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Porto Vista Hotel

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1835 Columbia Street, San Diego, CA 92101
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Las Vegas, NV
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128 reviews
71 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Blech. Not impressed. I picked up this hotel for like $75 on Priceline, and I pulled up on a Saturday evening to check in. There's no place to leave your car while you check in, so I had to pull into valet and block some other cars while they figured out where to put me. Check-in was quick but pretty... More 

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Bellingham, Washington
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33 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

San Diego is a pretty expensive city to visit so I was thrilled to find a hotel under $80 a night. It's not a grand hotel but it works. They have a free airport shuttle and free breakfast. The breakfast had eggs, sausage, potatoes, muffins and fruit. Better then most continental breakfasts these days. It appears that the hotel has... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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39 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We love the location and the uniqueness of the hotel. It does tend to be noisy, though. We paid more for a type of room but only got a portion of those amenities advertised for that type of room. We had 4 rooms booked; our friends reserved the shuttle and were in the lobby with bags 5 minutes early but... More 

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Oceanside, California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I checked in at 230 am, and I had just had a death in the family. The front desk attendant was pretty sassy with me until I told her I had a death in the family and then she toned it down and was as nice as she should be. My room was not what I was expecting from the... More 

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Seattle, Washington
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed 2 nights and the free breakfast was the same each morning. No variety. Rooms could use updating. TV only has like 10 channels total. One step above a motel. if you want a quiet experience, book an internal room.

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Los Angeles, California
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14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here for two nights- Thursday and Friday. We were told when we booked that they have outdoor Friday night party on the rooftop deck. They said there would be a live band. Friday night came and went and there was no party. The rooftop dad is only used for special events. The rooms where is dark because the... More 

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Nav_Mary, Manager at Porto Vista Hotel, responded to this review

Jannas, Thank you for reviewing your hotel stay at the Porto Vista Hotel. We’re happy to hear you had a clean room with easy walking access to the Little Italy area and waterfront areas. Our location is a great place to enjoy the true local scene. I apologize for the misunderstanding regarding the rooftop venue we do not host any... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed at this hotel for 1 night in Feb of 2015, the room was paid in advance but they took my credit card for incidentals. The only additional charge was $5 for parking which appeared on my bill the same month. January 2016 (11 months later) a charge from this hotel shows up on my credit card for $85... More 

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Nav_Mary, Manager at Porto Vista Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Darren, We take these concerns very seriously and want to handle this accordingly. Please contact the director of rooms at 619-544-0164 ext 608. Thank you very much and hope to hear from you soon. Best, More 

Fort Worth, Texas
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Burned out on franchise hotels? I took a shot on Porto Vista and was pleasantly suprised. A few blocks from the San Diego bay, updated and fresh rooms, a unique experience that doesn't feel like a cookie cutter hotel. If that is what you are looking for, then I would recommend you check this place out. I love places like... More 

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Nav_Mary, Manager at Porto Vista Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for providing us positive feedback on trip advisor. We love to hear to about our guests experiences with us. We are a unique boutique hotel with a modern flair that have staff who truly want to make a connection, which many favor over a regular corporate hotel. Happy to hear that you felt just... More 

Los Angeles, California
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was the best deal for a quick weekend getaway. The property was clean, the staff extremely knowledgeable and friendly. Porto Vista hotel is minutes away from Gaslamp so it's location is ideal. Beautiful views from the restaurant where they serve a nice complimentary breakfast. Good deal!

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Nav_Mary, Manager at Porto Vista Hotel, responded to this review

Dear traveler, Thank you for choosing the Porto Vista Hotel for your choice of stay during your quick getaway. We love hearing that your visit went great from the rooms, staff and location contributed to a positive experience. Our complementary breakfast buffet is surrounded by beautiful harbor views making the most important meal of the day that much better! Thank... More 

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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I reserved this hotel as a Groupon deal for a bachelorette party and it was great! The staff was very friendly and was very helpful in helping us with suggestions for what to do around town. They helped us find the best nite life spots as well as the best places for rooftop brunch and mimosas. It was a great... More 

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Nav_Mary, Manager at Porto Vista Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We are ecstatic to hear that you were able to benefit from one of our great groupon deals! We are happy to hear that your expectations were exceeded during your stay. Our staff works hard to create a friendly and helpful environment glad you noticed their efforts! Our central location makes it convenient to enjoy all the amazing... More 

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