Choose dates to view prices

Porto Vista Hotel

Photo gallery for Porto Vista Hotel

Rooftop pool
Rooftop pool
Hypo-allergenic bedding, in-room safe, desk, laptop workspace
Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed, Balcony, City View | Hypo-allergenic bedding, in-room safe, desk, laptop workspace
Suite, 1 Queen Bed with Sofa bed, Balcony, City View | Living room | 42-inch flat-screen TV with cable channels, TV

Overview of Porto Vista Hotel

Porto Vista Hotel

3.5 star property

Popular amenities

  • Pet-friendly
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Air conditioning
  • Outdoor space
  • Breakfast available
1835 Columbia St, San Diego, CA, 92101

Guests rated this location 9.1/10 - Wonderful

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationBalboa Park13 min walk
  • Popular LocationPort of San Diego17 min walk
  • AirportSan Diego, CA (SAN-San Diego Intl.)7 min drive
  • Popular LocationUSS Midway Museum8 min drive

Room options

About this area

San Diego

Near a metro station, Porto Vista Hotel is in Downtown San Diego, a neighborhood in San Diego with good airport proximity. Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego and San Diego Civic Theatre are cultural highlights, while Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Church is a notable landmark. Waterfront Park and Maritime Museum of San Diego are also worth visiting. Spend some time exploring the area's activities, including whale-watching.

What's nearby

  • Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Church - 2 min walk
  • Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego - 13 min walk
  • Balboa Park - 13 min walk
  • Port of San Diego - 17 min walk
  • USS Midway Museum - 8 min drive

Getting around

  • County Center - Little Italy Station - 8 min walk
  • San Diego Santa Fe Depot - 14 min walk
  • San Diego Intl. Airport (SAN) - 7 min drive


  • Mona Lisa Italian Foods - 5 min walk
  • Kettner Exchange - 5 min walk
  • Filippi's Pizza Grotto Little Italy - 3 min walk
  • Salt & Straw - 4 min walk
  • Buon Appetito - 5 min walk

About this property

Porto Vista Hotel

3.5-star San Diego aparthotel in Downtown San Diego, near Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Church
Along with a restaurant, this smoke-free aparthotel has a rooftop terrace and a 24-hour business center. WiFi in public areas is free. Additionally, valet parking, conference space, and concierge services are onsite. Each apartment provides a refrigerator and a coffee/tea maker, plus free WiFi and a flat-screen TV with cable channels. A hair dryer, a safe, and a phone are among the other amenities that guests will find. Housekeeping is available on request.
Porto Vista Hotel offers 190 air-conditioned accommodations with safes and coffee/tea makers. 42-inch flat-screen televisions come with cable channels. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers.

This San Diego aparthotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and blackout drapes/curtains. Housekeeping is offered on request and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested.


English, Filipino, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitizer provided
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Electric car charging station on site
  • Height restrictions apply for onsite parking
  • Valet parking on site (USD 45 per night; includes in/out privileges)
  • Limited onsite parking

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Refrigerator


  • Daily cooked-to-order breakfast available 7:00 AM–10:00 AM for a fee: USD 34 for adults and USD 28 for children
  • A restaurant


  • Bedsheets provided
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding


  • 1 bathroom
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower/bathtub combination
  • Towels provided


  • 42-inch flat-screen TV with cable channels

Outdoor areas

  • Rooftop terrace


  • Coin laundry nearby

Work spaces

  • 2 meeting rooms
  • 24-hour business center
  • 7,700 square feet of conference space
  • Computer station
  • Laptop workspace


  • Air conditioning


  • Pet friendly
  • Welcoming dogs only
  • 2 pets per room (up to 15 lbs)
  • Fee: USD 60 per accommodation per night
  • Service animals exempt from fees
  • Pets allowed in specific rooms


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • Braille/raised signage
  • Elevator
  • Grab bar near toilet
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Valet for wheelchair-equipped vehicles
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • Wheelchair-accessible business center
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible public washroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • 24-hour front desk
  • ATM
  • Blackout drapes
  • Concierge services
  • Guidebooks
  • Housekeeping on request
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Local maps
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Phone
  • Safe
  • Safe at front desk
  • Tour and ticket assistance

Location highlights

  • In a historical district
  • In the city center
  • Near a health/beauty spa
  • Near a hospital
  • Near a metro station
  • Near a train station
  • Near a zoo
  • Near the airport
  • Near the bay

Things to do

  • Theme park nearby
  • Whale watching nearby


  • 190 rooms
  • 5 floors

Similar properties



Check-in from 3 PM - 3 AM
Minimum check-in age: 21


Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 60 per accommodation, per night
Service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees
Welcoming dogs only
2 per room (up to 15 lbs per pet)
Specific rooms only, restrictions apply; pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: USD 250.00 per accommodation, per stay

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

  • Fee for cooked-to-order breakfast: approximately USD 34.00 for adults and USD 28.0 for children
  • Valet parking fee: USD 45.00 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Pet fee: USD 60 per accommodation, per night
  • Service animals are exempt from fees

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

We should mention

Parking height restrictions apply
This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ+ friendly)

Property is also known as

Hotel Porto Vista
Porto Vista
Porto Vista Hotel
Porto Vista Hotel San Diego
Porto Vista San Diego
Vista Porto
Ascend Collection San Diego
San Diego Ascend Collection
Porto Vista Hotel San Diego
Porto Vista Hotel Aparthotel
Porto Vista Hotel Aparthotel San Diego

Frequently asked questions

Is Porto Vista Hotel pet-friendly?

