Universal Orlando Resort Hotels

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Planning a stay at a Universal Orlando Resort Hotel? Then you have quite a decision to make between all the options! When visiting the Universal Studios theme parks in Orlando we highly recommend staying on property. Each resort offers a variety of amenities and room options.

This review will cover an overview of every hotel at the Universal Orlando Resort. You’ll also find a downloadable brochure for each resort containing the floor plans of every resort hotel room.

Take a look at all the offerings and then let Firefly Travels reserve the right room for you at the best price. We know you work hard for your vacation, and that’s why we work hard to help light your way to extraordinary travel!

List of Universal Orlando Resort Hotels

Here’s a list of every resort located at Universal Studios Orlando. Each resort listed is grouped by category, so if you are looking for the lowest price start with the value. And if you are looking for higher end you can accelerate all the way to Premier.

Benefits of Staying a a Universal Orlando Resort Hotel

Staying at a Universal Resort Hotel in Orlando does have a few added bonuses that you won’t find when staying off property. Here are the main things you’ll benefit from while staying here:

  • Early Park Admission to The Wizarding World of Harry PotterTM and Universal’s Volcano Bay. With valid theme park admission, you can access these areas one full hour before the theme parks open to regular guests.
  • Free shuttles! Walk right out of your room and catch a shuttle over to your destination for the day!
  • Resort-wide charging privileges with your room key.
  • Complimentary merchandise delivery to your hotel from Universal shops. Not want to drag a package around all day? Have Universal send it over to your hotel. You can always pick it up at your convenience later.
  • Complimentary Club-to-Club access at Universal CityWalk. Just remember that age restrictions apply.

Benefits of Staying at a Premier Resort

Additionally, you’ll find that staying at one of Universal’s Premier Resorts gets you a few extra perks. Not only will you receive all the above benefits, but you’ll also receive these:

  • Universal Express Unlimited Pass-Skip the regular lines with this pass! Normally this is a $129+ ticket upgrade per person, per day. But you get the Express Pass free when reserving premier.
  • You’ll also receive priority seating at select Universal Orlando restaurants.

Endless Summer Surfside

Universal Orlando offers two value resorts, Endless Summer Surfside and Endless Summer Dockside. Dockside is the newest of the Universal Resorts with plans to open in 2020. Room Rates at these value resorts are the most affordable on the property.

Looking for a modern beach vibe for your next vacation stay? From tie-dye curtains accentuating clean white walls to the sea foam green ceiling, you’ll find the rooms here clean and crisp. This minimalistic style offers a nice layout and open feeling to the standard hotel room.

Universal Surfside Standard Room

You can download the full Endless Summer Surfside Brochure here.

Endless Summer Dockside

Dockside Resort as mentioned above is brand new, opening soon! This resort is inspired by the bold colors of sunsets and promotes a vibe of all things coastal. With this resort being so new, we don’t have tons of information yet. Make sure to download the hotel brochure below for all the current details.

Universal Dockside

Download the full Dockside brochure here with room specs.

Standard Amenities for both Surfside and Dockside include:

  • In Room Complimentary Wireless Internet Access
  • Cotton Bed Linens
  • Flat Panel TV’s with HD channel options
  • Smart Room Technology Heating and Air Conditioning
  • Mini-Fridge
  • In-Room Safe
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Separate Bath from Vanity Space
  • Hair Dryer

Cabana Bay Beach Resort

You’ve probably heard of Cabana Bay Beach Resort at Universal Studios. This prime value resort is a step up from the values. Cabana Bay is designed to look like what you would expect from a Florida beachside resort back in the 1950s and 60s.

Cabana Bay Resort

This fun resort sits right next door to Volcano Bay waterpark. You might even consider staying in a volcano view room. A few other neat amenities that this resort offers is its own bowling alley, multiple swimming pools, and a winding river.

I don’t know about you, but I don’t know too many resorts that have their own bowling alley. Make sure to schedule in a resort day here and enjoy everything it has to offer!

Universal Resort Hotels

To preview the room sizes and additional information download the Cabana Bay brochure here.

Cabana Bay Beach Room Amenities include:

  • In Room Complimentary Wireless Internet Access
  • Cotton Bed Linens
  • Flat Panel TV’s with HD channel options
  • Smart Room Technology Heating and Air Conditioning
  • Mini-Fridge
  • In-Room Safe
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Separate Bath from Vanity Space
  • Hair Dryer
  • Cuisinart Single Coffee Pod Brewer
  • Baths here are either shower or shower/tub combination.

Aventura Hotel

Another prime value to take into consideration is the Aventura Hotel. Perhaps the most modern of the resorts, you’ll find this one within easy walking distance to Volcano Bay.

Aventura Amenities are the same as Cabana Bay Beach listed above. The rooms here are sleek and sophisticated with fun, contemporary design.

Aventura Resort Universal

Loews Sapphire Falls Resorts

Want to feel like you have been magically transported to the Caribbean Islands right in the middle of Florida? Loews Sapphire Falls Resort offers a tropical themed feeling designed to make you feel a little bit of island life. You’ll experience this feeling through sights, landscaping, calming sounds, and more!

