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1835 Columbia St, San Diego, CA 92101-2505
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#205 of 283 hotels in San Diego
Location
4.5
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3.6
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3.7
Value
3.3
Tucked in the heart of Little Italy, only four blocks from San Diego harbor, the Porto Vista Hotel offers a breezy gateway to everything the city has to offer. Whatever you'd like to do, see, taste, or try is only minutes from this hotel on the edge of Downtown San Diego. The quaint bistros, shops and art galleries of Little Italy are right outside our doors. A two-minute cab or trolley ride gets you to Petco Park and the vibrant Gaslamp nightlife district, Old Town San Diego, the museums of Balboa Park, and Qualcomm Stadium. As a truly unique choice among affordable hotels in San Diego the Porto Vista features impeccable service in a dynamic central location. Shuttle service is provided to nearby locations including Airport, Cruise Terminal, Convention Center, Amtrak, Gaslamp Quarter/Horton Plaza. Some amenities are currently closed due to COVID-19.
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Property amenities
Valet parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Restaurant
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Salon
Paid private parking on-site
Wifi
Rooftop bar
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Special diet menus
Vending machine
Meeting rooms
Rooftop terrace
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun terrace
ATM on site
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
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Air conditioning
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Safe
Microwave
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
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Bridal suite
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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n5yfdjgbq9 wrote a review Sep 2022
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I would never recommend this hotel although it’s in a very swanky part of town very safe and clean it took over an hour to check us in with the Wi-Fi problems they were having and the room was disgusting with sauce and food behind the bed with a smell coming from the room as soon as you walked in. The bed was uncomfortable and the pillows were flat this is a poor excuse for a hotel it should be a motel
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Q6332COm wrote a review Sep 2022
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NO AMENITIES AND ROOM SMELLED convenient location, nice staff Would NOT stay here again ,but if you need a relatively inexpensive room for a night it was not bad. Not a cozy environment . They need to add amenities and fix the smell
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Hi Q6332COm, Thank you for sharing your valuable feedback! We’re sorry that we failed to provide an experience you were looking for. We assure you that we’ve taken a note of your mentioned points, and the concerned department has been notified about the same. Yours in Hospitality,
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rj5fc4sbor wrote a review Sep 2022
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Not Worth the Expense. Need to ask for room cleaning. If you want extra towels or replacement towels, know that you will need to pick them up at the desk as they won’t deliver them..guess that’s a staffing problem.
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Hi rj5fc4sbor, Thank you for your review. We regret that your experience at our hotel did not meet your expectations. Your feedbacks will help us improve our services. Yours in Hospitality,
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353monica wrote a review Sep 2022
Fullerton, California1 contribution
The valet employee was not too friendly. While viewing my sentry mode recordings from my Tesla a few days later, I discovered your valet employee had exposed himself in the garage. It was very disturbing to see that he urinated twice in the garage. Clearly this is unacceptable as he didn't wash his hands after and is exchanging valet tickets, keys and money with customers. This is unsanitary! I called to complain about this and was told that the general manager would reach out to me. I never heard back from anyone.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Hi 353monica, First and foremost thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us on TripAdvisor. We would like to express our apologies that you had a negative experience in our hotel. Kindly be advised that our team is working on the case and will follow up accordingly. We look forward to hosting you again at our hotel and experience the improved stay. Your feedbacks and suggestions are always welcome. Yours in Hospitality,
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Fitz wrote a review Sep 2022
PHX15 contributions6 helpful votes
The Porto Vista is a shabby hotel and terrible value for money. The staff is doing their best at property that is facing years of deferred maintenance if not outright neglect. As of this writing, The Porto Vista has 845, nearly 45%, of its reviews falling in the categories of average or below and those reviews most accurately reflect the quality of the property. Not recommended
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Hi FitzM_12, Our aim is to provide the best experience to anyone who visits us. Your experience definitely does not meet the standards we have set for ourselves. Your feedbacks and suggestions are always welcome, we look forward to hosting you again at our hotel and experience the improved stay. Yours in Hospitality, John Sindal
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enqtj85883 wrote a review Sep 2022
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Property looks bright and artsy on the website and has the appearance of an Eastern German prison bloc when walking the darkened hallways to the rooms. Overall, the place has the vibe of an old, windowless military barracks. I had such high expectations. I was upgraded to a “nicer” room after the AC unit began leaking water all over the floor. Nice people working there, but an overall letdown. Parking is $45 for guests. Steep. I found free street parking.
