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Loews Portofino Bay Hotel: Rooms – complete guide & photo gallery

Loews Portofino Bay Hotel: Jet away to the Italian Riviera

This page includes descriptions and photos of each room type available at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel, one of three premier hotels on-site at Universal Orlando Resort.

Although Portofino was Universal’s first on-site property, having opened with most of the rest of the resort all the way back in 1999, the hotel received a few facelifts: one in 2013, with every guest room getting a renovation and new Despicable Me-themed kids’ suites being added, and another being done now, from January to June 2020. Please be advised that the current renovations will go floor by floor, with temporary walls blocking off those hallways where work is being done, and that there may be some noise during this time.

Keep reading to learn more about the Minion rooms and all the accommodations at Universal Orlando’s Portofino Bay Hotel!


Portofino Bay Hotel – in-room amenities

Here is what you can expect to find in each of Portofino Bay’s 750 hotel rooms:

  • Three telephones (at bed and the desk and in the bathroom), each with dual voice lines, data port, and voicemail
  • Cotton signature bathrobes
  • On Command in-room movies, video check-out, and remote-control television with cable channels
  • Smart room technology for automated heating and air conditioning
  • Coffee maker and coffee
  • Refreshment pantry
  • DVD players
  • CD clock radio
  • In-room safe
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Hair dryer and make-up mirror
  • High-speed internet access
  • Daily newspaper delivery (the New York Times) to guest rooms upon request only


Portofino Bay Hotel – garden-view room

Relax in comfort in one of the hotel’s standard garden-view rooms, each offering a lovely vista of the meticulously-manicured and -landscaped grounds. Every guest room features marble accents and elegant furnishings from Italy. Garden view rooms come with either a king bed or two queen beds and offer plenty of room to luxuriate at a spacious 450 square feet.

  • Standard room; 450 square feet; guarantees a view of landscaping
  • Inventory of 198 rooms: 54 king, 144 double queen
  • Most rooms have sofa beds or the option to request a rollaway bed
  • Connecting rooms can be king to king, king to double queen, or double queen to double queen

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Portofino Bay Hotel – bay-view room

Open your window shades and find yourself in the heart of the Italian Riviera. Bay-view rooms overlook the hotel’s scenic Portofino Bay and picturesque Harbor Piazza. Every morning, you can look out and watch the sun glittering off the sparkling water and its fleet of colorful fishing boats. Like the standard garden-view rooms, the bay-view rooms are 450 square feet and offer a choice of a king or two queen beds.

  • Standard room; 450 square feet; guarantees a view of the bay area
  • Inventory of 242 rooms: 81 king, 161 double queen
  • Most rooms have sofa beds or the option to request a rollaway bed
  • Connecting rooms can be king to king, king to double queen, or double queen to double queen

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Portofino Bay Hotel – deluxe rooms

These elegantly-appointed accommodations offer an even larger living space at 490 square feet, plus a stylish and roomy bathroom featuring a separate tub and shower. In addition to the extra comfort, you’ll enjoy a view of the serene Villa Pool and surrounding gardens, or the dramatic Roman aqueduct-styled Beach Pool.

  • 490 square feet
  • Features crown molding and a stylish bathroom with a separate tub and shower. There is an elegant opening with shutters between the bathroom and bedroom area
  • Inventory of 171 rooms: 28 king, 143 double queen
  • Connecting rooms can be king to double queen or double queen to double queen
  • This is a great option for a family of five people who want more space and want the opportunity to request a room with a sofa bed

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Portofino Bay Hotel – Despicable Me kids’ suites

The kids’ suites let Mom and Dad have a little privacy and the kids have some fun! With a standard king bedroom for the adults plus a separate room for the kids, there’s plenty of space for the whole family (a combined total of 650 to 675 square feet). The children’s room connects only to the adults’ room (there is no entrance to the hallway) with a door that can be kept open or closed.

