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Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando

4.0 of 5 Resort   |   5601 Universal Blvd., Orlando, FL 32819
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Greenville, NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Our family went to this hotel in August and were in the Despicable Me suite. I was plesantly surprised by the size of the rooms and the beds. The minion beds were very large- the size of a large twin, almost a double. The room was so cute! The bathroom in this suite is also huge. This is the best... More

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88 reviews 88 reviews
28 hotel reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was my first time staying at a Universal resort and I was pleasantly surprised! It was easy to buy the Universal passes right from the hotel and the express pass is sooooo worth it!...especially if you have kids, I can't seeing not getting this. The riverboat to the theme parks was very convenient and ran until 2am, which was... More

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Stuart, Florida
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77 reviews 77 reviews
8 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Celebrating a special anniversary demands a special venue and Portofino fits the bill! It begins as you drive along small curves and the tips of the resort just come into view. Beautiful! All of the grounds, whether the lush lawns outside rooms, majestic cypresses framing a pool, cobblestone streets meandering up and down and finally reaching the grand piazza fronting... More

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Excellent service great hotel I will go back tomorrow. To stay there it's so worth it because of the express pass and the distance between the parks and the hotel the guys at the reception friendly and the room service fast but to pick up the trays they take like 1 hour and we could not sleep because it was... More

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Saint Peters, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was my 4th time staying here. A few minor things were off key, but probably won't stop me from coming back. After waiting in a small line for check in, our room was not ready so we were given temp room keys and left our luggage at the baggage check and took off for the park. I received a... More

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Fairfax, Virginia
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I really do not like to write negative reviews, but for the money you shell out for a family vacation, I figure the least I can do is get the info out there so that people can know what to look for when going here. First let me start off with the positives. At the pool, Barb and Jasmine are... More

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is an excellent hotel, it's truly a terrific experience. Loews Portofino Bay offered the best accommodations I've had on a business trip to date. The room was enormous, and the bathroom was beautifully equipped and huge. Beds were extremely comfortable. Wireless and TV worked flawlessly. Had a view of the lake which was really nice. At night I was... More

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LPBHManager, General Manager at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback about your recent stay. We are glad you had an opportunity to stay with us while in Orlando, and are honored to know we offered your best business accommodations to date! Your exceptional experience at the hotel sounds sincerely wonderful. I will be sure to share your comments with our team members. We look forward... More

New Hyde Park, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We once stayed at lowes portofino bay hotel everything was great the best part is unlimited skip the lines at Universal orlando. The bottom line is really really bad price!!!!!!!!! and my dad and my family are going to that hotel again. And i give them a b rating but the worst part the price!!!

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Long Island, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Definitely a great hotel choice. Accommodations are clean, convenient, and aesthetically very pleasant. The staff is very courteous & friendly- it's apparent these people enjoy their jobs. The valet even knocked on our car window just as we were pulling away to hand us a few bottles of water for our trip! Family friendly environment.

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LPBHManager, General Manager at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to comment. We are excited to hear that you enjoyed our resort, and that our commitment to excellent service was reflected in our team members! It is always a pleasure to hear that our guests are enjoying the extras that we offer. We hope to see you again for another great experience! Until then,... More

Brooklyn, New York
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61 reviews 61 reviews
14 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed at this luxury hotel as our one hour early admission gateway into Harry Potter at Universal Studios. Extremely nice amenities with an all out Italian cove feel. There is a very convenient water taxi that takes you to Universal Studios so your car can stay in the 20 dollar a day parking lot. Pool area was also very... More

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Address: 5601 Universal Blvd., Orlando, FL 32819
Location: United States > Florida > Central Florida > Orlando
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando 4*
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Loews Portofino Bay Resort
Portofino Orlando
Portofino Bay Hotel Orlando

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Celebrate la dolce vita — the sweet life — at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando®. Located at Universal Orlando® Resort, this luxurious hotel re-creates the charm and romance of the famed seaside village of Portofino, Italy, right down to the cobblestone streets and outdoor cafes. Hotel guests enjoy spacious guest rooms featuring authentic Italian furnishings, impeccable and attentive service, an opulent spa, three themed swimming pools and exceptional dining. Hotel guests also enjoy an exclusive package of theme park benefits, including: * Early Park Admission† to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™, one hour before the theme park opens (valid theme park admission required)* Universal Express ride access* to skip the regular lines throughout both theme parks - a FREE benefit worth up to $87 per person, per day (valid theme park admission required)* Complimentary water taxis or shuttle buses to make getting around the resort fast and easy so you can make the most of your time * And more. ... more   less 
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