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Hi enqtj85883, Thank you for your review, your feedback helps us identify the areas in which we can improve. At present we’re taking steps to upgrade our room facilities, and also implementing utmost care in our appliance maintenance. As far as only parking valet rates standard vehicles and motorcycles – $45 per night with in/out privileges per night. Yours in Hospitality,
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thnythe2 wrote a review Sep 2022
Fort Frances, Canada1 contribution1 helpful vote
Great place to stay, in the Italian Section. Loved the location, the price was good for the services we received. If you want to have a great time, stay here. If you want to enjoy Italian food in the area, stay here. Loved it!
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Hi thnythe2, Thank you for patronizing Porto Vista Hotel, San Diego, CA. and taking time out to share your experience on this social platform. All of us are delighted that we could ensure a comfortable stay during your visit. Do refer us to your friends and family for their next destination. Cheers! Yours in Hospitality,
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Don N wrote a review Sep 2022
Garland, Texas46 contributions17 helpful votes
The Porto Vista is a nice European style hotel in the heart of Little Italy. It offers good value for the money. I have stayed there several times in the last 15 - 20 years, always been very happy.. The food at The Glass Door is always good, although it was closed for dinner this trip. Clean room, comfortable bed, and the best pillows of any hotel that I stay at.
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Hi Don N, First and foremost thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us on TripAdvisor. All of us are delighted that we could ensure a comfortable stay during your visit. Thank you once again for your stay and your feedback and look forward to welcoming you back to Porto Vista Hotel. Yours in Hospitality,
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jpolla232795 wrote a review Sep 2022
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Beware of $45.00 parking fee notification AFTER it’s too late to cancel booking without cancel fee!!! Tired facility that has potential but is in need of an overhaul! Bedding, room amenities, furnishings, lighting and insuring that amenities ( such as the sage) actually work. Ours did not! Bathrooms need additional shelving to store toiletries. We won’t stay again ! If the rate had been reasonable and had the hotel communicated to us regarding the parking fee at the onset of of our confirmation rather than waiting until 20 minutes after midnight to the deadline of canceling our reservation without penalty ! That was a low blow!! We won’t be back with management practices like that!
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Hi jpolla232795, Valet only parking and Valet rates standard vehicles and motorcycles – $45 per night with in/out privileges per night, large vehicles (15’ – 18’ in length) -$55 per night with in/out privileges and extended size vehicles (over 18’ in length) – $100 per night with in/out privileges on the website upon booking. Our aim is to provide the best experience to anyone who visits us, your experience definitely does not meet the standards we have set for ourselves. Yours in Hospitality,
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Mgcalgrove wrote a review Sep 2022
Newhall, California1 contribution
Air conditioning didn't work. Valet did not help guest. Tv controllers didn't work. In shower a shelf was broken & tub was broken very unsafe for guests. I visited for my fiancé's birthday and she was very unhappy and didn't get a good nights sleep
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Hi Mgcalgrove, Your feedback helps us identify the areas in which we can improve. At present we’re taking steps to upgrade our room facilities, and also implementing utmost care in our appliance maintenance. We’ll give in more efforts to provide you a better personalized when you visit us next time. Yours in Hospitality,
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$164 - $262 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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United StatesCaliforniaSan DiegoDowntown / Little Italy
NUMBER OF ROOMS
190
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Frequently Asked Questions about Porto Vista Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Porto Vista Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Little Italy (0.1 miles), Little Italy Mercato Farmers' Market (0.2 miles), and Little Italy Mercato (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Porto Vista Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a rooftop bar, free wifi, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Porto Vista Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Porto Vista Hotel?
Guests can enjoy a rooftop bar, an on-site restaurant, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Porto Vista Hotel?
Yes, a parking garage, paid private parking on-site, and paid private parking nearby are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Porto Vista Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Salt & Straw, Pappalecco, and Café Gratitude San Diego.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Porto Vista Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness center during their stay.
Is Porto Vista Hotel located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.9 miles away from the center of San Diego.
Are pets allowed at Porto Vista Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Porto Vista Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Porto Vista Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.