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Loews Sapphire Falls Resort at Universal Studios – A Review

by lauraesantana

Universal’s Newest On-Site Resort

Lowes Sapphire Falls Resort at Universal Studios Orlando is probably my most favorite resort at Universal and a mega bang for its buck!

The resort falls in the Preferred resort category but in my opinion, is as nice as any of the Premier resorts.  In fact, I may actually prefer Sapphire Falls Resort over all of the Premier resorts short of the Unlimited Express Pass that is included with a Premier resort stay.

Let’s dive into the nitty-gritty of this option for your next visit to Universal Studios Orlando.

Sapphire Falls Resort Universal Studios Orlando

Loews Sapphire Falls Resort is the newest on-site resort at Universal Studios in Orlando. Opening its doors in the summer of 2016, this Caribbean- themed resort is located just steps away from Universal Orlando’s waterpark Volcano Bay.

It boasts 1000 rooms, delicious food on-site, and a huge sparkling pool, complete with a water slide surrounded by waterfalls. Are you drooling yet?

Resort Size

Sapphire Falls Resort Universal Studios Orlando king room

Room Type: King-sized Bed With a Pool View

  • 1000 rooms, including 83 suites
  • Rooms have either 2 queen size beds or one king-size bed.

Room SizeSapphire Falls Resort room at Universal Studios Orlando

  • Standard Rooms 2 Queen Sized Beds – 321 sq ft
  • Lagoon View Rooms1 King Sized Bed – 321 sq ft
    • 2 Queen Sized Beds – 321 sq ft
  • Pool View Rooms1 King Sized Bed – 321 sq ft
    • 2 Queen Sized Beds – 321 sq ft

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Suites

  • King Suites – 595 sq ft. separate sitting area and a pull-out sofa
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    King Suite (Courtesy of Loews)

  • Kid Suites – 529 sq ft. king bed with two twin beds in a separate bedroom that opens to an adult room
  • Hospitality Suites – 1,353 sq ft. separate dining area, living area, kitchenette, full bath
  • Sapphire Suites – approx. 851 sq ft., sleeps up to 5, dining room and living room with wet bar
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    Sapphire Suite (Courtesy of Loews)

Check-In/Check Out

Check-In: 4 PM   Check-Out: 11 AM

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Lobby at Loews Sapphire Falls Resort

Dining Options

Quick Service:

  • New Dutch Trading Co. 

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Lounge:

  • Strong Water Tavern (Live music Friday and Saturday night)

And a favorite of ours!  It’s a must-try location at Sapphire Falls!

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Charcuterie Board Strong Water Tavern Sapphire Falls Resort

Table Service:

  • Amatista Cookhouse (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner)
  • Sapphire Falls Amatista Cookhouse bar at Amatista Cookhouse Sapphire Falls

Poolside:

  • Drhum Club Kantine

Sapphire Falls Resort room at Universal Studios Orlando

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In-Room Dining Available

Amenities:

  • Swimming pool with waterslide, sandbar, and sand beach area
  • Hot tub
  • Interactive splash pad for children
  • Arcade and other outdoor games (foosball, Connect 4, pingpong table)
  • Fitness Center
  • Select spa services
  • Movies Under the Stars
  • Poolside activities every hour organized by Activities Committee
  • Private cabanas available to rent

Stores:

  • Universal Studios Store (located in the lobby)Universal Studios Store at Sapphire Falls Resort

Transportation:

  • Water taxi to Universal Citywalk
  • Shuttle buses
  • Paved walkways

Resort Location:

Across the street of Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort

Additional Things To Know:

  • Guests of Loews Sapphire Falls can access Cabana Bay’s pools.
  • Guests of Universal Orlando’s on-site hotels enjoy Early Park Admission to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter and select attractions at Volcano Bay water park, one hour before theme parks open (valid theme park admission required).

Other On-Site Resorts at Universal Orlando

  • Loews Portofino Bay – Premier
  • Hard Rock Hotel – Premier
  • Loews Royal Pacific Resort – Premier
  • Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort – Prime Value
  • Universal’s Aventura Hotel – Prime Value
  • Lowe’s Endless Summer – Surfside Inn & Suites – Value
  • Lowe’s Endless Summer – Dockside Inn & Suites – Value

Are you ready to book your next Universal Orlando vacation or find out more?  Visit Love of the Magic Vacations for details.

Written by: Laura Aguilar

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