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Northridge Ca
Reviewed yesterday NEW

My Husband and I wanted to stay in downtown San Diego near Little Italy for a few days. We booked and got a great deal for the Porto Vista Hotel. Parking can be as high as $25.00 per day but if you look for deals you can get free to $10.00 a day. Plus if you want they have free...

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Toronto
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Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

When researching hotels in San Diego, I was looking for good shuttle service, walking distance to restaurants and a smoking area for my mother and TripAdvisor was right. I chose this hotel based on the great reviews for Jose, coordinator of shuttle service. Like others have said, he goes out of his way to provide excellent advice and service. He...

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Dear Traveler, We are very pleased reading your review and thank you very much for sharing such kind and detailed feedback on your recent stay with us. As a boutique hotel, we try to go that extra mile to make more of a personal relationship with all our guests. Jose definitely contributes greatly to making that possible as well as...

Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed here for a family reunion. I was able to show off our great views of sunny San Diego! Location is perfect; close to downtown and the local beaches. We also enjoyed dinner on a few nights (at their restaurant). Easy views and comfortable accommodations!

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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Hotel services was the worst. Rooms look nothing in size like it does on Internet. Bathroom very small! Free drinks vouchers were for the wine only! The pool was very tiny! The free breakfast buffet was gross. Most of all when checking out the man at the front deck NEVER asked how was our stay and not even a thank...

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Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

We stayed here one night and the location was nice. The actual hotel itself wasn't very impressive. The rooms were average at best and the staff wasn't all that accommodating either. If your looking for a spot near Little Italy not a bad place to stay but other than that I wouldn't stay here again. Outdated and grungy.

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Mesa, Arizona
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have stayed here twice, the first time was on my way to Baja with friends. I only booked because they booked there. The second time was with my wife on a trip to SD to pick up her new motorcycle. The only good thing about this hotel is the secure parking. Rooms are outdated, prices are way too high,...

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San Diego, California
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Let me start off by saying the location is great! Lots of things to do in the surrounding neighborhood. Don't feel like going out? The hotel even hosts real lively events. Beautiful views and cute rooms. Very romantic for a little get away. Highly recommend.

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Room was spacious and bed was comfortable. The view was beautiful from the roof top patio. Highly satisfied with room service. I was able to place requests via text and received quick replies. I was accommodated promptly with my needs.

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Long Beach, California
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Can't really complain because we got rooms thru Travel Zoo for a great price which included breakfast. Nice hotel, decent rooms, nice breakfast at Glass Door restaurant. It was nice because our Trolley stop was a few blocks.

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San Diego, California
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

Loved this cute little boutique style hotel in Little Italy. The view of the harbor was beautiful. Customer service from the staff was great! I loved the restaurant that was onsite, delicious food. Will definitely stay here again!

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Amenities

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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Airport Transportation
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  • Multilingual Staff
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Porto Vista Hotel

Address: 1835 Columbia St, San Diego, CA 92101-2505
Region: United States > California > San Diego > Downtown , Little Italy
Price Range: €110 - €218 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Porto Vista Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 190
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Also Known As:
Ascend Collection San Diego
San Diego Ascend Collection
San Diego Clarion
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“Higher rooms for a great view!”
thaon342, 27 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Don't stay here if your looking for nice rooms, they are very outdated. Do not pay for a suite with a balcony it is not worth the money. Only stay here if you need secure parking. We had a new motorcycle in the back of our Ford Raptor and did not want to leave a 20k motorcycle in the bed of a truck in a parking lot somewhere in downtown SD.”
FTH480, 25 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Walk all of Little Italy & Fisherman's Village. Gas Lamp District is a very short and very affordable distance using Lyft or Uber!”
deuce32, 21 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Forth floor. Easy access to the bar”
jeru1224, 16 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Upper rooms facing the bay have the best views.”
daut59, 11 Apr 2017 | Read review
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