Perhaps the best part about staying at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Studios isn’t the Mediterranean design inspired by the seaside town of Portofino, Italy. Sure, the hotel’s waterside piazza has cobblestone pavers, gondolas on the bay and serenades from second-floor balconies. And it’s hard not to appreciate the colorful townhouse-style buildings and Italian cypress palms lining the square. Even the rooms are designed to reflect a European sensibility, with cream and espresso shades on the walls, high thread count lines and richly colored bedding and draperies.
For many, the real perk about this hotel is that all guests receive Universal Express Passes to skip the regular lines at both Universal Studios Orlando and Universal Islands of Adventure. After a day of roaming the park, take the hotel’s complimentary water taxi back home and grab a sweet treat from the hotel’s authentic Gelateria.
From the press:
“The charm and romance of Portofino, Italy” -- Fodor’s
“Portofino Bay has some of Orlando’s largest rooms (at least 450 square feet apiece), with terrifically soft beds” -- Travel + Leisure
Newspaper / magazines
Gym / fitness center
Sauna / Steam Room
24-hour front desk
24-hour room service
Baby-sitting service on request
Currency exchange / ATM
Express check-in / checkout
Hair salon (fees apply)
Laundry / dry cleaning
Safe in reception (fees apply)
Coffee / tea-making facilities
Iron and ironing board
Pay-per-view / movies on demand
iPod/iPhone docking station
Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms
Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas
Parking (fees apply)
Valet service (fees apply)
Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.
Standard check-in time: 4pm
Standard checkout time: 11am
Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.
Pets allowed Check-in time starts at 4pm Check-out time is 11am
You must present a photo ID when checking in. Your credit card is charged at the time you book. Bed type and smoking preferences are not guaranteed.Your reservation is prepaid and is guaranteed for late arrival. The total charge includes all room charges and taxes, as well as fees for access and booking. Any incidental charges such as parking, phone calls, and room service will be handled directly between you and the property.
Know Before You Go
Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments. Reservations can be made by contacting the resort prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.
The property allows pets in specific rooms only and has other pet restrictions (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section). Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
Breakfast fee: between USD 10 and USD 30 per person (approximately)
Self parking fee: USD 22 per night
Valet parking fee: USD 29 per night (in/out privileges)
Pet fee: USD 50 per accommodation, per night
Rollaway bed fee: USD 25 per night
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.
A taxi from Orlando International Airport to the hotel is approximately $50 plus tip. A shuttle to the hotel can be arranged; fees will vary.
Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.
You will pay the hotel in the hotel's local currency. The rate displayed (in GBP) is an estimate based on today's currency exchange rate.
*Unless otherwise stated, Travelzoo-exclusive extras are valid once per stay (based on two adults sharing). Value is an estimate based on double occupancy. Extras are only included with Member Rates and may not be available on all dates. Extras are non-transferable and have no cash value. Total value may vary depending on time of booking and availability. When included, breakfast may be limited to 2 guests per stay subject to hotel’s discretion. Other restrictions may apply; see our T&Cs for details.
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