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Portofino Island Resort & Spa

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   10 Portofino Dr, Pensacola Beach, FL 32561
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Mandeville, Louisiana
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Portofino is the best place to stay in Pensacola. We come a couple times a year. While you have both beach and bay, I typically stay around community pool and play in the bay. If you have a boat or Seedoo then bring them an anchor in Bay. I bring the Seedoo and it's a blast. The place has 5... More

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Marne, Michigan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Rented a 3 bedroom condo for the week. The views were awesome. We could see both the gulf and santa rosa sound. The covered patio was great and the built in electric grill was nice for cooking. The pools were heated nicely, even though it was not that warm outside we could still swim, they also had an indoor pool... More

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PortofinoIsland, Marketing Coordinator at Portofino Island Resort & Spa, responded to this review

We are thrilled to hear that the views and staff exceeded both yours and our expectations. We invite you to come back and enjoy another relaxing stay with us soon. More

Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to Pensacola beach for the first time in years and discovered it's closer than I thought! 4 hours from door to door. Loved the white sandy beaches and the resort was beautiful. Resort staff were very accommodating.

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PortofinoIsland, Marketing Coordinator at Portofino Island Resort & Spa, responded to this review

We are pleased that your stay produced such great lasting memories and that the staff was so helpful. If you have not seen the Blue Angels perform yet we certainly suggest coming back in July for the show! More

Salt Lake City, Utah
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here very over rated and expensive for what it is, liked the Beach Colonies better Found the place very noisey not relaxing at all. This is not a place for over 55 too many kids screaming in the pools. Would I stay here again no.

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PortofinoIsland, Marketing Coordinator at Portofino Island Resort & Spa, responded to this review

We often suggest to guests looking for a more relaxed stay that they visit in September or October. The fall season is one of our best kept secrets! More

Nacogdoches, Texas
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We went for Spring Break and just got home. This unit was great! Very nicely appointed. Lots of room for mom, dad, and two huge teenage boys. At the end of the beach so away from crowds, but very convenient to shopping and food. Beach is beautiful!!! Be sure to check out the main gym and spa with two infinity... More

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PortofinoIsland, Marketing Coordinator at Portofino Island Resort & Spa, responded to this review

We are happy to hear how much you enjoyed your spacious unit and the property. Our Life Style Center is always a fan favorite for guests looking to stay active. When you book directly through us – Premier Island Management Group – the onsite management company we provide 24/7 maintenance personnel to address any concerns that may arise, which is... More

New Orleans, Louisiana
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

We stayed in Tower 1. The Gulf view was awesome; however, getting to the actual beach is a pain. You must cross a pretty busy street to get there. Also, you can see/hear the traffic from the balcony. Gulf front is a misnomer. The indoor pool was nice in bad weather.

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PortofinoIsland, Marketing Coordinator at Portofino Island Resort & Spa, responded to this review

We are glad your view was enjoyable. We understand that at times traffic may be more noticeable due to the juxtaposition of tranquility on the property. We often suggest to guests looking for a more peaceful stay to come back in our fall off-season. It’s truly one of our best kept secrets! More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014 via mobile

I just stayed 4 nights at portafino...the reviews are true- stay away! The grill on patio broke, dishwasher didn't work, sofa worn out...etc...the place isn't what it use to be...the staff is friendly with tons of employees, but maintenance is a whole other thing. Tv in a bedroom quit working...for what you pay, it's unacceptable. They made note of our... More

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PortofinoIsland, Marketing Coordinator at Portofino Island Resort & Spa, responded to this review

We‘re sorry your stay was neither up to your expectations nor ours. The on-site, 24/7 maintenance team offered when you book with Premier has a great track record in responding to irregularities like yours. Reporting any malfunctioning appliances to the front desk generates work orders for items to be mended and addressed immediately. We hope you’ll give Portofino another try... More

Atlanta, Georgia
2 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014 via mobile

I have stayed here well over five times. Each time has steadily declined in value. As of May 2013, portofino resort is no longer worth the cost. For an "all inclusive resort" there sure is a lot of red tape. Be prepared to argue with all of the associated bars and restaurants (on site and boardwalk included) about your discount.... More

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PortofinoIsland, Marketing Coordinator at Portofino Island Resort & Spa, responded to this review

We’re sorry to hear your stay was less than you expected. We always strive to ensure the best experience for all of guests. Booking through Premier Island Management Group does give you the discounted amenities on property and boardwalk if that might have caused the confusion, either way it does not excuse the experience that has occurred. Thank you for... More

Florence, AL
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43 reviews 43 reviews
5 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

From the moment of our arrival on a cold, blustery night, we were welcomed warmly and expertly guided through the check in process. Our penthouse upgrade was exquisitely decorated with with sweeping views of the Gulf of Mexico and Santa Rosa Sound. This resort has it all! The food was excellent, the pools clean, the gym well equipped. There is... More

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PortofinoIsland, Marketing Coordinator at Portofino Island Resort & Spa, responded to this review

We are excited to hear that we met both your and our expectations, and that you were able to enjoy so many of our wonderful amenities that we offer. We make every effort to ensure each experience creates a lasting memory, just like the one you have had, and we can’t wait to see you again! More

Newton, Massachusetts, USA
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400 reviews 400 reviews
61 hotel reviews
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

We stayed for 5 days at Portofino. The grounds and buildings are maintained fabulously. The ambiance of the pool feels like you are in a tropical resort. While the property is on the bay side, it is a quick walk across the street to the gulf beach entrance. I must especially put in a plug for Unit 606, in building... More

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Additional Information about Portofino Island Resort & Spa

Address: 10 Portofino Dr, Pensacola Beach, FL 32561
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Location: United States > Florida > Florida Panhandle > Pensacola Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#4 Romantic Hotel in Pensacola Beach
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Pensacola Beach
#7 Business Hotel in Pensacola Beach
#7 Family Hotel in Pensacola Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Portofino Island Resort & Spa 4*
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