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Porto Vista Hotel and Suites San Diego

San Diego, CA, US (SAN)

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Based on 1854 reviews
With its mid 60`s Mediterranean decor, guests can enjoy the excitement of downtown San Diego in an intimate but energetic environment.
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Porto Vista Hotel and Suites San Diego
1835 Columbia Street, San Diego, CA US 92101

Why Stay Here?

  • FREE Wi-Fi
  • Fun Boutique Hotel
  • Award Winning Restaurant On Site
  • Business Services
  • Concierge
  • Fitness Center [Complimentary, Open 24 Hours]
  • Pet Friendly

Great Downtown Location:
Porto Vista is situated in the heart of downtown and is within walking distance to many eclectic restaurants, shops and art galleries. Also minutes away from this 
boutique hotel are some of San Diego`s main attractions such as Sea World and the San Diego Zoo. 

Charming Porto Vista:
The Porto Vista Hotel in San Diego is a refreshing and charming alternative to the traditional boutique hotels located in the San Diego Bay area. While staying at the Porto Vista, each guest will enjoy many amenities that ensure a relaxing yet productive visit to San Diego. Plus, the hotel provides shuttle service to and from the airport, Convention Center and Cruise Dock for $5 Each Way Per Adult.

Porto Vista Accommodations

The Porto Vista Hotel offers highly appointed guest rooms full of modern comforts. Each features traditional furnishings with contemporary decor including unique floor to ceiling wall art that celebrates the leisure lifestyles of Italy in the 60`s. Also, each guest room offers complimentary high-speed wireless internet, premium cable television and data port. Other in-room amenities include ultimate pillow-top mattresses with comfy bed package, in-room safe with personalized security codes, coffeemaker and tea service, 32`` flat screen TV in every room, iron/ironing boards and hairdryers. 

Dining at the Porto Vista:

Located on the 4th floor of the Porto Vista Hotel is the award-winning Glass Door restaurant. Its cozy ambiance is uniquely designed to enhance the spectacular downtown and harbor views. Guests can dine under a canopy of handmade Moroccan lanterns where you will experience a world of unique flavors and extraordinary table-side service.

Please Note:
A valid credit card is required at check in for incidental charges to establish credit. Cash or pre-paid cards not accepted. Valet parking is available for $25 per night.  

Based on 1854 reviews
from Burke, Virginia
Submitted on 08-06-2016
We stayed here for the Rock n Roll San Diego Marathon. Hotel was close to race start and finish and close to excellent restaurants in Little Italy. Room and breakfast we Ok, but can't beat the location or view from the hotel restaurant.
from San Antonio, Texas
Submitted on 09-06-2016
Location was perfect. All hotel staff was great. Front desk personnel went above and beyond. Upgraded my friends so we could have adjoining rooms. Shuttle driver was thoughtful and helped ensure my friends on a later flight got a ride to the hotel.
from Tapachula, Mexico
Submitted on 10-06-2016
Great location, great view, breakfast ok. A Little bit more clean in the bathroom will be great. A block from Little Italy where you find tons of restaurants. Free shuttle to airport and the kindness of the reception is great.
from Savannah, Georgia
Submitted on 10-06-2016
The refrigerator made a loud buzzing or rattling sound which would usually not bother me, but it was very close to the bed. The coffee at breakfast was too weak for my taste as well. Overall, though, it was a great hotel in a great location!!
from San Clemente, California
Submitted on 10-06-2016
Porto Vista was just fine for what my friend and I needed. We were running the Half Marathon and just needed a place to sleep in and shower in after the race. The rooms aren't anything to boast about; the hotel is definitely a motel converted into a hotel. Rooms and bathrooms are a bit dated, but there isn't wall paper peeling off of the walls or anything. We didn't have any super negative experiences, as well as any super positive experiences. We did grab appetizers at the in house restaurant a... Read more
from West Hartford, Connecticut
Submitted on 30-06-2016
I just completed a 6 day stay as part of a 17 person reunion. Our rooms were comfortable and provided all the basics. The restaurant with a bay view and some outdoor seating was a pleasant and convenient location for the tasty hot breakfast provided with the room and for daily happy hour. The hotel is in a good location - one street over from the main street in Little Italy that has a number of good restaurants and stores - from pizza and frozen yogurt to more upscale restaurants. There is a... Read more
from Palos Verdes Peninsula
Submitted on 03-07-2016
Great location in Little Italy with a view of the harbor. A good value. We had a suite this time that was just below the Glass Door restaurant with a balcony overlooking the bay. Short walk to many great restaurants and our favorite, Mona Lisa.
