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Hotel Villa Portofino

#6 of 20 Hotels in Avalon
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111 Crescent Avenue, PO Box 127, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family of 5 reserved 2 rooms for a July weekend. The rooms were small but very clean and adequate for the short stay. The daily, free continental breakfast was ample which we enjoyed on the outside street cafe. The location was perfect for us. The European ambiance was delightful. It set the tone for our entire weekend. The hotel... More 

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Bakersfield, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I financed this trip for my family so I was worried if my family will like it or not but the hotel staff made it a perfect trip! Each one of them were extremely sweet and gave useful information. My mom and I are coffee lovers so the coffee maker in the room was a perfect addition but it would... More 

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Rancho Santa Margarita, California
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69 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the second time I've stayed at this hotel. The staff is friendly and you can get there by foot from the boat. They do not offer connecting rooms, but we needed two rooms together and they were able to accommodate us. Request an upper level room. Ours were on the ground floor and rude guests stood outside our... More 

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Los Angeles, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Because of my great birthday experience last year, we decided to come back this year to celebrate my birthday again at the Villa Portofino. We're glad we did -- the hotel is in a great location, offers a nice birthday deal, and the staff are beyond friendly and accommodating. The room is small but comfortable. They provide everything you need... More 

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Captain Cook, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent 3 nights at Villa Portofino. From check in to check out the staff where amazing. The room was charming, clean and the bed was very comfortable. We sat on the upper deck and enjoyed a bottle or two of wine while watching the boats in the harbor. When we returned to Long Beach I discovered we had left... More 

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Thank Tim W
San Francisco, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hotel is very cute and pretty and quaint right on the water, but off to the end of the main street offering a bit more peace and quiet from the loud downtown noise, but convenience of being able to change for swimming, shower for dinner, return for a quick nap. The rooftop terrace offers a beautiful view of the... More 

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Thank Shelly R
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This little place is at the far end of Main Street from where the ferry drops you off, but it's still only 1/2 mi or less. If you don't have a lot of luggage, don't pay the $11 for a cab ride. It's an easy walk. The outside is very slightly shabby and there are a few flights of stairs... More 

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Tustin, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

This charming little hotel was probably a motel in the past. It's comfortable & well situated from many of the activities/dining establishments. What I like about their package is you can opt to arrive or depart as you like: via helicopter one way, and boat the other way. Best of both worlds to get to the island. The hotel is... More 

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Thank LSolis2013
Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

This hotel faces the bay! It's at the end of the street fronting the bay, so there is less noise and far fewer people. Our room was also very quiet. Cool to have a real key to the room, with a sliding glass door for entry. The room was clean and the beds were very comfortable. They have a sun... More 

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Balboa Island, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

I've hesitated to visit Catalina expecting to be surrounded by too much drinking, too many sunburns and too many people. I also expected to be overcharged for the favor of visiting and to encounter shopkeepers and hotel staff weary from the constant barrage of tourists. Instead I found a sweet little hotel with very friendly staff in the ideal location... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free Breakfast
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Beachfront
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Breakfast
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
European elegance on the oceanfront. A non-smoking property. Offering FREE Wi-Fi, daily Continental breakfast, FREE use of beach chairs and beach towels ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Villa Portofino

Address: 111 Crescent Avenue, PO Box 127, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
Location: United States > California > Catalina Island > Avalon
Price Range: $95 - $550 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 34
Also Known As:
Portofino Hotel Avalon
Hotel Villa Portofino Catalina Island/Avalon, CA
Hotel Style:
#4 Family Hotel in Avalon
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Avalon
#7 Romantic Hotel in Avalon
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