Located a short drive from Universal Studios Florida, Universal's Loews Portofino Bay Hotel offers elegant accommodation in Orlando. It boasts an outdoor pool with water slides, a Jacuzzi and a sauna.
Guests can enjoy a range of massage treatments and beauty therapy at the in-house spa, Mandara Spa. For an easy and effortless check-in and departure experience, guests can take advantage of the express check-in/check-out facility. It also provides convenient facilities for meetings and events.
Recently refurbished, the resort has 750 modern rooms. Each provides a variety of entertainment amenities, such as a flat-screen TV and an iPod docking station. A coffee maker, a mini bar and a private bathroom can also be found in each.
Universal's Loews Portofino Bay Hotel's bar & grill is open for dinner, offering guests an easy dining experience near their room. Drinks can be enjoyed at the in-house bar. A wide variety of dining options are also found in close proximity to the property.
The resort provides a convenient base to discover Walt Disney World Resort and SeaWorld Orlando, as well as everything the local area has to offer. Orlando International Airport is a 25-minute drive away.
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Cons: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.
Cons: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.
|Check in anytime after 4:00 PM, check out anytime before 11:00 AM|
|Cancellation/prepayment 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.
Yes, Universal's Loews Portofino Bay Hotel has a pool onsite.