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Orlando resort close to Universal Studios

When you stay at Universal's Loews Portofino Bay Hotel in Orlando, you'll be near the bay and minutes from Hollywood Drive-In Golf and Universal Studios Florida®.

This 4-star resort is within close proximity of Universal CityWalk and Universal's Islands of Adventure.

Make yourself at home in one of the 750 air-conditioned rooms featuring iPod docking stations and flat-screen televisions. Complimentary wired and wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming provides entertainment. Bathrooms have complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include phones, as well as safes and complimentary newspapers.

Relax at the full-service spa, where you can enjoy massages, body treatments, and facials. You're sure to appreciate the recreational amenities, which include 3 indoor and 3 outdoor swimming pools and a waterslide. Additional features include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and an arcade/game room. Spending a day of fun is easy with the complimentary theme park shuttle.

Enjoy a bite to eat at a coffee shop/café, or stay in and take advantage of the resort's 24-hour room service. Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.

Featured amenities include a business center, express check-out, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby. Planning an event in Orlando? This resort has 42000 square feet (3780 square meters) of space consisting of a conference center, conference space, and meeting rooms. Self parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.

Universal's Loews Portofino Bay Hotel

At your hotel

Based on the architecture of Portofino, Italy, this Orlando resort features a large harbor lined with cobblestone streets, Italian sports cars, and European shops and cafés. While the sun sets on this Harbor Piazza, live opera music is performed nightly to draw you further into the Italian experience.

Dive into one of the hotel's 3 themed outdoor pools, including its Beach Pool which features a water slide. Universal's Loews Portofino Bay Hotel also offers a large fitness center available for a surcharge. Guests can also take advantage of the many treatments offered at Mandara Spa.

For business needs, this resort offers 42,000 square feet (3,901 square meters) of combined meeting space with audiovisual equipment. Wedding services and exhibit space are also available. Complimentary WiFi is accessible throughout the hotel.

EXCLUSIVE THEME PARK PRIVILEGES:

Skip the regular lines for free with Universal Express Unlimited ride access in both theme parks–a value of up to $89 per person, per day (valid theme park admission required)

Take the complimentary water taxis along picturesque waterways or ride the shuttle bus directly to both theme parks and Universal CityWalk®

Priority seating at select restaurants throughout the resort

OTHER EXCITING BENEFITS:

Early Park Admission to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™, one hour before the theme parks open (valid theme park admission required)

Complimentary shuttle busses to and from both theme parks and CityWalk®, plus guided walking paths to make getting around the resort fast and easy so you can make the most of your time

Resort-wide charging privileges with your room key card

Complimentary delivery of merchandise purchased throughout the resort to your hotel

Complimentary scheduled transportation to nearby Wet ‘n Wild® water park, SeaWorld®, and Aquatica™

Universal Orlando character appearances with some of your favorite theme park characters

Start your day with a wake-up call from one of your favorite Universal Orlando characters

Golf Universal Orlando® program, providing preferred tee times and complimentary transportation to select area golf courses:

Windermere Country Club

Grand Cypress Golf Club

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Children's club (surcharge)
  • Supervised childcare/activities (surcharge)
  • Arcade/game room
  • ATM/banking
  • Bar/lounge
  • Business center
  • Coffee shop or café
  • Complimentary newspapers in lobby
  • Concierge services
  • Conference space
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Elevator/lift
  • Express check-out
  • Full-service spa
  • Theme park shuttle (complimentary)
  • Fitness facilities
  • Gift shops or newsstand
  • Hair salon
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Beach/pool umbrellas
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply)
  • Waterslide
  • Number of indoor pools - 3
  • Number of outdoor pools - 3
  • Number of spa tubs - 2
  • Spa treatment room(s)
  • Meeting rooms
  • Number of floors - 6
  • Total number of rooms - 750
  • Valet parking (surcharge)
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Luggage storage
  • Room service (24 hours)
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Pool cabanas (surcharge)
  • Conference space size (meters) - 3780
  • Self parking (surcharge)
  • Conference center
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Conference space size (feet) - 42000
  • Sauna
  • Shopping on site
  • Children's pool
  • Wedding services
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Stay connected

Available in all rooms: Free Wi-Fi , Free wired high-speed Internet

Available in some public areas: Free Wi-Fi

Park your car

Self parking (surcharge), Valet parking (surcharge)

In your room

  • Pay movies
  • Air conditioning
  • Complimentary newspaper
  • Climate control
  • Phone
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Turndown service
  • Bathrobes
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron/ironing board
  • In-room safe
  • Rollaway/extra beds available
  • Cable TV service
  • Flat-panel TV
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free wired high-speed Internet
  • iPod docking station
  • Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
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Eat and drink

Bice Ristorante - This restaurant serves authentic Italian cuisine in an elegant environment of classic and modern décor. Open for dinner only. Reservations required.

