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Universal’s Loews Portofino Bay Hotel Review
August 27, 2019
Author: Livia Taylor

In the heart of Orlando, Florida, you can find a little piece of Italy at Universal’s Loews Portofino Bay Hotel. Located near Universal Orlando Resort, this hotel offers suites so you can enjoy a home-away-from home on your next vacation. 

Universal's Loews Portofino Bay Hotel Review

Universal’s Loews Portofino Bay Hotel Review

Find out what we love about this property in our Universal’s Loews Portofino Bay Hotel review. From room service and outdoor cafes to a piazza and spa, Universal’s Loews Portofino Bay Hotel has it all.

Universal’s Loews Portofino Bay Hotel Review - Rooms

At this Universal Orlando Resort area hotel, you can choose between standard rooms and suites. With European elegance and modern conveniences, there’s no better pick than Loews Portofino Bay! Each room offers 450 square feet for your family to spread out and relax after a day at Universal Orlando Resort. Standard rooms offer King or Queen size beds.

Universal's Loews Portofino Bay Hotel Review

Universal’s Loews Portofino Bay Hotel Review - Amenities

When it comes to amenities at Universal’s Loews Portofino Bay hotel, where do we start? The rooms themselves are outfitted with free Wi-Fi, room service and cable TV. On-site, guests can enjoy a children’s play area, outdoor swimming pool and hot tub. Loews Portofino Bay Hotel also offers a fitness center, game room and other conveniences such as babysitting services, self and valet parking, onsite laundry, restaurant and lounge bar. You can enjoy complimentary wake-up calls in your room from Universal Orlando Resort characters, giving you just the right kick-start to your day of adventure.

As a Get Away Today guest at Universal’s Loews Portofino Bay Hotel, you can take advantage of theme park perks including early entry to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter and Universal’s Volcano Bay (with valid theme park admission). With your hotel booking, you will also be granted complimentary access and first available seating at select Universal Orlando and Universal CityWalk restaurants. To get there, use the complimentary shuttle or water taxis that take you from the hotel right to Universal Studios Florida, Islands of Adventure, Volcano Bay and/or CityWalk.

Using your Portofino Bay key card, you can charge purchases right to your room, and have merchandise delivered to the hotel to you don’t have to tote it around all day. As if that wasn’t enough, you’ll also receive free Universal Express Unlimited, which allows you to skip regular lines at participating rides and attractions in both Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure. 

Universal’s Loews Portofino Bay Hotel Review - Dining

When it comes to dining options at Universal’s Loews Portofino Bay Hotel, you can taste your way through six onsite locations.

  • Bice Ristorante: Open daily for dinner, serving a variety of appetizers, salads, homemade pastas and more.
  • Mama Della’s Ristorante: Open daily for dinner, this restaurant offers a kids menu as well as a grown-up menu featuring lobster, vegetarian dishes and pasta.
  • Trattoria Del Porto: Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, you can also send the kids to the play place while you wait to be served. Enjoy dishes such as fresh eggs and pancakes for breakfast, salads, soups and sandwiches or kid-friendly pizzas.
  • Sal’s Market Deli: Open daily, stroll this market’s selection of deli meats, cheese, salads and more.
  • Splendido Bar & Grille: Grab a burger, salad or specialty drink at the bar and enjoy it poolside. 
  • Gelateria: Open daily, enjoy Italian-inspired desserts such as gelato, and refreshers including smoothies, milkshakes and parfaits. The Gelateria also serves cold breakfast options, perfect for on-the-go.

You can also make a quick stop at Starbucks, or enjoy room service 24 hours a day. Additionally, Loews Portofino Bay guests can experience dining at nearby sister properties including Hard Rock Hotel, Loews Royal Pacific Resort, Universal’s Aventura Hotel ‘and more.

Universal's Loews Portofino Bay Hotel Review

Universal’s Loews Portofino Bay Hotel Review - Location

Conveniently located onsite at Universal Orlando Resort, Loews Portofino Bay Hotel makes it easy to navigate the parks during your vacation. The hotel is about 17 miles from Orlando International Airport, and is near Orlando International Premium Outlets, a Walgreens and a number of eateries such as Kobe Japanese Steakhouse and Golden Corral Buffet.

Universal’s Loews Portofino Bay Hotel Review - Overview

With so many exclusive benefits for booking at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel, we highly recommend it for an Orlando vacation. Take advantage of complimentary transportation, early Universal Orlando Resort access and luxurious accommodations.

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