Universal's Loews Portofino Bay Hotel

Universal's Loews Portofino Bay Hotel

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Ranked #12 in Orlando hotels
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5601 Universal Blvd., Orlando, FL 32819
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Great stay, location is an extremely short walk of Parks but far enough for hotel exclusion. Great restaurants and accommodations

Amenities

Bar
Swimming Pool
Fitness Center
Spa Services
Free WiFi
Internet Access
Laundry Services
Business Center
Meeting Rooms
Childcare
Cribs Available
Pets Allowed
Air conditioning
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Voorhees, New Jersey, USA

Great stay, location is an extremely short walk of Parks but far enough for hotel exclusion. Great restaurants and accommodations

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West Palm Beach, Florida, USA

We were upgraded as a courtesy, just because. Great service and restaurant, walked to Universal. Def go back again.

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New York City, New York State, USA

This hotel is absolutely stunning. Designed to look like the real Italian seaside town of Portofino, it has a "beach front" harbor just out the back of the hotel, where you can catch the water taxi to Universal City Walk. The shops are designed like actual Italian streets, narrow and winding with a false sky painted above and light for all hours of the day.

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Super people. The guest services was great. the ferry ride to the theme parks, it was excellent. Excellent in house restaurants and shopping. Easy access to all the major theme parks.

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Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Most charming hotel at Universal Studios it brings Italy to Florida! Not only the architecture and atmosphere but restaurants and their quality. The rooms have a good size, well decorated and clean. The staff is very kind. The room keys can be used at both parks to avoid regular lines on shows and rides!

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Frederick, Maryland, USA

When I first caught glimpse of the replica Italian waterfront, my initial reaction was "I love it". However, my opinion went down from there. It's a little too contrived for my taste and the contradiction of bathing suit-clad American families eating fast food outside of what appear to be Italian sidewalk cafes was too much to handle. Plus, the lobby and hallways smelled of heavy bleach. It's tastefully done and there are some really amazing pool areas to take advantage of. However, it is overall my least favorite of the three hotels on Universal Studios property.

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Columbus, Ohio, USA

I've been to Portofino, Italy. Portofino Bay actually reminds me of it's Italian namesake. The colors are quite realistic. The exterior spaces are quaint. Loved the atmosphere at dusk.

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Phoenix, Arizona, USA

This hotel is gorgeous!
I didn't stay here, just explored the hotel and checked out their offerings. The staff was very helpful and kind.
At the pool, I noticed that their chaise lounge chairs had cushions--it's something I had not seen at some of the other resorts in the area so it caught my eye as a nice touch.
The back Portofino Bay area is an exact replica of that in Italy. I love this area because it's very adult oriented with cafes, wine bar and shops. You can get a water taxi from this area which will take you to Universal's Citywalk.
It did seem a bit quiet though as the younger set tend to prefer the Hard Rock (as told to me by the Concierge). If I were looking for an adult escape, I would consider this resort. In the grand scheme of pricing for Universal resorts, this is the highest price, Hard Rock is next and then Royal Pacific as the least expensive.

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Amenities

Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • iPod docking station
Dining & Drinks
  • Poolside bar
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Coffee shop or cafe
  • Snack bar/deli
Fitness & Recreation
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Concierge services
  • Arcade/game room
  • Shopping on site
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Children's pool
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Waterslide
  • Pool cabanas (surcharge)
  • Fitness facilities
  • Sauna
  • Spa services on site
  • Full-service spa
  • Spa treatment room(s)
Transportation
  • Free area shuttle
  • Free theme park shuttle
Parking
  • Self parking (surcharge)
  • Valet parking (surcharge)
Accessibility
  • In-room accessibility
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
Traveling with Children
  • Children's club
  • Supervised childcare/activities (surcharge)
  • Children's club (surcharge)
  • Free cribs/infant beds
Pets
  • Maximum number of pets per room 2
  • Pets allowed
Services & Conveniences
  • Hair salon
  • Luggage storage
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Elevator/lift
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Business center
  • Wedding services
  • Conference space
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Gift shops or newsstand
  • ATM/banking
  • Conference center
  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply)
Bath
  • Private bathroom
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Bed
  • Turndown service
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)
In-Room Dining
  • Minibar
  • Room service (24 hours)
  • Coffee/tea maker
Media & Technology
  • Phone
  • Cable TV service
  • Flat-panel TV
  • Pay movies
Housekeeping
  • Daily housekeeping
Other Room Amenities
  • Air conditioning
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Bathrobes
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Iron/ironing board
  • In-room safe
  • Free newspaper
Property Info
  • Total number of rooms - 750
  • Number of floors - 6
  • Express check-out
  • 24-hour check-in
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