Porto Vista Hotel - San Diego

1835 Columbia Street, San Diego, United States, 92101  show map
 3 stars
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Porto Vista Hotel - San Diego

Internet

Paid internet access

Parking

USD 25 per day

Luggage storage
24-hour

Late check-in

24-hour check-in

24-hour reception

24-hour security

24-hour business center

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Outdoor dining area

A la carte restaurant

Coffee/Tea in lobby

Cafe

Coffee shop

Picnic area/ Tables

Shuttle

Free city shuttle

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness center

Swimming pool

Verified Reviews:

  • Large bathroom - Staff was great - Central roof top patio area
  • Pool area was great - Great location - Room was clean
  • Free shuttle - Air conditioner was loud - Free continental breakfast
  • No pool - Price per night was fair - Service is always excellent
  • Room's decor was very nice - Rude staff - Excellent view

Overview

The 3-star Porto Vista Hotel enjoys perfect setting overlooking Italian Coast and San Diego Harbour. The hotel was opened in 2008, offering accommodation in a 5-story building designed in the Italian style.

Offering direct access to San Diego Convention Center, Spreckels Park and Petco Park, the property is located in the center of Downtown San Diego just near a trolley bus stop. Nestled in the old town district and 2 km from the city center.

Shoppers will enjoy close proximity to specialty shops, boutiques and shopping centers.

Amtrak train station is a 5-minute walk from the property. Porto Vista Hotel is 5 minutes’ drive away from San Diego International airport.

Rooms

The cozy Porto Vista Hotel offers such rooms as business double room, deluxe double room and superior double room appointed with coffee/tea makers, a lounge area, flat-screen television, a work area and a laptop safe. Some rooms at Porto Vista Hotel have a view over the coast. These modern guestrooms have carpet floor and European furniture.

Eat & Drink

Breakfast is served in the restaurant each morning. The onsite popular restaurant specializes in Mediterranean cuisine. Energy drinks are offered in the café bar.

Services

There are car and bicycle rentals available on site.

Relax

For active guests a fitness centre and a gym are provided.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

private parking is possible on site at USD 25 per day.

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

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Facilities

General

  • Non-smoking property
  • Paid internet access
  • Paid parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour check-in
  • 24-hour reception
  • Late check-in
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • Service dogs allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Public areas with access for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • 24-hour security
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Currency exchange
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Hairdresser
  • Beauty salon
  • Coffee shop
  • Vending machines
  • Ice machine
  • Multilingual staff

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center
  • Golf course

Services

  • Free airport shuttle
  • Free city shuttle
  • Paid valet parking
  • Room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Car rental
  • Bicycle rental
  • Self-service laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Car service
  • Wedding services
  • Bank service
  • Hearing impaired services
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Cafe
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Picnic area/ Tables
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby
  • Catering service

Meeting facilities

  • 24-hour business center
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Business services
  • Computer rental
  • Printers
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available

Leisure facilities

  • Swimming pool
  • Sun terrace
  • Television in lobby
  • Spa center

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Living room
  • Dressing area
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Shared bathroom
  • Bath/ Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Room toiletries

Self-catering

  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave

Bedroom

  • Premium bedding
  • Pillow top mattress

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • CD player
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-in

  • from  3 pm

Check-out

  • until  11 am

Children and extra beds

  • One child under the age of 2 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • All children under the age of 12 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 

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Hotel Address:

1835 Columbia Street, San Diego, United States, 92101

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City Center
  • San Diego
    4600 ft
Airports
Train Stations
  • Coaster Santa Fe Station
    3000 ft
  • Amtrak
    3300 ft
  • Bus stop
    1000 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
    2008
  • Number of floors:
    5
  • Number of rooms:
    189

Rooms and availability

Queen Room
Bed type: 2 Queen-size beds
Size: 280 sq. feet
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Superior Queen Room
Bed type: 2 Queen-size beds
Size: 335 sq. feet
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  • Air conditioning
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    Deluxe King Room
    Size: 380 sq. feet
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    Deluxe Queen Room
    Bed type: 2 Queen-size beds or Queen-size bed
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    • Air conditioning
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      How to reach hotel

      hotel Porto Vista Hotel - San Diego San Diego location
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      Hotel Address:

