Porto Vista Hotel - San Diego

1835 Columbia Street, San Diego, CA, United States, 92101show map
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Very goodBased on  244 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

Swimming pool

Rooftop pool

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

Facilities for people with disabilities

  • Toilet for disabled

Spa & Leisure

  • Rooftop pool
  • Sun terrace
  • Spa centre
  • Jacuzzi

Room view

  • City view
  • Bay view

Room features

  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • In-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Living room
  • Sitting 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 15:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 11 amFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 12 yearsExisting beddingFREEThere are no extra beds provided in a room. 
PetsPets are allowed on request.
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Location
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Getting around
Airports
North Island Nas (NZY)3.2 mi
Train
Coaster Santa Fe Station3000 ft
Amtrak3300 ft
Bus
Bus stop1000 ft
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Reviews
7.2
Very goodBased on  244  reviews
  • 5.0
    Guest rating

    Has a Grate staff, an location was amazing.

    The first night in our room, every time we would flush the toilet sewage would come up into the bathtub, The front desk did move use to a new room and stated they would comp our Breakfast for both days, We were content with the second room. When we checked out all was fine, but a few days later the breakfast that was comped was not only on my bank statement, but was more then what it costs. I tried to work with the management to get this resolved but they were not willing to assist. I think this is very unfair to say one thing and then do something else. So be aware of what is on your receipt and anything they comp get it in writing.

  • 9.2
    Superb

    The confort of the rooms and the fantastic location.

    The Location and the value-cost

  • 6.2
    Good

    Free wireless internet sevice in the room

    No Micro Wave service in the room

  • 5.0
    Guest rating

    the breakfast included is the best and worthwhile. the price of the room rate is reasonable in the city.

    poor room service and poor manner of the restaurant staff

  • 8.8
    Superb

    Location

    I asked the waiter in the Glass Door restaurant for an extra slice of bread, and he charged me for this. I didn't like this at all. You give slice of bread to homeless guy on a street if he is hungry. In protest I gave the waiter a coupon for this slice. It is not waiter's fault. He was a nice guy. He is probably afraid of his manager, and follows the procedure strictly.

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    Easy check in and comfort stay

    The view for breakfast is awsome

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    Excellent staff who were most accommodating to our request. Was a fantastic trip made better by the service!

  • 6.6
    Good

    Not bad location and friendly staff.

    External approach to the rooms made it feel like a hostel.

  • 9.2
    Superb

    The staff was wonderful, the view was beautiful, the food was really good in the restaurant! We wished we could have stayed longer, but we will definitly come back again! Thank you all for a wonderful stay!

    The only complaint I have is that the Rooftop wi-fi connection did not work. This was a working vacation and I had to go down to the lobby to use the internet for business on my laptop! The staff was so friendly and tried to help me fix the problem but to no avail.

  • 7.0
    Very good

    Pv is a work in rehab effort making headway. The location was perfect for me - near the airport with immediate access to the main roads. New paint and room improvements definitely help with creature comforts, but you get what you pay for in terms of the quality of furniture, drapes, towels, etc (most rooms at brand hotels were running about $50 to 100 more per night). Staff is friendly and helpful.

    I would have benefitted from a small fridge and microwave in the room.

  • 9.6
    Exceptional

    Best staff I have ever encountered especially the valet crew. Location in Little Italy was perfect all the restraunts and all kinds of shopping within easy walking distance. Bed was very good. Look forward to returning.

  • 9.2
    Superb

    The $22 a day charge to park in the hotel parking lot was outrageous!

  • 6.6
    Good

    location was great---

    Noisy....standing water on second floor everywhere...valet severely overpirced

  • 7.0
    Very good

    The room was nice and clean, and the beds very comfy....the sink area was good, and the room was cleaned everyday! I liked the big black and white prints on the wall....The Staff were very accomidating also...with wake up calls and calling taxis.

    I initially arrived late on a saturday night, there was a lot of hustle and bustle around the hotel. I checked into my room, which is out the back and onto an open outdoor corridor, I was initially concerned because it was quite noisy outside and I could hear people talking....but I have to say this was the only night this was a problem. This is not a luxury hotel, but as a single traveller going to a conference it served all of my purposes.

  • 8.4
    Superb

    The Little Italy location is fun and central for exploring San Diego.

    Valet parking needs rethinking

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Highlights
7
Very goodBased on  244 reviews
Good to know
Check-infrom 15:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 11 amFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 12 yearsExisting beddingFREEThere are no extra beds provided in a room. 
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
Amtrak3300 ft
Bus
Bus stop1000 ft
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