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 on-site 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 (for on-site guests, 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. (s18)

†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 & © 2018 UCF Hotel Venture III. All Rights Reserved. Universal elements and all related indicia TM & © 2018 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 Friendly staff, convenient location

Apr 23, 2019 Princess279 East Brunswick, New Jersey

I'm taken my 14 y.o. and 7 y.o. for spring break to Universal Orlando. The location is perfect, once I've parked my car in the garage ($25/day self parking), I didn't drive it for the duration of our 5 day stay. Water taxi takes you to the Citywalk, which is a short walk to Universal Studios and the Island of Adventure theme parks. The boats come… Read more
I'm taken my 14 y.o. and 7 y.o. for spring break to Universal Orlando. The location is perfect, once I've parked my car in the garage ($25/day self parking), I didn't drive it for the duration of our 5 day stay. Water taxi takes you to the Citywalk, which is a short walk to Universal Studios and the Island of Adventure theme parks. The boats come often enough during the morning and day time, but run slower in the evening. As a result, be prepared for a longer line/wait time after theme parks' closing time. The staff of the resort was the highlight of our stay. We were greeted with a smile everywhere we went. Everything was clean, other than some runaway candy we found on the floor of our room. The breakfast offered on-site is very overpriced. We had it once and it was $22+ pp for a buffet. Since we've arrived less then an hour before the end of breakfast, buffet was the only option. The swimming pool wasn't as impressive as I expected, but we only ended up there once. The slide was cute and the lifeguards were on point watching children. We were there during a busy season, so the number of people in the pool was too high to enjoy it. The only negative comment I have about the room is the bathroom door. There is a sliding door with no insulation. If you are looking for real privacy, depending on who you are sharing the room with, you might have to ask them to leave the room for a while. The rooms are not really reflective of the price in general sense, but I believe it is the cheapest out of the Universal accommodations. It comes with early park admission, which is a cool benefit to take advantage of. FYI, most attractions don't operate until the regular park hours, but you get to take some pictures without the crowd and get in line for you favorite attraction ahead of time. Don't forget to download the Universal app. It gives you wait times and allows to obtain a virtual pass where applies. I've been to more impressive timeshare accommodations in Orlando, but none offered as much convenience due to the location. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Excellent Stay at the Sapphire Falls Resort

Apr 23, 2019 Curiosity35520554819 Alexandria, Virginia

Great property with lovely pool and water taxi service directly to the Universal resorts. The rooms were clean and the staff was friendly and accommodating. My only complaint is that there was often lots of noise in the hallway outside of our room (kids running down the hall and parents yelling after them). Often, the noise would go on well after… Read more
Great property with lovely pool and water taxi service directly to the Universal resorts. The rooms were clean and the staff was friendly and accommodating. My only complaint is that there was often lots of noise in the hallway outside of our room (kids running down the hall and parents yelling after them). Often, the noise would go on well after 10:30pm. As we had early admission to the ‘Wizarding World of Harry Potter,’ the ability to go to bed earlier than 10:30pm would have been helpful. It would be nice if the resort enforced quiet in the hallways of the hotel between 10:30pm and 7:30pm. This is not needed in the general areas, just the areas with bedrooms. Otherwise, this hotel was fantastic! I would happily go back. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Family trip to Universal

Apr 23, 2019 Passport40263998378

Great Vacation,wonderful resort feel,so relaxing. Wonderful get away from it all place.April school vacation. Fun trip with family.great break from home life. Felt very pampered. Best staff ever. Wonderful pool for kids and large hot tub for adults.A fun Place.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Amazing customer service

Apr 22, 2019 cynthia p

l have never had such amazing customer service. I also left my laptop in the room after checkout., called after my flight home, not only did they find my laptop, they mailed it to me with no charge and I received it in 3 days in excellent condition,
Image of the Tripadvisor rating We love this place!

Apr 22, 2019 Stay40353704549 Cresskill, New Jersey

What’s not to love? Convenient location. You can take the bus, water taxi or even walk along a garden path to Universal. Friendly staff. Always ready to help. Great pool. Great food. And Pet friendly too!!