My husband & I spent a night at Portofino Bay this past weekend. I picked this resort because from the website it looked absolutely BEAUTIFUL. As we drove in, still Beautiful. The lobby, beautiful. However, as we walked around, we realized that all the details that in our opinion made this place beautiful, were just painted on. Not only were they painted on, but the paint job was not that great either. We were very disappointed. We are Disney people but decided to spend some "alone" time w/o our 4 yr old son. Since he is not tall enough for most rides at the Universal parks, we went w/ Universal. Boy was "alone" the correct word to use. The bay area of this resort was EMPTY. We thought that maybe in the evening things would pick up a bit & we'd see more "life". But nope. At about 8pm, the place was a ghost town. We wanted to eat dinner & at 9:55 were turned away from one of the restaurants. They closed at 10. Disney would NEVER do this. So we walked around some more & found Trattoria something or other. We were seated & our waitress came & she was VERY nice. We orders some Pomegranate martinis. (Bonefish has amazing pom martinis) Needless to say, our martinis were not what I expected. We ordered soup, ahi tuna & an entree to share. Before I go on, I must say, I am in no way a food snob. I will eat just about ANYTHING. With that said, the onion soup was the worst I've ever had. I could not finish it. It was very bitter. The tuna came & I was exited because I love tuna. The best thing on the plate were the pieces of lime garnish. Finally our entree comes & we were pleasantly surprised that they served it on 2 plates for us. Thank goodness the sauce that came w/ our mahi mahi was good. I was able to dunk the tuna in it. When our bill came, we were hit by a not-so-pleasant surprise. Our disgusting martinis were Grey Goose! We didn't order them that way. Either way, we didn't complain as we didn't want to get our waitress in trouble. So we leave & take out bottle of pellagrino w/ us to our room. When we get there & try to put it in the fridge, guess what? NO FRIDGE! I assumed that "Refreshment Pantry" had something to do w/ a fridge. My mistake. It was LOCKED! At the end, everything happens for a reason! My husband, who is happy w/ a bed & a shower, had to make it know to me that he now understands why I always chose Disney. He can now appreciate the fact that while we pay more at Disney, you get what you pay for. He noticed that the quality of Disney is far better than others. Port Bay, while beautiful from afar, was somewhat run down, stains on the outside wall, empty bottles around the ground. This helped me w/ the idea of staying at Disney's Boardwalk in October. So like the title says, I may be a Disney snob But that's OK with me!