Loews Sapphire Falls Resort at Universal Orlando™ transports guests to a paradise in the heart of the tropics. Blue waterfalls cascade over lush grounds, and in the distance, the calming sounds of steel drums call guests to take in the scenic water views, ease into ‘island time’ and let go.  Imagine a picturesque hotel built in the heart of the tropics, where every comfort is included. Loews Sapphire Falls Resort features a beautifully landscaped, resort-style pool with a water slide surrounded by cascading waterfalls, this hotel truly captivates at every turn.

-EARLY PARK ADMISSION* to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ or Universal’s Volcano Bay™ (valid theme park admission required).
-FREE WATER TAXIS & SHUTTLES so it’s always a quick hop between your hotel and the parks.

-COMPLIMENTARY MERCHANDISE DELIVERY to your hotel from shops across Universal.
-COMPLIMENTARY CITYWALK™ ACCESS^ to select venues for the length of your stay.

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ Legal:  HARRY POTTER characters, names and related indicia are © & ™ Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Harry Potter Publishing Rights © JKR. (s18)

Early Park Admission Legal:  *Early Park Admission begins one (1) hour prior to regularly scheduled park opening to either Universal Studios Florida™ or Universal’s Islands of Adventure™ as determined by Universal Orlando and Universal’s Volcano Bay™. Valid at select attractions at each park. Additional restrictions may apply.

Universal CityWalk™ Complimentary Access Legal: ˆValid for registered on-site hotel guests for the length of stay. Not valid for separately ticketed concerts and special events. Some venues require ages 21 or older and a cover charge for admission. Valid Photo ID required. Does not include admission to AMC® Universal Cineplex 20 with IMAX®, the Blue Man Group show or Hollywood Drive-in Golf™. Subject to availability. Restrictions apply and benefits are subject to change without notice.

Hotel & Universal Orlando Resort™ Legal: Sapphire Falls Resort TM & © 2018 UCF Hotel Venture III. All rights reserved. Universal elements and all related indicia TM & © 2018 Universal Studios. All rights reserved.


On-site at Universal Orlando®
Orlando International Airport (MCO) : 16 miles

Property Information

Year Built: 2016
All rooms non-smoking: 1000
Standard: 917
Suites: 83
Total rooms and suites: 1000


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Hotel Advisories

Advisory A minimum self parking fee of $25 (plus tax) and a valet fee of $32 (plus tax) per room, per day, per vehicle will be charged and collected by the hotel at check-in or check-out. The fee is subject to change without prior notice. The information published here is to give the client an estimate of additional fees they may be responsible for but not a guarantee of the final amount due.

General Policies & Fine Print

Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Minimum Check-In Age: 21
General Policies:

Check-in Policy:
Hotel requires a credit/debit card authorization or cash deposit upon check-in for incidentals; this will place a hold on your funds.

Convention Policy:
Individuals attending a convention cannot book this property for their stay. If found attending a convention, guests may be subject to higher room rates upon arrival.

General Information:
Room taxes are included in vacation price. Minimum night stay restrictions may apply. Reservation changes may not be permitted unless authorized by the hotel.

Parking Fee: 
A minimum self-parking fee of $20 per room, per day, per vehicle will be charged and collected by the hotel at time of service, at check-in or check-out. 
A valet parking fee of $27 per room, per day, per vehicle will be charged and collected  by the hotel at time of service, at check-in or check-out should a guest choose to valet. 
Fees are subject to change without prior notice. The information published here is to give the client an estimate of additional fees they may be responsible for but not a guarantee of the final amount due. 

Pet Policy Pets Allowed:

Pet Stay Policy:
Up to 2 pets per room are allowed.
Pets are only allowed in pet friendly room categories (upon arrival if guest is reserved in a non-pet room they will be re-assigned to one).
Arrangements must be made with housekeeping for daily room cleaning.
Pets may be walked in designated areas only.
Pets are not allowed in the pool/lounge or restaurant areas.
Guest must present documentation for current vaccinations.
A fee of $50.00 + tax (per pet, per night) will be charged and collect by the hotel at check-in.  A maximum of $150 will be charged for stays of three nights or more.  
(Policies, benefits and pricing are subject to change)

*Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the Preferred Desk.  The Preferred Desk can be reached by calling 407-503-9280.

