Universal Orlando's grande dame is 14 years old today, and she hasn't aged a bit. The hotel features 750 rooms (including 45 suites and even pet-friendly rooms), three gorgeous swimming pools, eight restaurants and lounges, complimentary transportation to local theme parks (but not Walt Disney World), the fabulous Mandara Spa, Kids Camp, and a lot more.
But perhaps the biggest draw of the Portofino (along with sister Universal Orlando resorts Hard Rock Orlando and the Loews Royal Pacific) are the exceptional Universal Orlando park perks, more than any other theme park hotel so far. Here's the list of the major ones:
- FREE Universal Express℠: Unlimited ride access via a special line in both theme parks, ALL DAY (normally $89 per person, per day)
- Early Admission to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ one hour before the theme park opens
- Complimentary water taxis, shuttle buses or walking paths to both theme parks and Universal CityWalk®.
- Priority seating at select restaurants throughout both theme parks and CityWalk
And with Halloween Horror Nights now happening, there is no better time to visit this lovely birthday girl (yes, I give hotels genders).