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“Awesome room and rooftop deck view”
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Portofino Hotel
Ranked #5 of 20 Hotels in Avalon
Certificate of Excellence
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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72 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Awesome room and rooftop deck view”
Reviewed 5 March 2012

Great location, service, newly remodeled rooms and awesome roof top deck with view of harbor... Everything is close to everything in Avalon

  • Stayed March 2012
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North Hills Ca
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Reviewed 7 February 2012

We have a time share, but chose not to ues it. This was a very important day.
The hotel was in short "SIMPLY THE BEST." The island is a bit tricky, the room was beautiful.
Im a contractor and my standards are sky high. The marble walls in bathroom, to the fancy beding, working fireplace, super clean, and highly kept room, stand alone!
Its impossible to find a more complete, clean, and high end hotel.... We did have the primier suite "Capri" OCEAN VIEW! We travel often,and only stay in the high end hotels, this one for the Island, was at the very top. The hotel staff , thanks Wendy. Were ready to help with everything. When on the island dont mis Michelle at the Sea Spa... His and her massages..
were at the top of our list.. Our stay was great.

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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Southern California
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 31 January 2012

Picked up a great winter special and was pleasantly surprised at what a nice place this is. The website doesn't due it justice. They have clean rooms and fresh linens. The staff is very nice and helpful.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with family
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O'Fallon, Illinois
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2 reviews
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Reviewed 29 January 2012

This was our first time visiting Catalina Island, and we're so glad we chose Hotel Villa Portofino! Its cozy feel, great views, and great customer service made it the perfect place to stay. The location was perfect ... right on the harbor, and shopping was within walking distance. The sundeck was very inviting and had a great view of the harbor. We will stay here again on our next trip.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Valley Center, California
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Reviewed 20 January 2012

Hotel Villa Portofino was a great choice for a short off season visit to the island. Everything was super clean, the patios (nice little venues on all the floors, and a delightful sun deck) thorougly enjoyable, and the location perfect. We had discounted rooms, and although very small, all we needed since the whole idea of island living is being & enjoying the out of doors.. We would stay again in a heartbear.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with family
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Phoenix, Arizona
2 reviews
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Reviewed 8 January 2012

My boyfriend and I visited Catalina for the first time and had a wonderful time. Mainly because the Hotel Villa Portofina, was so great. From check in to check out they provided excellent customer service and made us feel special. We stayed in the King Deluxe room and had plenty of room. We enjoyed the fireplace and large "spa like" bathtub. We would recommend this hotel to any one of our friends and we would stay here again.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Evanston, IL
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2012

This was our first trip to Avalon and Catalina. Having eyeballed the competition, I am sure I will stay at Villa Portofino when I return.

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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Portofino Hotel

Property: Portofino Hotel
Address: 111 Crescent Avenue, PO Box 127, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
Region: United States > California > Catalina Island > Avalon
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
#4 Family Hotel in Avalon
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Avalon
#7 Romantic Hotel in Avalon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Portofino Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 34
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 
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Portofino Hotel Avalon
Portofino Hotel Catalina Island, CA - Avalon

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