Loews Portofino Bay Hotel
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- 98%Family Travelers
- 51%Business Travelers
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Member Reviews (7)
- Loews Portofino Bay HotelOct 20, 2013
This hotel is absolutely stunning. Designed to look like the real Italian seaside town of Portofino, it has a "beach front" harbor just out the back of the hotel, where you can catch the water taxi to Universal City Walk. The shops are designed like actual Italian streets, narrow and winding with a false sky painted above and light for all hours of the day.
- Loews Portofino Bay HotelMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 5Jan 31, 2013
Super people. The guest services was great. the ferry ride to the theme parks, it was excellent. Excellent in house restaurants and shopping. Easy access to all the major theme parks.
- Loews Portofino Bay HotelMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFamily Travelers+ 4Nov 09, 2012
Most charming hotel at Universal Studios it brings Italy to Florida! Not only the architecture and atmosphere but restaurants and their quality. The rooms have a good size, well decorated and clean. The staff is very kind. The room keys can be used at both parks to avoid regular lines on shows and rides!
- Loews Portofino Bay HotelMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsBusiness TravelersGreen Travelers+ 1Jul 23, 2012
When I first caught glimpse of the replica Italian waterfront, my initial reaction was "I love it". However, my opinion went down from there. It's a little too contrived for my taste and the contradiction of bathing suit-clad American families eating fast food outside of what appear to be Italian sidewalk cafes was too much to handle. Plus, the lobby and hallways smelled of heavy bleach. It's tastefully done and there are some really amazing pool areas to take advantage of. However, it is overall my least favorite of the three hotels on Universal Studios property.
- Loews Portofino Bay HotelJul 04, 2012
This hotel is gorgeous!
I didn't stay here, just explored the hotel and checked out their offerings. The staff was very helpful and kind.
At the pool, I noticed that their chaise lounge chairs had cushions--it's something I had not seen at some of the other resorts in the area so it caught my eye as a nice touch.
The back Portofino Bay area is an exact replica of that in Italy. I love this area because it's very adult oriented with cafes, wine bar and shops. You can get a water taxi from this area which will take you to Universal's Citywalk.
It did seem a bit quiet though as the younger set tend to prefer the Hard Rock (as told to me by the Concierge). If I were looking for an adult escape, I would consider this resort. In the grand scheme of pricing for Universal resorts, this is the highest price, Hard Rock is next and then Royal Pacific as the least expensive.
Dining options at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel include 4 restaurants, a bar/lounge and a coffee shop. Room service is available. Recreational amenities include several outdoor pools, a children's pool, a health club and an expansive spa. Spa amenities include massage/treatment rooms, fitness and beauty services. This property has a business center and offers small meeting rooms, valet parking and limo/town car service. Wireless Internet access (surcharge) is available in public areas and in guestrooms. Wedding services, tour/ticket assistance, and tour assistance are available.
Guestrooms and suites are decorated in the nautical charm of a Mediterranean seaside resort. Beds are dressed with 300-thread-count, 100% cotton bed linens. Bathrooms feature makeup/shaving mirrors, whirlpool tubs and hair dryers. Cribs (infant beds) and rollaway beds are available on request.
Additional fees and deposits may be charged by the property at time of service, check in, or check out.
Very Good!255 reviews across the web.
- Guests think this is a wonderful family hotel.
- Guests recommend this hotel for a romantic getaway.
- Ambiance93% enjoyed the friendly atmosphere.
- GroundsPool was lovely, according to 90%.
- Hotel84% thought it was clean.
- Food75% found the breakfast to be wonderful.
- Location71% enjoyed the nightlife nearby.
- Room71% were happy with the bathroom.