San Diego

Porto Vista Hotel

Dana Marshall
Deal Expert

Why We Love It

  • Poised in the epicentre of San Diego’s Little Italy, less than a 10-minute drive from major attractions
  • Impressive views from the fourth floor restaurant
  • Comfy guest rooms with modern decor and complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Complimentary extras include shuttle service to the airport and cruise terminal 13 hours per day

“A solid pick for the price” --
Enjoyed This
(96 Member Ratings)
"Central downtown location"
Jun 28, 2018
Oceanside, CA, USA

Map & Directions

Porto Vista Hotel is approximately a six-minute car ride from the San Diego International Airport, in good traffic. Cab 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.

Rooms & Rates

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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 a vacation 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)
  • 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.


Check-in: Standard Time is 3pm.

Checkout: Standard Time is 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: 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.

Fees: 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 an authorization that will be released upon checkout.

Cancellation: 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.

Have a Question? Contact Travelzoo.

Customer Service available Mon-Sun, 9am-12 midnight ET

Winner: People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite Customer Service

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Enjoyed This
(96 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Porto Vista Hotel & Suites, San Diego (CA) over the past 15 months.
3.4 Ambiance
4.7 Location
3.3 Rooms
4.2 Quality of Service
3.8 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Central downtown location
Other Comments
Best rooms are the delux ones with outside balcony
a Jun 28, 2018 Oceanside, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Location to Little Italy.
Stacy Jun 21, 2018 Huntington Beach, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
The location was excellent and the staff were friendly except for the early check in notice.
Other Comments
We arrived early and asked if there was a room available and they said yes, but we have to charge you and early check in charge of $25. There was also a $25 parking charge that we had not been made aware of so to comply with staying there it was going to cost us $50 more that we had planned for. WE would have looked at other options in the area had we known this up front. The hotel is an older building that has been renovated but the rooms were in bad shape. Cracked and missing tiles in bathroom area and the shower head was caked with lime and dirty. Room floor rug smelled of mold.
Jack Jun 19, 2018 The Villages, FL, USA
Enjoyed Most
Other Comments
was smoking hotel last Dec. Wasn"t aware it changed. Asked on phone and at checkin for room next to smoking area and neither agent told me there was no smoking. TV remote inop was not fixed in 24 hrs, desk said we will put you on maintance list. A repeat customer who won't be back,
George Jun 06, 2018 Highland, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Other Comments
no counter in bathroom. loud music from bar. meager selection at breakfast. outrageous charge for valet with zero self parking abailable.
glenn Jun 18, 2018 Corona, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
View from balcony
Other Comments
It was clean
Robert Jun 13, 2018 Palm Desert, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Great location. Friendly staff.
Joyce Dec 12, 2017 Fullerton, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Central location
Le Ann Nov 01, 2017 Blue Springs, MO, USA
Enjoyed Most
The view from the restaurant is amazing!
Other Comments
Every single staff member was wonderful!
Laurie Nov 01, 2017 Vallejo, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
The staff from front desk to bar were excellent!
Other Comments
No hot water Saturday morning, Beds & pillows are hard, room needs remodeled. Dead cockroach in our room, the safe was not bolted down in the closet.
Richard Oct 30, 2017 Las Vegas, NV, USA

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