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Porto Vista Hotel - San Diego

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

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

A la carte restaurant

Coffee/Tea in lobby

Cafe

Coffee shop

Shuttle

Paid airport shuttle

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness centre

Spa and relaxation

Jacuzzi

Spa centre

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 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

General

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

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

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
  • Harbor view
  • Marina 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

Self-catering

  • Refrigerator

Media

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

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 3 pm FREE
Check-out until 11 am FREE

Children and extra beds

Pets

Pets are allowed on request.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

1835 Columbia Street, San Diego, California, United States, 92101

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Airports
Train
  • Coaster Santa Fe Station
    3000 ft
  • Amtrak
    3000 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 Hotel photos Room
Double Room
Marina view
  • Room size:

    175 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, 1 Single bed, 2 Double beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Non-smoking
    • Bathtub
    • Balcony
    • + More
  • General:Free internet access
  • Terrace
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Fan
  • Carpeted floor
  • Housekeeping
  • Sink in-room
  • Telephone
  • Alarm clock
  • Laptop safe box
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bathtub/shower combination
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Toiletries
  • Lighted makeup mirror
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Non-feather pillows
  • Sofa bed
  • Rollaway bed
  • Water bed
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Coffee machine
  • Dining area
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Wet bar
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Hi-Fi
  • Wake up service
  • In-house movie
  • Radio
Room Description:

Marina view, private balcony, work desk, mini-refrigerator, free WiFi. Enjoy marina views from this comfortable guest room with queen-sized bed and private furnished balcony. Catch up on work at the desk, stay connected with free WiFi or unwind in front of the LCD TV. Settle down for the night with the Hilton Serenity Bed which features luxurious, allergen-free down comforter and pillows and striped 250 thread count sheets.

Porto Vista Hotel photos Room
Classic King Room
Marina view
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Non-smoking
    • Balcony
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Free internet access
  • Safe deposit box
  • Terrace
  • Ironing facilities
  • Sink in-room
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathtub/shower combination
  • Hair dryer
  • Lighted makeup mirror
  • Bedding:Sofa bed
  • Rollaway bed
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Wet bar
  • Media:Satellite TV
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
Room Description:

Marina view, private balcony, work desk, mini-refrigerator, free WiFi. Enjoy marina views from this comfortable guest room with King Bed and private furnished balcony. Catch up on work at the desk, stay connected with free WiFi or unwind in front of the LCD TV. Settle down for the night with the Hilton Serenity Bed which features luxurious, allergen-free down comforter and pillows and striped 250 thread count sheets.

Porto Vista Hotel photos Room
King Studio
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Coffee machine
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Carpeted floor
  • Telephone
  • Laptop safe box
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Non-feather pillows
  • Sofa
  • Dining:Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
Porto Vista Hotel photos Room
Queen Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Queen-size bed, 2 Double beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Coffee machine
    • Balcony
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Terrace
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Carpeted floor
  • Sink in-room
  • Telephone
  • Laptop safe box
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bathtub/shower combination
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Lighted makeup mirror
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Non-feather pillows
  • Sofa bed
  • Rollaway bed
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Wet bar
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
Room Description:

This upgraded 320 sq. ft. guestroom is equipped with two Double beds and Sofa Pull-Out, 32" HD Flat Screen TV (cable includes HBO), hair dryer, iron and ironing board, coffeemaker, workdesk w/task chair and complimentary high speed internet access. All rooms are nonsmoking.

Porto Vista Hotel photos Room
Superior Queen Room
Marina view
  • Room size:

    335 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Queen-size beds, 1 Queen-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Coffee machine
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Carpeted floor
  • Telephone
  • Laptop safe box
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Non-feather pillows
  • Dining:Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
Room Description:

High floor, marina & city views, balcony, work desk, LCD TV, mini-refrigerator, free WiFi. Choose this superior Queen bed room located on the top two floors of the hotel for breathtaking views of the marina and city from your private furnished balcony. Enjoy all the convenience of free WiFi, a spacious work desk and an LCD TV. The room additionally features an MP3 alarm clock and a King Hilton Serenity Bed, with luxurious, allergen-free down comforter and pillows and striped 250 thread count sheets.

Porto Vista Hotel photos Room
Deluxe King Room
City view
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Coffee machine
    • Balcony
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Terrace
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Carpeted floor
  • Sink in-room
  • Telephone
  • Laptop safe box
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bathtub/shower combination
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Lighted makeup mirror
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Non-feather pillows
  • Sofa bed
  • Rollaway bed
  • Water bed
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Wet bar
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • In-house movie
  • Radio
Porto Vista Hotel photos Room
Business King Room
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Coffee machine
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Carpeted floor
  • Telephone
  • Laptop safe box
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Non-feather pillows
  • Dining:Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
Queen Room Mobility accessible
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Queen-size beds, 1 Queen-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Safe deposit box
  • Facilities for disabled
  • Terrace
  • Ironing facilities
  • Sink in-room
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathtub/shower combination
  • Hair dryer
  • Lighted makeup mirror
  • Bedding:Sofa bed
  • Rollaway bed
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Wet bar
  • Media:Satellite TV
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
Room Description:

