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Portofino Hotel

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#6 of 20 Hotels in Avalon
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Fort Collins, Colorado
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Portofino Hotel was a good place to stay! We felt that the room was very small and had some issues, but were expecting some based on other reviews. The room was very dark and was hard to get natural light into it. It was right off the courtyard and there was no way to let some light in and...

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Victorville, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a nice place for the price point. My husband and I were in a Courtyard King room (#211). The room is small, but that’s common in Avalon, and what we expected. Check-in went smooth even with four separate groups showing up at the same time. If your room isn’t ready when you arrive they easily and happily store...

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Thank Cody M
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I had a great stay at this resort for our Valentine's Day get-away. Everything was very neat and clean, and the people were very friendly and helpful. The only complaint I have is that they had deactivated the bathtub due to drought conditions. I understand them doing it, but I wasn't made aware of it until we...

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EatDrinkSleepMgr, Manager at Portofino Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you, Boyd S for celebrating Valentine's Day with us! We will look for ways to better communicate the bathtub information. I'm so happy you enjoyed our friendly staff! Stacy

San Diego, California
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Always refreshing to check in and help myself to a cool glass of cucumber water. Room is usually ready. After checking into the room we usually head up to the viewing deck. Oh how lovely! We usually celebrate a birthday while there so I hang out a birthday banner and have a meal up on the deck. The hotel offers...

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EatDrinkSleepMgr, Manager at Portofino Hotel, responded to this review

Dear MaryMartha8 - Thanks for celebrating your birthday with us and taking the time write a positive review. We appreciate your patronage. Stacy

Dana Point, California
Reviewed 14 December 2016

Our family & friends stayed at the Portofino Hotel for my daughter's wedding and it was a great location. We arrived on Friday night and enjoyed the Italian Restaurant located on the premises that night. In the morning, we attended the wedding across the street at Step Beach and that afternoon we enjoyed the deck overlooking Crescent Ave. and the...

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EatDrinkSleepMgr, Manager at Portofino Hotel, responded to this review

Dear jaxgrls, Congrats on your daughter's engagement and thank you for choosing us to be a part of your special experience. You're correct, the amount of natural light and size does vary room by room. Our dedicated team would be very happy to help you choose the perfect room if you visit us again!

Quincy, Illinois
Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

We spent one night on Catalina island. It was our first trip and the Portofino was in a good location with a nice roof top deck with a great view. Even though the rooms are smaller they are very clean and quaint. The staff was very friendly.

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Dear Denise-vb-girl, Thank you for staying with us. I'm delighted to hear you enjoyed our location and sun deck while visiting beautiful Catalina Island.

Prague, Czech Republic
Reviewed 3 November 2016

We stayed at this hotel just for the weekend and don't regret it. Staff is very helpful and friendly. Rooms are clean with a comfortable bed. You have all you need for your stay. The Terrace upstairs is my favorite though. The view is really stunning and you just chilling there and enjoying the view in full harmony.

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San Juan Capistrano, California
Reviewed 2 November 2016

This was my first visit to Villa Portofino and it certainly wont be my last. Other family members have stayed there before and we all stayed there the week of Oct. 23, 2016. It was a fantastic experience from making reservations to checking out. Scott (Mgr.) couldn't have been more pleasant or professional, as were the staff. Luis and Pepe...

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Thank Earl S
Reviewed 16 October 2016

Our family visited Avalon this past week and stayed at this hotel. Staff are super friendly and rooms are very nice, clean, and up-to-date. The location is outstanding with easy walking to just about everything. Some premier rooms face the harbor, but our room faced the inner courtyard which was nice too since the courtyard is pretty as well. In...

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Santa Barbara, California
Reviewed 13 October 2016

The rooms are sparkling clean, very up to date, with comfortable. All with AC. Staff extremely accommodating and very courteous. Clientele comes first! The location is excellent for the Casino and Descanso Beach Club. The hotel is a little piece of Italy. Close to many good restaurants. When enjoying the continental breakfast, you are exposed to a busy intersection for...

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Dear StanMan5025, Thank you for choosing us during your stay on Catalina. We look forward to welcoming you again soon!

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
  • Breakfast included
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Footsteps from the water, the best of Catalina is just outside our door. Enjoy your island getaway in an ocean view suite or beautifully appointed guest room. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Portofino Hotel

Address: 111 Crescent Avenue, PO Box 127, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
Region: United States > California > Catalina Island > Avalon
Price Range: $167 - $441 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Portofino Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 34
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Also Known As:
Portofino Hotel Avalon, Catalina Island, CA
Hotel Style:
#4 Family Hotel in Avalon
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Avalon
#7 Romantic Hotel in Avalon
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  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“We heard another couple complain of noise from the upper level. Luckily our room was the top level so it wasn't an issue.”
  • Room #211. Small, but nice.
  • Room #211 view onto the sun deck.
 of 5 bubbles CodyM528, 14 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Upstairs court yard rooms are more spacious and private. Smaller rooms on ground level are good if you just need a bed and”
 of 5 bubbles marymartha8, 27 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Ask about the size of the room...they vary greatly! Check out the website: portofinohotel.net”
 of 5 bubbles jaxgrls, 13 Dec 2016 | Read review
“They have water, coffee in the rooms and also little buffet breakfast in the morning next to reception desk.”
 of 5 bubbles 875camiliaa, 2 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Rooms off the patio are very quiet. Request the rooms with a view of the harbor, if you want a great view.”
 of 5 bubbles 443earls, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
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