Submitted on 04-07-2016
We enjoyed our stay at Porto Vista. I found the hotel when on The price was good for the Saturday night of July 4th weekend and close to the hotel my mom booked so I decided to try it. I booked a queen room and even though the hotel was sold out we got upgraded to a fifth floor suite with ocean view patio at no charge. It worked out perfect as it was my little sisters 21st bday so some of my family came over to have appetizers and drinks at the Glass Door restaurant at the hotel. We... Read more
from Los Angeles
Submitted on 06-07-2016
The redeeming qualities of this establishment 1. Value for $ 2. Location Other than that, every other service/amenity/cleanliness ranged from mediocre to substandard. I would have rated my stay much lower, but the location was sublime, and for what we paid, we couldn't complain too much.
from Kiev, Ukraine
Submitted on 13-07-2016
We stayed here only because of last minute choice as per SD travel. + cleanliness and location. - bfast sucked for me as a vegan and for my kid and spouse cause they lacked variety... The worst experience was parking, as the hotel had the highest per night rates in the area and we felt miserable cruising around the quarter for better options every night/.
from Tucson, Arizona
Submitted on 19-07-2016
It was very noisy, elevators were extremely slow, staff weren't proactive in telling us anything going on in the city. room wasn't as clean as it should have been. ok location and breakfast was good. We wouldn't stay here again.
Submitted on 19-07-2016
Great location. Good staff. Good breakfast. Very poor rooms. Cramped room, tiny bathroom window that cannot be left uncurtained. Very poor value. A disappointment to return to the room. the weekend rates were totally beyond the value.
from Sacramento, California
Submitted on 19-07-2016
Property is clean, right off little Italy so plenty to walk to. Nice shuttle also to drop you at local points of interest. Bed was terrible, air conditioning was so loud. Room was clean, parking valet staff truly wonderful for assisting with luggage and car, making suggestions of places to eat. breakfast in restaurant upstairs was middle of the road. Stay Wasn't awful but wasn't great, for the price with the family probably would not go back.
from Fresno
Submitted on 19-07-2016
The hotel staff was friendly and helpful. The location was great. However the room was a bit dated and the bathrooms are not very well set up- no counter to place toiletries. The cost of the room is a bit much for what you get. The free breakfast and parking was a deal (thank you AAA). The breakfast was on the cold side (eggs sat out for a long time).
from Fullerton, California
Submitted on 20-07-2016
Pros: Great Location and Over looking Restaurant View, Good Breakfast, Friendly & Helpful Staff Cons: Small Room, Parking is NOT Free for Hotel Guest ($25 per night), Bathroom was Filty and wasn't cleaned right. The floor was all sticky and the bath tub has all kinds of hair on it from the previous guests. So Disgusting!
from Melbourne, Australia
Submitted on 23-07-2016
Hotel staff for check in were great and very friendly however my room key didn't work and kept failing throughout my stay. Night staff were very unhelpful and not friendly - as he was too busy talking to his friend. Food there was one staff member managing the bar who was great - she seemed to be singlehandedly supporting the whole team. Food was average and breakfast was disgraceful. The whole place could do with stepping into the 21st century as the walls for the rooms are paper thin, the deco... Read more
Submitted on 25-07-2016
Visiting from Fort Worth Texas and would definitely stay again. Staff was very nice and accommodating. Shuttle service was awesome, breakfast was great and location was perfect! I guess the only thing I didn't like was the deposit which I wasn't told there was one...other than that perfect!
from Hamburg, Germany
Submitted on 27-07-2016
It is mid-class hotel a best. In fact, it's more like a motel. Everything is a little below average. The pricing during Comic Con obnoxious if rooms were at high demand. The best things about the Porto Vista are its location in Little Italy and the view from the roof top.
from Lacey
Submitted on 30-07-2016
Wonderful experience staying here. Great location, clean rooms, and the friendliest staff! Very pleased! The only thing about the rooms I didn't like was the lack of counter space in the bathroom for toiletries.
