Loews Portofino Bay Hotel
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Stay at the stunning Loews Portofino Bay Hotel; an in-depth re-creation of the famed Mediterranean seaside resort village of Portofino, Italy, down to its cobblestone streets and elegant outdoor cafes. Head to the Universal Studios with a free Universal Express Unlimited ride access card, hop aboard a complimentary water taxi and see the sights, explore CityWalk’s attractions or have a fun day out at Walt Disney World. Alterntaively, visit the nearby Wet n Wild Waterpark or try your hand at a game of golf on one of Orlando’s famed courses.
Each of the elegant and well-furnished rooms at the Loews Portofino Bay Hotel are designed with your comfort in mind. All rooms come equipped with a private bathroom, a TV, internet access and luxury bedding to ensure a great night’s sleep.
The hotel is home to an incredible nine restaurants and lounges, meaning you are sure to find something you fancy to eat at any time of the day. Lay back on poolside cabanas, make a splash at one of three themed swimming pools, work out in the fitness centre or treat yourself to a spa experience at the luxurious Mandara Spa. On-site shopping is also available.
Hotel Facilities & Services
- Total Rooms Number: 750
- 24 hour front desk
- Lift to all Floors
- Concierge Desk
- Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
- Internet Access
- Air Conditioning
- Mini bar
- Room Service 24hr: Yes
- In Room Safe
- Pay Movies
- Direct Dial Telephone
- Iron/Ironing Board
- Laundry/Dry Cleaning Services
- Parking at Hotel Cost: $27.00 Per 24 Hours
- Outdoor Pool Free: No
- Treatment Rooms
- Gym Free: No
- Minimum Age: 4
- Maximum Age: 14
- Free: No
- Name: Orlando International Airport
- Distance: 26.9 kilometres
- Cots/Cribs Free: No
- Baby Sitting
Bar and Restaurant
- Bar in Hotel
- Restaurant in hotel
- Children's Menu available
- Nearest Airport Name: Orlando International Airport Distance: 26.9 kilometres
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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating
- Overall: based on 3213 reviews
- Sleep Quality:
Stay Date: 01/2017, Stephanie M wrote this review.
This is a beautiful property. It has a great pool area, a Starbucks on property, and very nice guest rooms. I was very pleased, however, upon entering the resort, the taxi driver told us her impression of the property was more for couples/romance. … See more
This is a beautiful property. It has a great pool area, a Starbucks on property, and very nice guest rooms. I was very pleased, however, upon entering the resort, the taxi driver told us her impression of the property was more for couples/romance. It IS very family friendly but I wish that I would have stayed at hard rock. It seems there was more "action" over there. I have 2, 8 year old girls and felt that the Portofino was too relaxed for us. I'm not sure if the resort was at capacity or not (July) but it almost seemed a ghost town. We like more activity, people watching, etc. The included fast pass was well worth the extra hotel cost. Great property! Collapse
Beautiful Property...super convenient
Stay Date: 01/2017, debbiez163 wrote this review.
Really enjoyed staying on site. Loved the rickshaw to the parks as well as the ferry. The room was as nice as other upscale properties I visit. We checked in later in the evening and was able to start our get-away right away! Definitely recommend sta… See more
Really enjoyed staying on site. Loved the rickshaw to the parks as well as the ferry. The room was as nice as other upscale properties I visit. We checked in later in the evening and was able to start our get-away right away! Definitely recommend staying on property....makes the trip so much easier and more convenient. The dining options at City Walk are endless...Loved Emerill's and Cowfish. Of course we had to stop at Bubba Gump's and Margaritaville! Don't miss the perfect Margarita! Collapse
Lovely hotel, but beware the lake...
Stay Date: 01/2017, JupiterKLP wrote this review.
