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Porto Vista Hotel
Porto Vista Hotel
Porto Vista Hotel
Porto Vista Hotel
Porto Vista Hotel
Porto Vista Hotel
Porto Vista Hotel

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7.1

Very good

291 reviews

291 reviews

Housekeeping9
View3
Food & Dining2
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8.8

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location - Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
Exceptional for walking
Parking
Available
Walkable places
Little Italy

110 m

Piazza Basilone

120 m

Little Italy Mercato

200 m

Amici Park

210 m

Little Brazil Market

220 m

Popular landmarks
USS Midway Museum

1.4 km

Seaport Village

1.8 km

San Diego Zoo

2.1 km

Petco Park

2.2 km

Balboa Park

2.3 km

Closest landmarks
Assenti's Pasta

260 m

First Avenue Family Planning Michelle Wagner Center

410 m

Ballast Point Tasting Room & Kitchen Restaurant

420 m

Waterfront Park

530 m

Best Western Plus Bayside Inn Parking

550 m

Porto Vista Hotel

1835 Columbia Street, San Diego City Center, San Diego (CA), United States, 92101 - See map

Get your trip off to a great start with a stay at this property, which offers free Wi-Fi in all rooms. Strategically situated in San Diego City Center, allowing you access and proximity to local attractions and sights. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous San Diego Zoo. This 3-star property is packed with in-house facilities to improve the quality and joy of your stay.

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Highlights

Located in heart of San Diego (CA)

Check-in [24-hour]

Free airport transfer

Inside city center

740 meters to Maritime Museum of San Diego

Hygiene Plus

This property has self-selected and self-certified the following hygiene measures.Learn more
Safety Features
Staff trained in safety protocol
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Preventative Equipment
Hand sanitizer
Sterilizing equipment
Health and Medical
First aid kit
Doctor/nurse on call

Facilities

Valet parking

Pets allowed

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Front desk [24-hour]

Fitness center

Check-in/out [express]

Luggage storage

Cash withdrawal

This property is in high demand!

18 travelers have booked today.

Value for money6.5
Distance to city center1 km
Location rating8.8
Nearest airportSan Diego International Airport (SAN)
Distance to airport2.6 km

Rooms available at Porto Vista Hotel

Deluxe King Room with Balcony
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  • Room size: 35 m²/377 ft²
  • Outdoor view
  • 1 king bed
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Queen Room with Two Queen Beds - Non-Smoking
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  • Room size: 26 m²/280 ft²
  • Courtyard view
  • 2 queen beds
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Queen Suite
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  • Room size: 46 m²/495 ft²
  • Outdoor view
  • 1 sofa bed & 1 queen bed
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King Studio with Sofa Bed
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  • Room size: 43 m²/463 ft²
  • Shower and bathtub
  • 1 king bed and 1 sofa bed
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1 Queen Bed Non-Smoking
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • Courtyard view
  • 1 queen bed
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Business King Room
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  • Room size: 28 m²/301 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 king bed
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Superior Queen Room with Two Queen Beds
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  • Room size: 31 m²/334 ft²
  • Outdoor view
  • 2 queen beds
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1 King Bed - Non-Smoking
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  • Room size: 28 m²/301 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 king bed
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King Bed with Balcony
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  • Room size: 34 m²/366 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 king bed
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Deluxe - 2 Queen Beds
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  • Room size: 31 m²/334 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 2 queen beds
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Porto Vista Hotel?

Check-in is from 03:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hotel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

How do I get to Porto Vista Hotel?

For those who wish to drive their own cars, Porto Vista Hotel has a car park on site, as well as additional parking nearby if the first car park is full. Parking is available for a fee of 35 USD per day. Parking options include a full-service valet for total ease. If you're looking for an easy way to get around San Diego (CA) with private transportation, the hotel can arrange taxi service.

Is breakfast offered at Porto Vista Hotel?

Children can enjoy breakfast offered with an additional charge of 12 USD if not included in the room rate. You may save on breakfast costs with Agoda by booking a room with breakfast, which is often included for less than buying it at the hotel.

What are my dining options at Porto Vista Hotel?

Porto Vista Hotel features an on-site restaurant for your dining convenience. Light meal like coffee or tea is served using only quality ingredients.

Can special events be hosted at Porto Vista Hotel?

Both indoor and outdoor venues are available to choose for your special gathering. Large events and gatherings such as weddings, private events and engagements can be hosted at Porto Vista Hotel. Small or intimate events like birthday parties can also be accomodated.

