San Diego

Porto Vista Hotel

Dana Marshall
Deal Expert

Why We Love It

  • 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

“A solid pick for the price” --

83% (197 Member Ratings)

"It's location to Little Italy, friendly staff, nice breakfast "
May 06, 2017
La QuintaLa, CA, United States

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 center, 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 center 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 harbor 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.


Check-in: Standard check-in time: 3pm. 

Checkout: 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: 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.

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Customer Service available 24 hours

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

The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

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83% Positive
(197 Member Reviews)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Porto Vista Hotel & Suites, San Diego (CA) over the past 15 months.
3.5 Ambiance
4.6 Location
3.3 Rooms
4.4 Quality of Service
3.9 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
friendly employees
ARTHUR May 17, 2017 Westlake Village, CA, United States
Enjoyed Most
DALE May 14, 2017 BANNING, CA, United States
Enjoyed Most
The staff was excellent and the room was great! We'd probably go back, but just not eat at the restaurant there.
Other Comments
The breakfast was not very good and we got food poisoning from the undercooked bacon.
Je'Nelle May 09, 2017 La Quinta, CA, United States
Enjoyed Most
Other Comments
Room was not ready until 3:30.
Elyse May 09, 2017 Laguna Niguel, CA, United States
Enjoyed Most
It's location to Little Italy, friendly staff, nice breakfast
Other Comments
Would like to book 2- nights in June for the same special, what about I.e.?
Dave May 06, 2017 La QuintaLa, CA, United States
Enjoyed Most
location is FABULOUS, within 2-3 blocks of tons of restaurants, and close by lots of activities such as Balboa Park and the Zoo, the harbor and the USS Midway, gaslamp district.
Julia May 05, 2017 Austin, TX, United States
Enjoyed Most
It was centrally located within walking distance of several restaurants and stores. The employees were very friendly and attentive.
Lois May 02, 2017 La Puente, CA, United States
Enjoyed Most
Close to all downtown restaurants stores and many other things.We enjoyed the breakfast buffett.All the employees are nice and helpful.We ordered chicken wings and flank steak for dinner in the Glass Door restaurant and the best taste ever !!!!!We will definitely stay there again.We usually go to S.D. almost every 2 to 3 months because we have friends all over like La Jola , Chula Vista ,National City but never stay with anybody because we love to have our own place to stay so we just meet themsomewherre. go. we will have dinner in the Glass Door restaurant on our next stay.THANK yOU to all!!!!
josephine May 01, 2017 harbor city, CA, United States
Enjoyed Most
The location is fantastic to Little Italy and the harbor.
Other Comments
Rooms are clean; good customer service.
ELIZABETH May 01, 2017 Whittier, CA, United States
Other Comments
Elevator was very slow. Needs to be updated. Other than that, it was a nice experience staying there.
Mai Apr 27, 2017 Irvine, CA, United States

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