Submitted on 08-08-2016
We had the best time at the Glassdoor! DJ is such a great bartender! Great food, great drinks, and great company :) i tried the ahi tartar and it was sooooo good! Also all of the drinks were amazing, I had bourbon and ginger ale with lemon... Done right! I recommend this place to anybody in the area!
Submitted on 11-08-2016
Looking at the photos you would expect the Room to be bigger, not to smell like a smoker just left and the windows face in to the call so you must keep the current closed. Ya it's a decent price, and in the hotel is in a great location, would have paid the extra hundred or so dollars for something nicer....
from Vancouver, British Columbia
Submitted on 11-08-2016
Overall this hotel was a great choice on my trip. Very accommodating and helpful staff, very friendly. On a last minute decision I decided to extend my stay in San Diego by 5 days and they accommodated me with no questions or hassles. It is in a prime location, easy access to the harbor, walking distance. I truly enjoyed and would stay here and recommend to fellow travelers.
from Quebec
Submitted on 12-08-2016
The price, the room and service : 10/10. It's was our best hotel in san diego. The room was clean, the lobby too. All about this hotel was good. The breakfast was very good and the view of the restaurant was amazing !
Submitted on 15-08-2016
We stayed 2 nights too many. Website is very nice, main lobby reasonably attractive, anywhere past that point is horrible. The hallways have not been mopped for weeks it seems, as evidenced by various stains of dubious origin on the paint. Rooftop bar doubles as breakfast lounge but is over-crowded and run by unhappy staffers. Clearly the sticky floors (spilled food) did not convince us to extend the fun. After honking in the garage and loud conversations through the night, we happily checked ou... Read more
from San Diego, California
Submitted on 16-08-2016
Ok the reason I gave this hotel such low scores is because of the first contact I had with checking in the guy was rude couldn't tell me the price of the room which was crazy. I paid over 500 dollars to still pay for valet that's horrible!
Submitted on 08-09-2016
we booked here for a discounted rate (paid in advance) after reading the good reviews. overall I would recommend the hotel and think it was a great deal for the location. there are just a few things to point out. --great service - from the front lobby to the restaurant servers to the valet staff. everyone was very nice and helpful. --great location - downtown little italy. excellent gelato is just around the corner at pappalecco and a saturday farmer's market nearby has all kinds of edible trea... Read more
from Tucson, Arizona
Submitted on 08-09-2016
Hotel was great! The staff was so friendly. Breakfast was good. Location was the Best. Shuttle drivers were nice and friendly. We will be back. This hotel was a great value. We didn't dinner in the resturant but the view was amazing
from Lake Elsinore, California
Submitted on 13-09-2016
Your hotel is disgusting with mildew stains running down the building walls, the rooms are so small you can Almost touch the walls hand to hand.. the lobby is nice but once you go through the elevator .. watch out ., crappy .. very misleading ad
from Fullerton
Submitted on 14-09-2016
We enjoy staying here because we can walk to great Italian restaurants and if we are there on Sunday can walk to Mass. The staff is warm and friendly and rooms are clean and comfortable.The location is great as you are close to the freeway but not too close.
from Ensenada, Mexico
Submitted on 15-09-2016
My friend and I needed a hotel with a shuttle to the airport. We had dinner reservations in a little Italy restaurant so this hotel was perfectly located. Our flight the next morning was at 8:00. We needed a shuttle at 6:00, but their free service did not begin until 7:00. Wish we'd known that in advance! But we were helped to join LYFT, an über like service. And we were given a five dollar coupon. Our fare ended up costing us 1.50 plus tip. LYFT was great! Free breakfast....but again of n... Read more
from Henderson, Nevada
Submitted on 15-09-2016
Dirty, dark, smelly. Overall waste of money, stay somewhere else. Found a few long hairs in the shower that didn't belong to either me or my partner. The only thing this place has is a great location but it's not worth the money.
