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Loews Royal Pacific Resort at Universal Orlando Collage

**Disclosure:  I was stayed at the Loews Royal Pacific Resort as part of an awesome press trip at Universal Orlando Resort, but all of the opinions you will read here are strictly my own and were not influenced in any way.  Really.**

Have you ever dreamt about visiting the South Seas, but were put off by the amount of travel involved?  What if I told you that I know how you can get a taste of the South Seas, without having to travel halfway around the world.  I recently had a chance to spend a few nights at the Loews Royal Pacific Resort at Universal Orlando Resort and I honestly felt like I was on a tropical vacation.

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As soon as I arrived, I was greeted with a cheerful “Aloha” by the friendly hotel staff member that checked me in.  I arrived at the hotel a little bit before the 4 pm check-in time, so my room wasn’t quite ready when I got there.  The folks over at Luggage Services gladly held my bag for me until my room was ready, which freed me up to explore the hotel.

While I waited, I sat outside in the Orchid Court Lounge.  It’s a lovely area where I was able to enjoy the reflection pool that was surrounded by gorgeous carved statues.

orchid lounge

Once my room was ready, the guys at Luggage Services brought my bag up to my room for me.  I was in a room with two queen beds, but there are also rooms with a king bed available.  All guestrooms come complete with all-cotton linens and complimentary Wi-Fi!

royal pacific room

I loved that the room came with this well-designed work space and ergonomic desk chair so that I could work while I was there.

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And check out the view from my room.

view

My favorite part of the Loews Royal Pacific Resort was their ah-mazing lagoon-style pool.  I was there with the girls, but the mom in me was totally scoping out the pool area for a future trip there with the kiddos.  Honestly, when I travel with my children, the pool is an important part of my decision making process.  My boys will inevitably want to spend as much time in the water as possible, so a great pool is a must for me when I book a hotel. The Loews Royal Pacific Resort nailed it.  I could seriously see booking a getaway there with my kids and never even making it to the parks – that’s how awesome this pool is.

royal pacific pool

Here are a few of the things I loved about the pool area:

  • Royal Bali Sea interactive water play area for children
  • Two (2) hot tubs
  • Beach volleyball court
  • Private cabanas available for rent. Cabana amenities include a ceiling fan, phone, TV, a refrigerator with water, soda and a fruit bowl. Please call 407-503-3235 for cabana reservations.

If you happen to be laying out by the pool and suddenly find yourself starving (which is often the case with me), the Bula Bar & Grille is located poolside.  They have tables available if it’s easier, or you can stay right where you are (poolside) and they’ll bring a cocktail, ice-cold beer, or food items like light sandwiches, wraps and the Big Bula Burger right to you.  The Bula Bar & Grille is open daily.

By the pool you will also find complimentary towels and chair covers to use while you’re there.  And who knows, maybe you’ll meet some new friends while you’re hangin’ in the pool…..

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If you’d rather, there is a sandy beach on the property where you can relax and/or even play a little beach volleyball.

beach

Where to Eat

The Bula  Bar & Grille is fantastic if you’re outside by the pool, but there are several other dining options at the Loews Royal Pacific Resort as well.

1. Emeril’s Tchoup Chop.  Here you can experience some of master chef Emeril Lagasse’s Asian cuisine that’s “kicked up a notch.” Reservations are required and it’s open daily for lunch and dinner.

2. The Islands Dining Room serves Pan Asian cuisine with a twist; and is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.  They have an amazing breakfast buffet there & I ate there every morning during my stay.  The food was delicious.

Breakfast Buffet

3.  The Orchid Court Sushi Bar serves up some of the most inventive rolls and freshest sashimi around.

4. Jake’s American Bar has a variety of appetizers, salads, sandwiches and entrees!

There is definitely something for everyone! Or if you don’t feel like leaving the comfort of your room, room Service is available 24 hours a day!

For the Kiddos

Speaking of traveling with the little ones, the Loews Royal Pacific Resort has a wonderful program called the Loews Loves Kids programs.  They know that kids have different needs than adults when they travel, so the program is designed to make it fun and easy for families to travel with with their kids.  They have a library of games on hand and even offer childproofing kits if you need them so that your family’s travel is as seamless as possible.

