Universal's Loews Portofino Bay Hotel offers exclusive unlimited ride access which lets ticket-holding guests skip regular lines at Universal theme parks. CityWalk nightlife is a 5 minutes' walk away. Early Park Admission* to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ and Universal's Volcano Bay™ water theme park 1 hour before the theme parks opens. (Valid theme park admission required.) A flat-screen cable TV, marble accents, and coffee-making facilities are provided in all rooms. A refreshment pantry is offered by Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando as well. Turn-down service is available upon request. A full-service Mandara Spa and fully equipped fitness center are on site. This Orlando Loews Portofino Bay Hotel has an on-site art gallery, offers transfer services to Universal Studios theme parks, and has 3 themed outdoor pools. Bice Ristorante specializes in Italian cuisine during dinner with property views. Guests can experience casual Italian dining at Mama Della's Ristorante for dinner. Guests can take advantage of the free transfer service to Islands of Adventure, home of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter™, and Universal Studios. The Orlando Premium Outlets are 9.9 mi away.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.5 for a two-person trip.

Distance in property description is calculated using © OpenStreetMap

Exclusive theme park benefits

Universal Orlando hotel guests get more ride time, more free time, and more family time every day of their vacation. It couldn’t be easier. Staying with Universal is the best way to experience all the destination has to offer.

Universal Orlando Resort
Hotel chain/brand

Property highlights

Located in the top-rated area in Orlando, this property has an excellent location score of 9.5!

Want a great night's sleep? This property was highly rated for its very comfy beds.

Parking Available On Site

Activities:

Fitness center

Golf course (within 2 miles)

Game room


Availability

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Property practices

This property told us they've implemented certain practices across some or all of these categories: waste, water, energy and greenhouse gases, destination and community, and nature.
Guest reviews

Categories:

Staff
8.8
Facilities
8.6
Cleanliness
8.8
Comfort
8.8
Value for money
7.4
Location
9.5
Free Wifi
8.0
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See what guests loved the most:

  • Michael
    United States of America United States of America
    Most everything about the room was great-- but could use a standard supplied microwave at no charge as in most less expensive hotels/motels. We have stayed at the PortOFino several times over the years & enjoyed them ALL.
  • Pérez-jácome
    United States of America United States of America
    I liked the service, the staff and the universal fast pass.
  • Dee
    United States of America United States of America
    Hotel is convenient and Starbucks on property is a plus

Area info

Restaurants
8 Restaurants On Site

  • Bice Ristorante
    • Cuisine
      Italian
    • Open for
      Dinner
  • Mama Della Ristorante
    • Cuisine
      Italian
    • Open for
      Dinner
  • Trattoria del Porto
    • Cuisine
      American • Italian
    • Open for
      Breakfast • Dinner
  • Sals Market Deli
    • Cuisine
      American
    • Open for
      Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner
    • Ambience
      Family-friendly
  • Starbucks
    • Cuisine
      American
    • Open for
      Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner
    • Ambience
      Family-friendly
  • Thirsty Fish
    • Cuisine
      American
    • Open for
      Dinner
    • Ambience
      Family-friendly
  • Splendido Bar and Grill
    • Cuisine
      American
    • Open for
      Lunch • Dinner
    • Ambience
      Family-friendly
  • Gelateria
    • Cuisine
      American
    • Open for
      Lunch • Dinner
    • Ambience
      Family-friendly

Resort facilities at Universal's Loews Portofino Bay Hotel
Great facilities! Review score, 8.6

