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Queen Creek, Arizona
Reviewed 28 September 2015

We've stayed a couple times and the rates are very good. The hotel is so centrally located, you can literally walk the entire trip. Everything from the Fish Market, ferry landing to Coronado, and obviously Little Italy which is only one street west of the hotel. The staff is very helpful and courteous. If you bring your car, you'll want...

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

Hello Gale, Thank you so much for taking the time out to leave us such positive feedback and being a loyal Porto Vista Guest! Being so close to what San Diego has to offer is definitely a bonus! Jose is such an asset to the team and we are happy to hear that you were able to experience his dedication...

Reviewed 27 September 2015 via mobile

The moment we walked in we were greeted and treated with exceptional service. The check in was super fast and easy. Staff was all around friendly. We stayed on the 4th floor and the room was amazing. It was very clean and well maintained. The bathrooms are really nice. The decor around the hotel and in the rooms are really...

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Jose B, Manager at Porto Vista Hotel, responded to this review

Good Morning Danielle and thank you for your kind response, We are delighted to read that you enjoyed our great location. Our ownership has been committed to the enhancement of our rooms and we also share your excitement. With that said the most important piece is the service. Our staff loves to read about their successful delivery of service and...

Santa Ana, California
Reviewed 26 September 2015

We came for a bachelorette weekend with a group of girls. We booked a few rooms and had an amazing time. The hotel was so cute, it is in the perfect location and everyone is beyond friendly. We had amazing views from the upper levels. There's a shuttle that took us to and from Gas Lamp during the day. The...

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Jose B, Manager at Porto Vista Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you Sara, Our location does provide the best of both worlds, the Little Italy even-paced neighborhood feel during the day and the fun-filled excitement of the Gaslamp Quarter at night. We'll definitely work on delivering an overall 5-experince during your next stay.

Birmingham, Alabama
Reviewed 25 September 2015

Nice place, friendly staff, great view from the restaurant and rooftop. Convenient location, close to the harbor, little Italy and gas lamp district. I will definitely stay here next time I'm in town...

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Jose B, Manager at Porto Vista Hotel, responded to this review

Of course were smiling Aimee, As much as our guest write about our views you would think we would be full year-round. While it's nice to be referred to as a hidden gem, and our staff loves to read the great reviews, we would also like the rest of the world to see some pictures of the experience.

Whiting, Indiana
Reviewed 25 September 2015

After reading some of the reviews I was skeptical about staying in the hotel. Once we got there everything was clean. Everyone was nice and the service was exceptional. The only thing that was annoying was the elevator was extremely slow. The breakfast was great. The views were amazing. The location was great.

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Jose B, Manager at Porto Vista Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you Donna, Our staff likes to read about what they are doing right and management likes to read about what we can do better. Of course our favorite read is when our service overcomes any other shortcoming to the extent our customers still rate their overall experience worthy of a 5. In regards to the elevator, we are gathering...

Reviewed 25 September 2015

I was in room 226 which took a while to find as there are no directions once you emerge from the lift. Room was dated although clean. Good points: fridge, microwave, coffee/tea maker and safe. The smell of mould from the bathroom sink (which wasn't in the bathroom but next to the bed) was dreadful, so had to smother the...

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Reviewed 24 September 2015

The room was clean and well maintained. There was a networking function on the floor that we stayed, and didn't hear it all all. The hotel was very helpful in getting us back and forth to base for my son's graduation. Jose was one of our drivers, and he was amazing, friendly and courteous. He always had a smile on...

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Jose B, Manager at Porto Vista Hotel, responded to this review

Hello Chris, As one of the 'Few' I would like to congratulate your son on a great accomplishment. Please forward our thanks for his commitment to our country. We are fortunate to be part of these special moments and look forward to every graduation. Thank you for the wonderful review and next time you visit, please let us know how...

San Francisco
Reviewed 23 September 2015

Porto Vista is well located in a great, central area of San Diego. The staff is helpful and friendly. The on-site restaurant/bar is good, with a killer view of the bay. There's a rooftop bar which wasn't open the evenings I was staying there, but can imagine it would be a great place to hang on a summer night.

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Jose B, Manager at Porto Vista Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you dbabz, We appreciate you taking the time to post a review. As an independent hotel we do not have any sister properties to cross-promote our property, or chain hotel surveys for feedback. We utilize TripAdvisor as our medium to engage with our customers directly and use The GuestBook to reward our customers for booking directly (details on our...

Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 22 September 2015

Loved the hotel. Very comfortable, convenient, walking distance to great restaurants. shops, and the great Harbor Road. The bar/breakfast room is airy and with a view of the sea...loved sitting at the breakfast bar in the balcony facing the sea and enjoying the lovely morning breeze..The scrambled eggs were great and moist. The staff were awesome...Rob at the Reception was...

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

Layla, Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your stay. We are glad you were able to make a connection with Rob. he dedicated to customer service and positively influencing our guests experience. Happy to hear that you experienced our award winning Glass Door Restaurant for breakfast. The view is definitely breath taking and a huge bonus...

Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 19 September 2015

Booked via PL for 105$US during labor day week end. The hotel offers shuttle service to and from airport for free. However, arriving in mid afternoon, I called and was informed the wait would be about 45 minutes to get a shuttle and they suggested to use Uber. For less than 10$ and 10 minutes later, I was there. Check...

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

Hello Lubiere, Thank you so much for choosing the Porto Vista Hotel for your accommodations during your stay in San Diego! Your feedback is greatly appreciated, sincere apologies for the wait during check in but we are happy to hear that you enjoyed your great suite! Our valet price is actually one of the lowest prices in the area, we...

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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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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Breakfast Available
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Banquet Room
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • 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: $172 - $323 (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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“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
“Any room facing the bay”
 of 5 bubbles PaoloFert, 12 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Front part of hotel would have the best view.”
 of 5 bubbles LawrenceKevin, 9 Jan 2017 | Read review
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