Portofino Hotel & Yacht Club, Redondo Beach
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Historical Traveller Reviews of Portofino Hotel & Yacht Club
Loud, great location, Loud, Noisy, Loudfrom A TripAdvisor Member
New rooms are not great- toilet runs all night, shower drips, walls are thin etc..... and did I mention it's LOUD?
The location is amazing, especially if you are in an oceanfront room.
Sunsets are so beautiful, this is the only reason to stay here, bring your camera-
Seals can be very loud, but I thought that was cool-
$15 add'l parking fee is outrageous.
A bit Dissappointed Constructionfrom A TripAdvisor Member
**The hotel is under construction and that was never once mentioned when I made room reservation.
**I called the hotel directly to make the reservations.
*It should have been mentioned..giving me the option. There was also a wedding that was teking place which meant that the swimming pool was off limits to hotel guests until after 700pm..
This should have also been mentioned,or offering a small discount on the room
**The photographer was extremely rude and wanted us all to move from view.. All we were doing was trying to bring in our luggage
and check in.. We are paying guests at 300.00 a night-with no
breakfast and should not have to be disrespected by anyone in the wedding party. The rooms were clean and the views were beautiful.
There is a cove that separates the full ocean from hotel but nice..
They do add lots of extras to the room so please make sure the extras like-teddy bear- robes-hats-etc. are all accounted for before staying the night. The person before you may have taken something and
you will have to proof that you didnt take they extra expensive items from the room.
It is an older hotel that smells of old mildew in the
dark=-small and narrow hallways but does change to a positive when you enter the cute cozy rooms with balconies. 3rd floor is a must..
Hotel Portofino under construction - not worth itfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Ocean View Jacuzzi Suitefrom Carna
The room does need updating, but the decor is not bad. The bed are very restful, not uncomfortable. Parking fee is $15, so-so, considering the pier's rate is less than that...but in comparison to SF Fisherman's Wharf of $30, it's not that bad.
Overall, if you're looking for a jacuzzi room with a partial ocean view in the southbay area, this is it. If you want romance, book a gondala ride with it - picks you up at the Samba restaurant.
Excellent hotelfrom antonteddybear
What a Dumpfrom travelpalooza
The room: VERY small - we had to rearrange the desk and chairs to make more room and feel like we were getting our moneys worth, dirty carpets (kids socks were tar black), dirty patio. Dated decor but trying to go for the B&B look - more like just "old" look. Comfortable beds but sheets kept coming off, revelaing a filthy matress. Things all over the room to purchase such as teddy bear for $25 - go figure. Small tv. Room smelled of mildew, dust and stench from marina.
The bathroom: was not cleaned, had hair (not the kind on your head) in the bathtub. Asked housecleaning to clean but all they did was empty the garbage. Called again and watched as housekeeping cleaned - all she did was take a piece of tissue and pick up the hair, YUCK!!! Needless to say, we were freaked out about showering in there! Mold on the walls, grime in the tub, calking chipping and molding, peeling wall-paper, old fixtures, cabinets painted over to look clean, dirty tile floors with craks in them, mildew smell galore - need I go on?
Staff: Very unclear about $15 parking. We were here for a wedding and some guests paid some didn't. The smart guests clued in that if you didn't mention having a car they wouldn't charge you. So if you make the FOOLISH decision to stay here, say you got dropped off. They won't tow your car because they have no idea or system of how to keep track. Just a ploy to get more $ when they can. When I asked for a late check-out I was told they exceeded their limit for the day. Unwilling to settle for "no" after our horrible experience I later asked another desk person who simply said "yes" - so I guess they each make their own rules.
Food/Catering: The restaurant across the way "Breakaway" was really good with great prices. The catering for the wedding on the other hand was horrible!!!! BRIDES and GROOMS beware if you choose this venue for your wedding reception. The overpriced lobster and steak ($70 plate) was dry, bland, more like boring, and served cold. One waiter was very rude - yelled at my son. Scolded him by saying "Get out of the way! Go sit down! I don't want to see your face until I'm done!" My son was near tears and was docile from that point on and didn't care about enjoyng the reception.
PORTOFINO I hope you review this. You're a horrible establishment.
In a nutshell - save your hard -earned money. Stay just a few feet away at the other two hotels which look clean, modern and reasonably priced because it's not near the sewage smelling marina.
Bad Servicefrom A TripAdvisor Member
Bad service AND uncleanfrom tukadoog
I get to the room and my daughter says "please tell me that you were in the bathroom, because there is a doody in the toilet". Again, I understand plumbing problems happen. But, if this room was recently cleaned, should this happen?
I will not go back. Good service and housekeeping is important to me. Proper handling of the situations could have changed my opinion. No communication doesn't.
Loved this Hotelfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Think twice....from A TripAdvisor Member
We decided to take the ocean view room afterall. What a disappointment! This hotel is past it's prime. The bedroom was small although decorated nicely, the bathroom was another story. Clearly it has not been updated in 20+ years. Very dated and run down looking, old chipped tile, etc.
To further add to the confusion, the front desk called our room and were surprised to have the phone answered. It seems that they had no one registered to our room.
We will not go back to this hotel and would not recommend it.
Top Local Tips for Redondo Beach
Bike RIding There is wonderful bike riding just north of the hotel - right next to the beach with no safety problems from cars and trucks.
Kilkenny's Irish Pub Kilkenny's Irish Pub has $10 pitchers of Harp along with a great view of Rodondo Beach. It's a great place to enjoy the view and ocea air.
transport |You could really do with hiring a car if you are looking to go to the usual tourist spots in LA/Hollywood
Other names for Portofino Hotel & Yacht Club
- portofino redondo beach
- portofino inn redondo beach
- portofino hotel and yacht
- Address: 260 Portofino Way - Redondo Beach - California - 90277 - United States
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