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Room type

Deluxe Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking

Max Occupancy: 5 guests (up to 4 children)

Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking, Bay View

Max Occupancy: 5 guests (up to 4 children)

Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, Bay View

Max Occupancy: 3 guests (up to 2 children)

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

Max Occupancy: 3 guests (up to 2 children)

Suite, Non Smoking (Despicable Me Kids Suite)

Max Occupancy: 5 guests (up to 4 children)

Get an overview of this hotelOrlando 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 wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming is available for your entertainment. Private 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 outdoor swimming pools, 2 spa tubs, and a waterslide. Additional features include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and babysitting/childcare (surcharge). Spending a day of fun is easy with the complimentary theme park shuttle.

Enjoy a meal at one of the resort's dining establishments, which include 5 restaurants and a coffee shop/café. From your room, you can also access 24-hour room service. Relax with a refreshing drink from a poolside bar or one of the 2 bars/lounges.

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 and conference space. Self parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

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. Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando® 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.

Guests at Universal Hotels Orlando receive these exciting benefits during their stay (see Promotions for details, terms, and conditions):

  • Skip the regular lines for free with Universal Express℠ Unlimited ride access in both theme parks–a value of up to USD 89 per person, per day (valid theme park admission required)
  • Complimentary water taxi along picturesque waterways or ride the shuttle bus directly to both theme parks and Universal CityWalk®
  • Early Park Admission to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™, 1 hour before the theme park opens (valid theme park admission required; Early Park Admission begins 1 hour prior to regularly scheduled park opening to 1 Universal Orlando theme park as determined by Universal Orlando; valid at select attractions at each park)
  • 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™ (provided via Super Star Shuttle, must be booked 1 day in advance and up to 30 minutes prior to departure; boarding passes required and available at the Attraction Ticket Center in the hotel lobby)
  • Universal Orlando character appearances with popular 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

  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge) 
  • Children's club (surcharge) 
  • Supervised childcare/activities (surcharge) 
  • Arcade/game room 
  • ATM/banking 
  • Number of bars/lounges - 2 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Business center 
  • Coffee shop or café 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Concierge services 
  • Conference space 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Express check-out 
  • Full-service spa 
  • Free theme park shuttle 
  • Fitness facilities 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Hair salon 
  • Designated smoking areas 
  • Pool umbrellas 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply) 
  • Waterslide 
  • Number of outdoor pools - 3 
  • Number of spa tubs - 2 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Spa treatment room(s) 
  • Number of floors - 6 
  • Total number of rooms - 750 
  • Valet parking (surcharge) 
  • Poolside bar 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Conference space size (meters) - 3780 
  • Free area shuttle 
  • Number of restaurants - 5 
  • Conference space size (feet) - 42000 
  • Conference center 
  • Snack bar/deli 
  • Self parking (surcharge) 
  • Pool cabanas (surcharge) 
  • Pool sun loungers 
  • Sauna 
  • Shopping on site 
  • Spa services on site 
  • Children's pool 
  • Wedding services 
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Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Outdoor pools  
  • Children's pool  
  • Waterslide  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Rollaway/extra beds available  
  • Area shuttle (complimentary)  
  • Theme park shuttle (complimentary)  
  • Snack bar/deli  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)  
  • Arcade/game room  
  • Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)  
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Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Self parking (surcharge), Valet parking (surcharge)

Room Amenities

  • Pay movies 
  • Free newspaper 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Climate control 
  • Phone 
  • Minibar 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Turndown service 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Bathrobes 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • In-room safe 
  • Rollaway/extra beds available 
  • Cable TV service 
  • Flat-panel TV 
  • Free WiFi 
  • iPod docking station 
  • Room service (24 hours) 
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 
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Where to Eat

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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Entertainment

Guests at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando® 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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Nearby Things to Do

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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Spa Services

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 
  • 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 
  • Outdoor treatment areas 
  • 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 
  • Accessible parking 
  • In-room accessibility 
  • Roll-in shower 
  • Accessible path of travel 

Hotel Policies

Check-in

Minimum check-in age is 21

Check-in time starts at 4 PM

Check-out

Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types

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

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Self parking fee: USD 20 per night
  • Valet parking fee: USD 27 per night
  • Pet fee: USD 50 per accommodation, per night
  • Rollaway beds are available for an additional fee
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

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 (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section). Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

Buy Now and Save USD 20

Guests at Universal Hotels Orlando who purchase their Universal Theme Park Tickets in advance of arrival will save USD 20. Plus, guests receive these exciting benefits during their stay:

  • Early Park Admission† to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™, one hour before the theme park opens* (valid theme park admission required)
  • Complimentary shuttle bus service 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

Guests must purchase Universal Theme Park tickets via this Web site to receive USD 20 off: Universal Theme Park Tickets. HARRY POTTER, characters, names and related indicia are trademarks of and © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Harry Potter Publishing Rights © JKR. (s15) †Paid theme park admission required. Early Park Admission begins one (1) hour prior to regularly scheduled park opening to one (1) Universal Orlando theme park as determined by Universal Orlando. Valid at select attractions at each park. Additional restrictions may apply. ±Scheduled transportation to SeaWorld Orlando, Wet 'n Wild and Aquatica is provided via Super Star Shuttle with departures based on regular operating hours. Must be booked one day in advance and up to 30 minutes prior to departure. Shuttle service does not run continuously. Boarding passes for the Super Star Shuttle required and available at the Attraction Ticket Center located in the hotel lobby. Not valid for Special Events or Groups. Cabana Bay Beach Resort © 2015 UCF Hotel Venture II. All rights reserved. Universal elements and all related indicia TM & © 2015 Universal Studios. All rights reserved.

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