Pool hopping at Universal hotels?

Discussion in 'Universal Orlando Resorts & Hotels' started by disneyba, Nov 25, 2012.

  1. disneyba

    disneyba Greetings from the Ottawa Valley

    Dec 12, 2007
    Can anyone tell me if guests at HRH can use the pools at RPR and PBH?

    Booked for a few nights in January. My wife likes the quiet pool at PBH for doing laps, and the grandkids like the waterplay area at RPR.

    Thanks for the info.
  2. goldwest

    goldwest Mouseketeer

    Oct 3, 2007
    I read somewhere else on DIS that pool hopping is OK at Universal (they actually stated encouraged) I had cut and paste it into my tips file.
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  4. macraven

    macraven Proud Redhead Moderator

    Apr 21, 2003
    yes, pool hopping is acceptable and encouraged.
    you can get towels at the pool you are using, just show your hotel room key.

    i stay at rph and pool hopped to pbh.
    i ran a tab at pbh poolside and it was charged to my room at rph.

    many homies pool hop.
  5. Bluer101

    Bluer101 Waiting till vacation comes, oh that's next week!

    Jun 29, 2008
    Yep, we pool hop all the time. We stay only at RPR and pool hop to HRH. Now you have the best of both worlds.:thumbsup2
  6. barryvo

    barryvo Earning My Ears

    Dec 27, 2012
    We are staying at the HRH starting tomorrow and would like to pool hop. What is the best way to get to the other hotels? Can you drive and park in the their gararge/lot since you are already paying for parking? Or is it better to catch the boat? Do the boats run hourly or is there a schedule?
  7. damo

    damo Proud Redhead

    Jan 1, 2001
    The boats run continually...so about every 10-15 minutes. At HRH, you can easily walk to PBH (less than 5 minutes) and RPR is about 20 minutes.

    There is also a bus that runs between the hotels that would work as well.

    I think you can park at the other hotels, but I'm not positive. Just ask at the front desk.
  8. macraven

    macraven Proud Redhead Moderator

    Apr 21, 2003
    i am not sure since you are staying at hrh if you would have to pay a parking fee at the other hotels.

    the policy for hotel parking is there is a cost of $20 for day guests.
    this really is meant for those that are not staying onsite but visit hotel guest there.

    i feel driving would take up more time than walking or using the water taxi.

    the easiest way to pool hop is by using the water taxi.

    take the water taxi from hrh to city walk dock.
    from there, take the water taxi to the hotel you want to pool hop.

    the boats usually leave every 15 minutes to the hotels.

    but, if you just miss the boat that goes to rph, you could walk to rph in less time than waiting for the next water taxi.

    walk up the stairs to city walk.
    when you are by margaritaville, use that walking path to rph.
    it will be about a 4-5 minute walk.
    the walk way will empty out near the pool.

    pbh, eh, take the water taxi.
    but, if you leave hrh from the front/side exit, you can walk to pbh in about 7 minutes.
  9. donaldduck352

    donaldduck352 <font color=red><marquee>Proud Redhead</marquee><b

    Mar 16, 2008
    With all the walking we do doing the parks and CW,the water taxi or even the ripshaws(this cost money,they work on tips,but very enjoyable to see the landscape)are far better way to get to PBH.For us anyway.

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