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Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando

At a Glance

    Pros

  • Italian villa atmosphere
  • large spa
  • short walk or ferry ride to CityWalk, Universal Studios, and Islands of Adventure
  • guests skip lines at Universal rides
  • kids' activities
  • shuttles to SeaWorld

    Cons

  • rooms and meals are pricey
  • daily fee for in-room high-speed Internet or Wi-Fi as well as for parking

Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando Review

The charm and romance of Portofino, Italy—destination of Europe's rich and famous—are conjured up at this lovely luxury resort, whose 2013 renovation brought cool modern decor in aqua and cream, a spiffed-up exterior, and new beds, furniture, and TVs. Part of the fun here is exploring the waterfront "village" from end to end and not knowing what you'll find around a corner or down some steps. The illusion is maintained by the details: cobblestone streets, variegated row houses lining the boat-dotted "bay," and inviting archways that lead to narrow, shop-lined alleyways, stairways, and piazzas. Three pools offer aquatic fun or peaceful sunning.

    Hotel Details

  • 750 rooms, 49 suites.
  • Rate includes breakfast.
  • Credit cards accepted.
Updated: 05-06-2013

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