Luxurious Italian Bay Town Resort

Visit an Italian, Bay-style town at one of the beautiful Universal Resort locations when you visit Loews Portofino Bay Hotel in Orlando Florida. Even though this resort is the furthest away from the Universal Theme Parks, getting to the parks is easy with the water taxi or bus transportation provided. Being a little further away can also be a benefit, giving you the ability to get away from all of the busy commotion at Universal and City Walk. A stay at the Orlando Portofino Resort is something to consider if you have small children, especially in strollers, having multiple transportation options available. The grounds are stunning, and you will feel like you are walking around a Mediterranean town built around one of the beautiful bay’s in Italy.

Rooms & Suites at the Portofino Bay

Luxury accommodations await as there are many to choose from with many different views of the resort. Choose from one of 750 guest rooms with Double Queen beds or step up to a Deluxe room that gives you a little more elegant surrounding as well as more space. If you want to have additional space, you might want to consider one of the 45 suites available at the property. Suites are available in sizes starting at 1 Bedroom, 450 square feet all the way up to the Presidente Suite that boasts a full 2,725 square feet. No matter what the size of your party, you will find something perfect to fit your needs.

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Loews Portofino Bay Resort Reviews


Time and time again you will see reviews that mention how "comfortable, clean and professional" the Hotel and Staff are at the Loews Portofino Resort. The European style is very welcoming and peaceful. The kids thoroughly enjoyed the large family pool and could not get enough of the Water Slide. Seating was nice around the pool and the white sand was a nice touch. It was wonderful being able to ride the water taxi to the Universal Parks. What a perfect place to take pictures and feel like you are in another country.


The food was good but it was very pricey so be ready to spend some additional money if you eat on the property. Be sure you also add in the extra charges for parking. Both the self parking and valet cost extra. There were a few guests who complained about how large the resort was and there was a lot of walking to get around (most visitors found this to be a positive)

* Estimate of Rating Levels

Above Average - 83%
Average - 9%
Below Average - 8%

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Fun things to do

There is so much more to experience while staying at the Loews Portofino Bay Resort. Surely, you have already seen how amazing the three (3) onsite pools and water slide are but if not, be sure to check them out. Enjoy a night out on the town and take advantage of the Loews Loves Kids program. Take the kids to the arcade, enjoy a family night out at the dive-in movies or take in a nice jog or walk around the beauty of this property. Whatever your reason for vacationing at the Loews Portofino Bay Resort, there is something for everyone in the family to enjoy.


The Universal Orlando Portofino Bay Resort is a Loews Hotel and not only do they allow pets they most definitely love Pets. Starting at check-in, you will get a pet bowl and a welcome treat to start out a very special stay for your pet. Please see the complete Pet Policy information and for the latest changes to anything in the policy, be sure to check with the front desk at the Loews Portofino Hotel in Orlando before arrival.

Resort Fees

Nowhere to be found are Resort Fees at the Portofino Bay Hotel in Orlando, but some add-ons cost extra, like; parking fees, rollaway beds, children’s club, and pets.


It might be surprising to find out that Parking is not included with your stay. Self-Parking and Valet are both available, but there is not a huge difference between the two. It might be beneficial to go for the Valet if you can go just for the simplicity of it all.

Fitness Center

From ellipticals to treadmills and even free weights, the Fitness Center at the Portofino Bay Resort has something for everyone. Add all of the beautiful walking paths, and it is easy to stay fit on your vacation.

Spa Treatments

Relax and get pampered at the Mandara Spa located on the grounds at the Portofino Bay Resort. Take time for yourself and have an escape for a while with a soothing massage. Replenish your spirit in a coconut milk wrap or take back the years with a facial or a body scrub. Many packages are available to choose from.


Enter Mama Della’s house and be treated like you are family. Authentic Italian dining awaits and live music is played throughout the meal at this restaurant. Casual dining options are also available at Sal’s Market Deli and the Thirsty Fish where you can dine overlooking the water and boats in the harbor. Having a day at the pool is much more complete when you can get your food from the Splendido Bar & Grill.

Business & Event Spaces

Business continues to run even when you are on your trip. The Loews Portofino Bay Resort has you covered with a complete Business Center.

Wedding Venue

Having an Italian Wedding is the dream of many brides and the Wedding Team at the Portofino Hotel in Orlando is prepared to help you with this once in a lifetime event. From catering to the ceremony, let the trained wedding group take care of everything for you.

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