Can business events be hosted at Porto Vista Hotel?

On-site venues and convenient event services make Porto Vista Hotel an ideal choice for hosting events such as corporate events and meetings. The 4 venues can accommodate up to 300 people. An extensive range of facilities and services including free Wi-Fi, meeting stationery and audio-visual equipment is available to help your business meeting or event a successful one.

What is the smoking policy at Porto Vista Hotel?

Porto Vista Hotel does not permit smoking in any of its rooms or indoor areas.

What restaurants are nearby Porto Vista Hotel?

Restaurants including Prepkitchen Little Italy, Las Cuatro Milpas and Mona Lisa are popular in Porto Vista Hotel’s neighborhood which is known as San Diego City Center.

What popular shopping places are close to Porto Vista Hotel?

Shopping options in Porto Vista Hotel’s San Diego City Center neighborhood include Westfield Horton Plaza, Little Italy Mercato and Luminous Views Gallery.

What are popular attractions near Porto Vista Hotel?

Porto Vista Hotel’s location in the San Diego City Center neighborhood makes it close to famous attractions including USS Midway Museum, Maritime Museum of San Diego and San Diego Bay Walk.

What popular beaches are close to Porto Vista Hotel?

Porto Vista Hotel’s San Diego City Center neighborhood also includes Oceanside Beach.

What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Porto Vista Hotel?

Porto Vista Hotel’s nearby natural sights include San Diego's 59 Mile Scenic Drive located in the same San Diego City Center area.

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What people love about Porto Vista Hotel

  • 7.6

    Very good
    Staff 

    "location and staff are fantastic."

    patrick

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    November 14, 2022

  • 8.4

    Excellent
    Location

    "The perfect spot for getting around by walking."

    Scott

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    June 15, 2022

  • 9.6

    Exceptional
    Location

    "Great location, good space, it's nice to have the mini kitchen and staff was very friendly."

    Adriana

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    June 7, 2022

Property ranking|Compared to 431 San Diego (CA) properties
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Cheapest price score
Location score
8.8/10
Service score
7.6/10
Cleanliness score
6.8/10
Better than
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92
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Overall rating:

7.1

Very good
291 reviews
Cleanliness
6.8
Facilities
6.2
Location
8.8
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What travelers say they love:
Well located to Little Italy and weekend markets.
Graham from Australia
Couple
More about Porto Vista Hotel

More about Porto Vista Hotel

Porto Vista Hotel

See the best of San Diego (CA) with a stay at Porto Vista Hotel, which puts you right in the city center amidst the many sights and landmarks. With its convenient location, you can easily access to the city's must-see destinations. Porto Vista Hotel puts numerous activities at your fingertips, with its convenient location just 2.0 km from the San Diego Zoo.
The range of services provided by Porto Vista Hotel ensures all travelers get the most out of their stay. Post your pictures and answer your emails whenever you want, with the hotel's free Wi-Fi internet access. The hotel provides taxi services to help you find what you want in San Diego (CA). Parking is always available, provided by the hotel for their driving guests.
While lodging at this wonderful hotel, the helpful staff at the front desk can assist you with multiple services that include concierge service, express check-in or check-out and luggage storage. If you want seats to city's best entertainment, you can get help through the hotel's tours. The hotel's on-site laundromat helps you keep your favorite travel outfits clean so you can pack less. The hotel is entirely non-smoking, ensuring a clean air environment.
Guestrooms at Porto Vista Hotel are fitted with all the amenities travelers need. The hotel provides linen service and air conditioning in some rooms for the benefit of guests. Some selected rooms at Porto Vista Hotel include a balcony or terrace, as part of the room design. Some selected rooms have television and cable TV to keep guests entertained.
The hotel also provides guests with a refrigerator, a coffee or tea maker, instant coffee and instant tea in some rooms. Porto Vista Hotel also provides a hair dryer, toiletries and towels in bathrooms for select rooms.


Dining and things to do

Have fun at night with your travel companions right at the hotel's bar. Porto Vista Hotel has vending machines that provide round-the-clock refreshment, at low cost.


Around the property

Visit the sights and local attractions of San Diego (CA) during your stay at the hotel. Learn about the city's art history with a day at USS Midway Museum located 1.3 km away, where you can see collections by famous artists. Sit on the sand or sip a drink in leisure at La Jolla Cove located 17.1 km away.


