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Loews Portofino Bay Hotel: Rooms – complete guide & photo gallery

This page includes descriptions and photos of each room type available at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel, one of two “premier” hotels on-site at Universal Orlando.

All guest rooms were renovated in 2013, and we have included images of the new look in the room descriptions below. In addition, starting October 2013 guests can now stay in a Despicable Me themed Kids Suite. Loews has provided this video showing us the transformation:

Keep reading to learn more about the Despicable Me rooms and all the accommodations at Universal Orlando’s Portofino Bay Hotel!

Portofino Bay Hotel – in-room amenities

  • Three telephones at bed, desk and in the bathroom each with dual voice lines, data port and voicemail.
  • Cotton signature bathrobes.
  • On Command in-room movies, video check-out and remote control television with cable channels.
  • Smart room technology for automated heating and air conditioning.
  • Coffee maker and coffee.
  • Refreshment pantry.
  • DVD Players.
  • CD Clock Radio.
  • In-room safe.
  • Iron and ironing board.
  • Hair dryer and make-up mirror.
  • High speed internet access
  • Daily newspaper delivery to guest room (New York Times) upon request only.

Portofino Bay Hotel – garden view room

Relax in comfort in one of our standard garden view rooms, each offering a lovely vista of the meticulously manicured and landscaped grounds. Every guest room features marble accents and elegant furnishings from Italy. Garden view rooms come with either a king bed or two queen beds, and offer plenty of room to luxuriate at a spacious 450 square feet.

  • Standard room, 450 sq ft, guarantees a view of landscaping.
  • Inventory of 198: 54 king, 144 double queen.
  • No sofa bed.
  • Connecting rooms can be king to king, OR king to double queen, OR double queen to double queen.

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Portofino Bay Hotel – bay view room

Open your window shades and find yourself in the heart of the Italian Riviera. Bay view rooms overlook the hotel’s scenic Portofino Bay and picturesque harbor piazza. Every morning you can look out and watch the sun glittering off the sparkling water and its fleet of colorful fishing boats. Like the standard garden view rooms, our bay view rooms are 450 square feet, and give you a choice of a king or two queen beds.

  • Standard room, 450 sq ft, guarantees a view of the bay area.
  • Inventory of 242: 81 king, 161 double queen.
  • No sofa beds.
  • Connecting rooms can be king to king, OR king to double queen, OR double queen to double queen.

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Portofino Bay Hotel – deluxe rooms

These elegantly appointed accommodations offer an even larger living space at 490 square feet, plus a stylish and roomy bathroom featuring a separate tub and shower. In addition to the extra comfort you’ll enjoy a view of the serene Villa Pool and surrounding gardens, or the dramatic Roman aqueduct-styled Beach Pool.

  • 490 sq ft, features crown molding and a stylish bathroom with a separate tub and shower. There is an elegant opening with shutters between the bathroom and bedroom area.
  • Inventory of 171: 28 king, 143 double queen.
  • No sofa beds in king rooms, limited sofa beds in double queen rooms (request only).
  • Connecting rooms can be king to double queen OR double queen to double queen.
  • This is a great option for a family of 5 people who want more space and want the opportunity to request a room with a sofa bed.

Portofino Bay Hotel deluxe king room with bay viewPortofino Bay Hotel deluxe king room with bay view.

Portofino Bay HotelPortofino Bay Hotel deluxe double queen room.

Portofino Bay Hotel – Despicable Me kids suites

The kids suites let mom and dad have a little privacy, and the kids have some fun! With a standard king bedroom for the adults plus a separate room for the kids, there’s plenty of space for the whole family at 650 – 675 square feet. The two separate rooms are connected via a door that can be open or closed, and feature a single entrance to the adult room. In other words, the children’s room opens only into the adult’s room, and not into the hallway.

The world’s first and only Despicable Me-inspired hotel suites have made their debut at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel. The suites bring to life the excitement and playfulness of Gru’s house, featuring missile beds and Minions who rappel from the ceiling, and surround guests with their unpredictable antics.