Most popular amenities
  • 3 swimming pools
  • Parking on site
  • Free Wifi
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Fitness center
  • 8 restaurants
  • Spa
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Bar
Bathroom
  • Toilet paper
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
Bedroom
  • Alarm clock
Outdoors
  • Terrace
Kitchen
  • Coffee machine
  • Refrigerator
Pets
Pets are allowed on request. Charges may apply.
Activities
  • Movie nights
  • Temporary art galleries
  • Entertainment staff
  • Game room
  • Golf course (within 2 miles)
    Additional charge
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable channels
  • Telephone
  • Pay-per-view channels
Food & Drink
  • Coffee house on site
  • Kids' meals
    Additional charge
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
Internet
Wifi is available in the rooms and is free of charge.
Parking
Public parking is available on site (reservation is not needed) and costs $33 per day.
  • Valet parking
  • Electric vehicle charging station
  • Accessible parking
Front Desk Services
  • Lockers
  • Concierge
  • ATM on site
  • Baggage storage
  • Currency exchange
  • Express check-in/out
  • 24-hour front desk
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Babysitting/Child services
    Additional charge
Cleaning Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning
    Additional charge
  • Laundry
    Additional charge
Business Facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying
    Additional charge
  • Business center
    Additional charge
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
Safety & security
  • Smoke alarms
  • Key card access
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe
General
  • Pet bowls
  • Convenience store on site
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Car rental
  • Elevator
  • Family rooms
  • Hair/Beauty salon
  • Ironing facilities
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Iron
  • Wake-up service/Alarm clock
  • Room service
Accessibility
  • Upper floors accessible by elevator
3 swimming pools
Pool 1 – outdoorFree!
  • Heated pool
  • Waterslide
  • Pool/Beach towels
  • Pool bar
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
  • Beach umbrellas
Pool 2 – outdoorFree!
  • Open all year
  • All ages welcome
  • Heated pool
  • Pool/Beach towels
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
  • Beach umbrellas
Pool 3 – outdoorFree!
  • Open all year
  • All ages welcome
  • Heated pool
  • Pool/Beach towels
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
  • Beach umbrellas
Spa
  • Fitness
  • Steam room
  • Spa facilities
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
  • Waterslide
  • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
  • Massage
    Additional charge
  • Spa
    Additional charge
  • Fitness center
    Additional charge
  • Sauna
    Additional charge
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Spanish
  • Italian

House rules

Universal's Loews Portofino Bay Hotel takes special requests – add in the next step!

Check-in

From 4:00 PM

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in

Check-out

Until 11:00 AM

 

Cancellation/
prepayment

Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 18 and above will be charged as adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

0 - 2 years
Extra bed upon request
$35 per child, per night
Crib upon request
Free
3+ years
Extra bed upon request
$35 per person, per night

Prices for cribs and extra beds aren't included in the total price. They'll have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The number of extra beds and cribs allowed depends on the option you choose. Check your selected option for more info.

All cribs and extra beds are subject to availability.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 21

Pets

Pets are allowed on request. Charges may apply.

Groups

When booking more than 9 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Mastercard Visa Carte Blanche Discover JCB Diners Club American Express Universal's Loews Portofino Bay Hotel accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print
Must-know information for guests at this property

Requires theme park admission. Early Park Admission begins one (1) hour prior to regular scheduled park opening to either Universal Studios Florida or Universal’s Islands of Adventure as determined by Universal Orlando, and Universal’s Volcano Bay. Valid at select attractions at each park. Attractions are subject to substitutions without notice. Additional restrictions may apply.

Excludes select attractions and separately ticketed events. Not valid for guests staying at Universal’s Endless Summer Resort – Surfside Inn and Suites, Endless Summer Resort – Dockside Inn and Suites, Cabana Bay Beach Resort, Loews Sapphire Falls Resort, and Universal’s Aventura Hotel or for Universal’s Volcano Bay. Valid for the number of guests staying in the room for the length of hotel stay. Additional restrictions apply.

Loews Portofino Bay Hotel will be making repairs to the façade of the hotel from July 28, 2023 – December 2024 to maintain the immersive experience of our Italian village.

All work will be done during business hours 9am – 6pm. These repairs are being done one section at a time and may be visible to our guests. Guests can expect noise from time to time.

Thank you for your understanding as we make these repairs to the distinctive environment we have created for our guests.

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

FAQs about Universal's Loews Portofino Bay Hotel

  • Room options at Universal's Loews Portofino Bay Hotel include:

    • Quad
    • Double
    • Family

  • Yes, this hotel has a pool. See details about the pool and other facilities on this page.

  • Check-in at Universal's Loews Portofino Bay Hotel is from 4:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM.

  • Yes, Universal's Loews Portofino Bay Hotel is popular with guests booking family stays.

  • Universal's Loews Portofino Bay Hotel has 8 restaurants:

    • Bice Ristorante
    • Trattoria del Porto
    • Starbucks
    • Sals Market Deli
    • Splendido Bar and Grill
    • Gelateria
    • Thirsty Fish
    • Mama Della Ristorante

  • Universal's Loews Portofino Bay Hotel offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Spa
    • Fitness center
    • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
    • Sauna
    • Massage
    • Game room
    • Golf course (within 2 miles)
    • Temporary art galleries
    • Fitness
    • Spa facilities
    • Entertainment staff
    • Swimming pool
    • Steam room
    • Movie nights

  • The prices at Universal's Loews Portofino Bay Hotel may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Universal's Loews Portofino Bay Hotel is 5.6 miles from the center of Orlando. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Yes, there's a hot tub. You can find out more about this and the other facilities at Universal's Loews Portofino Bay Hotel on this page.