You don’t need your passport to experience all the beauty of the South Pacific, just check-in to Loews Royal Pacific Resort for a weekend! Royal Pacific is one of Universal Orlando Resort’s 6 on-site hotels with just a short walk to the theme parks! Its Polynesian theme will make you believe you’re on an island oasis somewhere far away in the Pacific Islands! So get your hula moves ready for a trip to Loews Royal Pacific Resort! 🌺🏖
As soon as we pulled up, we were warmly greeted with an “Aloha!” from valet! If you’re ready to start your adventure, hop out of the car and into paradise while valet takes care of your vehicle.
Cost: $36 + tax USD daily
Or if you prefer to get things done yourself, the self-parking lot is close by to the
Cost: $27 USD daily
Loews Royal Pacific Resort
📍6300 Hollywood Way, Orlando, FL 32819
💲Prices: ~$298-409 | Standard Room
At check in we got the best welcome with colorful leis and more “Aloha!’s”, which truly made it feel like we were visiting Hawaii!🌺 We instantly fell in love with the decor! Everything from the gorgeous landscape (that reminded us of the rice fields in Bali!), tropical plants, and all the colorful orchids decorated throughout. Soon the lobby will be going through renovations, and we can’t wait to come back and check out the updates!
On the other side of the lobby is where you’ll find the concierge where you can get any information you might need about the resort. Across from the concierge is the car rental if you plan to go outside of the theme parks, and most importantly, you’ll want to come to the vacation planning desk to plan out your trip and purchase tickets to the Universal Studios theme parks. 🎢🎟
Tip: A benefit of staying at Royal Pacific Resort is that each room key is automatically linked with Express passes to use on the rides at Universal Studios. This saves your family $79 per person! What’s a better theme park experience than getting to skip all the lines?!
Also on the main level is their tranquil and peaceful outdoor courtyard complete with an elephant fountain!🐘🎋 It’s definitely a great spot to hang out in the sun and enjoy the gentle sounds of the water.
Before we even stepped foot into our room, we became obsessed with the colorful floral designs on the carpet leading to the rooms. It’s bright coral colors brings such vibrant energy to the hotel! 🌺✨
Our room had two queen beds and the room itself was very spacious! The first thing we noticed in the room was the enormous violet floral design behind the headboard!🤩🌺 In between the beds are round modern lanterns that act as the main source of lighting in the room. We also had a large window to bring in natural light, with an amazing view of the pool area. We love that the room is the perfect mix of tropical with luxury finishes, it’s not cheesy or overdone at all!
In the closet there are Loews branded robes, an iron and ironing board, a safe for your valuables, and on top of the shelf is where you’ll find extra blankets. And right under the TV, is where you’re going to find storage for your belongings, the fridge, and coffee maker! ☕️
Loews Royal Pacific Resort is pet-friendly, so you don’t have to leave any family members at home!🐶 There is a $100 pet fee. These rooms are usually on the lower level so if you’re not interested in staying in a hallway where you’ll hear barking, we recommend letting them know at check-in so that they can accommodate you.
The bathroom had plenty of space for both of us to get ready every morning. We love that the bathrooms are modern, bright, and clean! There’s a standup shower with a glass door, but they also have rooms available for guests that require a bathtub or handicap accessibility.
We ordered room service for breakfast one morning, and we loved that the food choices all had a tropical twist to them! We had to get the Hawaiian Pancakes, which were pancakes made with macadamia nuts and topped with pineapples, toasted coconut, and maple syrup.🥞🍍😋 They were the most delicious pancakes we’ve ever had, seriously! We also ordered the Pacifica Fruit Platter that had an array of tropical fruits like pineapple, berries, banana nut bread, with greek yogurt and a variety of toasts. It was the perfect way to start our day!
Dining at Loews Royal Pacific Resort
For those that love dishes from the Pan-Asian region of the world, you’ll love the asian inspired choices that they offer at Royal Pacific Resort!
Orchid Court Lounge & Sushi Bar
Hours: Breakfast M-F 6-11am, Saturday & Sunday 6am-12pm
Dinner 5-11pm daily, Lounge 5pm-12am daily
For something quick in the morning head over to the Orchid Court Lounge & Sushi Bar where they have coffee, fruit cups, and other quick service breakfast items like bagels, muffins, cereal
Islands Dining Room
Hours: Breakfast M-F 7-11am, Saturday & Sunday 7am-12pm
Dinner 6pm-10pm daily
Islands Dining Room is a Polynesian themed casual restaurant serving up a Pan-Asian cuisine with island-inspired dishes. The restaurant itself is pretty big with indoor and outdoor seating, and continues through with the exotic theme of the resort. Beautifully decorated with carved frogs and animal print seating, you’ll feel like a real islander here!
