Excellent CLEAN hotel with a very nice staff. They are located right near everything we wanted to do, shopping, dining, and snorkeling. The room was clean and well kept. The bathroom had a tub which surprised me because reading other reviews a lot of them said they only had a shower at their hotel. The sink and mirror is outside from the tub and toilet so that helps when multiple people need to get showered and ready to go out. We had 3 people, two adults and a 12 year old. We got the queen with a futon. The futon was a thick piece of foam with bedding that was brought in for sleeping for the 12 year old. It worked out great and we all had a good nights sleep. They also held our luggage upon arrival and at departure so that we could explore the island. We made a reservation for their restaurant upon arrival and I'm so glad that we did because it was delicious ! If we didn't have the reservation I don't think we would've been able to get in. The only thing I would recommend to the staff is that they should go on the hotel website and navigate it like they are a guest so that they know what their guests see. We made snorkeling reservations through a link on their website but they didn't seem to know much about it. They did however do their best to lead us where we needed to go. I'd love to go back to Catalina and if I do I know I will be staying at Hotel Villa Portofino. There is no reason to look anywhere else! If you go I also recommend the Jeep Eco Tour through the Conservatory. It was AWESOME !
- Also Known As:
- Portofino Hotel Avalon
- Hotel Villa Portofino Catalina Island/Avalon, CA
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- European elegance on the oceanfront. A non-smoking property. ... more less