      1835 Columbia Street, San Diego, United States, 92101

      Get directions
      City Center
      • San Diego
        4600 ft
      Airports
      Train Stations
      • Coaster Santa Fe Station
        3000 ft
      • Amtrak
        3300 ft
      • Bus stop
        1000 ft
      Hotel information
      • Check-in:
        from  3 pm
      • Check-out:
        until  11 am
      • Year renovated:
        2008
      • Number of floors:
        5
      • Number of rooms:
        189

      Porto Vista Location

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      What's nearby

      Tourist attractions

      • The Embarcadero - 2300 ft

      Train stations

      Sport related

      Museums

      • Firehouse Museum - 1000 ft
      • San Diego Watercolor Society - 2000 ft
      • San Diego Maritime Museum - 2300 ft
      • San Diego Aircraft Carrier - 2700 ft
      • Pacific Southwest Railway - 3000 ft
      • Museum of Contemporary Art - 3000 ft
      • San Diego Railroad Museum - 3000 ft

      Parks

      Halls

      • San Diego Woman's Club - 3000 ft
      • Fourth and B Concerts and Special - 3000 ft
      • Spreckels Organ Pavilion - 3300 ft

      Universities, Institutes

      • San Diego School-Architecture - 1400 ft
      • California Western School Law - 1700 ft
      • Kelsey-Jenney College - 2300 ft
      • Associated Technical College - 2700 ft
      • Associated Barber College Inc - 2700 ft
      • Fashion Institute of Design - 3300 ft

      Theaters

      Cruises

      Local attractions

      • Spreckels Park - 2.3 mi
        Orange Ave btwn 6th & 7th Sts, Coronado
      • Silver Strand State Beach - 6.3 mi
        5000 Hwy 75, Coronado
      • Lake Murray - 8.3 mi
        5540 Kiowa Drive, La Mesa
      • Coronado Municipal Beach - 3.4 mi
        Silver Strand Blvd, Coronado
      • Living Coast Discovery Center - 6.7 mi
        1000 Gunpowder Point Drive, Chula Vista
      Hotel information
      • Check-in:
        from  3 pm
      • Check-out:
        until  11 am
      • Year renovated:
        2008
      • Number of floors:
        5
      • Number of rooms:
        189
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      Rk Hostel San Diego
      2 stars
      0.3 km

      Porto Vista Reviews

      Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Porto Vista

      Average guest rating

      7.0out of 10
      Very good
      Based on 219 reviews

      Guest reviews

      • Older travelers
        9.2

        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.

      • Single
        7.4

        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

      • Group of friends
        7.4

        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.

      • Single
        6.6

        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.

      • Group of friends
        10.0

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

      • Group of friends
        8.2

        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.

      • Single
        8.8

        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.

      • Group of friends
        7.4

        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.

      • Family with children
        3.2

        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

      • Couple
        4.2

        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!

      • Couple
        6.6

        Good location!

        22$ per night parking, expensive breakfast.

      • Family with children
        7.0

        Great location.

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

      • Single
        6.2

        People.

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

      • Couple
        6.6

        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.

      • Group of friends
        5.8

        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.

      How to reach hotel

      hotel Porto Vista Hotel - San Diego San Diego location
      Show big map »

      Hotel Address:

      1835 Columbia Street, San Diego, United States, 92101

      Get directions
      City Center
      • San Diego
        4600 ft
      Airports
      Train Stations
      • Coaster Santa Fe Station
        3000 ft
      • Amtrak
        3300 ft
      • Bus stop
        1000 ft
      Hotel information
      • Check-in:
        from  3 pm
      • Check-out:
        until  11 am
      • Year renovated:
        2008
      • Number of floors:
        5
      • Number of rooms:
        189