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Loews Portofino Bay Resort

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Loews Portofino Bay Resort celebrate la dolce vita—the sweet life. The resort is inspired by the seaside village of Portofino, Italy, and here, guests can enjoy the beauty, charm, and romance of an elegant escape.

 

Rooms:

The resort has 750 rooms, including 45 suites. Relax with the comforts of custom-designed furnishings and marble accents in a Garden View, Bay View, or Deluxe Room.

 

Suites range from 650 to 2,725 square feet. Guests can choose from family-friendly and fun Despicable Me Kids Suites; Portofino, Villa and Hospitality Suites; and the incredible Governatore and President Suites.

 

The Club Level Deluxe Room or Suite offers additional amenities like exclusive access to the Portofino Club Lounge, personal concierge service, and other special perks.

Dining:

 

Table-Service

 

Mama Della’s Ristorante:

Guests are welcome to take a seat and treat their tastebuds to authentic dishes from Tuscany, Naples, and Piemonte, plus family dining house specialties like Insalata Mama Della and the best lasagna this side of Sicily. There is also an extensive wine list and delicious dessert options such as tiramisu and cannoli.

 

Bice Ristorante:

Enjoy Northern Italian cuisine and superb service in an elegant atmosphere. Fresh pasta is rolled daily to create an authentic menu of exquisite dishes. Menu items include seafood fettuccini to veal scaloppini and beyond. Pastry chefs also craft decadent desserts like tiramisu and limoncello cheesecake each day.

 

Trattoria del Porto:

This casual full-service restaurant has indoor and outdoor dining with Italian charm. Choose from hot pancakes, eggs, baked goods, fruit, coffee, and juice in the mornings. Dinner brings a menu of soups, salads, steak, fish, and more. There is also an in-house pastry chef that makes the most delicious desserts!

 

Quick-Service

 

Sal’s Market Deli:

Just steps away from the harbor, this local market features the warmth of a neighborhood delicatessen. Choose from Italian staples like handmade pizzas, sandwiches, salads, meats, cheeses, and fresh fruit. Enjoy a meal with a glass of wine or Italian beer inside, picnic outside on the piazza, or place an order to go for a quiet night in.

 

Starbucks:

Enjoy favorite coffees, teas, and snacks at the Starbucks in the lobby for a morning boost or afternoon pick-me-up. 

 

Gelateria:

Indulge in a time-honored Italian tradition with creamy, artisan gelato by the bay. Enjoy decadent milkshakes, flavorful smoothies, tempting biscotti, and specialty coffee and espresso from this classic shop.

 

Bars

 

The Thirsty Fish:

This casual waterfront bar is located on the Harbor Piazza. They offer champagne, beer, wine and cocktail menus as well as assaggini (small plates) of shrimp, hummus, meats, and cheeses.

 

Splendido Bar & Grill:

Enjoy an array of menu options such as pizzas, burgers, sandwiches, salads, and more. They offer both poolside delivery service and standard table service. Stay cool with artisan popsicles and novelty ice cream bars, or delight in delicious desserts such as cookies and brownies. Guests can also choose from a sea of specialty drinks.

 

Pool:

Loews Portofino Bay Resort has three amazing and adventurous pools. The Beach Pool is a lively pool area that features a Roman aqueduct-themed water slide, a sandy beach, adjacent children’s pool, two Jacuzzis, and three colorful beach cabanas.

 

The serene Villa Pool offers additional amenities for more exclusivity, including private cabana rentals and upgraded lounge chairs. The cabanas include a ceiling fan, refrigerator, phone, and plasma TV.

The Hillside Pool on the hotel’s east wing offers a bit more privacy for a quiet place to relax by the water.

Resort Activities:

Scheduled resort activities for the day may include ping-pong tournaments, water balloon tosses, pool basketball, hula hoop contests, bocce ball, arts and crafts, and more

 

In the evenings at sunset, the Harbor Piazza offers a complimentary showcase of classic opera and “popera” favorites sung by talented performers. Guests are also welcome to take part in Harbor Nights. In this incredible event, they will spend an evening beside the picturesque harbor sipping select wines and trying unlimited gourmet food samples from the hotel's restaurants. Live music and traditional opera performances complete the elegant ambiance. 

 

Parking and Transportation:

Shuttle bus transportation to the hub at Universal CityWalk for access to Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure theme parks. 

An additional dedicated bus route connects the Premier hotels to Universal’s Volcano Bay water theme park.

Walking paths connect the Premier hotels to Universal CityWalk, Universal Studios Florida, Universal’s Islands of Adventure, and the other Universal hotels.

Self-parking is $37 plus tax per night, per vehicle.

 

Valet is $42 plus tax per night, per vehicle.

 

Spa & Fitness:

Mandara Spa offers calming spa treatments customized to fit guests’ needs, such as pampering skincare, wraps, body treatments, hair and nail care, massages, a complimentary fitness center, and exclusive steam and sauna facilities.

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