Porto Vista Hotel - San Diego

1835 Columbia Street San Diego, California 92101, San Diego, United States, 92101  show map
 3 stars
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Porto Vista Hotel - San Diego

 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

 Parking

Paid parking

 24-Hour

24-hour reception

 Check-in/Check-out

Express check-in/-out

 Swimming Pool

Swimming pool

 Fitness/Gym

Fitness center

 Sports activities

Golf course

 Breakfast

Continental breakfast

Verified Reviews:

  • Large bathroom - Staff was great - Central roof top patio area
  • Pool area was great - Great location - Room was clean
  • Free shuttle - Air conditioner was loud - Free continental breakfast
  • No pool - Price per night was fair - Service is always excellent
  • Room's decor was very nice - Rude staff - Excellent view

Overview

The three-star Porto Vista Hotel & Suites is wonderfully located in Little Italy, which is a scenic historic district, composed mostly of Italian restaurants, Italian retail shops, home design stores, art galleries, and residential units. Moreover, travelers will love an abundance of top-class destinations and points of interest situated within a few steps away.

Featuring Mediterranean decor and fabulous San Diego Bay views, this boutique property offers complimentary wired and wireless internet access and complimentary yoga classes.

The hotel houses an award-winning restaurant Glass Door serving European dishes and great wine selection in cozy atmosphere.

Coaster Santa Fe Station is 700m from the hotel.

San Diego Santa Fe Depot is 900m away.

Year renovated:   2008.  Number of rooms:   189.

Rooms

Decorated with classic European style, the hotel’s guest rooms offer stunning bay views and elegant classic furnishings with exclusive floor-to-ceiling artwork. Guests will find complimentary high speed wireless internet access, luxury bath amenities, make-up mirrors and hair dryers, in-room safe, coffee maker and tea service, CD/MP3 player and rollaway beds (available upon request and subject to charges).

Room types:

Single Queen Room has one queen bed with pillow-top mattresses and comfy bed package.

Double Queen Room offers two queen beds and microwave and wet bar in some rooms.

King Room features one king bed and select rooms come with balconies with harbor or city views.

Suite offers spacious living area with sofa sleeper and coffee table, plasma TV, full wet bar and microwave, marble bathrooms, some with whirlpool.

Dining options

Complimentary continental breakfast is served daily.

The on-site stylish restaurant Glass Door with terrace boasts enticing European cuisine, a wide selection of cocktails and exclusive wine list. Moreover, guests can admire magnificent panorama of the city and San Diego harbor.

At the hotel Porto Vista guests are invited to a continental breakfast served for free.  The hotel Porto Vista provides visitors with a free american breakfast. 

Services

Free wired and wireless internet service is provided in the entire hotel.

Leisure

Guests of Porto Vista Hotel are offered discounts to brand new beauty salon located on site. Besides, guests may take advantage of complimentary yoga classes conducted on the rooftop terrace of the hotel.

Additional features

The hotel provides accessible rooms and facilities for guests with disabilities.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • Handicap parking
  • 24-hour check-in
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe deposit box
  • Multilingual staff
  • Pets allowed (limited amount or weight)
  • Vending machines
  • Coffee shop
  • Currency exchange
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Beauty salon
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Rooms/Facilities for disabled
  • Ice machine

Guest Parking

  • private parking is possible on site at USD 25 per day.

Sports & Fitness

  • Golf course
  • Fitness center

Services

  • Free airport shuttle
  • Free city shuttle
  • Paid valet parking
  • Room service
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Bicycle rental
  • Car rental
  • Car service
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Wedding services
  • Hearing impaired services
  • Bank service
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Wake up service

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • Continental breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Cafe
  • Catering service
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

  • 24-hour business center
  • Conference room
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Printers
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs/Baby cots

Leisure facilities

  • Swimming pool
  • Spa center
  • Sun terrace
  • Leisure/TV room
  • Television in lobby

Room view

  • City view
  • Bay view

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Living room
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Rollaway/Extra bed
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk
  • In-room sink

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Bath/Shower
  • Sink
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Kitchen facilities

  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator

Bedroom

  • Premium bedding
  • Pillow top mattress

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • CD player
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-In

  • from  3 pm

Check-Out

  • until  11 am

Children and extra beds

  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

Pets

  • Pets are allowed on request.

