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Loews Portofino Bay at Universal Orlando Resort™

Orlando, FL


Shop, Swim, and Eat All in One Location

Here at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel, Italy has come to our shores—and fun has never looked so elegant. We firmly believe that real luxury is about choices, so our property has not one but three stunning pools. Families will love the Beach Pool with its Roman-style aqueduct waterslide, while our Hillside Pool is the place for grown-ups to unwind. No matter which pool suits you best, know that we’ll bring you a cold beer or frozen cocktail to enjoy between dips. Our poolside cabanas, available for rent, are a luxurious oasis within an oasis. If you’ve never tried one of Italy’s favorite sports, now is your chance to master the art of Bocce ball. And if you’re looking for a heart-pumping workout, our Mandara Spa® Fitness Center is the answer and is complimentary for on-site hotel guests. There, you can also relax in our his-and-hers saunas and steam rooms. Or spoil yourself with an Elemis Aroma Spa Seaweed Massage or La Thérapie Hydra Lift Facial at our Mandara Spa.

Three Themed Swimming Pools

The Beach Pool is ideal place for the family to spend the day together—enjoy a Roman aqueduct-themed waterslide, a sandy beach and adjacent children’s pool, two hot tubs and three colorful beach cabanas.

Villa Pool offers additional amenities, including private cabana rentals and upgraded lounge chairs.

Hillside Pool on the hotel’s east side, is an adults-only retreat that offers a bit more privacy and a quiet place for relaxing by the water.

Poolside Cabanas

For a more private retreat, rent one of three colorful beach cabanas at the family-friendly Beach Pool complete with amenities such as a ceiling fan, phone, Plasma TV, a refrigerator with water, soda and a fruit bowl. Offering more exclusivity with upgraded amenities and lounge chairs, the serene Villa Pool is the perfect place to also rent a cabana and relax for a couple of hours or the entire afternoon. Contact the Concierge at 407-503-1200 for more information.

Poolside Activities & Bocce Ball

From ping pong tournaments to pool basketball to hula hoop contests and arts & crafts, you'll find something fun to do poolside for the whole family. Check with the concierge upon your arrival to find out what's going during your stay. 

Try your hand at one of the world's oldest lawn bowling games at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel. Played between two players or two teams of up to four, Bocce is played with eight large balls—four of one color, four of another—and one small target ball called the "Jack," or "Pallino." Bocce courts are located near the Villa Pool.

Poolside Dive-In Movies – it's one of our guests' favorite activities and a great way to unwind with the family after a day in the parks! Guests are invited to enjoy a range of family favorites and blockbusters under the stars. Food is also available for order from Splendido Bar & Grill until pool closing at 10 PM. 

Select nights each week, weather permitting. 

Muscia della Notte

Experience Musica della Notte (Music of the Night) at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel. Every evening, the hotel’s Harbor Piazza comes alive with a musical celebration that captures the romance and charm of Italy and the allure of Mediterranean hospitality. Musica della Notte showcases a unique blend of classic opera, romantic and festive music, along with 'popera'—the popular musical style that bridges the gap between pop and opera. The activities begin every night at sunset (weather permitting) with strolling musicians followed by the show.

Harbor Nights

Join us for a quarterly wine tasting and jazz event designed to capture the ambience of the Mediterranean, featuring select wines, gourmet food samples, live music and more. Learn more

The Mandara Spa® Fitness Center

Enjoy an invigorating workout at Mandara Spa’s state-of-the-art complimentary Fitness Center. From free weights to a variety of cardio machines, our facilities are designed so you can easily maintain your workout routine while staying with us (or, perhaps, begin a new one).

  • 7 treadmills with TV monitors
  • 4 upright bicycles with TV monitors
  • 2 stair climbers with TV monitors
  • 3 Elliptical cross trainers with TV monitors
  • 13 stations of variable resistance weight machines
  • Smith press machine
  • Free weight area with dumbbells and 2 benches
  • Stretching area
  • Access to fitness mats
  • Nutritional bars available
  • Locker Rooms
  • Steam and Sauna


5 AM–8 PM daily

Fitness facilities are available for ages 18 and up (subject to change without notice).

The Fitness Center at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel is complimentary to all guests staying within the Loews Hotels complex at Universal Orlando Resort.

Jogging & Walking Paths

Whether you're a jogger or a walker, you can enjoy a scenic trip around the beautifully landscaped grounds of Loews Portofino Bay Hotel. The paths extend throughout the rest of Universal Orlando Resort as well. Stop by the hotel’s concierge desk upon your arrival and ask about the .45-, 1.3- and 3-mile loops.

On-Site Shopping

If you like to shop, you'll find an amazing variety of stores here, offering everything from character-themed souvenirs and apparel to valuable collectibles. We have five wonderful boutiques right here inside Loews Portofino Bay Hotel, where you can find European fashions, jewelry, rare works of art and more. Let us lighten your load as you browse throughout Universal Orlando.

Alta Moda carries many fine Italian lines for men, women, and children along with the impeccable resort wear you’d expect to find at Portofino Bay Hotel.

Family Art Photography & Printing offers a variety of HD prints on unique media that will turn your photos into memorable works of art.

L'Ancora is the place to shop for your favorite Portofino gift or remembrance, along with a variety of necessities you may need for your day at the parks.

Le Memories de Portofino features the finest in Portofino logo and resort wear as well as unique gifts.

The Universal Store captures all of your favorite characters, along with the excitement of both Islands of Adventure and Universal Studios® for you to take home and remember your exciting stay at Universal Orlando® Resort.

Other Amenities at Loews Portofino Bay:

  • Restaurant and Lounges: We have a number of onsite restaurant and lounge, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  • Safes and Safe Deposit Boxes: Safe Deposit boxes are available at the Front Desk.
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