Wednesday, June 14, 2006 12:53 PM
So, I am thinking of taking a visit to UO over Labor Day weekend. Even though this is considered "value season". I still anticipate fairly long lines so I'd like to stay onsite. The Royal Pacific seems reasonably priced, but I dont know much about it. I was wondering if any here had experience with the place. Sure, epinions is a decent site, but not knowing *who* writes the review, you can never really be sure if they are sucking up, have an ax to grind or are genuine. I have a *feel* for many of you, so your feedback would be greatly appreciated.
Wednesday, June 14, 2006 1:20 PM
I've stayed there four times. I dig it. I wouldn't stay anywhere else in Orlando except maybe the other Universal hotels. Go to http://www.loweshotels.com/
and you'll get free beer and nuts too.
While a little more than your typical I-Drive hotel, RPR has an amazing pool area, great towels and above all, your room key is a Universal Express pass and charge card to your room for the entire property. It's awesome. You'll walk on to most rides, or wait very little.
Wednesday, June 14, 2006 2:25 PM
It's a fantastic hotel, and the Universal express makes it even better. the pool area is fantastic, you have citywalk on the doorstep if you want it.
i also loved the fact it wasn't a theme park hotel. sure, both parks are an easy walk away but if you needed a break you could easily forget they were there. Ask for a room overlooking IOA (if they have them available0 and you get a great view too!
Wednesday, June 14, 2006 11:05 PM
I've stayed there twice and plan to return again in November. It's always been excellent in every respect and has the added bonus of being within 2 minutes' walk of IOA/USF/Citywalk.
Thursday, June 15, 2006 12:31 AM
Stayed there once, J, family from out-of-town was in the area...LOVED it. Nice mid-day breaks, walk/ferry to the park, come back after the (3-4pm) storms have passed and the weather (not really) *kinda* cooled down. Honestly, it cools down in October...at night...a LITTLE.... ;)
bill, genuine suck-up axe-grinder... :)