$345 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Aug 4, 2014 Check-out: Aug 7, 2014

Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando

5 stars
5601 Universal Blvd, Orlando, FL 32819
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.3
out of 5
86 reviews
Wonderful Hotel

My family of three stayed comfortably at the Portifino . The staff was so nice and accommodating.... See full review

  • Jeanine T
  • Jun 29, 2014
Great Family getaway

Great overall experience Great water taxi ride from hotel to parks See full review

  • SENR
  • Jun 18, 2014
Stay On-site at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel and Experience la dolce vita – the sweet life at this AAA Four Diamond Award winning hotel located within easy walking distance of both Universal Studios and Universals Islands of Adventure theme parks. On-site hotel guests SKIP THE REGULAR LINES in both Universal Orlando theme parks - A FREE BENEFIT WORTH UP TO 89 DOLLARS PER PERSON, PER DAY Plus enjoy EARLY PARK ADMISSION to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, one hour before the park opens. Valid theme park admission required. Restrictions Apply. Guests will also enjoy Complimentary resort-wide transportation, including water taxis connecting the hotels and theme parks, priority seating at select restaurants throughout the resort, complimentary package delivery to guest rooms and resort-wide charging privileges with your hotel room key card. Hotel rooms can accommodate up to five people per room - roll away required for the 5th person (fees apply). Pet Friendly rooms are available (fees apply).

Hotel Map

28.4805 -81.4597
Nearby airports
Orlando Intl Airport, (MCO), 12.00, MI, W; Orlando/Sanford Airport, (SFB), 35.00, MI, NW;
Area description
Resort

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Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando Rooms

Deluxe
DELUXE ROOM category- rollaway required for 5th guest (fee applies) (Kings Available)
Luxury
KIDS SUITE category - rollaway required for 5th guest (fee applies) Despicable Me Kids Suites Experience the fun starting August 1st! Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando invites you to experience the world of Despicable Me in its newly-renova
Standard
GARDEN VIEW category - rollaway required for 5th guest (fee applies)(Kings Available)

Amenities

  • High-speed internet
  • Heated pool
General
Air conditioned
Pet friendly
Executive level
24 hour security
Activities
Heated pool
Fitness center or spa
Fitness Center
Exercise gym
Jacuzzi
Sauna
Children's activities
Golf
Game room
Jogging track
Play ground
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Continental breakfast
Coffee maker in room
Lounge
Coffee shop
24 hour room service
Room service
Services
24 hour front desk
Business center
Maid service
Laundry service
Express checkout
Childcare Service
Concierge desk
Laundry/Valet services
ATM/Cash machine
Nursery for children
Security
Wake-up service
In-Room Safe
Tour desk
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Car rental desk
Barber shop
Barber/Beauty shop
Porters
Video checkout
Gift shop
Copy service
Currency exchange
News stand
Audio visual equipment
Conference suite
Internet
High-speed internet
Parking
Parking
Indoor parking
Valet parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Accessible rooms
Accessible parking
Room
Television with cable
Radio
Safe
Phone with speaker
Telephone
AM/FM alarm clock
Desk with lamp
Mini bar
Free newspaper
Heated guest rooms
Hairdryer in room
Outlet adapters
Turndown service
Bathroom telephone
Cribs available
In room movies
Temperature control
Electronic door locks
Iron
Ironing board
Smoke detectors
Sprinklers in rooms
Bath tub

