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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 20 November 2015

I had such an awesome experience in Porto Vista Hotel,It is very conveniently located close to the airport and about 10 minutes from the zoo.The room was clean and the mattresses were very comfortable. Free WiFi is always a plus. The shuttle to and from the airport, to the MCRD, and to restaurants and other locations were well organized and...

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

Dear Laura, Thank you for sharing your positive experience with us, we truly appreciate it! Happy to hear that your overall stay with us was wonderful and made your visit to San Diego convenient and a pleasure! Ahmet is dedicated to making all our guests comfortable and attending to your travel needs, we will definitely express your gratitude. Laura we...

San Diego, California
Reviewed 19 November 2015 via mobile

Well. It has been ahwhile since I have been to the porta vista hotel. Immediately I am reminded how amazing the place is. New drink menu and new food menu that would make anybody phone the neighbors and wake the kids. But what pulled everything together to an amazing evening was Jersey at the Glass Door. As always she was...

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

Dear Jim, We are happy to hear that you returned and your expectations were exceeded upon your return visit. Our award winning restaurant has been making improvements and changes to better enhance our guests. We are glad to hear that they were recognized and enjoyed! Jersey is a great asset to the team and displays phenomenal guest service. Thank you...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 15 November 2015

While a modern looking building, the accommodation areas are quite basic. From lower floor rooms that face on to the carpark to upper floors with better light, the complex has a highway motel feel. All rooms on all floors are off a concrete mostly covered verandah facing a void. Noise from luggage wheels and staff trolleys make their presence known...

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

Hello Emanpee, We appreciate you choosing the Porto Vista Hotel and leaving feedback from your time with us. Glad to hear that our location was enjoyed and that our staff was helpful and accommodating. We will take your feedback on the noise distractions and take measures to assist in future guests visits as well. We hope you will return to...

Beaumont, Texas
Reviewed 15 November 2015

Our family stayed at the hotel to go see my son's Marine graduation. The hotel was clean. The restaurant had a great breakfast. The hotel provided a shuttle to and from the airport, and to and from the Marine depot. Everyone who worked there was very friendly. In particular, Jose, went above and beyond to make sure we were happy...

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

Dear Fonda, Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us and choosing to stay with the Porto Vista Hotel during your son's graduation. We are ecstatic to hear that we exceeded your expectations through our great breakfast buffet, clean accommodations, and convenient shuttle services! Jose is an asset to the team and glad he had went above and...

Reviewed 14 November 2015 via mobile

I stayed at this hotel for a convention I was attending for a week. The people and the service are wonderful. The shuttle is worth its weight in gold. From the airport, to the mall, to the convention center. This alone saved me tons of $$ on cab fares. The restaurant delicious Fun and onsite. The rooms are a little...

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Dear Patty, Thank you for choosing the Porto Vista Hotel for your choice of stay during your convention in San Diego. We are always happy to help and make trips to the convention center smooth as possible. It's pleasing to hear that our shuttle service made your trip that much better. From our price, staff, and restaurant we work hard...

Reviewed 13 November 2015

The Porto Vista hotel was a great place to start my vacation in Southern California. The location is what attracted me the most. Lots of restaurants and taverns within walking distance. The room was smaller than I expected, but it was very comfortable. And the view was beautiful. I want to give a shout out to Rob who was working...

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

Dear Tanda, Thank you very much for sharing your experience with us, we truly appreciate you taking the time out to do so. Our Location is definitely a great central location to explore the best of what San Diego has to offer. Rob is a pleasure, we are happy to hear that you were able to encounter such a memorable...

Reviewed 10 November 2015 via mobile

Recently planned a weekend in San Diego and decided to stay at the Porto Vista Hotel because they had one of the most affordable rates in town. I was very pleased with the location upon arrival, right in the heart of San Diego's Little Italy. I was immediately greeted by the front desk staff as I walked in, they we're...

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

Dear Steve, Thank you so much for choosing the Porto Vista Hotel for your choice of accommodations during your visit to San Diego! We work hard to ensure that our guest's expectations are exceeded and that they will return. We are happy to hear that we did just that! Cristos is a pleasure and glad that he went above and...

Reviewed 10 November 2015 via mobile

It was a terrible experience. Roach by the entrance and in the fancy women's store across the street. Pillows were terrible. Take your own pillows Water was leaking in the restroom Mold was present around the shower Avoid Robert at the front -day shift Night shift- great people-only good things for this place

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

John E- On behalf of Management, I'd like to apologize for not exceeding your expectations. It’s our goal for all our guest to have an enjoyable stay. We apologize again that you did not fully receive the experience you deserve. We appreciate your feedback on the pillows, hotel and staff this gives us areas to improve. Unfortunately the bugs across...

Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 8 November 2015 via mobile

I was in San Diego for a family wedding and stayed at the Porto Vista Hotel. I loved the location as it was close to the harbor and Little Italy. The customer service was great and check in was a breeze. The staff was really friendly here and the view from the roof top was spectacular.

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

Dear Terri, We hope you had a blast at your family wedding! Thank you very much for choosing to stay with the Porto Vista Hotel for such a special occasion. You are correct our location is minutes away from the amazing things San Diego has to offer! We are also happy to hear that our staff was welcoming and friendly!...

Dubai, UAE
Reviewed 6 November 2015 via mobile

The hotel is a charm in little Italy area of San Diego. Very close to harbour and many tourist attractions. The complimentary shuttle service to pick and drop airport/train station is a very nice gesture. Rooms are good and beds comfortable and clean. San Diego has a good public transport system which makes it easy to explore. The breakfast is...

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Dear Khalid, It brings us so much pleasure to hear that we exceed your expectations during your stay with us! We are glad to be your charm in Little Italy! To the complimentary shuttle, free breakfast buffet, and clean accommodations we strive to make your trip to San Diego that much better! We can't wait to have you return. Thank...

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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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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Breakfast Available
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • 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: €119 - €216 (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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