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Monterrey, Mexico
Reviewed 9 July 2015

Small and Pleasant Hotel, Well Located in the heart of Little Italy. Rooms are Small but Clean. I only stayed here because I couldn't find any rooms near Gaslamp Quarter, Hotel was nice and clean. Overall pleasant Stay.

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Media, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 8 July 2015

I have travelled quite a bit over the past 10 years, and while the Porto Vista wasn't one of the more extravagant hotels I've stayed in, it had plenty of positives to afford a very good rating, starting with the workers there, all pleasant and responsive. The valets were outstanding, quick, outgoing, customer oriented, etc., can't say enough about those...

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Reviewed 6 July 2015 via mobile

One of the nicest most affordable hotel i have ever stayed at. I booked through priceline and once i got to the hotel, i was upgraded to a better room. The room was big and the bed was very comfortable. I can't wait to book the same hotel again. Great customer service!

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Laguna Beach, California
Reviewed 3 July 2015

Our stay at Porto Vista was not without issues so let's go the the positives. Jose & Josh are the valets. Consistently and repeatedly they told us about fun and interesting things to do, the best places to eat, find coffee and enjoy Little Italy San Diego. Without us asking Jose told us a few highlights and his tips were...

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Reviewed 1 July 2015

Online you see bright rooms with white and blue linens. Rooms are dark with a small window. all views are in looking into a corridor at other room doors. Rooms are not enclosed in a building but are located in outdoor walkways that are narrow. building is in need of a paint job and clean well lit hallways. Air condition...

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Grand Cayman
Reviewed 1 July 2015 via mobile

Love the location close to many places to eat. Pampering in walking distance Awesome service. Shuttle takes you to main spots. Anthony made us feel welcome Breakfast with a view of the harbor. I will put this hotel as s place to visit again. Great for a girls weekend.

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Reviewed 1 July 2015 via mobile

My best friend and I take a girls' trip every year. I booked through a third party and was not disappointed. I thought the package came with free breakfast but it didn't. When I inquired at check-in, there was nothing they could do however the next day, the fabulous guest services rep, Anthony, gave us complimentary breakfast for the remainder...

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Carson City, Nevada
Reviewed 30 June 2015

This Hotel definitely does not look like the pictures. The gym was dirty (with only three machines). Our housekeeping was awful. We ran out of Kleenex and clean towels. Our dirty towels were not collected when the room was supposed to be clean. We had cheap, lame coffee cups that you could barely use as they started falling apart. They...

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San Diego, California
Reviewed 30 June 2015

Great location for Little Italy and Downtown San Diego Second time staying the weekend at Porta Vista. Easy check in, on site hotel guest underground parking (for a fee), Restaurant & bar on top floor, Drinks and complementary buffet breakfast were good . In the heart of Little Italy and walking distance the most harbor attractions and downtown. We will...

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Gilbert, Arizona
Reviewed 25 June 2015

Took advantage of the Groupon deal for this hotel on a last minute family trip to San Diego. Stayed two nights last weekend. Location is in Little Italy of downtown San Diego, which is right off the 5 frwy. Walked to a nearby Italian restaurant called Filippi's one block away (recommended by a hotel representative) and they had the best...

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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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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • 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
  • Banquet Room
  • 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: €124 - €235 (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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“I stayed in room 237 which was towards the back of the complex and was quiet. No view, hotel room looked out onto walkway and parked cars.”
 of 5 bubbles JoyiaM, 24 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Fifth floor has high ceilings.”
 of 5 bubbles 664alana, 22 Feb 2017 | Read review
“rooms to the north side of the hotel are a bit larger.”
 of 5 bubbles davidlF8451CS, 2 Feb 2017 | Read review
“The first floor suites are awesome. Ours had a separate entrance from a quiet street that felt more like renting a townhouse.”
 of 5 bubbles tiffanya492, 29 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Floor four rooms are close to the Glass Door Restaurant so I always try to book this floor.”
 of 5 bubbles awtraveler3838, 23 Jan 2017 | Read review
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