All three of the onsite Loews hotels are readily accessible to both parks and City Walk. You can take a boat shuttle from your hotel to the park gates, walk along a well lit path or hop on one of the bicycle rickshaws.
The Royal Pacific doesn’t have the reasonably priced Kid Suites like the two other premium hotels but they will give you two connecting rooms so you can have some privacy but the kiddies will be close by. The restaurants are decent, the service is fantastic throughout the hotel and the pool is lovely if you need a break from the park. Also, older kids get Music Download cards and the young ones get a welcome goodie bag. Loews really knows how to do family.
There is a character breakfast in the mornings, try to book when you make reservations. Your kids will love it.
The biggest benefit for the Loews Hotels is that each registered guest gets an automatic Express Pass for free. This is a big deal. The passes can run anywhere from $60-$100 per day per person depending on the time of year. If you stay at a Loews (not including Cabana Bay) you get one for the all the days of stay including your check-in and check-out days. You also get to go in to the Harry Potter sections of the Park 1 hour prior to the General Public. This is important.
We have stayed with our family on one night for the $300 per room range for two rooms just to save the $800 would would have paid for the Express Passes alone.
An Express Unlimited pass gets you into the short line for all the eligible rides as many times as you want. On days with 90 minute waits for some rides, you will be forced to shell out for the passes or just really really wish you had.
Harry Potter is NOT eligible for the Express Pass. This is why early access for hotel guests is great. Go and do the Harry Potter stuff first thing in the morning with your extra hour of access before you have to fight off the Hordes. Then you can ride on your zippity quick Express Pass for the rest of the day. Later you can be sipping a cold beer watching those poor suckers who weren’t smart like you wilting in line and praying for death to come.