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Porto Vista Hotel

San Diego, CA, US (SAN)

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Based on 1680 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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Standard Queen - Includes FREE Wi-Fi - Porto Vista Hotel - 4

Standard Queen - Includes FREE Wi-Fi

Starting from
$214 $136
Avg. Nightly Rate
This room features one Queen pillow-top bed with rich linens and bedding ensembles. It also features:
  • Complimentary High Speed Internet Access
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Cable/Satellite Television
  • Coffee Maker
  • Hairdryer
  • Iron / Board
  • Non-Smoking
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Voice Mail
Note: This room does NOT include complimentary breakfast.
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Superior King - Includes FREE Wi-Fi - Porto Vista Hotel - 1

Superior King - Includes FREE Wi-Fi

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$232 $148
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This room features one King ultimate pillow-top bed. It also features:
  • Complimentary Wireless Internet Access
  • Ergonomic Desk Chair
  • Safe
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Standard Two Queens - Includes FREE Wi-Fi - Porto Vista Hotel - 3

Standard Two Queens - Includes FREE Wi-Fi

Starting from
$232 $148
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This room features two Queen pillow-top beds with rich linens and bedding ensembles. It also features:
  • Complimentary High Speed Internet Access
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Cable/Satellite Television
  • Coffee Maker
  • Hairdryer
  • Iron / Board
  • Non-Smoking
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Voice Mail
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Deluxe Two Queens

Deluxe Two Queens - Includes FREE Wi-Fi

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$251 $160
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This room features two Queen pillow-top bed with rich linens and bedding ensembles. It also features:
  • Complimentary High Speed Internet Access
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Cable/Satellite Television [27`` stereo TV]
  • Coffee Maker
  • Hairdryer
  • Iron/Board
  • Microwave
  • Non-Smoking
  • Refrigerator
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Voice Mail
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Deluxe King with Balcony - Includes FREE Wi-Fi - Porto Vista Hotel - 2

Deluxe King with Balcony - Includes FREE Wi-Fi

Starting from
$251 $160
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This room features one King ultimate pillow-top bed. It also features:
  • Complimentary High Speed Internet Access
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Balcony
  • Cable/Satellite Television
  • Coffee Maker
  • Desk
  • Ergonomic Desk Chair
  • Hairdryer
  • Iron / Board
  • Microwave
  • Non-Smoking
  • Refrigerator
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Voice Mail
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Porto Vista Hotel
1835 Columbia Street, San Diego, CA US 92101

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. 
 

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

Restaurants, Lounges & Bars

Located on the 4th floor of the Porto Vista Hotel is the award-winning Glass Doorrestaurant. 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.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

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.

AMENITIES:
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • ATM Machine
  • Banquet Facility
  • Barber Shop
  • Business Services
  • Cafe
  • Coin Operated Laundry
  • Concierge Desk
  • Dry Cleaning Service
  • Elevator / Lift
  • Fitness Facility
  • Free Local Calls
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Kids Stay Free (Based on Age)
  • Lounge/Bar
  • Non-Smoking Property
  • Pet-Friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Valet Parking (+)
(+) = Additional fees may apply for the use of these amenities.
(*) = Free, some restrictions may apply

