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“Loved it. Sweet and charming”
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Portofino Hotel
Ranked #5 of 20 Hotels in Avalon
Certificate of Excellence
San Diego, California
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Loved it. Sweet and charming”
Reviewed 8 January 2012

Adorable spot. Great location. Right in the main town. Clean, comfortable. Seating area upstairs is really nice. Great spot to get a tan.

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled as a couple
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Cypress, Ca
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Reviewed 3 January 2012

Stayed here for our anniversary in September. Unfortunately booked this hotel based on the fact that they allow smoking. Smoking is bad I know so spare me the lecture. We stayed in the Miramare suite and the room was clean. A little pricey for the size of the room in my opinion but we wanted something with a balcony which made up for the lack of the room size. Good view of the harbor without all the "traffic" noise you can get if you stay in the front. Hotel staff was just o.k. I didn't notice anyone going out of their way to help me but at the same time no one was rude or anything. The BEST part of this hotel hands down is the rooftop terrace. My husband and I actually took a two hour nap on the lounge chairs up there one day and at night it is the perfect way to wind down for the night while enjoying a glass of wine. Overall I would probably stay here again if the price is right but would probably skip the suites since the rooftop terrace provides the best view anyway. No need for a balcony with a view when you have the rooftop terrace for free!

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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san diego, ca
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Reviewed 31 December 2011

Hotel staff was wonderful. Great location to all downtown activities. Continental breakfast was fabulous. Loved the upstairs seating area, only wish it was opened at 0730 vs 1000.

Room Tip: Room in the back are quieter.
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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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83 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2011

This was our second stay at Hotel Villa Portofino and it won't be our last. Clean, comfortable rooms, a beautiful sundeck with a fabulous view, and warm friendly service make this a must stay when visiting Avalon. Great price and a wonderful locaton. You won't be disappointed!

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Thousand Oaks, California
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Reviewed 13 December 2011

Excellent Hotel, quiet, quaint and situated perfectly in the city of Avalon. Walk across the street and watch the beautiful sunrise in the morning, or watch the gorgeous Moon rising while the light is reflecting off the beautiful Pacific Ocean. A fantastically priced hotel with comfortable beds, continental breakfast every morning and the employees are all extremely friendly, accomodating and very happy and upbeat. A fantastic place to stay! Don't look anywhere else this is the pefect place to stay while visiting the beautiful Island of Catalina.

Room Tip: One of the suites that overlook the harbor for a beautiful sunrise or moonrise view.
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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled on business
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Additional Information about Portofino Hotel

Property: Portofino Hotel
Address: 111 Crescent Avenue, PO Box 127, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
Region: United States > California > Catalina Island > Avalon
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
#4 Family Hotel in Avalon
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Avalon
#7 Romantic Hotel in Avalon
Price range (per night): RM511 - RM1,524
Hotel Class:3 star — Portofino Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 34
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 
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Portofino Hotel Avalon
Portofino Hotel Catalina Island/Avalon, CA

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