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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 of 5 stars
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Phoenix, Arizona
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday 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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Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 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 2 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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 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 2 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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Scott G, Public Relations Manager at Porto Vista Hotel, responded to this review

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Paul provided excellent service and is always friendly and courteous. He always knows our favorite drink and makes it the way we like it! Great Views and a great venue for happy hour to end a busy work week and kick off the weekend. Ash C

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

Thank you for your feedback Ash C. and we're glad you enjoy our Friday night Top of the Bay event! Paul is a great bartender and pours a great cocktail. We'll pass along your comments to Paul. We hope to see you again this week! More

Allentown, Pennsylvania, United States
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Porto Vista Hotel is a decent hotel in a great location for a visit to Little Italy in San Diego. You are only a block off of India Street with its plethora of shops, restaurants and galleries. The Porto Vista is also only a mile from the Gaslamp district and the Convention Center if that happens to be your... More

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

Hi Pamela C., Thank you for your feedback and we're glad you enjoyed your stay at the Porto Vista! More

McKinney, Texas
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Guy at check-in was too busy ending his shift w/his beer in-hand to bother fixing the problem he started: booked two rooms, called a week ahead to make sure the rooms were side-by-side. I was told that both rooms were booked as such. Check-in approaches and all of a sudden I only have one room. Took forever to find this... More

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

Dear rosay98, We're very sorry to hear that your stay was not up to your expectations. Please contact me so I can get more info and look into the problem. More

San Diego, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

On our arrival to the Porto Vista the service we received from Robert at the front desk was fantastic he was very welcoming and pleasant, can't give him enough praise!! The rooms are excellent, beds are really comfortable! The food is delicious in the hotel restaurant! I would strongly recommend this hotel to anyone.

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

Thank you for your feedback Colhug and we're happy you enjoyed your stay. Robert is definitely an asset to our organization and we're glad we have him. 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 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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