Here at Lau Family Travels we like to think that we are Universal experts. We went to Universal Orlando for the first time in the Spring of 2017 and have been 5 times since! Are there people MORE qualified to call themselves Universal experts? Sure! However, we do have some REALLY great content that we hope with help you plan a trip to Universal Orlando as stress free as possible!
If you follow us, you know that we LOVE Universal Orlando. We have stayed at (almost) all of the resorts and there is something that we love about all of them. But, we definitely have our favorites (and good reasons for them). In today’s post we are going to rank the BEST Universal Orlando Resorts (in our opinion) and reasons why! So keep reading to find out which Universal Orlando Resort is the best! (more…)
We recently stayed at Universal’s Aventura Hotel and we were pleasantly surprised! It’s one of the newest resorts on Universal Orlando property, so we had to check it out for ourselves. We only stayed one night, but it was the perfect choice for a quick trip! Check out our Aventura Hotel review below if you are interested in our thoughts!
There are a lot of options when it comes to choosing where to stay for your Universal Orlando vacation! It’s so hard to choose when there are so many options. We have stayed at almost all of the resorts at Universal Orlando and they are all SO different. Check out my quick guide to Universal Orlando Resorts and find out which ones are our favorites!
We were really excited to stay at Loews Hard Rock Hotel at Universal Orlando. My son had this resort on his wish list since our first visit to Universal, but we just couldn’t justify the cost. Luckily, since we became Annual Passholders we got a great discount and made it happen for his Birthday celebration! Read to find out why the Hard Rock Hotel turned out to not really be our cup of tea.
I’ve got to be honest… Loews Royal Pacific Resort in Orlando was not my favorite. We have stayed at all of the Universal Orlando Resorts (except Aventura, since it’s not open yet). However, with that being said I still think that this is a great choice for travelers who are looking for convenience, lots of amenities, and FREE EXPRESS PASS UNLIMITED!
When we went to check in at the front desk at Loews Portofino Bay we were surprised with great news… we were being upgraded to a Kids’ Suite for no extra cost! That’s right folks, we were the family that you hear about that gets a lucky upgrade and we were ecstatic! Who wouldn’t want to sleep in a Despicable Me Kids’ Suite?!
Loews Portofino Bay Orlando at Universal Orlando was one of the most GRAND hotels I’ve ever stayed at. We only stayed here one night after our Disney Cruise, but it was definitely worth it! The theme at this resort is absolutely stunning. I felt like I was in ITALY!
Have you heard that Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort has volcano view rooms? That’s right! You can book a hotel room in one of their two towers that overlooks Volcano Bay and it was MESMERIZING! My son says that this was his favorite hotel stay of all time!
Sapphire Falls is absolutely stunning. The pictures don’t even do it justice. When we arrived at Sapphire Falls I thought there is no way we could afford this place, but it’s actually only a step up from Cabana Bay (Universal’s value resort). Find out why I consider this my favorite Universal Orlando Resort (so far)… but also why we probably wouldn’t stay there again.