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Porto Vista Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1835 Columbia Street, San Diego, CA 92101 (Downtown)
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Glendale
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Valet parking is mandatory, and adds $22/night to your room cost. Our air conditioner wasn't working properly, which caused our room to have the climate of a rainforest, and our toilet didn't flush. When I told the gentleman at front desk that neither our air conditioner nor toilet worked, his reply was "No problem. Have a good day sir"

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The hotel is in a great location at the center of Little Italy, where numerous shops and restaurants are all in walking distance. The Top of the Bay on the roof top of the hotel has a fantastic happy hours every Friday with friendly staffs and their services. You will enjoy the best view of San Diego harbor, Coronado Island,... More

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Denver, Colorado
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is the 2nd time we stayed here, first time was really good, this time just so so. The room we had was nice BUT the bathroom area is separated by a sliding plastic door, the light came in from the window so there was no way to make the room darker once the sun was up. The door also... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Stayed at the PV during Comic-con, which turned out to be great because you can leave the crowd behind but still be close to the action. Jaye, a server at the Glass Door, is the epitome of customer service--she got us set up with breakfast and drink vouchers that had been forgotten at check-in. Rooms are large and staff accommodating!

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San Antonio, Texas
2 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

First, we travel quite a bit and usually stay at 5 star hotels. So when we were coming to San Diego for the Comic Con convention we were looking for a nice hotel that was in the proximity of the convention. We stumbled on Porto Vista and what a great little boutique hotel! It was clean, near the convention, and... More

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San Diego
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The 4th floor bar has a great view, and the manager, Charles, offers great service and makes the stay 100% worth while. I had such a great time with my friends, and Charles really took such great care of us. I will definitely come back and visit Charles when he is working. He made the stay here completely worth while.

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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We chose the Porto Vista Hotel because of it's location in Little Italy and near Harbor and Airport. We really loved having drinks on the rooftop bar and enjoying the view. The Glass Door has an excellent menu with every drink you could possibly dream of all while enjoying a fantastic view. The staff was nice and accomodating and we... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My boyfriend and I recently visited this hotel and absolutely loved it! Everyone is so nice and accommodating! Make sure you check out The Glass Door for great drinks and food! Sure the parking is $22 for valet, but this is downtown San Diego and that's a deal! Kevin was our valet and he was very helpful!

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Hamilton, Canada
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7 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This hotel isn't horrible but if you can - stay somewhere else. It was clean and the room was fine, just nothing special. Try to ask for a room that doesn't face the inner parking lot - those lack sunlight to the point where it's hard to tell the difference between night and day and being in your room can... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I stayed here for one night in July with my wife and 2 teenage sons. We were in San Diego visiting colleges and needed a room for one night. I know San Diego quite well as I lived in San Diego for 6 years during college. So back to the Hotel. We had one of the upgraded suites which had... 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*
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Also Known As:
Ascend Collection San Diego
San Diego Ascend Collection
San Diego Clarion

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Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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#17 Best Value Hotel in San Diego
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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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