Best Premier Resorts at Universal Orlando

Unsatisfied, unless you stay at the Best? The Premier Resorts at Universal Orlando have some great options when you are only interested in the highest of standards, views, amenities, and transportation. These are certainly the most expensive resorts in the Universal Orlando arsenal, but the benefits could very well be worth the stay.

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Why stay at a Premier Universal Orlando Resort?

Have we mentioned the EXPRESS PASSES yet? Okay, sure, if you stay at any of the Universal Orlando Resorts, you get complimentary transportation to Universal Studios, Islands of Adventure and City Walk but did you know, when you stay at one of the Premier Resorts, you also get free Express Passes? This is a huge reason to consider staying at the Loews Royal Pacific Resort, Loews Portofino Bay Hotel or the Hard Rock Hotel. Although the Premier Hotels at Universal Orlando are more expensive than the Preferred and Value, you will save hundreds of dollars by having the free Express Passes. If you are not familiar with Express Passes at Universal Orlando, they give you fast access to most of the rides in the two (2) parks. How exciting is that? Be sure to figure this in the final total when finalizing your booking!

Hard Rock Hotel Universal Orlando

 5800 Universal Blvd, Orlando, FL 32819
| 4 Star Rating
View of the Orlando Hard Rock Hotel at Universal Orlando 600
 You Should Know:
  • 1 Bedroom Suite
  • 2 Bedroom Suites
  • 4 Star Hotel
  • Best Pools
  • Best Pools for Kids
  • Heated Pools
  • Water Slide(s)
  • Kids Pool Area
  • Pet Friendly
  • Pet Friendly (Universal)
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% ABOVE AVG REVIEWS
85%

Rock n’ Roll!

A guitar sent to your room, what? A little known fact about staying at the Hard Rock Hotel at Universal Orlando is, they have an option where you can have an electric guitar delivered to your room so you can have your very own jam session (with headphones of course). No where else I know of has this as a room option and is a unique experience to say the least. Keeping on track with the music theme, the Pool at the Hard Rock Hotel is equipped with an underwater sound system. As you dive under the water, you continue to hear the Rock n’ Roll beat. Oh, and by the way, a long winding water slide is located at the main pool. Rooms and Suites are Rock n’ Roll themed and the kids room even has a stage area for them to perform in their own space while you get to relax in yours.

Information on the Hard Rock Hotel:
  • Date Opened: 2001
  • # of Rooms: 650
  • Suites Yes
  • # of Pools: 1
  • Water Slides: Yes
  • Zero Entry: Yes
  • Counter Service: Yes
  • Table Service: Yes
  • Spa: No
  • Arcade: Yes
  • Marina: No
  • Bike Rental: Yes
  • Transportation: Boat, Bus, Walk

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Loews Portofino Bay Hotel

 5601 Universal Blvd, Orlando, Fl 32819
| 4 Star Rating
View of the Italian Harbor with sailboats at the Loews Portofino Bay Resort Universal Orlando 600
 You Should Know:
  • 1 Bedroom Suite
  • 2 Bedroom Suites
  • 4 Star Hotel
  • Best Pools
  • Best Pools for Kids
  • Family Suites
  • Heated Pools
  • Water Slide(s)
  • Kids Pool Area
  • Pet Friendly
  • Pet Friendly (Universal)
Book with:
% ABOVE AVG REVIEWS
83%

A Taste of Italy

Maybe a little more than a taste, how about the whole meal! Floating boats in the harbor, old European architecture and fantastic dining are just a few of the items that make the Universal Orlando Portofino Bay Resort stand out. Walk through the streets of a small Italian village and get some coffee or your favorite drink while looking over the bay with small boats bobbing in the water. Take a stroll through the gardens and open areas with spledorous greenery spaces and flowering plants. Families love the main pool with 140 foot water slide built to look like a Roman aquaduct system. A splash area with multiple fountains keep the kids entertained and cool in the Florida sun. Elegant Rooms and Suites make for a very comfortable stay and if you have kids, you might want to look at staying in the Despicable Me suite where they can scheme with the Minions about their next diabolical plan. Dining at the Portofino Bay is some of the best Universal has to offer.

Information on the Portofino Bay Hotel:
  • Date Opened: 1999
  • # of Rooms: 750
  • Suites Yes
  • # of Pools: 3
  • Water Slides: Yes
  • Zero Entry: Yes
  • Counter Service: Yes
  • Table Service: Yes
  • Spa: Yes
  • Arcade: Yes
  • Marina: No
  • Bike Rental: No
  • Transportation: Boat, Bus, Walk

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Royal Pacific Resort

 6300 Hollywood Way, Orlando, Fl 32819
| 4 Star Rating
View of the Lake with Water Taxi's picking up guests at the Pier off of the Beach at Loews Royal Pacific Resort
 You Should Know:
  • 4 Star Hotel
  • Best Pools
  • Heated Pools
  • Kids Pool Area
  • Pet Friendly
  • Pet Friendly (Universal)
Book with:
% ABOVE AVG REVIEWS
83%

A Visit to the South Pacific Islands

Tropical beauty comes alive at the Royal Pacific Resort in Orlando. Rooms and Suites are available with Island themes and colorful designs. Is that a Seaplane in the harbor? It sure is, the iconic seaplane floats in the bay behind the large Pool area with Kids splash park. There is not a water slide but there is plenty of fun to be had with a sprawling beach area and Beach Volleyball by the water. You must go to the main dining attraction, the Wantilan Luau where authentic Hawaiian dance is performed with other stunning acts while you dig into a fantastic meal. People from all around come to this resort just to experience the island nature. Water Taxi transportation is provided to the parks but you are also within walking distance.

Information on the Royal Pacific Hotel:
  • Date Opened: 2002
  • # of Rooms: 1,000
  • Suites: Yes
  • # of Pools: 1
  • Water Slides: No
  • Zero Entry: Yes
  • Counter Service: Yes
  • Table Service: Yes
  • Spa: No
  • Arcade: Yes
  • Marina: No
  • Bike Rental: Yes
  • Transportation: Boat, Bus, Walk

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See the Full List of Univeral Orlando’s Premier Resorts

Take a look at the full list and see which Universal Resort is the best fit for your next trip.

Upgraded Transportation

When you stay at any of the Premier Universal Orlando Hotels, you have the option of using the Water Taxi service to get back and forth to the Universal Theme Parks. If you decide to walk to the parks, all of these resorts are easy to walk along the waterway, but the Hard Rock Hotel is the closest to the entrance.

Larger Rooms and Suites

Rooms and Suites at the Premier Hotels in Universal Orlando are a little larger than some of the other Resorts giving you that extra added space to move around in your room.

List of Premier Universal Orlando Resorts

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