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Portofino Inn San Diego Hotel Circle

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2201 Hotel Circle South, San Diego, CA 92108 (Formerly Comfort Inn Hotel Circle SeaWorld Area)
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The photos online of The Portofino Inn were a little deceptive, but the rooms were clean, the breakfast was awesome, we were 5-10 minutes away from everything we wanted to see, and we had a great trip! We would stay here again!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great hotel , we just came from ARIZONA driving over 4 hours and we walk to check availability for one night only ! We got 1 room with 2 double beds very comfortable and clean , pool is nice and heated ! We have great time and after all we did an amazing cookout and enjoy the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed here for 5 nights. It was a central point for my vacation/conference. I loved the location. The hotel was very clean. The food was hot and fresh. As I was concerned about cost... this was a perfect location, service was great, pool was clean, front desk was friendly... I would definitely stay here again. If you are looking... More 

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Overall, we were very pleased with the Hotel, the service of all staff that was accorded us and would recommend it to anyone. The Front Lobby staff went out of their way to provide us with additional services such as free computer printing, writing paper, drinking water, a daily paper, and the cleaning staff was friendly providing us with many... More 

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La Canada Flintridge, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enjoyed our stay. Bed comfy and room large and clean. Breakfast was nice with 4 waffle machines but there were so many people there (bus full of teens on tour with their choir group) the area needed more monitoring and clean up. I'd return. San Diego's Balboa Park is a gem!

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North Hills
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

the room was okay... loved having a bunk bed for the girls. and the kitchen was useful as well. the room didn't smell great, and wasn't anything spectacular, but for the price, i definitely think it did it's job... staff was very nice & welcoming... pool area was nice also...

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Modesto
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

The hotel location was excellent. The condition of the room was only average, there was a broken mirror, tub faucet had issues and the wall have been pushed in. The continental breakfast while generally excellent had issues with the juice and coffee machines not working properly.

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Sun City
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

The room was ok. Bed was comfortable and the Shower was also good. There was only 1/4 roll of toilet paper in the room the first night (there were tissues though). The second night only half the towels were there. The parking spaces were way to tight, almost impossible to get in or out of the vehicle. Breakfast was great... More 

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Apple Valley
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

The staff was very friendly especially the breakfast crew. One in particular was very friendly and helpful. Mayla was always restocking and cleaning with a great attitude. She made our trip and breakfast very enjoyable and she is a great asset to your company !! The only problem we had was the card key reader for our room. Every time... More 

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Adam L, Front Office Manager at Portofino Inn San Diego Hotel Circle, responded to this review

Dear Robin G, Thank you kindly for taking the time to review your stay with us. I have shared your words regarding Mayra’s excellent service with her, and she joins me in thanking you. I would like to apologize for the issues you experience with your key cards. I will work with our Front Office team to ensure this matter... More 

Colton, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We went to Sea World and stayed here over night. It was roomy enough for us with 2 queen beds, but if I return with Hubby, he would not be able to close the door to the bathroom without stepping in the bathtub. Breakfast was great. The hot water dispenser and coffee pots were out of order, but there was... More 

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Adam L, Front Office Manager at Portofino Inn San Diego Hotel Circle, responded to this review

Dear Theviranda, Thank you for taking the time to share your review with us. I’m happy to hear you enjoyed your room and the breakfast. I would like to apologize for the temporary out of service coffee dispenser in the breakfast area. We are happy to report that this was quickly fixed! We hope you enjoyed your time at SeaWorld... More 

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