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Portofino Sun Tanning Center

64 Greenwich Avenue
New York, NY 10011
(212) 627-4775
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I usually airbrush at the Portofino on Columbus Avenue, but I was shopping in the neighborhood and decided to hop in for a quick spray tan. Mimi was my technician and she was fri...


I have always tanned at a high end tanning salons and stopped in this place cause i thought it would be nice, i just needed a quick tan since i was in that neighborhood. when i fi...

good spray tans at portofino 8/22/2009

I usually airbrush at the Portofino on Columbus Avenue, but I was shopping in the neighborhood and decided to hop in for a quick spray tan. Mimi was my technician and she was friendly and thorough. As usual, I was out the door in 30 minutes looking bronze and beautiful. I would recommend any of the portofinos for spray tanning. (i don't use the machines so i am not sure how they are) Pros: fake tanning Cons: far from home more

great tanning on greenwich 8/15/2009

This tanning spot is right by my apartment. The later hours are great for squeezing in a sassy tan after a stressful day at work. I am obsessed with the employees there...Christine, Andrew, favs! These kids know how to make me feel like a million bucks even when i walk out looking like a sweat sock. I usually stick with the Matrix bed and the silver bullet, but every now and then i switch it up with a stand-up. I just gotta give a shot out to the friendly service and awesome tanning at this place!! Pros: variety of tanning beds, great location, friendly people Cons: walk out sweaty and smelling like tanning more

spray tanning 7/31/2009

this place is great! the airbrush tan i got their was the best ive had done in the city, their better then my girl in the hamptons. people seriously couldnt believe it was a spray tan. i def recomend it, and the girl their made me feel so comfy i forgot i was in my underwear! Pros: fake tans, nice airbrush girl Cons: $65 for airbrush more

Student Pack got me TAAANN! 7/18/2009

I waited until last minute to get tan for my friends wedding. i had one week to tan and bought the 10 pt student pack for $79. I came everyday and by Saturday, looked phenom!! I was soo happy with my tan and it really made me feel beautiful in my bridesmaid dress. I'll be back for more tanning action for sure. Pros: Student rates, strong beds, nice peeps Cons: i want morrre! more

my staple tanning salon in the village 6/28/2009

Tanning? yesss tanning. i do it. i love it. and until we have weather like the west coast i will come to Portofino every now and then to look tan and HOT! seriously. I have been going there for years. I thought they were pricey at first so I shopped around for a bit trying other places in the hood, but ended up coming back to Portofino. They always have amazing sales during the summer so I splurge, get a fatty package and it lasts me for a year. I see celebs every now and then (which admittedly is fun) and I always enjoy chatting it up with the fun people that work there. I do wish they were open longer though. Sometimes after a long work day I could just go for a relaxing tanning session at midnight. Pros: experienced friendly staff, selection of machines Cons: not open 24 hours more

spray booth is my thang! 6/19/2009

I love the spray tan deal there. I paid $99 for 10 spray tans--i think that is the best deal I have seen. the machine is great, quick, and i leave with a fabulous beachy tan. i haven't tried the sprays where someone actually sprays you (that will be my next step). but i do know--the auto bronzing one is sweet! Pros: fake and baking in autobronzer Cons: umm i am not really tan more

This black man tans! 6/13/2009

Yeah, I tan. yeah, I'm a dude, and YEA i'm black. I admit it. But with this awful weather, you can't blame me for doing what I can to look dark and beautiful. I don't normally write these things, but Terry and his peeps there are GREAT. He said if I really do like the place, to give them a shot out online. So here I am, admitting that I tan and Portofino, and I love it. I only do the basic strong stand-up, i buy a package that costs me about $120 and it lasts me for 6 months or so I slather up with some fancy accelerator lotion (tho I don't know if I neeed to spend as much as I did on it) and voila! I am tanned and glowing. I have sent friends there and I will continue to RAVE about you guys at Portofino! Pros: strong strong machines Cons: can't use my tans at the LA portofino more

CHEAP and good tanning! 5/24/2009

I went to another salon in the village and it was dirty and bad. Portofino Sun Salon is sooo much better AND get this, its cheaper???I think they lowered their prices or something. This place has always been known as THE PLACE to go - if you can afford it. Well I can! I mean.... its $10 a tan if you go in the morning! Love it. Pros: Lowest prices in the Village more

Owner is Cool and Keep the Place Updated 5/10/2009

I went into this place the other day and got a chance to actually meet the owner. This guy was really cool, no attitude at all. We talked about tanning (I used to work at a place when I was in college), and he showed me some of the new equipment that has come out since I was in the business. At the end of the conversation, he gave me a tan on the house. Cool guy. Just wanted to give his company a shout out. Pros: New Stuff all the time, beds that don't burn you more

tanning is fab 5/8/2009

I am so over this rainy lame weather in NYC. OVER IT! soooo--I fake and bake to get through until the sun shows it's pretty little face. Portofino has been tanning my booty for a couple of months now and I am oh so grateful. i tan in ""michael kors bed"" (apparently it's his fav) and keep up my tan. The vibe is very chill and friendly and it is always clean. Pros: tanning machines Cons: umm where is the REAL sun? more

great for keeping your tan 5/5/2009

I got back from vacation and wanted to keep up my tan. BUT i didn't want to look orange or burn. Portofino set me up with a no-burning bed that makes me look and feel gorgeous! I only go every other week and I still get complements on my tan. Tanning here in the city has come a LOOOONG way from my coffin-like beds in Ohio. The prices per session are higher than back home, but my goodness--it is worth it- i don't have to come nearly as much, the tan lasts longer and it never burns. I just wish there was one closer to my office. Pros: strong beds, no burn Cons: a little far from work more

