Porto Vista Hotel - San Diego

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

Wi-Fi
Parking

USD 35 per day

Luggage storage
24-hour

Late check-in

24-hour check-in

24-hour reception

24-hour security

24-hour business center

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Outdoor dining area

A la carte restaurant

Coffee/Tea in lobby

Cafe

Coffee shop

Picnic area/ Tables

Shuttle

Free city shuttle

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness center

Swimming pool

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 pleasant Porto Vista Hotel is rated 3 stars and features 189 rooms for guests to stay in. Since 2008, it has been hosting guests in the heart of San Diego.

The property is about 1300 meters away from Horton Plaza. Porto Vista Hotel lies within a 20-minute walk from the center of San Diego.

Shoppers will enjoy close proximity to shopping centers and specialty shops.

Within a 5-minute walk guests will find Amtrak train station. Porto Vista Hotel is about 10 minutes’ drive towards San Diego International airport.

Rooms

The hotel provides modern rooms including king studio, business king room and classic king room. They are equipped with cable TV, a safe, a lounge area, coffee/tea makers and a work area. Some of the guestrooms have a breathtaking view of Italian Coast and San Diego Harbour. Guests can make use of a shower, a hairdryer and towels.

Eat & Drink

A breakfast is served in the café. A stylish on-site restaurant serves dishes of Mediterranean cuisine.

Services

The property offers a garage, a beauty shop and a barber shop along with computer equipment, a conference room and a copier.

Relax

Leisure facilities, such as a sunbathing terrace, a picnic area and a golf course, are provided on site. Active guests will benefit from a gym and a fitness center available on the premises.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Private parking is possible on site at USD 35 per day.

Year renovated:   2008.  Number of floors:   5.  Number of rooms:   189.

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Facilities

General

  • Non-smoking property
  • Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour check-in
  • 24-hour reception
  • Late check-in
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • Pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Public areas with access for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • 24-hour security
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Currency exchange
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Hairdresser
  • Beauty salon
  • Coffee shop
  • Vending machines
  • Ice machine
  • Multilingual staff

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center
  • Golf course

Services

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

Dining facilities

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

Meeting facilities

  • 24-hour business center
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Business services
  • Computer rental
  • Printers
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs/ Baby cots

Leisure facilities

  • Swimming pool
  • Sun terrace
  • Television in lobby
  • Spa center

Room facilities

  • Individual air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Living room
  • Dressing area
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

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

Self-catering

  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave

Bedroom

  • Premium bedding
  • Pillow top mattress

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Paid movies/Video
  • Direct dial telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 3 pm FREE
Check-out until 11 am FREE

Children and extra beds

One child
0 - 2 years
Crib FREE
Existing bedding FREE
All children
3 - 12 years
Existing bedding FREE
Maximum capacity of cribs and extra beds depends on the room you book. Please check room details before you make a reservation.

Pets

Pets are allowed on request.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

1835 Columbia Street, San Diego, United States, 92101

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City Center
  • San Diego
    1.4 km
Airports
Train Stations
  • Coaster Santa Fe Station
    900 m
  • Amtrak
    1.0 km
  • Bus stop
    300 m
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
    2008
  • Number of floors:
    5
  • Number of rooms:
    189

Rooms and availability

Porto Vista Hotel photos Room
Run Of House Room Assigned On Arrival
  • Room size:

    26 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Single bed, 2 Queen-size beds, 2 Single beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Coffee machine
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Carpeted floor
  • Telephone
  • Laptop safe box
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Non-feather pillows
  • Dining:Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
Room Description:

Standard|DOUBLE RUN OF HOUSE

Porto Vista Hotel photos Room
Classic King Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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Room Description:

Standard|Classic Room, 1 King Bed

Porto Vista Hotel photos Room
Queen Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Queen-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Coffee machine
    • Balcony
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Carpeted floor
  • Telephone
  • Laptop safe box
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Non-feather pillows
  • Sofa
  • Dining:Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
Porto Vista Hotel photos Room
King Studio
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Coffee machine
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Carpeted floor
  • Telephone
  • Laptop safe box
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Non-feather pillows
  • Sofa bed
  • Dining:Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
Porto Vista Hotel photos Room
Superior Queen Room
  • Room size:

    31 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Queen-size beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Coffee machine
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Carpeted floor
  • Telephone
  • Laptop safe box
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Non-feather pillows
  • Dining:Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
Deluxe Queen Room
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Queen-size beds, 1 Double bed

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Room Description:

Experience a new level of comfort in the Deluxe Double Queen. Wake up well rested on our plush bedding and luxurious linens. With plenty of space throughout, this room is great for leisure or business. Roll-bed not optional. This room features: Wet Bar

Porto Vista Hotel photos Room
Deluxe King Room
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Coffee machine
    • Balcony
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Carpeted floor
  • Telephone
  • Laptop safe box
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Non-feather pillows
  • Dining:Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
Room Description:

Deluxe|Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed

Porto Vista Hotel photos Room
Business King Room
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Coffee machine
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Carpeted floor
  • Telephone
  • Laptop safe box
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Non-feather pillows
  • Dining:Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • Radio

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What's nearby

Tourist attractions

  • The Embarcadero700 m

Train stations

  • Coaster Santa Fe Station800 m
  • San Diego Santa Fe Depot900 m
  • Amtrak900 m

Sport related

Museums

  • Firehouse Museum300 m
  • San Diego Watercolor Society600 m
  • San Diego Maritime Museum700 m
  • San Diego Aircraft Carrier800 m
  • Pacific Southwest Railway900 m
  • Museum of Contemporary Art900 m
  • San Diego Railroad Museum900 m

Parks

Halls

  • San Diego Woman's Club900 m
  • Fourth and B Concerts and Special900 m
  • Spreckels Organ Pavilion1.0 km

Universities, Institutes

  • San Diego School-Architecture400 m
  • California Western School Law500 m
  • Kelsey-Jenney College700 m
  • Associated Technical College800 m
  • Associated Barber College Inc800 m
  • Fashion Institute of Design1.0 km

Theaters

Local attractions

  • Spreckels Park3.8 km
    Orange Ave btwn 6th & 7th Sts, Coronado
  • Silver Strand State Beach10.2 km
    5000 Hwy 75, Coronado
  • Lake Murray13.4 km
    5540 Kiowa Drive, La Mesa
  • Coronado Municipal Beach5.5 km
    Silver Strand Blvd, Coronado
  • Living Coast Discovery Center10.9 km
    1000 Gunpowder Point Drive, Chula Vista
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
    2008
  • Number of floors:
    5
  • Number of rooms:
    189

Porto Vista Hotel Reviews

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

Average guest rating

7.0out of 10
Very good
Based on 219 reviews

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

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Hotel Address:

1835 Columbia Street, San Diego, United States, 92101

Get directions
City Center
  • San Diego
    1.4 km
Airports
Train Stations
  • Coaster Santa Fe Station
    900 m
  • Amtrak
    1.0 km
  • Bus stop
    300 m
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
    2008
  • Number of floors:
    5
  • Number of rooms:
    189