I stayed here for two nights for a conference and overall it was enjoyable. My room was spacious, with a very comfortable bed (though the pillows were on the squishy side) and full-size bathtub. The furniture all seemed new, or at least not worn. … See more
I stayed here for two nights for a conference and overall it was enjoyable. My room was spacious, with a very comfortable bed (though the pillows were on the squishy side) and full-size bathtub. The furniture all seemed new, or at least not worn. Yes, this hotel is huge, but the parking garage is right off the lobby, and the rest of the resort is fairly easy to navigate. There is a ferry available to take guests to CityWalk. And while I didn't dine at any of the on-property restaurants (unless you count Starbucks), the food provided at the conference I attended was absolutely stellar - which is shocking in and of itself, because professional conferences rarely have good, restaurant-quality food. Now, the bad. I wish I could give this hotel three and a half stars, because some of these are quibbles, and some are more in the way of warnings. Here goes: -My room was ground-level and right on Harbor Plaza (the central outdoor area of the hotel), which meant that guests were walking right outside my window all the time, even at night. I would have enjoyed gazing out the window at the harbor, but I shut the curtains after more than a few nosy guests tried to peek inside my room (human nature, I get it). I highly suggest requesting that you NOT be placed on the ground level. -All the Universal properties (Universal Studios, Islands of Adventure, CityWalk, and the Universal hotels) are connected by a freshwater lake (which is what the ferry operates in). At this hotel, the lake flows into a harbor that you can walk into. No, really, the ground slopes right into the lake, just like a walk-in pool. Let me repeat that: this resort is inviting you to walk into a body of fresh water. In Florida. On a resort that was built on swampland. In case you aren't following: ALLIGATORS. Alligators are EVERYWHERE in Florida and I'm sure many readers are familiar with the recent tragic accident involving an alligator and a small child at a Disney resort. With that in mind, it is UNBELIEVABLE that this resort would not have roped or fenced off the harbor, or at least put up warning signs. Much like a responsible gun owner knows to assume that EVERY gun is loaded, a Florida native knows to assume that ANY body of fresh water contains alligators and to ignore any assurances to the contrary. However, I would not expect tourists to have that kind of knowledge and so the set-up is troubling. Certainly I would NEVER stay here with my toddler. -There's a Starbucks on property, and while I don't have receipts to compare, the prices seemed a bit pricier than at a regular Starbucks. -Although the furniture was nice and new, the bathroom door had deep cracks in the paint. -The hotel places ridiculous holds on your credit card. I'm used to the standard $50-$100 hold, but Loews Portofino put TWELVE HUNDRED DOLLARS worth of holds on my card. I'm really glad that I didn't have an emergency that would have required me to spend thousands of dollars in last-minute airplane tickets, because I could have maxed out my credit. Collapse
Stay Date: 11/2016, harohne wrote this review.
The Portofino Bay Hotel is great. It is very nice, and I enjoy staying there. Their Universal Park deal is great and they have great facilities. The transportation to the parks is also very convenient. One issue that I did have is that at 2:00 AM the… See more
The Portofino Bay Hotel is great. It is very nice, and I enjoy staying there. Their Universal Park deal is great and they have great facilities. The transportation to the parks is also very convenient. One issue that I did have is that at 2:00 AM the fire alarm went off, this has never happened at a hotel I have stayed at, and when I asked the front desk, they apologized and offered breakfast or something else, but I refused because it wasn't that big of a deal...just odd. I would stay there again, but hopefully the fire alarm won't go off. Collapse
Stay Date: 11/2016, wvshopper wrote this review.
I arrived early after a long day of flying, the did allow us to check in 30 minutes early, (I don't think they wanted to), but we had had a long day of traveling and wanted to rest before dinner. We had a wonderful room. The lighting in these roo… See more
I arrived early after a long day of flying, the did allow us to check in 30 minutes early, (I don't think they wanted to), but we had had a long day of traveling and wanted to rest before dinner. We had a wonderful room. The lighting in these rooms is great and these rooms are spacious. Even the bathroom is one of the largest I have ever seen for this size of 2 queen bed room. We were close to elevator and the noise was not bad at all. Check in was easy, check out was easy also. We had a club room and access to the club breakfast and snacks throughout the day......it was a great bonus for us. Collapse
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