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Portofino Hotel

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Phoenix, Arizona
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 10 August 2012

Our room was the first room at the first landing. The wooden staircase went right across our door. Every person pounced up the stairs. Kids pounded down the stairs. Ran down to their rooms. Mind you the bigger rooms and deck are all at the top of the stairs and upper floors. We heard our neighbors call the people above... More 

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Seattle, Washington, United States
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3 reviews
Reviewed 3 August 2012

The last time I was in Catalina was in the early 1980s, Villa Portofino retains the earlier charm of the Island, but is close enough to the newer hot spots. Our room was very clean, the staff were friendly and helpful. We booked a "package" and that made the trip to our hotel effortless, they even included RT ferry tickets... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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9 reviews
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Reviewed 2 August 2012

My husband and I were very pleased with Hotel VP. Their location is amazing,rooms are very clean,scones were great and could go on and on. We didn't want to leave because there were so many activities and weather was perfect. Catalina Island is our "new' vacation spot and will definitely be back.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 29 July 2012 via mobile

I'm from Baltimore and have never been to Catalina until this July. I chose to stay here because of other excellent reviews on Tripadvisor. This hotel was great to stay at. Their staff was friendly and professional and delivered service with a smile. The two rooms my party and I stayed in were clean and neat. We all really enjoyed... More 

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Burlington, North Carolina
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35 reviews
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Reviewed 26 July 2012

Hotel is in a great location facing the harbor across from an uncrowned beach. Each room is unique in european style. Wonderful private roof patio. The breakfast pastries are outstanding. Staff is both helpful and friendly. A recommended place to stay on Catalina Island.

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Asheville, North Carolina
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24 reviews
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Reviewed 26 July 2012

What a terrific, little boutique hotel! Located right on the waterfront, Villa Portofino is an easy walk to all the shops, sights and restaurants of Avalon. You can even walk to the ferry dock if you pack light! Awake each morning to a continental breakfast and sip some wine in the evening on the sundeck while watching the boats in... More 

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Poway, California
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Reviewed 22 July 2012

We spent the second day of our vacation, room was not avilable the first day. What a treat we had a wonderful room with a view of the ocean. The general manager Candice is an absolute delight. The location is wonderful in the heart of everything , yet quiet, They do not have a pool but they do have a... More 

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34 reviews
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Reviewed 20 July 2012

Location was terrific. Front desk staff very friendly and helpful. Thoroughly enjoyed our two nights at Hotel VP.

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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 19 July 2012

Loved the location and thee room, .Positano. It was very clean and roomy with a an area with a love seat and fireplace. Only complaints are that the coffee should be available earlier than 7:30 am as well as the sundeck hours should open before 10 am.

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Carlsbad, California
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Reviewed 18 July 2012

We really enjoyed our stay at Hotel VP. We took advantage of their sun deck each day (open 10a-10p), which has 8 lounge chairs, several tables/chairs with umbrellas, and two cabanas. The hotel staff were very friendly and helpful; we also noticed the same level of service at their restaurant (great food, especially compared to other restaurants on the island).... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
  • Free Breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Breakfast
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: $126 - $732 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 34
Also Known As:
Portofino Hotel Avalon
Portofino Hotel Catalina Island, CA - Avalon
Hotel Style:
#4 Family Hotel in Avalon
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Avalon
#7 Romantic Hotel in Avalon
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“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
“Only a few rooms have 2 queen beds, so reserve well in advance if that's what you need.”
 of 5 bubbles robinrZ8331JH, 15 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Many of the rooms do required climbing a few stairs as does the beautiful balcony.”
 of 5 bubbles Stanman5025, 13 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Discount with AAA members. Great deal!”
 of 5 bubbles 141cathya, 3 Oct 2016 | Read review
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