Around the property

Visit the sights and local attractions of San Diego (CA) during your stay at the hotel. Learn about the city's art history with a day at USS Midway Museum located 1.3 km away, where you can see collections by famous artists. Sit on the sand or sip a drink in leisure at La Jolla Cove located 17.1 km away.


Reasons to stay here

Rooms here are cheaper than 98% of accommodations in the city.
This hotel's food and dining score higher than 96% of accommodations in the city.
Room comfort is said to be outstanding here, scoring higher than 96% of accommodations in the city.


Reasons to stay here

Rooms here are cheaper than 98% of accommodations in the city.
This hotel's food and dining score higher than 96% of accommodations in the city.
Room comfort is said to be outstanding here, scoring higher than 96% of accommodations in the city.

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Amenities and facilities

Good
Facilities

6.2

Most talked about facilities

Car Park

5 mentions

Housekeeping

5 mentions

Breakfast

1 mention

Internet

1 mention

Languages spoken
  • English
  • Filipino
  • French
  • Spanish
Accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible
Internet access
  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi in public areas
Things to do, ways to relax
  • Fitness center
  • Massage
  • Tours
Cleanliness and safety
  • Anti-viral cleaning products
  • Cashless payment service
  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • Doctor/nurse on call
  • Face coverings on staff
  • First aid kit
  • Guest rooms seal after sanitization
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • Individually-wrapped food options
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Professional-grade sanitizing services
  • Protective screens in common areas
  • Room sanitization opt-out available
  • Rooms sanitized between stays
  • Safe dining setup
  • Sanitized kitchen and tableware items
  • Shared stationery removed
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
  • Sterilizing equipment
Dining, drinking, and snacking
  • Bar
  • Happy hour
  • Kitchen
  • Restaurants
  • Vending machine
Services and conveniences
  • Air conditioning in public area
  • Cash withdrawal
  • Concierge
  • Contactless check-in/out
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Heating in public area
  • Laundromat
  • Luggage storage
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Salon
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area
  • Terrace
For the kids
  • Family room
Land sports
  • Golf course (within 3 km)
Access
  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • Check-in/out [express]
  • Check-in [24-hour]
  • Dog-friendly
  • Exterior corridor
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Front desk [24-hour]
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Safety/security feature
  • Security [24-hour]
  • Smoke alarms
Getting around
  • Car park [charges apply]
  • Car park [nearby]
  • Car park [on-site]
  • Taxi service
  • Valet parking
Available in all rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • Balcony/terrace
  • Blackout curtains
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Desk
  • Free bottled water
  • Hair dryer
  • Individual air conditioning
  • In-room safe box
  • Ironing facilities
  • Linens
  • Microwave
  • Mirror
  • Non-smoking
  • Private bathroom
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite/cable channels
  • Shower
  • Telephone
  • Toiletries
  • Towels
  • Wi-Fi [free]

Food and dining

Breakfast options
  • American
  • Continental
  • Vegetarian
  • Buffet
Restaurants on site
The Glass Door
  • Cuisine: Mexican
  • Menu: A-la-carte

Location

1835 Columbia Street, San Diego City Center, San Diego (CA), United States, 92101
Excellent
Location

8.8

Airports
  • San Diego International Airport (SAN)
    2.6 km
  • Brown Field Municipal Airport (SDM)
    24.2 km
Public transportation
  • Clairemont
    8.2 km
  • Balboa
    10.1 km
Hospital or clinic
  • First Avenue Family Planning Michelle Wagner Center
    410 m
Shopping
  • Fashion Valley
    4.8 km
Convenience store
  • 7 Eleven
    2.5 km
Cash withdrawal
  • ATM on-site

What's nearby

Popular landmarks
  • USS Midway Museum
    1.4 km
  • Seaport Village
    1.8 km
  • San Diego Zoo
    2.1 km
  • Petco Park
    2.2 km
  • Balboa Park
    2.3 km
  • Old Town San Diego State Historic Park
    4.4 km
  • SeaWorld
    7.1 km
  • Coronado Bridge
    17.0 km
  • Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve
    24.9 km
Nearby landmarks
  • Little Italy
    110 m
  • Piazza Basilone
    120 m
  • Little Italy Mercato
    200 m
  • Amici Park
    210 m
  • Little Brazil Market
    220 m
  • Our Lady of the Rosary Church
    230 m
  • Assenti's Pasta
    260 m
  • First Avenue Family Planning Michelle Wagner Center
    410 m
  • Ballast Point Tasting Room & Kitchen Restaurant
    420 m
  • Waterfront Park
    530 m
Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.

