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Porto Vista Hotel
3 stars

Porto Vista Hotel

1835 Columbia Street, San Diego, CA 92101, United States
San Diego, CA
See location+1 619 544 0164
From
C$ 95
Cheapest

rate per night

5.9
Passable
based on 2046 reviews
2,046 reviews
Room type
Provider
Nightly total
Deluxe room
C$ 95
Classic room
C$ 118
Queen room
C$ 141

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About Porto Vista Hotel

  • Hotel Room
    You’ll have a private room with all the hotel’s amenities
  • Freebies
    This stay includes Wi-Fi for free

For those traveling to San Diego’s Little Italy neighborhood, the Porto Vista Hotel offers a location right in the heart of this dynamic part of the city. Surrounded by wonderful eateries and stunning views, it places guests less than five miles from the city’s major attractions, including SeaWorld, the San Diego Zoo, and the Old Town park. Yet, it is also less than two miles from the San Diego International Airport, the California Webster School of Law, and is within minutes of the University of San Diego, too.

All of this makes the hotel a good choice for business or leisure travelers, as well as those exploring the schools and natural sites in the area. Yet, the property is also packed with premium amenities that include a rooftop pool with stunning views, a fitness center, parking (for a fee), shuttle services, terraces, concierge service, a ticket desk, 24-hour front desk service, car hire desk, and dining options.

While many visitors are eager to enjoy the culinary delights of the region, the hotel also has its own eatery, the Glass Door. With its amazing bar and open views of the city, it ensures an unforgettable dining experience. There is daily breakfast service, as well as happy hour and evening meal service in addition to craft cocktails.

The rooms range from European and Classic to Deluxe. All are furnished with free Wi-Fi, premium toiletries and linens, high end entertainment systems, a microwave and mini-fridge, coffee and tea facilities, private safe, and large bath. All of this ensures that a stay at the Porto Vista Hotel is relaxing, convenient, and memorable.

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Queen room
1 queen bed
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2 queen beds
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*Total includes estimated local taxes & fees payable on check out.
Prices are based on 1 night including GST, excluding local taxes and fees.

Amenities at Porto Vista Hotel

  • Fitness centre
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Coffee machine
  • Valet parking
  • Business centre
  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable or satellite TV

Services and conveniences

  • Conference rooms
  • ATM on-site
  • Business centre
  • Wake-up service
  • Concierge service
  • Safety deposit box
  • Currency exchange on-site
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Express check-out
  • 24hr front desk

Basics

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Internet
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Free toiletries
  • Smoke alarms
  • Heating
  • Air-conditioned

Dining

  • Microwave
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee machine
  • Vending machine (drinks)
  • Vending machine (snacks)

Accessibility and suitability

  • Pets allowed on request. Charges may apply.
  • Disabled Access
  • Elevator
  • Hypoallergenic
  • No smoking
  • Designated smoking area

Parking and transportation

  • EV charging station
  • Parking
  • Airport shuttle
  • Valet parking
  • Private parking

Media and entertainment

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable or satellite TV
  • Smartphone dock

Bathroom

  • Hairdryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Private bathroom

Laundry

  • Laundry facilities
  • Laundry service
  • Iron and ironing board

General

  • Telephone
  • City view
  • Storage available

Bedroom

  • Alarm clock
  • Wardrobe or closet

Workspace

  • Fax/photocopying
  • Desk

Things to do

  • Golf
  • Beauty salon

Outdoor

  • Terrace/Patio

Health and safety

  • Safe

Family friendly

  • Cribs available

Fitness

  • Fitness centre

Spa

  • Massage

Reviews of Porto Vista Hotel

5.9
Fair2,046 verified reviews
13.2Solo
14.3Families
28.4Couples
7.8Friends
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6Okay
Anonymous, May 2024

The beds were hard as hell walls very thin Breakfast offered at the place wasn’t good

6Okay
Anonymous, Jul. 2023

The room was very small and dark, it looked out at the parking area from below many stories of hotel the blocked light and view

3.1Poor
Rob, Oct. 2019

Pros. location was about it

Cons. Very dated space. Not very clean. Online pics were misleading. Very loud, lot's of partying 20-somethings and slamming doors at all hours. Much better options in the area for the price-point

7.4Good
Loopster, Oct. 2019

Pros. Restaurant had an excellent view of SD. Bar was excellent and bartender wasn’t slippin on the bottomless mimosas. Location was a good walking distance to Waterfront Park. Pool/spa was a cute size to hangout out.

Cons. Water pressure in the shower wasn’t the greatest. Sink drained very slowly.

10Wonderful
Denisse, Aug. 2019

Pros. The location of this hotel is amazing, just a short walk from Little Italy. The room and bathroom were a great size. It was great to have both a refrigerator and microwave in the room. The balcony was a plus! Parking was only $25 and they allowed you to keep your car there until 1pm after check out. It Was great since it gave us time to explore the neighborhood.

