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Greater London, United Kingdom
Reviewed yesterday NEW

The hotel was in a great location, and the free shuttles to the airport and downtown were good and the staff were really helpful. The rooms were comfortable enough, nothing special, but very reasonably priced.

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Reviewed 16 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...

3Thank holidayhelpToronto
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Nav_Mary, Manager at Porto Vista Hotel, responded to this review

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...

Bergen, Norway
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The hotel is not up to the standards of today. Room was dull. and the bed not comfortable for two. Breakfast was below par. The corridors were sad looking. Location close to little Italy was fine. Glad we only stayed one night.

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Palmdale, California
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My wife and I wanted a short get away and chose the Porta Vista Hotel in Little Italy San Diego. I've stayed there once before, 1st time for my wife and we both Loved It!. The Hotel is clean and the Staff are simply Stellar in their efforts to accommodate you and make you feel welcome. It is somewhat dated...

Thank deuce32
Dayton, Ohio
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

We checked in on 4/19/2017 for a two night stay with our children who's ages range from 6 and 2. Loved the location, the hotel room itself was good. Would have enjoyed a great deal more had construction not been taking place and causing very loud noise from 6:30 am until around 4 pm. Although this was not the hotels...

Thank cbailey0410
Scottsdale, Arizona
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It is a nice small hotel, rooms were clean an decent. Front desk girls were nice and friendly. Great location in the heart of Little Italy one of my favorite places in San Diego. For the price it si well worth it, I was just disappointed with the bartenders at the happy hour they advertise so much about, they were...

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Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I did not have a good experience at the Porto Vista Hotel. Despite beautiful online pictures and a great location in Little Italy, the hotel was a complete disappointment. I had three rooms in 4 days. My first room was a small room that was dark, musty and light shone through the door. I asked for another room and got...

Thank mrr-Sea
Brentwood, California
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Let me start by saying that my wife and I got "catfished". We would have given this place zero stars if possible. We arrived to find that it looked nothing like the pictures and the room was very small and didn't seem clean at all. My wife and I decided to be good sports and stick with it since we...

2Thank donjuanthewall
Plymouth, Minnesota
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

They did their best to make our experience perfect and checked in quite often! Highly Recommend! Great location and super friendly staff that is always on call to help. Very liberal and fun to stay at.

Thank Dave H
Nav_Mary, Manager at Porto Vista Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We can't thank you enough for taking the time out to leave us such positive feedback about your recent visit with us. We are so pleased to hear that you greatly enjoyed our central and convenient location in Little Italy San Diego! We can't wait to have you back and hope to remain your primary choice of stay...

New York City, NY
Reviewed 1 week ago

We checked in on a Thursday for a romantic night in San Diego. When we opened the balcony door, an overwhelming smell of tar permeated our room. Instead of candles, we left the room and came back to a giant can of Lysol on the bedside table. No follow up concern from management. Nothing. I've stayed at a ton of...

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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Airport Transportation
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  • Multilingual Staff
  • Breakfast Available
  • Dry Cleaning
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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: ₹ 7,779 - ₹ 15,104 (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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“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
“we are not sure of any special request one may need to make. All areas seemed quiet after it was noise down hour”
jennysZ2949MM, 10 Apr 2017 | Read review
“The top floor offers fantastic views. We had a room on this level and loved it. Ask for fifth floor if it is available,”
loly, 9 Apr 2017 | Read review
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