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Porto Vista Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1835 Columbia Street, San Diego, CA 92101 (Downtown)
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    4.5 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
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Helena, Montana
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Stayed on a family vacation. Was greeted at the desk by very friendly staff, arranged a shuttle for us to return a rental car. On our way to our room we meet Jersey in the elevator, she was a real sweet heart. Told us she would be bartending the next evening and invited us to stop by. We went in... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Porto Vista hotel has very nice rooms and great customer service. The hotel restaurant, The Glass Door had the most beautiful view. Food was delicious and my server, Kimberly, who was my server multiple nights and one morning, was fantastic. I recommend staying at this hotel and especially eating and getting drinks at The Glass Door. (Request Kimberly as... More

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Riverside, California
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We made reservations online to bring our Grandchildren to San Diego. After a long day at the water park we came to check in and were told that they did not have our room that we had prepaid for. By the way the website pics are great, but unfortunatly the rooms do not look anything like the picture. We were... More

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Prescott, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Bought three vouchers for a hotel stay in San Diego, and my review is mixed. The rooms are fine, plenty big, and comfortable. However, two of four light bulbs were out in our bathroom, making it very dark, and the curtains were falling off their hooks. Each voucher was to include a bottle of wine, yet they changed it to... More

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

Dear Lynn P. Thank you for your feedback and I apologize that we didn't meet your expectations. We are currently renovating all of our rooms, I suspect you didn't get one of the updated rooms. Please tell me the room number so we can address these specific issues. Regarding breakfast, made-to-order breakfasts take more time to prepare than buffet style.... More

Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I am in the process of planning my wedding and I requested information on holding the ceremony and the reception at the Porto Vista Hotel. I am very impressed with the way that Chris Harris responded to my request. Chris responded to me the next day via e-mail and he also followed up with a phone call to be sure... More

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

Thank you for your feedback DesertSunset29 and congratulations on your upcoming wedding. We're glad Chris was able to answer your questions. With views of the San Diego harbor from our roof top, we provide a unique destination for your special day. We hope you choose Porto Vista! More

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

My sister & I used a discount voucher for an overnight getaway & we quite pleasantly surprised by the friendly and attentive staff (Valets Jose & Alex M) who made this sisters' trip affordable and boutique-like. Our room was clean & comfortable with contemporary design. With our wine, breakfast, & valet parking the night was practically free. The intimacy of... More

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

Thank you for feedback Carla M. We're glad you and your sister enjoyed your stay! More

Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was a really great hotel for the money. Nice and clean, good coffee in the room and super helpful staff. Very friendly and courteous. The breakfast buffet in the morning was delish and the valet (Jose) was quick to get our car in and out. It was so close to everything that we only needed our car to go... More

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

Thanks for your feedback twix3999 and we're glad you enjoyed your visit to San Diego! We hope to see you again soon. More

Carlsbad, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a friendly, clean, easily accessible hotel. The staff, rooms , food and drink are wonderful. Anthony and Rob at the desk were great. Kevin the shuttle driver perfect, and Reyna our server was FANTASTIC. We enjoyed our stay so much we are planning to return next month. I would highly recommend this hotel

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

Thanks for your feedback Linda Lee E. We'll see you next month! More

Palm Desert, California
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3 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Wish we had read Tripadvisor reviews before booking four nights at this hotel. Yes, the hotel is convenient to "Little Italy" which is a plus! However,booking more than one night does not guarantee you a 'good room' ... ours was next to the busy freeway and we were told 'no other rooms were available' (??). Because you book more than... More

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

Dear Sheri R. I'm sorry that you didn't have a good experience at the Porto Vista. We're always striving to improve our customer service and feedback such as yours is much appreciated. I'll pass along your comments to our Front Desk Manager for further attention. More

Vernal, Utah
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Beautiful hotel! Went for a trip and got upgraded to a room with a view for free! Robert hooked us up! Very helpful staff. It's only a half mile from the bay, prefect walking distance. Came with a beautiful view of the bay from our balcony. Quiet little neighborhood. highly recommend.

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Thank you for your feedback Bit2cheezy, we're glad you enjoyed your visit. We hope to see you again soon! 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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Enjoy an urban hotel experience in Little Italy with newly remodeled minimalistic Queen and Double Queen rooms. The Porto Vista Hotel calls to mind the casual elegance of Europe in the 60's, is famous for its friendly staff. The local-favorite GlassDoor restaurant features amazing views of Downtown and San Diego Bay. A great location, convenient amenities and shuttle service to San Diego International Airport, Cruise Ship Terminal, Convention Center, and MCRD make this a popular getaway for couples, business travelers, convention attendees, and families! Our European theme will be just what you need to get you out of the normal hotel experience, and our prices for a San Diego Downtown hotel are hard to beat. ... more   less 
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