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Loews Portofino Bay Hotel: Complete guide with over 200 HD pictures

Welcome to the Orlando Informer coverage of Loews Portofino Bay Hotel, one of the two “premier” on-site hotels at Universal Orlando. As Universal’s flagship hotel property, Portofino Bay offers the most luxurious accommodations and the largest amount of amenities of the five on-site hotels. These pages include extensive information about Portofino Bay as well as the largest full-screen, high-resolution photo archive of this hotel available on a single website (over 200 images). Enjoy!

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Portofino Bay Hotel – general information

This AAA 4-Diamond award-winning hotel is modeled after the famous fishing village of Portofino, on the Italian Riviera. Nestled around a picturesque harbor, the hotel’s design and amenities are all intended to complement the illusion of “being there” and provide a stage for each guest to enjoy a fun and romantic Mediterranean escape.

  • 5601 Universal Blvd, Orlando, FL 32819-7888.
  • P: 407-503-1000; F: 407-503-1010.
  • Official Loews website
  • Official Universal Orlando website
  • View this hotel using the OI custom-made Google map
  • Opened in May 1999.
  • 750 rooms.
    • 198 garden view standard.
    • 242 bay view standard.
    • 94 club level deluxe.
    • 18 Despicable Me themed kids suites.
    • 12 Portofino suites.
    • 6 Villa suites.
    • 2 Governatore suites.
    • 1 Presidente suite.
  • Rooms start at 450 sq ft.
  • Prices for standard rooms range between $304.00 and $494.00 per night.
  • Each room offers the epitome of European luxury and elegance with authentic Italian furnishings and marble accents.
  • Club Level rooms located throughout the hotel. The private lounge 3,500 sq ft and is located off the main lobby.
  • Hotel amenities include eight different restaurants and lounges, and over 12,000 sq ft of retail shopping around the picturesque Harbor Piazza and bay.
  • Recreation
    • Mandara Spa: services include massage, skin care, beauty, body treatments, hydromassage, steam and sauna, lounges, refreshments, and hair and nail care.
    • Three pools to choose from: the Beach Pool, an ideal place for the family to spend the day together; the Villa Pool, a more exclusive pool experience with upgraded amenities; and the Hillside Pool, conveniently accessible to guests staying in the east wing of the hotel, or any guest looking for a quiet place and more privacy.
    • Dive-in movies: catch the “movie of the week” on a big screen poolside on select nights, located at the Beach Pool.
    • Poolside activities: from ping pong tournaments to pool basketball and bocce ball to hula hoop contests and arts & crafts, you’ll find something fun to do poolside for the whole family at the Beach Pool.
    • Shopping: the hotel offers five different retail stores from an art gallery to the latest in resort and Universal Orlando wear.
  • Special events
    • Musica Della Notte: Music of the Night showcases a unique blend of classic opera, romantic and festive music, along with “popera” favorites. Activities begin nightly at sunset (weather permitting).
    • Harbor Nights: A quarterly wine tasting and jazz event designed to capture the ambiance of the Mediterranean. Call 407-503-1407 for reservations or more information.
  • Signature dining options
    • Trattoria del Porto: a three-meal-a-day restaurant featuring character dining in the evenings.
    • Bice Restorante: a trendsetting restaurant first opened in Milan, Italy, features Northern Italian cuisine amid a decor that combines Old World elegance with modern chic. Call 407-503-1415 for reservations.
    • Mama Della’s Ristorante: featuring authentic Old World favorites from Tuscany and Naples. Mama herself often greets guests in person and encourages everyone to “Eat! Eat!” Throughout the evening, strolling musicians create a memorable atmosphere. Call 407-503-DINE (3463) for reservations.

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Universal Orlando’s on-site hotels – seasonal rates

Compare these numbers with our crowd level predictions to find the best time to stay on-site:

2017 Hotel Rates

Universal Orlando’s on-site hotels – cancellation policy

Since all five on-site hotels are operated by Loews, they all feature the same cancellation policy: if you cancel your reservation six or more days in advance, you will receive a full refund. If it’s anything fewer than five days beforehand, however, you will be charged one night’s room rate, plus tax.

Portofino Bay Hotel – map

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Loews Portofino Bay Hotel: Jet away to the Italian Riviera