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7.0Very good

365 reviews

365 reviews

Location 8.7
Service 7.3
Cleanliness 6.7
Value for money 6.4
Facilities 6.1
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8.7Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location - Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
Exceptional for walking
Parking
Available
Walkable places
Little Italy
110 m
Piazza Basilone
120 m
Little Italy Mercato
200 m
Amici Park
210 m
Little Brazil Market
220 m
Popular landmarks
USS Midway Museum
1.4 km
Seaport Village
1.8 km
San Diego Zoo
2.1 km
Petco Park
2.2 km
Balboa Park
2.3 km
Closest landmarks
Firehouse Museum
310 m
First Avenue Family Planning Michelle Wagner Center
410 m
Ballast Point Tasting Room & Kitchen Restaurant
420 m
Waterfront Park
530 m
Best Western Plus Bayside Inn Parking
550 m
Agoda Preferred

Porto Vista Hotel

1835 Columbia Street, San Diego City Center, San Diego (CA), United States, 92101 - See map

Get your trip off to a great start with a stay at this property, which offers free Wi-Fi in all rooms. Strategically situated in San Diego City Center, allowing you access and proximity to local attractions and sights. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous San Diego Zoo. This 3-star property is packed with in-house facilities to improve the quality and joy of your stay.

Highlights

Hygiene Plus

Located in heart of San Diego (CA)

Check-in [24-hour]

Free airport transfer

880 meters to public transportation

Facilities

Valet parking

Pets allowed

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Front desk [24-hour]

Fitness center

Check-in/out [express]

Luggage storage

Cash withdrawal

This property is in high demand!

14 travelers have booked today.

Value for money6.4
Distance to city center1 km
Location rating8.7
Nearest airportSan Diego International Airport (SAN)
Distance to airport2.6 km

Rooms available at Porto Vista Hotel

Queen Room
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 queen bed
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Deluxe One King with Balcony
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  • Room size: 33 m²/355 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 king bed or 1 double bed ...
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Deluxe Two Queen Room
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  • Room size: 31 m²/334 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 2 queen beds
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King Studio with Sofa Bed
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  • Room size: 43 m²/463 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 king bed and 1 sofa bed
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Queen Suite
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  • Room size: 46 m²/495 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 queen bed & 1 sofa bed
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Business King Room
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  • Room size: 28 m²/301 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 king bed
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Queen Room with Two Queen Beds
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  • Room size: 26 m²/280 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 2 queen beds
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Queen Room with Two Queen Beds - Non-Smoking
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  • Room size: 26 m²/280 ft²
  • 2 double beds
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Queen Room with Two Queen Beds - Non-Smoking
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  • Room size: 26 m²/280 ft²
  • 2 double beds
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Queen Room with Two Queen Beds - Non-Smoking
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  • Room size: 26 m²/280 ft²
  • 2 double beds
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Frequently asked questions

What kind of non-water sports and outdoor activities are available at Porto Vista Hotel?

Porto Vista Hotel includes non-water sport and outdoor activities such as golf course (within 3 km) for you to take advantage of.

Are there ATM on-site at Porto Vista Hotel?

Absolutely! The benefits of staying at Porto Vista Hotel include an on-site ATM, providing travelers with easy access point for cash withdrawal and remaining worry-free throughout your vacation.

What is the typical travel time to the closest airport from Porto Vista Hotel?

The average travel time to get from Porto Vista Hotel to the airport is 10 minutes, but please keep in mind that the travel time may vary based on traffic, weather conditions, and time of day.

What bars are close by Porto Vista Hotel?

While remaining at Porto Vista Hotel, indulge in your evening or night out at AD Nightclub to make the most out of your nightlife.

What public parks are close by Porto Vista Hotel?

While remaining at Porto Vista Hotel, take joy in your morning or evening stroll at nearby park which include Lane Field Park, Nate's Point Dog Park, and Tuna Wharf.

Is Porto Vista Hotel pet-friendly?

Porto Vista Hotel permits pets onto this property including dogs which comes with additional fee applied. Furthermore, service animals are welcome at this property. Please contact the property for more information, or log into your Agoda account and navigate to the property page to send a message directly to the property owner in the chatbox.

