Loews Sapphire Falls Resort is a tropical oasis in the hustle and bustle of Universal Orlando Resorts. You can literally whisk away in a water taxi and be in another world a few minutes from a theme park. The resort features Caribbean luxury along with updated room amenities to make your stay amazing.
I had the chance to check out the Loews Sapphire Falls Resort during my 1st trip as a member of the 2018 Universal Blog Squad. I am so thankful to Universal Orlando Resort for inviting me to be a member of the group and sponsoring my trip.
When you walk into the lobby of the Loews Sapphire Falls Resort you are greeted by this amazing chandelier that I couldn't stop looking at and taking pics of. I literally took a pic of this chandelier every time I walked through the main lobby. It is so unusual and breathtaking that I just loved it.
Speaking of the lobby here is my first tip for traveling to the Loews Sapphire Falls Resort! If you need a snack or a break from the heat head to the lobby and pick up some snacks/lunch at New Dutch Trading Company located right off the lobby. They have a variety of ice cream, sandwiches, and snacks available.
In the main lobby, there are fantastic tables that have USB plug-ins and regular plugins so you can charge your phone while taking a break and resting your feet! Plus depending on the time of year you are visiting sitting in the air conditioning is pretty close to heavenly. I love when a resort understands the needs of their guests and makes life easier.
Strong Water Tavern is also located off the main lobby and offers a huge choice of rum for tasting. This rum bar has rum from all around the world and the staff is incredibly knowledgeable about the rum. We did a rum tasting and it was so interesting to learn about how the rum was different based on where it was produced.
Standard 2 Queen Room at Loews Sapphire Falls Resort at Universal Orlando Resort
I was really impressed with our Standard 2 Queen Room at Loews Sapphire Falls. My favorite part of the room was the shower with the built-in bench. After walking 20K steps in the park it was so nice being able to sit on the bench and soak in the hot water.
I also love that there are USB plug-ins right next to the bed for charging your phone. I am always trying to keep my phone charged since I seem to be on it all the time.
The room was decorated with a great tropical decor. There is a Keurig in the room along with a selection of 4 K-cups (french roast, decaf and tea). The room also has a dresser, side chair, and small desk.
Restaurants at Loews Sapphire Falls Resort at Universal Orlando Resort
Amatista Cookhouse - Located on the 1st floor of the resort Amatista Cookhouse offers a great breakfast buffet that includes a wide variety of offerings. I really enjoyed the omelette station, pastry bar and fresh fruit that were available. The breakfast buffet was $24.99 for an adult during our stay. While this is not a cheap option for breakfast you will definitely not leave hungry.
They also have a breakfast menu you can order from if you do not wish to enjoy the buffet.
The dinner menu had a great variety of foods that are Caribbean inspired. I had the margherita flatbread and it was delicious.
New at Loews Sapphire Falls starting in February 2018 is the Despicable Me Character Breakfast!!!! This new character breakfast is available every Saturday morning. You can enjoy breakfast and a laugh as you take in the antics of the wild and crazy Minions! Despicable Me characters including Gru, Margo, Edith, Agnes and the Minions. I love that you get one free digital download photo when they stop by to wave hello and pose for pictures. Breakfast is a buffet so everyone can choose what they love while enjoying time with their favorite Despicable Me Characters!
Perks for staying at Loews Sapphire Falls Resort
-Early Park Admission to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ and Universal's Volcano Bay one hour before the park opens.
-Complimentary package delivery
-Resort-wide charging privileges with your room key
-Complimentary scheduled transportation to Volcano Bay
-There is a free water taxi from the resort to City Walk and the theme parks
- Universal Orlando Character Appearances at the resort
-Enjoy complimentary club-to-club access** to select Universal CityWalk™ venues for the length of stay. All guests need to do is show their room key to receive an entry into the clubs.
Things to know when planning a stay at Loews Sapphire Falls Resort at Universal Orlando Resort
-The hotel holds $200 a night on your card for incidentals. Credit cards are charged within five business days of the booking date, and the deposit is equal to one night’s room rate plus tax. Arrivals within five days of booking will have their credit card charged upon hotel check-in.
-For reservation deposits, cash and traveler's checks are not accepted.
-Check-in is at 4 pm, and check-out at 11 am.
-Address: 6601 Adventure Way, Orlando, FL 32819
-Reservations: (888) 273-1311
- Fax: 407-503-5010
-Official Universal Orlando Resort website
-Free wifi for up to four devices per room. Faster wifi for up to eight devices is available for $14.95/day
-Overnight Guest Parking
Self-parking: $22 plus tax per night, per vehicle
Valet parking: $29 plus tax per night, per vehicle
-All on-site resort hotels at Universal Orlando™ are compliant with ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) guidelines in specially equipped guest rooms, and restaurants are wheelchair accessible
-You must be 21 years of age, and provide proper identification upon check-in, to book a room at any Universal Orlando™ on-site resort hotel. There must be at least one person in the reserved room who is 21 years of age or older.
-On-site resort hotels are 100% smoke-free.