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“Best On The Island!!!!!!!!”
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Portofino Hotel
Ranked #5 of 20 Hotels in Avalon
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 13 June 2010

The Best hotel on the Island. We go to Catalina Island one to two times a year and the first time we went we stayed at the Atwater hotel and what a dump. I booked out next stay at Villa portofino and fell in love, it feels like a upscale hotel it is right across from the beach. They have a great roof top deck with great views of the casino and the ocean. The rooms were great! nice and clean. The price is comparable to other hotels on the island. I looked up hotel atwater and the pavilion lodge on the same dates I went and villa portofino was only $5-10 dollors more a night and well worth it. In the morning they have muffins and juice and they also have free beach chairs and towls use to there guest.

  • Stayed: August 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 June 2010

Loved the location; a little shock and amazed by the tiny room size based on the price we paid and wondered how they took the room photo that's online. From talking to other travelers; small sems to be the island way. We didn't spend out time in the room. so it didn't matter much. We enjoyed the Zip-line and our favorite spot was Descanso Beach sipping cocktails and enjoying the crowd.
The staff was awesome and even brought us a bottle of champagne when I mentioned it was my boyfirends birthday. The rooftop deck is fabulous, although it's only open from 10am-10pm. Our room was on the first level 103 and very noisy in the mornings with people heading down to breakfast. I would definitely stay here again; although in a larger room.

  • Stayed: May 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 May 2010

Nice location at the end of Crescent Drive so it is quieter than other hotels. Rooms are fine, what you would expect. Staff was nice. All in all, a good place.

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Reviewed 17 April 2010

A relaxing island get-away. This was our second stay at Villa Portofino. 10 years ago, we stayed in a standard room courtyard room, which we found a bit claustrophobic, though we enjoyed the hotel's ocean view deck. This time, we upgraded to a deluxe room, which turned out to be spacious, with a lovely balcony, sitting area and gas log fireplace. While the continental breakfast - pastry, juice and coffee - got a little monotonous on the third day, there's no question we'll stay here again on our next visit. We just wish it was a bit closer to the ferry dock, as the walk with our luggage is a bit long. But since we could have taken a cab for $10, it's obviously not that big a deal.

  • Stayed: April 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 April 2010

The hotel management was very understanding when our ferry out of Marina del Rey was cancelled due to winds at 30 + knots and multiple swells. We will definitly choose this hotel when we reschedule our next visit.

  • Stayed: April 2010, travelled with family
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Reviewed 30 March 2010

I come to Avalon regularly for diving and relaxation. I love staying at the Hotel Villa Portofino because it's right on the main street and within walking distance to everything. The staff is friendly and very helpful - eager to answer any of your questions. A small continental breakfast is included in the price making it a great value. Make sure you go up to their rooftop deck, relax on a lounge chair and breathe in the delicious view of the harbor. You can't beat it!

  • Stayed: March 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 March 2010

I loved the hotel stay and the staff. Everything was perfect from warm friendly staff to nice rooms. I really enjoyed the cucumber water at their front desk especially after a long run thoughout the hills of Avalon. I will continue to stay at this hotel.

  • Stayed: September 2009, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about 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: £100 - £235 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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