Submitted on 15-09-2016
I do a lot of traveling one of the best hotels I have ever stayed shuttle service.. by Thomas is exceptional highly recommend this place to stay. Raul at the front desk with his assistant that keeps him straight are phenomenal highly highly recommend staying at this hotel
from Vilnius, Lithuania
Submitted on 15-09-2016
The room was ok, but the noise every morning from the staff trolleys was irritating. Breakfast was great, good view while eating. Shuttle service was pleasant. Some staff was pleasant and a few of them not so much. Only small and dim lights are possible in the room, so i really missed the light. I stayed in the first floor, so the view was to the parking lot. Overall I recommend this hotel if you only want to sleep over, otherwise I would choose different one.
from Los Angeles, California
Submitted on 16-09-2016
Glassdoor restaurant is the saving grace of this place -- nice happy hour, nice service, comfortable ambiance. Didn't order off the menu (breakfast was 'fine'). Located in Little Italy so it was nice to walk around to other places. Room wasn't cleaned despite putting the "request for cleaning" sign on the door (left at 11:45a, returned after 8:00p). Staff offered nothing but "sorry, you can call back in the morning and talk to a manager". Bar soap in bathroom leaves skin orange (the soap is or... Read more
from Basel, Switzerland
Submitted on 19-09-2016
- staff at the front desk was not friendly; they tired to be at least polite but you could easily see that you were not welcome with questions - at 4 a.m. the phone was ringing - it was a wake-up call that has not been cancelled - we asked twice to cancel it, just to ebe sure, the next night it happend again! the excuse of the lady at the front desk was that there might be an issue with the phone - during the night it was very loud! a lot of different noises we didn't know where they came from;... Read more
from Huntington Beach, California
Submitted on 20-09-2016
The location was great. Unfortunately the pictures were deceiving. The room looked liked the pictures but outside of the room looks more like a motel than hotel. They should spend a little money on making it look less grungy on the outside.
from Orange County, CA
Submitted on 21-09-2016
We loved the location, the breakfast buffet, the upstairs bar and restaurant with a water view, the large king size bed (for which we paid extra), and the convenience of parking beneath. We wish the valet parking could be included in the price of the room. The towels and bath products were a bit skimpy but that's easy to change.
from Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Submitted on 21-09-2016
You pay for location, dont be deceived by nice photos. Hotel is just your average Super 8 with upgraded bedding. Breakfast is substandard. Be prepared to add $25 daily for parking (valet); or long waits for a spot on the street
from Hamburg, Germany
Submitted on 21-09-2016
As others mentioned the pictures are deceiving. It has a motel feeling with people walking by your only window non stop. Rooms are small but relatively clean. TV Channel selection and quality was decent. The service was pretty good (room service, breakfast, reception). The breakfast is tough. I was there for 6 nights and every damn morning they had swimming scrambled eggs American style, bacon or sausage, potatoe, melon or pineapple and muffins. That is it. No real bread, no cereals, no yogur... Read more
from Boston, Massachusetts
Submitted on 22-09-2016
The hotel has a good location (little Italy) and a very nice breakfast room (with a lovely view on the 4th floor). Rooms are clean but small and super damp. When we entered the room it was icy, the floor was freezing as well. The room remains dank whatever you do. If your neighbor takes a shower the noise keeps you awake. Staff could be nicer at the Reception. Worst thing: strictly valet parking (25 USD/night). I would not recommend it, there are many other nice hotels in San Diego.
from Santa Elena Province, Ecuador
Submitted on 24-09-2016
There were several issues with this hotel that were disturbing my business visit in San Diego, the only good in this sense was the location. The most upsetting - They charged on my credit card while I have asked to pay by cash, which I did, so they double charged! 1 week after they still have not refunded the caution, neither the double charging. About accommodation quality: the room service was poor, the bins were not emptied, and toilet was left with the lid open. On the desk, a staff guy give... Read more
from Christchurch, New Zealand
Submitted on 25-09-2016
Great location in little itialy very handy to everything,staff super friendly, loved the breakfast.rooms large and tidy,comfortable beds,coffee and tea making in room. all you could want on your san diego holiday.
from San Diego
Submitted on 27-09-2016
Nice hotel in a good location! Clean, nice staff and good breakfast buffet with a view. Checking in was easy. The bathroom amenities were decent quality and the room was quiet, despite the downtown-ish location near the highway.
