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Lompoc, California
Reviewed 13 October 2015 via mobile

Awesome experience! Great location. Complimentary shuttle was a great plus. Room was clean and spacious. Nice balcony! Glass Door restaurant (on site) is excellent. Chrissy (bartender) rocks!!! Front desk excelled...exceeded all of our expectations. Can't wait till we return.

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

Dear Guest, It excites us that you were able to stay at our hotel during the Little Italy Festa! Being a minute away from the action definitely makes your trip that much better! Chrissy is amazing and glad you made a connection, as she is an asset to the team. We can't wait to have you return! Best, Porto Vista...

Lompoc, California
Reviewed 13 October 2015 via mobile

Awesome experience! Great location. Complimentary shuttle was a great plus. Room was clean and spacious. Nice balcony! Glass Door restaurant (on site) is excellent. Chrissy (bartender) rocks!!! Front desk excelled...exceeded all of our expectations. Can't wait till we return.

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

Dear Guest, It excites us that you were able to stay at our hotel during the Little Italy Festa! Being a minute away from the action definitely makes your trip that much better! Chrissy is amazing and glad you made a connection, as she is an asset to the team. We can't wait to have you return! Best, Porto Vista...

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 12 October 2015

The employees were very friendly, the location was great in the heart of Little Italy, an amazing breakfast, and a great complimentary bottle of wine from a local Villa. An ice cold fresh juice machine in the lobby made our checkin very refreshing. The air conditioner in the room was quiet and cooled the room nicely. Jose at the valet...

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

Hi Richard! So great to hear that your experience with Porto Vista Hotel was amazing and memorable. Jose does a great job connecting with guests and giving great San Diego suggestions, glad you were able to counter a positive moment with him! Thank you so much for taking the time out to leave us feedback. We truly appreciate it and...

Albuquerque, New Mexico
Reviewed 12 October 2015

Was unsure about hotel and came to San Diego with an attitude to make the best of it. It exceeded my expectations due to the friendly and helpful personnel and the trendy Little Italy location. Many local and quaint outdoor restaurants with a pleasant ambiance. Josh, Jose, Anthony, and Soly were wonderful!

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

Hello Lizzy, Thank you for your fabulous review, we truly appreciate you taking the time out to leave us such positive feedback. We love that we exceeded your expectations and had a pleasant stay. Our staff is dedicated to making all our guests feel welcomed and special. Glad to hear that Josh, Jose, Anthony, and Soly were all able to...

Reviewed 11 October 2015 via mobile

This hotel is perfect for visitors who want to explore everything that San Diego has to offer. It's located in Little Italy and the hotel offers a free shuttle ride to the nearby Gaslamp District. The rooms were clean, the staff was friendly, and the complimentary breakfast offered by the hotel restaurant-Glass Door, was great! We also had an amazing...

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

Dear Amy, Your review title "Affordable, Great Service, and Convenient Location" is the perfect combination of words that we strive for! Thank you so much for taking the time to review us and display your satisfaction with everyone. Our staff works hard to leave memorable service and experiences for all our guests, we are so happy to hear that Jersey...

Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 11 October 2015 via mobile

We stayed at Porto Vista for four nights and it was an excellent experience. Clean rooms with air conditioning, kind and helpful staff, and a shuttle that drive us into the city and from the airport for free. The Glass door was great, we loved our complimentary breakfast and our waitress Jersey! Would definitely recommend this hotel great value for...

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

Dear Chrisitemarie, We are happy to hear that your stay-cation with us exceeded your expectations! We all work hard to make your trip memorable and stress free by providing convenient amenities such as the free shuttle and complementary breakfast buffet. Jersey is a great asset to the team and glad she was able to make your experience that much better...

Reviewed 11 October 2015

This hotel has amazing views and Christian was VERY helpful when checking in. He helped me with my check in and suggested fun things to do in San Diego.He seems like he is a expert in San Diego. He suggested to eat at the Glass Door because it has one of the best views in San Diego and the sunset...

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

Dear Amit, Thank you very much for choosing the Porto Vista Hotel, being conveniently located in the heart of little Italy is definitely a huge bonus for guests. With dozens of unique restaurants, bars, and boutiques, and a renowned farmer’s market, Little Italy is a unique adventure in San Diego. Ecstatic to hear that you were able to make a...

Glasgow, Scotland,UK
Reviewed 10 October 2015

We just love this city and will return again, and back to this hotel, because of the location and price. The views from the restaurant toward downtown and to the harbour across to Point Loma are a very good reason to book this hotel.

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

Dear Danny, We truly appreciate you taking the time to leave us positive feedback and for choosing the Porto Vista Hotel! Glad you enjoyed the breath taking views from the Glass Door, our convenient location surrounding the best of what San Diego has to offer, and our valued price! We can't wait until you return to San Diego and the...

Los Angeles
Reviewed 9 October 2015

This hotel is right in Little Italy and the have really good prices. We got a king suite with a bay view. They had a great AAA deal that included WIFI, breakfast, and valet parking. Check in was smooth and we were told we were in room #632 an they said it was on the third floor. I was a...

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

Hello Todd, Thank you for choosing the Porto Vista Hotel, we are happy you utilized the great AAA package we have available that included free breakfast and valet parking! . Glad you enjoyed Glass Door and the location of the hotel. Being in the heart of Little Italy definitely adds to the experience of our guests. With dozens of unique...

San Diego, California
Reviewed 9 October 2015

I have not stayed at this hotel. I go to The Glass Door for two reasons: Jersey's Cosmopolitans and the view. To my knowledge the view cannot beat in Little Italy, and to my tongue, San Diego cannot give me a better Cosmo than Jersey makes me. I travel the world for the perfect Cosmo. After 15 years of research,...

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

Dear Venusvee, Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your experience. We are glad you were able to make a connection with Jersey! She is dedicated to customer service and positively influencing our guests experience. It's also great to hear that we are your go to spot for the perfect Cosmo. Can't wait to have you return....

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Amenities

Highlights
  • 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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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
Internet
  • 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
  • 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 - $322 (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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  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
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“Great Value, Exceptional Service.”
 of 5 bubbles royc921, 13 Mar 2017 | Read review
“The nicest rooms are those with view to the waterfront.”
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“Did not enjoy being on the 5th floor the night of an outdoor hotel party due to noise/music”
 of 5 bubbles mjdabrams, 8 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Try to get a room far from the main walkways and outdoor gathering space. Walls are thin and there was lots of noise. ”
 of 5 bubbles PMNEE, 8 Mar 2017 | Read review
“higher floors are better. the first floor abuts a parking lot.”
 of 5 bubbles SteveP22, 7 Mar 2017 | Read review
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