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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed here for three night trip to San Diego and were lucky to find street parking across from hotel. Nice location to walk around with nice little cafes & restaurants, close to Waterfront as we had a sunset cruise booked. It offered good value with buffet breakfast included and we found the staff helpful. Would advise if your looking...

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great location, just one block away from Little Italy. The hotel was in walking distance to the waterfront. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The hotel provided free shuttle service around the downtown core. I would definitely stay there again.

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Bucharest, Romania
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Porto Vista Hotel is placed really close to the Little Italy neighbourhood (2-3 minutes of walking), and also to the waterfront (about 5-10 minutes of walking). To the city center you make 5 minutes with the car. The breakfast at the 4th floor restaurant was very good. Also the skyline from the restaurant isn't one to be missed.

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Thank Vlad V
Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This hotel has very little as a breakfast offering. It does have a nice bar offering good city view. Best of all it is in a good location next to Little Italy with all its bars, restaurants and the Saturday morning Little Italy farmers market.

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San Jose, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

The gentlemen working in the valet area did a much better job at providing customers service in comparison to the front desk people. The laundry room was not safe to get to. We mentioned the ice machine on the 4th floor had no ice on Thursday and 4 days later the ice machine still had no ice. The stairwell leading...

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Thank epdrza_21
London
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great hostel, incredibly friendly staff, great day and night time activities planned by the hostel, amazing location, can't really fault it other than the wifi occasionally drops out mid phone call! Would 100% recommend and visit again.

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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 1 week ago

first off,I love your shuttle from the airport to the hotel, really appriciated it.the shuttle driver was extreamly polite and helpfull,from what areas to see,to whats there to do or what's there thats good to eat around the area....as soon as we got to the hotel we was highly greeted never felt so welcome...valet/front dest was awesome...ill defenitly vautch/recomend for...

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Thank christinav696
Fallbrook
Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't stay there --.the staff are cold & indifferent. Rooms are small (we expected that)!& dark No video surveillance above the lobby. The whole place reminded of a 1950s state psych hospital. Also there are plenty of homeless folks within a half of a block.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel is fine, but don't expect a stellar experience. The location is the best aspect (Little Italy) - but because of it the valet parking fee ($25/night) is quite high. The rooms were ok - we were somewhat disturbed by the single piece of artwork (looked like a bleeding person; sorry not our style!) and there should be more...

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Victoria, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago

Superb bed,large room suite,great view,superb location,good breakfast.Valet Dudes performed well.Front desk could have been more welcoming and informative.Neighbourhood around hotel was interesting to walk through.Some airplane noise given proximity to approach flight path.

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Hello Guest, Thank you for choosing the Porto Vista Hotel for your weekend trip in San Diego! We are glad to hear you enjoyed your suite! Our Valet staff is definitely warm welcoming and leaves lasting memorable service, happy to hear you experienced it first hand. We hope to have you back since you enjoyed our Little Italy location as...

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  • 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 )
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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: £85 - £175 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Porto Vista Hotel 3*
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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“hands down the best hotel yet that i ever stayed with !!!!!”
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“If you have to stay here, make sure you do not get a ground floor room. They're the ones that look out over the ugly car park.”
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