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Portofino Hotel

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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 19 January 2013

Classic decor in perfect location! About 10 min walk from where the ferry lets you off and right on the man street. Staff was incredibly nice too! The suite had a balcony and we could see the water from it and we watched the sunset. The room also had a (switch on/off) fireplace. We LOVED out stay there.

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HotelVillaPortofino, General Manager at Portofino Hotel, responded to this review

Thank You for your comments regarding your stay. We appreciate all comments that help us to "exceed your expectations" and we welcome the opportunity to have you visit Catalina again. I will forward your praises to our entire staff John LaFleur General Manager

Reviewed 18 January 2013

This the first time I've stayed in Catalina and there is no place I'd rather stay. The room was perfect and the workers were amazing! As we were checking in, the gentleman behind the desk told us that they had upgraded our room from a queen bed to a king bed with no charge. The sun deck on the top...

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Camarillo, California
Reviewed 6 January 2013

We booked this hotel last minute, mostly because of the great reviews and the AAA discount. Great price, off-season (January), for a very clean, nice hotel with an excellent and friendly staff! The room, small with a queen size bed (but perfect for what we needed) was clean and nice. Had a coffee maker and little refrigerator and blow dryer....

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Tucson
Reviewed 30 December 2012

We felt like staff were our friends. Location of the hotel is excellent. Restaurant is great. Room on the first floor was not big and basic, but we did not stay in the room, we walked and the surroundings are just beautiful. The view from the deck is beautiful too. I would recommend this hotel to my friends.

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Bowling Green, KY
Reviewed 21 December 2012

I thoroughly enjoyed our December visit to Catalina Island and one of the reasons was our experience at Hotel Villa Portofina. The desk staff were particularly courteous and helpful. Because there is no elevator the luggage assistance was really appreciated. And those guys were working long and hard to keep the premises sparkling clean. We even met the owner Tom...

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Reviewed 18 December 2012

The staff was very friendly. I was able to easily change my reservation to a later date after booking online. I also upgraded my room two days before arrival. The room was nice. We particularly liked the fireplace. Dinner at the restaurant was excellent.

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Asheville, North Carolina
Reviewed 10 December 2012

Stayed here recently during out stay on Catalina Island. The nice feature for us was that it was one of the only hotels we contacted that would let us do a single Saturday stay instead of requiring two nights on a weekend like the others: huge plus! The hotel is right on the main waterfront road a short walk from...

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Winchester, CA, USA
Reviewed 22 November 2012

Villa Portofino is a quaint, European style hotel with a great location, nice decor and excellent customer service at a good value. We stayed in room 201 which has a queen bed and partial courtyard view. Small but very comfortable with nice decor. We stopped in to drop off our luggage at 11 but they checked and the room was...

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Seal Beach, California
Reviewed 14 November 2012

Great view, location, clean rooms, nice simple layout. Anxious to get back, and wouldn't think of staying anywhere else. The top deck is private and the view is spectacular. We left our bags with the office while we zip lined and had excellent service the entire stay.

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Ridgecrest, California
Reviewed 13 November 2012

We stayed at the Hotel Villa Portofino this past weekend for my husband's 50th birthday. It was absolutely wonderful! The staff was very helpful and accomodated me with all of my special requests. Our room, the Capri Suite, was fabulous! We had a beautiful view from our room and our balcony. The room was very warm and comfortable with a...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
  • Breakfast included
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • 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: RM633 - RM1,377 (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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“Order up a King room”
 of 5 bubbles 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.
 of 5 bubbles 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”
 of 5 bubbles marymartha8, 27 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Ask about the size of the room...they vary greatly! Check out the website: portofinohotel.net”
 of 5 bubbles jaxgrls, 13 Dec 2016 | Read review
“They have water, coffee in the rooms and also little buffet breakfast in the morning next to reception desk.”
 of 5 bubbles 875camiliaa, 2 Nov 2016 | Read review
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