Staying @ Hard Rock Hotel, Portofino Bay Resort, or Royal Pacific Resort? Start here!

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  1. AlexandNessa

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  3. FeeFeeWhite

    FeeFeeWhite <font color=blue>No longer needs to beg for update

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    You sure have been a busy bee!
     
  4. damo

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    Parking is $12 per night for self park and $15 for valet.
     
  5. sears82

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    haha yeah very busy huh?? ..I ve been told is a very nice place to be huh??
    cheers
     
  6. appleseed1

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    Sorry new to this ... is it true that you get preferred ride access if you book at the Hard Rock Hotel?

    Thx.
     
  7. angela3676

    angela3676 Working it out . . .

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    Yes, its called front of the line access "FOTL". You get this if you stay at any one of the three Universal hotels.
     
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    Marking this page.....:wizard:
     
  9. auctionmaster

    auctionmaster Earning My Ears

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    Wow, lots of great info here!

    Thanks a ton!
     
  10. macraven

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    Some changes since the start of Jodie's very helpful thread.

    HRH is totally non smoking for all rooms.
    HRH is not a participant of the Loews You First program.
    HRH is affiliated with the All Access program.

    The Loews You First Program membership level is now based on the number of different stays at the RPH and PBH, not the number of nights at the hotel.
     
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    We are visiting Easter week. We have two children ages 6 & 9. I am looking for the resort with the best amenties. We have never stayed at Universal resorts before. Any reccomendations would be appreciated.
     
  12. Kaler131

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    Does anyone know what is the least expensive (cheapest) way to get from HRH to the airport (MCO) for 6 people?? Would we be better off renting a car for the night??

    Thanks!!
     
  13. Kaler131

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    Ok, guess not....:rotfl:
     
  14. macraven

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    your siggie states 2 months 2 days before your trip.
    that will take you to the first week of june.


    there is one car service that does not have an increase for carrying 6 people.
    most, if not all others, have an additional charge for 6 as a van is needed.


    if you are only going to be at universal hotels for one night, you might check and see which would be best for you financially.

    there is a $15 parking charge at the hotels each night you stay there.
    be sure to add that amount to your budget you are planning if you go with a car rental.

    i have been watching some sites for car rentals and some places using a code are showing up with a $14 per day fee, plus taxes.

    if you are traveling to other places after leaving universal, it might be to your advantage to go with a car rental.
     
  15. Kaler131

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    Thanks for the info!:goodvibes We are going to be staying at HRH for 5 nights, but we will not nee a car for there so we were looking for some way to get back to the airport when we check out.... The prices that I found so far were kind of high (Mears, etc) so I started looking into renting a car the evening before and loading it up that night (our flight home is at 7:30am :scared1:)
     
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    i would definitely go with car service.

    there are some reliable companies where the rt cost would be as low as $92.

    another option but it would/could be time consuming is to rent a car from the airport and drop it at the off site returns near UO.
    drop off the party in your group at the hotel, return the car at that point.

    do the same for returning to the airport.
    rent it from the offsite places and use it for going to the aiport.
     
  17. Kaler131

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    Sounds good....thanks!!:thumbsup2
     
  18. kileylovesdisney

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    :yay:

    Im torn between the RP and HRH for our stay in August!

    Can anyone please give me some pros/cons!

    Thanks :woohoo:
     
  19. mvansear

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    Mac love your posts! I have been reading you for years now :goodvibes. What websites do you use for car rentals, wow 14 bucks a day I am soo looking for that kinda deal.
    Marci
     
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    thank you...........and here i just thought no one reads my crap....:laughing:



    i signed up for each website of cars that are offered on or near the airport,
    different search sites, airline sites that have partner offers on cars, yapta, etc.

    for the last few years, i use car service but still keep up on the car rentals in case i want to rent a car for a few days while in orlando.
     
  21. jasliv

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    Hi,
    Staying at RP in November. Does anyone know what time the pool closes? I read somewhere 6:00! That sounds crazy to me since I know some of the parks close at 6:00 also. Thought we could enjoy the pool when we got back.
     

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