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Phoenix
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The room was beautiful, I loved being able to see the Ocean when I looked out of the balcony. I also loved the gourmet breakfast every morning! I'm so happy we found this place last minute, I have to thank the front desk Ricardo Garcia for all his help he was absolutely amazing!

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Nav_Mary, Manager at Porto Vista Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Veronica, Thank you so much for sharing your positive experience with us on Trip Advisor, we greatly appreciate this! It brings us great joy to read that your stay was beautiful. Happy to know that our rooms, views, staff, and location all contributed to this 5star rating visit! Can't wait to have you return Veronica. Best, PVH Managment

San Diego, California
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Room did not resemble pics on website at all - went for the suite based on the pics and was very dissapointed!!! Staff and Glass door bar and breakfast made up for the dissapointment somewhat? But will never stay here again

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Nav_Mary, Manager at Porto Vista Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Michael, Thank you for giving the Porto Vista Hotel a chance to host your accommodations. We are sadden to read that your expectations were not exceeded during your recent visit. We do have several different room types and not all the images reflect the variety offerings. If you do ever give us another shot to give you the visit...

Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I've stayed at this hotel many times when going beer tasting! It is centrally located in Little Italy with restaurants and breweries within walking distance! It's affordable and good for a fun weekend getaway!

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Nav_Mary, Manager at Porto Vista Hotel, responded to this review

Hello Adrienne, Thank you so much for your dedication and loyalty to the Porto Vista Hotel. Without our returning happy guests we would not still be standing. We hope you feel our sincere gratitude. Pleased to know that we'e your go to spot for weekend getaways or beer tasting events. Our location definitely makes all that an ease! Can't wait...

Irvine, California
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

Our wonderful daughter purchased a stay for us for an anniversary surprise. The location is quite unique and close to the gentrified hustle and bustle of India street in Little Italy (which has changed enormously since I was last here). There is a lot of construction in the area, which makes getting about challenging, but not impossible. The hotel has...

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Nav_Mary, Manager at Porto Vista Hotel, responded to this review

Congratulations and Happy Anniversary! Thank you for choosing the Porto Vista Hotel to host your accommodations during a time of celebration. Glad to hear our staff went above and beyond while you were here, they all work hard to make personal connections with our guests. We've noted all your feedback and will address with the proper departments, thank you for...

Feltre, Italy
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been there few times in these past 3yrs and I love it !! Great location,Great prices. The only bad thing is....parking is not included in the price therefore,if you have a car,you need to pay extra money,but worth it because parking in that area is a real problem...specially overnight. Rooms are really clean,staff always ready to help. There's a...

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Nav_Mary, Manager at Porto Vista Hotel, responded to this review

Hello Traveler, Thank you so much for being a loyal guest at the Porto Vista Hotel, we can't express our appreciation enough! Brings us great joy that we've repeatedly been able to exceed your expectations each time! We do also have a phone app available that offers discounted parking offers for Mon-Thurs, download from your app store. It's an honor...

Fallbrook, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a king-size balcony room and it was nice, with a pretty nice view. With the slider open, it was a little noisy, but closed it was quiet. Bed was very comfortable but a little short for me, which I found surprising. The marble in the bathroom was pretty but it had no counter space or storage. Fantastic water...

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Nav_Mary, Manager at Porto Vista Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We truly appreciate you taking the time out to share your recent stay with us on Trip Advisor, we can't thank you enough. Pleased to hear that you were able to enjoy our King Balcony Suite, the bathtub is definitely an enjoyable feature! Our apologies if there were any inconveniences with our WiFi, this isn't a norm and...

Norman, Oklahoma
Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel located in Little Italy is in a great location. Close to a lot of restaurants, walking distance to the bay. Jose took such good care of us shuttling us to/ from the airport and MCRD for our son's Marine Corps boot camp graduation. He has such a positive outlook and work ethic...such a pleasure. We had a room...

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Nav_Mary, Manager at Porto Vista Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Traveler, First off congratulations on your son's accomplishments you must be proud! We are so pleased to hear that your trip for this special occasion was pleasant due to our staff's caring service. Happy to know that you were also able to stop by our award winning Glass Door restaurant, the view is definitely a great way to start...

Tempe, Arizona
Reviewed 1 week ago

The service I received was outstanding! Lindsay at the front desk was kind and helpful! Jose, the valet, was the best part of my stay. He was friendly and always had a smile on his face. He ended up being our Uber driver for most of our stay. I felt safe and well taken-care of with Jose behind the wheel!...

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Nav_Mary, Manager at Porto Vista Hotel, responded to this review

Hello Traveler, As a boutique hotel, our staff goes the extra mile to make a personal connection with all our guests. We are pleased to know that Lindsay, Jose, and Reyna had all did so and assisted in making your trip a positive one! They all will definitely hear your gratitude. We hope that you will return since our staff...

Kingston, Ontario
Reviewed 1 week ago

Potentially great rooftop lounge area for spring/summer/fall. Nice compact gym. Room is dark but otherwise has all you need. Ask about hotel shuttle services and handy maps (front desk vibe is cool, so it is up to the guest to draw out such information). Jose, the valet, is awesome, offering lots of activity/must-see details...and warm smiles.

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Nav_Mary, Manager at Porto Vista Hotel, responded to this review

Hello Guest, Thank you for choosing the Porto Vista Hotel, we truly appreciate it. Our rooftop lounge is definitely a guest favorite due to the amazing harbor views. All our staff strive to make lasting connections with our guests and am proud to know that Jose had gone above and beyond. Hope to have you back in soon! Best, Aaron...

Hollister, California
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed in room #409, 2 queen beds. Hotel is not too far from the ocean but would need to drive. Hotel breakfast was great in the hotel restaurant, the Glass Door. Breakfast staff very nice!! Loved having a full length mirror in the room. Hotel is located not far from shops or markets. Right in little Italy district; enjoyed...

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Hello Cathy! Porto Vista is happy to be surrounded by the amazing Little Italy shops, attractions, and eateries. We love hearing our guests rave on how much they enjoyed our swell location! Happy to hear you also were able to experience our Glass Door restaurant, our staff throughout each department strives to exceed our guests expectations. We appreciate all your...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Accessible rooms
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Airport Transportation
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Breakfast Available
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Banquet Room
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Conference Facilities
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: €121 - €218 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Porto Vista Hotel 3*
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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“Any room facing the bay”
 of 5 bubbles PaoloFert, 12 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Front part of hotel would have the best view.”
 of 5 bubbles LawrenceKevin, 9 Jan 2017 | Read review
“The room are nice once u get inside....we have a nice view from our window”
 of 5 bubbles karenfriz1964, 7 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Book a room at another hotel for a decent stay in Little Italy!”
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