How to reach hotel

hotel Porto Vista Hotel - San Diego San Diego location
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Hotel Address:

1835 Columbia Street San Diego, California 92101, San Diego, United States, 92101

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City Center
  • San Diego
    1.4km
Airports
Train Stations
  • Coaster Santa Fe Station
    900 m
  • San Diego Santa Fe Depot
    1.0km
  • Bus stop
    300 m
Hotel information
  • Check-In:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-Out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
    2008
  • Number of rooms:
    189

Rooms and availability

Decorated with classic European style, the hotel’s guest rooms offer stunning bay views and elegant classic furnishings with exclusive floor-to-ceiling artwork. Guests will find complimentary high speed wireless internet access, luxury bath amenities, make-up mirrors and hair dryers, in-room safe, coffee maker and tea service, CD/MP3 player and rollaway beds (available upon request and subject to charges).

Room types:

Single Queen Room has one queen bed with pillow-top mattresses and comfy bed package.

Double Queen Room offers two queen beds and microwave and wet bar in some rooms.

King Room features one king bed and select rooms come with balconies with harbor or city views.

Suite offers spacious living area with sofa sleeper and coffee table, plasma TV, full wet bar and microwave, marble bathrooms, some with whirlpool.

Porto Vista Standard Queen Room Hotel informationPorto Vista Standard Queen RoomPorto Vista Standard Queen Room
Standard Queen Room
Bed type: Double Bed
Size: 28m2
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  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Air conditioning
  • Private bathroom
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This small room with a floor-to-ceiling mural offers a Queen size bed and private bathroom with all modern amenities.

Room facilities
    Porto Vista Standard Queen Room Hotel informationPorto Vista Standard Queen Room Standard 2 Queen Room
    Standard Queen Room
    Bed type: Double Bed
    Size: 28m2
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    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Air conditioning
    • Private bathroom
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    This room with a floor-to-ceiling mural offers two Queen size beds and private bathroom with all modern amenities.

    Room facilities
      Porto Vista Standard  King Room Hotel informationPorto Vista Standard  King Room Business Class King Room
      Standard King Room
      Bed type: Double Bed
      Size: 35m2
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      • Free Wi-Fi
      • Air conditioning
      • Private bathroom
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      Classic furnishings mixed with the modern touches and the style of a chic European boutique hotel, a floor-to-ceiling mural with lifestyle of Italy in the 60's. The room offers a King size bed, wet bar, private bathroom with all modern conveniences.

      Room facilities
        Porto Vista  Deluxe Queen Room Hotel informationPorto Vista  Deluxe Queen Room Standard 2 Queen Room
        Deluxe Queen Room
        Bed type: Double Bed
        Size: 28m2
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        • Free Wi-Fi
        • Air conditioning
        • Private bathroom
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        This room with a floor-to-ceiling mural offers two Queen size beds and private bathroom with all modern amenities. Upgraded amenities.

        Room facilities
          Porto Vista Deluxe King Room Deluxe King Room with Balcony
          Deluxe King Room
          Bed type: Double Bed
          Size: 35m2
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          • Free Wi-Fi
          • Air conditioning
          • Private bathroom
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          Classic furnishings mixed with the modern touches and the style of a chic European boutique hotel, a floor-to-ceiling mural with lifestyle of Italy in the 60's. The room offers a King size bed, wet bar, private bathroom with all modern conveniences.Includes a balcony with city views.

          Room facilities
            Porto Vista Junior Suite
            Junior Suite
            Bed type: Double Bed
            Size: 35m2
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            Classic furnishings mixed with the modern touches and the style of a chic European boutique hotel, a floor-to-ceiling mural with lifestyle of Italy in the 60's. The suite offers a King size bed, wet bar, comfortable lounge area, private bathroom with all modern conveniences, private balcony.

            Porto Vista Suite
            Suite
            Bed type: Double Bed
            Size: 35m2
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            • Free Wi-Fi
            • Air conditioning
            • Private bathroom
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            Classic furnishings mixed with the modern touches and the style of a chic European boutique hotel, a floor-to-ceiling mural with lifestyle of Italy in the 60's. The suite offers a Queen size bed in separate bedroom, full wet bar, spacious living area with sofa sleeper and coffee table, marble bathroom with all modern conveniences, private balcony with bay view.

            Room facilities
              Porto Vista Suite Standard  King RoomPorto Vista Suite
              Suite
              Bed type: Double Bed
              Size: 35m2
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              • Free Wi-Fi
              • Air conditioning
              • Private bathroom
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              Classic furnishings mixed with the modern touches and the style of a chic European boutique hotel, a floor-to-ceiling mural with lifestyle of Italy in the 60's. The suite offers a King size bed in the bedroom, full wet bar, spacious living area with sofa sleeper and coffee table, marble bathroom with all modern conveniences, huge balcony with harbor and city view.

