My Stay at Universal’s Loews Sapphire Falls Resort

Last month I checked into Loews Sapphire Falls Resort, one of the beautifully appointed hotels on property at Universal Studios, Orlando, and I was treated to several days of absolute luxury. Not only is this resort chock-full of relaxing, “island time” vibes, it’s nestled in the true heart of the resort property and just a five-minute (complimentary!) boat ride to Universal’s three theme parks (yes, really).

Come along with me as we visit this tropical paradise …

sky-high entrance, replete with comfy chairs to relax and unwind

The Loews Sapphire Falls Resort isn’t merely “a hotel”. It’s truly a respite from the outside world. From the moment you walk in, the subtle scent of coconut wafting under your nose, you immediately feel like you’re in for a real treat. The staff is efficient and friendly, the spaces are filled with Florida sunshine, and the entire tone of each inviting space is one of Welcome.

Universal Studios Store (left) and New Dutch Trading Company (right) serving Starbucks coffee
Would you LOOK at this gorgeous “turret staircase”, in the heart of the resort,
leading downstairs to the most magical of places …

Amatista Cookery is Sapphire Fall’s signature dining experience. Bright and modern, this eatery serves Caribbean-inspired cuisine during lunch and dinner, and an absolutely decadent, and deliciously all-inclusive breakfast and brunch buffet — we’re talking the works: omelet station with a personal chef serving up your personal favorites, fresh fruits, house-baked pastries, biscuits and gravy, potatoes, grits, breakfast sausages, bacon, even juices, coffee, and Teavana teas, everything your hungry heart could possibly desire!

Not gonna lie: those tiny little pots of honey are my most favorite thing ever.

And a swimming pool, y’all. It’s a good one too. All of the resort pools on Universal Studios, Orlando property are themed so beautifully, and have really cool features (example: Cabana Bay Beach Resort‘s lazy river). The Sapphire Falls Resort pool is no exception. I love, love, loved their pool bar area (sooooo relaxing at night), and their sandy beach area (with real sand!) and the shallow “sand bar” area you can walk across from one side of the pool to the other (to get to that bar), or just waltz right on into the crystal clear pool water, if you prefer.

But enough about the common areas — let’s check out my room!

The beds are sooooo comfortable — probably the most comfortable bed I’ve ever slept in at a hotel!

My room was light, bright, and airy, with a great first-floor view of the pool (and direct pool access, I might add, with the exterior pool entrance just around the corner from my door). The cool blues and relaxed textures made it the most wonderful place to rest after a long day spent in the parks.

Check out the in-room Keurig and docking station for my smart phone.

I especially loved the spacious desk area, where I could spread out with my MacBook, edit photos or write, or FaceTime with my family at home.

But get this: my bathroom was sooooo dreamy!

The tile work was soooo beautiful, and I positively uh-dored my walk-in shower (Get it??? Uh-door’d. *winkwinknudgenudge*). It felt like I was living in a spa.

But I was most especially impressed with the vanity area — check out the lighted mirror. See the tiny lighted “button” on the actual mirror glass? It’s a touch screen; gentle tapping brightens (or dims) the mirror to your liking. How cool is that?!?!

I would absolutely stay here again. The Loews Sapphire Falls Resort is a fantastic place to stay, play, and dine, with every comfort of home (and then some).

If you’re ready to book a dreamy weekend of island-style splendor, contact your Universal Orlando specialist (that’s me!) at lauren@magicalwishestravel.comtoday — and I will get you booked for the vacation of your dreamiest dreams.

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