Porto Vista Hotel

Porto Vista Hotel

1835 Columbia Street, San Diego, CA 92101, United States
+1 619 544 0164

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About Porto Vista Hotel

  • Hotel Room
    You’ll have a private room with all the hotel’s amenities
  • Clean and Tidy
    This stay has listed several different cleanliness practices.
  • Freebies
    This stay includes Wi-Fi for free

For those traveling to San Diego’s Little Italy neighborhood, the Porto Vista Hotel offers a location right in the heart of this dynamic part of the city. Surrounded by wonderful eateries and stunning views, it places guests less than five miles from the city’s major attractions, including SeaWorld, the San Diego Zoo, and the Old Town park. Yet, it is also less than two miles from the San Diego International Airport, the California Webster School of Law, and is within minutes of the University of San Diego, too.

All of this makes the hotel a good choice for business or leisure travelers, as well as those exploring the schools and natural sites in the area. Yet, the property is also packed with premium amenities that include a rooftop pool with stunning views, a fitness center, parking (for a fee), shuttle services, terraces, concierge service, a ticket desk, 24-hour front desk service, car hire desk, and dining options.

While many visitors are eager to enjoy the culinary delights of the region, the hotel also has its own eatery, the Glass Door. With its amazing bar and open views of the city, it ensures an unforgettable dining experience. There is daily breakfast service, as well as happy hour and evening meal service in addition to craft cocktails.

The rooms range from European and Classic to Deluxe. All are furnished with free Wi-Fi, premium toiletries and linens, high end entertainment systems, a microwave and mini-fridge, coffee and tea facilities, private safe, and large bath. All of this ensures that a stay at the Porto Vista Hotel is relaxing, convenient, and memorable.

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Amenities at Porto Vista Hotel

  • Outdoor pool
  • Fitness center
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Tea/coffee maker
  • Coffee machine
  • Valet parking
  • Business center
  • Wi-Fi available in all areas

Health and safety

  • Contactless check-in/check-out
  • Physical distancing in dining areas
  • Physical distancing rules
  • Property is cleaned by professional cleaning companies
  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • Hand sanitizer in guest accommodation and key areas
  • Screens or physical barriers placed between staff and guests in appropriate areas
  • Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against coronavirus
  • 24-hour security
  • Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays
  • Guest accommodation sealed after cleaning
  • All plates, cutlery, glasses and other tableware have been sanitized
  • Guests can opt-out of accommodation cleaning
  • Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities
  • Disinfection of high-touch surfaces
  • First-aid kit
  • Safe


  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Internet
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Free toiletries
  • Smoke alarms
  • Heating
  • Air-conditioned
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Body soap
  • Towels/sheets (extra fee)
  • Trash cans
  • Conditioner

Services and conveniences

  • ATM on-site
  • Business center
  • Wake-up service
  • Concierge service
  • Currency exchange on-site
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Key access
  • Key card access
  • Express check-out
  • 24hr front desk
  • Conference rooms
  • Ticket service
  • Safety deposit box

Accessibility and suitability

  • Entire unit wheelchair accessible
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Hypoallergenic
  • No smoking
  • Non-feather pillow
  • Designated smoking area
  • Pets allowed on request. Charges may apply.
  • Roll-in shower
  • Increased accessibility
  • Elevator
  • Accessible by elevator
  • Upper floors accessible by elevator


  • Hairdryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower
  • Bathtub
  • Toilet
  • Toilet paper
  • Walk-in shower


  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Microwave
  • Tea/coffee maker
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee machine
  • Vending machine (drinks)
  • Vending machine (snacks)


  • Inner courtyard view
  • Storage available
  • Seating area
  • Sofa
  • Soundproofing
  • Telephone
  • Carpeted
  • City view

Parking and transportation

  • Parking
  • Private parking
  • EV charging station
  • Airport shuttle
  • Valet parking

Media and entertainment

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable or satellite TV
  • Radio
  • Smartphone dock
  • TV


  • Laundry facilities
  • Laundry service
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Tumble dryer