Mama Della’s Ristorante - Specializing in traditional Italian food, this casual restaurant offers a warm, comfortable atmosphere with musicians performing around the tables. Open for dinner only.

Trattoria del Porto - Enjoy breakfast and dinner at this family-friendly Italian restaurant. Al fresco dining is available overlooking the Portofino Bay.

The Thirsty Fish - This wine bar looking out on the Harbor Piazza offers snacks accompanied by live music several nights a week. Children are welcome. Open at 6 PM nightly.

Sal's Market Deli - Delicatessen serving light Italian fare.

Gelateria-Caffe Espresso - Café serving light Italian fare.

Bar American - Lobby bar offering classic cocktails and light meals.

24-hour room service is available.

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Have fun

Guests at Universal's Loews Portofino Bay Hotel can enjoy "Dive-In Movies," a family-friendly event giving guests the opportunity to enjoy a film by the hotel pool. Every night at sunset, guests can head out to the Harbor Piazza for live opera. Themed shows vary on a nightly basis.

Harbor Nights, a wine tasting event, is held at the Harbor Piazza and features live jazz music accompanied by decadent food, and select wines. This event is for guests 21 and over.

Guests may also enjoy added theme park benefits, receiving upgraded access to rides and 1-hour early admission to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter.

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Play

Universal's Loews Portofino Bay Hotel offers 3 themed outdoor pools: Beach pool, complete with a waterslide, 2 spa tubs, and poolside activities such as ping pong; Villa Pool, a large pool with lounge chairs and cabanas; and Hillside Pool, a small area on the east side of the hotel offering a quiet place for guests to relax.

Cabanas are available by reservation and are equipped with a ceiling fan, phone, plasma TV, and a refrigerator stocked with drinks and light snacks.

A game room offering air hockey and arcade games is open for guests of all ages.

  • Golfing nearby
  • Golf lessons available nearby
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Relax

Mandara Spa offers an Elemis Stone Therapy massage, as well as Swedish and deep tissue massages. Skin care treatments, waxing services, facials and body treatments - including seaweed wraps, salt rubs, and cellulite reduction - are available. A steam room and sauna are located in the spa guest lounges. The spa also offers hair care, nail care, and make-up sessions. Massages are available at poolside cabanas and in guestrooms.

YCARE offers select spa services for guests aged 13-17 including massages, facials, and nail care.

Children under 18 years old are not allowed in the spa without adult supervision. Guests under 13 years old are not allowed in the spa.

  • Hot stone massage
  • Deep tissue massage
  • Swedish massage
  • Prenatal massage
  • Steam room in spa
  • Reflexology
  • Detoxification wrap
  • Outdoor treatment areas
  • Couples treatment rooms
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Body wraps
  • Body scrubs
  • Aromatherapy treatments
  • Hydrotherapy treatments
  • Sauna in spa
  • Massages
  • Minimum age to access spa is 13
  • Body treatments
  • Facial treatments
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Accessibility

To make requests for specific accessibility needs, complete the “Special or Accessibility Requests" section of “Trip Preferences" when you book your hotel.

  • Accessibility equipment for the deaf
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Braille or raised signage
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Accessible path of travel

The fine print for Universal's Loews Portofino Bay Hotel

When you arrive

Minimum check-in age is 21

Check-in time starts at 4 PM

Special check-in instructions:

This property will charge a 1-night deposit within 5 days when payment for the stay will be made on site instead of at the time of booking. For more details, please contact the office using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

When you leave

Check-out time is 11 AM

How you can pay

Accepted at this hotel: American Express, Diners Club, Discover, JCB International, MasterCard, Visa

Your pets

Pets allowed, Maximum number of pets per room 2

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

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Fees

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We should mention

Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments. Reservations can be made by contacting the resort prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation. The property allows pets in specific rooms only and has other pet restrictions. Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

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