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Portofino Hotel
Ranked #5 of 20 Hotels in Avalon
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed December 30, 2011

Hotel staff was wonderful. Great location to all downtown activities. Continental breakfast was fabulous. Loved the upstairs seating area, only wish it was opened at 0730 vs 1000.

Room Tip: Room in the back are quieter.
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  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 29, 2011

This was our second stay at Hotel Villa Portofino and it won't be our last. Clean, comfortable rooms, a beautiful sundeck with a fabulous view, and warm friendly service make this a must stay when visiting Avalon. Great price and a wonderful locaton. You won't be disappointed!

  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 12, 2011

Excellent Hotel, quiet, quaint and situated perfectly in the city of Avalon. Walk across the street and watch the beautiful sunrise in the morning, or watch the gorgeous Moon rising while the light is reflecting off the beautiful Pacific Ocean. A fantastically priced hotel with comfortable beds, continental breakfast every morning and the employees are all extremely friendly, accomodating and very happy and upbeat. A fantastic place to stay! Don't look anywhere else this is the pefect place to stay while visiting the beautiful Island of Catalina.

Room Tip: One of the suites that overlook the harbor for a beautiful sunrise or moonrise view.
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  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled on business
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Reviewed December 8, 2011

**GREAT STAFF, very caring and helpful. They even let us check-in early and gave us an upgrade on our room because it was my boyfriend’s birthday. We stayed in the nicely decorated “Rapallo” room and enjoyed the fireplace, the beautiful marble bathroom, the ample supply of fresh towels and the cleanliness of the place. The little courtyard downstairs is lovely, as well as the sun deck upstairs which has a beautiful view of the harbor and the main street.
*GREAT LOCATION !
* The scones for breakfast were delicious! The lemon cucumber water was refreshing !
The smiles and graciousness of the staff made our stay unforgettable!
LUIS, DANIEL AND ALL THE STAFF ===> THANK YOU AND... WE WILL BE BACK !!!

  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 27, 2011

My third time staying here..a lovely European style hotel, gracious and accomodating staff. It is located right accross the street from the beach front (remember, there are few cars on Catalina Island!) Perks: a place to store your luggage while waiting for check-in or your boat to the mainland. Beach chairs available. A light but GOOD continental breakfast.SUPER CLEAN! Very helpful staff, making you feel welcome. Great Location with a sun deck to view the harbor with cabanas and comforable lounge chairs.

Room Tip: Most rooms have sliding doors..if you want fresh air in the room when you have the room locked, ther...
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  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed November 23, 2011

The location of the hotel was great. The staff was very helpful upon arrival. Room was smaller than it looked on line. House keeping was exceptional. Walls are thin, last morning there, I was awaken by a flushing toilet at 2 am and again at 6 am by women talking continuously below us both inside their room and then right outside in the common area. I gave up trying to go back to sleep by 8 am. Would I stay there again, probably not, with so many other hotels to choose from, I would most likely try another.

Room Tip: No idea since walls are thin, perhaps try and get an isolated room if possible with no one above or...
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  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed November 18, 2011

Very nice, quaint, customer-oriented hotel located in an island paradise.

Room Tip: Many different floor plans. Make sure to ask for options. Suites are well worth a once-in-a-lifeti...
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Additional Information about Portofino Hotel

Address: 111 Crescent Avenue, PO Box 127, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
Location: United States > California > Catalina Island > Avalon
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
#4 Family Hotel in Avalon
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Avalon
#7 Romantic Hotel in Avalon
Price Range: $118 - $289 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Portofino Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 34
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 
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Also Known As:
Portofino Hotel Avalon
Portofino Hotel Catalina Island/Avalon, CA

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