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Porto Vista Hotel, San Diego

3.5-star3.5 stars
1835 Columbia St, San Diego, CA, 92101, United States of America

3.5-star hotel with restaurant, near Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego
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Great location
Fantastic service
Could use a good cleaning
More comfort would be nice
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From 1,264 reviews

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Porto Vista Hotel, San Diego

from $111
  • Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed
  • Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking
  • Business Room, 1 King Bed
  • Deluxe Room, 2 Queen Beds
  • Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed, Balcony
  • Run of House - Standard Room
  • Suite, 1 Queen Bed with Sofa bed
  • Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking
  • Room, 1 Queen Bed
  • Double Room, 2 Queen Beds
  • Deluxe Double Room, 2 Queen Beds
  • Classic Room, 1 King Bed
  • Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed

What’s around Porto Vista Hotel, San Diego

Top spots nearby

Recommended by this property

  • Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (9-minute walk)
  • Port of San Diego (9-minute walk)
  • USS Midway Museum (12-minute walk)
  • San Diego Convention Center (18-minute walk)
  • Petco Park (18-minute walk)
  • Balboa Park (20-minute walk)
  • San Diego Zoo (20-minute walk)

Getting around

  • San Diego, CA (SAN-San Diego Intl.) - 9 min drive
  • San Diego, CA (MYF-Montgomery Field) - 13 min drive
  • San Diego, CA (SEE-Gillespie Field) - 21 min drive
  • Tijuana, Baja California Norte (TIJ-General Abelardo L. Rodriguez Intl.) - 32 min drive
  • Carlsbad, CA (CLD-McClellan-Palomar) - 35 min drive
  • San Diego Santa Fe Depot - 12 min walk
  • San Diego-Old Town Transit Center - 7 min drive
  • San Diego Coaster Sorrento Valley Station - 16 min drive
  • County Center - Little Italy Station - 6 min walk
  • America Plaza Trolley Station - 11 min walk
  • Civic Center Station - 16 min walk
  • Valet parking (surcharge)
  • Limited parking
  • Free airport shuttle
  • Free train station pick-up
  • Free train station drop-off
  • Free ferry terminal shuttle
  • Free cruise terminal shuttle

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 190 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 5 floors


  • Check-in time 3 PM-3 AM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
An adult age 18 or older must assume all liability for the booking.
Airport shuttle service is available on request from 7 AM to 7 PM. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others


  • Pets allowed (dogs only) *

  • Restrictions apply *

  • 2 per room (up to 20 lb)


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free airport shuttle from 7 AM to 7 PM

  • Free train station shuttle *

  • Free cruise terminal shuttle *

  • Free ferry terminal shuttle *


  • Valet parking (limited) *

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Buffet breakfast (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
Things to do
  • 24-hour fitness facilities
Working away
  • 24-hour business center
  • Number of meeting rooms - 2
  • Conference space
  • Conference space size (feet) - 7700
  • Computer station
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Elevator/lift
  • ATM/banking
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


The Glass Door - This restaurant serves breakfast, brunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Happy hour is offered.

Porto Vista Hotel, San Diego’s small print

Also known as

  • Hotel Porto Vista
  • Porto Vista
  • Porto Vista Hotel
  • Porto Vista Hotel San Diego
  • Porto Vista San Diego
  • Vista Porto
  • Ascend Collection San Diego
  • San Diego Ascend Collection


Pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation.

For transfers, guests must contact the property on arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check in or check out:

  • A 10.5 percent city/local tax will be charged

Deposit: USD 50.00 per stay

Optional extras

Valet parking costs USD 25.00 per night with in/out privileges

Rollaway beds are available for USD 10 per night

Breakfast costs between USD 7 and USD 14 per person (approximately)

Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 25 per pet, per day

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

Recent reviews

Good 7.0 From 733 reviews

Porto Vista Hotel, San Diego
Outstanding service and location!
Such a nice little hotel with great service, Troy and Jose from valet were absolutely awesome! They took care of our car, helped us with our luggage and bikes and really made a good impression on us. I was very happy with their hospitality and friendliness. At the hotel bar/restaurant, the service, food and service was above par. Everyone at the hotel were great and we liked our comfortable room. The only criticism I can give this hotel is the noise level on the outside. They do have new double pained windows but you can hear people walking on the patio style hallway. You can also hear people above you a little bit. We will be back to this hotel for sure because the price point, service and convenient location makes this place a perfect place to stay in Little Italy.
David, us1 night romance trip
Porto Vista Hotel, San Diego
Very Good8.0
Great location, bed just ok.
Great location, good hotel. If they upgrade the beds, the place would be much more comfortable.
, us1 night romance trip
Porto Vista Hotel, San Diego
Very Good8.0
Absolutely good enough!
Easy hotel, not new not worn out just ok. Perfect location for little Italy. Would come back for right price.
, us2 night romance trip
Porto Vista Hotel, San Diego
Disappointing and pictures aren’t accurate
I’ve stayed here before and had a good experience. I was extremely disappointed this time - not sure if some rooms have been updated and others have not; but my room this time was small, dingy and very loud. The shower/tub was not clean and faucet was falling apart. Bed was uncomfortable. Room was extremely outdated. I could hear guests next to and above me making it difficult to sleep. Sad to say I would not recommend staying here unless you ask for an “updated” room.
Megan, us2 night trip
Porto Vista Hotel, San Diego
Very Good8.0
Great location in Little Italy
Overall the hotel is nice and we were happy with our stay. The common areas are great, lobby, restaurant, etc. are very nice. The rooms could use a little updating.
Brooke, us1 night romance trip

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Porto Vista Hotel, San Diego

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