Nearby points of interest

  • Universal Studios Escape: 0.4 mi
  • Universal Islands of Adventure: 0.6 mi
  • Universal Studios Florida: 0.8 mi
  • Malibu Grand Prix: 0.9 mi
  • Skyventure: 1.2 mi
  • Millenia Mall Complex: 1.7 mi
  • Guinness World of Records: 2.4 mi
  • Ripley's Believe It Or Not: 2.4 mi
  • Trainland: 3.3 mi
  • Wonderworks: 3.3 mi
  • Pointe Orlando Dining, Shopping & Entertainment Complex: 3.4 mi
  • Shingle Creek Gold Club: 3.8 mi
  • Orlando Convention Center: 3.8 mi
  • Aquatica Park: 4.5 mi
  • The Florida Mall: 4.6 mi
  • Universal Studios Escape: 0.4 mi
  • Universal Islands of Adventure: 0.6 mi
  • Universal Studios Florida: 0.8 mi
  • Malibu Grand Prix: 0.9 mi
  • Skyventure: 1.2 mi
  • Millenia Mall Complex: 1.7 mi
  • Guinness World of Records: 2.4 mi
  • Ripley's Believe It Or Not: 2.4 mi
  • Trainland: 3.3 mi
  • Wonderworks: 3.3 mi
  • Pointe Orlando Dining, Shopping & Entertainment Complex: 3.4 mi
  • Shingle Creek Gold Club: 3.8 mi
  • Orlando Convention Center: 3.8 mi
  • Aquatica Park: 4.5 mi
  • The Florida Mall: 4.6 mi
  • Seaworld Orlando: 4.8 mi
  • Sea World Adventure Park: 5 mi
  • Discovery Cove: 5.2 mi
  • The Florida Citrus Bowl: 5.3 mi
  • Downtown Orlando: 6.3 mi
  • Amway Arena: 6.5 mi
  • TD Waterhouse Centre: 6.5 mi
  • Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre: 6.5 mi
  • Lake Eola Swan Boat & Gondola Rentals: 6.8 mi
  • John Young Planetarium: 7.9 mi
  • Loch Haven Park: 8.2 mi
  • Orange County Historical Museum: 8.4 mi
  • Orlando Museum of Art: 8.6 mi
  • Gatorland: 9.2 mi
  • Lake Whippoorwill Speedway: 14.6 mi
  • CFE Arena: 18.2 mi
  • Bright House Networks Stadium: 18.5 mi

Dining

Trattoria Del Porto
The colorful festivals celebrated in the Italian countryside are the background for Trattoria del Porto®. Enjoy diverse regional cuisine, delicious antipasti and tempting desserts, plus a delightful breakfast buffet to start off your morning. Seating is a
Mama Della s Ristorante
At Mama Della’s Ristorante everyone is family! Mama has turned her house into a delightful restaurant, with every room a different dining area where you'll enjoy abundant portions of authentic Old World favorites from the Tuscany, Naples and Piemonte regi
Bice Ristorante
Take part in an Italian tradition in fine dining, since 1926. Bice’s reputation throughout the world for exquisite food and service precedes itself. An exquisite culinary voyage right to the heart of Italy awaits you amid a decor which combines Old World
Sal s Market Deli
Sal’s Market Deli is an authentic Italian delicatessen and retail cafe overlooking the harborside piazza. Sal's offers brick oven pizzas; an assortment of imported Italian meats and cheeses; fresh fruit; antipasti; salads; and a broad assortment of biscot
Splendido Pizzeria
What would Loews Portofino Bay Hotel be without an authentic pizzeria -Located poolside, Splendido Pizzeria serves delicious pizza pies cooked in a wood burning brick oven. You can also enjoy burgers, salads, and all your favorite beverages. It’s the perf
Bar American
The epitome of elegance. At Bar American, a swank lobby lounge, you can sample a wide variety of specialty drinks from classic-style martinis and European cocktails to fine cognacs, espresso and Italy’s treasured Grappas. Enjoy exquisite caviar, smoked sa
Thirsty Fish Bar
The Thirsty Fish is a friendly Italian wine bar serving savory cicchetti - small plates of food. Its harborside location on the piazza is perfect for viewing the sunset while you sip Peroni or a glass of wine, smoke a cigar, or enjoy a cordial with family
Gelateria Cafe Espresso
There’s nothing quite like an Italian bakery featuring tempting biscotti, cool and creamy homemade gelato in a rainbow of flavors, plus specialty coffee, espresso and more. Enjoy Italy’s finest deserts at Gelateria—caffe espresso.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
04:00 PM
Check-out:
11:00 AM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

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Guest Reviews (86)

Ratings and reviews for Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando

Overall score

4.3 / 5
5.01.0
86 out of 86
Amenities:
4.3
Room cleanliness:
4.7
Hotel staff:
4.5
Room comfort:
4.5
Location:
4.8
Value:
3.9

87% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Jeanine T
Tewksbury
Jun 29, 2014

Wonderful Hotel

My family of three stayed comfortably at the Portifino . The staff was so nice and accommodating. We enjoyed eating at Sals and Mamas on site and the live music at the bar.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
SENR
Ireland
Jun 18, 2014

Great Family getaway

Great overall experience Great water taxi ride from hotel to parks

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Time-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Free Water taxi is every 15-20 mins to park -- it's only a 10 min walk if there's no taxi

Review of Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
9999999999
Queens, New York
Mar 6, 2014

Excellent family getaway

We had a great time. The location to the Universal theme parks was fantastic and the boat service to the parks was outstanding. Our room key allowed us to get early access to the parks. In addition, the express passes we obtained at the hotel, gave us access to every attraction (except the Harry Potter castle) without having to wait on the long lines. It saved us hours of waiting. We had dinner on evening at "Mama" on the hotel grounds and loved the food. Our entire experience with the hotel and hotel staff was a "10".