Yes, this property allows dogs (limit 2 per room) with a maximum weight of up to 15 lbs per pet. There's a fee of USD 60 per accommodation, per night. Service animals are exempt from fees.

How much does it cost to stay at Porto Vista Hotel?

As of Mar 30, 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Porto Vista Hotel on Apr 2, 2023 start from CA $196.3, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

How much is parking at Porto Vista Hotel?

Valet parking is available for USD 45.00 per night. Limited spots are available.

What time is check-in at Porto Vista Hotel?

Check-in is from 3 PM - 3 AM.

What time is check-out at Porto Vista Hotel?

Check-out is at 11 AM.

Where is Porto Vista Hotel located?

Located in Downtown San Diego, this aparthotel is within a 15-minute walk of Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Church, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, and San Diego Civic Theatre. Port of San Diego is 0.9 mi (1.4 km) away. County Center - Little Italy Station is 8 minutes by foot and Courthouse Station is 11 minutes.

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Porto Vista Hotel and receive a full refund?

Yes, Porto Vista Hotel offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Porto Vista Hotel cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.


Rating 10 - Excellent. 277 out of 1283 reviews" "
" "10 - Excellent 22%
Rating 8 - Good. 325 out of 1283 reviews" "
" "8 - Good 25%
Rating 6 - Okay. 284 out of 1283 reviews" "
" "6 - Okay 22%
Rating 4 - Poor. 201 out of 1283 reviews" "
" "4 - Poor 16%
Rating 2 - Terrible. 196 out of 1283 reviews" "
" "2 - Terrible 15%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities




4/10 Poor


Disliked: Cleanliness
Photo’s of the rooms are not a true reflection
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2023

8/10 Good


Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, amenities
The property was nice and clean! Love the area it was in, had a great vibe.
Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2023

8/10 Good


Travelled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
We frequently stay at the Porto Vista as it is close to everything we like to do. we decided to bring our friends this time, and they did not have a great experience. they were given the wrong room, twice. I wish it would have been a better experience as we have really been praising this hotel.
Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2023

8/10 Good


Liked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 3 nights in Mar 2023

8/10 Good

Barbara, Valrico

Travelled with partner
Great location for visiting our family in Little Italy. Great front desk staff. CON: Spa/pool=spool wasn't hot enough. Dial for turning on jets broken. Stayed 5 nights and had to request maid service to specifically empty trash and change sheets. Then only did that single item requested. Very near airport so if plane noise bothers you, don't stay here.
Stayed 5 nights in Mar 2023

8/10 Good


Travelled with group
Liked: Cleanliness
Overall just what we needed for the weekend: close to our event, great general location, clean enough, and the other guests were friendly (probably in town for same event). Biggest downside is parking, but that is standard for this area of San Diego. We got lucky and found unrestricted street parking down the block. Receptionist wasn't helpful in even identifying a parking lot nearby. Room was fine, definitely not luxurious or anything, but we mostly just needed a place to lay our head and pregame.
Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2023

8/10 Good


Travelled with family, Travelled with partner, Travelled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The Porto Vista hotel is located in Little Italy in such a cute and central spot downtown. The hotel isn’t necessarily full of amazing views from your room, but I wasn’t in the room much! I felt like we were paying motel prices for a decent hotel. The front desk staff (Manny especially) were communicative, knowledgeable and sweet @ every interaction, from when I called to see about early check-in all the way to check out! Parking is hit or miss as it’s mostly metered street parking, so we sprung for valet for $45 a day. I recommend checking out the Piazza Della Famiglia (outdoor plaza with restaurants etc) nearby, as well as Bencotto, Monello (Italian restaurants with amazing pasta offerings), Salt & Straw (best ice cream EVER) and Waterfront Park for sight seeing. There are ample coffee shops, bars and restaurants in the surrounding area. I LOVED that the rooms had laminate mock wood flooring opposed to sticky overused carpeting! I took one star off because when I got on hands and knees to make sure I wasn’t leaving things behind, I noticed the bed skirts were FILTHY, definitely not our filth. Wash those puppies! Otherwise, a great stay and exactly what we needed!
Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2023

4/10 Poor


Travelled with partner
Disliked: Amenities, property conditions & facilities
We booked this place because of the location, and the website pictures looked nice! It's in little Italy, close to a lot of restaurants and things. But the property was kinda run down. Lots of broken fixtures, the furniture in the prized rooftop patio was in rough shape. Also, the website said the restaurant offered dinner until 10pm, but they actually shut down dinner before 9pm - so we had to door dash an order since we arrived around 8:30pm. The room was ok, but the floors were sticky, and the beds weren't very comfortable. And I never thought I would complain about too much water pressure, but the shower was borderline painful the pressure was so high on the warm setting. Luckily this was a less expensive hotel in the area, and it wasn't horrible, but the website and pictures are misleading.
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2023

6/10 Okay


Liked: Cleanliness
Disliked: Amenities
Great location right next to little Italy , close to airport and harbour. Charge $100 for late check out but will hold luggage. No water in the room, very basic .
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2023

2/10 Terrible


Disliked: Cleanliness, amenities
Never again. They didn’t clean the room. No new towels. It’s a junk hotel and I never will come back again. The black lady on the desk it wasn’t a kind person. Sorry. Never again.
Stayed 3 nights in Mar 2023