Porto Vista Hotel - San Diego

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

 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

 Parking

Paid parking

 24-hour

24-hour reception

 Check-in/Check-out

Express check-in/-out

 Swimming pool

Swimming pool

 Fitness/Gym

Fitness center

 Sports activities

Golf course

 Breakfast

Continental breakfast

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 comfortable Porto Vista in Downtown San Diego district offers modern rooms with views over Balboa Park and Petco Park. Operating in San Diego since 2008, this hotel features Italian architecture and modern comforts.

Many San Diego sights, including Balboa Stadium, Balboa Park and Petco Park are about 20 minutes' walk from the property. The hotel is set 1300 meters away from Horton Plaza and Downtown San Diego.

Specialty shops, boutiques and shopping centers are located nearby.

The property enjoys unique location within a 5-minute drive to San Diego International airport.

Rooms

All rooms in Porto Vista are fitted with a microwave, a private balcony, cable TV, a refrigerator and a laptop-size safe. They all have carpet floor and European furniture.

Eat & Drink

Breakfast is offered in the café every morning. Guests can enjoy exquisite flavors of Mediterranean meals at the authentic restaurant. Guests can savor coffee and tea in the lounge bar.

Services

Cars and bicycles are available for rent on site.

Relax

On-site fitness facilities include yoga classes, a gym and fitness center.

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

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • Handicap parking
  • 24-hour check-in
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe deposit box
  • Multilingual staff
  • Pets allowed (limited amount or weight)
  • Vending machines
  • Coffee shop
  • Currency exchange
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Beauty salon
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Rooms/Facilities for disabled
  • Ice machine

Sports & Fitness

  • Golf course
  • Fitness center

Services

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

Dining facilities

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

Meeting facilities

  • 24-hour business center
  • Conference room
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Computer rental
  • Printers
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs/Baby cots

Leisure facilities

  • Swimming pool
  • Spa center
  • Sun terrace
  • Leisure/TV room
  • Television in lobby

Room view

  • City view

Room facilities

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

Bathroom

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

Kitchen facilities

  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator

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

  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

Pets

  • Pets are allowed on request.

How to reach hotel

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

1835 Columbia Street San Diego, California 92101, 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

Porto Vista photos Room Hotel informationPorto Vista photos Room Standard Queen RoomPorto Vista photos Room Standard Queen Room
Standard Queen Room
Bed type: Double bed
Size: 305 sq. feet
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  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Air conditioning
  • Private bathroom
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This small room with a floor-to-ceiling mural offers a Queen size bed and private bathroom with all modern amenities.

Room facilities
    Porto Vista photos Room Hotel informationPorto Vista photos Room Standard 2 Queen Room
    Standard Queen Room
    Bed type: Double bed
    Size: 305 sq. feet
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    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Air conditioning
    • Private bathroom
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    This room with a floor-to-ceiling mural offers two Queen size beds and private bathroom with all modern amenities.

    Room facilities
      Porto Vista photos Room Hotel informationPorto Vista photos Room Business Class King Room
      Standard King Room
      Bed type: Double bed
      Size: 380 sq. feet
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      • Free Wi-Fi
      • Air conditioning
      • Private bathroom
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      Classic furnishings mixed with the modern touches and the style of a chic European boutique hotel, a floor-to-ceiling mural with lifestyle of Italy in the 60's. The room offers a King size bed, wet bar, private bathroom with all modern conveniences.

      Room facilities
        Porto Vista photos Room Hotel informationPorto Vista photos Room Standard 2 Queen Room
        Deluxe Queen Room
        Bed type: Double bed
        Size: 305 sq. feet
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        • Free Wi-Fi
        • Air conditioning
        • Private bathroom
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        This room with a floor-to-ceiling mural offers two Queen size beds and private bathroom with all modern amenities. Upgraded amenities.

        Room facilities
          Porto Vista photos Room Deluxe King Room with Balcony
          Deluxe King Room
          Bed type: Double bed
          Size: 380 sq. feet
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          • Free Wi-Fi
          • Air conditioning
          • Private bathroom
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          Classic furnishings mixed with the modern touches and the style of a chic European boutique hotel, a floor-to-ceiling mural with lifestyle of Italy in the 60's. The room offers a King size bed, wet bar, private bathroom with all modern conveniences.Includes a balcony with city views.

          Room facilities
            Porto Vista photos Room Junior Suite
            Junior Suite
            Bed type: Double bed
            Size: 380 sq. feet
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            Classic furnishings mixed with the modern touches and the style of a chic European boutique hotel, a floor-to-ceiling mural with lifestyle of Italy in the 60's. The suite offers a King size bed, wet bar, comfortable lounge area, private bathroom with all modern conveniences, private balcony.

            Porto Vista photos Room Suite
            Suite
            Bed type: Double bed
            Size: 380 sq. feet
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            • Free Wi-Fi
            • Air conditioning
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            Classic furnishings mixed with the modern touches and the style of a chic European boutique hotel, a floor-to-ceiling mural with lifestyle of Italy in the 60's. The suite offers a Queen size bed in separate bedroom, full wet bar, spacious living area with sofa sleeper and coffee table, marble bathroom with all modern conveniences, private balcony with bay view.

            Room facilities
              Porto Vista photos Room Standard  King RoomPorto Vista photos Room Suite
              Suite
              Bed type: Double bed
              Size: 380 sq. feet
              Check Prices
              • Free Wi-Fi
              • Air conditioning
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              Classic furnishings mixed with the modern touches and the style of a chic European boutique hotel, a floor-to-ceiling mural with lifestyle of Italy in the 60's. The suite offers a King size bed in the bedroom, full wet bar, spacious living area with sofa sleeper and coffee table, marble bathroom with all modern conveniences, huge balcony with harbor and city view.

              Room facilities

                How to reach hotel

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

                1835 Columbia Street San Diego, California 92101, 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

                Train stations

                Sport related

                Museums

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

                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
                Hotels nearby
                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, California 92101, 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