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The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes

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Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando

Both The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes and Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando are rated highly by expert writers. On balance, The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes is preferred by most professionals compared to Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando. The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes comes in at #1 in Orlando with positive reviews from 12 publications like Gayot, Fodor's and Zagat.

Both The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes and Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando are rated highly by expert writers. On balance, The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes is preferred by most professionals compared to Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando. The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes comes in at #1 in Orlando with positive reviews from 12 publications like Gayot, Fodor's and Zagat.

tripexpert score
98
#1 in Orlando

From $247/night; best rate guaranteed!

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location

4012 Central Florida Parkway, Orlando, FL 32837

amenities
  • Pet Friendly
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Free Internet
  • Room Service
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Laundy Room
  • Restaurant
  • Public Wifi
  • Pool
  • Fitness Center
  • Family Friendly
  • Multilingual
  • Business Center
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Spa
  • Conferences
  • Tennis Court
  • Air Conditioning
  • Golf Course
  • Family Friendly
  • Location
  • Rates
endorsements
  • 14 endorsements
  • 14

    Concierge

    The lakes and nature preserve surrounding the sprawling Ritz-Carlton Grande Lakes makes the resort feel far removed from the theme parks.

  • 8

    Condé Nast Traveler 89.9

    Set within the 500-acre Grande Lakes resort community, the Ritz-Carlton has a “quiet and refined atmosphere” while still being located just minutes from Orlando-area theme parks. Full Review →

  • 6

    Fodor's Tick Choice

    Exemplary service that extends from the porte-cochere entrance to the 18-hole golf course, restaurants, children's programs, and 40-room spa. Full Review →

  • 21

    Gayot 48

    Located on the Grande Lakes Orlando resort, this Italianate-style hotel offers class and elegance in a city riddled with inexpensive chains catering to the theme park crowds. Full Review →

  • 2

    Lonely Planet Tick Top Choice

    The grounds, peaceful and elegant, with plenty of greenery and the best lazy river pool in Orlando, sit in a sheltered oasis of quiet and luxury. Full Review →

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93
#4 in Orlando

From $349/night; best rate guaranteed!

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5601 Universal Blvd., Orlando, FL 32819

  • 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
  • Location
  • Rates
  • 14 endorsements
  • 14

    Concierge

    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.

  • 8

    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 →

  • 6

    Fodor's Tick Choice

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

  • 21

    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 →

  • 2

    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 →

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