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Loews Portofino Bay Hotel

Loews Portofino Bay Hotel

5 star hotel


7082 Reviews

Universal Orlando Resort™

  • Hotels & Parks benefits
  • Universal Express UnlimitedTM Skip the regular park queues!†
  • Early Park Admission*
  • FREE Transportation


Rooms available Sleeps Price per room


Enjoy the beauty, charm and romance of an escape inspired by the famed seaside village of Portofino, Italy. Here, perfectly appointed rooms and suites welcome you home each day. Tasty outdoor cafes and a serene harbour invite you to explore the colourful piazza. A short stroll from the harbour, three amazing pools offer every level of relaxation. A soothing spa promises blissful renewal. Every day and night, stylish lounges let you unwind and incredible restaurants treat you with deliciously delightful culinary tours of Italy. This is truly la dolce vita—the sweet life.

Please note that a charge of $35 per day plus tax is payable locally for a rollaway bed – subject to change (one rollaway bed permitted per room)

  • Highlights

    Staying on-site is the best way to experience all that Universal Orlando Resort™ has to offer. As you’re actually staying in Universal you'll receive special theme park benefits exclusive to Universal hotel guests. When you stay at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel you’ll enjoy la dolce vita - the sweet life with the theme park benefits below…

    • SKIP THE REGULAR LINES with FREE† Universal Express Unlimited™ ride access including your favourites in both lands of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™.
    • EARLY PARK ADMISSION* to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ or Universal’s Volcano Bay™
    • FREE WATER TAXIS & SHUTTLES so it’s always a quick hop between your hotel and the parks
    • RESORT-WIDE CHARGING PRIVILEGES with your room key.
    • COMPLIMENTARY MERCHANDISE DELIVERY to your hotel from shops across Universal.
    • COMPLIMENTARY CITYWALK™ ACCESS^ to select venues for the length of your stay.
    • PRIORITY SEATING at many restaurants throughout Universal.
  • Location

    Located approx. 20 minutes from Orlando International Airport, 50 minutes from Sanford Airport, and on-site at Universal Orlando Resort™, like we said before when you stay at Cabana Bay Beach Resort you are literally in Universal! You can use the walking paths or take a short shuttle ride and be at the parks or Universal CityWalk™ in minutes. Plus you are really close to everything else Orlando has to offer too. Here you are right in the heart of the action.

  • Parking Charges

    Hotel parking charges (payable locally and subject to change):

    Self parking at $28 plus tax per night for overnight guests
    Valet parking at $37 plus tax per night for overnight guests

  • Facilities

    • 3 Themed swimming pools
    • Waterslide
    • Complimentary fitness centre
    • Game room
    • Mandara Spa® offers massages, facials and more (fees apply)
    • Nightly Musica della Notte - A musical celebration capturing the romance and charm of Italy (weather permitting)
    • Bocce ball courts
    • 4 Gift and retail shops
    • Jogging & walking paths
  • Accessibility

    Wheelchair accessible are rooms available on request. Please note that these rooms are subject to availability and may be restricted to specific room categories and bedding arrangements. Rooms and facilities vary between hotels so please check at the time of booking.
  • Resort Address

    5601 Universal Blvd




Hotel Facilities

  • Bar
  • Business Center
  • Children’s Playground
  • Concierge Services
  • Feature Pool
  • Free Park Shuttle
  • Full-Service Spa (additional charges apply)
  • Health Club
  • Pool with Slide
  • Quick-Service Dining
  • Restaurants
  • Signature Dining
  • Swimming Pool
  • Table-service Dining
  • Valet Parking
  • Wheelchair Access

Our top tips

Guests staying at Universal’s on-site hotels receive Early Park Admission† to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ & Universal Express℠ Unlimited ride access.

Universal Orlando Resort™

Loews Portofino Bay Hotel is currently expanding and enhancing its Club Lounge. The renovations will take place from August – mid December 2021. During this time, Club Lounge services and amenities will be offered to guests in an alternate location. The majority of work will take place during normal business hours from 9:00 am – 6:00 pm in the club lounge area, located off the lobby and temporary walls will be in place around the renovation area to minimize any impact on guests.


