Porto Vista Hotel - San Diego

1835 Columbia Street, San Diego, CA, United States, 92101show map
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Very goodBased on  241 reviews
Overview

The unique Porto Vista Hotel is a 3-star property located in the heart of San Diego. Featuring Italian architecture, the hotel is welcoming guests since 2008.

The hotel lies within 15 minutes' walk of Horton Plaza. Set within a 20-minute walking distance from San Diego city center.

This hotel is placed in Downtown San Diego district, known for a theater, a gallery and a museum.

Guests can reach Porto Vista Hotel by car from San Diego International airport in 10 minutes.

Rooms

Porto Vista Hotel offers 189 modern rooms that come with a beautiful view of the coast and such facilities as television with satellite channels, a laptop safe, a balcony, a fridge and coffee/tea makers. Some rooms feature views over San Diego Harbour and Italian Coast. Guests can take advantage of a shower, a hairdryer and towels supplied in the bathrooms.

Eat & Drink

Breakfast is offered in the café every morning. The hotel features a terrace restaurant serving Mediterranean cuisine.

Services

Along with a garage, a beauty shop and a barber shop there are a business centre, a conference room and a copier available on the premises.

Relax

Leisure facilities include a sunbathing terrace, a picnic area and a golf course. The property offers a gym and a fitness centre helping guests to keep fit.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Private parking is possible on site at USD 35 per day.

Year renovated:   2008.  Number of floors:   5.  Number of rooms:   189.

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Facilities
Wi-Fi
Parking

USD 35 per day

Luggage storage
24-hour services

Late check-in/ -out

24-hour check-in

24-hour reception

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Outdoor dining area

Restaurant

Coffee/Tea in lobby

Cafe

Coffee shop

Shuttle

Paid airport shuttle

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness centre

Spa and relaxation

Jacuzzi

Spa centre

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness centre
  • Golf course

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • City shuttle service
  • Room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Car rental
  • Bicycle rental
  • Self-service laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Car service
  • Wedding services
  • Bank service
  • Hearing impaired services
  • Wake up service
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining

  • Continental breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Cafe
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby
  • Catering service
  • Special diet menus

Business

  • Business centre
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Business services
  • Printers
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children

  • Cots
  • High chairs

Spa & Leisure

  • Sun terrace
  • Spa centre
  • Jacuzzi

Room view

  • City view
  • Bay view

Room features

  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • In-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Living room
  • Dressing area
  • Terrace
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds
  • In-room sink

Bathroom

  • Bathtub
  • Hair dryer
  • Free toiletries

Self-catering

  • Refrigerator

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Hi-Fi
  • Internet television
  • Paid films
  • Direct dial telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor
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Good to know
Check-infrom 3 pmFREECheck-outuntil 11 amFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 12 yearsExisting beddingFREE
PetsPets are allowed on request.
Cancellation
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Rooms and availability

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Location
  • Nearby
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Getting around
Airports
North Island Nas (NZY)3.2 mi
Train
Coaster Santa Fe Station3000 ft
Amtrak3000 ft
Bus
Bus stop1000 ft
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Reviews
7.0
Very goodBased on  241  reviews
  • 9.2
    Superb

    This hotel provided everything that we were lookig, those being affordable, unique experience, conveninetly located, and friendly hotel staff. A very comfortable and clean place to stay.

    Nothing for us to complain about, but one guest had a bad experience with the VIP parking and told me not to have our car parked there. The gentleman was expremely upset because the bell hop buy parked his car on the street and it was scratched-up.

  • 7.4
    Very good

    the location is nice right in a section called little italy. walking distance from train station was handy

    yes because rooms are along a verandah it was noisy form other people

  • 7.4
    Very good

    Good location. Room was OK but didn't have fridge and microwave as stated. I asked and they gave me a cooler. Staff very helpful and friendly. Cleanness was OK-just the carpet a little bit old and dirty. Overall, price was OK for the services.

    Only american breakfast (it was stated) that is always the same and cannot be changed. After few days, it can be boring. But the quality of food was good.

  • 6.6
    Good

    Location, quiet.

    mattress too hard, bed covers too heavy. Very good breakfast, good service, forgot to mention that the orange juice was $5.00 the 1/2 of cup.

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    The room was spacious and very clean. The staff was most courteous and helpful and a great free breakfast.

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    Staff were extremely pleasant and helpful. Location is excellent for checking out the city as the waterfront and city centre are within easy walking distance. It is also ideally placed for exploring out of town as it has easy access to the highway.

  • 8.8
    Superb

    The hotel was well situated in the heart of Little Italy near several good Italian restaurants. The location is peaceful too, in spite of its being not far from the airport. It's a pretty long hike to the heart of downtown and the Gaslamp district, so it's better to have a car if you don't want to take taxis. Likewise, a car is necessary to get to the zoo, Old Town, the parks, the waterfront, and other tourist sites. The reception staff is exceptionally pleasant and accommodating. I was upgraded to a nice room with a king bed instead of the 2-queen bed room I had booked originally. I'd like to single out Frank Garcia as a source for good information about lots of things and his helpfulness in all respects.

    The desk chair in the room is impractical except for a very tall person, and the wall lights and lamps are strangely coordinated when one goes to turn them off. Otherwise everything else in the room was perfectly adequate.

  • 7.4
    Very good

    Friendly and helpful staff were able to make our stay there comfortable and they were accommodating. Close to Little Italy's Restaurants and convinient to the highway & airport.

  • 3.2
    Guest rating

    Location

    Unfriendly at all poor service way expensive for what I paid it is amotel rather than a hotel , surprising it is 3 star hotel

  • 4.2
    Guest rating

    the hotel is good located

    Horrible price/benefit ratio, unfriendly staff, internet connection did not work almost the whole time, 22$ for valet parking is completely inappropriate!

  • 6.6
    Good

    Good location!

    22$ per night parking, expensive breakfast.

  • 7.0
    Very good

    Great location.

    Rooms are very small. Parking is a bit on the expensive side with no options to self park.

  • 6.2
    Good

    People.

    Pillows were awful - hard and monolithic. No room service, despite that being listed in many places. Ugly, un-updated room.

  • 6.6
    Good

    the hotel is located one block from little italy and a five minute walk to gaslamp quarter and trolley stations so good location. the marina is also close by. the lobby is lovely but has clearly had more work done on it than the rooms. the layout of the hotel inside is more of a motel. the rooms are an ok size with the basic required facilities. room rates vary dramatically dependant on local events. the staff were friendly enough but didnt seem to communicate, we added on extra nights on three occasions due to wanting to stay longer in santa diego yet we kept having various employees knocking on the door asking if we were checking out.

  • 5.8
    Guest rating

    I liked the location of the hotel, and the lobby.

    I think the website over-glorified the hotel, so I came to hotel expecting a lot more than what I got. I was surprised to have the old tv's that I did.

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Highlights
7
Very goodBased on  241 reviews
Good to know
Check-infrom 3 pmFREECheck-outuntil 11 amFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 12 yearsExisting beddingFREE
PetsPets are allowed on request.
Cancellation
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Getting around
Airports
North Island Nas (NZY)3.2 mi
Train
Coaster Santa Fe Station3000 ft
Amtrak3000 ft
Bus
Bus stop1000 ft
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