Top theme park hotel spotlight: Universal's Portofino Bay and Hard Rock Hotels
Written by Robert Niles
With two roller coaster premieres last Thursday, I didn't have a chance to post our weekly feature on one of the hotels vying for this year's 'best hotel' award in the 2009 Theme Park Insider Awards. So today, we'll put the spotlight on two, both from the Universal Orlando Resort.Tweet
We'll start with Universal's Portofino Bay Hotel, the 2002 winner of the Best Theme Park Hotel Award.
Also up for consideration is Universal's Hard Rock Hotel.
Both hotels, along with Universal's Royal Pacific, offer unlimited front-of-the-line access to attractions at Universal Studios Florida and Universal's Islands of Adventure, earning both hotels wide-spread praise from Theme Park Insider readers, in addition to the hotels' accommodations, dining and services.
If you've stayed in one (or both) of these hotels within the past year, please click on their names to go to their Theme Park Insider listing pages, where you can submit your rating and comment.
We'll announce the winners on the Fourth of July, based on cumulative reader ratings submitted over the past 12 months. That's why it's important that you click over to our park listings page to submit your rating for any rides, shows, restaurants and hotels you've been to over the past year. Just pick the parks you've visited in that time, click their names on that page, then click on the locations you'd like to rate.
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