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Universal's Loews Portofino Bay Hotel, Orlando

4-star4 stars
5601 Universal Blvd, Orlando, FL, 32819, United States of America

4-star resort with 4 restaurants, near Universal CityWalk
  • Free WiFi
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Superb9.2
Service
Fantastic service
Room
Great room
Comfort
Very comfortable
Food
Delicious food
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Universal's Loews Portofino Bay Hotel, Orlando

from $459
  • Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking, Bay View
  • Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking, Garden View
  • Deluxe Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking
  • Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, Bay View
  • Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, Garden View
  • Club Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking (Portofino Club)
  • Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking
  • Suite, Non Smoking (Despicable Me Kids Suite)

What’s around Universal's Loews Portofino Bay Hotel, Orlando

Top spots nearby

Recommended by this property

  • Universal CityWalk™ (6-minute walk)
  • Universal’s Islands of Adventure™ (8-minute walk)
  • Universal Studios Florida™ (15-minute walk)
  • Universal’s Volcano Bay™ (20-minute walk)
  • Mall at Millenia (33-minute walk)
  • Orange County Convention Center (3.2 mi / 5.1 km)
  • Florida Mall (4.8 mi / 7.7 km)
  • Amway Center (6.4 mi / 10.4 km)
  • Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts (6.6 mi / 10.7 km)

Getting around

  • Orlando, FL (MCO-Orlando Intl.) - 21 min drive
  • Kissimmee, FL (ISM-Kissimmee Gateway) - 31 min drive
  • Orlando, FL (SFB-Orlando Sanford Intl.) - 42 min drive
  • Orlando Station - 15 min drive
  • Winter Park Station - 27 min drive
  • Kissimmee Station - 29 min drive
  • Self parking (surcharge)
  • Valet parking (surcharge)
  • Free theme park shuttle

About Universal's Loews Portofino Bay Hotel, Orlando

Luxury hotel in the heart of Universal Orlando™
La dolce vita
Enjoy the beauty, charm and romance of an escape inspired by the famed seaside village of Portofino, Italy. Here, perfectly appointed rooms and suites welcome you home each day. Quaint outdoor cafes and a serene harbor invite you to explore the colorful piazza. A short stroll from the harbor, three amazing pools offer every level of relaxation. A soothing spa promises blissful renewal. Every day and night, stylish lounges let you unwind and incredible restaurants treat you with deliciously delightful culinary tours of Italy. This is truly la dolce vita—the sweet life.
Early park entry

Only Universal Orlando’s hotel guests get more ride time, more free time and more family time every day of their vacation. It couldn’t be easier.Each of Universal’s uniquely themed hotels is conveniently located just across from one of Universal’s theme parks—so guests stay right on the corner of everything.

Every morning guests can breeze into one of Universal’s Parks before other guests with Early Park Admission*. With free water taxis and shuttles, it’s a quick hop between the parks and the hotels. Guests of select hotels can enjoy FREE^Universal Express Unlimited™ access to skip the regular lines at most popular attractions—including The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man®, Despicable Me Minion Mayhem™ and The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™. You’ll just need separate, valid admission to get into Universal’s theme parks.

Plus, there’s more. From character appearances, family-dinner shows and world-renowned restaurants to resort-wide charging privileges and more, Universal Orlando’s on-site hotels come with more awesome every day.


Fine dining and themed pools
You’ll have your pick of traditional Italian cuisine and even get a chance to dine with your favorite Universal characters. To unwind, choose from the Roman aqueduct water slide and sandy landscape at the Beach Pool or rent a cozy cabana at the Villa Pool.
Plush linens and premium coffee
Mediterranean design in rooms evokes the Italian Riviera with touches like marble accents, 300-thread-count linens, and signature bathrobes. Guests can enjoy complimentary WiFi. Keurig coffeemakers come with a choice of teas and Emeril’s gourmet coffee.

EXCLUSIVE THEME PARK PRIVILEGES:
Skip the regular lines for free with Universal Express Unlimited ride access in both theme parks–a value of up to USD 89 per person, per day (valid theme park admission required)
Take the complimentary water taxis along picturesque waterways or ride the shuttle bus directly to both theme parks and Universal CityWalk®
Priority seating at select restaurants throughout the resort

OTHER EXCITING BENEFITS:
Early Park Admission to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™, one hour before the theme parks open (valid theme park admission required)
Complimentary shuttle buses to and from both theme parks and CityWalk®, plus guided walking paths to make getting around the resort fast and easy so you can make the most of your time
Resort-wide charging privileges with your room key card
Complimentary delivery of merchandise purchased throughout the resort to your hotel
Complimentary scheduled transportation to nearby SeaWorld®, and Aquatica™
Universal Orlando character appearances with some of your favorite theme park characters
Start your day with a wake-up call from one of your favorite Universal Orlando characters
Golf Universal Orlando® program, providing preferred tee times and complimentary transportation to select area golf courses:
Windermere Country Club
Grand Cypress Golf Club

At a glance

Key facts

Size

  • 750 rooms
  • Arranged over 6 floors

Arriving/leaving

  • 24-hour check-in
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
  • Express check-out

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 21

Travelling with others

Children

  • Children's club *

Pets

  • Pets allowed *

  • Specific rooms only, restrictions apply *

  • 2 per room

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms

Transportation

Parking

  • Valet parking *

Offsite

  • Free theme park shuttle
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the resort