Based on 1680 reviews
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Submitted on 18-05-2016
We booked this hotel through Priceline based on price and location. $122 US per night for 4 nights at the end of April, in the heart of Little Italy, walking distance from almost everything we planned to see and do in the city. Complimentary pick up from the airport was great. The shuttle driver was quick to arrive and extremely friendly and welcoming. Unfortunately that was the end of our good experience with Porto Vista Hotel. We attempted to check in and after several minutes spent strugglin... Read more
from Azusa
Submitted on 19-05-2016
This was a last minute trip my family of four and most of the other hotels were fully booked. That being said, this hotel was very clean but the microwave hadn't been dusted in a long while and although the website shows great views, we had a lovely view of the first floor parking area. Their valet service was great.
from Concord, California
Submitted on 19-05-2016
Though its been years since I have stayed here(circa 2009), it has never really left me with an awful experience. Location is unique in it being there in Little Italy where it has come a long way through the recent efforts of the area being gentrified. With generally pleasing results all around; nearby restaurants, cafe's, bars, and art studio's and galleries dot the area more so than in times of past. Staying a few nights there can be filled with many things to do and see in the area alone with... Read more
from Michigan
Submitted on 19-05-2016
We stayed several nights at Porto Vista. The staff, especially the drivers, were very friendly and helpful. Our room was comfortable with great mattresses, excellent Wi-Fi, and great location. However, a minor issue - our room lacked outlets for charging electronics. We enjoyed our stay.
from Washington DC, District of Columbia
Submitted on 24-05-2016
Stayed in San Diego for the night and liked the location of this hotel. Right in Little Italy and within walking distance to a few places to get coffee. (Starbucks, 7-11, Café Italia, etc). The hotel was clean and the staff was very friendly. We only visited the rooftop bar for a nightcap but the bartender was quite pleasant as well. Will definitely consider this hotel on the next trip.
from Los Angeles, California
Submitted on 01-06-2016
My husband and I came to San Diego for our 5 year wedding anniversary and were excited to stay at a nice hotel. We brought our dog with us and paid their pet fee, which was more reasonable than other hotels, but the rooms we were offered because we had our dog were not ideal. The first room had a door that lead directly to the street. I was not comfortable with the safety of this so the staff was accommodating and allowed us to change rooms. The 2nd room only had a window to the hotel courtyard ... Read more
from San diego
Submitted on 01-06-2016
Would never recommend this place to anyone. Bed uncomfortable bed so barely got any sleep, room was literally off a car park, no AC as far as I could tell, noisy toilet, room was dingy and needed a makeover.
from Baltimore, Maryland
Submitted on 02-06-2016
As someone who previously lived in San Diego I don't think you can beat this hotel for the price and given the location. The staff was helpful and the room was pleasant. They also offer a free Buffett breakfast with a gorgeous view.
from Sydney, Australia
Submitted on 05-06-2016
Really great hotel , central to good spots can walk to everything little Italy location . Friendly staff , rooms good .. not flash but v comfortable beds and spacious clean , needed to use air con a bit as rooms humid if at rear of property and window open can be noisy! have already booked our return!
from Princeton, New Jersey
Submitted on 06-06-2016
I have stayed there several times, always for business. When I am done for the day and get back to my hotel, I just want to park my car and walk. Porta Vista is across the street from Little Italy which means a 5 minute walk and I have restaurants and shops all around me. The staff is very nice and professional, the room was always clean, the breakfast was great, and the ambience was very relaxing.
from Chicago, Illinois
Submitted on 15-06-2016
Although I can definitely see why a few people have complained about the motel-like feel, customer service was absolutely fantastic and for the price it was hard to beat. I spent a weekday night for $121 and was upgraded to a suite. The shuttle service will take you to a lot of key spots in the city (e.g. the Fish Market restaurant along the water, Gaslamp Quarter/Horton Plaza, airport, etc.). Breakfast was very good, as it was part of the GlassDoor restaurant upstairs and not your typical hotel... Read more
from Lomita, California
Submitted on 16-06-2016
Carpet very dirty, room clean. Being on end great where there was no one around & could keep patio door open great as when I entered room there was an odor. Lighting in restroom too dark, otherwise great room
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Submitted on 16-06-2016
My kids and I checked in late on Friday evening. We were given a room on the first floor that overlooks a car park which had garbage about it. When we entered the room it was musty and dark. The room needed a deep clean. At 2:00 am there were 2 men screaming and cussing outside our door. This hotel was definitely not a place I felt safe. We checked out first thing in the morning. I would not recommend this hotel to anyone.
from Arvin, California
Submitted on 17-06-2016
The only thing that i did not like that they did not help us take our baggage to our room had to take it our selfs. With the rolling cart. But. Everything else was good and. The view was so great. Bwe where on the 5th floor and liked it a lot
