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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 5 days ago
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    4 of 5 stars
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Roseville, California, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The hotel was amazing an the person who helped me out Elizabeth was amazing as well I will be back very soon because of how great she was an the hotel was the glass door was a amazing restaurant as well.

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

Thank you for your feedback and we're glad you enjoyed your stay Anthony. G. We hope to see you again soon. More

Pontiac, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We just spent two nites at the Porto Vista Hotel in SD. It was not the biggest room but it was clean and comfortable. We don't spend a lot of time in our room on vacation anyway so it served its purpose. It was very nicely located in the Little Italy district of SD, close to many restaurants. We easily... More

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

Thanks for your feedback DJRodino and we're glad you enjoyed your visit. We hope to see you next time you're in San Diego! More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Jersey at The Glass Door always makes you feel at home. She keeps us laughing and makes the best drinks. We love her and you will fall in love with her too! The views and atmosphere is awesome as well.

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

Thanks for your feedback Mjhall102812; we're glad you enjoyed the restaurant. I'll let Jersey know she has a new fan. ;) More

San Diego, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The glass door, while always amazing, has recently updated their menu. And it is amazing. The chef and all involved know how to cook and present and how can a review be written without talking about the amazing Jersey who is the best bar tender ever!!!!!!! The experience from beginning to end is wonderful and amazing. Not to be missed

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

Thank you for your review Jim B. and we're glad you enjoyed your visit to the Glass Door. We hope to see you again soon. More

Helena, Montana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank you for your feedback Denise R. We're glad you enjoyed your stay with us and we hope to see you again soon! More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thanks for choosing Porto Vista sarah j. We're glad you enjoyed your stay and we hope to see you next time you're in San Diego! More

Riverside, California
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Hi Debbie B., thank you for your feedback and I apologize that we didn't provide the quality service you deserve. I'd like the opportunity to chat with you for additional information. I'll reach out to you privately. More

Prescott, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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

San Diego, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

YNPN San Diego had the pleasure of having our spring Meet and Greet: Sunset on the Roof atop the Porto Vista Hotel. Aside from the spectacular view, and beautiful venue space, the staff was incredibly helpful, accommodating and quick to respond to questions. We hope to have the opportunity to have future events atop the Porto Vista Hotel!

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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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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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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