Property policies

Children and extra beds

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

Minimum age of guests is: 21 year(s).

Others
  • Parking is available at an additional charge. The parking fee is USD 35 for Standard Vehicles per night with in/out privileges per night and USD 45 for Large Vehicles (15′-18′ average size trucks & vans) per night with in/out privileges.
  • There is a refundable security deposit of USD 250 by credit card only upon arrival.
  • Pets are allowed for an additional charge of USD 39 per night per pet.
  • Parking is included from the time of check-in to check-out, additional fees will apply for parking before or after. Kindly contact the property for more information.
  • Parking fees are USD 45 for standard vehicles and motorcycles, USD 55 for large Vehicles (15' – 18' in length), and USD 100 for extended-size vehicles (over 18’ in length). Kindly contact the property for more information.
  • Parking in and out privileges are from 6 AM to 2:30 AM. Kindly contact the property for more information.
  • The pet fee is USD 60 per pet per day for dogs only and for designated rooms.USD 250 will be for a non-designated room. Kindly contact the property for more information.
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out
  • Check-in from15:00
  • Check-out until11:00
Getting around
  • Airport transfer fee0 USD
  • Distance from city center1 km
  • Travel time to airport (minutes)10
Extras
  • Daily Internet/Wi-Fi fee0 USD
The property
  • Non-smoking rooms/floorsno
  • Number of bars/lounges1
  • Number of floors5
  • Number of restaurants1
  • Number of rooms 191
  • Year property opened2008
  • Most recent renovation2016
Parking
  • Daily parking fee35 USD

Property announcements

Breakfast is available at an additional charge per person. Rates and times may vary depending on the day or type of breakfast. Please contact the property for more information.

Reviews of Porto Vista Hotel from real guests

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7.1
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10
Cleanliness6.8
Facilities6.2
Location8.8
Service7.6
Value for money6.5
High score for San Diego (CA)
Rating
9+ Exceptional (27)
8-9 Excellent (12)
7-8 Very Good (17)
6-7 Good (16)
<6 Below Expectation (55)
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Mar - May (29)
Jun - Aug (50)
Sep - Nov (22)
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10.0
Exceptional
vanessa from United States
Couple
King Bed with Balcony
Stayed 2 nights in October 2019

Romantic getaway success!!”

You cannot beat the location of this hotel! We never had to use our vehicle as we were walking distance from everything. Little Italy is a few minutes away walking as is the water! Very clean and comfortable beds, nice staff and the bar on the 4th floor is awesome!

Reviewed October 08, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Sorrel from United States
Solo traveler
1 Queen Bed Non-Smoking
Stayed 1 night in November 2019

Love it here!”

This is where I stay whenever I go to San Diego, it’s the best location & it’s very clean, modern & comfortable. The restaurant has great food & drinks too.

Reviewed November 30, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Shon from United States
Couple
King Bed with Balcony
Stayed 1 night in February 2019

Exceptional”

Located in the heart of Little Italy. Clean place. Staff was nice. Only valet parking available. the Balcony rooms have a partial bay view. Will stay again.

Reviewed February 16, 2019

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9.2
Exceptional
Guadalupe from United States
Solo traveler
1 Queen Bed Non-Smoking
Stayed 3 nights in March 2019

Beautiful rRoom in the Heart of Downtown San Diego.”

Valet parking and great location to see all of downtown San Diego. Access to the I-5 allows you to travel up and down the coast and see more sites. There isn't a full size pool but they have a spa pool which I was unaware of until the day before I left. The doors to the rooms open up into an inner courtyard. I was expecting a Marriott or Hilton type hotel with hallways and doors on either side. There are various meeting places and an on-site restaurant. They also have plenty of events listed for you to attend. Overall a very trendy nice hotel with comfortable rooms and a great location.

Reviewed April 18, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Albertus from Netherlands
Couple
1 Queen Bed Non-Smoking
Stayed 1 night in December 2019

best service,free shuttle to/from airport or cruise port”

Valke doe tour money, exellent service

Reviewed December 11, 2019

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9.6
Exceptional
chad from United States
Solo traveler
King Bed with Balcony
Stayed 1 night in December 2020

Decently Comfortable Luxury”

Porto Vista pulled it off with this king room. The shower's water pressure was great, the room itself was a top notch upgrade from the standard sized rooms. FInally, the service that the staff provides is like no other and I have every intention to visit the deluxe rooms again.

