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Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, Garden View

Max Occupancy: 3 guests (up to 2 children)

Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking, Garden View

Max Occupancy: 5 guests (up to 4 children)

Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, Bay View

Max Occupancy: 3 guests (up to 2 children)

Deluxe Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking

Max Occupancy: 5 guests (up to 4 children)

Club Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking (Portofino Club)

Max Occupancy: 5 guests (up to 4 children)

Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking, Bay View

Max Occupancy: 5 guests (up to 4 children)

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

Max Occupancy: 3 guests (up to 2 children)

Suite, Non Smoking (Despicable Me Kids Suite)

Max Occupancy: 5 guests (up to 4 children)

Orlando resort close to Universal Studios

Next door to theme parks

This family-friendly resort in Orlando is 0.7 miles from Universal Studios Florida®, while the Wizarding World of Harry Potter and Universal’s Islands of Adventure are 1.3 miles away.

Italian Themed Pools

This Italian seaside themed resort features 3 outdoor pools to accommodate every guest from the most active family to those searching for a peaceful place to lounge. The hotel also offers a tranquil, full-service spa and a fitness center.

Free WiFi

The 750 guestrooms of this Orlando hotel offer complimentary wireless Internet (up to 4 devices), 42-inch flat-screen TVs with pay movies, and iPod docking stations. Bathrooms include eco-friendly toiletries.

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Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Based on the architecture of Portofino, Italy, this Orlando resort features a large harbor lined with cobblestone streets, Italian sports cars, and European shops and cafés. While the sun sets on this Harbor Piazza, live opera music is performed nightly to draw you further into the Italian experience.

Dive into one of the hotel's 3 themed outdoor pools, including its Beach Pool which features a water slide. Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando® also offers a large fitness center available for a surcharge. Guests can also take advantage of the many treatments offered at Mandara Spa.

For business needs, this resort offers 42,000 square feet (3,901 square meters) of combined meeting space with audiovisual equipment. Wedding services and exhibit space are also available. Complimentary WiFi is accessible throughout the hotel.

EXCLUSIVE THEME PARK PRIVILEGES:

Skip the regular lines for free with Universal Express Unlimited ride access in both theme parks–a value of up to $89 per person, per day (valid theme park admission required)

Take the complimentary water taxis along picturesque waterways or ride the shuttle bus directly to both theme parks and Universal CityWalk®

Priority seating at select restaurants throughout the resort

OTHER EXCITING BENEFITS:

Early Park Admission to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™, one hour before the theme park opens* (valid theme park admission required)

Complimentary shuttle busses to and from both theme parks and CityWalk®, plus guided walking paths to make getting around the resort fast and easy so you can make the most of your time

Resort-wide charging privileges with your room key card

Complimentary delivery of merchandise purchased throughout the resort to your hotel

Complimentary scheduled transportation to nearby Wet ‘n Wild® water park, SeaWorld®, and Aquatica™

Universal Orlando character appearances with some of your favorite theme park characters

Start your day with a wake-up call from one of your favorite Universal Orlando characters

Golf Universal Orlando® program, providing preferred tee times and complimentary transportation to select area golf courses:

Windermere Country Club

Grand Cypress Golf Club

*Early Park Admission begins one (1) hour prior to regular scheduled park opening to one (1) Universal Orlando theme park as determined by Universal Orlando. Valid at select attraction at each park. Universal Orlando reserves the right to open alternative attractions in the event that a technical problem arises or an attraction opening is delayed. Additional restrictions may apply.

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Arcade/game room
  • ATM/banking
  • Beach/pool umbrellas
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Business center
  • Children's club (surcharge)
  • Children's pool
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Concierge services
  • Conference center
  • Conference space
  • Conference space size (feet) - 42000
  • Conference space size (meters) - 3780
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply)
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Elevator/lift
  • Express check-out
  • Fitness facilities
  • Free WiFi
  • Full-service spa
  • Gift shops or newsstand
  • Hair salon
  • Luggage storage
  • Meeting rooms
  • Number of bars/lounges - 2
  • Number of coffee shops/cafes - 2
  • Number of floors - 6
  • Number of indoor pools - 3
  • Number of outdoor pools - 3
  • Number of restaurants - 4
  • Number of spa tubs - 2
  • Pool cabanas (surcharge)
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Sauna
  • Self parking (surcharge)
  • Shopping on site
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Spa treatment room(s)
  • Supervised childcare/activities (surcharge)
  • Free theme park shuttle
  • Total number of rooms - 750
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Valet parking (surcharge)
  • Waterslide
  • Wedding services
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Family Friendly Amenities

