Loews Royal Pacific Resort

Resort in Universal Orlando Resort

The glass-enclosed Orchid Court, with its reflecting pool, Balinese fountains and carved stone elephants, sits at the center of the airy lobby at this friendly South Pacific–inspired resort. The grounds are gorgeous with lush tropical plantings, flowers and palm trees. Excellent on-site restaurants. Rates include one-hour early entrance to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter and an Unlimited Express Pass.

Kids will love the family-friendly pool, with real sand, and the 6pm 'dive-in movie' where they can swim while watching a poolside screen showing the likes of Harry Potter and Universal favorites. Note that the rooms here tend to be smaller than those at other Universal hotels. Rates are significantly lower outside peak season.