royal pacific or hard rock???

Discussion in 'Universal Orlando Resorts & Hotels' started by ilanakan, Nov 15, 2012.

  1. ilanakan

    ilanakan Mouseketeer

    Jul 20, 2012
    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?
  2. gschmerl

    gschmerl <font color=red>Not ignored by the Tag Fairy any l

    Apr 10, 2000
    If you are all planning on staying in one room, the Hard Rock rooms are bigger than the RPR.
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  4. CinderellaDreamer

    CinderellaDreamer DIS Veteran

    Mar 27, 2007
    I think based on the ages of your children, they would like HRH better.
  5. tchrchgo

    tchrchgo Mouseketeer

    Mar 22, 2006
    I think the standard rooms would be plenty big for the five of you, but you'd need a rollaway
  6. bumbershoot

    bumbershoot DIS Veteran

    Mar 5, 2007
    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.
  7. wiigirl

    wiigirl DIS Veteran

    Oct 29, 2012
    Me too....:thumbsup2
  8. ladeedeb

    ladeedeb Mouseketeer

    Jan 23, 2007
    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. :thumbsup2
  9. keishashadow

    keishashadow Proud Redhead...yes, I have some bananas!

    Dec 30, 2004
    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:thumbsup2, 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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