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Porto Vista Hotel

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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
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Gilbert, Arizona
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Took advantage of the Groupon deal for this hotel on a last minute family trip to San Diego. Stayed two nights last weekend. Location is in Little Italy of downtown San Diego, which is right off the 5 frwy. Walked to a nearby Italian restaurant called Filippi's one block away (recommended by a hotel representative) and they had the best... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Love being in the heart of Little Italy. Walking distance to everything (Petco Park, Gaslamp and of course all Little Italy has to offer. Older property that has been renovated... Book directly with them for best pricing and discounts. Very friendly staff, clean rooms!!

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Los Angeles, California
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I traveled to San Diego for work last minute, and I had to stay in Downtown however, I knew Gaslamp was a bit too loud and hard to get around. I found Porto Vista Online that had a great rate. I arrived at the hotel a bit early however they had a room ready before check in time which was... More 

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San Diego
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I recently took a staycation for the weekend in Little Italy. We stayed at the PV Hotel for two nights, the location of this hotel was perfect. Right in the center of Little Italy and walking distance to al the restaurants and shops. The first night we dined at the Glass Door restaurant and had some apps,... More 

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California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My mother booked this hotel as a weekend getaways to celebrate my graduation from college. She had stayed here before, both times getting vouchers off Groupon which included $5-a-day parking instead of $25-a-day parking. With our voucher, we also received 2 free days worth of their buffet breakfast (we stayed three nights). So, it might be worth your while to... More 

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Corona, California
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Pleasant hotel, Little Italy is one block away. Lots of shops within walking distance. Staff is very helpful, especially the valet attendant Jose. He assisted with unloading an loading when we left our vehicle.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed at this hotel in early June. the staff is very nice and they have tried to make it a good hotel. My room was ok, but it was like the old Motels. That's the biggest surprise, once you get over the actual aesthetics of the Hotel, everything else is ok.

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Warsaw, Poland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place felt more like a motel... but the room was clean, breakfast was big and overall it was a good experience. Great location: in the heart of Little Italy, but close to the airport and a tram station.

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Claremont, California
1 review
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Porto Vista was definitely a motel and not a 3.5 star hotel, maybe a 1 star hotel. Don't park in their parking lot, they charge $25 for parking when there are much cheaper parking lots in the neighborhood.

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We were happy with this hotel and would stay there again. It is clear that the owners are trying to update their hotel and make it beautiful. The decorating was modern and lovely. The valet parking workers were wonderful and super friendly, especially Kevin and Johnny. Rob at the front counter was very knowledgeable and helpful. He made sure we... More 

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