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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
Likely open (See when people check in)

People tend to check in during these times:

  • Today
    • 7:00 AM–Midnight
  • Sun
    • 8:00 AM–2:00 PM
    • 4:00 PM–10:00 PM
  • Mon
    • 4:00 PM–8:00 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
    • 8:00 AM–Midnight
Beer, Wine
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)

Loews Portofino Bay Hotel presents value as the new luxury near Universal Studios, an ideal Orlando luxury hotel for business and leisure guests.


Based on 257 votes

People like this place

  • What you need to know
    Dimitris M.
    "also get fast pass access to Universal studios."(6 Tips)
    Legsi W.
    "just a water taxi ride to the Parks."(6 Tips)
    Audrey C.
    "your room key is an express pass!"(5 Tips)
    Ashley E.
    "drink at Thirsty Fish"(4 Tips)
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98 tips and reviews.

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  • universal studios
  • water taxi
  • room key
  • sunsets
  • comfy beds
  • breakfast food
  • desserts
  • wine
  • homemade gelato
  • swimming pool
  • hotel
  • wifi
  • spacious
  • buffet
  • cute
  • romantic
  • outdoor seating
  • coffee
  • delis
  • hot chocolate
  • Ashley T.

    We were staying at the Hard Rock and were told that the Portofino had a full service "post office". They might have, but they had holiday hours that weren't posted on the website or the app...

    Ashley T · December 27, 2015
  • Andre B.

    If you're a Florida resident, park in the Universal parking lot for free after 6pm, walk to City Walk and get a free boat to the Portofino. Enjoy the restaurants & italian ice place there!

    Andre Bohrer · December 10, 2015

    The location is serene in the middle of craziness. The staff was top notch. Service amazing. Loved the restaurants and food options at the hotel. Great perks with the parks!

    AGVSM · October 12, 2015
  • Lindsaye

    Live Italian opera singing on the water every night at sunset

    Lindsaye · May 8, 2015
  • Elizabeth B.

    The dream of actually being in Italy.

    Elizabeth Bartz · February 22, 2015
  • Rafael I.

    Amazing place

    Rafael Ivars · January 3, 2015
  • Kassandra

    This place is gorgeous! It really makes you feel like you in a different place!

    Kassandra · December 27, 2014
  • Noelle M.

    Favorite of the on-site hotels-great scenery and service-don't forget your fast passes!

    Noelle Moeller · September 29, 2014
  • Dimitris M.

    Such a beautiful hotel. Near everything and you also get fast pass access to Universal studios. The rooms are good (but not as clean as other Loews hotels), but the breakfast needs improvement.

    Dimitris Melexopoulos · September 20, 2014
  • Fredrik S.

    Room key gives you priority access to most attractions in the theme parks.

    Fredrik Selarp · August 14, 2014
  • 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, name a few.

    Jack K · August 8, 2014
  • Ashley E.

    A drink at Thirsty Fish, watching the sunset over the Harbor Piazza is the perfect way to end the day!

    Ashley Edwards · April 26, 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
  • David S.

    Nice property right next to Universal Studios. Clean and friendly. Convenience to Universal and River Walk is key.

    David Schwartz · February 23, 2014
  • Paula E.

    Love The hotel and The view from our room.

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

    Beat the Florida heat or treat yourself after a long day at the Universal Orlando parks with some tasty homemade gelato from Gelateria. You'll thank us! Read more

  • 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

    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.

  • 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
  • Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando

    Beat the summer heat at one of our three (3) pools!

  • 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
  • Mary S.

    The one-cup coffee is an awesome amenity.

    Mary Schultz · June 11, 2013
  • Bridget W.

    We stayed in suites with lagoon view. One suite was 1/2 grown up room, 1/2 Seuss themed kids room. Savings & comfortably slept 4 adults w/ sense of humor. Major complaint: No free wifi on the premises

    Bridget Woodbury · May 7, 2013
  • Chris D.

    Extremely expensive, not worth the money. $8 beer ?

    Chris D'Alessandro · April 4, 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
  • P D.

    Very clean lobby, restrooms and restaurants.

    P Diddy · February 6, 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
  • Kristen W.

    Come and visit me working in the Portofino Club :)

    Kristen Whitaker · December 30, 2012
  • Donna P.

    Awesome hotel!

    Donna Preziotti · November 29, 2012
  • Claudia H.

    Use the water taxi to go to Universal Studios

    Claudia Holland · November 17, 2012
  • Crystal H.

    Beware! The bedtime tunes on the alarm clock will make you sleep like a baby.

    Crystal Henderson · November 10, 2012
  • 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
  • Jenna T.

    Beautiful hotel and dog friendly what more can you want

    Jenna Thumen · July 15, 2012
  • Noah B.

    Use the kiosk to create an express pass when you first arrive at the hotel. Lines at universal will go by in a snap.

    Noah Balistra · July 10, 2012
  • Chris

    Whitney at the front desk is gorgeous.

    Chris · June 19, 2012
  • Kristina K.

    I saw a celebrity here :)

    Kristina K · June 18, 2012

    Check out the spacious, themed swimming pools which are the ideal places to relax with the whole family. · June 7, 2012
  • Audrey C.

    This place is beautiful! amazing views, a water taxi to take you to and from Universal Studios AND your room key is an express pass!

    Audrey Csaszar · June 1, 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

    2012 Father of the Year - Orlando, Thursday, June 14, 2012, 6:00 PM - 12:00 AM · May 22, 2012
  • Maiela A.

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

    Maiela Alvarez · April 10, 2012
  • Donna A.

    Great areas for dog walking, looks like everyone is being great about cleaning up after their dogs. Wish there was a Quiet Pool!

    Donna Angelo · March 26, 2012
  • 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
  • Kimby J.

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

    Kimby Jagnandan · March 10, 2012

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