They also have a special room for kids, called Keiki Kove Kid’s Cove, with lower tables and chairs with a TV to keep them occupied!
If you’re like us and love a good stir-fry, you have to try The Wok Experience! The Wok Experience is an all-you-care-to-eat special that is only available on Friday and Saturday nights. Just choose your protein, noodles, veggies, sauces and more to create your perfect dish and watch the chefs get to work!👨🏼🍳🍜And it doesn’t end there you also get unlimited soups and desserts included, all for $25/person (Children ages 3-9 $12.50)! How can you pass that up!?
Along with our Wok Experience we decided to try a few other dishes off their menu! It’s really helpful that on their menu they have symbols for dishes that are dairy free, nut free, and of course spice levels! We got the Beef Satay to start and we split the Shrimp Pad Thai and Red Curry Chicken. Our server informed us that you can substitute almost anything on their menu so we ended up substituting the chicken for tofu and it was delicious! For dessert they have things like a Jumbo Pineapple Doughnut and Pineapple-Coconut Candied Ginger Flan, but our suggestion is to try their homemade coconut ice cream off the kids menu. 🍨😋
Jake’s American Bar
Hours: 11am-1:30am daily
If you’re looking for a classic burger and fries, then you’ll want to hang out at Jake’s American Bar! Named after a fictional explorer, Captain Jake McNally, this restaurant is the best spot to grab a cold beer and bites! 🍔 On the weekends from Thursday-Sunday they have live music!🎶 And if you’re a beer lover definitely check out their beer flights!🍻 You might end up with a favorite new brew to tell your friends about. While we love the
Bula Bar & Grille
If you want to enjoy a cocktail or a meal poolside, you’ll want to check out Bula! (Fun fact: this is a greeting in Fiji 👋🏼) They offer fun tropical inspired cocktails, fish tacos, salads, wraps and more. And on those hot summer days you’ll want to check out their refreshing cold treats like homemade ice cream and frozen smoothies.🍦 On the weekends the pool area has a Dj and a cocktail of the day! How fun!? This is the perfect spot for snacking, sipping, and enjoying some Florida sun!☀️
💲Tickets (Regular Seating): Adults $71, Children ages 3-9 $36, Children under age 3 are free!
💲Premium Seating: Adults $81, Children ages 3-9 $41
💲Priority Seating: Adults $91, Children ages 3-9 $51
You can’t leave Loews Royal Pacific without attending their super unique Wantilan Luau party!🌺💃🏼 Every Saturday night guests can experience a Luau with a Polynesian style all-you-can-eat buffet, live music, hula dancers, fire breathing tricks, and so much more. And if you’re in the groove, you may even get picked to show off your hula moves on stage!
Registration beings at 5:30pm; Seating starts at 6:00pm | Every Saturday Night (Tickets are required)
Despicable Me Character Breakfast
💲Prices: Adult $34.99, Children ages 3-9 $20.99
Grab your tickets for the Despicable Me Character Breakfast in the Tahitian room every Saturday morning! Bring the kids and experience a delicious breakfast buffet with your favorite Despicable Me characters! Don’t forget to bring your camera because you’ll want to capture every moment with Gru, the girls, and of course the Minions!
Welcome to the Royal Bali Seas where you can swim in paradise! Head over to the main ship and blast your pals with water guns in the interactive play area or grab a chair and catch some rays!☀️ If getting in the lagoon-style pool isn’t your thing they have plenty of games to play, like ping pong and volleyball, or grab a cocktail and hang out by the Dj! They also have a little sandy area so you can dip your toes in some soft white sand.
No need to worry if you forget anything in the room, head on over to pool services where you can grab towels, sunscreen, ping pong paddles, and even little swim diapers for the kids. We also love that throughout the resort they have fruit infused water for guests! Yum!🍋💦
If you want the ultimate pool experience, reserve a private cabana so you can catch the game on the flat screen TV and order food & drink service from the staff, all while being out in the sun! The pool area also has two hot tubs for adults and a kiddie pool for the little ones. And every night, they have a “Dive-In Movie” night that you can view right from the pool!
You don’t have to book a plane trip across the globe to escape to a tropical beach!🏖 Grab a towel and head over to the private beach area to catch some rays and say hi to the water taxi’s that are going by.
