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Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando

5.0 of 5 Resort   |   5601 Universal Blvd., Orlando, FL 32819
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Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando

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Ranked #108 of 329 hotels in Orlando
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Leeds
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Really excellent hotel, super rooms, nice space and really comfortable beds. The Despicable Me rooms for the kids was a real bonus - my 10 and 8 year old loved it. The fast passes for Universal are also a great bonus. I would strongly recommend this hotel and the complex. A fantastic experience.

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North Canton, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My family of 5 (two adults and three children under 9 year old) stayed at the Portofino for a week in March. To be honest, I wasn't expecting it to be very nice but was blown away! The hotel was beautiful! The room was large enough for all of us to fit (we paid extra for a roll-away bed) and... More

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Valrico, Florida
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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I recommend hosting your wedding at this hotel. The customer service is exceptional. I want to thank Yan, bartender & Jose, pool boy for their wonderful service and for making the guests feel comfortable. The location is convenient for travel, the food is top notch, and the decorations are beautiful.

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Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This hotel is the best. The hotel looks like the Italian village Portofino, including a free water taxi that takes you to the universal city walk. the rooms were large and clean. The beds were very comfortable, the bathroom is huge. This is one of three hotels in the Universal complex and the grounds join together. One morning I decided... More

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Miami Beach, Florida
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We went to Orlando for a quick getaway weekend at Islands of Adventure. We have always liked and stayed previously before at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel. The location and value are a 5-star rating for convenience to the parks and City Walk and the fact the Fast Express Pass comes with every room (well worth it!) However, our experience with... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Amazing service, clean hotel, fun pool. We had trouble getting our check at the pool one day. Kids tried to buy a beach ball at the towel shack and my husband had to go over and help out then wait in line at the bar to pay for it. The 2 bdrm room i the west wing was great. I... More

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My friends and I stayed here for the second time and enjoyed it just as much as the first. This time we stayed in a Queen Deluxe room with a pool view. The room was pretty much the same though slightly larger with an added separate shower and tub which we had wrongly assumed would mean the bathroom was separate... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

In my opinion, this is the best hotel in Orlando. Taking location, quality and price into account. I think that the Portofino Bay has it all. During peak times, the price is a bit high. But the rest of the year it is more than reasonable. Large rooms, high quality. As for location. Perfect! You can walk easily to Universal... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This on site hotel cost a little more than the others. However, it is hands down the best value for that memorable trip. My chasten loved the poolside movie. The pool and water slide is a family favorite. Front desk staff is excellent. Easy access to parks via water taxi and front of the lines. This has been my favorite... More

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Orange, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel is no way a five star experience. This is truly for families and young children. Basically clean hotel and caters for tourist to local parks. This is not a hotel you come for a honeymoon or anything romantic. Can get very busy in central bay portion of hotel. Overall, a good choice for families.

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Additional Information about Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando

Also Known As:
Loews Portofino Bay Resort
Portofino Bay Hotel
Portofino Orlando
Portofino Bay Hotel Orlando
Portofino Bay
Address: 5601 Universal Blvd., Orlando, FL 32819
Location: United States > Florida > Central Florida > Orlando
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#15 Green Hotel in Orlando
#31 Luxury Hotel in Orlando
#46 Business Hotel in Orlando
#108 Top resorts Hotel in Orlando
#108 Spa Hotel in Orlando
#122 Family Hotel in Orlando
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando 5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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