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“Very nice staff and services” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Portofino Hotel
Ranked #6 of 20 Hotels in Avalon
Certificate of Excellence
1 review
“Very nice staff and services”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2012

I love it and will comeback thank you for the accommodation in a short notice to me and my family,staff very professional and beautiful attitude,made us feel very welcome and not neglected.the service provided was very professional and the staff attention very kind,we had a wonderful short vacation but we will definitely recommend this hotel to our friends and family

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Boston, Massachusetts
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35 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2012

We just loved our trip to Catalina. The weather was glorious and we felt like we were in Europe. We stayed in a room on the first floor. No outside windows made me feel a bit claustrophobic! The room was clean but definitely needed some updating in decor. We were disappointed that we could not bring drinks over from the restaurant to enjoy on the balcony. The continental breakfast was very mediocre. The location and view was wonderful.

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank barbworth
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Oceanside, California
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2012

Absolutely DELUX, Stayed in the Capri Suite with beautiful views (day or night) of Avalon Habor. Nice oceanfront balcony for watching the day drift away. Not all rooms have balconies or an oceanview. Ask the front desk when making your reservation. If your room doesn't have a balcony, they have an incredible sundeck. Short walking distance to the dock and Descanso Beach. Beach towels and chairs are available (no fee). The staff was excellent and very helpful. Contiental breakfast was simple (coffee, orange juice and pastries). Two thumbs up for a nice getaway.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank 1alohafamily
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Cardiff-by-the-Sea, California, United States
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60 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2012 via mobile

What is needed to push this to excellent category?

- Robes are a necessity.
- Continental breakfast could be improved.
- no minibar. Really?
- Towels are tired and need to be retired.

Location, views and service are superb.

Stayed September 2012
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22 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2012 via mobile

We stayed here for past 2 years & have never been disappointed. Having continental breakfast on the patio right across from the beach, listening to sea lions bark, and watching the locals on their way to wherever is WAY cool. Getting away from hustle & bustle of everyday life while enjoying the sundeck. This is what brings us back to the City of Avalon!

  • Stayed March 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank jp6902
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Phoenix, Arizona
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2012

The location was perfect. It is close to the beach, and at the end of the main walkway where all the shops, restaurants, and activities are, not in the middle of it. The hotel opens up to the beach with a sundeck balcony view of the ocean; beautiful sunrise and sunset by the way. The contiental breakfast was nice. You can eat on the balcony, or on the patio inside the villa, or out front. Beach towels and chairs are easily ascessed whenever you want them. Luis, behind the front desk was especially friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2012 via mobile

We were very pleased with Villa Portofino. The location is within walking distance from the ferry drop-off point and is right on the beach. It is only minutes walking from Descanso Beach. We stayed in the Amalfi room which was well-appointed albeit a little small. There is a beautiful sundeck on top of the hotel as well. The staff was very pleasant and accommodating. They allowed us to store our luggage at the front desk for the day even after we checked out, so we were able to explore unencumbered while waiting for the ferry. The front desk also provides free beach towels. Overall, this hotel is an excellent value with a great location, although the beds could've been a little more comfortable. Highly recommended!

Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Portofino Hotel

Property: Portofino Hotel
Address: 111 Crescent Avenue, PO Box 127, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
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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
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Avalon
#7 Romantic Hotel in Avalon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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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Portofino Hotel Avalon
Portofino Hotel Catalina Island/Avalon, CA

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