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 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
(153 Member Ratings)
"Great location. Friendly staff."
Dec 12, 2017
Fullerton, 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 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 modern 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 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 24 hours

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

Enjoyed This
(153 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Porto Vista Hotel & Suites, San Diego (CA) over the past 15 months.
3.4 Ambiance
4.6 Location
3.3 Rooms
4.3 Quality of Service
3.9 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Great location. Friendly staff.
Joyce Dec 12, 2017 Fullerton, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Staff was excellent, responsive to our concerns, and committed to ensuring our stay was pleasant. Location is great.
Other Comments
Low water pressure in shower. Took a long time to get warm water. Food was mediocre.
Kimberly Nov 16, 2017 Elk Grove, CA, 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
Central location
Le Ann Nov 01, 2017 Blue Springs, MO, 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
Enjoyed Most
Nice rooftop areas, location.
Other Comments
They did not honor breakfast vouchers. One business card showed one set of restaurant hours and the other showed use by 1 time. After speaking with mgmt. they still could not help. They never verbalized a time to use breakfast by at check in.
BARB Oct 04, 2017 Muskego, WI, USA
Enjoyed Most
The Valet service was excellent! Jose Arrollado was absolutely awesome. So helpful and energetic. Definitely an asset to the hotel. The staff was very friendly as well.
Other Comments
Our stay started out a bit rough with a toilet that didn't work, and some "smoking" issues outside of our door, but the staff did their best to rectify each situation.
Douglas Oct 01, 2017 Gold Canyon, AZ, USA
Enjoyed Most
The managers and staff were very helpful especially Brittney she us feel special and very accommodating to our needs!
Other Comments
I wish were staying longer it was amazing and great location and was beautiful spot to enjoy downtown lifeSan Diego without the hustle and bustle of the city life
monique Sep 26, 2017 Huntington Beach, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Other Comments
very friendly staff
K J Sep 25, 2017 American Fork, UT, USA
Enjoyed Most
The people that worked there were friendly and accommodating. It was nice to have breakfast included and the view from Glass Door was beautiful. There was a nice gym that I used. Location was good.
Other Comments
It was okay but not a place I'd stay again. The rooms were dark and dingy/dreary.
Kelli Jul 19, 2017 Homewood, CA, USA

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