When was Porto Vista Hotel built?

Porto Vista Hotel was built in 2008.

How many floors does Porto Vista Hotel have?

Porto Vista Hotel has a total of 5 floors.

How many rooms does Porto Vista Hotel have?

Porto Vista Hotel has a total of 191 rooms.

What is the typical rating that verified Families with older children have given to Porto Vista Hotel?

Past families with older children that have stayed at this property have given Porto Vista Hotel an average rating of 7.2. You can check out more descriptive customer reviews and comments by filtering for a specific type of verified travelers down in the review section.

What is the typical rating that verified Group travelers have given to Porto Vista Hotel?

Past group travelers that have stayed at this property have given Porto Vista Hotel an average rating of 6.1. You can look up more in depth customer ratings and feedback by filtering for a specific type of verified travelers down in the review section.

What people love about Porto Vista Hotel

  • 10

    Exceptional
    Cleanliness

    "Rooms are very basic but clean and good if you are just sleeping there and don’t plan to spend a lot of time in the room."

    Kathe

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    July 5, 2023

  • 9.2

    Exceptional
    Location

    "Clean, good location"

    Nader

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    May 2, 2023

  • 8.4

    Excellent
    Location

    "Awesome location with good restaurants nearby."

    Christine

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    September 19, 2023

More about Porto Vista Hotel

More about Porto Vista Hotel

Porto Vista Hotel

See the best of San Diego (CA) with a stay at Porto Vista Hotel, which puts you right in the city center amidst the many sights and landmarks. With its convenient location, you can easily access to the city's must-see destinations. Porto Vista Hotel puts numerous activities at your fingertips, with its convenient location just 2.0 km from the San Diego Zoo.
The range of services provided by Porto Vista Hotel ensures all travelers get the most out of their stay. Post your pictures and answer your emails whenever you want, with the hotel's free Wi-Fi internet access. The hotel provides taxi services to help you find what you want in San Diego (CA). Parking is always available, provided by the hotel for their driving guests.
While lodging at this wonderful hotel, the helpful staff at the front desk can assist you with multiple services that include concierge service, express check-in or check-out and luggage storage. If you want seats to city's best entertainment, you can get help through the hotel's tours. The hotel's on-site laundromat helps you keep your favorite travel outfits clean so you can pack less. The hotel is entirely non-smoking, ensuring a clean air environment.
Guestrooms at Porto Vista Hotel are fitted with all the amenities travelers need. The hotel provides air conditioning in some rooms for the benefit of guests. Some selected rooms at Porto Vista Hotel include a balcony or terrace, as part of the room design. Keep your entertainment options wide, even in your room, with a range of facilities, including television available in select rooms.
The hotel also provides guests with a refrigerator in some rooms. Porto Vista Hotel also provides a hair dryer, toiletries and towels in bathrooms for select rooms.


Dining and things to do

Have fun at night with your travel companions right at the hotel's bar. Porto Vista Hotel has vending machines that provide round-the-clock refreshment, at low cost.


Around the property

Visit the sights and local attractions of San Diego (CA) during your stay at the hotel. Learn about the city's art history with a day at USS Midway Museum located 1.3 km away, where you can see collections by famous artists. Sit on the sand or sip a drink in leisure at La Jolla Cove located 17.1 km away.

