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Loews Royal Pacific Resort at Universal Orlando
Ranked #49 of 341 Hotels in Orlando
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed December 14, 2011

We recently had a very pleasant stay at the Royal Pacific. My son has celiac disease, so I e-mailed the hotel before our trip regarding his diet. I never received a reply, so was fearing the worst. We stayed at this hotel 5 years ago, and there was no gluten-free food available whatsoever. This time around, we were in for a very pleasant surprise! The Islands Restaurant had fantastic g.f. options for breakfast, including muffins, donuts (Kinnikinik) pancakes, waffles, toast, omelettes, breakfast pizza. Our servers, Juan and Sam were so helpful, friendly and kind! Jake's Restaurant was able to give us an excellent turkey club on g.f. bread (tasted like Udi's), and g.f. pasta. In both restaurants, the chef came to our table, without our asking, to review our options. Our expectations were completely blown away! Oh, and the room was nice, quiet and clean as well. Great stay!

  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed December 13, 2011

we stayed at this hotel for the last few days of our honeymoon.at check in we were upgraded to a beautiful suite on the 6th floor.we have always stayed on disney property ,as we did for the first half of our honeymoon.this hotel blows everything disney out of the water.we stayed at the beach club resort for the first 4 days of our honeymoon(then cruise,then this hotel) and this is a much nicer resort hotel then beach club.the bed was much more comfortable ,they use better toilet paper which matters lol ,hd tv's and a better channel selection.the walk to islands/universal was a beautiful well lit romantic stroll along the water.as a added bonus the express pass is a fantastic icing to the cake.we will stay here again and cannot wait to do so.thank you for our excellent stay

  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 13, 2011

We loved this hotel it was bright, clean and airy with lots of thoughtful touches.

The kids were so excited when they saw their dinosaur themed room and the club lounge was super family friendly and a pleasure to be in.

The pool area is great although we found it a little chilly in November.

The benefits of staying on-site and being within walking distance of Harry Potter can not be underestimated but this hotel stands on it's own two feet.

We would have given it 5 stars except for one bad check-out experience. I have written about it in our blog along with photos for those interested:

http://jet-rtw.blogspot.com/2011/12/loews-royal-pacific-hotel.html

Room Tip: The Club level was great, as were the Jurassic Park suites
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Stayed: November 2011, traveled with family
8  Thank JetRTW
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Reviewed December 12, 2011

My daughter treated me to a weekend here for my Christmas present. We arrived on the 1st of December and stayed until the morning of December 4th. When we arrived late in the evening, the hotel was very quite and we felt like we were "out of place" because it was so beautiful! We have never had bellboy service and was amazed to find that our bag were taken to our room right away. The "clerk" named Steve was so very friendly and explained so many things to us and made us feel so welcomed.

Our room was in "Tower 2" on the 6th floor. The view was not the greatest but the room was very nice. We looked at the prices of the "in-room bar" and the bottled water that was on the bar area. I'm sorry but we were not about to pay $7.00 for a bottle of water or $10.00 if we wanted to have a relaxing drink in our room. The hotel prices were a bit pricey but the food was very good.

The Express Pass was GREAT! Access to both Theme parks was very easy. We took the water taxi each morning and decided to walk back to the hotel each night. We enjoyed ourselves very well.

The only warning I have for "smokers", they don't tell you how close a designated smokers area is located. I asked if there were any areas for smokers and was informed that it was in front of the hotel. Every morning, I would go outside the front of the hotel and have a cigarette and a cup of coffee provided in the room. The last morning there, I was informed by one of the valet's that the glassed area inside the main lobby is an open-air sitting area for smokers. At the Adventure Islands, once you reach the Harry Potter Theme park, there is only one area designated for smokers and that is almost at the entrance to the Harry Potter section. (I was okay with that but just amazed that there were not more.) Once you came out of that area to the other sections, there were plenty of smoker areas. When you go to the Universal Studios area, there were limited places also but that was okay. ( I needed to cut down anyway.)

If you want to have a fun weekend and just a beautiful get-away, this is the place to stay!

Room Tip: Request in advance for a room overlooking the parks.
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  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled with family
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2  Thank Maeanna
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Reviewed December 11, 2011

We stayed 1night during our recent stay in Florida, this Hotel is lovely and I would have been very happy to stay for longer. The location is brilliant and the ability to access express passes is a good incentive. The Hotel was spotlessly clean and the restaurant choice was very good. Would definitely recommend this Hotel a fabulous stay.

  • Stayed: November 2011
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Reviewed December 11, 2011

We've stayed annually at this property. We really like the Express Pass privileges that are included for Universal Studios & Islands of Adventure. Maybe it is just because we have been here so many times, but the hotel seems to have lost some of it's resort appeal/feeling. Because we have stayed so frequently we received an email offer with an absolutely fabulous rate which encouraged us to spend at least part of our trip at this property. (see other reviews for other properties used on this trip to Tampa & Orlando) Staff was all very friendly and the room was clean and comfortable. The room is much smaller than what you can get at a much cheaper hotel. if that is important to you, but you are not paying for room size here. One day we did take advantage of the early park hours available to on-site and partner hotel guests. (also see review on Universal Studios & Islands of Adventure)

Room Tip: If you have a Blue or higher Loews membership you can ask for any available room upgrade at check-in...
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  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank SBJB24
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Reviewed December 11, 2011

Staying on site made it easy to get to Universal. Hotel staff were nice - food was good but a bit pricey. The restaurant to avoid is Emeril's Tchoup Chop - what a rip off. Food was cold, service slow, prices high.

The pool was great, the rooms were nice. I asked for a different room, and the management was terrific about honoring my request. They also let us check in early, which is wonderful.

  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled with family
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Address: 6300 Hollywood Way, Orlando, FL 32819-7614
Location: United States > Florida > Central Florida > Orlando
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Green Hotel in Orlando
#8 Top resorts Hotel in Orlando
#16 Luxury Hotel in Orlando
#52 Romantic Hotel in Orlando
#85 Business Hotel in Orlando
#90 Family Hotel in Orlando
Price Range: $242 - $553 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Loews Royal Pacific Resort at Universal Orlando 4*
Number of rooms: 1000
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Be swept away to a South Seas escape filled with tropical wonders, exotic food and carefree fun. Located on-site at Universal Orlando Resort, Loews Royal Pacific Resort is in the heart of the excitement of Universal Studios Florida, Universal's Islands of Adventure, and Universal CityWalk. Guests of this hotel enjoy exclusive theme park benefits. Skip the regular lines at most attractions with FREE Universal Express Unlimited ride access - a benefit worth $89 per person, per day**. You can also take advantage of Early Park Admission one hour before the theme park opens, and more! (valid theme park admission required.) ... more   less 
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