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Portofino Hotel

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Big Bear City, California
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia 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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San Diego, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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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Utah
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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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Minnesota
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Los Angeles, California
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Buffalo NY
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San Diego, California
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
  • Breakfast included
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
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  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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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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