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Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My name is Nicholas Steele and this hotel was great celebrating my girls birthday week two of fun lets start of with the front desk arrival was great Chrisie was great made us feel welcome room wasn't so headed to the pool Hector was wonderful and David as well and Josh in the front office was kind and thank for... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The staff in all areas were very friendly. It's got a nice feel to the place and the rooms are spacious. We popped to the other Loews Universal Parks and we preferred this one. However if you like to eat in the hotel a lot and are not fussed on Italian then perhaps one of the others is for you.... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The number one thing that stands out about this hotel is the pool. I have children under the age of 10 and I travel to many resorts. This was hands down the best family pool I've ever been to. The pool has a sandy beach area, with sand toys complimentary, where the kids can build sand castles. Beach balls at... More 

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

Thank you for sharing your experience! Our hotel is a re-creation of Portofino, Italy and features the same unique design as the actual town. The Roman aqueduct style slide is our biggest Beach Pool hit so we are thrilled that your children enjoyed it! We hope that you have the opportunity to visit us again soon. It would be a... More 

Casper, Wyoming
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

On arrival, Pete checked us in and was wonderful, as were all the staff. The Hotel was very clean overall. Our room was clean and well appointed. The bed was heavenly and the bathroom was huge! Over all a great experience.

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

Thank you for sharing your comments. Our team members strive to provide great service to all of our guests, and its experiences like yours that confirm we are delivering on our promise. We will be sure to share your comments with them and we look forward to your return visit! More 

Doncaster, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Having stayed at the Hard Rock Hotel afew years ago we decided to give the Portofino a try. We was not disappointed. When you pull up it looks stunning with lovely views of the lake. It was amazing having early entry and fast passes to the parks too. We tried afew of the restaurants which we found very good. The... More 

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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 review us. We are thrilled to hear that you had a great stay. Our spacious accommodations are perfect for families, offering plenty of space for everyone. We look forward to your next visit! More 

Oconomowoc WI
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

First, if you can afford to stay here it is a beautiful hotel and experience. Set on a man made bay which flows through a river to get access to Universal Studios it is a great Universal property. You will get early admission to the park as well as the express pass which is just great. We were not there... More 

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

We appreciate your feedback and would like to talk with you about your recent stay. Please contact us at: portofinocustomerservice@loewshotels.com so that we may schedule a call at your convenience. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Beautiful large hotel located at universal studios. Large sprawling hotel. It is big but even with many guests it does not seem big and crowded. It has pools on site for kids (with movies) and adults, all set in beautiful grounds. Food on site is limited and there is a Starbucks on site. A tip though is for a 15... 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. We are happy to hear you would recommend our hotel after your experience. We are pleased you enjoyed some of the special perks of staying on-site, such as the complimentary water taxi, Express Passes and our nightly Dive-In Movie, located at our Beach Pool. When your travels bring you back to Orlando, we hope to... More 

Cape Coral, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you are going to spend the weekend at Universal Studios or Islands of Adventure, you MUST stay at one of the on-site hotels that offers Express Pass (skip the lines). We are season pass holders at these theme parks and have stayed off site many times. While we typically only need a place to "crash" after a long day... More 

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

WOW! Thank you for your detailed response! We are so pleased to hear you continue to enjoy your stay with us. It is wonderful to read you took full advantage of the benefit and value of our complimentary Universal Express Passes, which are provided to all of our on-site hotel guests. We look forward to your return visit. More 

Denver, Colorado
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The rooms were really nice and the convenience of getting on a ferry each morning to get to Universal Studios was really nice. Park perks were early admission and front of the line passes, which was a huge help at the park. I would stay here again, well worth the price.

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

Thank you for your feedback! We are glad to hear you enjoyed Early Park Admission and our complimentary Universal Express Passes. These benefits really do make a world of a difference when traveling through the parks. We appreciate your comments and hope to have an opportunity to serve you again! More 

Pensacola, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very nice hotel with a taste of Italy. The room was spacious and relaxing. Very helpful to receive a mini frig on request for meal leftovers or personal water and snacks. (Much cheaper than mini bar items.) Pretty harbor view and piazza central to the onsite eating establishments. Perfect spot for an early morning coffee or afternoon gelato! We enjoyed... More 

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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 about your recent stay. It is always our goal to exceed our guests’ expectations and we are pleased that we were able to do that. We are thrilled that you enjoyed our nightly opera singers. Our team members strive to provide great service to all of our guests, and its experiences like... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Enjoy a luxurious escape inspired by the famed seaside village of Portofino, Italy. Perfectly appointed rooms and suites, gorgeous vistas and incredible cuisine welcome you to celebrate la dolce vita-the sweet life. Located on-site at Universal Orlando Resort, Loews Portofino Bay Hotel is in the heart of the excitement of Universal Studios Florida, Universal's Islands of Adventure, and Universal CityWalk. Guests of this hotel enjoy exclusive theme park benefits. Skip the regular lines at most attractions with FREE Universal Express Unlimited ride access - a benefit worth $89 per person, per day**. You can also take advantage of Early Park Admission one hour before the theme park opens, and more! (valid theme park admission required.) ... more   less 

Additional Information about Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando

Address: 5601 Universal Blvd., Orlando, FL 32819-7880
Location: United States > Florida > Central Florida > Orlando
Price Range: $258 - $545 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando 4*
Number of rooms: 750
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Also Known As:
Loews Portofino Bay Resort
Portofino Orlando
Portofino Bay Hotel Orlando
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#15 Top resorts Hotel in Orlando
#16 Green Hotel in Orlando
#18 Spa Hotel in Orlando
#30 Luxury Hotel in Orlando
#45 Business Hotel in Orlando
#54 Romantic Hotel in Orlando
#80 Family Hotel in Orlando
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