Loews Sapphire Falls Resort

Universal Orlando Resort, Orlando

The hotel

Loews Sapphire Falls Resort transports guests to a paradise in the heart of the tropics. Blue waterfalls cascade over lush grounds, and in the distance, the calming sounds of steel drums call guests to take in the scenic water views, ease into ‘island time’ and let go. With a luxuriously landscaped 16,000 square foot, resort-style pool surrounded by cascading waterfalls as its centrepiece, Loews Sapphire Falls Resort captivates at every turn. Guests will be surrounded by a vivid and textured haven that is inspired by landmarks of the islands. Loews Sapphire Falls Resort is the perfect place to plan an unforgettable island escape. Guests staying at this hotel enjoy exclusive benefits at Universal Orlando Resort including Early Park Admission† to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ and Universal’s Volcano Bay one hour before the theme parks open (valid theme park admission required), complimentary transport to all three theme parks and Universal CityWalk, and much more.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Swimming Pool
  • Hot tub
  • Families
  • Theme Parks
  • Children’s Playground
  • Close to Universal Orlando Resort
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Internet Access
  • Restaurant

Where is it

Within easy walking distance of both Universal Orlando theme parks; Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure plus Universal CityWalk entertainment complex. Transfer time from airport: 20 minutes.

Hotel information

1000 rooms. All with air-conditioning, 49" flat screen TV, mini-fridge, tea/coffee-making facilities, complimentary WiFi, hairdryer, and iron and board. Standard Rooms have 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults. A rollaway bed is available for $25 per night (payable locally, subject to change).

Lagoon View Rooms have 1 king-size or 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults.

Pool View Rooms have 1 king-size or 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults.

Kids Suites and Suites have 1 king-size or 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults.

  • Booking Bonus  Enjoy exclusive access to the Virgin Holidays v-hub lounge at Universal’s Aventura Hotel, when staying at any Universal Orlando Resort hotel. Make your park days even more hassle-free with a free light morning snack, complimentary WiFi, and snacks to keep you going for everything Universal has in store for you. Click here to find out more.

Free on-site transportation by water taxi◊ and shuttle buses or you can walk along a guided path to all three theme parks and Universal CityWalk. Self-parking approx $22 plus tax per day, valet parking approx $29 plus tax per day (payable locally, subject to change).

New Dutch Trading Co. (Grab n Go options). Strong Water Tavern (lobby lounge). Amatista Cookhouse (breakfast, lunch and dinner). Drhum Club Kantine (pool bar and grille).

Resort-style pool complete with a waterslide, children’s play area, hot tub, sun loungers, cabanas*, and a large fire pit. Complimentary fitness centre. Games room*. Poolside games and activities. Universal Studios Store™.

Complimentary WiFi available.

Wheelchair accessible rooms available on request. Please note that these rooms are subject to availability and may be restricted to specific room categories and bedding arrangements. Rooms and facilities vary between hotels so please check at the time of booking. For more information and contact details please check out our Special Assistance page

2 nights at all times.

*Denotes local charge.

Please note: One person must be 21 years or over in the room to check-in.

HARRY POTTER characters, names and related indicia are © & ™ Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Harry Potter Publishing Rights © JKR. (s19)

†Requires theme park admission. Early Park Admission begins one (1) hour prior to regularly scheduled park opening to either Universal Studios Florida or Universal’s Islands of Adventure as determined by Universal Orlando and at Universal’s Volcano Bay water theme park. Valid at select attractions at each park. Attractions are subject to substitutions without notice. Additional restrictions may apply.

Sapphire Falls Resort TM & © 2019 UCF Hotel Venture III. All Rights Reserved. Universal elements and all related indicia TM & © 2019 Universal Studios. All rights reserved.

◊Water taxi not available for transportation to Universal’s Volcano Bay.

 


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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great family place and great location from all parks.