CHEAP - YET GOOD! 5/3/2009

If you ask for a deal at this place, they will give it to you! The prices they list on their brochure are decent - but they will work with you to get the prices even lower! I totally appreciate that, being a student and all. I got 10 tans for $79. I can definitely afford a tan that is less than $8 right??? Good place to go if you're on a budget. Pros: Great deals. Just ASK! more

This is the greatest place!!!! 5/1/2009

Portofino is number 1 in my book. The staff is absolutely gorgeous! They are So friendly, upbeat, helpful, and make my day better every time I tan. The equipment is phenomenal. I could see a dramatic color difference after one visit! Amazing! No other place I have been to in the city can compare. I discovered Portofino when I tried the salon across the street from them called Future Tans and frankly I will never return. It smelled like spoiled eggs. Clearly they don't clean or someone doesn't wash. I will NOT return to that place. Pros: The staffTerry Andrew and Christine, the beds, & cleanliness Cons: There is nothing bad to say about this tanning salon more

my tanning staple in the Village 4/29/2009

I'm a grad student at NYU and found this place nearby my apt in the village. I'm pretty low on cash and was about to give up my tanning-fix when they just added the best student deal I've seen yet. I'm tanning right now getting 10 tans for 80 bucks. I use their stand-up and lower end beds to get more tans. Every now and then I use a crazy intense bronzing bed, but I am quite happy with my results from the stand-ups. I like that they provide eye wear, towels and little candies. My only complaint is that they are only open until 10pm or so. Sometimes to break up a study session I crave a tan and wish they were open 24 hours. Do they even have those in the city?? Oh, and their package system confuses me too. Otherwise--two thumbs up!! Pros: nice staff, strong machines, student specials Cons: point system is confusing more

Helpful staff 4/23/2009

I'm just thankful, I guess. The nice girl at Portofino took care of me - and helped tan me for the most important day of my life so far - my wedding! Thanks to Christine, I looked golden and glowing. She went out of her way to make me feel confident and collected in the weeks up to my wedding. Of all the errands you don't feel like running in those stressful weeks, tanning became one of the ones I looked forward to! Thanks Portofino, if you read these! Pros: These people know what they're doing more

dingy looking and got no color 4/21/2009

I have always tanned at a high end tanning salons and stopped in this place cause i thought it would be nice, i just needed a quick tan since i was in that neighborhood. when i first stepped in the salon, the attendant sounded like she was on a personal call and had me wait in the seating area until she was done. when i finally was helped I asked for the strongest bed, the machine that she put in gave me color for 5 min, really disappointing, i spent $40 for nothing. To top it off the floor was filthy and the top of the bed had lotion smudges and it wasnt from me. Cons: dirty, no color, waste of money more

Secret Crush on Mr. Portofino 4/18/2009

Goodness that man is hot! He is always so so tan, soo soo gorgeous, and A SWEETHEART! This boy is reason enough to tan everyday. I honestly tan even when my skin is golden golden golden just to chat with Mr. Portofino. There are a couple of us at my gym that are obsessed, but I am sure everyone who walks in the door knows who I am talking about. Sure the tanning is brills, the lotions amaze, but the real gem is the STAFF! Pros: hot hot staff, amazing tanning Cons: not a one more

Selection is Out a this World! 4/16/2009

This place has beds I have never seen before! They have one of everything - giving you so many choices. I always trust their recommendation, because I would have no idea which one to pick! Some of them look like spaceships! I love it, kind of exciting. I hated my old place cuz only ONE machine worked for me, plenty of different machines (some even are standing up!) get me tan. They are open late, which seems weird to me for a tanning salon, but it must be because they do such good business! Village IS a late night crowd :) Pros: Sooo many choices! - in a good way Cons: Weird hours - but they are always open! more

Hot Spot for Tanning 4/5/2009

This place reallly gets what Village people like myself want. They know how to get the vibe going and get the tan dark. Its not the type of place that will be all snooty or anything. They're chill there and the machines are AWESOME. Seriously. I tried another place and it didn't compare. I recommend the Matrix, its a stand up. Pros: Village-like atmosphere Cons: No cons more

Tan-ies reside at Portofino VILLAGGGE 3/25/2009

This tanning salon actually does what it says it will - makes you tan without burning you. The place across the street made me all red and when I complained, the girl at the desk acted like ""I don't know......"" - like it was my fault! This place actually gave me some advice and got me using a lotion. I guess the lotion is kind of the key. I got brown and not red and I will never go to that other place again. Pros: Where tanning is guarenteed Cons: The place across the street more
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  • This sunshine-yellow salon's tanning beds, headlights, and airbrushing booths will keep you basking year-round in summer's glow.

  • 3/3/2008 Provided by Citysearch

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  • Neighborhoods:

    Downtown, West Village, SoHo

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