Universal Orlando: Perks of the Premier Hotels

by | Dec 22, 2021 | FTM Travel Info

Universal Orlando is such a fun destination! This theme park is full of thrilling rides, immersive lands, fun character sightings, and entertainment. It’s our job to help our clients maximize their vacation experience & if you plan on visiting Universal Orlando there is one thing you must know about: Premier Hotels.

Universal Orlando features 8 on-property hotels you can choose from & 3 of those are their premier hotels. The premier hotels of Universal Orlando offer extra benefits that will really take your vacation experience to the next level! 

  • CONVENIENCE: when you stay at one of the premier hotels, you are SO close to the action! There is an easy walking path that leads directly to the theme park entrances & CityWalk. You also have access to the water taxi which is a fun way to get to the parks!  Convenience is a huge perk when you want to get to the parks early (I will get to that next!) or even when you want to get back to your room for a little mid-day break. 
  • EARLY PARK ADMISSION: As a Universal Orlando resort guest, you can get into the theme parks 1 hour early. Like I said above, on early mornings, being close to the parks is a huge advantage. 
  • UNIVERSAL EXPRESS PASS UNLIMITED: This perk is huge. When you stay at one of the premier hotels, Express Pass Unlimited is included in your stay! What exactly does that mean? You get to skip the lines at almost all of the attractions! Now, I don’t know about you, but waiting in long lines puts a damper on my vacation experience, so having a way to bypass that is a BIG deal. With Express Pass Unlimited, you can skip the lines and ride things as many times as you want. 

Are you ready to book your trip yet? Let’s take a closer look at the 3 premier hotels. I can assure you that there is something for everyone! 

Loews Portofino Bay Hotel

This hotel was inspired by the seaside village of Portofino, Italy and is so beautiful. The rooms here have recently been refurbished & there is an excellent Club Level lounge! This property offers 3 pools, delicious Italian dining, standard rooms, & suites. 

Loews Royal Pacific Resort

As soon as you step into the lobby at Loews Royal Pacific, you will feel like you are on vacation. This South Seas inspired resort has a tropical pool surrounded by a sandy beach & the guest rooms are vibrant and fun. Stay here if you want to relax when you aren’t at the parks! 

Hard Rock Hotel

I think this is my favorite premier hotel option if you have older kids! The atmosphere at the Hard Rock Hotel is so FUN! There is all sorts of Rock ‘n Roll memorabilia & the huge pool even plays music underwater. How fun is that?! If you want to take your vacation to the next level, stay in one of the Future Rockstar Suites! 

Staying on property at Universal Orlando is always a good idea, but staying at one of the premier hotels will really help you maximize your vacation!