Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando

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14 expert recommendations



Universal boasts the property is its most sumptuous, and while it's truly comfortable, it's still at heart a very busy property catering to theme park vacationers.


Condé Nast Traveler 85.6

Guests at the hotel are offered Universal Orlando park benefits, including early entry to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter and free Universal Express unlimited ride access. Full review →


DK Eyewitness

The charm and ambience of the Italian seaside village of Portofino have been meticulously re-created at this lavish resort.


Fodor's Tick 4.5

The charm and romance of Portofino, Italy—destination of Europe's rich and famous—are conjured up at this lovely luxury resort. Full review →


Gayot 48

This is Portofino, although it is far removed from the location where you would probably expect to find it---the lovely lower thigh of the Italian boot. Full review →


Insight Guides

With a huge lagoon-style pool, a small sand beach, and Saturday "luaus" (Hawaian feasts), this Pacific Rim-themed hotel is particularly relaxing. Full review →


Lonely Planet Tick Top Choice

Sumptuous and elegant, with beautiful rooms, cobblestone streets and sidewalk cafes around a central lagoon, this resort evokes the relaxing charm of seaside Italy. Full review →


Michelin Guide

Operated by the Loews Corp on Universal theme-park property, this colorful hotel edges a large body of water like the bayside Italian fishing village for which it is named.


Oyster 4.0

Modeled after the real Portofino Bay on the Italian Riviera, this 750-room Loews hotel has nightly singers in the piazza, five great Italian restaurants, and a waterslide that resembles a Roman aqueduct. Full review →


Rough Guide

A lavishre-creation of the Italian seaside village of Portofino, complete with vintage scooters parked in the piazza.


Star Service Tick 5

Located inside Universal Studios, this polished top-shelf theme resort offers direct access via walkway to the park's CityWalk shops and restaurants Full review →


The Telegraph 9.0

The array of amenities is impressive and the dining is superb. Full review →


Travel + Leisure

A re-creation of the exclusive Italian fishing village, right down to the jut of its ferry dock and the rusty hue of the buildings. Full review →


Zagat 4.0

Pretend like you're "visiting Italy" at this "upscale" Portofino-inspired resort that's "in the midst of amusement park excitement" while still providing a "relaxing" oasis.

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Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando

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5601 Universal Blvd., Orlando, FL 32819

Contact (407) 503-1000
  • Pet Friendly
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Free Internet
  • Room Service
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Fitness Center
  • Family Friendly
  • Multilingual
  • Business Center
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Spa
  • Conferences
  • Tennis Court
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Family Friendly

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