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The Portofino Hotel & Marina
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   260 Portofino Way, Redondo Beach, CA 90277   |  
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Logan, Utah, United States
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“Convenient, clean and comfortable”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

Spacious room and bathroom, sliding door on patio brought in balmy CA air, fireplace in bar for cool fall night, free bikes for morning ride along ocean, close to pier and variety of restaurants. View does include parking lot, but still fun to see all the masts bobbing in the harbor. Connecting rooms for family. Visitors were able to park for free at hotel while meeting for drink. Staff helpful.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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AnneliseHolyoak, Public Relations Manager at The Portofino Hotel & Marina, responded to this review, November 28, 2012
Thank you for the insightful comments. We appreciate your kind remarks. Opening the patio doors really does let in the amazing California breeze. We hope on your next visit you can experience our ocean side rooms.

Have a happy holiday,

Annelise Holyoak
The Portofino Hotel & Marina
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012

stayed in this hotel for 5 nights for a family function. the room was called marina view but was really a car park view, we could have upgraded to ocean view but this really a view of a brickwall and some sea. basically this is a very good quality motel the rooms are spacious enough and the beds are very comfortable and if it sold itself as this it would be fine, it is not a ccountry house style house hotel as the website pretends, yes it has a beautiful lounge area although the bar is only open in the evening . the pool is tiny and this is not a hotel if you wanted to stay on site most of the day, it is agood base for touring the area and is very clean. there is nothing really wrong with the hotel it just isn't quite what it thinks it is. However for the rate in this area it does make decent value. I would say go there and enjoy the local area.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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AnneliseHolyoak, Public Relations Manager at The Portofino Hotel & Marina, responded to this review, November 28, 2012
Thank you for the constructive feedback. We will use your comments to improve the hotel and our staff. We hope that you enjoyed your stay. Our marina view rooms are wonderful for viewing the marina but if you prefer an optimal view, we do offer fantastic 3rd floor ocean rooms for ideal views! If you are in the area again, we encourage you to see them! Thank you again for taking the time to review the property and we hope you are able to visit again.

Have a happy holiday!

Annelise Holyoak
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

Our "ocean view" room didn't actually give us a view of othe ocean; we san a small inlet of water contained by a rock wall, and the ocean was beyond the rock wall. Still, this is a pleasant place to stay, with a good restaurant within walking distance. If you choose to stay here, ask for a room in the upper levels, where you'll probaby get a better ocean view.

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AnneliseHolyoak, Public Relations Manager at The Portofino Hotel & Marina, responded to this review, November 28, 2012
Thank you for the intuitive comments. We appreciate your point of view and will use these comments to better the hotel and our staff. We understand that some guests may not want to view the rock wall and therefore we do offer rooms on higher levels for optimal views. The rock wall is there for safety. We are so pleased you enjoyed the restaurant and its proximity to the hotel.

Please let us know if there is anything we can do to improve your future stay.

Have a happy holiday,

Annelise Holyoak
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

Actually a very nice location to look out at the ocean, although you will need to walk a ways to get to a beach (The hotel boarders up to the break walls). In addition, at certain times, the noise from the sea lions is unreal in the mornings (if you leave your doors open for the fresh breeze). Rooms are comfortable and the staff is friendly. Another 'drawback' is the hotel isn't really close to things like coffee shops, quick-type marts, etc. Breakfast next to the hotel is pretty good (the hotel's restaurant) - but again is pricey ($12-$17pp) for basic breakfast foods.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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AnneliseHolyoak, Public Relations Manager at The Portofino Hotel & Marina, responded to this review, November 13, 2012
Thank you for your constructive and helpful opinions. I assure you that we use these viewpoints to improve the hotel and its amenities. We are thrilled you enjoyed the location and the hotel's proximity to the water. We also appreciate your kind comments about our friendly staff. Please visit us again soon and have a Happy Holiday Season!

