Orlando Hotels

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Universal Orlando has several hotels that are part of its Resort. When you stay at one of their properties, you receive several benefits including early entry to parks, transportation to the parks and city walk, Room Key Charging, Package Room Delivery, and is some cases, FREE Express Passes. The amenities at these resorts seem endless.

Value

Universal Endless Summer Resort – This resort is comprised of two hotels; Surfside Inn & Suites and Dockside Inn & Suites

Surfside Inn & Suites will open July of 2019. This affordable location will feature beach themed rooms, hotel decor, and themed pools.


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Dockside Inn & Suites will open May of 2020. This affordable location will focus on coastal themes and they will be shown through the hotel.

Both hotels will have standard rooms sleeping up to 4 as well as suites that will sleep up to 6 in a 2-bedroom layout and offers a kitchenette. Rates are as low as $85/night.

The amenities at both Endless Summer Hotels are great and truly enhance a Universal Vacation:

  • Food Court open for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and quick grab options
  • Pool Bar
  • Coffee Shop
  • Pizza Delivery to your Room
  • Lobby Bar
  • 2 large pools, a children’s splashpad, sand beaches
  • Daily Poolside Activities
  • Game Room
  • Fitness Center
  • Universal Gift Shop

Prime Value Hotel

Universal’s Aventura Hotel

Universal’s Aventura Hotel offers sprawling views of all three theme parks. It is sleek and modern and that theme is carried through the hotel. Rooms start at $120.

Standard rooms sleep up to four. They offer separate bath/vanity areas. The kids suites that are offered sleep up to 5. It has a really cool little area where two twin beds are stowed away to accommodate the kids. This leaves the main area for a great spot for the adults. It has a King bed and a sofa that converts into a sleeper.

Amenities Include:

  • Bar 17 Bistro – This bar and restaurant is on the rooftop of the hotel. Definitely check this spot out!
  • Food Court Urban Pantry – Open for Breakfast, lunch, dinner & snacks.
  • barVentura Lobby Bar
  • Bar Sol Pool Bar
  • Starbucks
  • Large Pool & Kid’s Splash Zone
  • Fire Pit
  • Fitness Center
  • Games Room
  • Universal Store
  • Resort Kids Camps – Kids can get dropped off and are taken care of

Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort

The theming of this resort really makes it stand out with its Retro Beach feel. Standard rooms start at $120 and offer two queen beds and sleep up to 4. Family suites are offered at this hotel as well starting at $160. These suites are very spacious. They will sleep up to 6 with two queen beds and a sleeper sofa. It offers a sliding door for the bathroom which separates it into three sections – so easy for multiple people to get ready. In addition, it has a kitchenette with fridge, microwave & sink.

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Amenities Include:

  • Short walk to Volcano Bay
  • Character appearances
  • Food Court Bayliner Diner
  • Poolside Hideaway Bar & Grill
  • Pool Bar Atomic Tonic
  • Galaxy Bowl Restaurant
  • Lobby Bar Swizzle Lounge
  • Starbucks
  • Pizza Delivery
  • Hotel Dining Shuttle – takes you to other resorts to visit their restaurants – reservations required

Preferred Hotel

Loews Sapphire Falls Resort

This Caribbean themed resort is a beautiful island escape right on Universal Property. Standard rooms offer separate bath/vanity areas and sleep up to 5 with roll-away. They start at $168/night. There are several suite options at this hotel. Suites sleep 3-5 depending on category. Some have balconies as well! These start at $252/night

Amenities include:

  • Caribbean Carnaval Dinner Show – tickets & reservations required
  • Amatista Cookhouse – island themed restaurant
  • Strong Water Tavern – Rum & tapas bar
  • Poolside Restaurant – Drhum Club Kantine
  • 24-hr room service
  • Large pool with sand beach, water slide & hot tub
  • Cabanas for rent
  • Fire Pit
  • Poolside activities
  • Fitness Center
  • Games Room
  • Walk/jogging Path
  • Universal Shop

Premier Hotels

Loews Royal Pacific Resort – Includes FREE Universal Express Unlimited

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This tropical & exotic hotel has a great Polynesian Theme. Standard rooms start at $228 and can sleep up to 5 with roll-away. Club level rooms allow guests to access the private Royal Club Lounge, they receive concierge services as well as a complimentary breakfast & evening cocktail hour. These rooms start at $312/night. Rooms in this category sleep 3-5 with roll-away depending on which room is chosen. Suites are also available at this hotel. Lowes Royal Pacific Resort is home to the Jurrasic World Kid’s Suite which are two bedroom and sleep up to 5! Other suites are offered as well and within the categories, they accommodate 3 – 8. Suites start at $336/night.

