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Porto Vista Hotel

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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 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
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Malaysia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

the concierge was good, service was good too, has valet parking. the location doesn't seem really good if you don't have own transportation. if you have a car, it is close to freeway, downtown balboa park and etc. the room was ok, small but acceptable. everything just fine.

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Alysse A, Public Relations Manager at Porto Vista Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review, and for staying at the Porto Vista Hotel! I am glad that you enjoyed the location, amenities, and staff! The entire Porto Vista Staff works hard to provide excellent service so I will pass your compliments about the concierge and hotel staff along! I am so pleased that you enjoyed... More 

Atlanta
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

I really enjoyed staying at the hotel Feb 20-26, 2014. Seriously, you get what you pay for. Don't expect Four Seasons, if you didn't spend Four Seasons money. The hotel was very clean and safe. It is near the airport, so you ARE going to hear airplanes approaching the airstrip. Your grace period in 11pm -6am. any time after that... More 

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Alysse A, Social Media Coordinator at Porto Vista Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review the Porto Vista Hotel, and for coming to stay with us! It looks like you really enjoyed your time here! I'm glad to hear that we were able to provide the high level of comfort and convenience we strive to give all of our guests, and that our excellent customer service met... More 

San Diego, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

My parents booked a week long stay at this hotel for their annual visit to San Diego. They checked in this evening and about 45 minutes later called us to come pick them up so they could switch hotels. Their room was a 'dump' ( to quote my father). Noisy, dirty and out dated. I wish I had looked this... More 

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Christina S, Public Relations Manager at Porto Vista Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review the Porto Vista Hotel. We appreciate your feedback. We strive to give our guests high levels of comfort, convenience, and cleanliness when they come stay with us, and I am disappointed that we did not meet your parent’s expectations. Did they tell anyone at the front desk about the concerns they had?... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

We had a great stay from the start, the Valet was courteous and knowledgeable about the surrounding area and gave great directions. Front desk, same thing, friendly and courteous. Made sure we were doing okay. Room was ready on time and clean. I suggest getting a package with complimentary breakfast. Not at all like any free breakfast you usually get.... More 

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Christina S, Public Relations Manager at Porto Vista Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review, and for staying at the Porto Vista Hotel! I am glad that you had such a great stay with us! The entire Porto Vista Staff works hard to provide excellent service, so I am happy that that the Valet and the Front Desk were courteous and helpful and that the... More 

boston ma
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

We have stayed twice at Porto Vista and both visits were very enjoyable. The rooms are older but very comfortable , clean and cozy. The staff were friendly and helpful. The area is great , walking distance to many activities. Greatly recommend.

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Christina S, Public Relations Manager at Porto Vista Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting the Porto Vista Hotel! We are very happy that you enjoyed our hotel so much you decided to come back and stay with us! We do have a few older rooms and we are in the process of remodeling and upgrading the entire hotel, but it is our goal to provide a high level of comfort... More 

Scottsbluff, Nebraska
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

We stayed the week of Valentines day 2014. From the guy that picked us up at the airport, to the front desk staff and the GM, Thomas, are all top shelf. The rooms are not 5 star, but neither is the price. The rooms are quite comfortable. The views, location, restaurant, and the staff make this a superb getaway or... More 

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Christina S, Public Relations Manager at Porto Vista Hotel, responded to this review

Brad, Thank you for visiting the Porto Vista Hotel! We are very happy that you that you spent your Valentine’s Day with us and we are glad that we could make your getaway an enjoyable one! We pride ourselves on having a friendly and courteous valet staff and an accommodating and helpful front desk, so it is great to hear... More 

Quartz Hill, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

Location is fantastic. Hotel is walking distance to so much. However this was definitely the high point. Our room was very outdated, the top of the toilet was not the one that belonged with it. Door to the bathroom creaked, bed creaked. The sink would not drain and had to pull out the plug which was filled with hair. Shower... More 

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Christina S, Public Relations Manager at Porto Vista Hotel, responded to this review

First, I want to thank you for your feedback. While I am glad you enjoyed our convenient location, I am disappointed your experience in the guest room fell below your expectations. Feedback like this helps us learn, grow, and get better, and I thank you for sharing your experience with us. We are currently remodeling and upgrading all of our... More 

San Diego, California
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

Stayed at hotel for Valentines day 2014, as soon as we arrived we were greeted by friendly valet, we checked in and the clerks were fantastic, Alysse Asaro who works at Porto Vista made us feel like a million bucks, she deserves a raise and a promotion. Rooms are contemporary and so chiq and you walk out to the balcony... More 

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Christina S, Public Relations Manager at Porto Vista Hotel, responded to this review

Rosie, Thank you for visiting the Porto Vista Hotel! We are so glad you came to spend your Valentine’s Day with us! We pride ourselves on having a courteous and helpful valet and front desk staff, so I am happy to hear their service met your expectations. Alysse is a very valued member of our team, and Chef Anthony works... More 

Cancun, Mexico
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37 reviews 37 reviews
9 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

Porto Vista is a good hotel for the price you pay. It looks like an older hotel that got remodeled into something decent, not bad at all for the price. The rooms have a good size, water in the shower worked perfectly and the lady that served breakfast in the upstairs restaurant (she was new, blonde lady) was AMAZINGLY nice.... More 

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Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

This hotel is a true gem. The rooms where neat and refreshed daily by the cleaning ladies. The interior of the room was chiq and the balcony I had, had steps down to the street, which is great if you have guests who want to stop by. The bathrooms where really nice but bring your own washing materials as the... More 

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