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Hotel Villa Portofino

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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18 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 252 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2012

European type hotel reminiscent of being in Italy! Located at the opposite end of the Catalina Express boat dock, on Crescent Street, which is the main beachfront street overlooking Avalon Bay. You can easily walk to the hotel but if you have 2 pieces of luggage or more, you may want to take the $10 flat fee taxi ride over... More 

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29 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

This is a charming hotel, if a little pricey. Rooms were clean, staff were helpful, location was perfect. Occasional noise was a little irritating buy overall, I would recommend this hotel

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Tampa, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

This was such a cute little place at the end of the strip to relax. Rooms are comfortable and quiet, good value for the money. The staff was very helpful and surprised me by leaving a bottle of chilled champagne in our room to celebrate my birthday. Very helpful that you can leave your bags after checkout and freshen up... More 

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San Anselmo, California, United States
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2012

This is a great place. Clean, friendly, small, yet big enough. Accompanying Italian restaraunt made and outstanding gnocchi with Gorgonzola bolognese. Simply outstanding. Location is very good, both on and off the beaten path at the end of the strip leading to the casino area. Usual Catalina noise level. We can absolutely recommend and will return.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2012

Stayed at this Hotel several times over the years. Wonderful staff, great location - sun deck on roof - Hotel offers beach chairs/towels for the beach straight across the street. Within walking distance to all the shopping, restaurants and tours. Thank you for a wonderful 4 days!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2012

Staff was wonderful, every single one of them! Great location on the end of the main strip, right across from the beach. Roof deck with killer view for impromptu happy hours (BYOB - they even lent us wine glasses!). They also loan beach towels and chairs. You can store your luggage after check out and they have a bathroom you... More 

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Hermosa Beach, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2012

Good place to stay when in Avalon. Centrally located and within walking distance of everything in town. Fronts on the beach. Great roof deck where you can watch the world go by. Rooms are small, but very confortable. We've been staying there for years.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2012

Although some rooms small, it had a wonderful European feel including fresh pastries picked up daily from local bakery. The terrace wonderful, the staff very friendly including offering luggage storage and use of facilities until departure from island. Very clean.

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Apple Valley
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2012

This was an enjoyable hotel stay as my wife and I came here for our honeymoon. The service and staff were absolutely wonderful as they allowed us to check in when our room was ready. As checkout time is 11:00am and our boat didn't leave until 4 they allowed to hang out at the hotel and enjoy the sundeck. It's... More 

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Santa Monica, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2012

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. The room was small, but worked for us. We were given a bottle of wine with our reservation, and enjoying drinks out on the terrace/sundeck was fabulous! The location is great...walking distance to everything, but not right smack dab in the middle of the busy street, so the noise level stayed... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • 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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