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Portofino Hotel

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AMENITIES
Free Wifi
Breakfast included
Air Conditioning
Beachfront
Non-Smoking Hotel
Suites
Multilingual Staff
3 Star accommodation
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My husband and I really enjoyed exploring the island, but the room was not what we expected. The room & bathroom were very small and it had a very strong, strange odor. Our clothes smelled terrible from being in the room. The outdoor balcony was...More

1  Thank Carla M
Response from zharring, Manager at Portofino HotelResponded 3 days ago

Dear Carla, I am sorry to hear you did not enjoy your stay. We strive for all our guests to have a great time & apologies we could not accommodate you. At the time of check-in we only had a couple of suites left as...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We only stayed for a night, but it was exactly what we needed. The staff was great, the room was nice, and the location was right where we wanted to be, next to everything. We will be staying here again when we visit again.

Thank Brent P
Response from zharring, Manager at Portofino HotelResponded 1 week ago

Dear Brent, We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay! And thank you for letting us know, too.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have stayed many times at Avalon so we know what other hotels are like. We go on the off season and midweek for best price and no crowds. They have new owners so not sure what that will mean. Have been here last year. Staff...More

Thank jerryjfm
Response from zharring, Manager at Portofino HotelResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear jerryjfm, Thank you for staying with us & taking the time to give us a great review! We love our return guests & hope to welcome you back again & again.

Reviewed 12 October 2018

The "pro" list about this hotel, in my opinion: The best was the deck overlooking the water - it was nice getting to sit with a beverage and enjoy the view. The courtyard was lovely. The hotel seemed clean. The bed was comfortable. The WiFi...More

Thank cwh25
Response from zharring, Manager at Portofino HotelResponded 5 weeks ago

Dear cwh25, I am happy to hear you enjoyed our sundeck & other amenities. I did relate your concerns regarding bleach smell to our housekeeping manager to make sure we correct it with our team. If you mentioned it while you were here- we'd do...More

Reviewed 22 September 2018

Pretty from the outside, rooms are average. Very good staff. We enjoyed the complimentary water bottles in the room. They have bike, chair and towel rentals available to their guests free of charge, which we definitely loved! Our room did not havea view but I...More

Thank Corinne F
Response from zharring, Manager at Portofino HotelResponded 24 September 2018

Dear Corinne, I am glad to hear you enjoyed your stay & took advantage of hotel amenities! And yes- our suites do have full or partial ocean views if you are planning a return visit. :-)

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About
Description
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. Less
Hotel class
Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Beachfront
Breakfast included
Air Conditioning
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Refrigerator in room
Pool
Room Service
Free Parking
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Spa
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Hotel Style
Family
,
On the Beach
,
Romantic
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Hotel Style
Family
,
On the Beach
,
Romantic
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms
Number of rooms
34
Price range
US$122 - US$352 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Portofino Hotel Avalon
Location
United States > California > Catalina Island > Avalon
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Hotel Style
Family
,
On the Beach
,
Romantic
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms
Number of rooms
34
Price range
US$122 - US$352 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Portofino Hotel Avalon
Location
United States > California > Catalina Island > Avalon
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Traveller (230)
Room & Suite (391)
Pool & Beach (60)
Dining (42)
Amenities (33)
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tavysandin
26 June 2017|
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Response from CaptainJack1328 | Reviewed this property |
My wife and I stayed on their ground floor. So stairs weren't a concern. You need to contact the Portofino Hotel and ask for a room that will accommodate limited mobility. They are a very nice group. You won't be... More
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medical a
10 March 2017|
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Response from zharring | Property representative |
Miramare is a partial ocean view with a queen size bed & Sorrento has no view but a king size bed. Both beautiful suites.
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aquatonefitness
3 March 2017|
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Response from Earl S | Reviewed this property |
Hi Dawnette, My family and I have stayed there many times, and yes, they have rooms with 2 rooms. Not sure how many rooms but this time of year, it shouldn't be a problem. Scott, the manager, is very gracious, as is the... More
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Room Tips
"Ocean view rooms are good;it is a historical hotel that is family friendly with city&ocean views; spa..."
Excursion332040
07 Sep 2018
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"We made reservations 8 months in advance to ensure an optimal room."
rogeru399
21 Aug 2018
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"If you want a view, pick the suites on the spa side of the hotel. The courtyard rooms are nice with that..."
teresar949
16 Aug 2018
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"The rooms I peeked into while the maid service was cleaning, there are not good rooms."
MichelleModer
03 Aug 2018
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