Porto Vista Hotel

1835 Columbia StreetSan Diego92101USA
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About Porto Vista Hotel

Located in downtown San Diego, Porto Vista Hotel San Diego is a three-star convention hotel with a restaurant.

The hotel features 190 smoke-free European-style guestrooms that are equipped with climate control, premium beddings and pillowtop mattresses, private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations, flat-screen TVs with premium TV channels, laptop-compatible in-room safes, and free Wi-Fi.

Porto Vista Hotel San Diego guests can work out at the fully-equipped and modern gym or relax at the scenic rooftop terrace. The hotel also features a 24-hour front desk, a free airport shuttle, a 24-hour business center, a large 10,000-square feet conference space, two meeting rooms, and a computer station. The hotel provides concierge services and valet parking.

Guests can grab a bite at Glassdoor as well as a variety of drinks at the lounge bar.

San Diego Convention Center and Balboa Park are located 2.4 km from the hotel.


1835 Columbia Street, San Diego, CA, 92101, USA
Telephone: +1(619)5440164 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Airport shuttle
  • Business centre
  • Car park
  • Concierge
  • Conference rooms
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Gym
  • Hairdresser
  • Hotel bar
  • Hotel safe
  • Hypoallergenic rooms
  • Laundry service
  • Lift
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • PC with internet
  • Pets allowed
  • Porter service
  • Restaurant
  • Terrace
  • Washing machine
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Central heating
  • Cosmetic mirror
  • Desk
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Fridge
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Microwave
  • Room safe
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

Wellness / Spa

  • Beauty salon


  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible paths / corridors
  • Wheelchair accessible

For children

  • Child / Baby cot

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 15:00
  • Check-out: 11:00

Positive Reviews

Great convention hotel.

Porto Vista San Diego is perfectly designed for holding large conventions--the large conference space, break out rooms, large lobby space, and the efficient staff make it possible to seamlessly host large crowds even in the thousands. The hotel is a popular venue for large conventions in San Diego including BlogHer and SD Comic.

Accessible/easy parking.

The hotel is easily accessible from the main highway. Additionally the hotel provides great underground parking that is easily accessible. Top tourist attractions close to the hotel include Maritime Museum of San Diego (1.3 km), USS Midway Museum (1.7 km), numerous hotels and restaurants, and a trolley stop.

Clean and spacious.

The hotel is very clean, well-maintained, and well-managed. It features large and clean rooms that are equipped with the latest amenities. The rooms offer spectacular views of the harbor area.

Negative Reviews

Steep parking rates.

Porto Vista San Diego guests have complained of the parking rates which they say are too steep, though they have equally noted that the hotel's parking rates are roughly comparable with those of the Metropolitan. Some guests have suggested parking at other locations away from the hotel could be a cheaper option.

Facility starting to show its age.

Guests who have been coming to the hotel for years have noted that the facility is slowly but surely beginning to show its age. The hotel's management though says that some major upgrades will be coming soon.

Union rip off.

Guests have reported that the so-called ''Union Help'' offers unsolicited help to guests then slaps them with hefty labor fees.

Rating Overview

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7 /10
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    8.0 /10
  • Other Sources
    6.9 /10
7 out of 10 based on 2563 reviews