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Take the shuttle boat.

Review of Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Jotemen
Brazil
Dec 28, 2013

Relaxing getaway

Awesome experience and enjoyable stay. Highly recommended.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Single Rider 1
Las Vegas
Dec 23, 2013

Great for Universal Parks

This was the most comfortable stay we have had in a long time. Great friendly staff that is very accommodating. Good food. Great entertainment. Awesome club level benefits. The only thing we were not told was that we could use our room key for cover charges at City Walk. We would definitely return.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Sightseeing tip: Not Applicable

Use the early admission every day. It helps with Harry Potter especially. Also, use the express pass for being a hotel guest. BIG plus!!

Review of Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Five Kids
Orlando
Jun 4, 2013

Bring the beds home

My children wanted to pack up the beds, since they were so comfortable. We loved the location of our room. It is the 2nd time we stayed and we were in just the right wing of the hotel for all the "Park" walking we did each day. Our hotel food was fantastic and better then the famed Emeril's. Our waiter Michael Graham could have sold us a car instead of the best food we ate during our visit. He was that engaging! We loved it! Eat at any place in this hotel and NOT in the Parks!! Two of the "Sal's" employees were rude and uncaring. They acted as if they could care less if we ordered or not and seemed bothered by any questions. I felt sorry for two families treated poorly due to children being indecisive #kids act this way#. I had no small children but did not like their attitude, after the families left! We arrived late #12:30 A.M.# and Delores was so helpful. We will be back! It was great! Again! The boat Captains we good too!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
3
Dining tip: In Hotel

Go no where else for food! It does not get any better then in this hotel!

Review of Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Shufflebowler
New Jersey
May 8, 2013

First class hotel

Above average room decor with fabulous bedding and pillows. No problem sleeping whatsoever. Clean and stylish facades added to the idea of actually being in Italy. Top notch bar and eateries. Several different kinds of pools for different tastes. Go again in a heartbeat.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Time-saving tip: Not Applicable

Get a map of the hotel layout. Somewhat confusing to travel from lobby, to room, to pool etc.

Review of Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Nurse Henan
St.louis,Missouri
Apr 15, 2013

Amazing experience!

This hotel deserves every one of its diamonds and stars! The staff was helpful, location was great, view was amazing! Beds were super comfy, I'd defiantly return! We spent most our time in universal studios, but also hit the outlet malls. Had an amazing time!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

City walk is just a short water taxi ride away. There are so many different, family friendly resteraunts to chose from.

Review of Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
tenpinmom
long island
Apr 9, 2013

NICE HOTEL, GREAT LOCATION, COSTLY

Nice hotel and great location. I have stayed here several times. I have noticed a decrease in quality, especially the restaurants. Best bed!!!!! Air-conditioning is sensor controlled. OMG, what a pain in the neck. Temperature lowers while you are sleeping. All night long we had to wave our hands to get it to go back on. lol. Seriously. On-site Universal accommodations are the only way to go. It is exhausting enough visiting theme parks without staying on-site. Priority line at the rides, not Harry Potter. The pools are lovely. A vacation in itself. Be prepared to spend $$$$. Not sure if I would stay there again. It would really come down to if I got a GREAT deal or not. We felt cheated this trip.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
1
Dining tip: In Hotel

Mama Dellas is not fine dining. Expensive and run of the mill tourist trap.

Review of Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Sassy's Mother
Chicago, IL
Mar 12, 2013

Friendly, ideal location

My mom and I stayed here for a mid-winter weekend getaway and were very happy with the hotel. The room was clean and spacious, and the bathtub was a treat. We loved the convenience of the boat transport to the parks as well as the opportunity to get into Universal Studios an hour early to beat the Harry Potter crowd. Would splurge to stay again if visiting the parks in the future.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
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