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  • Writer's pictureElizabeth Perry

5 VIP Benefits at Universal Orlando’s Premier Hotels

Visiting Universal Orlando Resort is already an adventure, from exploring the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, to hanging out with Marvel superheroes, to having close calls with velociraptors, and all the other fun stuff that Universal Orlando has to offer. But, if you want to really make the most of your experience and extend the fun of the parks to your entire vacation, this is my number one recommendation!

Universal Orlando’s on-site hotels all offer benefits for guests visiting the theme parks, including early admission to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter and complimentary transportation to the theme parks. But, Universal Orlando’s Premier hotels, Portofino Bay Hotel, Hard Rock Hotel, and Royal Pacific Resort, take it several steps further with some incredible benefits, so that you feel like a VIP throughout your visit! Here are the top 5 VIP benefits of Universal Orlando’s Premier hotels.

Closest to the Action

There’s nothing quite like being able to hop back and forth between relaxing at your hotel and exploring the Wizarding World of Harry Potter quickly and easily, and it’s super easy to do with the Premier hotels! All of them offer complimentary water taxi service to the theme park entrances, dropping off at a location closer than any of their other on-site hotels with bus service. Plus, all of them are within easy walking distance of the theme park entrances – it’s sometimes taken us as little as 5 minutes to get between our hotel and the theme park turnstiles! Plus, going through security is faster via water taxi or walking path, as well. It’s perfect for getting to early admission at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in the morning!

Priority Seating at Select Restaurants

While having a dining reservation is the best way to get into any Universal Orlando restaurants that take reservations, many table-service restaurants in the theme parks and CityWalk dining district offer priority seating for guests staying at one of the Premier resorts. So, if you decide last-minute to try for a table-service dinner, you can ask about priority seating with your hotel room key. Just note that guests with reservations will still have priority.

Awesome Kids Suites

Taking the kids on an adventure and want to have a full experience they’ll really enjoy? Check out one of the themed kids suites! All three Premier hotels offer these fun suites that offer a themed kids room along with a separate room for parents. This allows kids and parents to each have their own space – but rest assured that the only door to the hallway is from the parents’ room. You can choose from Despicable Me Kids Suites at the Portofino Bay Hotel, Jurassic World Kids Suites at the Royal Pacific Resort, and Future Rock Star Suites at the Hard Rock Hotel, so you can bring some extra space and extra fun to your stay.

Club Level Services

Looking for a more inclusive experience to enjoy at your hotel while you explore the theme parks? Then Club Level at the Premier hotels should be on your list! All three Premier hotels offer Club Level rooms that include additional amenities and services, including the assistance of a personal concierge and special turn-down services. The biggest perk of Club Level is access to the resort’s Club Level lounge, which offers continental breakfast in the morning, snacks and soft drinks throughout the day, and appetizers and drinks (often including beer and wine) in the evening. It’s a great way to get a more inclusive feel to your stay, especially for taking breaks from the parks to relax at your hotel.

Complimentary Unlimited Express Pass

This is a big one – all guests staying at one of Universal’s Premier on-site hotels get Unlimited Express Pass for the duration of their stay, complimentary! This is an incredible perk – not only does it give you the ability to skip the line at nearly all major attractions in Universal Studios Florida and Islands of Adventure, it also allows you to do so as many times as you want at each participating attraction! This even includes most major attractions at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter (the major exception is Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure). This is an awesome advantage at any time of year, but especially when visiting at busier times.

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