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“First Time at Catalina” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Portofino Hotel
Ranked #5 of 20 Hotels in Avalon
Certificate of Excellence
Phoenix, Arizona
2 reviews
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“First Time at Catalina”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2012

My boyfriend and I visited Catalina for the first time and had a wonderful time. Mainly because the Hotel Villa Portofina, was so great. From check in to check out they provided excellent customer service and made us feel special. We stayed in the King Deluxe room and had plenty of room. We enjoyed the fireplace and large "spa like" bathtub. We would recommend this hotel to any one of our friends and we would stay here again.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Evanston, IL
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25 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2012

This was our first trip to Avalon and Catalina. Having eyeballed the competition, I am sure I will stay at Villa Portofino when I return.

Room Tip: Ask for a "king bed" not a "queen bed" room.
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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San Diego, California
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26 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2012

Adorable spot. Great location. Right in the main town. Clean, comfortable. Seating area upstairs is really nice. Great spot to get a tan.

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank misseserica
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Cypress, Ca
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37 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2012

Stayed here for our anniversary in September. Unfortunately booked this hotel based on the fact that they allow smoking. Smoking is bad I know so spare me the lecture. We stayed in the Miramare suite and the room was clean. A little pricey for the size of the room in my opinion but we wanted something with a balcony which made up for the lack of the room size. Good view of the harbor without all the "traffic" noise you can get if you stay in the front. Hotel staff was just o.k. I didn't notice anyone going out of their way to help me but at the same time no one was rude or anything. The BEST part of this hotel hands down is the rooftop terrace. My husband and I actually took a two hour nap on the lounge chairs up there one day and at night it is the perfect way to wind down for the night while enjoying a glass of wine. Overall I would probably stay here again if the price is right but would probably skip the suites since the rooftop terrace provides the best view anyway. No need for a balcony with a view when you have the rooftop terrace for free!

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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san diego, ca
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2011

Hotel staff was wonderful. Great location to all downtown activities. Continental breakfast was fabulous. Loved the upstairs seating area, only wish it was opened at 0730 vs 1000.

Room Tip: Room in the back are quieter.
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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Portofino Hotel

Property: Portofino Hotel
Address: 111 Crescent Avenue, PO Box 127, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
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Region: United States > California > Catalina Island > Avalon
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
#4 Family Hotel in Avalon
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Avalon
#7 Romantic Hotel in Avalon
Price range (per night): ₹ 6,485 - ₹ 37,545
Number of rooms: 34
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Footsteps from the water, the best of Catalina is just outside our door. Enjoy your island getaway in an ocean view suite or beautifully appointed guest room. ... more   less 
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