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Universal Orlando Resort Hotels: Getting Away Without Going Away

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Orlando is definitely a tourist hotspot. We have theme parks, beautiful beaches, springs, and stunning hotels. We’re lucky to live where people vacation. Tourists aren’t the only ones who can enjoy all that this city has to offer though. There’s so much for locals to do as well!

The hotels at Universal Orlando Resort have a ton of events you can enjoy with family and friends. These next couple of months are loaded with things to do. Keep reading to find out how you can enjoy one of Orlando’s best vacation spots.

About the Hotels

There’s no better place to staycation than Orlando. Spend the day at Universal Orlando and then keep the fun going at one of their hotels conveniently located nearby.

Loews Royal Pacific Resort

This hotel transports you to a tropical paradise. Spend the day relaxing in the beautiful, lagoon-style pool of Loews Royal Pacific Resort. The innovative food and drinks, white sand beach and elegant island guest rooms will make you never want to leave this resort. It’s the peaceful escape you’ve been waiting for.

Hard Rock Hotel

Do you want to live like a rockstar? The Hard Rock Hotel will have you living that lifestyle. Surround yourself with talented chefs, a pool with underwater music, rock memorabilia and live music on select nights throughout the hotel. Being a rockstar has its benefits.

Loews Portofino Bay Hotel

Loews Portofino Bay Hotel welcomes you to la dolce vita (the sweet life). This hotel is inspired by the beauty and romance that is the seaside village of Portofino, Italy. Enjoy al fresco dining at four of the six restaurants as you overlook the Harbor Piazza. This Italian vacation will make you want to stay and say ciao to your life back home.

Loews Sapphire Falls Resort

Loews Sapphire Falls Resort is an island paradise and is inspired by the Carribean. You’re surrounded by vivid colors and textures inspired by islands as soon as you walk in. There are waterfalls, Carribean-themed dining, a beach area, and pool. It’s the perfect getaway without actually getting away. 

There are so many benefits to staying at these hotels. You get complimentary transportation to the parks and early park admission. If you’re staying at the Loews Portofino Bay, Loews Royal Pacific or the Hard Rock Hotel you’ll receive Universal Express Unlimited to skip the regular lines at the park in select attractions.

So, what are you waiting for? Start planning your staycation now!

Upcoming Events

What better way to pair off your staycation than with an incredible event?  Check out the upcoming events at these incredible hotels.

Wantilan Luau

The Wantilan Luau is a weekly family-friendly event at Loews Royal Pacific Resort. Enjoy a tropical all-you-can-eat buffet while watching hula and fire dancers.  You can even join them and show off your best hula moves!

 Jake’s Beer Festival

Another event happening at Loews Royal Pacific Resort is Jake’s Beer Festival. It’s only held twice a year so you don’t want to miss out on this beer lover and foodie paradise.

It features more than 50 local and regional specialty craft beers, tasty food, live entertainment, and so much more!

Wine Riffs: Susana Balbo Wines

This next event is a multi-sensory experience. Wine Riffs: Susana Balbo Wines is like a wine dinner, except more fun. Enjoy a five-course meal and wine while the hotel’s Vibe Manager spins a custom track to set the mood.

It’s a mix of wine, food, and music that you can only experience at the Hard Rock Hotel. Get tickets here.

Sapphire Falls Rum Dinner: Plantation Rum

A five-course dinner paired with select crafted rum? Yes, please!  Each culinary pair will be presented by Loews Sapphire Falls Resort’s award-winning chefs and rum ambassadors. This week Sapphire Falls Rum Dinner will be featuring Plantation Rums!

There will also be live entertainment and an afterglow with coffee and a cigar roller.

Harbor Nights: La Dolce Vita

Have you ever wanted to go to Italy? Although we can’t take you there, we have something close enough in our own backyard! Loews Portofino Bay Hotel takes you to Portofino, Italy with their Harbor Nights event held four times a year.

Enjoy a romantic evening sipping wine, eating gourmet food from the hotel’s restaurants, and listening to live music and traditional opera performances. It’s the perfect date night or group outing.!

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Natalie Monzon

Natalie Monzon

Natalie is a City Manager for UNATION and author of the Stuff to Do in Orlando blog. For more insight on the best events and things to do in the Orlando area, download the UNATION app and follow @StufftoDoinOrlando on Instagram and Facebook.

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