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1 room, 2 adults

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$187
  • 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 Intl. Airport (SAN) - 7 min drive
  • San Diego, CA (MYF-Montgomery Field) - 10 min drive
  • General Abelardo L. Rodriguez Intl. Airport (TIJ) - 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 - 8 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 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
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

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 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
  • Phone
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.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-out is available.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and also through room service.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

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

  • Does Porto Vista Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Porto Vista Hotel does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • Is parking offered at Porto Vista Hotel?
    Yes. Valet parking costs USD 30.00 per night. Parking spots may be limited.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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).
  • 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).

Recent reviews

Good 7.2 From 1,152 reviews

Good 6.0
Checked in and gave us the wrong room. Front desk girl was new so she didn't know what she was doing. They gave us the correct room eventually and when we went to check in the room key didn't work so lots of back and forth. Also, due to covid they arent offering their shuttle and the restaurant is closed, but the website says that both are still available. Needless to say, we were pretty disappointed. I let them know that their website did not say anything was closed or unavailable. I feel like for the multiple inconveniences that we should have been offered some type of discount or future credit, but we weren't so we won't be returning.
us3 night trip
Fair 4.0
Don’t stay here
Air conditioner was leaking, room was super small and outdated. Vending machines didn’t have water said “sold out” and took cash only. Toilet paper holder was broken. Lighting was horrible, super dark. Trash can didn’t have bags. The hotel looked like an old apartment complex. They charged us $39 dog fee and for valet parking $30.
us1 night family trip
Good 6.0
Rooms are old and musty. Wasn't really clean. Super noisy, felt like there's no door at all.
us1 night family trip
Good 6.0
Restaurant and pool were closed des
Carl, us2 night business trip
Exceptional 10.0
Best of the best
Absolutely amazing stay. I enjoyed the Balboa suite this trip. Can’t say enough great things about this hotel.
Latrisha, us1 night trip
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

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