  • Bar American

    Bar American

    After a long, hard day of adventure, you deserve a drink. This stylish lobby lounge serves up American spirits, European cocktails, and Italian grappas, along with enticing hors d'oeuvres and appetizers. Choose from casually sophisticated fare including Black Angus burgers, flatbreads and more while you sip your selection from the extensive list of champagne, wine, scotch, bourbon, whiskey, beer, cognac and signature cocktails. Whether you stay just a moment or an entire evening, you'll enjoy the elegant ambiance this bar has to offer.

  • Bice Ristorante

    Bice Ristorante

    The network of Bice restaurants spanning the globe today began in 1926 in Milan, when Beatrice Ruggeri (Bice, to her family and friends) transformed her incredible home cooking into a beloved, booming restaurant business.

    Today, Bice Ristorante offers Northern Italian cuisine and superb service in an elegant atmosphere. Fresh pasta is rolled daily to create the authentic menu of exquisite dishes, from seafood fettuccini to veal scaloppini and beyond. A children’s menu is also available. Remember to save room: A pastry chef crafts decadent desserts like tiramisu and limoncello cheesecake each day.

  • Gelateria


    Indulge in a time-honoured Italian tradition with creamy, artisan gelato by the bay. Enjoy decadent milkshakes, flavourful smoothies, tempting biscotti, and specialty coffee and espresso from this classic shop.

  • Mama Della's Ristorante℠

    Mama Della's Ristorante℠

    Everyone's Family Here!

    You're always welcome at Mama's, where hospitality is a time-honoured tradition. Take a seat by the fireplace and enjoy the sounds of strolling musicians. The menu features authentic dishes from Tuscany, Naples, and Piemonte, plus family dining house specialties like Insalata Mama Della and the best lasagna this side of Sicily. Complement your meal with an extensive wine list and save some room for coffee, tiramisu, and cannoli.

  • Sal's Market Deli™

    Sal's Market Deli™

    Just steps away from the harbour, this local market features the warmth of a neighbourhood delicatessen with the added character of Old World accents. Stop in for lunch or dinner and choose from a comforting selection of Italian staples like handmade pizzas, sandwiches, salads, meats, cheeses, and fresh fruit. Enjoy your meal with a glass of wine or Italian beer at marble-topped booths inside, picnic outside on the piazza, or place your order to-go for a quiet night in.

  • Splendido Bar & Grill™

    Splendido Bar & Grill™

    Relax in your lounge chair and let your meal come to you. Enjoy a menu of pizzas, burgers, sandwiches, salads, and more with poolside delivery service or standard table service. Stay cool with artisan popsicles and novelty ice cream bars, or satisfy your sweet tooth with cookies and brownies. For the ultimate Italian indulgence, toast to a day well spent with a sparkling glass of wine, beer, cocktails, or non-alcoholic mocktails.

  • Starbucks®


    The Italians have a long-standing love affair with coffee. After all, the beloved beverage was first introduced to Europe through Venice centuries ago. To honour the tradition, Loews Portofino Bay Hotel has baristas serving up Starbucks Reserve® coffees with the exclusive Clover® brewing system at this shop on the Harbour Piazza.

    With an international network of more than 20,000 stores, Starbucks is the premier roaster and retailer of specialty coffee in the world. But they're beloved for more than just java: A menu of pastries, sandwiches, teas, smoothies, and more gives guests enough choices to make each visit especially satisfying. Stop by for a morning boost or afternoon pick-me-up.

  • The Thirsty Fish™

    The Thirsty Fish™

    Watch the sun set over the bay at this casual waterfront bar located on the Harbor Piazza. Unwind and catch up with the family as you sip and snack. You'll find champagne, beer, wine and cocktail menus as well as assaggini (small plates) of shrimp, hummus, meats and cheeses.

  • Trattoria Del Porto™

    Trattoria Del Porto™

    For family-friendly fare with a touch of Italian charm, head to this casual full-service restaurant where you can dine indoors or out overlooking the picturesque harbour. Little ones will love the children's play area with smaller tables and chairs, beanbags and a large TV showing cartoons.

    Start your morning right with a breakfast buffet of hot dishes, baked goods, fruit, coffee and custom omelettes. Dinner brings a menu of soups, salads, small plates, steak, fish, pasta, Italian fare and more. And you won't want to skip dessert: An in-house pastry chef creates mouth-watering Vanilla Bean Crème Brûlée, Chocolate Volcano cake and more.




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