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Porto Vista Hotel

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

3.5-star hotel with outdoor pool, near Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego
  • Free WiFi
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Bar is awesome
Fantastic service
Could use a good cleaning
More comfort would be nice

Porto Vista Hotel

from A$176
  • Room, 1 Queen Bed
  • Classic Room, 2 Queen Beds
  • Deluxe Double Room, 2 Queen Beds
  • Classic Room, 1 King Bed
  • Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed, Balcony, City View
  • Studio Suite, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed, City View
  • Suite, 1 Queen Bed with Sofa bed, Balcony, City View
  • Studio Suite, 2 Queen Beds, City View
  • Suite, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed, City View
  • Suite, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed, Bay View

What’s around Porto Vista Hotel


  • In Little Italy
  • Balboa Park - 14 min walk
  • Port of San Diego - 16 min walk
  • USS Midway Museum - 20 min walk
  • San Diego Convention Center - 26 min walk
  • Petco Park - 31 min walk
  • San Diego Zoo - 37 min walk
  • Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego - 13 min walk

Getting around

  • San Diego, CA (SAN-San Diego Intl.) - 8 min drive
  • San Diego, CA (MYF-Montgomery Field) - 15 min drive
  • Tijuana, Baja California Norte (TIJ-General Abelardo L. Rodriguez Intl.) - 34 min drive
  • San Diego, CA (SEE-Gillespie Field) - 21 min drive
  • Carlsbad, CA (CLD-McClellan-Palomar) - 36 min drive
  • San Diego Santa Fe Depot - 12 min walk
  • San Diego-Old Town Transit Center - 9 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
  • 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
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 required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 21

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets allowed (dogs only) *

  • Specific rooms only, restrictions apply *

  • 2 per room (up to 40 lbs)


  • 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) *

Payment types at the property

Other information

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

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Local cuisine breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
Things to do
  • Outdoor pool
  • 24-hour fitness facilities
Working away
  • 24-hour business centre
  • Number of meeting rooms - 2
  • Conference space
  • Conference space size (feet) - 7700
  • Computer station
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Lift
  • ATM/banking
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Braille or raised signage
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible public bathroom
  • Valet for wheelchair-equipped vehicle
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible meeting spaces/business centre
  • Wheelchair-accessible on-site restaurant
  • Grab bar - near toilet
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 42-inch flat-screen TV
  • Cable TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
Food and drink
  • Fridge
  • 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’s small print

Also known as

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


For details on pet restrictions and to request pet-friendly rooms, contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation.

Parking height restrictions apply.

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

Mandatory fees

Deposit: USD 50.00 per stay

Optional extras

Valet parking costs USD 30.00 per night with in/out privileges

Breakfast costs between USD 12 and USD 12 per person (approximately)

Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 39 per pet, per day

Service animals exempt from fees

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.

FAQs for Porto Vista Hotel

  • Is there a pool at Porto Vista Hotel?
    Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
  • Are pets allowed at Porto Vista Hotel?
    Yes, dogs are welcome, with a limit of 2 per room and maximum weight of 40 lbs per pet. There's a charge of USD 39 per pet, per day. Service animals are exempt from fees.
  • Is parking offered at Porto Vista Hotel?
    Yes. Valet parking costs USD 30.00 per night. Parking spots may be limited.
  • Is airport shuttle service offered by Porto Vista Hotel?
    Yes, a free airport shuttle is available from 7 AM to 7 PM on request.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Porto Vista Hotel?
    You can check in from 3 PM to 3 AM. Check-out time is 11 AM.
  • What is there to do near Porto Vista Hotel?
    Recommended spots to visit include Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (13-min walk) and Balboa Park (14-min walk), along with Port of San Diego (0.8 mi) and USS Midway Museum (1.1 mi).
  • Are there restaurants at or near Porto Vista Hotel?
    Yes, there's an onsite restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Landini's Pizza (1-min walk), Influx (2-min walk), and Civico 1845 (2-min walk).

