Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando

Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando

Resort and Hotel
5601 Universal Blvd (at Universal Orlando Resort), Orlando, FL 32819, United States
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  • Today
    • 4:00 PM–5:00 PM
  • Tue
    • 8:00 AM–9:00 AM
    • 5:00 PM–8:00 PM
  • Wed
    • 7:00 AM–9:00 AM
    • 5:00 PM–8:00 PM
  • Thu
    • 8:00 AM–11:00 AM
    • 2:00 PM–9:00 PM
    • 11:00 PM–Midnight
  • Fri–Sat
    • 8:00 AM–Midnight
  • Sun
    • 9:00 AM–2:00 PM
    • 4:00 PM–9:00 PM
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Loews Portofino Bay Hotel presents value as the new luxury near Universal Studios, an ideal Orlando luxury hotel for business and leisure guests.


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  • Ellen DeGeneres

    A lot of my friends stayed here while we were in town and they all loved it! Don’t forget to swing by The Thirsty Fish for a great view of the lagoon and some adult beverages. Ciao!

    Ellen DeGeneres · April 5, 2011
  • Orlando Informer

    Stay at one on-site hotel, enjoy complimentary access to the pools and amenities at the other two on-site hotels (just be sure to carry your room key with you).

    Orlando Informer · October 27, 2010
  • Orlando Informer

    8 different restaurants and lounges, 3 themed pools, and Italian opera singing at night... perfect.

    Orlando Informer · July 12, 2010
  • Orlando Informer

    It is about a 15 minute walk along the waterway to get from Thirsty Fish (bay-side bar & cafe at Portofino Bay) to the turnstiles at Universal Studios Florida. Or take the watertaxi every 15 minutes!

    Orlando Informer · October 18, 2010
  • Orlando Informer

    Beautiful resort! I've stayed here twice and I've had such a great time. Highly recommended by me.

    Orlando Informer · January 29, 2010
  • Legsi W.

    This place is first class! Beautiful suites, amazing restaurants, and just a water taxi ride to the Parks.

    Legsi Wasabi · October 2, 2010
  • Lindsey C.

    This hotel is amazing. So fancy!

    Lindsey Cruz · December 12, 2010
  • Anay K.

    Getting the Club Level villa is completely worth the extra money. Free food the whole day is pretty deck.

    Anay Katyal · January 24, 2010
  • Jenna T.

    Beautiful hotel and dog friendly what more can you want

    Jenna Thumen · July 15, 2012
  • Casablanca T.

    Try Harbor Nights at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel for some tasty gourmet food, wine tasting and great music.Check the Loews hotels events calendar.

    Casablanca Transportation · February 6, 2012
  • April D.

    Hey Hector M. I understand you think the $15/night parking is steep but I'm from San Fran where people pay $60-$65/night! So on the bright side... It could be worse!

    April Dickerson · January 1, 2012
  • Andy P.

    Hot chocolate samplers with marshmallows in the lobby - super rich and creamy! Try it.

    Andy P · February 12, 2011
  • Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando

    Going to Universal Orlando during your visit? Take your room key to a lobby kiosk, have your photo taken (cheese!), and grab your Universal Express Pass to skip the regular lines.

  • Chris

    Whitney at the front desk is gorgeous.

    Chris · June 19, 2012
  • Kimby J.

    The level of VIP services here is outstanding!!!!

    Kimby Jagnandan · March 10, 2012
  • Didi F.

    If you see Didi the Bellman come say hi at Luggage Services also request him to take your bags up because he is just THAT rad.

    Didi Francique · August 31, 2011
  • Shane S.

    This place is awesome. Single cup coffee machines in your room, your room key is an UNLIMITED use Express pass, AWESOME!!

    Shane Sommers · October 9, 2010
  • Leslie C.

    Had a panini at Sal's Market deli- good. All staff are very friendly.

    Leslie Case · February 25, 2010
  • Jen W.

    If you miss the water taxi, the rickshaws are a nice alternative. Some of them have some great info about the parks.

    Jen Weber · March 21, 2012
  • Jason E.

    this hotel is amazing! best place to stay if you're going to universal!

    Jason Englehardt · October 12, 2011
  • Hector M.

    At this hotel, you have the esteemed privilege of paying 15 dollars a night for self parking. Or if you really want to feel honored, pay 22 dollars a night for valet parking.