from San Diego, California
Submitted on 27-09-2016
My girlfriend and I stayed one night at the Porto Vista Hotel to avoid driving home. The staff was very friendly. The room itself was average, but the deluxe queen did have a good amount of space. The air conditioner was a wall unit, not central A/C. The breakfast buffet was good, and the views from the restaurant on the 4th floor were great. We would stay here again if we got a better deal (ideally $120-$150 for a night).
from Pune, India
Submitted on 28-09-2016
Quality hotel, good location, friendly staff. Shuttle service was really great offering from hotel. Staff was ready to help though they need to go out of their way to do that. Breakfast needs variation & some adjustments for vegetarian ask.
from Bloomington, Illinois
Submitted on 29-09-2016
We stayed at teh Vista for our sons Marine graduation. We stayed in the city view king Suite with pullout bed couch.. the room was massive. Plenty of room for 4 people and more if needed. The shuttle drivers were extremely friendly and helpful to get back and forth to MCRD from hotel, etc. The housekeeping staff were super quick both times we called to requested more towels and bedding for the pullout. Complaints: the huge room only had 1 mirror and its in the bathroom.. not handy for a female s... Read more
from Guatemala City, Guatemala
Submitted on 29-09-2016
Hotels in San Diego go from expensive to extremely expensive. The Porto Vista Hotel was on the "cheap" side but not "cheap" at all. It was a great value stay. The included breakfast is really good. The staff is extremely friendly in general and they have a courtesy shuttle that can take you anywhere nearby (USS Midway, San Diego Convention Center and other places close). Parking was an unexpected expense for us, but the hotel is still the best deal around even with the $25 per day parking fe... Read more
Submitted on 09-10-2016
Location, location, location. This place has a great location! We were able to walk to downtown, the harbor, and India Street. The view from the hotel restaurant, The Glass Door, was great. We had a couple of drinks at happy hour before we went to India Street for dinner. Our room was clean and spacious. There was a coffee maker, refrigerator, and wet bar/sink. The staff was very friendly and I would definitely stay there again.
Submitted on 10-10-2016
Wrong choice on so many levels. Location good as very close drive to airport. The pictures are not a true representation of the property from the inside. This place is more of a Motel than Hotel. General cleanliness is poor. Bedding is awful. Long hair in bathroom and on my hand towel. Ladies should wear hairnets. Toilet leaked, this was attended to. Air-conditioning leaked we just put a hand towel in the ice bucket on the counter to catch the water. Laundry facilities was filthy and at the ... Read more
from Saint Lambert, Canada
Submitted on 10-10-2016
This hotel is in a perfect location for visiting San Diego by foot. Close to the airport, waterfront, little Italy, the zoo and even the Gas Lamp district. The breakfast was good and the view excellent. The rooms were quiet and the beds very comfortable. The staff were friendly and helpful. Would stay here again when visiting the San Diego area.
from London, United Kingdom
Submitted on 11-10-2016
Hotel is in ideal location next to little Italy and is clean. Had good wifi and tv. Beds were firm. The curtains looked like they had been there for 60 years and didn't hang right. More of a motel atmosphere. Was expecting more.
from Rancho Cucamonga, California
Submitted on 11-10-2016
The trip was great and this hotel provided a great experience when we weren't out and about. The beds were very comfortable and bathroom was very spacious. Large size drawers with a closet was a plus. I would recommend this to friends and family.
from Kansas City, Missouri
Submitted on 12-10-2016
The location is AMAZING. Steps from dozens of fabulous restaurants and shops. My hesitancy in giving 5 stars is that this hotel has been under re-construction the past 2 times we've stayed there. The gym was closed due to relocation and there was all kinds of scaffolding around as they appear to be reinforcing an area on the upper level. The views are great from the king suites that overlook the bay. The glass door restaurant has a neat view as well. The overall aesthetics could be better with ... Read more
from Reno, Nevada
Submitted on 12-10-2016
Clean room. Friendly staff. Great location to many things that San Diego has to offer such as restaurants, bars, shopping. You can easily walk to different forms of public transportation which made it easy to see local sights without having to rent a car and deal with parking.
