Vacation is a precious thing, which is why we created this touring plan to help you get the most out of your trip staying at a Universal Orlando on-site hotel. This plan highlights the activities you should take part in while staying on-site, on-site hotel benefits, and more.
Each on-site hotel has something special to offer. Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort is the only property on-site to feature a lazy river while Loews Sapphire Falls Resort features a breathtaking waterfall and the largest swimming pool at the resort. The Hard Rock Hotel, on the other hand, features an underwater sound system in the pool whereas Loews Portofino Bay Hotel consists of three pools and Loews Royal Pacific Resort is beautifully landscaped with trees and flowers.
While staying on-site, enjoy the hotel’s activities. Cabana Bay Beach Resort has two swimming pools (one with a waterslide), a lazy river, a bowling alley, an arcade, and a fitness center. Loews Sapphire Falls Resort features a 16,000 square foot swimming pool with a waterslide, an arcade, and a fitness center. Loews Portofino Bay Hotel consists of three swimming pools (one with a waterslide), a fitness center, and more. The Hard Rock Hotel has a 12,000 square foot swimming pool with a waterslide, a fitness center, and more. Loews Royal Pacific Resort has a lagoon-style swimming pool, a fitness center, and more. Each property offers outdoor activities such as games and movie screenings.
Take advantage of your hotel’s benefits. Loews Portofino Bay Hotel, The Hard Rock Hotel, and Loews Royal Pacific Resort provide guests with free Universal Express to skip the regular lines at participating rides and attractions (valid theme park admission required). This allows you to experience the top attractions with shorter wait times. All on-site hotels, however, offer early theme park admission, allowing you to visit the park one hour before its scheduled opening to experience select attractions. For complete information about early theme park admission, click here.
Activities on Property
Staying at an on-site hotel means that you’re in the center of the excitement! All properties are within walking distance to the theme parks and Universal CityWalk and are just a bus ride and boat ride away (Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort does not offer a water taxi shuttle). Best of all, the transportation system continuously operates through 2 AM (water taxis may stop operation should lightning come within close proximity). When you’re not visiting the theme parks or enjoying the hotel activities, take a trip to CityWalk to shop ‘til you drop, enjoy fine dining, catch a film, or mini golf. We recommend visiting Universal CityWalk after 5 PM. This is when the complex begins to take full shape.