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Porto Vista Hotel

3 stars
View map of 1835 Columbia Street, San Diego, CA 92101

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
3.5
out of 5
24 reviews
Last night in San Diego

I used to live in Little Italy before moving to Seattle, so I always stay at Porto Vista on my San... See full review

  • Julian
  • Oct 2, 2015
Couple trip

Is very good hotel Clean, nice view,area and very convenient location. See full review

  • Temoc
  • Apr 6, 2015
Located in the heart of Little Italy, you've found a quaint European hotel. Views of the harbor, restaurants, galleries, antique shops and shopping abound. Experience the lively coastal feel and uncover the modern yet true to European surprises that are a departure from the expected fare. To step through the doors of the Porto Vista Hotel is to be pleasantly surprised. You've found it - a refreshingly unique departure from the usual downtown San Diego boutique hotel. Through the glass wall fade, a charming stretch of Little Italy shops gently slopes down to San Diego Harbor. The intimate lobby is energetic without trying too hard. A trio of plasma flat screens greets you with refreshing imagery, setting the stage for a unique experience. And maybe it's the snazzy, mid 60s Mediterranean decor or the stylish neighborhood crowd sipping cocktails on the 4th floor restaurant terrace. Our Little Italy San Diego hotel is that kind of place. Valet parket is available for $25.00 per night. Shuttle service is available to and from the hotel to the Airport, Convention Center and the Cruise Dock. A $5 charge per adult each way will apply.

Pets are accepted - one per room up to 40 pounds. A non-refundable pet fee of $75 + tax will apply per stay.

A valid credit card is required at check in for incidental charges to establish credit. We do not accept cash or pre-paid cards.

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Hotel Map

32.7244 -117.1672
Area served
Downtown San Diego Boutique Hotel In The Heart Of Little Italy
Nearby airports
Only one mile from San Diego International Airport (SAN)
Area description
Located in the heart of San Diego's historic Little Italy neighborhood, with fabulous views of the San Diego Harbor Walking distance to dozens of eclectic local restaurants, authentic shops, and art galleries Minutes from famous local attractions such as SeaWorld and the San Diego Zoo, as well as the Convention Center and cruise terminal Only one mile from San Diego International Airport (SAN) Transportation (fee) to the airport and many area local attractions

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
3:00 PM
Check-out:
11:00 AM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by CheapTickets

Ratings and reviews for Porto Vista Hotel

Overall score

3.5 / 5
5.01.0
24 out of 24
Amenities:
3.4
Cleanliness:
3.7
Hotel staff:
3.9
Comfort:
3.5
Location:
4.5
Value:
3.5

79% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Porto Vista Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Jerome H.
Friends
N/A
Dec 21, 2015

Visiting family

Have stayed at the Porto Vista at least 5 times. Always an enjoyable experience. Located in my favorite part of the city. It's also close to my family. The staff is always friendly and helpful

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Friends

Review of Porto Vista Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Kimmie
Family
Julian
Nov 1, 2015

So so......

I was not very happy with this hotel. The room was just so so, the most upsetting thing was the restaurant in the hotel, the wait staff was okay but the cook was definitely having an off night. I ordered a burger cooked medium, took forever to get our food. When it finally arrived it was raw, sent it back and it still came back to me undercooked. I was definitely unimpressed. Probably won't go back. :(

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Family

Review of Porto Vista Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Delbert D.
Couples
N/A
Oct 11, 2015

concern

The Porto vista Hotel was ok for the cost and the location was great. My concern was the parking. On the Cheap tickets web site it stated Parking available. It is true there is parking available but it is valet parking only at a cost of $25 per night. This info should be stated on the web site because it impacts the cost/ benefits decision.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Porto Vista Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Julian
Single
N/A
Oct 2, 2015

Last night in San Diego

I used to live in Little Italy before moving to Seattle, so I always stay at Porto Vista on my San Diego visits. I was visiting for a weekend wedding in Point Loma, but decided to stay in Porto Vista for my last night, because I love Little Italy. As always, the staff was very friendly and accommodating. I was allowed early check in, and late check out. I really needed it because of the very hot weather.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Single

Review of Porto Vista Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
brian o.
Couples
N/A
Jul 20, 2015

Weekend Getaway

Pretty decent hotel at an affordable price. Can't complain!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Porto Vista Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Amy
Couples
N/A
Jun 9, 2015

Couple get away!

The stay was great for the night. Hotel still under renovation as per front desk. We didn't have a closet to hang clothes, small trash can for a suite, and we're towels old.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
2
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Porto Vista Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Temoc
Couples
Redwood City
Apr 6, 2015

Couple trip

Is very good hotel Clean, nice view,area and very convenient location.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Porto Vista Hotel

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Chela A.
Friends
N/A
Apr 6, 2015

not good

My best friend and I planned this mini getaway. We pulled into hotel to get our reservation and Alex the valet driver told us there was a $25 parking fee for guests, which I wasn't aware of this fee at all. When I asked him questions to find out what my options were he was extremely rude and impatient with my inquiries. When I went to the front desk to figure it out, Alex then made my girlfriend pull on the street. And then he disappeared for 15 min. So we had to drive our car completely around the long block which was extremely confusing when your from out of town and wait for Alex the valet driver to get back. When he got back I asked him more questions about the ticket he gave me and he mumbled something. I just gave up at this point cause we were tired from our trip. It was also disappointing not to be able to take a bath. When I ran the water no matter what, the shower head sprayed out water. Some of us girls have ethnic hair and don't want to get the hair.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
1
Comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Friends

Review of Porto Vista Hotel

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
s.diego
Friends
N/A
Feb 4, 2015

Subpar hotel stay

The hotel was significantly older than expected. The staff was very helpful and friendly, but the rooms were much older and smaller than they appeared online. Great location, but not a "luxury" experience.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Friends

Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Ironside Oysters was a great bar/restaurant right down the road! Fun and lively.

Review of Porto Vista Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
velizkaren
Couples
Fontana CA
Nov 17, 2014

Good location!

It is clean and the location is good if you want to enjoy down town San Diego... Breakfast is not included :(

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Couples

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