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Portofino Hotel

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Dana Point, California
Reviewed December 13, 2016

Our family & friends stayed at the Portofino Hotel for my daughter's wedding and it was a great location. We arrived on Friday night and enjoyed the Italian Restaurant located on the premises that night. In the morning, we attended the wedding across the street at Step Beach and that afternoon we enjoyed the deck overlooking Crescent Ave. and the...

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EatDrinkSleepMgr, Manager at Portofino Hotel, responded to this review

Dear jaxgrls, Congrats on your daughter's engagement and thank you for choosing us to be a part of your special experience. You're correct, the amount of natural light and size does vary room by room. Our dedicated team would be very happy to help you choose the perfect room if you visit us again!

Quincy, Illinois
Reviewed November 11, 2016 via mobile

We spent one night on Catalina island. It was our first trip and the Portofino was in a good location with a nice roof top deck with a great view. Even though the rooms are smaller they are very clean and quaint. The staff was very friendly.

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Dear Denise-vb-girl, Thank you for staying with us. I'm delighted to hear you enjoyed our location and sun deck while visiting beautiful Catalina Island.

Prague, Czech Republic
Reviewed November 2, 2016

We stayed at this hotel just for the weekend and don't regret it. Staff is very helpful and friendly. Rooms are clean with a comfortable bed. You have all you need for your stay. The Terrace upstairs is my favorite though. The view is really stunning and you just chilling there and enjoying the view in full harmony.

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San Juan Capistrano, California
Reviewed November 1, 2016

This was my first visit to Villa Portofino and it certainly wont be my last. Other family members have stayed there before and we all stayed there the week of Oct. 23, 2016. It was a fantastic experience from making reservations to checking out. Scott (Mgr.) couldn't have been more pleasant or professional, as were the staff. Luis and Pepe...

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Reviewed October 15, 2016

Our family visited Avalon this past week and stayed at this hotel. Staff are super friendly and rooms are very nice, clean, and up-to-date. The location is outstanding with easy walking to just about everything. Some premier rooms face the harbor, but our room faced the inner courtyard which was nice too since the courtyard is pretty as well. In...

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Santa Barbara, California
Reviewed October 13, 2016

The rooms are sparkling clean, very up to date, with comfortable. All with AC. Staff extremely accommodating and very courteous. Clientele comes first! The location is excellent for the Casino and Descanso Beach Club. The hotel is a little piece of Italy. Close to many good restaurants. When enjoying the continental breakfast, you are exposed to a busy intersection for...

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Dear StanMan5025, Thank you for choosing us during your stay on Catalina. We look forward to welcoming you again soon!

Reviewed October 3, 2016

Really enjoyed this quaint hotel. great view and location. Was so glad we booked our reservation at this hotel over the other places I had looked at on line. We flew in to the Catalina airport and took the shuttle into town. It was so convenient to everything we wanted.

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Frankfurt am Main
Reviewed October 3, 2016

We stayed at Villa Portofino from Fri - Sun and felt very home and welcome. The rooms are not big but not very small either (we had a Deluxe King). Most important: They were modern, clean and quiet. The hotel is at the north end of the Bay - away from the party crowd yet close enough to reach everything...

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Dallas, Texas
Reviewed September 5, 2016

The Hotel Villa Portofino was in a good location in this beautiful city of Avalon. You can walk to virtually everything! The staff was very friendly! The continental breakfast was very good - good pastries and fruit. My only "miff" was being on the ground floor. We could hear everybody coming and going. Ask for a high floor.

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Scottsdale
Reviewed September 1, 2016

We recently spent two nights at the Villa Portofino. Our room was clean with a king size bed. We overlooked the courtyard with a small glimpse of the ocean. The location was perfect. When you walked out the door, the beach was in front with the Avalon bus stop across the street. You could walk to the casino and all...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
  • Breakfast included
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Footsteps from the water, the best of Catalina is just outside our door. Enjoy your island getaway in an ocean view suite or beautifully appointed guest room. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Portofino Hotel

Address: 111 Crescent Avenue, PO Box 127, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
Location: United States > California > Catalina Island > Avalon
Price Range: $193 - $193 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Portofino Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 34
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Also Known As:
Portofino Hotel Avalon
Portofino Hotel Catalina Island/Avalon, CA
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#4 Family Hotel in Avalon
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Avalon
#7 Romantic Hotel in Avalon
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“Ask about the size of the room...they vary greatly! Check out the website: portofinohotel.net”
 of 5 bubbles jaxgrls, Dec 13, 2016 | Read review
“They have water, coffee in the rooms and also little buffet breakfast in the morning next to reception desk.”
 of 5 bubbles 875camiliaa, Nov 2, 2016 | Read review
“Rooms off the patio are very quiet. Request the rooms with a view of the harbor, if you want a great view.”
 of 5 bubbles 443earls, Nov 1, 2016 | Read review
“Only a few rooms have 2 queen beds, so reserve well in advance if that's what you need.”
 of 5 bubbles robinrZ8331JH, Oct 15, 2016 | Read review
“Many of the rooms do required climbing a few stairs as does the beautiful balcony.”
 of 5 bubbles Stanman5025, Oct 13, 2016 | Read review
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