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“Beautiful Resort” 5 of 5 stars
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Portofino Island Resort & Spa
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   10 Portofino Dr, Pensacola Beach, FL 32561   |  
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Ranked #7 of 10 Hotels in Pensacola Beach
Panama city beach
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Beautiful Resort”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2010

We had the best weekend at Portofino Island Resort! Everyone was very friendly, the pool deck area was awesome and the indoor pool looked very inviting. We really appreciated the boat that took us over to the Pensacola Boardwalk. We never had to drive anywhere. Our condo was very impressive with high end appliances, bedding and TV's. We would love to go back in the future.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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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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Macon, Georgia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2010

We booked with an owner through VRBO; an important difference is that this owner used a local rental management company (rmi) so that we would have a local point of contact. RMI was extremely friendly and accommodating, and we didn't need them the whole time. Views over the Bay were fantastic...sunsets were beautiful. Our condo was furnished better than any rental condo I had stayed at. Beds were memory foam, so comfortable I want them at home. Resort is beautiful, beach is beautiful, accomodations were fantastic. We plan on returning, hopefully to the same condo.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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baton rouge
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2010

Visited with my family - great grandmother and grand children. Leased two units one through resort and one through realty agent. When we were inadvertently locked out of one of the rooms, front desk offered no assistance b/c that unit had been leased through a realty agent. Quoted "policy" and left us standing dripping wet with nothing but a towel in the hallway for an hour. Finally rescued by secuirty agent.

Units are well furnished, great views and children's activities but need lessons in hospitality.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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New Orleans, Louisiana
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2010

my family and sister in law's family with 4 small children had a great time. beautiful beach is yards away, great pools, and in a few year, the kids will be old enough for water slides in adventure cove. Since it is a few miles from pensacola boardwalk (which is pretty small and non-luxurious anyway), I would have loved a small wading pool or water play areas and playground for the toddlers. We will be back in a few years. but may go to destin next year for the kiddie pools and distractions of a larger city experience. If you want gorgeous relaxation, this is the only thing of its kind in pensacola.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2010

It is hard to impress teenagers; but this place did it for mine. We stayed on an upper floor and the view was amazing. The condo was so nice we hated to leave. I took my first yoga classes with a terrific instructor. My husband enjoyed the gym. There were too many pools to choose from. Only down side there were more jelly fish particles in this area than we were used to in Florida panhandle. There was even a fire evacuation of our entire building and we walked down 21 flights of stairs with everyone else. Other renters and staff were so nice, there was no fire just an equipment malfunction. Good practice in helping others for my teens. This place was pricier than our usual stay but we certainly enjoyed everything about it.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Austin, Texas
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2010

Pensacola beach is within driving distance to Austin. Yes, it is much further from the Texas coast but well worth the drive. The difference in the beach and water are significant and make you feel world away. We have stayed at Portofino Island a number of times and it never disappoints. We usually rent from owners instead of going through the management company. in our experience we have always gotten the best deals that way. On this last visit we were pleasantly surprised to see they had added a new "water park" area in the bay. For an additional $75 a day the whole condo got to use this area which included the use of kayaks, paddle boards and water slides. The kids had a blast! I would recommend this resort to families traveling with kids without hesitation.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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LA
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2010

We had reservations in gulf shores but canceled them because of the oil spill( the gulf waters were closed). We called portofino on our way to the beach and got a great room at a great deal. We were very surprised at the great deal we received. The condo was a good size for 3 adults, 5 teenagers and 1 child. The water was beautiful and the beach amazing with tons of shells to collect. Think we will be going back to pensacola beach instead of Gulf Shores if the oil does not mess it up. Tower 3 was right across frome the beach great location!
We even rode to Fort Pickens to watch the Blue Angels practice on Wednesday morning my teenage son loved it!

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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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 Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Pensacola Beach
#7 Business Hotel in Pensacola Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Portofino Island Resort & Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 378
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Also Known As:
Portofino Island Hotel
Portofino Island Pensacola
Portofino Pensacola Fl
Portofino Island Resort Spa
Portofino Is Resort
Pensacola Portofino Condo
Beach Pensacola Portofino

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