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Universal's Portofino Bay Resort
Portofino Bay is an authentic re-creation of the Italian village

This page allows you to make reservations, find directions, and submit reviews about the Portofino Bay Resort.

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Rather make your Hotel reservation over the phone? Call toll free in the US or Canada: 1-800-573-6351.

Don't forget, you also get rebates on muliple day stays.

The Resort is located approximately 232 miles north of Miami Beach, Florida. If you need transportation, take our $35 shuttle bus.

Hotel details

Hotel name: Portofino Bay Resort
5601 Universal Blvd, Orlando FL 32819
Hotel Built:
September 1999
Categories: Universal Studios Resort, Internet Access Hotel
Rating: 4½-Star
Room Rates: Low season from $189, High season from $239.
Check in: 4pm, Check out: 11am. Late check-out can be requested without an additional charge.


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Insider tips

Portofino Bay Resort hotel is a magnificant re-creation of the famed Mediterranean seaside resort village of Portofino, Italy.

The Hotel features
3 swimming pools - Beach Pool with Roman aqueduct slide and children's pool; Villa Pool featuring private covered cabanas and a Hillside Pool.

In-room internet access is available, but if your laptop computer is Wi-Fi enabled, you can access the internet from the common areas of the Hotel. The fee is $9.95 for 24 hours. A wireless card is required.

The Resort is within easy walking distance to Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure. Hotel guests receive free transportation to SeaWorld, Discovery Cove, and the Wet ‘n Wild water park. Also, with Universal Express ride access, Portofino Bay guests can bypass the regular lines at both Universal Orlando theme parks. Just show your room key at the Express entrance of each attraction and bypass the long lines!

Hotel amenities

Food Court, Snack Bars
Table Service
Room Service
Swimming pool
Whirpool, Spa
Bocce ball courts
Jogging path
Video Arcade
Children's activities
Gym, Health Club
Gift Shop
Pet friendly
Meeting facilities
Multilingual staff
Self parking

Room amenities

Plush bathrobes
In-room high speed internet access
Italian furnishings and marble countertops
In-room movies
Nonsmoking rooms available
Separate bath and vanity area with two separate sinks
Irons, ironing boards, hairdryers and make-up mirrors in each room
In-room safes
Cable TV
Coffee maker and coffee
Disabled accessible rooms available
Laundry facilities
Refreshment pantr

Disney Resort driving directions

If you are driving to the Portofino Bay Resort:

From Orlando International Airport: take OIA South. Exit (FL 417S - Toll) to Osceola Parkway West (Exit 3) to Walt Disney World Exits.

From Miami/Ft. Lauderdale: take the Florida Turnpike North to Osceola Parkway West (Exit 249) to Walt Disney World Exits.

From the Daytona: take I-4 West to Walt Disney World Exits.

From the Tampa: take I-4 East to Walt Disney World Exits.

From Interstate 95, U.S. Highway 1 or southbound on the Florida Turnpike: take I-4 West to Walt Disney World Exits.

From northbound on the Florida Turnpike: take Osceola Parkway which connects with U.S. Highway 192 and Walt Disney World Resort.

From southbound Interstate 75: take the Florida Turnpike South to Interstate 4 West to Walt Disney World Resort Exits.

Portofino Bay Resort is located at 5601 Universal Boulevard, Orlando FL 32819. The phone number is (407) 503-3000, and the fax number is (407) 503-3010.

The Hotel is on the southeast side of Orlando, 10 minutes north of Walt Disney World. Use our Disney World Google Map to find the exact location.

Click HERE for Portofino Bay Resort Lodging Information

Disney vacations

The least crowded time to visit is from Labor Day to Thanksgiving and from the week after President's Day (mid-February) to the start of Spring Break (mid-March).

You can definitely make the most of your vacation by staying at one of the Disney World hotels. If you do, you will enjoy special benefits such as Magic Hours, discounts at six Disney World golf courses, and the special Walt Disney World quality and service.

But if you choose to stay at one of the many hotels near Disney World, you can still visit all of the Disney properties to enjoy the atmosphere, have a meal, or shop. You may be charged for parking, but you can get validated for up to one hour of parking for each $10 you spend while you're there.

Some of the lesser known deluxe priced resorts include Walt Disney's Beach Club, BoardWalk Inn , Contemporary and the Yacht Club hotels.

Disney sells theme park tickets on their website, but you can not print the tickets, meaning you must order early and have the tickets mailed to you.
You can also buy tickets through your local auto club, Disney Store or through a school or work activities office. Many offsite hotels also sell Disney passports at the front desk.

I suggest researching Disney ticket prices in advance, and buy your pass before you get to the park. No sense wasting the first hour waiting in line at the ticket booth.

Points of interest

Magic Kingdom: 15.15 miles / 24.40 km
Epcot: 13.85 miles / 22.30 km
Disney-MGM Studios: 12.95 miles / 20.85 km
Animal Kingdom: 14.0 miles / 22.55 km
Typhoon Lagoon: 11.10 miles / 17.85 km
Downtown Disney: 9.10 miles / 14.65 km
Orlando International Airport: 15.30 miles / 24.60 km

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