from Memphis, Tennessee
Submitted on 14-10-2016
The restaurant was awesome. The food was amazing. The bed was very comfortable. The location of the property was very convenient and shuttle service, along with the valent guys were awesome. I love this hotel.
from Encinitas, CA
Submitted on 15-10-2016
Stayed down here for my birthday. We booked an ocean view room and were put in the Balboa suite. Unfortunately not much of a view from there, however the room was nice and large. My sister stayed in a regular city view balcony suite and had a wonderful view from her room. It was a bit strange that our bathroom had two showers though, one stand alone and one tub combo...and no counter space. The bed was comfy and despite a ton of construction in the area it wasn't too loud during the evening. We ... Read more
from Minneapolis, Minnesota
Submitted on 16-10-2016
Valet was fantastic! Little Italy had great food. Easy walking in the area. Safe neighborhood. View from the Glass Door restaurant was amazing. Staff was helpful recommending restaurants. Be sure to ask the valet to take you downtown for pancakes for breakfast at least once during your stay.
from Huntington Beach, California
Submitted on 17-10-2016
Room was clean, adequate amenities, comfortable bed. Fourth floor bar/restaurant has fabulous view of Little Italy and the harbor. Fifth floor had public patios facing the harbor. All of the staff were friendly and efficient
from Colorado Springs, Colorado
Submitted on 17-10-2016
This was for our sons MCRD GRADUATION we will never rent from this Motel again and if you book the room they charge you before you are even there private owned no corporate to get a hold of to complain
from Mesa, Arizona
Submitted on 18-10-2016
We chose the Porto Vista Hotel for it's location in Little Italy. It's walking distance to numerous attractions and in a cool district that is a mix of residential and commercial. You can see the ocean from the rooftop, which is a cool place to relax in the sun! The hotel is older, with an unusual floor plan, indoor/outdoor areas, and a very nice restaurant/bar on the 4th floor. Our room was comfortable, although very standard. For the area this hotel is affordable, and has basic accommodat... Read more
from Robertsbridge, United Kingdom
Submitted on 19-10-2016
Looked forward to staying at this hotel as the pictures made it look quirky. Unfortunately our first room wasn't very bland and requested an upgrade to the 3rd floor. Room was ok nothing amazing. The bathroom was strange as there was no where to put your toiletries for some reason. Scaffolding filled a large area inside the building courtyard. The bar area was ok (this is where the lantern lampshades are) only quirky part of the hotel really but lovely view over the town at the bar/breakfast roo... Read more
Submitted on 20-10-2016
My 1st time at Porto Vista and it won't be my last. It's a nice clean hotel in Little Italy. Close to everything. I have no complaints. When I come to San Diego this is where I will stay. The layout reminds me of the Ice Palace in Cherry Grove/Fire Island. A special shout out to Jose at the valet parking. He is truly an asset to the Porto Vista. Thank you Jose for your assistance, knowledge and just being you.
Submitted on 20-10-2016
It was very small and clean room. Affordable. very safe environment. good view on fourth floor. Nice staff and very close to the downtown. It is also located in Little Italy and you could find good restaurants.
from Arizona
Submitted on 22-10-2016
The front desk staff and the valets were all very knowledgeable, friendly and super helpful. We got tips from them on visiting different attractions. Their guidance on travel to Tijuana was very helpful. Particularly Jeanette was always willing to provide detailed guidance. It is right next to the heart of Little Italy, but is in a quite area. Balboa Park was just a 5 minutes drive. Old Town was also a quick drive (less than 10 minutes). You could walk to Gas Lamp Qtrs, Seaport Village... Read more
from Burlington, Ontario, Canada
Submitted on 22-10-2016
Just returned from a cruise which started in San Diego. Stayed for 2 days prior to the cruise with 51 friends and family. The Porto Vista hotel was very centrally located and offered a very good breakfast and transfers from the airport and to the cruise port. Will recommend it for short stays. Staff were very accommodating and friendly.
from Concord, California
Submitted on 23-10-2016
Property is being renovated as I write this. Good location, 1 block east of India St./Little Italy. Gas Lamp District and Laurel St. are close by. Good price for October/off season. Room could of be laid -out better but I'll assume it to was going to be renovated.
