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Granada hills, ca.
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Dirty sink. Used soap and wrappper on counter. Counter was not cleaned upon arrival. No toilet paper on dispenser. 1 used roll on top of the toilet. Other than that Everything else was ok. Beds were made

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Toronto
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Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

When researching hotels in San Diego, I was looking for good shuttle service, walking distance to restaurants and a smoking area for my mother and TripAdvisor was right. I chose this hotel based on the great reviews for Jose, coordinator of shuttle service. Like others have said, he goes out of his way to provide excellent advice and service. He...

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Nav_Mary, Manager at Porto Vista Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Traveler, We are very pleased reading your review and thank you very much for sharing such kind and detailed feedback on your recent stay with us. As a boutique hotel, we try to go that extra mile to make more of a personal relationship with all our guests. Jose definitely contributes greatly to making that possible as well as...

Irvine, California
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Excellent hotel location, internet could use some work. Continental breakfast was basic but good. Room size was more than average and the view was wonderful for the price paid. Would likely stay again

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Hotel was in great location and easy walk to everything. Love that my pet was able to join, but the room was nothing special. Seemed quite dates and a bit dingy. Lumpy pillows made falling asleep difficult. Thomas (valet attendant) and front desk staff were awesome!

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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Downtown San Diego tends to be very pricy when there is a convention; nevertheless this is an option (have to be around or less than 100 to makes sense). Quite old and more like a road hotel, but the location could not be better...by Little Italy.

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Nav_Mary, Manager at Porto Vista Hotel, responded to this review

Hello Rhmejla, Thank you for choosing the Porto Vista Hotel. We are pleased to hear that our location was found beneficial and enjoyed. We believe we are a valued option providing beneficial amenities that other properties may not have such as complementary breakfast, shuttle transportation, access to our equipped fitness center, and more. We appreciate your feedback and wish safe...

Ottawa
Reviewed 1 week ago

Jeanette was the reason this stay was great. 1st class customer service made my day. Hotel: great location, good beds, pillows, modern room, dated bathroom, awesome restaurant on 4th floor with a great view. Take the stairs though, the single elevator is pretty sketchy. Complimentary airport shuttle and internet. I'll be back for sure.

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Nav_Mary, Manager at Porto Vista Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Roy, Casa de Jeanette does have a nice ring to it! We are proud of Jeanette's dedication to serving you with excellent guest service. She will definitely hear your gratitude. Happy to read that everything else went smoothly and you enjoyed our complementary shuttle services. Can't wait to have you back Roy. Best, PVH Management

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

Traveled on business, Porto Vista was a great fit -- the included breakfast buffet was a welcome upgrade! Minor issues with Wi-Fi from time-to-time, always resolved. Rooms are clean and comfortable, though you may hear airport noises occasionally. Glass Door is a nice in-hotel restaurant with a lovely view. Only issue I had was a recurring (unrequested) early-morning wakeup call...

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Nav_Mary, Manager at Porto Vista Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We take pride in being able to take care of all types of travelers. With business travelers, we like to assist in multiple ways to ensure you have a successful trip. Glad you enjoyed the complementary breakfast buffet in our award winning Glass Door restaurant. Hopefully the next time you come to San Diego will be for leisure...

Miami, Florida, USA
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were very surprised with the hotel and the amenities provided. Very inexpensive and very clean rooms. Bedding was comfortable, bathrooms and bedrooms very clean. We ate at the hotel restaurant for breakfast and the food was good. Hotel staff excellent. First night the a/c wasn't working and they switched our room immediately and it worked perfectly. Location is excellent....

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Nav_Mary, Manager at Porto Vista Hotel, responded to this review

Hello Christina, We do our best to provide a quality stay with beneficial amenities at a value price for our guests. Glad your expectations were exceeded and your stay was enjoyed. Happy to read that during a mishap our staff was able to act promptly and help take care of you quickly. Our location is surely excellent thanks to our...

Riverside, California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was so bad and noisy hotel terrible rooms and bad service. The food was so bad and the hotel was in bad condition and also the pics not even like the hotel or samller it. It was the worst experience ever

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Nav_Mary, Manager at Porto Vista Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Traveler, Thank you for choosing the Porto Vista Hotel. It is very unfortunate to hear that your stay did not reflect a positive one as most of our guests do. This is definitely not a norm and is not acceptable. We pride ourselves in making personal connections with our guests and we are truly sorry that did not happen...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The rooms were clean and in reasonably good shape. The rest of the hotel didn't look very well maintained. The best feature of the hotel is by far the upstairs bar/restaurant, because of it's great view. Unfortunately the food (breakfast) wasn't great for the price. Staff were friendly but it did annoy me that they charged the full rate of...

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Nav_Mary, Manager at Porto Vista Hotel, responded to this review

Hello David, Thank you very much for choosing to stay with the Porto Vista Hotel. Great to know that your accommodations were clean, staff was friendly, and our award winning Glass Door Restaurant views were enjoyed. We apologize if there was any discrepancies during your check in, front desk staff will be notified of better explaining the procedures and ensuring...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Breakfast Available
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Tucked in the heart of Little Italy, only four blocks from San Diego harbor, the Porto Vista Hotel offers a breezy gateway to everything the city has to offer. Whatever you'd like to do, see, taste, or try is only minutes from this hotel on the edge of Downtown San Diego.The quaint bistros, shops and art galleries of Little Italy are right outside our doors. A two-minute cab or trolley ride gets you to Petco Park and the vibrant Gaslamp nightlife district, Old Town San Diego, the museums of Balboa Park, and Qualcomm Stadium. As a truly unique choice among affordable hotels in San Diego the Porto Vista features impeccable service in a dynamic central location. Shuttle service is provided to nearby locations including Airport, Cruise Terminal, Convention Center, Amtrak, Gaslamp Quarter/Horton Plaza. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Porto Vista Hotel

Address: 1835 Columbia St, San Diego, CA 92101-2505
Region: United States > California > San Diego > Downtown , Little Italy
Price Range: RM576 - RM1,081 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Porto Vista Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 190
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Also Known As:
Ascend Collection San Diego
San Diego Ascend Collection
San Diego Clarion
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“Great Value, Exceptional Service.”
 of 5 bubbles royc921, 13 Mar 2017 | Read review
“The nicest rooms are those with view to the waterfront.”
 of 5 bubbles davidmX8159JN, 9 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Did not enjoy being on the 5th floor the night of an outdoor hotel party due to noise/music”
 of 5 bubbles mjdabrams, 8 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Try to get a room far from the main walkways and outdoor gathering space. Walls are thin and there was lots of noise. ”
 of 5 bubbles PMNEE, 8 Mar 2017 | Read review
“higher floors are better. the first floor abuts a parking lot.”
 of 5 bubbles SteveP22, 7 Mar 2017 | Read review
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