Amenities Include:

  • Free Universal Express Unlimited
  • Priority Seating at Restaurants
  • Despicable Me Character Breakfast
  • Wantilan Luau – Dinner Show
  • Islands Dining Room – Buffet breakfast and Pan Asian Menu for Dinner
  • Jake’s American Bar – Drinks/Appetizers and Live Entertainment
  • Orchid Court Lounge & Sushi Bar
  • 24-hr Room Service
  • Lagoon style Pool & Water Play Area
  • Cabana Rental
  • Poolside Activities
  • Torch Lighting Ceremony – Fire dancer, music, and more
  • Games Room
  • Fitness Center
  • Walk/Jogging Paths
  • Craft Brews & Specialty Meals
  • Gift Shop
  • Resort Kid Camps – onsite activity center were kids will be watched and provided activities while parents go out (Additional Fee)

Hard Rock Hotel – Includes FREE Universal Express Unlimited

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The rock star theme at this hotel is fun and immersive! Standard rooms start at $252 and can sleep up to 5 with roll-away. Club level rooms allow guests to access the private Royal Club Lounge, they receive concierge services as well as a complimentary breakfast & evening cocktail hour. These rooms start at $352/night. Rooms in this category sleep 3-5 with roll-away depending on which room is chosen. Suites are also available at this hotel. The Hard Rock Hotel is home to the Future Rock Star Suite and The Graceland Suite. Other suites are offered as well and within the categories, they accommodate 3 – 5. Suites start at $416/night.

Amenities Include:

  • Includes FREE Universal Express Unlimited
  • Priority Seating at Restaurants
  • The Kitchen
  • The Palm
  • Emack & Bolio’s Marketpalce – Ice Cream, Smoothies, & Coffee
  • Velvet Bar – Cocktails & appetizers
  • Beachclub – Poolside Bar & Grill
  • 24-hr Room Service
  • Large Pool, slide, hot tubs
  • Underwater Pool Soundsystem
  • Volleyball
  • Poolside Activities
  • Rock out in your room! Guitar rental program
  • Concerts
  • Games Room
  • Fitness Center
  • Gift Shop
  • Resort Kid Camps – onsite activity center were kids will be watched and provided activities while parents go out (Additional Fee)

Loews Portofino Bay Hotel – FREE Unlimited Express Pass

This hotel is set in a bay side village in Italy. Standard rooms start at $272 and can sleep up to 5 with roll-away. Club level rooms allow guests to access the private Royal Club Lounge, they receive concierge services as well as a complimentary breakfast & evening cocktail hour. These rooms start at $372/night and sleep up to 5 with roll-away. Suites are also available at this hotel. Portofino Bay is home to the Despicable Me Kid’s suite! It can sleep up to 5 with roll-away. Other suites are offered as well and within the categories, they accommodate up to 5. Suites start at $256/night.

Amenities Include:

  • Includes FREE Universal Express Unlimited
  • Priority Seating at Restaurants
  • Mama Della’s Ristorante – Authentic Italian
  • Bice Restaurant – Elegant Steakhouse
  • Trattoria del Porto – Family dining
  • Sal’s Market Deli – Pizzas, salads, snacks
  • Lobby Bar – Bar American
  • Waterfront Bar – Thirsty Fish (21 & older)
  • Poolside Bar & Grill – Splendido
  • Gelateria
  • Starbucks
  • 24-hr room service
  • Beach pool with slide, childrens pool, hot tubs
  • Villa Pool
  • Hillside Pool
  • Cabanas for rent
  • Poolside Activities
  • Games Room
  • Gift Shop
  • Spa & Fitness Center
  • Walk/Jogging Path
  • Evening Music with Harbor Nights
  • Resort Kid Camps – onsite activity center were kids will be watched and provided activities while parents go out (Additional Fee)