from Los Angeles
Submitted on 24-10-2016
Most of the staff are amazing given the constraints the cheap owners force these people to work under. I feel extra sorry for maintenance, as I can tell by the design throughout this hotel that the owners thought they could finish the job themselves, and dismissed all of the people who conceived the original design, and that is such a shame. Forcing a crew to MacGuyver what requires specialists is a terrible way to run a business. Some of the front desk staff could do a bit better at actually he... Read more
from Honolulu, Hawaii
Submitted on 02-11-2016
Porto Vista Hotel was a convenient. walking distance to everything. Little Italy was amazing, enjoyed the farmers market, vendors galore. (wish we could take home the products) Porto Vista Valet parking service was GREAT! Being the parking to drop off car was little, they still were fast. The front desk were very friendly and no problems checking in or out. The rooms were basic, everything workable...had a little trouble with the A/C but kept us cool instead of hot. The "free breakfast" w... Read more
from Vancouver, Canada
Submitted on 02-11-2016
Porto Vista is in a great location. The staff is extremely helpful and friendly - shouts out to Jade at the front desk and Noor in valet parking. Jade is very personable and helpful. Noor recommended some nearby dining and nightlife venues that we enjoyed immensely. Our room was comfy and roomy - two queen beds and a sofa bed. Bar with microwave and mini fridge. Big screen TV with cable service. Hotel wide wi-if. Great bar and restaurant on the 4th floor (The Glass Door), delicious hot breakfast... Read more
from Honolulu, Hawaii
Submitted on 03-11-2016
Average room with no view. Toilet made a strange flushing noise all night, could hear people passing our room. Breakfast was not outstanding. Coffee was good though and the front desk people were very nice. Room was also clean, but the pillows felt like rocks!
from Carlsbad, California
Submitted on 05-11-2016
Spent the night because of a business dinner. Always enjoy this hotel. The front desk was exceptionally nice but Jose Arrollado made it great. He went above and beyond helping us with our car and telling us about the free shuttles to anywhere we wanted. We love staying here
from Vancouver, Canada
Submitted on 08-11-2016
The Porto Vista hosted some lifelong friends for the weekend. Everyone on the staff from the valet to the front desk, to the restaurant made every minute of our stay terrific. They coordinated everything we needed to make for a great weekend with prompt and courteous service.
from Phoenix, Arizona
Submitted on 08-11-2016
Nice place, clean and friendly staff. Most of all I was able to bring my dog (Annabelle) along. Nice complimentary hot & cold breakfast. Great location with access to restaurants, sites and within walking distance.
from Petaluma, United States
Submitted on 09-11-2016
The room was fine. Pretty large. Although in the flight path to Lindberg Field Airport, with the doors and windows closed was quiet.Easy short walk to n ice dining, brew pubs etc. Ballast Point Brew is a great pub. Just down the street. Several nice Italian restaurants nearby. 10 minutes to the airport via shuttle.
from Beckley
Submitted on 09-11-2016
We loved being able to stroll in Little Italy and find multiple styles of restaurants from 1 to 5 blocks away. We took the shuttle to the waterfront one day and strolled back less than a 15 minute walk.. Day shift personnel very helpful with suggestions and we loved the service and professional ism of Jose A who should get a merit raise or promotion. We liked the glass door restaurant for breakfast though it was too repetitive for our 7 day stay. Great coffee there and in room. We felt safe walk... Read more
Submitted on 14-11-2016
I drove to San Diego on my way from Vegas to LA just to see the zoo, which was great by the way. I found this hotel which looked nice from the pictures and appeared to have some decent reviews. My experience was not a great one which started with being told off by the valet at the hotel for parking myself, which I I then had to drive back round to the front of the hotel for him to then go and park it in the same place. The next stop was reception where the lady who checked us in seemed preoccu... Read more
from Nashville
Submitted on 17-11-2016
The location in Little Italy is perfect. The staff is helpful and friendly. The have a free shuttle to/from the airport and Gas Lamp Qtr. You can walk to great restaurants, bars and breweries (like Ballast Point). The 'trolley' (light rail) is a two block walk. The rooms are just okay. It's sort of like an old Howard Johnson where most rooms have outside entrances. But, it feels pretty safe. The restaurant has a nice view of the bay, and there is a roof-top open-air deck - which is nice for wa... Read more
from london
Submitted on 18-11-2016
it is a great location and you pay for that. the breakfast can be better for sure. the staff was very friendly and I can recommend it. The parking ia expensive to my taste but you can leave the car outside too.