Cons. Our room would get a bit warm at times. I am not sure if it was due to having older AC. The hotel is small and there would be long waits for the elevator at time.

9.7Wonderful
Anonymous, Jul. 2017

Pros. The hotel is within walking distance to the bay. The front desk and valet staff were very friendly and accommodating. The Glass Door restaurant had great food and the view from the outdoor seating was beautiful!

6.5Okay
Anonymous, May 2017

Pros. Really liked location. Near some good restaurants in Little Italy.

Cons. Pics make the hotel look a lot nicer than it is. Rooms are small, towels are like motel 6 towels but overall a good value.

7.7Good
Anonymous, Feb. 2017

Pros. Manager was nice fix problems right way. I remembered my name every time

Cons. Night staff seem to be mad that we need something or acted like they did have time for u

4.5Mediocre
Bennet, Oct. 2016

Pros. The location was nice.

Cons. Its basically a converted motel, the rooms are small and the AC doesn't work. I tried multiple rooms blasting the little units at 62 degrees and it still about 80 degrees in the room late into the night. I barely slept.

8Very good
Anonymous, Jul. 2016

Pros. Great location and price. Decent rooms with great amenities like a mini fridge and microwave. Perfect affordable place to stay with friends when hitting up Little Italy and Gaslamp.

Cons. More like a renovated motel. Beds are serviceable at best. Only valet parking. Bathroom door didn't lock. Rooms towards the street can get loud.

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They offer insights and recommendations from previous guests and hotel information to help future visitors enhance their stay at the hotel.

What are the dining options at Porto Vista Hotel?

The hotel offers its own eatery, the Glass Door, which provides daily breakfast service, happy hour, evening meal service, and craft cocktails. Guests can enjoy an unforgettable dining experience with amazing bar and open views of the city.

Are there any practical amenities available at Porto Vista Hotel?

Yes, the hotel provides premium amenities such as a rooftop pool with stunning views, a fitness center, parking (for a fee), shuttle services, terraces, concierge service, a ticket desk, 24-hour front desk service, car hire desk, and dining options at the Glass Door eatery.

What can guests expect from the rooms at Porto Vista Hotel?

The rooms at Porto Vista Hotel are furnished with free Wi-Fi, premium toiletries and linens, high-end entertainment systems, a microwave and mini-fridge, coffee and tea facilities, private safe, and large bath, ensuring a relaxing, convenient, and memorable stay.

When is the best time to visit Porto Vista Hotel?

The high season at Porto Vista Hotel is in June, and the low season is in September. Visitors can plan their trip accordingly to enjoy the hotel's offerings and explore the nearby attractions.

How is the staff at Porto Vista Hotel?

Many guests have praised the staff at Porto Vista Hotel for being friendly, helpful, and accommodating. Specific staff members have been highlighted for their exceptional service, ensuring a comfortable and enjoyable stay for guests.

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Opt for a Room Upgrade

Consider upgrading to a higher room category or suite to avoid potential issues with noise, plumbing, or room quality mentioned in some guest reviews.

Explore Little Italy

Take advantage of the hotel's location in the heart of Little Italy, with numerous restaurants and bars within walking distance, as highlighted by several guests.

Check Rooftop Terrace Views

Visit the rooftop pool and terrace for stunning city views, as mentioned by guests, to enhance your stay and enjoy the scenery.

Be Mindful of Noise

Be aware of potential noise disturbances from the airport and open-air corridors, as mentioned by some guests, and consider this when selecting your room.

Consider Parking Alternatives

Explore nearby parking options to avoid the high cost of hotel parking, as several guests found the parking fees to be expensive.

Engage with Friendly Staff

Interact with the helpful and accommodating staff, as highlighted by numerous guests, to enhance your overall experience and address any concerns.

Enjoy Dining at Glass Door

Indulge in the phenomenal food at the hotel's eatery, the Glass Door, as recommended by guests, to savor a memorable dining experience.

Take Advantage of Nearby Attractions

Visit the nearby Maritime Museum, USS Midway Museum, and other attractions within a short distance from the hotel to enrich your stay in San Diego.

Consider Noise Levels

Be mindful of potential noise from the airport and surrounding areas, as mentioned by some guests, and consider this when planning your stay.

Plan for Additional Fees

Budget for additional expenses such as parking fees and deposits, as mentioned by several guests, to avoid unexpected costs during your stay.

Location

1835 Columbia Street, San Diego, CA 92101

What's nearby

  • Maritime Museum0.7 km
  • USS Midway Museum1.4 km
  • Gaslamp Quarter1.6 km
  • San Diego Zoo1.6 km
  • Seaport Village1.7 km
  • Botanical Building1.9 km
  • Coronado Bridge4.3 km
  • Old Town San Diego State Historic Park4.4 km
  • SeaWorld San Diego7.1 km
  • Mission Bay Park8.2 km
  • Sunset Cliffs Natural Park8.2 km
  • Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery8.2 km

Policies

Check-in/Check-out

Check in anytime after 3:00 PM, check out anytime before 11:00 AM

Cancellation/prepayment

Cancellation/prepayment policies vary by room type and provider.