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Durham, NC
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

The location of the hotel was nice, short drive from LAX after a long day of travelling. It was also nice to get up in the morning and run along the beach which is not too far away. I got in late and there was not much open within walking distance, so if arriving late stop and get some food and snacks before arriving, but don't plan on being able to use the mini fridge because it is sealed. That was a little frustrating. The staff was friendly and helpful as described in many of the reviews but it took two trips to get my key to work. The rooms are clean but definitely could use some updating. The bed was comfortable, but short. I think I had a double bed because my feet hung over the edge. I thought I was supposed to be getting a king bed. I was too tired to say anything due the all-day travelling. The best part of the stay was the shower. It was adjustable and was refreshing. Overall the hotel could use some freshening up, but it was a nice stay, I'm not sure if I would return though based on the price. It is priced like a 4 star hotel and feels like a 3 star.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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AnneliseHolyoak, Public Relations Manager at The Portofino Hotel & Marina, responded to this review, November 13, 2012
Hello and thank you for the helpful feedback. We will use these remarks to better improve the hotel service and standards. We apologize that you were not told that the hotel staff could send up and replace your mini fridge with an empty refrigerator. We are happy to do so when guests request an empty unit. We understand that this is often the case. Thank you for the kind comments about our nice location and proximity to LAX. We are a great oasis from the city but really only about 6 miles away. We are pleased you enjoyed the shower as well. Thank you for your comments and we hope to serve you again soon.

Have a Happy Holiday!

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Los Angeles
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21 hotel reviews
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

We have stayed at the Portofino before. It is not far from our house.
The Inn has rooms directly above the water in the harbor so the views are outstanding. You awaken to the sound of Otto the sea lion, as you sit on the balcony you watch the pelicans and other sea birds fly by. Also you can watch the sailboats come and go and the daily paddleboarders as they paddle seemingly below your feet!
The rooms are appointed in nautical decor and have a nice tub and spa quality soaps and lotions.
There are bathrobes so you may sit and drink your coffee on your balcony without having to get up and dressed.
The hotel offers a nice pool and jacuzzi.
The restaurant Balleen is outstanding and has a nice happy hour.
Nice place to get away even if it's just a few miles away.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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AnneliseHolyoak, Public Relations Manager at The Portofino Hotel & Marina, responded to this review, November 28, 2012
Thank you for the outstanding review and wonderful comments. We appreciate you taking the time to say such nice things about the hotel and BALEENkitchen. One of the most interesting aspects of the hotel is the stimulating activity that is visible from the hotel rooms. Our guests, much like you really enjoy watching the sailboats, paddle-boarders and seals passing by.

We hope that because you live close you are able to visit again.

Have a happy holiday,

Annelise Holyoak
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

This was a lovely spot, the hotel was clean and nice, great spot to look over the marina (Christmas Boat pararde) sea lions and marina. We really had fun, the breakfast was great!!!
The location was great for us because we wanted to go shopping rather than do the "LA thing". So headed to various malls, stocked up on goodies (clothes) for the rest of the trip.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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AnneliseHolyoak, Public Relations Manager at The Portofino Hotel & Marina, responded to this review, November 7, 2012
Sounds like you had a wonderful time! Thank you for the nice comments and review of the property! We appreciate you taking the time to leave such friendly and constructive feedback. We hope that you can visit us again soon. Have a Happy Holiday Season!

Annelise Holyoak
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Additional Information about The Portofino Hotel & Marina

Address: 260 Portofino Way, Redondo Beach, CA 90277
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Location: United States > California > Redondo Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Business Hotel in Redondo Beach
#2 Green Hotel in Redondo Beach
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Redondo Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Portofino Hotel & Marina 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Breathe in the sea and all that Redondo Beach offers. Offer guests an authentic SoCal lifestyle experience in a casual nautical-chic environment, allowing them to relax and let loose, embracing their “endless summer”, endlessly. Welcome to The Portofino Hotel & Marina in Redondo Beach at King Harbor, a haven for business and leisure travelers alike. The Portofino boasts breathtaking scenes from sunsets and sailboats to dolphins and pelicans and is framed in the floor-to-ceiling windows and private balconies within this beautiful Redondo Beach resort. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Portofino Hotel And Yacht
Portofino Inn Redondo Beach
Portofino Redondo Beach

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