Loews Sapphire Falls Resort is a preferred hotel at Universal Orlando Resort. This hotel offers a relaxing tropical theme that allows guests to relax on island time after convenient access to a busy day at the theme parks. It is one of four resort hotels that offer the water taxi to and from Universal CityWalk. Plus, there are some stellar dining options here, including for those who have special dietary needs.

Resort Overview

 Opening in July 2016, Loews Sapphire Falls Resort was the fifth hotel to open at the Universal Orlando Resort. Step into a tropical paradise with beautiful views and convenient access to the theme parks.

Reasons We Love This Resort:

Location: This resort hotel is the fourth hotel at Universal Orlando Resort that offers a water taxi to get to and from the theme parks. In addition, there are walking paths if you would like to walk to the parks.

Room Options: There are several different room categories at this hotel that allow for families of all sizes to stay here. Many rooms have the option of connecting rooms for additional space and the kids’ suites allow parents and kids to both have their own space during their vacation.

 

Amenities:

  • Wi-Fi Service (complimentary wi-fi access in guest rooms, main lobbies, and main pools)
  • Dining Options (table service, quick service, and poolside service)
  • Business Center (computer services, print services, shipping services, office supplies)
  • Designated Smoking Area
  • Luggage Service (luggage assistance, valet parking assistance, dry cleaning)
  • Housekeeping Services
  • Valet and Self-Parking
  • Rental Car Service – Avis Desk
  • Front Desk Service (banking and mail)
  • Merchandise Delivery and Pickup
  • Grocery Orders
  • Meetings & Event Space
  • Vacation Planning Desk (purchase tickets, upgrade tickets, special requests)
  • Wake-up Call Service
  • Disability Service (mobility, hearing, visual, and service animal accommodations)
  • Early Park Admission
  • Water Taxi & Buses
  • Priority Seating at Restaurants

 

 

A Full Range of Accommodations

Room Types

Loews Sapphire Falls Resort features 1,000 guest rooms including 83 suites of varying sizes. The rooms have a few different options for views as well – standard, Lagoon, or Pool views – with a fun Caribbean vibe and tasteful design. There are also options for several room categories to add a connecting room, offering more space for larger parties traveling together.

Standard Rooms
  • Sleeps up to 5 guests (with a rollaway)
  • Views of the Resort or parking area
  • 1 King Bed or 2 Queen Beds

 

Lagoon View Rooms
  • Sleeps up to 5 guests (with a rollaway)
  • Views of the Lagoon, complete with water taxis coming to and from the parks
  • 1 King Bed or 2 Queen Beds

 

Pool View Rooms
  • Sleeps up to 5 guests (with a rollaway)
  • Views of the Pool area
  • 1 King Bed or 2 Queen Beds

 

Kids’ Suites
  • Sleeps up to 5 guests (with a rollaway)
  • 1 King Bed and 2 Twin Beds
  • Features attached kids’ room with a nautical theme but with one entrance
  • Another Double Queen room can be added to sleep up to 10 guests

 

King Suites
  • Sleeps up to 5 guests (with a rollaway)
  • 1 King Bed or and 1 Sleeper Sofa
  • Separate living space and bedroom, with connecting room options to sleep up to 13 guests

 

Sapphire Suites
  • Sleeps up to 5 guests (with a rollaway)
  • 1 King Bed and 1 Sleeper Sofa, with spacious living area and dining room, 2 luxurious bathrooms
  • Connecting room options to sleep up to 10 guests with rollaway

 

Hospitality Suites
  • Sleeps up to 3 guests (with a rollaway)
  • Features living space with separate bedroom, dining area, and kitchenette
  • 1 King Bed with the option for connecting room to sleep 8 guests total (with rollaway)

 

Presidential Suite
  • Sleeps up to 3 guests (with a rollaway)
  • Features living space with separate bedroom, dining area, kitchenette, and two luxurious bathrooms
  • In-room workout area
  • 1 King Bed with the option for connecting room

 

 

Dining Information

There are several dining options available at the resort. Reservations can be made up to 6 months in advance. In addition, Universal CityWalk is a short walk or water taxi ride away and has additional options.

 

All Dining & Lounges

Amatista CookhouseTM

This eatery allows guests to dine in casual elegance as they watch an array of cuisine prepared in an exhibition kitchen. With menu options that include ceviche and salads to flatbreads and burgers, there is something to please everyone’s palate.

Strong Water Tavern

Enjoy tapas-style dining with your choice of rare vintage rums, and your own rum specialist at this cozy lounge.

New Dutch Trading Co.TM

This quick-service location offers sandwiches, freshly brewed coffee, pastries, and more. It’s the perfect spot to grab a bite and go!

Drhum Club Kantine

Enjoy an array of menu options including fresh seafood and tropical drinks at this poolside restaurant.

Rum Dinner

The all-new Rum Dinner at Loews Sapphire Falls Resort features a reception with light hors d’oeuvres, rum samplings, and entertainment before dinner. Then, guests are seated for a five-course meal with specially-crafted rums made in the Caribbean.

Room Service

Available 24 hours a day, room service is here to bring breakfast or an evening snack!

 

Pools, Grounds, & Recreation

Pool

The hotel offers a 16,000-square-foot pool with plenty of fun for the whole family. There is a hot tub, cabanas available for rent, a water slide, a children’s play area, a fire pit, and more.

Poolside Activities

Enjoy activities poolside all day long including ping-pong tournaments, water balloon tosses, pool basketball, hula hoop contests, and more. Check with the front desk for a full schedule during your stay.

Game Room
Sapphire Falls

The Calypso game room is the place to be to find the latest video games. Here, find both classic and current video games to test your skills.

Fitness Center

Loews Sapphire Falls

The Kalina Health & Fitness Center is complimentary for hotel guests and includes an array of fitness equipment. Options include treadmills, bicycles, elliptical machines, weight machines, and a stretching area. The locker rooms include a dry sauna and showers.

Walking & Jogging Paths

Take in the views on a beautiful walk around the resort grounds as you enjoy extensive paths. There is also a designated dog walking area.

 

Loews Sapphire Falls Resort Transportation

When you stay at a hotel at the Universal Orlando Resort, getting to the parks is easy. You may be wondering about the easiest way to get to where you want to go.

We have it broken down for you:

  • Universal Studios: The water taxi runs approximately every 20 minutes and takes guests to Universal CityWalk, just a few minutes away from the park entrance. Alternatively, there is a walking path from the hotel. It takes approximately 20 minutes to walk.
  • Universal Islands of Adventure: The water taxi will take guests to Universal CityWalk where guests can walk to the park entrance. Alternatively, there is a walking path and it takes approximately 20 minutes to walk.
  • Universal CityWalk: The water taxi is available to take guests to Universal CityWalk, running approximately every 20 minutes. It is also a short walk, approximately 20 minutes.
  • Universal’s Volcano Bay: Buses run approximately every 20 minutes to Volcano Bay.

 

Parking

*Guests who drive either their own vehicle or a rental car to Universal Orlando Resort should know that a standard overnight self-parking fee of $26 plus tax per night will be applied to the guest hotel folio upon check-out. Valet parking is available for $33 plus tax per night. Parking is also available for day guests, with self-parking starting at $10 plus tax and valet parking at $38 plus tax.

 

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