$96 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Jun 1, 2015 Check-out: Jun 4, 2015

Porto Vista Hotel

3 stars
View map of 1835 Columbia Street, San Diego, CA 92101

Hotel Overview

Ratings and reviews for Porto Vista Hotel

Overall score

3.3 / 5
5.01.0
316 out of 316
Amenities:
3.2
Cleanliness:
3.6
Hotel staff:
3.8
Comfort:
3.5
Location:
4.2
Value:
3.5

69% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Porto Vista Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
V. Galea
Business
Playa del Carmen
Jan 31, 2014

LITTLE ITALY VISIT

Visiting Family in San Diego. Nice location easy walk to the bay.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Ballast Point Brewery

Review of Porto Vista Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
tinytiff1983
Business
edlands
Jan 31, 2014

great location

The staff was friendly and helpful, the location was perfect and the slight view of the ocean was pretty nice.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Porto Vista Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Diogenes A
Business
Brazil
Feb 26, 2014

Good and cheap!

Good location, cheap, comfortable, clean, organized system, very nice hotel, beautiful room. Just, one observation, internet works but it was lazy.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

3 blocks from the trolley station, around 4 blocks from the bus station. It is near to the airport, just take the bus 992 in Harbor Avenue.

Review of Porto Vista Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
zhudfkflr
Business
Honolulu, HI
Feb 26, 2014

great value

We stayed one night before and one night after a retreat held at another hotel. Both times our rooms were clean and the staff EXTREMELY friendly and helpful. The Glass Door restaurant had pretty good food, and Melody's service made the experience even better. The neighborhood is clean and safe, with MANY restaurants, but don't plan to go shopping for souvenirs there. The hotel also had a free airport shuttle, and boasted other amenities of which we were not able to take advantage.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Porto Vista Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Frequent cruise traveller
Business
Honolulu, Hawaii
Mar 13, 2014

Good value and relatively good location

Its location in Little Italy provides a relatively good base for San Diego with the light rail a 8 minute walk from the hotel and a 10 minute ride from there to the convention center, Seaport village or the next station transfer point at the AMTRAK in downtown. One can walk (about 20 min) to the USS Midway aircraft carrier museum/Maritime Museum area/cruise terminal where the city bus from the airport also stops. It is a workable alternative to the much higher price hotels in the Convention center and Gastown district if one uses the MTS light rail, else the walk to the convention center can take about 30-35 minutes.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Porto Vista Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Travel Grl
Business
Atlanta, GA
Mar 16, 2014

Just what we were looking for!

Nice hotel and great location for the price. Room was clean. Staff very friendly and helpful.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Little Italy is amazing!

Review of Porto Vista Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Jodyyy
Business
Sonoma, CA
Mar 26, 2014

It was an okay, turned better experience

I have stayed at this hotel a few times and it has been decent. It is worth it's price in location for sure, Thomas goodwill the GM made our trip. The bell guys and valet are awesome as well the concierge counter people need some work other than Joshua he is awesome!!!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Being in down town little Italy, you get all the best Italian food!

Review of Porto Vista Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Jae Yu
Business
LA, CA
Mar 31, 2014

Great value and quality

Thanks for a fantastic stay. Clean and quality stay. Great location and friendly staff.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Porto Vista Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
1Revolution
Business
Riverside
Apr 5, 2014

Great!

Perfect location. Not the biggest room but we enjoyed it. Staff was please to and helpful. Overall great experience.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Porto Vista Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Nutshell
Business
Salt Lake City, UT
Apr 18, 2010

Wonderful Service

Wonderful hotel. Felt like staying with family instead of a hotel. Little Italy was nearby, great food, walk to the ocean. Most rooms older and small but clean and adequately remodeled. Doesn't have ability to print tickets, shuttle only runs until 4:30pm, no pool, fitness room or hot tub but it didn't seem to matter. Wi-fi was free and very adequate. The food in the Glass door restaurant was great, price reasonable for the area, view was great. Some of the rooms are newer and larger. Seating on top of the hotel looking over the ocean. It was quiet and relaxing, a great place to stay at the end of a busy day.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Try the Buon Appetito restaurant for dinner but come early. Excellent food, great price, wonder atmosphere.

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