    Hector Miranda · December 12, 2010
  • BretD

    The villas at this hotel are the best option.

    BretD · April 23, 2010
  • Jonathan L.

    It's a short run from the hotel to the parks and it's easy to beat the water taxis on foot if you're motivated. My son and I had a great time racing back and forth.

    Jonathan Lyons · August 1, 2013
  • Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando

    Don't miss Musica Della Notte every night at sunset (weather permitting). A unique blend of classic opera, romantic and festive music, along with 'popera' favorites.

  • Laurie A.

    The Hillside Pool (on the east side of the property) is more quiet and secluded than the other pools--fewer screaming children!

    Laurie Alfaro · June 19, 2013
  • Arturo D.

    You can wait at the fountain while dad checks you in!

    Arturo De La Mora · September 8, 2012
  • Room 77

    Don't forget: you have an early access pass to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter! Quite fitting for this spellbound resort. Read more

    Room 77 · July 25, 2012
  • Matthew L.

    They dropped our room and forced us into a smaller room without a reason.

    Matthew Ligotti · June 10, 2011
  • ... T.

    Plan on spending lots of time @ the pool. The waterslide is legit & the waitstaff is friendly. Try the riviera cooler. Paradise!

    ... Tibbs... · May 16, 2011
  • fatcatmomma f.

    Fancy and fun.

    fatcatmomma flenderson · December 12, 2010
  • Jenna B.

    Get a room on the bay... Totally worth it! You get the 7:30 opera show. Bring your dog... It is pet friendly!

    Jenna Becker-Clements · September 25, 2010
  • Myles O.

    Don't get the coffee at the cafe near the ice cream shop... $3.45 for a small..built for dumb

    Myles O'Connell · January 17, 2010
  • Kristina M.

    Back at the hotel! I feel like I'm back in venice!

    Kristina Malagiero · August 14, 2014
  • Jack K.

    Staff is incredible. Very attentive, courteous, friendly, helpful...to name a few.

    Jack K · August 8, 2014
  • David G.

    Sit on the Piazza for breakfast, performances at 8pm- make your reservation for 730pm ahead of time!

    David Gannalo · March 9, 2014
  • Paula E.

    Love The hotel and The view from our room.

    Paula Echevarria · January 7, 2014
  • Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando

    You just can't beat Christmas the Italian way! Spend yours here at our delicious all-day buffet in Trattoria del Porto. Read more

  • Ronnelle B.

    Staying at the hotel gives you a free fast-pass for the park!

    Ronnelle Buch · October 17, 2013
  • Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando

    Tried the Caesar Salad at Sal's? We seriously think it's one of the most delicious around.

  • Sheldon P.

    Mama was it was the best

    Sheldon Packer · August 9, 2013
  • Mary S.

    The one-cup coffee is an awesome amenity.

    Mary Schultz · June 11, 2013
  • Dante S.

    This place is very nice. The scenery and interior decorations are fun as well. Make sure to visit Tratorria De Porto for breakfast!

    Dante Srilapa · March 28, 2013
  • Phil J.

    If you have 3+ in your group spring for the 'Club Access' free wifi, use of computers and lots of great food all day long. Really great food!

    Phil Jones · January 5, 2013
  • Otel.com

    Check out the spacious, themed swimming pools which are the ideal places to relax with the whole family.

    Otel.com · June 7, 2012
  • Debi W.

    Beautiful setting with many outdoor eating options. Try their Harbor Nights events several times throughout the year. Take the boat over to Universal's CityWalk--very romantic.

    Debi Walter · May 26, 2012
  • Maiela A.

    Definitely a place to get away and enjoy with your significant other =)

    Maiela Alvarez · April 10, 2012
  • Kellie L.

    Beautiful hotel and overall friendly staff but had a problem with Alexa at concierge, she was totally rude and nasty!

    Kellie L · March 8, 2012
  • Wendy K.

    Beautiful hotel, nice staff, very clean rooms. Enjoy a drink at the Thirsty Fish and take the water taxi to Universal Studios or City Walk. Great place to stay!

    Wendy K · February 3, 2012
  • Josh F.

    Great place for a honeymoon

    Josh Fine · November 20, 2011
  • Patrick G.

    I've stayed at a lot of hotels and this one is easily in my top 3.

    Patrick Garrett · September 20, 2011

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