  • Arcade/game room
  • Children's pool
  • Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Indoor pools
  • Outdoor pools
  • Rollaway/extra beds available
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Theme park shuttle (complimentary)
  • Waterslide

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired high-speed Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Self parking (surcharge), Valet parking (surcharge)

Room Amenities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathrobes
  • Cable TV service
  • Climate control
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Free newspaper
  • Free toiletries
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Flat-panel TV
  • Free WiFi
  • Free wired high-speed Internet
  • Hair dryer
  • In-room safe
  • iPod docking station
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Minibar
  • Pay movies
  • Phone
  • Rollaway/extra beds available
  • Room service (24 hours)
  • Turndown service
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Where to Eat

Bice Ristorante - This restaurant serves authentic Italian cuisine in an elegant environment of classic and modern décor. Open for dinner only. Reservations required.

Mama Della’s Ristorante - Specializing in traditional Italian food, this casual restaurant offers a warm, comfortable atmosphere with musicians performing around the tables. Open for dinner only.

Trattoria del Porto - Enjoy breakfast and dinner at this family-friendly Italian restaurant. Al fresco dining is available overlooking the Portofino Bay.

The Thirsty Fish - This wine bar looking out on the Harbor Piazza offers snacks accompanied by live music several nights a week. Children are welcome. Open at 6 PM nightly.

Sal's Market Deli - Delicatessen serving light Italian fare.

Gelateria-Caffe Espresso - Café serving light Italian fare.

Bar American - Lobby bar offering classic cocktails and light meals.

24-hour room service is available.

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Entertainment

Guests at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando® can enjoy "Dive-In Movies," a family-friendly event giving guests the opportunity to enjoy a film by the hotel pool. Every night at sunset, guests can head out to the Harbor Piazza for live opera. Themed shows vary on a nightly basis.

Harbor Nights, a wine tasting event, is held at the Harbor Piazza and features live jazz music accompanied by decadent food, and select wines. This event is for guests 21 and over.

Guests may also enjoy added theme park benefits, receiving upgraded access to rides and 1-hour early admission to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter.

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Nearby Things to Do

Universal's Loews Portofino Bay Hotel offers 3 themed outdoor pools: Beach pool, complete with a waterslide, 2 spa tubs, and poolside activities such as ping pong; Villa Pool, a large pool with lounge chairs and cabanas; and Hillside Pool, a small area on the east side of the hotel offering a quiet place for guests to relax.

Cabanas are available by reservation and are equipped with a ceiling fan, phone, plasma TV, and a refrigerator stocked with drinks and light snacks.

A game room offering air hockey and arcade games is open for guests of all ages.

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Spa Services

Mandara Spa offers an Elemis Stone Therapy massage, as well as Swedish and deep tissue massages. Skin care treatments, waxing services, facials and body treatments - including seaweed wraps, salt rubs, and cellulite reduction - are available. A steam room and sauna are located in the spa guest lounges. The spa also offers hair care, nail care, and make-up sessions. Massages are available at poolside cabanas and in guestrooms.

YCARE offers select spa services for guests aged 13-17 including massages, facials, and nail care.

Children under 18 years old are not allowed in the spa without adult supervision. Guests under 13 years old are not allowed in the spa.

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Accessibility

To make requests for specific accessibility needs, complete the “Special or Accessibility Requests" section of “Trip Preferences" when you book your hotel.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

Minimum check-in age is 21

Check-in time starts at 4 PM

Check-out

Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types

Pets

Pets allowed, Maximum number of pets per room 2

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

This property will charge a 1-night deposit within 5 days when payment for the stay will be made on site instead of at the time of booking. For more details, please contact the office using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

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Fees

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Breakfast fee: between USD 6 and USD 17 per person (approximately)
  • A pet fee will be charged
  • Rollaway beds are available for an additional fee
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

We should mention

Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments. Reservations can be made by contacting the resort prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation. The property allows pets in specific rooms only and has other pet restrictions. Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

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