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“Great location, 5 mins from the beach! Potential to be great needs to be upgraded.” 3 of 5 stars
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Portofino Beach Inn
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   186 N Coast Hwy 101, Encinitas, CA 92024 (Formerly Quality Inn & Suites North Coast)   |  
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Ranked #7 of 7 hotels in Encinitas
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Great location, 5 mins from the beach! Potential to be great needs to be upgraded.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Have been there before. They upgraded baths, they are nicer. They need to update the tv with remotes that work. Carpets could be cleaner but ok. One of the rooms ac worked intermittently. They gotta fix the jacuzzi, dirty and old. Also need to upgrade pillows to full size pillows.

  • Stayed June 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love staying here mainly bc of the walkable beach access, but also because their staff is SO accommodating! We came w bikes and really needed first floor access, and they took the time to juggle things around so we could be more comfortable.
I will continue to stay there!

  • Stayed June 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Very simple but perfect location for a beach vacation.
Local dining is outstanding and the Main Street shopping wS a blast!
Hotel staff were more than accommodating when we needed a floor level room, even when it took some juggling. Small continental breakfast got our needs perfectly. After staying in several other hotels, we will definitely return to the Portofino soon!

  • Stayed April 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

The hotel was in a great location between San Diego wild animal park and Lego land . It was a 2 block walk to the beach which was very family friendly. there were restaurants on either side of the hotel.. The staff made sure we were happy and that the room met our satisfaction .

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014 via mobile

Enough said. Extremely dirty and nasty. Anyone who writes a decent review on this place must be high. Do not even consider staying here. It's creepy. The rooms stink, the carpets are stained, the concrete is disgusting and there was a pubic hair left in the bathroom. Oh and the beds suck.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

This was my fourth visit to Portofino, formerly Quality Inn North Shore, and I loved my stay. The beds are super comfy and clean. Never have I seen a big or a stain, anywhere in any of the rooms I've stayed in. The breakfast is decent, it's muffins, toast, cereal, fruit, hard boiled eggs and juice and coffee. It's not stellar, but you can eat all you want and it's free. The location of this place is awesome. I can be in town or on the beach in a matter of minutes. The parking though I will say is the worst I've ever seen, but it's not portofino's fault, it was that way when it was Quality Inn, just park in uncovered parking or in the alley way.

  • Stayed March 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014 via mobile

Absolutely no evidence of pride of ownership there!
+ some friendly staff at desk, renovated bathroom and sink area which was clean
-smelly room, dirty walls ,windows ,stained sheets, carpets , cast off furniture . Public hot tub too dirty to use.
We could not leave because of no cancellation policy.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled solo
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Portofino Beach Inn

Address: 186 N Coast Hwy 101, Encinitas, CA 92024 (Formerly Quality Inn & Suites North Coast)
Location: United States > California > Encinitas
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 7 hotels in Encinitas
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Portofino Beach Inn 2*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Portofino Beach Inn Hotel in Encinitas California is located 18 miles from San Diego Airport and 25 miles from downtown San Diego. Along the historic stretch of Hwy 101 and just 2 blocks from the Legendary Moonlight Beach, the Portofino Beach Inn Hotel stands as a hidden treasure for those travelers seeking a charming atmosphere and comfortable beach-life accommodations at an affordable price.The boutique hotel charm and elegant, Mediterranean-inspired rooms are unique among all others in the area. The Hotel offers these newly renovated rooms with upgraded amenities to meet the needs of the business traveler or leisure guest. Wake up each morning to a deluxe continental breakfast with fresh bakery items. The Portofino Beach Inn Hotel is convenient to many area dining, shopping and entertainment venues. Long known for its coastal views and nostalgic feel, this oceanfront community of Encinitas provides the ideal backdrop for the newly remodeled Portofino Beach Inn North Coast Encinitas Hotel. Our motto is to provide Clean Comfortable rooms with COURTEOUS services at AFFORDABLE prices. Helping our guests to have an enjoyable experience while they are away from home is the goal for everyone working here at Portofino Beach Inn hotel. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Quality Inn & Suites North Coast Hotel Encinitas
Quality Inn And Suites North Coast
Quality Inn North Coast
Quality Inn Encinitas
Encinitas Quality Inn

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