              Room facilities

                How to reach hotel

                hotel Porto Vista Hotel - San Diego San Diego location
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                Hotel Address:

                1835 Columbia Street San Diego, California 92101, San Diego, United States, 92101

                Get directions
                City Center
                • San Diego
                  1.4km
                Airports
                Train Stations
                • Coaster Santa Fe Station
                  900 m
                • San Diego Santa Fe Depot
                  1.0km
                • Bus stop
                  300 m
                Hotel information
                • Check-In:
                  from  3 pm
                • Check-Out:
                  until  11 am
                • Year renovated:
                  2008
                • Number of rooms:
                  189

                Porto Vista Location

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                What's nearby

                What's nearby.

                City center is within 1.3km from the hotel.

                Seaport Village is 1.6km away.

                Cruise Ship Terminals are 1.6km away.

                San Diego Convention Center is about 2.4km from the hotel.

                Balboa Park is within 2.4km.

                Museum of Modern Art is approximately 2.5km away.

                The World Famous San Diego Zoo is 4.8km from the hotel.

                Sea World is about 7.2km away.

                Tourist attractions

                • The Embarcadero - 600 m

                Train stations

                • Coaster Santa Fe Station - 800 m
                • San Diego Santa Fe Depot - 900 m

                Sport related

                • The Casbah - 700 m
                • San Diego Civic Theatre - 800 m
                • 4th and B - 900 m
                • Spreckels Theatre - 1.0km

                Museums

                • Firehouse Museum - 300 m
                • San Diego Maritime Museum - 600 m
                • San Diego Watercolor Society - 600 m
                • San Diego Aircraft Carrier - 800 m
                • Museum of Contemporary Art - 900 m
                • Pacific Southwest Railway - 900 m
                • San Diego Railroad Museum - 900 m
                • Japanese Friendship Garden - 1.0km

                Halls

                • Fourth and B Concerts and Special - 900 m
                • San Diego Woman's Club - 900 m
                • Spreckels Organ Pavilion - 1.0km

                Universities, Institutes

                • San Diego School-Architecture - 400 m
                • California Western School Law - 400 m
                • Kelsey-Jenney College - 700 m
                • Associated Technical College - 800 m
                • Associated Barber College Inc - 800 m
                • Fashion Institute of Design - 1.0km
                • Neil Dymott Perkins Brown - 1.0km
                • International School of Mgmt - 1.0km

                Air business related

                • San Diego Air Commerce Ctr - 1.1km

                Cruises

                • San Diego Cruise Ship Port - 900 m

                Local Attractions

                • Spreckels Park - 3.8km
                  Orange Ave btwn 6th & 7th Sts, Coronado
                • Silver Strand State Beach - 10.1km
                  5000 Hwy 75, Coronado
                • Lake Murray - 13.4km
                  5540 Kiowa Drive, La Mesa
                • Coronado Municipal Beach - 5.5km
                  Silver Strand Blvd, Coronado
                • Living Coast Discovery Center - 10.8km
                  1000 Gunpowder Point Drive, Chula Vista

                Getting there.

                San Diego International Airport is located just 2.3km away.

                By car head east toward N. Harbor Drive. Turn left onto N. Harbor Drive. Turn left onto W. Grape Street. Turn right into Columbia Street where you will find the hotel.

                Shuttle service to and from the airport is available every day from 8am to 10pm and costs 5 USD per person.

                Getting around.

                Bus stop is within 100m from the hotel.

                Coaster Santa Fe Station is within 700m .

                San Diego Santa Fe Depot is 900m away.

                Private parking is possible for surcharge

                Hotel information
                • Check-In:
                  from  3 pm
                • Check-Out:
                  until  11 am
                • Year renovated:
                  2008
                • Number of rooms:
                  189
                Hotels nearby
                Cities nearby
                • La Mesa hotels - 14km
                • El Cajon hotels - 20km
                • Chula Vista hotels - 11km
                • Santee hotels - 22km
                • Coronado hotels - 4km
                • Del Mar hotels - 29km
                • National City hotels - 7km
                • La Jolla hotels - 17km
                • Jamul hotels - 26km
                • Imperial Beach hotels - 15km

                Porto Vista Reviews

                Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Porto Vista

                Individual guest reviews

                • Older travelers
                  9.2

                  This hotel provided everything that we were lookig, those being affordable, unique experience, conveninetly located, and friendly hotel staff. A very comfortable and clean place to stay.

