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|"Room was spacious and staff helpful."||(in 52 reviews)|
|"Amazing views and professional staff"||(in 8 reviews)|
|"Great „calm“ location close to Universal Studios."||(in 26 reviews)|
|"Some days we didn’t get our complimentary water"||(in 11 reviews)|
|"Coffee at breakfast in Club lounge was REALLY bad."||(in 2 reviews)|
|staff was very helpful||in 114 reviews|
|beautiful hotel||in 89 reviews|
|great location||in 81 reviews|
|comfortable beds||in 51 reviews|
|complimentary water||in 48 reviews|
|universal parks||in 46 reviews|
|long walk||in 31 reviews|
|room was beautiful||in 30 reviews|
|club level||in 28 reviews|
|water taxi||in 26 reviews|
|amazing food||in 24 reviews|
|express pass||in 22 reviews|
|beautiful views||in 17 reviews|
|kuerig coffee maker||in 14 reviews|
|easy access||in 7 reviews|
|beautiful setting||in 5 reviews|
|universal theme||in 4 reviews|
Clean, beautifully decorated, boat shuttle from the hotel to the city walk and other places at Universal so there’s no reason or need to have a car
Bottles of water in the room were $7.50 each if you used them to make the provided tea or coffee. No complimentary shuttle service to/from airport - I paid $30 each way for an Uber.
We enjoyed the Club amenities and FastPass access to Universal Studios theme parks
Great stay with nice beach pool and good restaurants. Early access was unbeatable. Too expensive with extra charge for parking and mini fridge.
great 10 year anniversery
PBH was the best choice for our visit to Universal Studios Orlando. The restaurants were great. The one we went to had a musical that was an initiate source of classic italian songs. The room was over the top amazing (we stayed in the presidenta suite). The staff was friendly, accomodating and inviting.
Good but not excellent.
The beds were comfortable, the bathrooms were spacious, and you felt safe.
I made some recommendations when I made my reservation. We had three rooms and were told we were in the West wing close to the transportation, we ended up on the east wing as far away from the transportation as possible. They didn't do anything to rectify the problem, just told me that it was on the reservation but the rooms were full.
Loved that we had the fast pass included. Was so luxurious and the beds so comfy. Boat ride to parks was so convenient.
Universal's Loews Portofino Bay Hotel is a resort in the heart of Orlando, Florida. Visitors get to relax in the elegant hotel rooms with amenities such as 100-percent cotton sheets, complimentary Wi-Fi, a Keurig coffeemaker, a mini fridge, and in-room dining service. There are also luxury suites, including the Despicable Me Kids' Suites that are decorated with Minions and other themed accessories, and the Villa Parlor Suites with a kitchenette and accommodations for up to five guests.
The hotel has a wide array of recreational activities, as well as easy access to Universal Studios and discounts. Loews also offers many dining options to choose from. Popular restaurants include Sal's Market Deli, The Thirsty Fish, Bar American, and Bice Ristorante. From burgers and sandwiches, to handmade pizzas and salads, guests have many culinary options to choose from. Quarterly Harbor Nights celebrations are also held at this resort's Harbor Piazza, where adults can enjoy jazz music, appetizers, and delicious wine pairings.
Universal's Loews Portofino Bay Hotel offers accommodations for meetings, conferences, banquets, and weddings. The venue consists of over 42,000 square feet of space, as well as modernized A/V services. Guests can also enjoy premium Italian fare through the resort's award-winning catering service.
For a relaxing night at the hotel, visitors will love the Mandara Spa, which includes a state-of-the-art fitness center. The spa consists of lounges, 14 treatment rooms, a retail boutique, and a co-ed hydrotherapy pool. The fitness center is also a great option for enjoying a workout, with amenities like treadmills, upright bicycles, stair climbers, and elliptical cross trainers.
Universal's Loews Portofino Bay Hotel is an elegant resort that pampers guests with a variety of dining and spa options. With so many things to do, families, couples and other visitors to the area find Loews to be a premium resort choice in Orlando.
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Policies vary by room type and provider.
Both dogs and cats are welcome at the Universal's Loews Portofino Bay Hotel with a maximum of two pets allowed per room. On arrival, each pet receives a gift which includes a special treat, their own bowl and a pet tag. You will also receive information on all useful pet services in the area such as vets and pet stores, as well as a map of all the local walking routes. The hotel charges a fee of $100 per pet per stay, and please note that pets must be kept on a leash at all time in the hotel.
Those who would like to keep their exercise routine can head to the Mandara Spa’s Fitness Center which is open from 5:00 am to 8:00 pm every day. The center has a stretching area with mats provided. Guests of the Universal's Loews Portofino Bay Hotel get free access to the gym.
The easiest and most convenient way to get to the Universal's Loews Portofino Bay Hotel from the airport is by car and the trip will take about 30m. If you choose to take a taxi expect to pay a fare of around $55 for a one-way trip, and if you are looking to rent a car for the duration of your trip, you will find over 10 car rental companies located at the airport and you will be able to park at the hotel for $27 per night if you park it yourself, or for $36 per night if you wish to use valet parking.
The hotel staff will be happy to help you organize your next work event, whether it’s a small meeting or a conference, in their Meeting & Event Space. The Universal's Loews Portofino Bay Hotel has multiple rooms that can be hired, from boardroom spaces to ballrooms and outdoor spaces, they provide group catering if requested, and have multimedia and presentation systems available for hire. In addition, a spa or golf activity can be organized even for large groups.
If you are looking for a wide range of different spa treatments, then look no further than the Mandara Spa. Their treatments are divided according to a region of the world, so you can choose between the Asian, Indian, Mediterranean or New World journeys, each offering a range of treatments using ingredients inspired by their region. You can get a discount if you choose the complete the full journey, with a treatment for your hands and feet to complement the journey. The spa is open daily from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm, and the salon until 6:00 pm. (Prices checked 01/05/19).
Universal's Loews Portofino Bay Hotel is located at 5601 Universal Boulevard in Florida Center, 6.3 miles from the center of Orlando. Universal Orlando Resort is the closest landmark to Universal's Loews Portofino Bay Hotel.
Check-in time is 4:00 PM and check-out time is 11:00 AM at Universal's Loews Portofino Bay Hotel.
Yes, Universal's Loews Portofino Bay Hotel offers free Wi-Fi.
No, Universal's Loews Portofino Bay Hotel does not offer free parking.
No, Universal's Loews Portofino Bay Hotel does not offer free airport shuttle service.
Universal's Loews Portofino Bay Hotel is 9.9 miles from Orlando.
No, pets are not allowed at Universal's Loews Portofino Bay Hotel.
Yes, Universal's Loews Portofino Bay Hotel has a pool onsite.