Nov 18, 2019 YoussefW133

We have been at this resort few times. I appreciate the consistency in the atmosphere and service. I like also that it is very clean and the staff is very attentive. If you have kids, it is a great for them around the pool. And if not, you can still enjoy it. The food is there, not much. But I am a big eater so, a bit more would have been nice.… Read more
We have been at this resort few times. I appreciate the consistency in the atmosphere and service. I like also that it is very clean and the staff is very attentive. If you have kids, it is a great for them around the pool. And if not, you can still enjoy it. The food is there, not much. But I am a big eater so, a bit more would have been nice. Self parking is easily accessible and very convenient. I am not a big fan of valet services. But it is there if you need and they are very nice when we tried before. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Very clean, friendly staff, but...

Nov 18, 2019 upangband Atlanta, Georgia

The beds aren't comfy. I was tossing and turning both nights I stayed. Very stiff beds and I am a side sleeper so I ended up hurting my shoulder in my sleep. Also, on a weird note, I was checking in and a random stranger was on my reservation as well as me. The front desk said they couldn't do anything about it when I informed them that I didn't… Read more
The beds aren't comfy. I was tossing and turning both nights I stayed. Very stiff beds and I am a side sleeper so I ended up hurting my shoulder in my sleep. Also, on a weird note, I was checking in and a random stranger was on my reservation as well as me. The front desk said they couldn't do anything about it when I informed them that I didn't know the individual. I spent the whole first day fearing that this person was gonna walk into my room lol. I can laugh about it now because "Giovanni" never showed up. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Nice hotel, but room for improvement

Nov 17, 2019 want2getaway2015 Chelmsford, Massachusetts

My husband and I came here for a spontaneous holiday weekend getaway to try the Universal hotel / Theme park combo and were less than impressed. We own a timeshare in the area, so we've been to the Universal parks many times, but since it was just the two of us we wanted to try the hotel/theme park combo thinking it would be more convenient for a… Read more
My husband and I came here for a spontaneous holiday weekend getaway to try the Universal hotel / Theme park combo and were less than impressed. We own a timeshare in the area, so we've been to the Universal parks many times, but since it was just the two of us we wanted to try the hotel/theme park combo thinking it would be more convenient for a shorter stay. While the hotel was decent, there really isn't any benefit to staying on property to utilize the theme parks, Things that could be better: 1) Get rid of the traditional room key. In this day in age, it is more convenient to have your key be your wristband. It's one less thing to think about when hitting the parks. 2) Work on improving the Universal App so that it can be linked to your room, your credit card and your park ticket. Again...consolidating it all into one makes it so much easier when heading out, Who wants to carry their room key, their Universal tickets, their Express Passes and their dining tickets? The other big theme park in the area has figured it out and they make it work. 3) There needs to be more breakfast options. We went to the Dutch Trading every morning to grab a quick bite since we didn't want to have a big sit down breakfast when we wanted to get to the parks. The options are very tiring. 4) The Universal Freestyle cup that you purchase in the park does not work at the freestyle machine at the resorts. We found out the hard way that any third party company does not utilize the dining plans, the perks with annual membership or with the Freestyle cup (even for water), which includes all the hotels. 5) The walkways are labeled horribly, We got lost many times due to poor signage (getting to Volcano bay and just from the parks in general). Our room was clean, the staff were friendly enough, the bed was comfy and we didn't have any major issues with the hotel, so sleeping here was fine, but we didn't find the 'perks' were worth staying here again. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Excellent vacation and stay

Nov 17, 2019 kathyelkay Washington DC, District of Columbia

This is our third time staying at the hotel. We were just as please staying this time as the very first time. The rooms are very clean and the staff is very friendly and professional. The pool area was very clean and they had lifeguards on duty at all times. The staff was available to order anything that you need. Everyone was so helpful and… Read more
This is our third time staying at the hotel. We were just as please staying this time as the very first time. The rooms are very clean and the staff is very friendly and professional. The pool area was very clean and they had lifeguards on duty at all times. The staff was available to order anything that you need. Everyone was so helpful and polite. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Best Holiday Ever

Nov 16, 2019 gavinc514 Chester, United Kingdom

The hotel has to be the best we have ever stayed in as a family. Very clean, staff excellent and the water taxi to Universal was the best. Can't speak highly enough of the place and would recommend everyone to stay there on time in their life. Great, great place.