From the private beach, take a little walk over to explore the nearby resorts and to CityWalk or the Universal theme parks!
For those that need to hold a special event, the Pacifica Ballroom is a gorgeous destination for a wedding, party, or any corporate event. We love the Balinese umbrellas and pops of color!
Just because you’re on vacation doesn’t mean you have to fall out of routine! The fitness center is filled with cardio machines, free weights, and state of the art exercise equipment. We love that the tropical theming continues even in the gym!🌺💪🏼
Inside of the locker room you’ll find a place to hold your personal items, a private hot tub to soak in, showers, steam room, and a sauna to detox the mind and the body.🧖🏼♀️
Treasures of Bali
In case you want to take home some Polynesian souvenirs, the Treasures of Bali gift shop is down by the pool. You’ll find everything from snacks, ice cold treats, merchandise, and even Kukui (Cocov) necklaces, which symbolize enlightenment, hope, and renewal! ✨
If you want to take the adventure home with you Toko Gifts has all your Universal Studios gear! Located in the lobby, this gift shop has everything from Harry Potter wands and cloaks to lanyards and shirts from Minions, Jurassic Park and more!
Open 24 hours
You can never predict the Florida weather so in case of rain, enjoy some time indoors by visiting the Gameroom! Challenge your friends to a race or take your chance at winning a mini plush minion to take home!🕹
Ways to Get to the Parks
One of the few perks of staying on-site at a Universal resort is the easy-access to the theme parks and Universal’s CityWalk!
Take a scenic walk on the Garden Walkway through lush greenery and tropical flowers to get to the parks! It takes about 5-8 minutes from Loews Royal Pacific and you’ll end up on the entrance side by Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville and Universal’s Islands of Adventure.
Right outside of the Pacifica Ballroom you can catch a ride on the complimentary Shuttle Bus that will drop you off at Universal’s CityWalk!
Our favorite way to get to the theme parks and Universal’s CityWalk is by taking the water taxi. The water taxi runs every 15 minutes until 2:30am and offers a breezy scenic ride on the waterway!
Benefits of Staying at Loews Royal Pacific Resort
- Early Park Admission – If you’re looking to get a head start before the crowds, enjoy early access to Universal Studios or Universal’s Island of Adventure 1 hour prior to the regularly scheduled park opening.
- Express Pass is Included – One of the biggest perks of staying at Loews Royal Pacific Resort is that each room key is automatically linked with express passes for the entire family to use on most rides at Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure!
- Complimentary Transportation to the Theme Parks & CityWalk – It only takes a matter of minutes to get you from the hotel to the adventure at the Universal theme parks with their complimentary water taxi, shuttle bus, and walking paths.
- Priority Seating at Restaurants – Skip the wait at most of the restaurants at Universal’s CityWalk! Just show your Royal Pacific room key to the hostess and you’ll be at your seat in no time!
- Pay with Your Room Key – Don’t worry about bringing too much with you to the parks, simply just use your room key to make purchases while you’re out!
- Shopping Made Simple – Get your merchandise from the parks delivered right to your hotel from most of the shops across Universal and CityWalk so you don’t have to lug it around with you!
- The tropical decor!😍 Loews Royal Pacific really makes you feel as if you’ve been transported to an island oasis!
- Although the hotel is older, Loews Royal Pacific does the Polynesian theme beautifully! Soon renovations will take place to bring the hotel up-to-date, and we can’t wait to check it out!
- Friendly staff! We loved being greeted with an Aloha! and colorful leis!🌺
- Pricey – Of the 6 Universal Orlando
on-siteresorts, this resort isn’t the most affordable but can definitely be worth it because of itsamenities and perks!
- Hard to navigate – There aren’t clear signs that point to the pool, water taxi, etc. So if staff isn’t available to help it can be kind of confusing getting around the resort!
If you’re looking to get away and want to feel like you’re in true South Seas paradise, we would definitely recommend staying at Loews Royal Pacific Resort! Royal Pacific is considered one of the premiere resorts on-site at Universal so you’re going get a more luxurious experience with your stay, along with amazing amenities, and an extraordinary atmosphere! As we mentioned, it is a little pricier than Universal’s Aventura Hotel or Cabana Bay Beach Resort but is definitely worth it! We can’t get over the beauty and island vibes. Truly, there’s nothing like a tropical escape to Loews Royal Pacific! 🌺
**Thank you to Universal Orlando Hotels for hosting our stay & sponsoring this blog post!