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Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando

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Salt Lake City, UT
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

We had a day to kill in Orlando and went to Universal boardwalk for lunch and then were told about this place. We took the boat from in front of hard rock café to this lovely dock area. We spent a few hours just strolling the property, visiting the gift shop, and sitting at the nice quiet outdoor dining area....

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Lexington, Massachusetts, United States
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a resort where you can spend at least 4 days without leaving the resort and not feel like you've experienced everything. There's a number of restaurants and bars, 3 pools, retail stores, and more and the lobby is an enjoyable place to hang out. There's a lot of space and we never felt like the hotel was fully...

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Durham, North Carolina
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stayed for a long weekend with a friend at this hotel in Jan 2017. Had a bay view double queen room. The curtains did not adequately shield us from passersby, who could look right into our room. There's no barrier like a screen between the sidewalk and our room. The curtains were unwieldy,a nd the light-tight curtains had holes in...

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

"The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, But in ourselves" In this case the fault - to the extent there is any - was not in the Portofino, but in our choice of the venue for this particular occasion. We had visited Universal several times - always with kids - and for her 60th birthday my wife decided...

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Omaha, Nebraska
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

We stayed 4 nights at Lowes Portofino Bay during our trip to Universal Florida. The resort was AMAZING! Check In was a bit long and anytime we went to the lobby there was a line for the front desk. I believe that is related to the level of detail the front desk staff takes when completing your check in and...

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virginia
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

Overall quite nice hotel. Have stayed here with family and as a couple. Super convenient to universal making an almost stressless theme park experience. The express passes are nice as well. I liked the villa wing better than the east wing. The food choices are passable but not too exciting. Would stay again

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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

We were in Orlando for the holidays and we stayed at Loews Portofino on the last leg of our trip. The hotel was beautiful ! The room was gorgeous . I requested for the top floor with a balcony and it was granted. Our balcony was huge facing the bay. My son picked this place because of the pool and...

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Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

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...

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Bridgeport, West Virginia
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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...

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

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...

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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
Region: United States > Florida > Central Florida > Orlando
Price Range: $358 - $755 (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
Loews Portofino Bay Hotel At Universal Orlando Florida
Hotel Style:
#15 Top resorts Hotel in Orlando
#16 Spa Hotel in Orlando
#17 Green Hotel in Orlando
#29 Luxury Hotel in Orlando
#45 Business Hotel in Orlando
#54 Romantic Hotel in Orlando
#80 Family Hotel in Orlando
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“We were in the East Wing overlooking the bay and the room was lovely with big floor to ceiling windows.”
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“The water view is worth the few extra buck IMHO.”
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“The Bay view rooms offer a fantastic view”
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“If you book a club service, try to get a room close to it. Our hotel room wasn't near club service and it was a long walk to get to it.”
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