Reviewed December 17, 2020

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10.0
Exceptional
Gabriel from United States
Family with teens
Queen Room with Two Queen Beds - Non-Smoking
Stayed 2 nights in August 2020

Staff very friendly and great location ”

Staff very friendly and great location

Reviewed August 16, 2020

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9.6
Exceptional
Adriana from Mexico
Couple
1 Queen Bed Non-Smoking
Stayed 5 nights in June 2022

Great location”

Great location, good space, it's nice to have the mini kitchen and staff was very friendly. Overall it was clean

Reviewed June 07, 2022

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9.6
Exceptional
Orlando from United States
Family with young children
Queen Room with Two Queen Beds - Non-Smoking
Stayed 2 nights in June 2019

Great place. Close to a lot. Great staff. ”

Rooms were better than decent. Great for the price. Very helpful and accommodating staff. Close to a lot in the area and close to freeway for farther excursions.

Reviewed June 26, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Amelia from United States
Business traveler
King Bed with Balcony
Stayed 4 nights in October 2019

Exceptional”

Lovely staff and fantastic location. They offer a free airport shuttle as well.

Reviewed October 24, 2019

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8.8
Excellent
Ingeburg from United States
Couple
1 Queen Bed Non-Smoking
Stayed 1 night in January 2020

Mostly good”

Cons: tv didn’t work. Called front desk 3 times and 3 times were told that maintenance would come. Nobody ever came. Regarding the restaurant, I was sitting out by the fire while my boyfriend finished watching the football game in the bar(since our tv didn’t work) and staff came and turned off my fire without saying anything. It was really strange. It was also only 6:25pm. Pros: location was perfect for what we were looking for. Walking distance to the water, bars and restaurants and also found free street parking! The room was small but comfortable. It has outside door entrances but feels safe still because you have to enter the building first. I liked the lights in the elevator and the colorful outdoor lounge space. It’s located in little Italy but didn’t come across any places selling canollis. Found gelato sold across the street though. Would possibly stay here again.

Reviewed January 14, 2020

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10.0
Exceptional
Amber from United States
Group
Queen Room with Two Queen Beds - Non-Smoking
Stayed 1 night in July 2020

Great place to stay ”

Great place to stay.

Reviewed August 05, 2020

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10.0
Exceptional
Claude from Switzerland
Group
1 Queen Bed Non-Smoking
Stayed 2 nights in March 2020

Beautiful hotel”

Everything is so perfect. I will come back

Reviewed March 04, 2020

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10.0
Exceptional
Catherine from Canada
Couple
1 Queen Bed Non-Smoking
Stayed 1 night in October 2019

Excellent location!”

Excellent location in the heart of little Italy!

Reviewed October 29, 2019

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9.6
Exceptional
Bonnarith from United States
Couple
1 Queen Bed Non-Smoking
Stayed 1 night in January 2019

The location, cleanliness, staff and value fits my budget. All of the staff are helpful, the room i”

The staff ,price and location

Reviewed January 08, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Haritima from United States
Couple
1 King Bed - Non-Smoking
Stayed 3 nights in February 2022

Exceptional”

Great place, value for money Great staff

Reviewed February 23, 2022

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9.6
Exceptional
Gina from United States
Solo traveler
1 Queen Bed Non-Smoking
Stayed 1 night in November 2019

Home Away From Home”

I stay here all the time. Room is nice, food and view are excellent. Staff is friendly and professional.

Reviewed November 27, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Ed from United States
Solo traveler
1 Queen Bed Non-Smoking
Stayed 1 night in January 2021

Nice!!”

Beautiful rooms helpful staff

Reviewed January 27, 2021

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9.2
Exceptional
Rasool from United States
Couple
Deluxe - 2 Queen Beds
Stayed 2 nights in August 2019

Cleanliness ”

The hotel was awesome. Amazing place and location. The restaurant, service was great. However the cleanliness of the restaurant was not pleasant. Floor and counters were sticky making it unpleasant when eating.

Reviewed September 02, 2019

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9.2
Exceptional
Stephanie from United Kingdom
Business traveler
1 Queen Bed Non-Smoking
Stayed 1 night in February 2020

Convenient, well priced but noisy”

Great service, nice vibe, good location, great price. Only downside is it’s close to the interstate so lots of traffic noise.

Reviewed February 14, 2020

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