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Amenities and facilities

Good
Facilities

6.1

Most talked about facilities

Car Park

5 mentions

Housekeeping

5 mentions

Breakfast

1 mention

Internet

1 mention

Languages spoken
  • English
  • Filipino
  • French
  • Spanish
Accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible
Internet access
  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Internet
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi in public areas
Things to do, ways to relax
  • Fitness center
  • Massage
  • Tours
Cleanliness and safety
  • Anti-viral cleaning products
  • Cashless payment service
  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • Doctor/nurse on call
  • Face coverings on staff
  • First aid kit
  • Guest rooms seal after sanitization
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • Individually-wrapped food options
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Professional-grade sanitizing services
  • Protective screens in common areas
  • Room sanitization opt-out available
  • Rooms sanitized between stays
  • Safe dining setup
  • Sanitized kitchen and tableware items
  • Shared stationery removed
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
  • Sterilizing equipment
Dining, drinking, and snacking
  • Bar
  • Happy hour
  • Kitchen
  • Restaurants
  • Vending machine
Services and conveniences
  • Air conditioning in public area
  • Cash withdrawal
  • Concierge
  • Contactless check-in/out
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Heating in public area
  • Laundromat
  • Luggage storage
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Salon
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area
  • Terrace
  • Xerox/fax in business center
For the kids
  • Family room
Land sports
  • Golf course (within 3 km)
Access
  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • Check-in/out [express]
  • Check-in [24-hour]
  • Dog-friendly
  • Exterior corridor
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Front desk [24-hour]
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pet-friendly [charges apply]
  • Pets allowed
  • Safety/security feature
  • Security [24-hour]
  • Service animals are welcome
  • Smoke alarms
Getting around
  • Car park [charges apply]
  • Car park [nearby]
  • Car park [on-site]
  • Taxi service
  • Valet parking

Food and dining

Breakfast options
  • American
  • Continental
  • Vegetarian
  • Buffet
Restaurants on site
The Glass Door
  • Cuisine: Mexican
  • Menu: A-la-carte

Location

1835 Columbia Street, San Diego City Center, San Diego (CA), United States, 92101
Excellent
Location

8.7

Airports
  • San Diego International Airport (SAN)
    2.6 km
  • Brown Field Municipal Airport (SDM)
    24.2 km
Public transportation
  • San Diego Amtrak Station
    880 m
  • Clairemont
    8.2 km
Hospital or clinic
  • First Avenue Family Planning Michelle Wagner Center
    410 m
Shopping
  • Fashion Valley
    4.8 km
Convenience store
  • 7 Eleven
    2.5 km
Cash withdrawal
  • ATM on-site

What's nearby

Popular landmarks
  • USS Midway Museum
    1.4 km
  • Seaport Village
    1.8 km
  • San Diego Zoo
    2.1 km
  • Petco Park
    2.2 km
  • Balboa Park
    2.3 km
  • Coronado Bridge
    4.1 km
  • Old Town San Diego State Historic Park
    4.4 km
  • SeaWorld
    7.1 km
  • Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve
    24.9 km
Nearby landmarks
  • Little Italy
    110 m
  • Piazza Basilone
    120 m
  • Little Italy Mercato
    200 m
  • Amici Park
    210 m
  • Little Brazil Market
    220 m
  • Our Lady of the Rosary Church
    230 m
  • Assenti's Pasta
    260 m
  • Firehouse Museum
    310 m
  • First Avenue Family Planning Michelle Wagner Center
    410 m
  • Ballast Point Tasting Room & Kitchen Restaurant
    420 m
Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.

Property policies

Children and extra beds

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

All children are welcome.

Infant 0-2 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
Baby cot/crib may be requested directly from the property.
Children 3-17 year(s)
Must use an extra bed
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 18 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Others
  • Parking is available at an additional charge. The parking fee is USD 35 for Standard Vehicles per night with in/out privileges per night and USD 45 for Large Vehicles (15′-18′ average size trucks & vans) per night with in/out privileges.
  • There is a refundable security deposit of USD 250 by credit card only upon arrival.
  • Pets are allowed for an additional charge of USD 39 per night per pet.
  • Parking is included from the time of check-in to check-out, additional fees will apply for parking before or after. Kindly contact the property for more information.
  • Parking fees are USD 45 for standard vehicles and motorcycles, USD 55 for large Vehicles (15' – 18' in length), and USD 100 for extended-size vehicles (over 18’ in length). Kindly contact the property for more information.
  • Parking in and out privileges are from 6 AM to 2:30 AM. Kindly contact the property for more information.
  • The pet fee is USD 60 per pet per day for dogs only and for designated rooms.USD 250 will be for a non-designated room. Kindly contact the property for more information.
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out
  • Check-in from15:00
  • Check-out until11:00
Getting around
  • Airport transfer fee0 USD
  • Distance from city center1 km
  • Travel time to airport (minutes)10
Extras
  • Daily Internet/Wi-Fi fee0 USD
The property
  • Non-smoking rooms/floorsno
  • Number of bars/lounges1
  • Number of floors5
  • Number of restaurants1
  • Number of rooms 191
  • Year property opened2008
  • Most recent renovation2016
Parking
  • Daily parking fee35 USD

Property announcements

Breakfast is available at an additional charge per person. Rates and times may vary depending on the day or type of breakfast. Please contact the property for more information.