Here are a few of the features:

  • Complimentary “Loews Loves Kids” Welcome Gift presented upon arrival for children under 10
  • A “Kids Closet,” offering items available for guests to use during their stay. These include toys and gear, books, car seats, strollers, night-lights, potty seats, baby bathtub, baby blankets, outlet protectors, self-contained DVD players with age appropriate DVDs—and more.
  • Children’s menus with healthy option plus fun books with crayons
  • Cribs and roll-away beds available for in-room use
  • Child-proof kits for families with children under 4
  • List of nearby tourist attractions and activities recommended for children, as well as nearby pharmacies, pediatricians and bonded babysitting services.

Loews Loves Pets

Did you know that Loews Hotels was the first national hotel chain to launch a pet program? They introduced the Loews Loves Pets program back in 2000. The program treats your four-legged family members just like VIPs (Very Important Pets)!  They will provide your pet with amenities that include special a pet room-service menu, a welcome letter from the general manager along with a list of local pet services, pet toys, bedding and more.

I was really impressed with all the services and amenities available at the Loews Royal Pacific Resort.  They really did think of everything.  There is a really nice gym at the resort, a sweet game room, character meals (only on Sundays),  a full service spa called the Mandara Spa, knowledgeable concierge staff, babysitting services and there is both self or valet parking available.   There are also several gift shops on site for all your souvenir needs.

As a guest of the resort, you get exclusive theme-park benefits you can’t get by staying anywhere else. Such as:

  • Universal Expresssm Unlimited ride access^ to SKIP THE REGULAR LINES in both theme parks—a FREE benefit worth up to $89 per person, per day^ (valid theme park admission required)
  • Early Park Admission to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™, one hour before the theme park opens (valid theme park admission required)

Check-in is at 4 PM and check-out is at 11 am.  I truly enjoyed staying there and I loved that the resort was within walking distance of both Universal parks and Universal’s CityWalk.  Or if you prefer, there is a water taxi that goes back and forth from the hotel to CityWalk every few minutes all day long.

water taxi

I absolutely loved staying at the Loews Royal Pacific Resort and highly recommend it.  The resort is located at 6300 Hollywood Way in Orlando, FL, 32819!


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  124 Responses to “Loews Royal Pacific Resort at Universal Orlando”

  1. Sounds like they treat all their guest right, especially kids and pets. Definitely would love to try this hotel out and thanks for sharing 😉

  2. How funny about the ducks! I wonder if the chlorine was bad for them?? The hotel looks great, I’d stay there in a heartbeat and will keep it on my radar when we plan our summer trip.

  3. Oh my gosh — this makes me want to book a trip right now! I’ve always stayed at Disney when we go to Orlando — maybe it’s time to switch that up and stay at Universal!

    • Me, too! Definitely time to head over to Universal. This looks like an amazing hotel.

  4. It was truly a most wonderful place to stay. I just loved everything about it!

  5. Looks amazing! I will definitely look into this for our next vacation to Orlando! The ducks are adorable too, my kids would really love swimming with them.

    • I was thinking the same thing. My kids really love swimming around with ducks for some reason. LOL

  6. This is the 2nd post that I’ve seen on this resort today. Your pics and the others were all so engaging. It really looks like a relaxing place to visit. I haven’t visited Universal Studios in quite some time.

  7. This hotel looks great. The rooms are gorgeous and I love a breakfast buffet. And the kids options would be great for our family!

    Amanda
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  8. The Loews Royal Pacific Resort is just beautiful. Your room is stunning as well, I love to pops of color. This would be so much fun and those ducks are darling. Thanks for sharing, now I’m hungry again after seeing all of that great looking food.

  9. Wow! Now THOSE are accommodations! I love the decor, and I think it’s so cool that there were ducks enjoying the pool!

  10. OMG! Very Important Pets is AWESOME! I can’t tell you how many times I’ve had to change our trip plans because my puppies weren’t welcome. If my puppies can’t go, I don’t go!

