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Portofino Hotel

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#6 of 20 Hotels in Avalon
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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 9 June 2016

This hotel faces the bay! It's at the end of the street fronting the bay, so there is less noise and far fewer people. Our room was also very quiet. Cool to have a real key to the room, with a sliding glass door for entry. The room was clean and the beds were very comfortable. They have a sun...

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Balboa Island, California
Reviewed 8 June 2016

I've hesitated to visit Catalina expecting to be surrounded by too much drinking, too many sunburns and too many people. I also expected to be overcharged for the favor of visiting and to encounter shopkeepers and hotel staff weary from the constant barrage of tourists. Instead I found a sweet little hotel with very friendly staff in the ideal location...

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Mesa, Arizona
Reviewed 7 June 2016

It's been years since our last stay here, and we are certainly glad we returned! Every part of our stay was comfortable, pleasant, enjoyable and relaxing. The courtyard and sundeck are incredibly inviting, and beautiful, with gorgeous flowers, plants, an abundance of seating, water features and fun, simple decor. The view from the sun deck is phenomenal, and provides a...

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Ventura, California
Reviewed 1 June 2016 via mobile

We have stayed here many times over the past few years. We have watched it change and grow. It's beautiful Italian charm makes this Catalina hotel perfect. The sundeck overlooks the casino and the harbor. They have plenty of tables, chairs and loungers. You are steps from the beach. The hotel also provides nice beach chairs. We highly recommend this...

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Reviewed 23 May 2016

Friendly, helpful staff; great location; restaurant on site; breakfast included. Enjoyed sitting on the sun deck overlooking Avalon's main street with harbor views. Breakfast included fresh fruit, muffins, scones, croissants, juice, etc. We've stayed here two years in a row and will definitely return.

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New Melle, Missouri
Reviewed 23 May 2016

The vibe of this hotel is one of comfort and relaxation. The rooms are a bit small, in a very European way, but that adds to the charm. Beds were very comfortable and the villa (room) was very clean and well-appointed. Front desk staff was helpful, and the complimentary morning breakfast was above-average. The views are amazing (see photo) since...

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Reviewed 19 May 2016 via mobile

I spent the weekend at this hotel. My bf and I were very disappointed . The room was dirty and the bathroom was not very functional . The light shined in our room because the window treatment was old and tethered. The worst part of our stay was the unfriendly staff and a maid walked in on us with zero...

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HotelVillaPortofino, General Manager at Portofino Hotel, responded to this review

We wish to thank you for your comments. All comments are very important to us, whether they be positive or in your case negative, as these are the ways in which we can improve. This comment has been communicated with our housekeeping, front desk and maintenance staff to help insure nothing like this will happen to another guest. I assure...

Marina Del Rey, CA
Reviewed 18 May 2016

Just feet from the beach, the hotel is cost efficient. The room was small but clean and the air conditioner blew cold. Since the island is under level 2 drought warnings, don't expect soaking tubs or long hot showers with lots of water pressure, but it is a small island that doesnt get lots of rain. The hotel is about...

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Torrance, California
Reviewed 14 May 2016

This is our 9th year and we will not book at any other hotel. The rooms are clean. The staff is excellent. The service is excellent. The sundeck has a spectacular view. Every year we return there is a gift left in our room. One year it was a deck of cards with facts about Catalina. Really fun to read.

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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 6 May 2016 via mobile

The hotel was beautiful and the views were incredible. Even the staff was amazing and so helpful, offering great advice on activities and things to do. Waking up to the view in the morning was incredible. They even offer a complimentary continental breakfast which was really nice since you don't see much of that these days.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
  • Breakfast included
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Breakfast included
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: $156 - $407 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Portofino Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 34
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Also Known As:
Portofino Hotel Avalon
Portofino Hotel Catalina Island, CA - Avalon
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#4 Family Hotel in Avalon
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Avalon
#7 Romantic Hotel in Avalon
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“We heard another couple complain of noise from the upper level. Luckily our room was the top level so it wasn't an issue.”
  • Room #211. Small, but nice.
  • Room #211 view onto the sun deck.
 of 5 bubbles CodyM528, 14 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Upstairs court yard rooms are more spacious and private. Smaller rooms on ground level are good if you just need a bed and”
 of 5 bubbles marymartha8, 27 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Ask about the size of the room...they vary greatly! Check out the website: portofinohotel.net”
 of 5 bubbles jaxgrls, 13 Dec 2016 | Read review
“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
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