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Luxurious Portofino Bay Hotel
The Portofino Bay Hotel is a AAA Four Diamond rated hotel. This luxurious Orlando hotel provides a variety of on-site amenities including 3 swimming pools, health and fitness suite and a spa.
The Portofino Bay is part of the Universal Orlando Resort which includes:-
Out of the 3 Universal Resort Hotels, the Portofino is the largest, the rooms are the most spacious, it has the largest swimming pool areas and it's the quietest resort even at busy times of the year.
The theme is based on the real seaside town of Portofino in Italy. This hotel is elegantly styled throughout and has three on-site Italian restaurants to choose from. It also has a peaceful marina with cafes and bars along the cobbled streets.
Staying at this Universal Resort Hotel will give you many benefits of 'staying on-site'. If you're planning on visiting the Universal theme parks, a stay here will place you right at the heart of the attractions.
- FREE transportation to Universal Studios theme parks.
Included in your hotel room rate is complimentary shuttle service to the gates of Universal Studios which gives access to both theme parks plus Universal CityWalk shops, bars, restaurants and nightclubs. Shuttles are by bus or water taxi 7 days a week.
- FREE Express Ride Access
This alone can make a huge difference to your theme park experience. Universal Express Ride Pass are similar to the fast Passes that you can buy. These passes will allow you to show your room key and enter the Express lines at any ride within the theme parks. You'll be practically first in-line ahead of everyone else. At peak times this can be a great benefit. Imagine waiting for 2 hours for each ride, that can eat up your valuable time at the parks.
- FREE transportation to Wet N Wild and SeaWorld
Yet another great benefit of staying here is the free shuttle service to SeaWorld and Wet N Wild water park. Shuttles run once per day each way and you must remember to make reservations ahead of time at the check-in desk.
- Pet Friendly
This hotel is pet friendly! Good news for pet owners, all 3 Universal Resort Hotels are pet friendly. The Portofino Bay Hotel is part of the "Loews Loves Pets" program. There is a one-time cleaning fee of $25 per room. Pets that are welcome include dogs, cats, small caged animals, birds, reptiles, ferrets and rabbits. Pet friendly rooms are the non-smoking Garden View & Bay View rooms only. You must remember to bring with you a health certificate for your pet taken within 10 days of your arrival. More information about Loews Loves Pets
- Child Sitting Service
Loews Loves Kids! This kid friendly hotel also offers child minding services for 4-14 year olds in the evenings. This 'collective' child sitting service called 'Camp Portofino' offers kids all sorts of games and activities on weekend evenings. During the week the club is rotated throughout the 3 resort hotels. The cost is $12/hour per child. The Portofino Bay Hotel can arrange for a private child minder to come from outside the hotel to stay with children under 4 - $12/hr plus $8 call out.
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Portofino Bay Hotel Address
5601 Universal Boulevard
Orlando, FL 32819
Local: (407) 503-1000
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Parking costs $15 plus 12.5% tax per night. This is an added extra you perhaps wouldn't have expected from an on-site Universal hotel. However, you will save money by not having to park at the Universal Studios theme parks and Universal CityWalk ($12 per day).
Standard room prices start at around $250+ per night. Prices vary greatly depending on the seasons. For instance prices are much higher during kids school breaks.
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