  • Computer use available
  • Fax/photocopying
  • Desk

Pool and spa

  • Outdoor pool
  • Massage


  • Terrace/Patio
  • Balcony


  • Alarm clock
  • Wardrobe or closet

Things to do

  • Golf
  • Beauty salon


  • Fitness center

Reviews of Porto Vista Hotel

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3.1 Poor
Pros:location was about it
Cons:Very dated space. Not very clean. Online pics were misleading. Very loud, lot's of partying 20-somethings and slamming doors at all hours. Much better options in the area for the price-point
7.4 Good
Pros:Restaurant had an excellent view of SD. Bar was excellent and bartender wasn’t slippin on the bottomless mimosas. Location was a good walking distance to Waterfront Park. Pool/spa was a cute size to hangout out.
Cons:Water pressure in the shower wasn’t the greatest. Sink drained very slowly.
10.0 Wonderful
Pros:The location of this hotel is amazing, just a short walk from Little Italy. The room and bathroom were a great size. It was great to have both a refrigerator and microwave in the room. The balcony was a plus! Parking was only $25 and they allowed you to keep your car there until 1pm after check out. It Was great since it gave us time to explore the neighborhood.
Cons:Our room would get a bit warm at times. I am not sure if it was due to having older AC. The hotel is small and there would be long waits for the elevator at time.
9.7 Wonderful
Pros:The hotel is within walking distance to the bay. The front desk and valet staff were very friendly and accommodating. The Glass Door restaurant had great food and the view from the outdoor seating was beautiful!
6.5 Okay
Pros:Really liked location. Near some good restaurants in Little Italy.
Cons:Pics make the hotel look a lot nicer than it is. Rooms are small, towels are like motel 6 towels but overall a good value.
7.7 Good
Pros:Manager was nice fix problems right way. I remembered my name every time
Cons:Night staff seem to be mad that we need something or acted like they did have time for u
4.5 Mediocre
Pros:The location was nice.
Cons:Its basically a converted motel, the rooms are small and the AC doesn't work. I tried multiple rooms blasting the little units at 62 degrees and it still about 80 degrees in the room late into the night. I barely slept.
8.0 Very good
Pros:Great location and price. Decent rooms with great amenities like a mini fridge and microwave. Perfect affordable place to stay with friends when hitting up Little Italy and Gaslamp.
Cons:More like a renovated motel. Beds are serviceable at best. Only valet parking. Bathroom door didn't lock. Rooms towards the street can get loud.
6.0 Okay
Pros:Nice staff, good location, and not too expensive
Cons:Small rooms and a lot of noise
8.0 Very good
Pros:Loved the location, it was close to everything.
Cons:When I checked in my credit card was overcharged. (I was aware of the fee's needing to be charged upon check in) However, the charge my card pended on was way over what was proposed.


1835 Columbia Street, San Diego, CA 92101

What's nearby

  • Maritime Museum0.5 mi
  • USS Midway Museum0.9 mi
  • Gaslamp Quarter1 mi
  • San Diego Zoo1 mi
  • Seaport Village1.1 mi
  • Botanical Building1.2 mi
  • Coronado Bridge2.7 mi
  • Old Town San Diego State Historic Park2.8 mi
  • SeaWorld San Diego4.4 mi
  • Mission Bay Park5.1 mi
  • Sunset Cliffs Natural Park5.1 mi
  • Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery5.1 mi



Check in anytime after 3:00 PM, check out anytime before 11:00 AM


Cancellation/prepayment policies vary by room type and provider.

FAQs when booking at Porto Vista Hotel

  • Porto Vista Hotel is located at 1835 Columbia Street in Little Italy, 0.9 miles from the center of San Diego. Maritime Museum is the closest landmark to Porto Vista Hotel.

  • Check-in time is 3:00 PM and check-out time is 11:00 AM at Porto Vista Hotel.

  • Yes, Porto Vista Hotel offers free Wi-Fi.

  • Porto Vista Hotel is 1.8 miles from San Diego. Porto Vista Hotel is 17 miles from Tijuana Rodriguez.

  • Yes, Porto Vista Hotel has a pool onsite.

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Distance to city center

0.9 mi

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Nearest Airport

San Diego

Distance to airport

1.8 mi