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Portofino Hotel

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Carlsbad, California
Reviewed 19 July 2012

We really enjoyed our stay at Hotel VP. We took advantage of their sun deck each day (open 10a-10p), which has 8 lounge chairs, several tables/chairs with umbrellas, and two cabanas. The hotel staff were very friendly and helpful; we also noticed the same level of service at their restaurant (great food, especially compared to other restaurants on the island)....

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Long Beach, California
Reviewed 17 July 2012

Our family of 18 enjoyed a week at this great hotel. The front desk personnel and entire staff displayed the true meaning of customer service. They could not have been more friendly, accomodating and helpful. The rooms are nice and clean, the beds extremely comfortable, the atmosphere fantastic. The location is beautiful, just steps across the small street to the...

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Las Vegas, Nevada
Reviewed 12 July 2012

European type hotel reminiscent of being in Italy! Located at the opposite end of the Catalina Express boat dock, on Crescent Street, which is the main beachfront street overlooking Avalon Bay. You can easily walk to the hotel but if you have 2 pieces of luggage or more, you may want to take the $10 flat fee taxi ride over...

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Reviewed 10 July 2012

This is a charming hotel, if a little pricey. Rooms were clean, staff were helpful, location was perfect. Occasional noise was a little irritating buy overall, I would recommend this hotel

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Tampa, Florida
Reviewed 10 July 2012

This was such a cute little place at the end of the strip to relax. Rooms are comfortable and quiet, good value for the money. The staff was very helpful and surprised me by leaving a bottle of chilled champagne in our room to celebrate my birthday. Very helpful that you can leave your bags after checkout and freshen up...

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San Anselmo, California, United States
Reviewed 3 July 2012

This is a great place. Clean, friendly, small, yet big enough. Accompanying Italian restaraunt made and outstanding gnocchi with Gorgonzola bolognese. Simply outstanding. Location is very good, both on and off the beaten path at the end of the strip leading to the casino area. Usual Catalina noise level. We can absolutely recommend and will return.

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1Thank Brad E
San Diego, California
Reviewed 28 June 2012

Stayed at this Hotel several times over the years. Wonderful staff, great location - sun deck on roof - Hotel offers beach chairs/towels for the beach straight across the street. Within walking distance to all the shopping, restaurants and tours. Thank you for a wonderful 4 days!!

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Reviewed 28 June 2012

Staff was wonderful, every single one of them! Great location on the end of the main strip, right across from the beach. Roof deck with killer view for impromptu happy hours (BYOB - they even lent us wine glasses!). They also loan beach towels and chairs. You can store your luggage after check out and they have a bathroom you...

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Hermosa Beach, California
Reviewed 25 June 2012

Good place to stay when in Avalon. Centrally located and within walking distance of everything in town. Fronts on the beach. Great roof deck where you can watch the world go by. Rooms are small, but very confortable. We've been staying there for years.

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PORT HUENEME
Reviewed 22 June 2012

Although some rooms small, it had a wonderful European feel including fresh pastries picked up daily from local bakery. The terrace wonderful, the staff very friendly including offering luggage storage and use of facilities until departure from island. Very clean.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
  • Breakfast included
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Breakfast included
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 

Additional Information about Portofino Hotel

Address: 111 Crescent Avenue, PO Box 127, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
Region: United States > California > Catalina Island > Avalon
Price Range: $162 - $397 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Portofino Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 34
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Also Known As:
Portofino Hotel Avalon
Portofino Hotel Catalina Island/Avalon, CA
Hotel Style:
#4 Family Hotel in Avalon
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Avalon
#7 Romantic Hotel in Avalon
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“Ask about the size of the room...they vary greatly! Check out the website: portofinohotel.net”
 of 5 bubbles jaxgrls, 13 Dec 2016 | Read review
“They have water, coffee in the rooms and also little buffet breakfast in the morning next to reception desk.”
 of 5 bubbles 875camiliaa, 2 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Rooms off the patio are very quiet. Request the rooms with a view of the harbor, if you want a great view.”
 of 5 bubbles 443earls, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Only a few rooms have 2 queen beds, so reserve well in advance if that's what you need.”
 of 5 bubbles robinrZ8331JH, 15 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Many of the rooms do required climbing a few stairs as does the beautiful balcony.”
 of 5 bubbles Stanman5025, 13 Oct 2016 | Read review
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