Universal's Portofino Bay Hotel
Price Level: Deluxe
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An authentic re-creation of the Italian village, the Portofino Bay was the winner of the 2002 and 2009 Theme Park Insider Awards for "World's Best" on-site theme park hotel. It is connected to the Universal Orlando theme parks via either a pedestrian walkway or a short motorboat ride.
Huge rooms, I love this resort. The most breathtaking view when on the water taxis almost makes you wish you stayed instead of going to the parks. The pools are luxurious and the staff is incredible. I'd give anything to be sitting at splendido (the pool bar) with a drink and some sun right now.
Comfortable, Quiet, and Well themed. Stayed at Portofino Bay for 2 nights and loved it. The garden walk to the parks was also very enjoyable. The pool was also very nice and stays open somewhat late.