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83% (869 member ratings) “A solid pick for the price” -- Oyster.com
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Porto Vista Hotel

Downtown San Diego - Gaslamp Quarter, San Diego
  • Poised in the epicenter of San Diego’s Little Italy, less than a 10-minute drive from major attractions
  • Impressive views from the fourth-floor restaurant
  • Comfy guestrooms with modern decor and complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Complimentary extras include shuttle service to the airport and cruise terminal 13 hours per day
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  • No Booking Fees

83% (869 member ratings)

4.0Value for Money


1835 Columbia Street
San Diego, CA, 92101
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In the heart of San Diego’s urban centre, hip culture meets old-world feel in Little Italy. Shoppers flock to the Little Italy Mercato Farmers’ Market on Saturdays to purchase fresh produce. Pasta, wine, burgers and delicious desserts are easily found at the area’s restaurants and pubs.

Start your holiday in the centre of the action at Porto Vista Hotel. The location is a bit of a trek on foot to well-known attractions, but a 10-minute drive delivers guests to familiar sites like the San Diego Zoo and USS Midway Museum.

Stop in Glass Door Restaurant to take in views of the city and harbour from its location on the property's fourth floor. Nosh on a tempura shrimp wrap or sample a Mediterranean tasting plate. Market-fresh seafood, cocktails and sweets also adorn the menu. Breakfast and brunch are also served.

As the sun dips below the horizon, head back to a guest room where floor-to-ceiling murals adorn the walls and complimentary Wi-Fi access makes it easy to stay in touch. Some rooms offer guests views of the bay.

From the press:
  • “This former budget motel has transformed into a contemporary hotel-motel with updated furnishings, a stylish restaurant and lounge” -- Fodor’s
  • “Proving you needn't have wads of cash to be stylish, the owners of this Little Italy inn managed to dress up an old motel with enough extras to make it a fun place to do more than simply sleep” -- Frommer’s


  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Extra beds / roll away beds
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Restaurant
  • Roof terrace
  • Pet-friendly


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Complimentary airport transfer
  • Complimentary shuttle service
  • Concierge service
  • Hair salon (fees apply)
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Business center

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Safe
  • Sitting area
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Internet access
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout


  • Bathtub
  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries


  • Parking (fees apply)
  • Valet service (fees apply)


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible restaurant
  • ADA compliant rooms
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible
Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


  • Standard check-in time: 3pm. Minimum age required to check in: 21.


  • Standard checkout time: 11am.

Children and additional guests

  • Children under age 18 stay free of charge when sharing parents’ room and using existing bedding (on request). Children age 5 and under eat free, from the kids menu. Cribs available (in King and Deluxe Rooms) on request, free of charge for one child under age 5. Extra beds available (in King Rooms) on request: $10 per night. Charges will be added to your bill on checkout.


  • Pets are allowed on request and will be charged $25 per day (subject to tax). Charges will be added to your bill at the hotel.


  • A parking fee of $25 per night (subject to tax) applies. Charges will be added to your bill on checkout.
    An incidental fee of $50.00 (subject to tax) per room/ per night applies. This is refundable upon checkout.


  • Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Getting there

Porto Vista Hotel is approximately a six-minute drive from the San Diego International Airport, in good traffic. Taxi fare is approximately $12 one way. Shuttle service is provided for free by the hotel from 7am-8pm. There is an additional per-night cost for valet parking.


  • 1835 Columbia Street
  • San Diego, CA, 92101
  • United States

Customer Service

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Tel: +44 (0) 20 3564 9000

M-F, 8am-9pm

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