Taking the kids?
  • Children's club (surcharge)
  • Supervised childcare/activities (surcharge)
Food and drink
  • Cooked-to-order breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • 4 restaurants
  • 2 bars/lounges
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Poolside bar
  • 24-hour room service
Things to do
  • Number of outdoor pools - 3
  • Children's pool
  • Fitness facilities
  • Full-service spa
  • Spa treatment room(s)
  • Golf lessons available nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Waterslide
  • Number of spa tubs - 2
  • Pool cabanas (surcharge)
  • Sauna
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Arcade/game room
Working away
  • Business center
  • Conference space
  • Conference space size (feet) - 42000
  • Conference space size (meters) - 3902
  • Conference center
Services
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Hair salon
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Porter/bellhop
Facilities
  • Elevator/lift
  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply)
Accessibility
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Spanish

In the apartment

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Turndown service
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 42-inch flat-screen TV
  • Pay movies
  • Cable TV channels
  • IPod docking station
Stay connected
  • Free newspaper
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
More
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features

Spa

Mandara Spa offers an Elemis Stone Therapy massage, as well as Swedish and deep tissue massages. Skin care treatments, waxing services, facials and body treatments - including seaweed wraps, salt rubs, and cellulite reduction - are available. A steam room and sauna are located in the spa guest lounges. The spa also offers hair care, nail care, and make-up sessions. Massages are available at poolside cabanas and in guestrooms.

YCARE offers select spa services for guests aged 13-17 including massages, facials, and nail care.

Guests under 13 years old are not allowed in the spa.

Dining

Bice Ristorante - This restaurant specializes in Italian cuisine and serves dinner only. Guests can enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). Reservations are required.

Mama Dellas Ristorante - This restaurant specializes in Italian cuisine and serves dinner only. A children's menu is available. Reservations are required.

Trattoria del Porto - This restaurant specializes in Italian cuisine and serves breakfast and dinner. Guests can enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). A children's menu is available.

Bar American - This bar serves light fare only.

The Thirsty Fish - This wine bar specializes in Italian cuisine and serves light fare only. Guests can enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting).

Universal's Loews Portofino Bay Hotel, Orlando’s small print

Also known as

  • Hotel Loews Portofino
  • Universal Portofino Hotel
  • Universal's Loews Portofino Bay Hotel Orlando
  • Universal's Loews Portofino Bay Orlando
  • Loews Hotel Universal
  • Loews Portofino Bay Hotel Universal Orlando
  • Loews Portofino Bay Hotel Universal Orlando Orlando
  • Loews Portofino Bay Universal Orlando
  • Loews Portofino Bay Universal Orlando Orlando
  • Loews Portofino Hotel
  • Portofino Hotel Universal
  • Portofino Loews Hotel

Policies

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation.

Guests under 18 years old are not allowed in the fitness facility.

Guests under 13 years old are not allowed in the spa.

Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Optional extras

Self parking costs USD 27.00 per night

Valet parking costs USD 36.00 per night with in/out privileges

Rollaway beds are available for USD 25 per night

Children's club access is available for an extra charge

Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 100 per accommodation, per stay

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

Recent reviews

Superb 9.2 From 397 reviews

Universal's Loews Portofino Bay Hotel, Orlando
Exceptional10.0
Great stop for couples
We stayed at Portofino Bay for 4 nights and truly enjoyed our time at the hotel. It has a wonderful atmosphere, while being convenient to the Universal parks, about a 15 minute pleasant walk or a 5 minute boat ride. The staff was very friendly and helpful throughout our stay. Our first night we arrived late from the airport and found no options for food open after 11:00. I just wanted a light snack or a shop where I could have purchased something to eat. Overall a great stay and loved the express pass in the parks. We would definatly stay here again on our next trip to Universal
A Traveler, us4 night romance trip
Universal's Loews Portofino Bay Hotel, Orlando
Exceptional10.0
Perfect all across the board!
Everything was perfect. I'm usually very critical about hotels but nothing to complain about here. Everything was great about this hotel. Highly recommended.
A Traveler, us3 night family trip
Universal's Loews Portofino Bay Hotel, Orlando
Fair4.0
Poor service - #treatwithrespect
We had booked a 2 night stay for my son and his new bride. Me and my husband had gone to the hotel on 1/8/19 to speak to the hotel to avoid issues. We spoke to a concierge staff member - (who I later found out was the not the person on the business card given...security breech??) We wanted to have my sister come early and set up the room with some decor and make sure their (newly wed couple's) belongings were placed in the room. I was assured that there would be no problem. When my sister got there on 1/12/19- the manager at the front desk got involved and was extremely rude and judgmental- making my sister and her husband feel as though we were lying. WE came to obtain permission prior for setting up the room and to take pictures - this was NOT respected! If we were told upfront of the expectations my sister, her husband and their 2 yr old daughter would not have made the 50 min trip to do this. Treat your customers with respect!
Batul, us2 night romance trip
Universal's Loews Portofino Bay Hotel, Orlando
Very Good8.0
Nice place
400$ for a room but saved 390$ per day for three of us for not having to purchase universal studios express pass to skip the big lines.
Philip, us3 night family trip
Universal's Loews Portofino Bay Hotel, Orlando
Exceptional10.0
Great experience!
I loved the hotel, the service, the food. I especially appreciated the texting where I could ask questions and get almost immediate responses. I loved that the express pass was included while staying st the resort. We will return.
Michele, usFamily trip

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