Porto Vista Hotel - San Diego, CA

Porto Vista Hotel: Two-Night Stay for Two in a Cozy Queen Room with Daily Breakfast, Welcome Drinks, and Late Checkout

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Mod Boutique Hotel in the Heart of Little Italy

The scent of freshly baked pizza seems to permeate the air in San Diego's Little Italy neighborhood, its streets dotted with red-and-white-striped restaurants. Crowds file in and out of the area's quaint shops, stopping in between to grab a quick cup of espresso at one of the cafés on India Street. Steps away from the vibrant shops, the stucco Porto Vista Hotel channels a fun, throwback vibe Frommer's calls "retro-Italian cool."

Upon your arrival, bartenders whip up two complimentary welcome drinks, drawing from ginger and elderflower essences as well as house-infused bacon vodka. Upstairs, cozy queen rooms are dominated by a floor-to-ceiling, '60s-style photograph taken by a local San Diego artist. The oversize image overlooks cushy pillow-top beds wrapped in crisp, white linens. Guests can snare wild frisbees from their window, which peers toward the glistening bay.

On the fourth floor of the Porto Vista, chefs at the Glass Door restaurant use local and seasonal ingredients to concoct inventive dishes such as duck-fat fries and prosciutto-seared salmon, which are served at communal tables amid wrought-iron lanterns and wall-to-wall waterfront views. Elsewhere, you can unwind at a rooftop sunset yoga class, get styled in the attached Evolve Salon, or explore the happening neighborhood just outside the Porto Vista's front doors.

San Diego: Foodie Heaven with Vibrant Neighborhoods

Little Italy's historical streets bustle with tourists and locals alike, who come especially for the good eats. Handmade gelato and golden pizza pies fill the storefronts of classic, Italian-style eateries. One dessert café, run by a Paris-trained pastry chef, regularly sees lines forming down the block in the early morning as diners stock up on flaky, buttery croissants and scones.

Less than a mile from the hotel, the massive USS Midway Museum lets visitors wander through a Navy aircraft carrier and immerse themselves in life on the high seas. To observe San Diego's funky neighborhoods up close, you can shadow a local mailman or rent electric bikes for full- or half-day adventures. Some of the most popular destinations within biking distance include SeaWorld and the San Diego Zoo, one of only four American zoos with giant pandas on display.

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.

What You Get

Two-night stay for two in a cozy queen room. (See Fine Print for blackout dates).

  • $129, valid for check in Sunday–Thursday
  • $149, valid for check in on Friday or Saturday

Book by: 7/10/12
Travel by: 9/30/12



Included in both options:

  • Daily continental breakfast for two
  • Two welcome drinks
  • 5 p.m. late checkout

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.

Amenities

  • Stylish restaurant with bay views
  • Unique local artwork
  • Rooftop yoga (free twice weekly)
  • Full onsite salon
  • Pet-friendly lodgings
  • Complimentary WiFi

The Fine Print

  • Must book by 7/10/12 or promotional value expires
  • Must complete travel by 9/30/12
  • Not valid 5/18-5/21, 5/26-5/27, 6/1-6/2, 6/22-6/26, 6/29-6/30, 7/1-7/31, 8/1-8/18, 8/27-9/2, or 9/28-9/29
  • Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift
  • Limit 1 per visit
  • Valid only for option purchased
  • 48-hr cancel notice or fee of 1-night's stay up to the amount paid for Groupon applies
  • Must be 18 or older to check in; 21 or older to consume alcohol
  • Must provide full name at checkout, which will be provided to Porto Vista Hotel
  • 12.5% tax not included.

Other Details

Room Details

  • One queen bed
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 2
  • Adding occupants above standard: not allowed
  • In-room safe
  • TV

Hotel Policies

  • Check in: 3 p.m.
  • Check out: 11 a.m.
  • Parking: valet parking is available for an additional $22 per day with in-and-out privileges; limited street parking may be available.
  • Rollaways: not available
  • Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property
  • Pet policy: pets fewer than 40 pounds may be added for an additional $75 per stay.
  • Accessibility: handicap-accessible rooms are available upon request during booking.
  • Room upgrades: guests may upgrade to a california king room or a double queen room for $25 per night at check in, based on availability.

What It's Worth

Two-night stay for two in a cozy queen room. (See Fine Print for blackout dates).

  • $129, valid for check in Sunday–Thursday (up to a $202 value)
  • $149, valid for check in on Friday or Saturday (up to a $318 value)

    Included in both options:
  • Daily continental breakfast for two (a $40 value)
  • Two welcome drinks (a $20 value)
  • 5 p.m. late checkout (a $30 value)

    Total value: up to $408

Getting There

  • By plane: 2 miles from San Diego International Airport (SAN)
  • By cab: about $7 (pre-tip) from SAN
  • By shuttle: $5 per person, per run; service available 8 a.m.–8 p.m. daily

Traveler's Tips

  • Though street parking is free, you can get a guaranteed spot in the hotel's lot with in-and-out privileges for $22 per day.
  • The hotel shuttle can take you to the convention center and nearby cruise terminals as well as the airport ($5 per person, per run).
  • Rooftop yoga classes are complimentary on Wednesday evenings and Sunday mornings.
  • Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.

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