Recent reviews

Good 7.2 From 1,141 reviews

Fair 4.0
Dirty don’t waste you money
Do not stay at this hotel it’s filthy! The bed are hard the bathtub was dirty and thee were spider webs on the balcony that looked like they had not been cleaned for months. I had to ask room service to come and clean the bathtub as soon as I got there and even after they “cleaned it” there was still old hair and dirt in the bathtub . The walls are paper thin and the couple having sex next tj my room was extremely loud! On top of that the balconies connect so you can literally step over a 3 ft rail that connects them and go into the other persons room! Terrible! That’s not including I asked for my trash to be taken out no one ever came or brought more coffee for my next day so I had to take the trash out myself. Not what I expect when I go to a hotel will never stay here again!
Shaka, us2 night trip
Poor 2.0
Go elsewhere!
Stay some place else! To start my stay, I waited over an hour for their shuttle, called them 4 times, they lied to me about the shuttle being on the way. Finally, they admitted the shuttle driver had gone home. They recommended I take a taxi at my own expense. After much back and forth, the next morning, they finally refunded the cost of the taxi ride. There were many other problems. E.g., the TV was all unplugged and could not be turned on. They eventually sent a guy to put it back together and show me how to work the 2 complicated remotes - 1 for changing channels, and the other for changing volume. E.g, they give guests a coupon for a Free Drink, and in big letters, it clearly states Free Drink. But when you go to get your drink, you are told to turn the coupon over, read the fine print, and see that you pay for the 1st drink and the 2nd is free. E.g., they gave my a coupon for a free breakfast - 1 egg, 2 strips of bacon, 1 piece of white bread toast, and a small orange juice. $5 at McDonald’s will get you a better breakfast with less hassle. Go elsewhere.
James D, us1 night trip
Very good 8.0
Check in issues resoloved
I wasn't able to check in early. Which is fine and understandable. So, I waited 1.5 hours in the lobby where they could see me to let me know when my room was ready. However, my room was not ready at 3pm which is check in time. When I explained that I expected to have a room at 3pm, they supposedly then gave me a free upgraded room and a coupon for a buy one, get one drink at the restaurant on the 4th floor. It was greatly appreciated.
us1 night trip
Poor 2.0
Old. Uncomfortable. Noisy. Only restaurant was closed.
Kimberly, us1 night trip
Very good 8.0
An ok night.
Overall a very nice place with an amazing view of SD from outdoor area on the 5th floor, room was typical, no views of anything from the room, shower curtain did not do its job and had to dry run off water that went onto the bathroom floor, lighting was very dim, bed was stiff, but unit CLEAN, staff was semi knowledgeable when asked random questions, for $180 a night i was expecting a little bit more hospitality but ended up paying just for the room and nothing more
us1 night trip
Fair 4.0
Needs to be remodeled
Room was dirty. Heater super loud. Fixtures rusty. Bed was fine.
Christopher, us1 night business trip
Fair 4.0
Don’t do it
Bathroom was clogged when we got in the room. We called for maintenance and waited 30minute. Mind you we had to call twice. Not only that they charged us $150 saying we smoked in the room when we did not. Manager did not have good customer service and was rude.
us1 night trip with friends
Very good 8.0
Hotel has a great setup with beautiful views out to the San Diego Bay. But...... there was an odor of sewer. Not sure if it was backing up through the pipes. Wasn’t overpowering but it was there. Other than the odor, which may be gone by now, the hotel was great.
Chris, us1 night trip
Poor 2.0
Disappointing and Loud
Save your time and money, or be prepared to be awaken before 8 am by overly loud men with walkie talkies clunking around “remodeling” the place, they were even playing music out loud! Writing this as I’m still here in my room. The room itself was alright, it smelled clean as we opened the door at first which was nice, but once we walked in, the room was something like “used to be a motel, but we kind of cleaned it up and now we call it a Hotel” kind of vibe. Still feels very much like a motel, and had random stains on the tub/counter. I don’t usually feel the need to write reviews, but I am quite disappointed with this stay.
Jennie, us1 night trip with friends
Poor 2.0
I was moved twice in one evening. When I arrived there was only one girl working reception. There was a problem with reservation with the couple in front of me so a line formed behind me. She had to be on a phone with her manager on and off to solve the problem. When I finally got my room key upon entry room 234’s bathroom was flooded (I have video). I went to the front desk and the moved me to room 134. I unpacked and went to use the bathroom. The toilet wouldn’t flush. I went to the front desk and told now a fellow who was working there. He called maintenance and told me it would be fine. So I told him I’d go to the hotel restaurant. Upon my return after eating maintenance was just showing up. I went in with him, however now the bathroom ceiling was dripping from the flood upstairs. He told me I’d have to move again. Went to reception and they seemly annoyed to see me, they ask what the problem was and I explained. They called maintenance to verify. He confirmed. They now moved me to room 453. I finally went to bed. Next morning at check out I ask if I could be Compensated for all the inconvenience. The girl at the front desk told me that the manager isn’t in, and didn’t know what the problem was. I then re-explained everything that happened the night before. She took some notes, and told me her manager will call me when they come in. It’s been 36 hours no call… Nothing.
John, us1 night business trip

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