Essential information about Porto Vista Hotel

Low season

February

High season

July

Average price (weeknight)

C$ 92

Average price (weekend night)

C$ 254
Cheapest month to stay with an average 30% drop in price.
Most expensive month to stay with an average 39% rise in price.
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Average Fri. & Sat. price over the last 2 weeks.

When to book a room at Porto Vista Hotel

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Top tips for your stay at Porto Vista Hotel

  • If you’re after a cheap room at Porto Vista Hotel, then you should consider staying during the low season. The cheapest deals can generally be found in February and September.
  • Prices can also vary depending on which day of the week you stay. For the best room deals at Porto Vista Hotel, plan to stay on a Sunday or Saturday. The most expensive day is usually Friday.
  • The cheapest price a room at Porto Vista Hotel was booked for on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks was C$ 332, while the most expensive was C$ 332.
  • How long should you stay at Porto Vista Hotel? KAYAK users usually book their rooms here for 4 days.

FAQs when booking at Porto Vista Hotel

  • How do I get to the Porto Vista Hotel from San Diego Airport (SAN)?

    There are several transportation options available to get to the Porto Vista Hotel from San Diego Airport. Taxis are available at the airport, and it takes approximately 10–15 minutes to reach the hotel. In addition, the San Diego Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) offers a number of bus and trolley routes that run from the airport to Little Italy, including the No. 992 bus route. The estimated travel time is around 30 minutes. Car rental companies are also available at the airport, and the hotel offers on-site overnight parking.

  • What business options are available at the Porto Vista Hotel?

    The Porto Vista Hotel offers several business options for its guests. The hotel has two meeting rooms available for rent that can accommodate up to 80 people. Both rooms are equipped with modern audiovisual equipment, high-speed internet access, and other essential amenities to ensure the success of your meeting. The hotel also has a 24-hour business center that offers a range of services to help you stay connected and productive during your stay. The center includes workstations, printers, scanners, and fax machines. Moreover, it features 7,700-square-feet of conference space that can be used for larger events, such as conferences, trade shows, and exhibitions.

  • Why should I definitely eat at the Porto Vista Hotel?

    The Porto Vista Hotel has an on-site restaurant called GlassDoor Restaurant. GlassDoor's menu offers an eclectic range of dishes that will appeal to a variety of palates. The menu includes breakfast, lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch options, as well as a variety of gluten-free and vegetarian options. The restaurant also boasts incredible views of downtown San Diego, with floor-to-ceiling windows offering guests a panoramic view while they dine. GlassDoor is located on the fourth floor and has an enchanting ambiance that sets the tone for a lovely dining experience. The lighting is inviting, and the restaurant's decor is thoughtfully put together to create a warm and sophisticated look.

  • What is the best room to stay in at the Porto Vista Hotel?

    The Porto Vista Hotel offers a variety of rooms and suites that are designed to cater to the different needs and preferences of its guests. Among the available options, the suites are ideal for those who are looking for extra space and luxurious amenities. The hotel's suites are spacious, with separate living areas and a comfortable king bed. The rooms also feature a sofa bed, a flat-screen TV, a coffee maker, a mini-fridge, and a work desk. All the suites at the Porto Vista Hotel also have a balcony where guests can enjoy the view.

  • What conveniences can guests enjoy at the Porto Vista Hotel?

    The Porto Vista Hotel offers several conveniences to ensure that guests have a great stay. The hotel offers a reliable wake-up service to ensure that guests wake up on time for meetings or early morning flights. Guests can also take advantage of the concierge service at the hotel. The concierge can help with booking tours, making reservations at restaurants, and getting tickets to events. For the convenience of international travelers, the hotel offers currency exchange services on-site. Moreover, the hotel offers a ticket service where guests can purchase tickets to popular tourist attractions.

  • Where is Porto Vista Hotel located?

    Porto Vista Hotel is located at 1835 Columbia Street in Little Italy, 1.4 km from the centre of San Diego. Maritime Museum is the closest landmark to Porto Vista Hotel.

  • When is check-in time and check-out time at Porto Vista Hotel?

    Check-in time is 3:00 PM and check-out time is 11:00 AM at Porto Vista Hotel.

  • Does Porto Vista Hotel offer free Wi-Fi?

    Yes, Porto Vista Hotel offers free Wi-Fi.

  • How far is Porto Vista Hotel from the airport?

    Porto Vista Hotel is 2.7 km from San Diego. Porto Vista Hotel is 27.4 km from Tijuana Rodriguez.

  • How does KAYAK find such great Porto Vista Hotel hotel deals?

    KAYAK scours the web for all room deals available at Porto Vista Hotel in San Diego and lets you compare them to find the best rate for your stay. Many different travel sites will offer discounts or deals at different times for rooms at Porto Vista Hotel and KAYAK will provide you with prices from a huge range of travel sites. That means that you can always find a great deal for Porto Vista Hotel.

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