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Old 11-15-2012, 01:39 AM   #1
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royal pacific or hard rock???

For a family of 5, 2 adults, dd 17, dd 12 and dd 6, which hotel is more suitable? At club level which is best?
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If you are all planning on staying in one room, the Hard Rock rooms are bigger than the RPR.
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I think based on the ages of your children, they would like HRH better.
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If you are all planning on staying in one room, the Hard Rock rooms are bigger than the RPR.
I think the standard rooms would be plenty big for the five of you, but you'd need a rollaway
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In case swimming is part of your decision, Universal resort guests are encouraged to pool hop. So don't make a hotel decision based on the pool.
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I think based on the ages of your children, they would like HRH better.
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Old 11-15-2012, 09:54 PM   #7
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Probably HRH

I agree with the others, based on ages of kids and size of room, HRH is probably the better choice for you. We have stayed at both. While I prefer the Royal Pacific setting, I do also like Hard Rock. We were able to get a deluxe at HRH which gave us a lot more room, but even the regular rooms are bigger than those at RPR. Also, my DS & his friend really liked HRH a lot, and the walk to the parks was great. Never walked from RPR, just took the boat, which was also nice. We haven't done club, so can't help you there. I believe that you can request a deluxe room with CL, but no guarantee that you will get one. If you reserve a deluxe specifically, it will not be CL.

If you are driving bring a blow up bed, then you won't need a roll away. Even at RPR you can move the furniture around and fit a blow up bed or roll away, but it is tight. You will have fun which ever you decide.
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The poolscape is a big factor in my decision for any resort hotel. You can pool hop (and we've been forced to when base hotel is out of service several times at RPR) but between the boats & shuttle service it burns more time than we are willing to commit to a short break from the park.

HRH has been off our list since it quit participating in the youfirst perc program. My teen sons absolutely loved the vibe. DH & I enjoyed the displays of memorabilia, the easy walk and the pool area. My only quibble is the staff's attitude has often been a bit too laid back/casual for what I expect at a deluxe resort in the attempt to appeal to hipsters

OP - you really can't go wrong with any of the three onsite choices, they are true deluxe resorts and we try to work in a split stay there whenever we spend a week in the Orlando area.
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