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Favorite Universal Hotel

Discussion in 'Universal Orlando' started by captainkidd, Aug 30, 2017.

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What is your favorite on site Universal Hotel?

  1. Hard Rock Hotel

    1 vote(s)
    5.6%
  2. Portofino Bay

    7 vote(s)
    38.9%
  3. Royal Pacific

    5 vote(s)
    27.8%
  4. Cabana Bay

    2 vote(s)
    11.1%
  5. Sapphire Falls

    3 vote(s)
    16.7%
  1. captainkidd

    captainkidd Well-Known Member

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    Haven't seen one of these here in a while.

    My vote was for Hard Rock. In all fairness, I've only stayed at Hard Rock and Royal Pacific, but have spent time over at Portofino. I love the vibe at Royal Pacific. Very serene and relaxing. But Hard Rock takes the cake for me due to proximity, slightly larger rooms, more food choices I prefer, better pool area, and just the overall vibe of the hotel. It's elegant, but relaxing. Fun, exciting, and cool.
     
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  2. Derrit

    Derrit Well-Known Member

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    Portofino Bay is a really cozy and charming hotel, i've been staying here ever since I started going to WDW annually a few years ago.

    But i guess i'd be happy at Portofino Bay, Royal pacific, or Hard Rock. The park benefits for each are so nice. and all have boat transportation to Universal and Citywalk! :jawdrop:
     
  3. Disneyhead'71

    Disneyhead'71 Well-Known Member

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    I love Portofino Bay. It is very relaxing for a destination theme park resort. And BiCE is one of my favorite restaurants in town.
     
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  4. nerdboyrockstar

    nerdboyrockstar Well-Known Member

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    I've stayed at them all and this is an extremely difficult question. It used to be Royal Pacific, hands down, but Cabana Bay quickly became my fave. I just absolutely love the vibe and the amenities. And this was BEFORE you had views of a volcano from the pool area and a water park was walking distance.
     
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  5. TJ Vazquez

    TJ Vazquez Well-Known Member

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    For Price and Value, I voted Sapphire, but I know the other hotels are nicer and closer to the parks.
     
  6. sophie_the_pooh

    sophie_the_pooh Well-Known Member

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    Would you recommend Hard Rock or Royal Pacific for a family of 3 (me, my husband and my 6 years old son)? I'm hesitating between these 2 hotels for our August 2018 trip, currently leaning towards Royal Pacific which seems more family-oriented.
     
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  7. captainkidd

    captainkidd Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    You can't go wrong with either. I actually find Hard Rock to be better for families. The pool area is great for kids. Also has a water slide which the RP doesn't. Rooms are also about 40 square feet bigger. Emack and Bolios is great as well. I prefer RP for breakfast. It's really personal preference. Peaceful and serene or exciting and fun.
     
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