Reviews of Porto Vista Hotel from real guests

Provided by verified guests of Agoda
7.0
Location8.7
Service7.3
Cleanliness6.7
Value for money6.4
Facilities6.1
High score for San Diego (CA)
Rating
9+ Exceptional (33)
8-9 Excellent (16)
7-8 Very Good (21)
6-7 Good (20)
<6 Below Expectation (68)

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9.2
Exceptional
Dina from United States
Group
Stayed 1 night in April 2023

No airport transportation. Great location”

I booked this hotel because it advertised airport transportation. I was in town for a tennis match with some teammates, we rented a car but for the final day of our trip we wanted to take the rental back and be in a location that had a lot to do without needing a car. When we checked in we told them we needed transportation to the airport at 5:00 am. The desk clerk told us they haven’t had transportation for a long while and that we weren’t the only people staying at the hotel that thought they had transportation. She offered to comp us breakfast but we were leaving before 6:00 am. The location is great. Many restaurants and shops nearby. We had a drink at their Glassdoor restaurant. The views were great. It was really nice. The room was clean. The hotel is a bit of a maze. The room didn’t look like the pictures for the deluxe double. There was no balcony or terrace nor was it carpeted. There was barely a window. The only reason we changed hotels (this hotel was far from our tennis venue) was because they advertised free airport transfer. The taxi cost $16 + tip. Ordering a Uber the night before was going to cost $50. Parking at the hotel is $45.

Reviewed April 18, 2023
9.2
Exceptional
Guadalupe from United States
Solo traveler
Stayed 3 nights in March 2019

Beautiful rRoom in the Heart of Downtown San Diego.”

Valet parking and great location to see all of downtown San Diego. Access to the I-5 allows you to travel up and down the coast and see more sites. There isn't a full size pool but they have a spa pool which I was unaware of until the day before I left. The doors to the rooms open up into an inner courtyard. I was expecting a Marriott or Hilton type hotel with hallways and doors on either side. There are various meeting places and an on-site restaurant. They also have plenty of events listed for you to attend. Overall a very trendy nice hotel with comfortable rooms and a great location.

Reviewed April 18, 2019
8.4
Excellent
Michael from United States
Solo traveler
Stayed 5 nights in September 2019

Great Location!”

If you are going to an event at the San Diego Convention Center, this is a great place to stay. you will be 10 min. from the airport, and 5 min. from the convention center(you could even walk to the center, if you felt like it!) I had a great Steak and fries, also a great Cheeseburger!! Will definitely stay here again!!

Reviewed October 04, 2019
6.8
Good
Matthew from United Kingdom
Group
DOUBLE RUN OF HOUSE - ROOM ONLY
Stayed 1 night in March 2019

Very average for premium price”

This was the most expensive hotel we stayed in on our trip from San Francisco to San Diego and we were somewhat disappointed with Porto Vista. Valet parking was $25 per night, without the option to park your car yourself... (Even in LA my hotel had free parking). The rooms were very small with one double bed (which was horrendously noisy, even when just rolling over. Bathroom was also very small. There is absolutely no soundproofing to the rooms, you're directly under the flightpath to SAN airport (which isn't far away at all) and I'm sure the door to the room was made from cardboard as you could hear every conversation etc. passers by were having. Good location for Little Italy etc. but definitely overpriced for what it is which is a glorified motel.

Reviewed March 27, 2019
10.0
Exceptional
Sorrel from United States
Solo traveler
Stayed 1 night in November 2019

Love it here!”

This is where I stay whenever I go to San Diego, it’s the best location & it’s very clean, modern & comfortable. The restaurant has great food & drinks too.

Reviewed November 30, 2019
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