Loews Portofino Bay Resort

Modelled on the village of Portofino in Italy, the Loews Portofino Bay offers the feel of an Italian lakeside getaway yet with a wealth of family friendly accommodation and fantastic facilities just 7 minutes by water taxi from Universal Studios Orlando.

Universal Orlando Resort, Florida, United States of America
Loews Portofino Bay Resort
  • Great option for guests wishing to be close to Universal Studios

  • Family friendly accommodation with interconnecting rooms and family suites

  • Guests at the hotel enjoy early entry into the Wizarding World of Harry Potter

  • Complimentary shuttle boat to Universal Studios and City Walk for restaurants and shopping


One of only three hotels directly located next to Universal Studios, the Loews Portofino Bay offers guests a feast for the senses with a façade reminiscent of an Italian lakeside village in the heart of Orlando.

With 750 guest rooms, this is not a boutique hotel, however, there is a plentiful feeling of space as the hotel is beautifully spread out and has a village feel to it with hidden piazzas and a nicely designed waterfront which guests are drawn to in the evening to enjoy live music, fine dining or simply to watch the boats bobbing on the water.

The perfect base for exploring Orlando’s theme parks and in particular Universal Studios, the hotel offers an abundant choice of facilities for it’s guests. Add to this a regular water taxi service which meanders through the water ways directly to the entrance of Universal Studios and the many restaurants, shops and bars of City Walk, you never need get in to your car again. Yet if you wish to head to Disney or any of Orlando’s other amazing attractions, you are never more than a 30 minute drive away.

From a choice of 8 restaurants within the hotel and the option of dining also at the nearby Hard Rock Hotel and the vast choice of eateries at Universal’s City Walk, guests will be spoiled for choice in their dining options. All have charge back facilities as well so it keeps it easy.

Families are well looked after with a choice of room or very spacious suite accommodation. The Loews also offers a choice of three swimming pools, one of which is particularly fun for families with plenty of shallow space and an extremely popular water slide. Each evening there is also a children’s club in place so the children can go and make new friends and have fun under the watchful eye of the hotel staff, whilst the adults have a little alone time.

One huge benefit of staying at a Universal hotel is the added benefits of your visit to Universal Studios. All guests staying at the hotel enjoy early admission to the “Wizarding World of Harry Potter” for one hour prior to park opening time as well as priority queue passes on selected rides in the park. There’s no charge for this, all guests need is their park ticket to take advantage of these nice little extras.

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Guests staying at the Loews Portofino enjoy exclusive access to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter one hour before the gates open every day

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One of Universal Studio's own hotels it is located just 5 minutes by water taxi from the entrance to Universal Studios and City Walk.


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