by Whitney Rife
Portofino lies on eight miles of white, sandy beaches on the Gulf. To make the most of the beautiful beachfront property, the resort provides all sorts of equipment, including bicycles, kayaks and boats. Families will want to swim in one of the seven pools. Portofino also boasts some of the finest seafood restaurants in the Pensacola. There are over 300 rooms in five huge towers at the resort. Two- and three-bedroom suites all contain fully equipped kitchens, washer/dryer units and spacious closets. Each bedroom has a separate bathroom. Outdoor grills are available. DVD players, HD televisions and high-speed Internet access are some of the luxurious modern amenities available at Portofino. It is truly a luxury resort with a better-than homey feel.
Our Editor Loves
- Seven pools
- Huge suites with gourmet kitchens
- Eight miles of beach
If you like a quiet peacful resort with (almost) all the amenities then this is a great place. The beach area is great. The water park area is great. The staff is great. The pool is great. The rooms are wonderful.
Note: Each room/condo is privately owned so they vary in furnishings and up-keep. We typically get online and view the available condos and choose one that fits our desire.
We'd be going elsewhere. We've stayed here many times over the past 12 years, but this time it just felt a little "cheap". The decor in our unit was average this time. There was a major mishap with housekeeping and they did make it good, so I was pleased about that. We had two days of beach set up and they tried to bill us for one of them. We'll try it again just b/c we love this spot, but note to property management company - don't let the quality slip, please and thank you.