Universal's Loews Portofino Bay Hotel

Universal's Loews Portofino Bay Hotel

8.6
Wonderful!
10 reviews
Ranked #14 in Orlando hotels
Check in:
Check out:
1
Showing lowest prices(Avg. nightly price)
Currency
Popular with:
  • 9.8
    Luxury Travellers
  • 8.2
    Foodies
  • 8.2
    Family Travellers
Write Review
Bookmark
5601 Universal Blvd., Orlando, FL 32819
1 (888) 271-2681Edit info
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 ... Read more
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.

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
Connecting Rooms

Member Reviews(10)

Reviews
4.3/5
Wonderful!
5
4
3
2
1
Sort by
Most Helpful
Show Local Reviews
Voorhees

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

Recommended for:Family TravellersFoodiesLuxury Travellers
Comment
Helpful
Report
West Palm Beach

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

Comment
Helpful
Report
Pro 2018
New York City

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.

Recommended for:Family TravellersLuxury Travellers
Comment
Helpful1
Report

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.

Comment
Helpful
Report
Belo Horizonte

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!

Comment
Helpful
Report
Frederick

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.

Comment
Helpful
Report
Columbus

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.

Comment
Helpful
Report
Phoenix

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.

Comment
Helpful
Report
Florianopolis
Comment
Helpful1
Report
Louisville
Comment
Helpful
Report

Photo Gallery

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
Universal's Loews Portofino Bay Hotel

Show Nearby Places

Loading...
28.481054-81.46053
Seuss Landing (Islands of Adventure)
Seuss Landing (Islands of Adventure)
364 reviews
Entertainment, Theme Park
Distance: 0.58 mi
Jurassic Park
Jurassic Park
32 reviews
Entertainment, Theme Park
Distance: 0.58 mi
AMC Universal Cineplex 20
AMC Universal Cineplex 20
32 reviews
Entertainment, Movie Theatre
Distance: 0.56 mi
Men in Black Alien Attack
Men in Black Alien Attack
20 reviews
Entertainment, Ride
Distance: 0.45 mi
View all
Mama Della's
Mama Della's
1 review
££££
Italian
Distance: 0.01 mi
Border Grill Fresh-Mex
Border Grill Fresh-Mex
7 reviews
Mexican
Distance: 0.29 mi
The Cowfish Sushi Burger Bar
The Cowfish Sushi Burger Bar
6 reviews
Burgers, Sushi
Distance: 0.25 mi
Soupa Saiyan
Soupa Saiyan
2 reviews
Asian/Pacific, Soups
Distance: 0.29 mi
View all
Report this place