from Melbourne, Australia
Submitted on 19-11-2016
Stayed here for a conference at the Convention Centre. Was surprised by the average quality of the hotel even though it was on the conference list. The ground floor room was small and old-style. It looked out on a nearly completely enclosed concrete car park with all sorts of supplies and rubbish stacked up against the opposite wall. If room service forgets to replace something you used (and they did) you have to go and get it from reception yourself. This is more an average motel than an upmar... Read more
from Victoria, Canada
Submitted on 23-11-2016
Superb bed,large room suite,great view,superb location,good breakfast.Valet Dudes performed well.Front desk could have been more welcoming and informative.Neighbourhood around hotel was interesting to walk through.Some airplane noise given proximity to approach flight path.
from Honolulu, Hawaii
Submitted on 24-11-2016
This hotel is fine, but don't expect a stellar experience. The location is the best aspect (Little Italy) - but because of it the valet parking fee ($25/night) is quite high. The rooms were ok - we were somewhat disturbed by the single piece of artwork (looked like a bleeding person; sorry not our style!) and there should be more storage for toiletries in the bathroom. The breakfast was ok - scrambled eggs (sometimes cold), bacon or sausage, and salty pan-fried potatoes. The staff (everyone)... Read more
from Fallbrook
Submitted on 26-11-2016
Don't stay there --.the staff are cold & indifferent. Rooms are small (we expected that)!& dark No video surveillance above the lobby. The whole place reminded of a 1950s state psych hospital. Also there are plenty of homeless folks within a half of a block.
from Chicago, Illinois
Submitted on 26-11-2016
first off,I love your shuttle from the airport to the hotel, really appriciated it.the shuttle driver was extreamly polite and helpfull,from what areas to see,to whats there to do or what's there thats good to eat around the soon as we got to the hotel we was highly greeted never felt so welcome...valet/front dest was awesome...ill defenitly vautch/recomend for anyone to stay at the porto vista hotel!!!! and the rooms were awesome glass door was the best!!!food was delicious !! we loo... Read more
from London
Submitted on 27-11-2016
Great hostel, incredibly friendly staff, great day and night time activities planned by the hostel, amazing location, can't really fault it other than the wifi occasionally drops out mid phone call! Would 100% recommend and visit again.
from San Jose, California
Submitted on 28-11-2016
The gentlemen working in the valet area did a much better job at providing customers service in comparison to the front desk people. The laundry room was not safe to get to. We mentioned the ice machine on the 4th floor had no ice on Thursday and 4 days later the ice machine still had no ice. The stairwell leading to the outside of was slippery after it rained and I slipped. There was no warning signs Orr safety grips on the steps. I was there for a soccer tournament and instead I was worrie... Read more
from Chicago, Illinois
Submitted on 30-11-2016
This hotel has very little as a breakfast offering. It does have a nice bar offering good city view. Best of all it is in a good location next to Little Italy with all its bars, restaurants and the Saturday morning Little Italy farmers market.
from Bucharest, Romania
Submitted on 02-12-2016
The Porto Vista Hotel is placed really close to the Little Italy neighbourhood (2-3 minutes of walking), and also to the waterfront (about 5-10 minutes of walking). To the city center you make 5 minutes with the car. The breakfast at the 4th floor restaurant was very good. Also the skyline from the restaurant isn't one to be missed.
from Toronto, Canada
Submitted on 03-12-2016
Great location, just one block away from Little Italy. The hotel was in walking distance to the waterfront. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The hotel provided free shuttle service around the downtown core. I would definitely stay there again.
Submitted on 03-12-2016
We stayed here for three night trip to San Diego and were lucky to find street parking across from hotel. Nice location to walk around with nice little cafes & restaurants, close to Waterfront as we had a sunset cruise booked. It offered good value with buffet breakfast included and we found the staff helpful. Would advise if your looking for somewhere central and moderately priced. Parking onsite is available at a charge.