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Loews Royal Pacific Resort: Complete guide

Welcome to Orlando Informer’s coverage of Loews Royal Pacific Resort, one of the two preferred on-site hotels at Universal Orlando Resort. These pages include extensive information about the hotel as well as the largest full-screen, high-resolution photo archive of Royal Pacific available on a single website (over 200 images).

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Loews Royal Pacific Resort entrance sign

Royal Pacific Resort – general information

Kick back and relax under the swaying palm trees of a tropical paradise at Royal Pacific Resort. This AAA 4-Diamond award-winning hotel transports guests to the enchanted isles of the South Seas with lush landscaping, sparkling waterfalls, exquisite wood carvings, and a serene orchid court where the flowers are always in bloom.

  • Address: 6300 Hollywood Way, Orlando, FL 32819-7888
  • Phone: 407-503-3000; Fax: 407-503-3010
  • Official Loews website
  • Official Universal Orlando website
  • View this hotel using the OI custom-made Google map
  • Opened in June 2002
  • 1,000 rooms
    • 752 standard
    • 161 water-view standard
    • 36 club-level standard
    • 26 king suites
    • eight Jurassic Park kids’ suites
    • seven hospitality suites
    • two club-level king suites
    • three club-level hospitality suites
    • two Presidential suites
  • Rooms start at 335 square feet
  • Prices for standard rooms range between $269 and $474 per night
  • Guest rooms exude the warmth and charm of the Islands with bamboo accents, colorful linens of yellow and green, and furnishings that reflect the beauty of the tropics
  • Club level is located on the top floor (the seventh) of tower three and includes a 2,000-square-foot private lounge
  • Recreation
    • Dive-in movies: catch the movie of the week on a big screen poolside on select nights
    • Poolside activities: from ping pong tournaments, pool basketball, and beach volleyball to hula hoop contests and arts and crafts, you’ll find something fun to do poolside for the whole family
    • Shuffleboard, croquet lawn, and ping pong: the whole family can enjoy some friendly competition in one of these favorite recreational games
  • Special events
    • Wantilan Luau: savor the exotic tastes of the South Pacific and enjoy a musical journey through the Polynesian islands at Royal Pacific’s Wantilan Luau. Hula dancers, knife twirlers, and fire dancers delight the audience as you feast on a buffet of pit-roasted suckling pig, guava BBQ short ribs, tropical fruits, and desserts. Call 407-503-DINE (3463) for reservations and more information
    • Jake’s Beer Dinner: over four courses, enjoy select craft beers handpicked by award-winning chefs that are paired with specially-prepared entrees and dessert. Tickets are limited and include all taxes, gratuities, ticketing fees, and parking. Call 407-503-3200 for more information
  • Signature dining options
    • Islands Dining Room: a three-meal restaurant featuring character dining in the evening

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The story of Jake and Royal Pacific Resort

Loews published a blog post explaining the backstory of Jake, who is the namesake of Jake’s American Bar, and whose (fictitious) adventures in the South Pacific inspired the hotel’s theming.

Jake’s plane is one of the most popular “photo op” spots at Loews Royal Pacific Resort.

But what’s the story? Why’s there a plane parked out on the lagoon? And who’s Jake, anyway? Let us fill you in.

Crystal waters, swaying coconut palms, and the tranquil serenity of the South Pacific islands have always captured the soul of man. At Loews Royal Pacific Resort, the story of the Golden Age of Travel unravels, inspired by the transition from a time of the legendary, grand old steamliners to the eventual new and innovative age of air travel.

The exotic charm of the islands called out to Captain Jake McNally, a fictitious character who embodies the true spirit of the Golden Age of Travel, inspiring Jake’s American Bar. A highly-regarded master pilot and true leader, it was never a surprise to find the captain on his latest adventures as he island-hopped through the South Pacific. After a tumultuous break-up with his Hollywood starlet fiancée, Jake disappeared. No one exactly knows Captain Jake’s whereabouts today. Rumor has it he flies around to all the backwater dives of Southeast Asia.

But one thing’s for sure: his vibrant, adventurous spirit lingers. When you kick back, relax, and enjoy a few of Jake’s favorite drinks or celebrate at a Beer Dinner in Jake’s American Bar, take a look around and give a toast to his spirit of adventure that lives on today.

Aside from the actual story, what’s interesting here is that this is actually a different version of the story than the one told to people who work for Universal. It starts out the same, but they’re told that Jake actually fell in love and subsequently broke up with a native of the South Pacific, not a Hollywood star. In Jake’s despair over his lost love, he built Royal Pacific Resort as a shrine to her, so that he could live in America but always be surrounded by the South Pacific and reminded of his one true love.

We think we like the version told to Universal employees better.

In any case, definitely make a point of stopping by Jake’s American Bar, located downstairs from the hotel lobby, if not to eat and drink then at least to check out all the cool “memorabilia” from the legendary figure’s travels.

Universal Orlando’s on-site hotels – seasonal rates

Compare these numbers with our crowd level predictions to find the best time to stay on-site:

Aventura HotelCabana Bay Beach ResortSapphire Falls ResortRoyal Pacific ResortHard Rock HotelPortofino Bay Hotel
Value Season 1
Jan 7 – Jan 11, Jan 15 – Feb 15, Sep 3 – Sep 27, Nov 25 – Dec 20
From $144From $144From $199From $274From $314From $329
Value Season 2
Aug 12 – Sep 2
From $154From $154From $204From $284From $324From $339
Regular Season
Jan 12 – Jan 14, Apr 8 – May 24, May 28 – May 31, Nov 4 – Nov 20
From $164From $164From $214From $309From $349From $359
Regular Season 2
Sep 28 – Nov 3
From $169From $169From $214From $309From $349From $359
Summer Season 1
Jun 1 – Jun 16, Jul 29 – Aug 11
From $189From $189From $239From $364From $439From $424
Summer Season 2
Jun 17 – Jul 28
N/AFrom $204From $254From $389From $469From $454
Peak Season 1
Feb 25 – Mar 8, May 25 – May 27, Nov 21 – Nov 24
From $204From $204From $259From $374From $449From $444
Peak Season 2
Feb 16 – Feb 24, Mar 9 – Mar 22
N/AFrom $214From $269From $394From $479From $469
Holiday Season
Mar 23 – Apr 7, Dec 21 – Jan 5
From $244From $244From $314From $479From $549From $544

Universal Orlando’s on-site hotels – cancellation policy

Since all five on-site hotels are operated by Loews, they all feature the same cancellation policy: if you cancel your reservation six or more days in advance, you will receive a full refund. If it’s anything fewer than five days beforehand, however, you will be charged one night’s room rate, plus tax.

Royal Pacific Resort – map

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