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Portofino Hotel

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Certificate of Excellence
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.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
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Non-Smoking Rooms
Air Conditioning
Refrigerator in room
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Bay View
Full view
96Great for walkers
Grade: 96 out of 100
51Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
20Attractionswithin 0.5 km
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This hotel had the most friendly staff and comfortable beds! I even asked about the beds while there. It's located right on the touristy boardwalk and had a good little breakfast in the AM. Its was very quiet, wifi provided, and little sitting areas outside...More

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank aliciab103
Response from zharring, Manager at Portofino HotelResponded 1 week ago

Dear Aliciab103, Thank you for your review! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay & are looking forward to welcoming you back to Portofino.

Reviewed 1 week ago

The rooms online when booking are not the same as the ones at the hotel. I had to go the front desk and let them know that the pictures online don't match the room they gave us. They offered an upgrade but I had to...More

Date of stay: December 2018
1  Thank Minerva S
Response from zharring, Manager at Portofino HotelResponded 1 week ago

Dear Minerva, Thank you so much for visiting and taking the time to review your stay. We try hard to accommodate all of our guest requests and I'm so sorry that we couldn't accommodate yours. As a boutique hotel, we do have some slight variations...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I really enjoyed exploring the island, but the room was not what we expected. The room & bathroom were very small and it had a very strong, strange odor. Our clothes smelled terrible from being in the room. The outdoor balcony was...More

Date of stay: November 2018
2  Thank Carla M
Response from zharring, Manager at Portofino HotelResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Carla, I am sorry to hear you did not enjoy your stay. We strive for all our guests to have a great time & apologies we could not accommodate you. At the time of check-in we only had a couple of suites left as...More

Reviewed 6 November 2018

We only stayed for a night, but it was exactly what we needed. The staff was great, the room was nice, and the location was right where we wanted to be, next to everything. We will be staying here again when we visit again.

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank Brent P
Response from zharring, Manager at Portofino HotelResponded 7 November 2018

Dear Brent, We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay! And thank you for letting us know, too.

Reviewed 3 November 2018 via mobile

Have stayed many times at Avalon so we know what other hotels are like. We go on the off season and midweek for best price and no crowds. They have new owners so not sure what that will mean. Have been here last year. Staff...More

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank jerryjfm
Response from zharring, Manager at Portofino HotelResponded 5 November 2018

Dear jerryjfm, Thank you for staying with us & taking the time to give us a great review! We love our return guests & hope to welcome you back again & again.

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27 June 2017|
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Response from CaptainJack1328 | Reviewed this property |
My wife and I stayed on their ground floor. So stairs weren't a concern. You need to contact the Portofino Hotel and ask for a room that will accommodate limited mobility. They are a very nice group. You won't be... More
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10 March 2017|
Response from zharring | Property representative |
Miramare is a partial ocean view with a queen size bed & Sorrento has no view but a king size bed. Both beautiful suites.
4 March 2017|
Response from Earl S | Reviewed this property |
Hi Dawnette, My family and I have stayed there many times, and yes, they have rooms with 2 rooms. Not sure how many rooms but this time of year, it shouldn't be a problem. Scott, the manager, is very gracious, as is the... More
Room Tips
"Ocean view rooms are good;it is a historical hotel that is family friendly with city&ocean views; spa..."
7 Sep 2018
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"We made reservations 8 months in advance to ensure an optimal room."
21 Aug 2018
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"If you want a view, pick the suites on the spa side of the hotel. The courtyard rooms are nice with that..."
16 Aug 2018
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"The rooms I peeked into while the maid service was cleaning, there are not good rooms."
3 Aug 2018
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US$121 - US$337 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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United StatesCaliforniaCatalina IslandAvalon
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