Nestled along a picturesque bay, Loews Portofino Bay Hotel is a re-creation of the famed seaside village of Portofino, Italy, right down to the cobblestone streets and outdoor cafes. In early 2014, the hotel completed the most extensive and luxurious renovation in its history with a new look in its 750 rooms and suites that reflects the upscale, sun-drenched resort along the Italian Riviera. 

As part of its integration with Universal Orlando Resort, the hotel also features the world's first and only Despicable Me-inspired hotel suites. These two-room suites bring to life the excitement and playfulness of Gru's house, featuring missile beds and Minions who rappel from the ceiling and surround guests with their unpredictable antics. 

Guests can take a culinary tour of Italy at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel, where there are eight restaurants and lounges. From the authentic Italian cuisine and famed strolling musicians who perform nightly in Mama Della's Ristorante to the upscale Bice Ristorante and the casual Sal's Market Deli, the hotel offers many dining experiences. Every night around sunset, the hotel‟s Harbor Piazza comes alive with Musica della Notte, a musical celebration that captures the romance and charm of Italy. On select dates throughout the year, the hotel hosts Harbor Nights, a food, wine and music event on the majestic Harbor Piazza. 

The hotel's three themed swimming pools and a casual poolside bar and grill offer guests a great way to relax, unwind and cool off after their adventures in the theme parks. Mandara Spa, located between the Beach Pool and Villa Pool, offers a wide range of services from massages to skin care and body treatments. 

Exclusive Resort Benefits

Guests can start their vacation the moment they arrive at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel as they will receive a package of exclusive benefits including: 

  • Free Universal Express Unlimited ride access, allowing guests to skip the regular lines on most rides and attractions at Universal Studios and Universal‟s Islands of Adventure 

  • Early Park Admission to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter one hour before the theme park opens 

  • Complimentary water taxis and shuttle buses 

  • Resort-wide charging privileges with room key 

  • Priority seating at select restaurants throughout the resort 

  • Complimentary delivery of merchandise purchased throughout the resort to the hotel 

  • Golf Universal Orlando program 

  • Universal Orlando character appearances