Comp Wifi, Hdtv With Hidef Channels, Refrigerator, Microwave, Keurig Coffeemaker

Queen Studio
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Queen-size beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Safe deposit box
  • Terrace
  • Ironing facilities
  • Sink in-room
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathtub/shower combination
  • Hair dryer
  • Lighted makeup mirror
  • Bedding:Sofa bed
  • Rollaway bed
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:Satellite TV
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
King Room Mobility accessible
Harbor view
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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Room Description:

Comp Wifi, Hdtv's With Hidef Channels, Sofabed, Refrigerator, Microwave, Keurig Coffeemaker

King Suite
Bay view
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Safe deposit box
  • Terrace
  • Ironing facilities
  • Sink in-room
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathtub/shower combination
  • Hair dryer
  • Lighted makeup mirror
  • Bedding:Sofa bed
  • Rollaway bed
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Wet bar
  • Media:Satellite TV
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
Room Description:

This 350 sq. ft. guestroom is a two room suite equipped with one King bed and Bunk Bed, 32" HD Flat Screen TV (cable includes HBO), hair dryer, iron and ironing board, coffeemaker, workdesk w/task chair and complimentary high speed internet access. All rooms are nonsmoking.

One-Bedroom King Suite Mobility accessible
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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Room Description:

This mobility accessible standard suite features one king-sized bed, and a roll-in shower. Any corresponding photo may not reflect the specific accessible room type or room feature.

Single Room
  • Max occupancy:

    1 person

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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Room Description:

Standard|Single Room (category assigned at check-in) (Double bed)

Dormitory Room
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed, 1 Queen-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Balcony
    • + More
  • General:Free internet access
  • Dining:Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Room Description:

1 King Bed - Non-Smoking - Free WiFi, television, microwave, hair dryer, closet, internet access - wireless (complimentary), desk, toiletries, mirror, flat screen television, coffee/tea maker, satellite/cable TV, alarm clock, bathtub, ironing facilities, refrigerator, complimentary tea, carpeting, laptop safe box, smoking policy - non-smoking available, linens, shower, complimentary instant coffee, telephone, towels

Superior King Room
Marina view
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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Room Description:

High floor, marina & city views, balcony, work desk, LCD TV, mini-refrigerator, free WiFi Choose this superior king room located on the top two floors of the hotel for breathtaking views of the marina and city from your private furnished balcony. Enjoy all the convenience of free WiFi, a spacious work desk and an LCD TV. The room additionally features an MP3 alarm clock and a King Hilton Serenity Bed, with luxurious, allergen-free down comforter and pillows and striped 250 thread count sheets.

Superior King Room Mobility accessible
Harbor view
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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Room Description:

1 King Superior Level Harbor View Accessible Tub

Deluxe Queen Room
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Queen-size beds, 1 Double bed, 2 Single beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Non-smoking
    • Balcony
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Free internet access
  • Safe deposit box
  • Terrace
  • Ironing facilities
  • Fan
  • Sink in-room
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bathtub/shower combination
  • Hair dryer
  • Lighted makeup mirror
  • Bedding:Sofa bed
  • Rollaway bed
  • Water bed
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Wet bar
  • Media:Satellite TV
  • Wake up service
  • In-house movie
  • Radio
Room Description:

Deluxe - 2 Queen Beds - Free WiFi, television, alarm clock, ironing facilities, hair dryer, internet access - wireless (complimentary), closet, desk, toiletries, carpeting, mirror, flat screen television, smoking policy - non-smoking available, linens, heating, shower, towels, telephone, satellite/cable TV, air conditioning

Executive King Room Mobility accessible
Harbor view
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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Room Description:

This mobility accessible executive level room features one king-sized bed, and an accessible tub. Any corresponding photo may not reflect the specific accessible room type or room feature.

Luxury Queen Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Double beds

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  • General:High speed internet
  • Bathroom:Roll in shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Dining:Fridge
  • Media:Cable TV
Room Description:

Comp Wifi, Rainhead Shower, Elite Bath Product, Hdtv, Fridge, Microwave, Keurig Coffeemaker

Luxury King Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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Room Description:

Comp Wifi, Rainhead Shower, Elite Bath Product, Hdtv, Fridge, Microwave, Keurig Coffeemaker

Porto Vista Hotel Location

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Local attractions

  • The Coronado Ferry Landing 1.7 mi
    1201 1st St
  • VIllage Theater2.6 mi
    820 Orange Avenue, Coronado
  • Lamb's Players Theatre2.9 mi
    1142 Orange Ave, Coronado
  • Spreckels Park1.8 mi
    Orange Ave btwn 6th & 7th Sts
  • Coronado Island2.8 mi
    1100 Orange Ave
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 Hotel Reviews

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

7.0
Very goodBased on241 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
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Hotel Address:

1835 Columbia Street, San Diego, California, United States, 92101

Get directions
Airports
Train
  • Coaster Santa Fe Station
    3000 ft
  • Amtrak
    3000 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