                  Nothing for us to complain about, but one guest had a bad experience with the VIP parking and told me not to have our car parked there. The gentleman was expremely upset because the bell hop buy parked his car on the street and it was scratched-up.

                • Single
                  7.4

                  the location is nice right in a section called little italy. walking distance from train station was handy

                  yes because rooms are along a verandah it was noisy form other people

                • Group of friends
                  7.4

                  Good location. Room was OK but didn't have fridge and microwave as stated. I asked and they gave me a cooler. Staff very helpful and friendly. Cleanness was OK-just the carpet a little bit old and dirty. Overall, price was OK for the services.

                  Only american breakfast (it was stated) that is always the same and cannot be changed. After few days, it can be boring. But the quality of food was good.

                • Single
                  6.6

                  Location, quiet.

                  mattress too hard, bed covers too heavy. Very good breakfast, good service, forgot to mention that the orange juice was $5.00 the 1/2 of cup.

                • Group of friends
                  10.0

                  The room was spacious and very clean. The staff was most courteous and helpful and a great free breakfast.

                • Group of friends
                  8.2

                  Staff were extremely pleasant and helpful. Location is excellent for checking out the city as the waterfront and city centre are within easy walking distance. It is also ideally placed for exploring out of town as it has easy access to the highway.

                • Single
                  8.8

                  The hotel was well situated in the heart of Little Italy near several good Italian restaurants. The location is peaceful too, in spite of its being not far from the airport. It's a pretty long hike to the heart of downtown and the Gaslamp district, so it's better to have a car if you don't want to take taxis. Likewise, a car is necessary to get to the zoo, Old Town, the parks, the waterfront, and other tourist sites. The reception staff is exceptionally pleasant and accommodating. I was upgraded to a nice room with a king bed instead of the 2-queen bed room I had booked originally. I'd like to single out Frank Garcia as a source for good information about lots of things and his helpfulness in all respects.

                  The desk chair in the room is impractical except for a very tall person, and the wall lights and lamps are strangely coordinated when one goes to turn them off. Otherwise everything else in the room was perfectly adequate.

                • Group of friends
                  7.4

                  Friendly and helpful staff were able to make our stay there comfortable and they were accommodating. Close to Little Italy's Restaurants and convinient to the highway & airport.

                • Family with children
                  3.2

                  Location

                  Unfriendly at all poor service way expensive for what I paid it is amotel rather than a hotel , surprising it is 3 star hotel

                • Couple
                  4.2

                  the hotel is good located

                  Horrible price/benefit ratio, unfriendly staff, internet connection did not work almost the whole time, 22$ for valet parking is completely inappropriate!

                • Couple
                  6.6

                  Good location!

                  22$ per night parking, expensive breakfast.

                • Family with children
                  7.0

                  Great location.

                  Rooms are very small. Parking is a bit on the expensive side with no options to self park.

                • Single
                  6.2

                  People.

                  Pillows were awful - hard and monolithic. No room service, despite that being listed in many places. Ugly, un-updated room.

                • Couple
                  6.6

                  the hotel is located one block from little italy and a five minute walk to gaslamp quarter and trolley stations so good location. the marina is also close by. the lobby is lovely but has clearly had more work done on it than the rooms. the layout of the hotel inside is more of a motel. the rooms are an ok size with the basic required facilities. room rates vary dramatically dependant on local events. the staff were friendly enough but didnt seem to communicate, we added on extra nights on three occasions due to wanting to stay longer in santa diego yet we kept having various employees knocking on the door asking if we were checking out.

                • Group of friends
                  5.8

                  I liked the location of the hotel, and the lobby.

                  I think the website over-glorified the hotel, so I came to hotel expecting a lot more than what I got. I was surprised to have the old tv's that I did.

                How to reach hotel

                hotel Porto Vista Hotel - San Diego San Diego location
                Show big map »

                Hotel Address:

                1835 Columbia Street San Diego, California 92101, San Diego, United States, 92101

                Get directions
                City Center
                • San Diego
                  1.4km
                Airports
                Train Stations
                • Coaster Santa Fe Station
                  900 m
                • San Diego Santa Fe Depot
                  1.0km
                • Bus stop
                  300 m
                Hotel information
                • Check-In:
                  from  3 pm
                • Check-Out:
                  until  11 am
                • Year renovated:
                  2008
                • Number of rooms:
                  189