from Las Vegas, Nevada
Submitted on 18-06-2016
Stayed for a week in room 437. Room was ok, but very dark. Beds were comfortable. There was no pool and the hot tub was closed for renovation. Our biggest issue was the front desk staff. Every time we called the front desk for something, it took several calls to get someone to fix issues in our room (broken toilet, light bulbs out over the sink). The front desk people did not seem competent. The valet supervisor, Jose A. was amazing. He always offered to take us where we wanted to go. Several ti... Read more
from Chilliwack, British Columbia
Submitted on 28-06-2016
A very nice clean comfortable place to stay. Nice neighborhood close to many attractions with shuttle to others and airport. Good food and atmosphere with rooftop patio. Nice, friendly and very helpful staff. good value for your money too.
from Thornhill, Ontario
Submitted on 29-06-2016
We booked Porto Vista Hotel last minute as we were making our last stop on our California road trip. We were literally an hour away from the city. I got a much better price using booking.com vs the price the hotel was giving me on the phone. The person on the phone didn't seem to want to match that price so I just booked it online. I'll just write the pros and cons: Pros: Clean & nice rooms, great restaurant upstairs with a beautiful view, the free breakfast was great, the shuttle service was v... Read more
from Vero Beach, Florida
Submitted on 30-06-2016
How often can you satisfy 18 women? Well this hotel did with professional and super friendly staff members. Great breakfast, excellent location and smiling happy faces. Kudos to Sonia and Carly who were exceptional. We certainly would return.
from Cheshire, United Kingdom
Submitted on 01-07-2016
The smallest yet most expensive room of our trip, although San Diego hotels all seemed a little pricey to be fair. The room was adequate and clean but the one window faced inwards, it was quite dark. Parking is either on the street which can be a nightmare due to the lack of spaces and the restrictions on time, or the hotel valet parking is $25 for 24 hours. Little Italy is one street down which is good and there are plenty of places to eat.. I cant remember the name of the two places we went ... Read more
from Hollywood, Florida
Submitted on 02-07-2016
Room clean, staff friendly, location is great. Breakfast included if you book straigh from their website. Not much variety on breakfast, all the same, the fruit is usually only one thing, pinneapple or cantalupe. Overall, its a good one.
from Phoenix, Arizona
Submitted on 06-07-2016
Loved the lobby, restaurant, view and location. However, the rooms were small and the inside of the hotel looks like a motel, not hotel. They also let us use a crib which was nice but it was one of those really old medal ones and the paint was all scraped up. Also, only 1 elevator for entire building! The room was clean just very small.
from Placerville, California
Submitted on 07-07-2016
I really enjoyed my stay here. The rooms are large with high ceilings. Nice and clean. All staff were helpful and friendly. Breakfast was very good. Valet parking staff is the best I have ever dealt with. Highly recommend stay here. I'll be back.
from West Hartford, Connecticut
Submitted on 09-07-2016
The hotel is close to the airport and car rental agencies. The main attraction for us the location to the restaurants "Little Italy" were well within walking distance. The bar overlooks the harbor and evening sunsets. The breakfast buffet was good and you could order other food than what was in the buffet.
from Dallas, Texas
Submitted on 09-07-2016
The room and hotel was a good overall experience, for the price we paid. Breakfast wasn't all that great, there wasn't pancakes or waffles on any of the 5 days we stayed there! And the pool was 3 ft, and closed the whole time we were there!
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Submitted on 09-07-2016
Ricardo at front desk recommended a room upgrade to 5th (top) floor room, king bed with balcony on north side of building. This was $25 a night more and fully worth it with more square footage and view of city lights and San Diego Bay to the West. Very convenient location to many excellent restaurants in Little Italy and San Diego Harbor restaurants, and museums such as USS Midway and Maritime Museum and Seaport Village shops. We walked to Petco Park and Gaslamp Square as well. Sonia at fron... Read more
from Gardner, Kansas
Submitted on 11-07-2016
It was a decent room for the price, considering the area competitors. The room was tiny but recently updated. Very grimy around the edges. We reserved for 3 nights and ended up finishing our job early and left a day early. Because we reserved through them directly they were unable to refund any portion of our unused night, which was a Friday night and I'm sure easily resold. Disappointing.
from Simi Valley, California
Submitted on 11-07-2016
This was our 2nd visit to the Porto Vista and it was better than the first. The room was affordable, very clean and comfortable. Our room included free breakfast, which was great and a real breakfast, not just muffins. We also received free valet parking with our AAA membership. They even surprised us with a room upgrade, without us even asking! The view from the hotel is gorgeous overlooking the ocean and they have a nice roof top lounge area, which is great to watch the sunset. The Glass Door ... Read more
from Tucson, Arizona
Submitted on 11-07-2016
Great breakfast. Room service was our wake up call. Clean rooms nice staff. Wonderful valet(Jose). He recommended places for us to go. Parking in San Diego is hard so use the valet. Worth the money.the views from the restaurant are amazing.
from Warszawa
Submitted on 11-07-2016
