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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.
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...
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!
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!
Live Italian opera singing on the water every night at sunset
The dream of actually being in Italy.
This place is gorgeous! It really makes you feel like you in a different place!
Favorite of the on-site hotels-great scenery and service-don't forget your fast passes!
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.
Room key gives you priority access to most attractions in the theme parks.
Back at the hotel! I feel like I'm back in venice!
Staff is incredible. Very attentive, courteous, friendly, helpful...to name a few.
A drink at Thirsty Fish, watching the sunset over the Harbor Piazza is the perfect way to end the day!
Sit on the Piazza for breakfast, performances at 8pm- make your reservation for 730pm ahead of time!
Nice property right next to Universal Studios. Clean and friendly. Convenience to Universal and River Walk is key.
Love The hotel and The view from our room.
Staying at the hotel gives you a free fast-pass for the park!
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.
Tried the Caesar Salad at Sal's? We seriously think it's one of the most delicious around.
Mama was it was the best
Beat the summer heat at one of our three (3) pools!
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.
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.
The Hillside Pool (on the east side of the property) is more quiet and secluded than the other pools--fewer screaming children!
The one-cup coffee is an awesome amenity.
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
Extremely expensive, not worth the money. $8 beer ?
This place is very nice. The scenery and interior decorations are fun as well. Make sure to visit Tratorria De Porto for breakfast!
Very clean lobby, restrooms and restaurants.
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!
Come and visit me working in the Portofino Club :)
Use the water taxi to go to Universal Studios
Beware! The bedtime tunes on the alarm clock will make you sleep like a baby.
You can wait at the fountain while dad checks you in!
Beautiful hotel and dog friendly what more can you want
Use the kiosk to create an express pass when you first arrive at the hotel. Lines at universal will go by in a snap.
Whitney at the front desk is gorgeous.
I saw a celebrity here :)
Check out the spacious, themed swimming pools which are the ideal places to relax with the whole family.
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! https://foursquare.com/view_photo?id=4fc109bee4b0c5923452b008
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.
2012 Father of the Year - Orlando, Thursday, June 14, 2012, 6:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Definitely a place to get away and enjoy with your significant other =)
Great areas for dog walking, looks like everyone is being great about cleaning up after their dogs. Wish there was a Quiet Pool!
If you miss the water taxi, the rickshaws are a nice alternative. Some of them have some great info about the parks.
The level of VIP services here is outstanding!!!!