  11. This looks really lovely. I need a vacation now. 😉

  12. We’ve stayed at the Loews in Chicago before and it is just as beautiful. And they’re always priced the same as other lesser brands.

  13. Thanks for including the info about pets. Usually we leave Nellie home at a local boarding kennel, but we’ve played around with the idea of bringing her along on trips. We’d have to arrange doggie daycare of course, but it’s good to know about pet friendly hotels.

  14. It does look wonderful. You did a great review for them. Next time you’ll have to take your kids. 😉

  15. That looks like an amazing place to stay at. I love that they have an interactive pool for the kids.

  16. OK, I just want to live here. I would hate to have to leave if it were my vacation.

  17. I love how easy it is to walk from the resort to Universal Studios. Beautiful hotel!

  18. Looks fantastic! Thanks for sharing! I wish I could take a trip like this with my family soon!

  19. Looks beautiful!! Never been, but would love too go sometime. I appreciate all the photo’s and where to go. 🙂

  20. OMG … I so totally would have been sitting right beside those adorable little ducklings on the steps of the pool! How sweet!

  21. OMG!! I would love to go there! You rock! Your family has to be loving you for taking them to Orlando. This place is off the chain, I would totally stay here.

  22. We stayed here in October. We did have a few snags that left us a little miffed, especially for how much we paid for our stay, but I will admit that the hotel is gorgeous, comfy, and the complimentary leis got my girls excited upon arrival!

  23. What a beautiful resort!! I loved going to Orlando as a child and teenager, but have not gone since 2004. This looks like an amazing place to stay and great for kids as well.

  24. This looks like a beautiful resort, and the pictures are amazing! I loved the little ducklings awww.

  25. I’m diggin’ the walls in the hotel rooms. Looks swanky!

  26. I didn’t realize that a hotel like this one allows pets! I wish I had known about this when I had dogs who LOVED to go traveling with me. My cat prefers staying home. This really sounds like a hotel that I would appreciate and they sound like they appreciate their guests!

  27. This looks like an absolutely stunning hotel! I think it would be the perfect place to get away and relax a little!

  28. Seriously amazing! I love love love the room! Those colors are definitely my style! I had so much fun watching your trip on Instagram!

  29. Love the flower design on the wall in the bedroom, love that mirror in the bathroom too! Absolutely Stunning.

  30. This is definitely an incredible hotel! I haven’t been in a long time and am glad to see the quality stayed the same. So much fun to see your pictures, it sounds like you guys had a great trip!

  31. What a beautiful trip!! I love how fancy the rooms look with their tropical feel!! Looks like you guys had an amazing trip!

  32. Oh, wow! This does look like a tropical destination! I’d love to stay here! And, I love that they are pet friendly. That makes a big difference in our travel plans!

  33. This place looks fabulous! The provisions for kids and pets is just fantastic,

  34. I am in absolute envy! Looks like you had a fantastic stay! I definitely have to look up Loews Royal Pacific Resort and see if we could stay there. Thanks for sharing!

  35. I haven’t seen this but have been to so many Orlando resorts as a former Floridian.

    • Lucky! I have yet to go to Florida. I am planning a trip there next year though to see Orlando.

  36. This looks amazing! I have always wanted to go to Orlando and would love to stay at a place like this. It looks so beautiful!

  37. That does look like a really great place to stay. I like that work area a lot, and that chair looks comfortable to sit in too. Thank you for the full review and amazing pictures of this place.

  38. I would love to plan a trip here with my family! I better start saving up! The images are breathtaking!

  39. The bedroom looks very warm and inviting I love the theme of the bedroom and the chair I bet your family had a lot of fun. I am looking forward to having a vacation with our family some day. We are probably not going to be able to have a vacation until a few years from now but I would love to experience a vacation in such a stunning place.

  40. What an absolutely gorgeous place. It all looks so peaceful and relaxing.

  41. Wow! It looks like a totally amazing place to stay!

  42. I love your family travels! I love the view from your room, looks very relaxing!

  43. I have friends that stay at this resort every time they head to Disney without their children. They said the resort itself is so relaxing some days they never leave it.

