The Hotels of the Universal Orlando Resort
There is a big part of the Universal Orlando Resort that is sometimes overshadowed by the Islands of Adventure and Universal Studios theme parks: the hotels of the Universal Orlando Resort. You get all of the great perks of staying within the park when you say in the Hard Rock Hotel, the Loews Royal Pacific or the Loews Portofino Bay.
At the Hard Rock Hotel you will enjoy a 4 Diamond AAA hotel experience. The rooms have flat-screen TV’s and MP3 docks. Outside you can enjoy the warm Florida sun in their 12,000 square foot pool that has underwater music and a 260 ft. water slide. There are private cabanas, amazing dining at restaurants like the Palm and of course, the Velvet Bar, where you can enjoy your favorite cocktails. Let’s not for the tons of rock and roll memorabilia you’ll see and the great nachos and burgers at the Hard Rock Café.
If you want an Italian experience check out the Loews Portofino Bay hotel which is modeled after the Italian Riviera. This is one of the more romantic hotels in the resort. It features three pools, a golf course and a luxurious spa. You can enjoy character dining at Trattoria del Porto or grab a drink harborside at The Thirsty Fish. Pets are welcome and kids will love the themed kids’ rooms while everyone will enjoy the movies being played poolside!
Last but not least is the Loews Royal Pacific Resort. Inspired by the beautiful nations of Fiji, Hawaii and Bali, the Pacific Resort takes full advantage of the warm weather and brings you right to a tropical paradise. The kid rooms have a Jurassic Park theme and there is a kids camp and an interactive play area. When you work up an appetite you can indulge at Emeril Lagasse’s Tchoup Chop or enjoy an authentic luau every week.
So the next time you head to the Universal Orlando Resort make sure you check out their on-site hotels to get the full resort experience. These are some of the area’s best hotels!