Universal Studios Orlando – Staying at Loews Royal Pacific Resort

Loews Royal Pacific Resort Universal OrlandoI love giving  travel recommendations, especially ones that were as amazing as this! I was a guest of Loews Royal Pacific Resort during our recent Girls Getaway trip to Universal Studios Orlando and it is a location that I can highly recommend for couples, families, or even just a relaxing retreat for one! Sometimes knowing where to stay on vacation can be tricky. I always have a million questions. How are the beds? Should I pack a blow dryer? What are the food options like? What’s the pool like?  Loews Royal Pacific Resort had everything I was looking for and more!

First here are some “insider tips” : If you are looking for a great pace to stay near Universal Studios Orlando, there are some benefits to staying at an on-site hotel that you  can’t get anywhere else!! By staying on-site you have access to FREE Universal Express unlimited ride passes allowing you to skip the regular lines in both parks, Early Park Admission to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™, one hour before the theme park opens, complimentary water taxi rides, and priority seating at select restaurants at the resort.

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From the moment I arrived at the resort I found myself encompassed in an entirely relaxing place. When you enter the hotel after crossing a bamboo like walkway over lush foliage that encompasses every exterior view, you immediately are greeted by the relaxing interior of the South Seas. From the elephants playing in the fountains, to the distinct statutes and art work throughout the hotel and grounds, every detail made you feel like you were in another world.

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It felt this way every single day we returned to the resort! It is exactly the relaxing atmosphere I want to come back to after a fun filled day of thrill rides and adventure. Guest room Collage

The guest rooms were both luxurious and practical. They were beautifully decorated with a royal orchid design behind the beds, full length mirrors across from the closet and in the bathroom.The rooms were also equipped with several outlets with usb connections that made it easy to recharge personally and electronically.guest room 2

One of my favorite parts of the guest rooms was the lighting in the bathroom. It was The beautiful mirror and perfect lighting made it easy to get ready for the day with a flawless face. I would take permanent residence here just for this lighting alone!

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The girls and I spent a lot of our free time soaking up the sun and relaxing by the pool while we were away as well. The staff at Loews Royal Pacific were amazing. We enjoyed ordering our lunch by the pool while we chatted and listened to the Australian DJ who came to play every afternoon. I had a great chat with the photographer who will capture great candid shots at no charge of you and the family as you all play together. You can also schedule a photo session on the beach area (with no sitting fee to hotel guests) if you’ve been putting off that family photo. In addition to the relaxing view the poolside staff also plan a variety of fun games each afternoon and on select evenings “dive -in” movies are shown.

Wondering about food options? There are a wide variety of dining options available at the hotel no matter what time of day you your tummy starts to rumble. I ate at the amazing Islands Dining Room for breakfast every morning and my lunch served at the pool came from Bula’s Bar & Grille. Here is a list of all the amazing food options you have  without ever having to leave property!

Wantilan Luau – live music and authentic Polynesian cuisine (reservations required)
Emeril’s Tchoup Chop – Emeril Lagasse’s take on Asian/Polynesian cuisine
Islands Dining Room – offering breakfast and dinner
Jake’s American Bar – featuring live entertainment on select nights
Orchid Court Lounge & Sushi Bar – inventive sushi and South Seas martinis
Bula Bar & Grille – poolside eatery
Room service – available 24 hours a day!!!

It’s easy to indulge while on vacation. To help keep you on track with your fitness routine during your stay, you will find a beautifully designed fitness center near the pool. A very accommodating locker room is available help you freshen up without having to go back to your room.Fitness CollageGetting to and from Loews Royal Pacific is a breeze with many transportation options available at no cost. We took the water taxi many times during our stay and laughed the jokes told by our favorite driver. There is also a walking path that is just a short walk with plenty of shade. If you get tired along the route, there are pedicab drivers that accept tips for payment only. It’s a fun experience for those that have never done it. On the way back to the airport, I utilized the private towncar from the resort. It was reasonably priced ( only $5 more than a taxi) and immediately available.Transportation CollageIt really is such a great place to stay. For more information on making reservations for your next getaway visit the Loews Hotels site for all the info. Thanks so much to the folks at Universal for providing these amazing accommodations, meals and entertainment for review during our #UORGirlsGetaway. If you missed it, be sure to check out all the fun we had during the Universal Studios Mardi Gras Celebration.



  1. We stayed here 2 years ago and loved it! It was so beautiful and relaxing. I had more fun here than the parks.
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  2. Robin (Masshole Mommy) says

    I loved staying at this hotel. It is perfect for a romantic getaway or families. So gorgeous.

  3. I rarely ever see reviews or anything on resorts at Universal. This seems like a fantastic resort and has things for kids and adults. I can’t wait to start planning my trip to Universal Studios 🙂

  4. This really is one of the best hotels over there. And I love your mirror pic! So cute! 🙂

  5. This was such a beautiful hotel and I’d love to go back. I felt so relaxed there!
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  6. This looks like such a beautiful place to stay. I’ve only heard good things about it.
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  7. This looks like a nice resort. It looks pretty kid friendly too.
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  8. That looks like a great place to go visit. I need to go there after seeing these photos.
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  9. This is such a beautiful resort. It makes me long for warmer weather here in New York City.
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  10. This looks so gorgeous. Would not complain to be hanging out here for a few days. Looks so peaceful!
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  11. This place looks amazing! We are going to Antojitos and Blue Man group next month. We live in Orlando so we don’t need a hotel – but I would love this hotel!
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  12. This resort looks gorgeous! I love the Elephant fountains!

  13. What a beautiful place! Looks like the perfect destination for a girls’ weekend!
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  14. What an amazing place. Love that fitness room. That would be one place I would love to stay if I was traveling in that area.

  15. This place does look awesome. That sushi bar would def. make my grown kids happy!

  16. What a lovely place to stay! I will have to keep it in mind for our next trip to Orlando.
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  17. I really would love to stay there. Looks gorgeous and the weather this time of year is always nice.
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  18. Paula Schuck says

    This looks like a fantastic place to stay. I love how warm and inviting the decor is.

  19. I have heard of this hotel before and totally want to stay here! I love the scenery!
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  20. Oh this looks like a great place to stay and hang out. Hopefully we will make it some day
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  21. You really captured the beauty and fun of this resort! I look forward to staying there again.

  22. Melissa Smith says

    Oh my goodness, this place looks fantastic! And now I’m obsessed with that mirror! LOL


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