We were recently invited to spend the night at the new Loews Sapphire Falls Resort, the latest hotel to join scores of overnight options at Universal Orlando Resort. Designed to be one of the more budget-friendly options in the area, Loews Sapphire Falls Resort's affordable room rates haven't affected the quality of the service, the chic islandy aesthetic or the comfort of the rooms. Every inch feels like a five-star getaway.

Of course, being brand spanking new helps. Loews Sapphire Falls Resort opened just this past July and continues to exude a flawless decor and squeaky clean veneer. If there were kinks with service or staff in the beginning, we certainly didn't experience any during our overnight.

Currently rates start from $195/night, including a slew of perks:

  • Early Park Admission to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter one hour before the theme park opens (valid theme park admission required)
  • Complimentary water taxis, shuttle buses and walking path to both theme parks and Universal CityWalk
  • Resort-wide charging privileges with room key
  • Complimentary access to select live entertainment venues at Universal CityWalk for the length of stay
  • Complimentary delivery of merchandise purchased throughout the resort to your hotel
  • Complimentary scheduled transportation to nearby Wet ‘n Wild water park, SeaWorld and Aquatica

Loews Sapphire Falls Resort is dripping with a Caribbean vibe bolstered by island-themed art, a whimsical beach ball lobby chandelier and blue waterfalls cascading across the lush, palm tree-lined grounds.


Water taxies to CityWalk (comlimenrary) make heading to the parks, out for dinner or for a night out at CityWalks bars and clubs a seamless experience
Water taxis to CityWalk (complimentary) make heading to the parks, out for dinner or for a night out at CityWalks bars and clubs a seamless experience.

Amatista Cookhouse offers breakfast, lunch and dinner with scenic water views

Strong Water Tavern, which overlooks the lagoon, boasts dozens of varieties of rum and the opportunity to enjoy rum flights. There's a full menu, a ceviche bar and outdoor patio.

New Dutch Trading Co. off the lobby is the perfect place to snag a grab-and-go breakfast sandwich and a coffee before heading to the theme park.

Poolside fire pits to enjoy a cozy moment under the stars at night

The 16,000 sq. ft. resort-style pool area features a water slide, interactive kids play area, hot tub, fire pit and cabana rentals.

The pool area at night is the perfect place to unwind after a day at the theme park.