4.5 out of 5

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 at this resort include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and an arcade/game room. If you're planning a day at a nearby theme park, you can hop on the complimentary shuttle.

Enjoy a meal at one of the resort's dining establishments, which include 4 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 facilities measuring 42000 square feet (3902 square meters), including a conference center. Self parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.

Property Features

Universal's Loews Portofino Bay Hotel offers its guests a full-service spa, 3 outdoor swimming pools, and 2 spa tubs along with a waterslide and a sauna. There are 4 restaurants on site, as well as a coffee shop/cafΘ and a snack bar/deli. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include 2 bars/lounges and a poolside bar. Public spaces have free WiFi.

You'll find a business center on site. Event space at this resort measures 42000 square feet (3902 square meters) and includes a conference center. A children's pool, a fitness center, and spa services are also featured at the family-friendly Universal's Loews Portofino Bay Hotel. Parking is available for a fee.

Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 4-star Orlando resort.

  • 750 guestrooms or units
  • 6 levels
  • 4 dining venues
  • 2 bars or lounges
  • 42000 sq ft of conference space
  • 3902 sq m of conference space
  • Bar by the pool
  • Coffee shop
  • Deli
  • Kid's club (surcharge)
  • Supervised kid's activities (surcharge)
  • Cabanas by the pool (surcharge)
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Conference center
  • Business facilities
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Game room or arcade
  • Gift shop
  • Beauty salon
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • ATM
  • Onsite shopping
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • Smoking in designated areas

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Self parking (surcharge), Valet parking (surcharge)

Room Amenities

Universal's Loews Portofino Bay Hotel offers 750 air-conditioned accommodations with iPod docking stations and minibars. 42-inch flat-screen televisions come with cable channels and pay movies. Bathrooms include bathrobes, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers.

This Orlando resort provides complimentary wireless high-speed Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include complimentary newspapers, safes, and phones. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and irons/ironing boards. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered daily.

  • Minibar
  • iPod dock
  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Movies for purchase
  • Coffee maker
  • Cribs (free)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Nightly turndown service
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy cooked-to-order breakfast daily.

Bice Ristorante - This fine-dining restaurant specializes in Italian cuisine and serves dinner only. Guests can enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). Reservations are required.

Mama Dellas Ristorante - This restaurant specializes in Italian cuisine and serves dinner only. A children's menu is available. Reservations are required.

Trattoria del Porto - This restaurant specializes in Italian cuisine and serves breakfast and dinner. Guests can enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). A children's menu is available.

Bar American - This bar serves light fare only.

The Thirsty Fish - This wine bar specializes in Italian cuisine and serves light fare only. Guests can enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting).

24-hour room service is available.

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.

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 

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 
  • 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 

Accessibility

If you need to make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when booking your stay.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies

Check-in

Minimum check-in age is 21

Check-in time ends at midnight

Check-in time starts at 4 PM

Check-out

Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 3 children 17 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 25 per night.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pets

  • Pets: USD 50 per accommodation, per night
  • Maximum 2 per room
  • Certain rooms only, restrictions apply
  • You can request a pet-friendly room by reaching out to the property at the number on the booking confirmation

Policies

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit or credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Self parking fee: USD 22 per night
  • Valet parking fee: USD 29 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Pet fee: USD 50 per accommodation, per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 25 per night
This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Name

  • Hotel Loews Portofino
  • Loews Hotel Universal
  • Loews Portofino Bay Hotel Universal Orlando
  • Loews Portofino Bay Hotel Universal Orlando Orlando
  • Loews Portofino Bay Universal Orlando
  • Loews Portofino Bay Universal Orlando Orlando
  • Loews Portofino Hotel
  • Portofino Hotel Universal
  • Portofino Loews Hotel
  • Universal Portofino Hotel
  • Universal's Loews Portofino Bay Hotel Orlando
  • Universal's Loews Portofino Bay Orlando
  • Universal's Loews Portofino Bay

You should know

Reservations are needed for massage services and spa treatments. For reservations, contact the resort before arrival using the contact information on the booking confirmation. Up to 3 children 17 years old and younger stay free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding. Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation. Pets are welcome in certain rooms only; other restrictions apply (please see the Fees section for related charges). To make arrangements for your pet, contact the property directly at the number on your booking confirmation.

Universal Orlando Resort™ Onsite Hotel Benefits

Book a stay in any room or rate category and receive a Universal Express℠ Unlimited ride access in most attractions–a value of up to USD 89 per person, per day** (valid theme park admission required), early Park Admission* to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ one hour before the theme park opens (valid theme park admission required), complimentary transportation from hotel to Universal Orlando’s theme parks and Universal CityWalk™, resort-wide charging privileges with room key card, complimentary delivery of merchandise purchased across the resort to hotel, complimentary accessˆ to select live entertainment venues at Universal CityWalk™, priority seating at select Universal Orlando restaurants, visits with select characters at hotel and special wake-up calls to guestroom, and golf Universal program² providing access to a nearby course.

Full details at check-in.

Guests may purchase discounted Universal theme park tickets via the "Things to Do" section of this Web site.

HARRY POTTER characters, names and related indicia are © & ™ Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Harry Potter Publishing Rights © JKR. (s16)

*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.

†Paid theme park admission required. Not valid at Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey™, Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts™, and other select attractions. Not valid at Hogwarts™ Express. Only valid for the number of guests staying in the room for the length of hotel stay as indicated on the Universal Express℠ Unlimited pass. Available during normal theme park operating hours only. Not valid for separately ticketed special events. Additional restrictions may apply and benefits are subject to change without notice. **Based on seasonal peak pricing for the Universal Express℠ Unlimited pass.

ˆValid for registered on-site hotel guests for the length of stay. Not valid for separately ticketed concerts and special events. Some venues require ages 21 or older for admission. Valid Photo ID required. Does not include admission to AMC® Universal Cineplex 20 with IMAX®, the Blue Man Group show, or Hollywood Drive-in Golf™. Subject to availability. Restrictions apply and benefits are subject to change without notice.

²Complimentary transportation for groups of four available on a limited basis. Transportation for one (1) - three (3) players requires a surcharge. Program and transportation are subject to change without notice and not valid with any other promotions or discounts.

Loews Portofino Bay Hotel © 2016 UCF Hotel Venture. All rights reserved. Universal elements and all related indicia TM & © 2016 Universal Studios. All rights reserved.