Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando reclaiming the honor.The second Theme Park Insider Award category for 2020 is Best Luxury Hotel, with
This is a record ninth Theme Park Insider Award in the hotel category for the Portofino Bay, which offers 750 guest rooms in a waterside resort themed to the Italian fishing village and holiday resort. Operated by luxury hotelier Loews - as are all the Universal Orlando hotels - the Portofino Bay also offers the resort's top hotel benefit of free, unlimited Universal Express access to Islands of Adventure and Universal Studios Florida. It's by far the best on-site hotel benefit in the theme park business and has helped to make the Portofino Bay a consistent favorite with Theme Park Insider readers.
The Portofino Bay is located on the opposite end of the Universal Orlando Resort from our Best Moderate or Budget Hotel winner, Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort. But it's still just a short water taxi or lovely Garden Walk stroll from the hotel to CityWalk and the resort's theme parks. The Portofino Bay also offers multiple table service restaurants, serving Italian cuisine, as well as three themed swimming pools and a Mandara Spa.
And you'd have plenty of extra time to enjoy the hotel's amenities if you stayed here, given all the time you can save in the parks with that Universal Express front-of-line pass for everyone in your room.
Our honorable mentions in this category this year are Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge and Disney's Wilderness Lodge at the Walt Disney World Resort, and the Hard Rock Hotel at Universal Orlando Resort.
The Theme Park Insider Awards continue tomorrow with the presentation of our award for Best Quick Service Restaurant. And for reservations at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel, please check availability through our travel partner.
About Theme Park Insider: Theme Park Insider is a consumer's guide to the world's best theme park resorts, reaching more than five million unique readers via its website annually and winning multiple honors for its reporting, including from the Online Journalism Association and the Webby Awards. Winners of the Theme Park Insider Awards are those locations that received the highest average reader rating, with a minimum number of votes, in their categories over the past year.Tweet
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