We love Universal Resort in Orlando, it’s a wonderful place for real family fun and somewhere that makes us smile every day we’re there. Last year we travelled to Universal for four amazing fun-filled days in the parks and stayed at the wonderful Loews Sapphire Falls Resort. This year we returned to experience more of Universal Orlando Resort with Virgin Holidays and within that to check out the newest of Universal’s parks, Volcano Bay. So we were really pleased to experience another of Universal’s hotels, the Loews Royal Pacific Resort which comes with a number of benefits if you are visiting the parks. We loved our stay here, it is a really beautiful hotel with plenty going on to make it feel like a destination in its own right.
Loews Royal Pacific Resort, Universal Studios, Florida
We stayed in Loews Royal Pacific Resort’s standard two Queen bed rooms which were interconnecting and always a wonderful way to stay when you’re travelling with kids as it gives everyone space to spread out. The rooms were exactly the same (aside from the bathrooms) and had:
The main bedroom with two queen beds, desk area, television, coffee machine, tv and a mini bar.
There was a sink area which then linked through to the main bathroom which had a bath with shower over, and in the other bedroom had a lovely shower with no bath.
I really love the Julien Farel products which are in all the Loews hotels and smell lovely.
There was a nice sized wardrobe to unpack and also store the bags in.
The whole resort has a Pacific Islands theme which is seen in details through the room from the coconut wood style furniture to the travel case looking footrests and the lovely pictures on the walls.
The rooms were a great space to relax in as a family and to hang out in during the evenings after long, happy days spent in the parks.
Loews Royal Pacific Resort, Universal Studios, Florida: The Resort
We really loved the feel of the Loews Royal Pacific Resort, walking through the rainforest styled grounds it reminded us of being in the Cook Islands and certainly had a tropical feel.
The huge lobby was styled with dark wood and some lovely little details like colourful sun umbrellas in stands.
Outside was where it really came in to its own though. We loved spending time at the pool which had its own mini water park and felt very safe with life guards on duty.
It was great to see that there were fun games there to play too from a giant Connect Four to a table tennis.
There was also a lovely sandy beach where you could sit out and watch the river boats travels by.
There were some great shops dotted around the resort from ones where you could pick up all of your Universal merchandise to some featuring island arts and crafts.
Loews Royal Pacific Resort, Universal Studios, Florida: The food
We didn’t eat dinner at the hotel but there are a number of dining options available at Loews Royal Pacific Resort from Emeril’s Tchoup Chop serving imaginative Asian food, the Orchid Court Sushi Bar and The Islands Dining Room serving Pan Asian cuisine. Finally Wantilan Luau offers a chance to experience authentic Polynesian cuisine.
We did eat breakfast at the Loews Royal Pacific Resort which was a wonderful spread of hot buffet items including sausages and bacon through to pancakes and an egg chef whipping up omelette. There was an amazing selection of fruits which we all really enjoyed.
We thought the pastries were also delicious, from fruit danish to some lovely little doughnuts, it was a great way to start the day.
Loews Royal Pacific Resort, Universal Studios, Florida: Park benefits
Staying at a Universal onsite hotel means some really big benefits. The first and big one is you get the extra hour of park time included in your stay (when booking tickets to the parks) so for a family of four staying in one 2 bed Queen room you all get that extra hour. Loews Royal Pacific Resort is also one of the hotels which offers fast passes to everyone staying which can also mean big savings.
Since you’re on site it’s easy to get to the park too, you can walk in less than ten minutes or there’s a lovely boat service which pulls up every 15 minutes and is a great way to get to the parks. There’s a shuttle bus that takes you down to Volcano Bay.
Finally anything you buy when you’re out and about in the parks you can have delivered back to your hotels which means you don’t have to carry it around with you.
Loews Royal Pacific Resort, Universal Studios, Florida: Worth bearing in mind
I don’t think there’s much at all to be worried about with a stay at Loews Royal Pacific, we found the whole hotel clean, well looked after and very comfortable. As with the Loews Sapphire Falls last year I think the $7 price for a bottle of water to be excessive but we brought our own and just kept the room bottle to one side. On a couple of the evening small complimentary bottles of water were also delivered to the room which also helped.
Loews Royal Pacific Resort, Universal Studios, Florida: family friendly?
All of us loved the Loews Royal Pacific Resort and thought it was very family friendly. There are kids menus on offer, wonderful grounds to explore and relax in and a great pool which is perfect for kids to play in.
If you’re heading to Universal Orlando Resort I definitely recommend a stay at this hotel, it’s a great place to get the most out of your time in the parks.
Check out our video of our visit to the Loews Royal Pacific Resort.
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We were guests of the Loews Royal Pacific Resort but all opinions are our own.