The world’s first and only Despicable Me-inspired hotel suites can only be found at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel. The suites bring to life the excitement and playfulness of Gru’s house, featuring missile beds with Minions-inspired bedding (so children can sleep like Gru’s adorable girls – Margo, Edith, and Agens) and Minions who rappel from the ceiling and surround guests with their unpredictable antics. A pale blue interior creates a soothing backdrop, while touches of Gru’s laboratory’s red accents remind guests that they are, indeed, in an unforgettable Minion adventure. The adults’ room features a king-sized bed in the hotel’s newly-renovated Italian luxury design.

We should note that all of the venue’s 18 kids’ suites have been given the Despicable Me makeover.

  • 650 to 675 square feet
  • Inventory of 18 suites
  • All kids’ suites open only to the adult room, not the hallway
  • No sofa bed
  • No connecting rooms

Portofino Bay Hotel Despicable Me-themed kids’ suites


Portofino Bay Hotel – Portofino suites

The Portofino suites are cozy and comfortable, with plenty of space to relax after a day at the theme parks. These suites have a 280-square-foot parlor, which adjoins to a 450-square-foot garden-view bedroom. A second adjoining garden-view room can also be reserved to create a two-bedroom suite.

  • Portofino suites include a Portofino parlor connected to:
    • one bedroom: a standard king or a standard double queen
    • two bedrooms: a standard king and a standard double queen
  • Inventory of 12 Portofino parlors
  • The Portofino parlor is 280 square feet and includes an entertainment area and its own full bathroom
  • All Portofino suites have a garden or pool view (by request)

Portofino Bay Hotel Portofino suite


Portofino Bay Hotel – Villa suites

Vacation in style in one of the property’s roomy Villa suites. You’ll enjoy a casual seating area, a dining area, and a kitchenette. The 620-square-foot parlor features an adjoining 490-square-foot deluxe bedroom. A second adjoining room can also be reserved for a two-bedroom suite. It’s all the comforts of home, in the heart of Universal Orlando.

  • Villa suites include a Villa parlor connected to:
    • one bedroom: a deluxe king or a deluxe double queen
    • two bedrooms: a deluxe king and a deluxe double queen
  • Inventory of six Villa parlors
  • The Villa parlor is very spacious at 620 square feet and includes an entertainment area, conference table, full bathroom with separate vanity area, and a kitchenette
  • All Villa suites have a bay view

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Portofino Bay Hotel – club-level deluxe rooms

Upgrade your stay with us to enjoy access to the Portofino’s club lounge, and you’ll enjoy the utmost in European hospitality and service. You’ll receive special room amenities, access to the exclusive club-level lounge conveniently located near the lobby, and other benefits and privileges.

  • Club level rooms are spread throughout the hotel
  • The club lounge is located next to the main lobby
  • The rooms themselves are deluxe rooms (490 square feet)
  • Inventory of 91 rooms: 36 king and 55 double queen
  • Connecting rooms can be king to double queen or double queen to double queen
  • Club level amenities:
    • Club-level rooms include access to the hotel’s private lounge, where guests enjoy personalized concierge service, a complimentary continental breakfast, snacks in the afternoon, hors d’oeuvres in the evening, and a sweet hour at night
    • Complimentary coffee, tea, and soft drinks available all day long, and beer and wine in the evenings
    • Club-level guests receive complimentary access to the on-site fitness center and discounts on pool cabanas


Balconies at Portofino Bay Hotel

Portofino Bay is the only on-site hotel at Universal Orlando with rooms that feature balconies – however, these are few and far between. Rooms with balconies cannot be reserved in advance, but may be offered as an upgrade at check-in: $15 extra per night for a “Juliet” balcony, and $30 extra per night for a full balcony.

In this image, Juliette balconies can be seen at the bottom, and full balconies can be seen at the top:

Juliette and full balconies at Portofino Bay Hotel.Juliette and full balconies at Portofino Bay Hotel.

Please note that there is no additional charge for a room with a patio or walkout area to a public space (these are by request, too – they cannot be specifically reserved).

Portofino Bay Hotel also offers Hospitality, Governatore, and Presidential suites. Please contact the hotel directly for information about these accommodations.


Portofino Bay Hotel Villa suite – photo gallery

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