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Portofino Hotel

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#6 of 20 Hotels in Avalon
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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Novato, California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice hotel. Rooms were clean and comfortable. Continental breakfast was good. Tough sleeping though. The sounds echo at night, especially the large ice machine in the courtyard that was very loud and kept us from having a decent sleep. Probably wouldn't stay there again

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EatDrinkSleepMgr, Manager at Portofino Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback! If you reconsider staying with us, please let us know quiet is your top priority and we'll do everything possible to get you in the perfect location.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had an excellent stay at the Portofino Hotel. Great clean room, very comfortable bed. Nice little continental type breakfast in the lobby. Right on the main street in Avalon so you can walk around. Great sundeck on the roof to have a great view of the bay.

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EatDrinkSleepMgr, Manager at Portofino Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Steve S. Thanks for choosing Portofino Hotel! We look forward to welcoming again you soon. Stacy

Big Bear City, California
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have stayed at the Villa Portofino many times, but this time was absolute perfection. We stayed in the Villa de este suite, which has an amazing view, and room for guests. We had 17 people stay at the hotel, and they were all very happy with their rooms. We have heard there will be new owners here, and we...

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EatDrinkSleepMgr, Manager at Portofino Hotel, responded to this review

Dear hodieduran- Congratulations on your wedding! While the hotel is under new ownership, we certainly plan on keeping the quaint and charming character of the hotel. I'm sure you recognized the same friendly team members from your previous visit! Warm regards, Stacy

San Diego, California
Reviewed 12 April 2017

great location- walking distance in Avalon to everything. Clean, friendly staff, no view of water from room but literally right across the street was the water- so no complaints. Free breakfast in the morning, provided beach chairs, towels if needed, as well as free wifi.

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EatDrinkSleepMgr, Manager at Portofino Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting. We sincerely hope to welcome you back soon.

Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 6 April 2017

Perfect! Loved the updated room, the awesome location, the helpful staff, the coffee and breakfast, the excellent restaurant, the view on the roof, everything was great! Its always a relief to get there and find you made the right choice.

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EatDrinkSleepMgr, Manager at Portofino Hotel, responded to this review

Dear ShadeMaiden - Catalina truly is paradise and we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay. We hope to see you again soon.

Utah
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

The hotel is set near one end of the main street through Avalon, overlooking the harbor. It was great to be so close to everything, yet we couldn't hear the noise of the street from our room. The room really wasn't anything special - it was clean, bed was comfortable, and the shower was hot - but it was really...

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EatDrinkSleepMgr, Manager at Portofino Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Jessica B - Thanks for your review! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your stay.

Reviewed 26 March 2017

Great little hotel at the end of the boardwalk in Avalon! Close 10 minute walk to boardwalk restaurants and shops as well as Descanso Beach. Hotel rooms are on the small side, but I think that is normal on the island since most places were built long ago... The hotel room and bath were clean and fairly up to date....

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Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

What a gem to find this hotel. Looks like something yout would see in Italy! The ambience was amazing. Loved the location. The ocean is literally at your feet. Very comfortable bed! The front desk were so nice and accommodating. We will definitely be going back!

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EatDrinkSleepMgr, Manager at Portofino Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Catherine H - Thanks for your visit and taking the time to write this review. We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Minnesota
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

Our second annual father-daughter road trip down the Pacific Coast Highway took a short detour to Catalina Island for a two night stay at the Hotel Portofino in Avalon, CA. We took the Catalina Express from Long Beach which drops you off a short walk through Avalon to the hotel. The hotel is perfectly located on the end of the...

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EatDrinkSleepMgr, Manager at Portofino Hotel, responded to this review

Dear vacationMN - What a lovely trip! Thank you for making us part of your travel tradition. Warm regards, Stacy

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 22 March 2017

At the end of the main street, nestled in the corner, sits Villa Portofino. Though the room (king size) was small, it was exceptionally clean and quiet. The hotel has an European feel to it. A central courtyard and sundeck provide plenty of opportunity to take in the ambiance and view. My husband and I spent quite a few hours...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
  • Breakfast included
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Breakfast included
  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Footsteps from the water, the best of Catalina is just outside our door. Enjoy your island getaway in an ocean view suite or beautifully appointed guest room. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Portofino Hotel

Address: 111 Crescent Avenue, PO Box 127, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
Region: United States > California > Catalina Island > Avalon
Price Range: RM554 - RM1,483 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Portofino Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 34
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Also Known As:
Portofino Hotel Avalon
Portofino Hotel Catalina Island/Avalon, CA
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#4 Family Hotel in Avalon
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Avalon
#7 Romantic Hotel in Avalon
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“Our room that was on the first floor- convenient, and not too loud. could hear the fountains which was relaxing.”
apkercsak, 11 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Order up a King room”
Hewitty15, 21 Mar 2017 | Read review
“We heard another couple complain of noise from the upper level. Luckily our room was the top level so it wasn't an issue.”
  • Room #211. Small, but nice.
  • Room #211 view onto the sun deck.
CodyM528, 14 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Upstairs court yard rooms are more spacious and private. Smaller rooms on ground level are good if you just need a bed and”
marymartha8, 27 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Ask about the size of the room...they vary greatly! Check out the website: portofinohotel.net”
jaxgrls, 13 Dec 2016 | Read review
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