Big room, comfortable beds, clean bathroom. WIFI works good. Staff was very friendly. Breakfast could be better. Localization (e.g): - close to the port,(USS Midway) - 15 minutes by car to Gas Lamp District (there is free shuttle bus/van to chosen localization)
from Mesa, Arizona
Submitted on 12-07-2016
Not very good hotel experience.the location was fantastic,but the room condition was substandard his is actually my first negative review in all the places ive ever stayed.but the ac condensation leaking into room was the deal breaker..
from Los Alamitos, California
Submitted on 13-07-2016
great hotel w/ PARKING !! awesome area to stay close to food, coffee and tons on fun stuff to do ! easy access to freeway, quiet/ clean rooms. great breakfast buffet. stayed here a bunch of times w/o any issues. staff is awesome.
from Baltimore, Maryland
Submitted on 13-07-2016
...A better value for the funds. First off the staff, Raul and Randall on night crew, were amazing. I had a problem with a reservation at another hotel - PV was only a 5 minute walk away. These guys greeted me, listened, and then took care of me. I now had a clean & comfortable room, at a great rate, at one of the top locations in San Diego. If you're in doubt, at least give PV the opportunity to earn your business and I'm positive they will. If and when I return to San Diego I know I'll be back... Read more
from Albuquerque, New Mexico
Submitted on 15-07-2016
Location was great but hotel was lacking. Little things like in room dorm fridge took a while to understand since the cooling knob had no hard stop for on/off, it just spun. Finally figured out the correct setting after experimenting with dial. Toilet seat was loose, features on night stand clock radio not working properly, Improper weather stripping around entry door, allowing light thru and cooled air out. Room was basically clean but nothing special. Went up to top floor to look around a... Read more
from Dallas
Submitted on 15-07-2016
The room was just a block out of little Italy and the restaurants were an easy walk. The room was pretty expensive for the quality. It is a pretty tired room and the shower was poor. The staff was nice and shuttle service was pretty good as well.
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Submitted on 16-07-2016
Has 40 s feel in little Italy. Rooms were clean but are small. It's an old hotel. Thomas picked us up with the shuttle and was fabulous but all the staff was friendly. Reasonable prices for the area. View from the restaurant was nice. Shuttle will pick you up from the airport which is nice too.
from San Diego, California
Submitted on 20-07-2016
It was acceptable, but disappointing. This was a get-a-way with my husband, and I was hoping for something more plush. Our "view" room looked into the apartments across the street. Highly exaggerated "view". Balcony was small with no seating or table. Bed was very firm, altho I slept well. Did not care for the little wall art they had. Could use more art. Nowhere in bathroom to put toiletries other than on the bathtub edge! The free breakfast was pretty good, for free. Sausage was exce... Read more
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Submitted on 20-07-2016
I stayed at Porto Vista for my two year wedding anniversary and had an amazing time. When I first arrived there was trouble at the front desk finding our room but It was all on me because I didn't realized I used my maiden name. but even with the confusion because of me Ricardo at the front desk was soo helpful and Evan ungraded our room. he was great. our room was great and had everything we needed, I wasn't Evan expecting the awesome breakfast. over all I have an wonderful time. Little Italy w... Read more
from Tustin, California
Submitted on 20-07-2016
Had a very pleasant stay. Hotel staff was very accommodating. The complementary breakfast was delicious, with a beautiful view on the deck. Not just donuts and bagels but a full breakfast with sausage eggs and potatoes. From the time I booked my room until we checked out we had A+ service! Even the valets were super friendly and helpful. The rooms were not huge but very nicely decorated and clean . We will definitely be back!!
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Submitted on 23-07-2016
Awesome hotel. Great location. Super nice staff....especially DJ. Saw him every morning for breakfast. Great guy. They update the hotel every 2 years and recently opened the Glass Door. Happy hour on Friday night and close to trendy area in Little Italy. Highly recommended.
from Atlanta, GA
Submitted on 25-07-2016
The hotel looked so nice online, that I was looking forward to the stay, although it was super expensive (over $500/night during Comic-con week). However, when I arrived, I was so disappointed in the rooms. The rooms look like they are from a remodeled Motel 6 motel- no kidding. They are small narrow one-room jobs with the door (which faces the outside, like a motel) on one end, and the small cramped bathroom on the other end. Unfortunately the comparison with Motel 6 doesn't end there- the fu... Read more
from NYC
Submitted on 25-07-2016
I've stayed here a few time, and I can see that the rooms were recently renovated...or at least my room on the 4th floor was. The ceilings were higher, the decorations a bit more modern, and the bathroom was bigger. However, there were some odd things, particularly in the bathroom. Rather than a real door, it was a set of sliding glass doors, and I can almost swear they were installed backwards, because you can see into it, but when you're inside, you can't see out much. Wouldn't you want it the... Read more
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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.
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