  44. This looks like a beautiful place to stay. I do like that they are pet friendly. Of course, I’d be a bit crazy to travel with three kids and three dogs. Hehe.

  45. It is a truly gorgeous hotel. I kind of giggled when I went, “oohhh, free wifi.” It’s one of my favorite perks.

  46. This place sounds amazing! We are planning a vacation next year and I think you just sold me! I love everything about it!

  47. Okay, I’m sold. It sounds amazing! When do we leave?

  48. This place looks amazing! I absolutely love that fountain in one of your first pictures. We are planning a trip to Orlando next year and I will have to keep this in mind!

  49. What a beautiful hotel. Looks like a great place to stay.

  50. I had no idea that Universal Orlando had a resort like this!! I would love to stay at a place like this looks relaxing!

  51. oh wow it looks absolutely beautiful and so relaxing, I am so in love with the room and the decor.

  52. Looks so beautiful! I would love to go to this resort some day! I have never been to Orlando!

  53. I loooove those rooms! The decor is absolutely stunning and so inviting. Now I really want to go here.

  54. My kids would never leave the pool either. Looks like a great place to stay in Orlando!

  55. This sounds like an amazing place to stay. I love that you get park benefits for staying there also. I love how relaxing it looks and there is a few places you can eat at too. Thanks for sharing.

  56. Aside from the amenities, I love that this resort is pet-friendly! 🙂

  57. That hotel and it’s surroundings looks absolutely beautiful and how sweet that ducks and their babies decided to join you for a relaxing dip in the pool.

  58. What a cute family of ducks! And the resort looks pretty swank too.

  59. What a fantastic resort and the baby ducks are so cute. How cool that they give you an express pass for the rides.

  60. Wow, what an awesome resort! I wanna go!! 🙂 May be worth considering next summer.

  61. Loews are the best! I’ve never been to this one, but one in Philly, and it was dreamy!

  62. I just love the painting on the wall in the bedroom- and the exterior landscaping does look quite lush and tropical! I hate traveling far from the states so this would be a great option for us!

  63. What a gorgeous resort to take the family when visiting Orlando. The rooms are amazing, the pool ( and the ducks) are super cool and there is so much for the kids to do.

  64. This sounds like a hotel I would most definitely love to stay at. I’m all for hotels that caters to kids and pets and don’t forget that free wi-fi.

  65. Wow- unbelievably beautiful! I want to go there someday! Great photos also!

  66. Thank you for sharing those wonderful photos. It makes me want to visit the place with my kids. I always dreamed of going to places where my kids can enjoy and for this mom to relax.

  67. Looks like you had a blast. This pool is amazing. I love that they have a kids program

  68. Love love love the scenery at this hotel. I’ve heard and read lots about Loews. It’s on the my list of places to visit.

  69. Stopped by again to check out those studding photos. How long did you say you got to stay there ?

  70. That’s such a gorgeous resort. I’ve been trying to get us to Universal, and if we ever get there, we’re staying at Royal Pacific.

  71. That pet program sounds awesome! It’s nice to know you can travel with your furry friends and still stay at such a great place.

  72. What an amazing trip! The photos are awesome.

  73. We stayed here the last time we visited and it was so amazing and so beautiful! I think we enjoyed this more than the parks.

  74. We stayed at Portofino Bay and loved it but my gosh, this one looks even more amazing. Next time my husband and I go to Universal, we are definitely staying here!

  75. wow, looks like you had a fabulous stay!

  76. My father-in-law lives in Florida and we’ve talked about taking a trip there to see him. BUT since we’re going to be all the way there (we live in AZ) I really want to do some fun things with the family in other parts of Florida too. This look like a great place! I LOVE a good breakfast buffet! 😀

  77. We LOVE Universal! I really want to come and stay here! Looks AMAZING!!!

  78. This resort seriously looks so cool!! I really want to go to Florida, and I want to go to this resort!

  79. Wow! This place looks amazing. It’s so beautiful!

  80. This resort looks beautiful! I have always wanted to visit Orlando!

  81. Everything looks so lovely. I love the workspace in the room. I’d definitely use that and the restaurants look delicious.