These two-room suites feature the kids’ room outfitted with custom-designed missile beds with Minion-inspired bedding, so that children can sleep like Gru’s adorable girls: Margo, Edith and Agnes. A pale blue interior creates a soothing backdrop, while touches of Gru’s laboratory’s red accents remind guests that they are indeed in an unforgettable Minion adventure. The adults’ room features a king-sized bed in the hotel’s newly-renovated Italian luxury design. An added feature that parents will appreciate is a single entry door into the suite; the kids’ side of the suite does not have a door that opens into the hallway. All of the hotel’s 18 kids suites have been transformed with the Despicable Me theme.

  • 650 – 675 sq ft.
  • Inventory of 18.
  • Hallway entry into all kids suite is in the parents’ room.
  • No sofa bed.
  • No connecting rooms.

Portofino Bay Hotel Despicable Me themed kids suites.

Portofino Bay Hotel – Portofino suites

The Portofino Suites are cozy and comfortable with plenty of space to relax after a day at the theme parks. These suites have a 280 square foot parlor which adjoins to a 450 square foot garden view bedroom. A second adjoining garden view room can also be reserved to create a two-bedroom suite.

  • Portofino Suites include a Portofino Parlor connected to…
    • 1 bedroom: a standard king OR a standard double queen.
    • 2 bedrooms: a standard king AND a standard double queen.
  • Inventory of 12 Portofino parlors.
  • The Portofino parlor is 280 sq ft and includes an entertainment area and its own full bathroom.
  • All Portofino Suites have a garden or pool view (by request).

Portofino Bay Hotel Portofino suite.

Portofino Bay Hotel – Villa suites

Vacation in style in one of our roomy Villa suites. You’ll enjoy a casual seating area, a dining area, and a kitchenette. The 620 square foot parlor features an adjoining 490 square foot deluxe bedroom. A second adjoining room can also be reserved for a two-bedroom suite. It’s all the comforts of home, in the heart of Universal Orlando.

  • Villa suites include a Villa parlor connected to…
    • 1 bedroom: a deluxe king OR a deluxe double queen.
    • 2 bedrooms: a deluxe king AND a deluxe double queen.
  • Inventory of 6 Villa parlors.
  • The Villa parlor is very spacious at 620 sq ft and includes an entertainment area, conference table, full bathroom with separate vanity area, and a kitchenette.
  • All Villa suites have a bay view.

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Portofino Bay Hotel – club level deluxe rooms

Upgrade your stay with us to enjoy access to the Portofino’s club lounge and you’ll enjoy the utmost in European hospitality and service. You’ll receive special room amenities, access to the exclusive club level lounge conveniently located near the lobby, and other benefits and privileges.

  • Club level rooms are spread throughout the hotel.
  • The club lounge is located next to the main lobby.
  • The rooms themselves are deluxe rooms, 490 sq ft.
  • 36 king rooms and 55 double queen rooms.
  • No sofa beds in king rooms, limited sofa beds in double queen rooms (request only).
  • Connecting rooms can be king to double queen OR double queen to double queen.
  • Club level amenities:
  • Club level rooms include access to hotel’s private lounge. In the lounge guests enjoy personalized concierge service, complimentary continental breakfast, snacks in the afternoon, hors d’oeuvres in the evening, and a sweet hour at night. There is also complimentary coffee, tea, and soft drinks available all day long, and beer and wine in the evenings. In addition, club level guests receive complimentary access to the on-site fitness center and discounts on pool cabanas.

Balconies at Portofino Bay Hotel

Portofino Bay is the only on-site hotel at Universal Orlando with rooms that feature balconies – however, these are few and far between. Rooms with balconies cannot be reserved in advance, but may be offered as an upgrade at check-in: $15 extra per night for a “Juliet” balcony and $30 extra per night for a full balcony.

In this images, Juliette balconies can be seen at the bottom and full balconies can be seen at the top:

Juliette and full balconies at Portofino Bay Hotel.Juliette and full balconies at Portofino Bay Hotel.

Please note that there is no additional charge for a room with a patio or walkout area to a public space (these are by request too, they cannot be specifically reserved).

Portofino Bay Hotel also offers Hospitality, Governatore, and Presidential suites. Please contact the hotel directly for information about these accommodations.

Portofino Bay Hotel Villa Suite room – photo gallery

Loews Portofino Bay Hotel: Jet away to the Italian Riviera