Universal Orlando Resorts and Hotels

Over the years, Universal Orlando has transformed completely and has become a vacation destination where staying on-site is almost a necessity. Universal Orlando went through a massive expansion in the late ’90s and needed hotel rooms to keep guests staying on-site. A partnership with Loews Hotels was formed and in 1999 Loews Portofino Bay Hotel opened, followed by Hard Rock Hotel in 2000, Loews Royal Pacific Resort in 2001, Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort in 2014, Loews Sapphire Falls Resort in 2016, and Universal’s Aventura Hotel in 2017. In 2018, Universal will expand across I-4 with Universal’s Endless Summer Resort.

Universal currently offers three different tiers of hotels to accommodate as many guests as possible – Premier, Preferred and Prime Value. When Universal’s Endless Summer Resort opens in 2018, it will become the first true value resort with rates starting at less than $100 per night. Loews Portofino Bay Hotel and Hard Rock Hotel are Premier resorts, Loews Royal Pacific Resort and Loews Sapphire Falls are Preferred resorts, and Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort and Universal’s Aventura Hotel are Prime Value resorts.

Staying on-site at a Loews Hotel offers many amenities, but the best by far is early park access. Every morning, hotel guests are welcome to enter Universal Studios Florida or Islands of Adventure an hour before the park opens and experience everything that The Wizarding World of Harry Potter has to offer. Guests staying at the Loews Portofino Bay Hotel, Hard Rock Hotel, and Loews Royal Pacific Resort will also receive FREE Unlimited Express Pass for the duration of their stay. Another great perk to staying on-site is the proximity. The Premier and Preferred resorts offer boat transportation to Universal CityWalk, but all hotels offer bus transportation to Universal CityWalk. If you prefer walking, you’re in luck! The hotels are all within walking distance and you can reach Universal CityWalk in 5-20 minutes.

Loews Hotels are well-known for accommodating guests bringing their pets on vacations and that hasn’t stopped with Universal. Universal’s Premier and Preferred resorts are pet-friendly at an additional cost.

Stay at one of the Universal Orlando Loews Hotels and you will be sure to return and experience their world-class service again!


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