  82. What a lovely resort. From the food to the room to the activities, everything about it looks awesome. I will have to bookmark this so that we remember this place for the next time we vacation in Florida.

  83. I’ve been hearing so many fantastic things about this resort in Orlando. It’s one of my dream destinations and having a place like this would be great for the whole family, if I can find a good deal then I definitely want to book.

  84. Looks like a great trip and an awesome resort

  85. Wow! Looks like you had an amazing time. I love that they are kid friendly and have programs for them too.

  86. Thank you so much for the tour in the hotel through your beautiful pictures! I am in love with the bathroom and the room plus the nature!

  87. Any property that deems their young guests as important as their adult guests, definitely makes it on my hotel bucket list and Loews is now one of them! Sounds like such a fantastic place to getaway with the family!

  88. looks like an awesome placeee…I need my vacation 🙂

  89. It sounds like a wonderful place. I especially like the fact that they have thought of the little ones. I’d definitely stay at that resort with my family. 🙂

  90. The Resort is so beautiful & amazing. The pictures are wonderful enough to explain the beauty of the entire resort. And those foods looks absolutely delicious as well.

  91. This resort looks stunning but my favorite parts are the rare offerings available. You do not find enough places that feature numerous restaurant selections, special kids perks AND welcome pets!

  92. Looks like such a relaxing experience at Loews. My husband lived in Orlando for a few years. I’ll see if he’s familiar with it!

  93. That’s only a couple of hours away. I have to figure out a way to visit soon. I need a break and a south Pacific break sounds perfect.

  94. What a beautiful resort! I love Lowe’s hotels. They’re always so pretty. Looks like a really great time.

  95. Look at all that wonderful goodness. I am loving the room decor and all the #nomnom at the buffet.

  96. Wow, I am in awe of all the awesomeness in the pics above! the grounds, and food look so darn delish and beautiful! I am sure it was such an amazing time!

  97. That Orchid Court Lounge is absolutely amazing. I would have to spend a bit of time there during a stay. The room designs are also very unique! Seeing your photos of the buffet are making me hungry. I love buffets!

  98. This looks and sounds like such a wonderful place to stay! I am so envious of you all who were able to go down to spend time here, it really seems like a nice peaceful place. I hope to get down there someday to experience this with my family!

  99. What a beautiful and inviting hotel! I love that you were able to meet a family of ducklings!!!

  100. We live close to Orlando so maybe we should take a mini vacation here to get away 🙂

  101. That IS a beautiful one! I’ve only seen it from the outside – but I especially love the view from your room! Now this is the second time you’ve been in my neck of the woods and I’VE been out of town!!! LOL

  102. I would love to be on that beach about now. We just got snow again. I need to go there!

  103. What a fun trip! That pool IS something!!

  104. I love these pictures and I want to visit here! The food looks great and the fact that I could bring my pets = Complete brilliance! Yay Florida!

  105. Wow! I wish I had these kind of amenities at home! Love the decor!

  106. I love this review. We recently visited Universal for the first time but stayed further away. I would love to check this resort out.

  107. It was SO gorgeous! I can not wait to go back! I didn’t know it was pet friendly too – that is awesome.

  108. this is sooo beautiful . . how i wish to spend a vacay in here

  109. What a lovely place to visit. I like that they have healthy options for kids. It is always a struggle when I travel.

  110. What a lovely resort! And without a doubt, that resort will surely make me feel at home. 🙂

  111. The scenery and being right on the water is so impressive! We just love this hotel

  112. Wow, what a beautiful resort! That picture of the greenery literally took my breath away!

  113. I am so ready for a vacation. This resort definitely looks like a place I could enjoy myself. So beautiful.

  114. Man, this look AMAZING and the idea that they did a promotion like this is so cool! I love places that think of bloggers. The Loews Loves Kids program sounds fantastic and I think the idea of the kids closet… or even little presents upon arrival…. so awesome.

  115. Great resort, I love the fact that they are pet-friendly 🙂

  116. Such a beautiful resort! I am definitely going to add this to my bucket list! We are going to Florida in May but staying at a Disney Resort!