No Show Policy:
  • No Show Penalty: 1 Night Applies: Sunday - Saturday 14Jul16 - 31Dec50

Customer Ratings & Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.5 6422 reviews
  • 2.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Service Has Tanked at a Former Favorite

    We first visited Sapphire Falls in 2018. We were absolutely wowed, and I left a rave, detailed review. We returned for my 40th birthday and were dismayed that the customer service has completely tanked. We booked through Amex Travel, which is supposed to come with late check out and an upgraded room. We got the exact opposite, with jarringly bad customer service from check in to check out. The Room Per the website, there are pool and lagoon view rooms, and you can't go wrong with either. We loved our room in 2018. This trip we learned there's a third room type- The Parking Lot View. After we checked in as repeat guests celebrating a milestone birthday, they gave us a room on the same floor as the lobby with a view of the parking lot. So we were awakened early each morning by the families leaving to do Orlando things, kids tantruming, etc. We couldn't open the curtains without being on full display. Even better, the employee smoking bench was right in front of our window so we got to smell cigarettes all day. I asked every day in our four day stay to be moved and they refused. The Check Out Racket We spent four nights and $$$ at Sapphire Falls. The day we were checking out, my husband had a Zoom meeting until noon. I asked to check out at noon. (Again, the Amex package is supposed to include a 4 p.m. guaranteed checkout! Which the Loews sister property down the road honored). They refused to extend our checkout unless we paid a $100 fee! I spent 30 minutes in the lobby moving up the chain of command and no manager would waive the $100 fee for an extra hour in the D list room. I thought it was a really strange choice in customer service. Would you rather have $100 over a repeat visit? The Amenities Although the terrible service put a damper on the relaxation, the amenities are still lovely and the hotel has kept up the gym and the pool in the last four years. The glaring exception was the hot tub chemicals. The hot tub completely bleached/ ruined TWO brand new bathing suits on two different days. I would expect a hotel in this price range to have spa maintenance more dialed in. I had recommended SF to everyone I knew visiting Orlando for the past four years, and chose to return for a special birthday. I'm sad they did such a 180 on their customer service. I will have to find a new pool paradise in Orlando.

    Jan 30, 2023
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    New favorite Orlando hotel

    Bedding heavenly. Nice Kuerig coffeemaker in room. Have stayed here before and was not disappointed on this return visit. Amitista is one of the best hotel restaurants we have ever eaten at and has superb service. Lobby immaculate. Had conventioneers staying there but other than riding with them on the elevator would never know it. Such a room hotel. Nice pool area. Check in was a breeze. Called for more towels and coffee and they came right away. Bell service was prompt coming and going. Beautiful grounds. Ferry to Universal and Citywalk prompt and frequent. Friendly service always with a smile. Could not be happier. Have stayed on property at Sianey for 20 years at both moderates and deluxe and this hotel beats Disney hotels hands down and twice on Sundays. Better price, nicer rooms, much better service.

    Jan 29, 2023
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Sapphire falls

    Hotel is fantastic. Love the spacious lobby and friendly staff, and very convenient to the parks. One drawback was the fact that it is not considered a “luxury resort” therefore, does not qualify for the fast line experience that comes complimentary w the 3 that are, even though it is within the park. I’ve stayed @ them all and all are fantastic, however, in my opinion, this hotel is just as “luxury “ as the others.(Potifino bay, Hard rock, & Royal pacific) I actually like this one more a bit more than hard rock or royal pacific. Newer, cleaner. Better lobby!

    Jan 29, 2023
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Great location

    Friendly staff. My original reservation, booked in September, was for 4 nights. We had a work situation that warranted us changing to a 2 night reservation. In doing so, we had to make 2 separate one night reservations. Certainly not ideal. U was told to keep checking but no room for 2 consecutive nights opened up. When I checked into the hotel, the young lady at the front desk, Hope, was able to find me a room that we could be in for both nights and we were given a balcony room. And to top it off, our room was ready, when I was done checking in, right around 12:30PM. A resolution, an upgrade AND an early check-in. Woohoo!! Late that evening, a charm from my necklace fell down bathroom sink drain. Yikes. No problem at this resort, Engineering was sent quickly to retrieve it. Then he handed the charm to me, washed and dried, and with a smile. Also saying they are available 24 hours a day. Despite all of the positives, I must say that I found pillow’s uncomfortable. Too thick, I think. They would good for being propped up to watch tv but for sleeping, seemed too dense. Also, I can definitely appreciate a good tuck on the bedding but this tucking was next level. Mummy tight. We loved being able to take the boat over to CityWalk. Super convenient. Also walked over once and the walk was nice. Landscaping could use some TLC. Overall a great experience. Would definitely stay here again

    Jan 29, 2023
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Favorite UO Hotel

    My husband and I absolutely LOVE this hotel. We have stayed there many times. We love the smell of the lobby. The beds are so soft and comfortable. Even the cleaning staff is friendly. Anytime we have ever had any questions or issues, the hotel staff always delivers. The best restaurants of any of the hotels are also on site.

    Jan 29, 2023
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