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!