large with both a... More

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

Thank you for your review Bob P. and we're glad you enjoyed your stay at the Porto Vista. We are close to all the action of the Gaslamp District and the convention center but far enough away to offer guest peace and quite. We do offer free shuttle service to the Gaslamp District, convention center, airport and cruise ship terminal... 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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