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” --

80% (169 Member Ratings)

"Location close to Little Italy"
Feb 13, 2017
Inglewood, 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.

Make the most of the city with deals on gourmet meals, spa days and activities.

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.

*Unless otherwise stated, Travelzoo-exclusive extras are valid once per stay (based on two adults sharing). Value is an estimate based on double occupancy. Extras are only included with Member Rates and may not be available on all dates. Extras are non-transferable and have no cash value. Total value may vary depending on time of booking and availability. When included, breakfast may be limited to 2 guests per stay subject to hotel’s discretion. Other restrictions may apply; see our T&Cs for details.

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80% Positive
(169 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
4.3 Quality of Service
3.9 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Location close to Little Italy
Other Comments
Good breakfast
Ovidiu Feb 13, 2017 Inglewood, CA, United States
Enjoyed Most
Excellent shuttle service coordinated by Jose. He was very helpful with recommending attractions to visit, restaurants and places for good coffee. He arranged for Thomas and Alex to pick us up.
Other Comments
Excellent location in Little Italy. Many restaurants nearby.
Feb 12, 2017 Toronto, ON, Canada
Enjoyed Most
Staff, convenience, location to Little Italy and places to walk to and other eateries and breweries.
Other Comments
A little noisy because of the construction in the area, not Porto Vista's fault.
Peter Feb 10, 2017 Victorville, CA, United States
Enjoyed Most
The staff, the location, the view from the restaurant!
John Feb 09, 2017 St. Charles, MO, United States
Enjoyed Most
The valet parking people were really nice. Most of the front desk people were nice, too. Location is great.
Other Comments
The room was small, musty smelling and dark. One electrical outlet did not work at all (had a lamp plugged into it which, obviously, didn't work), another one sent out little sparks when I plugged in the hairdryer. The breakfast was a joke. $25 voucher for cold eggs, cold, hard potatoes, and cold greasy sausage. My husband developed an ear infection and I wanted to take him a plate of food, was told that wasn't possible even though I had his voucher in my hand. We actually checked out early and moved to another hotel. We were surprised this was a Travelzoo special...did anyone actually stay here before it was recommended?
Richard Feb 08, 2017 Port Townsend, WA, United States
Enjoyed Most
James Feb 07, 2017 Riverside, CA, United States
Enjoyed Most
Other Comments
The elevator is very slow.
Milton Feb 06, 2017 Yuma, AZ, United States
Enjoyed Most
It was so good to have a hot breakfast in a beautiful setting with a great view of the city and bay!
Other Comments
The staff was always helpful. Their shuttle to and from the airport was so nice and accommodating.
Sammie Feb 01, 2017 Loomis, CA, United States
Enjoyed Most
Nice locariin, friendly attentive staff wand comfortable rooms.
Other Comments
Little Italy has a lot of renovation and construction happening now. So nothing against porto Vista - but do expect more outside noise then normal.
Louis Jan 26, 2017 Santa Ana, CA, United States
Other Comments
Ice machines did not work or where not plugged in. Staff was rude.. When we went to breakfast we were served a plate of toast I went to open the top of the jam and it was already used.. Kind of lost our appetite after that
Ryan Jan 23, 2017 Corona, CA, United States

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