Loews Sapphire Resort Universal Orlando

Room Amenities at Loews Sapphire Falls Resort include:

  • Complimentary wireless internet
  • Option to upgrade to Premium Plus wireless internet (extra fee)
  • Flat Panel TV
  • In-Room Safe
  • Smart Room technology heating and air conditioning
  • 300 thread count sheets and cotton linens
  • iHome clock radios with docking stations
  • Coffee Maker
  • Mini Fridge
  • Iron and Ironing Board
  • Separate Bath and Vanity Area
  • Hair Dryer and Make-Up Mirror
  • 24 Hour Room Service

Below is a photo of a standard guest room at Loews Sapphire Falls. These rooms average 321 square feet and the resort offers over 900 rooms with this layout. You can expect to receive a King bed with a pullout sofa or two queen beds as pictured. King Bed Rooms accommodate up to four guests, while the queen can accommodate up to five.

These rooms come with standard, pool, and lagoon views.

Standard Room at Loews Sapphire Falls Universal Orlando

There is also the option to upgrade to a King Suite coming in at around 595 square feet. While larger in size, these rooms only accommodate up to 4 guests (3 adults and 1 child).

For the most fun rooms you might want to consider a Kids Suites at Sapphire Falls. These unique rooms offer a private bedroom area for children, connected only to the adults room and accommodate up to five guests. The resort has 36 total of these room offerings. Make sure to check out the floor plan in the brochure below if this is something that interests your family.

For those looking for a room offering all the bells and whistles consider these other options:

  • Sapphire Suites
  • Hospitality Suites
  • Presidential Suites

Get the full brochure for Loews Sapphire Falls Resort here.

Loews Portofino Bay Hotel

The Premier Resorts are the highest tier category of resorts at Universal Orlando. Here you’ll find luxury-themed style and class that helps make the perfect vacation experience.

For those of you with dreams of travel to Italy or any similar Mediterranean destination, you might find yourself right at home at Portofino Bay Resort. Expect the real look and feel of a seaside village including a grand piazza, outdoor cafes, and scenic harbor.

Room Amenities at Portofino Bay include:

  • Complimentary wireless internet
  • Option to upgrade to Premium Plus wireless internet (extra fee)
  • Flat Panel TV
  • Smart Room technology heating and air conditioning
  • 300 thread count sheets and cotton linens
  • iHome clock radios with docking stations
  • Coffee Maker
  • Mini Fridge
  • Iron and Ironing Board
  • Separate Bath and Vanity Area
  • Hair Dryer and Make-Up Mirror
  • Bath Robes
  • 24 Hour Room Service

Here is a photo of a standard queen bedroom at this Italian-themed resort. These rooms all offer Garden or Bay views and come in at around 450 square feet. Each room also offers either a king bed or two queen beds. The resort offers 440 of these style rooms accommodating three to five guests depending on bed type.

Portofino Bay Resort Room Universal Orlando

Additionally, the resort offers deluxe rooms that are a bit larger than standard at approximately 490 square feet.

Those visiting with extended family might want to consider a Parlor Suite at Portofino Bay. The parlor suite portion comes in at 450 square feet and is attached to a garden or bay view room. The combination of both rooms can accommodate up to seven guests total.

Portofino Bay is also home to the Despicable Me Kids’ Suite. If you reserve this room, make sure to keep it as a surprise until you arrive at the resort. Like similar Universal Orlando resorts, this connects to a king size guest room with the only connecting access from the kids suite is to the adult room.

Lastly there are a few other room options at Portofino Bay to inquire about if desired:

  • Villa Parlor Suites
  • Hospitality Parlor Suites
  • Governatore Suites
  • Presidente Suite

Download the Portofino Bay brochure guide here.

Hard Rock Hotel

Wanting to live that rock ‘n’ roll lifestyle while on vacation? You know the one that offers tons of excitement but that’s also seemingly laidback? The Hard Rock Hotel might just be your perfect vacation escape.

Hard Rock Hotel Universal Orlando

Hard Rock Hotel offers the following amenities:

  • Complimentary wireless internet
  • Option to upgrade to Premium Plus wireless internet (extra fee)
  • Flat Panel TV
  • Smart Room technology heating and air conditioning
  • 300 thread count sheets and cotton linens
  • iHome clock radios with docking stations
  • Coffee Maker
  • Mini Fridge
  • Iron and Ironing Board
  • Separate Bath and Vanity Area
  • Hair Dryer and Make-Up Mirror
  • Bath Robes
  • 24 Hour Room Service

You’ll find standard rooms at the Hard Rock Hotel with traditional upgrades such as garden and pool view rooms. Standard rooms come in at about 375 square feet, and the resort offers close to 600 of these category rooms. Additionally, you’ll find that the resort offers 90 club level designated rooms. Each standard room offers two queen size beds and accommodates up to five guests.

Hard Rock Hotel Rooms at Universal Resort Orlando

A nice upgrade at the Hard Rock Hotel is the Deluxe King Room. There are only about sixteen of these rooms available so reserving them sometimes be challenging. These rooms come in at 400 square feet and offer a king size bed with an extra pull out sofa bed. These newly updated rooms also offer a lot of extra functionality with built in counter for dining or working.

Hard Rock Hotel also offers a Deluxe Queen Room. This room boasts 500 square feet and accommodates up to five guests with two queen beds and a pull out sofa.

Anyone wanting to live the full rock star life at the Hard Rock Hotel will want to reserve the Future Rock Star Suite. This suite comes in at 800 square feet and you’ll find that the layout of the children’s standard queen bedroom only connects to the adults king area.

Lastly, there are a few more executive suites at the Hard Rock Hotel. Don’t forget to ask us for a quote if these interest you:

  • King Suites
  • Hospitality Suites
  • The Graceland Suite

Preview room specs and more with the full Hard Rock Hotel brochure here.

Loews Royal Pacific Resort

Most guests will be delighted when they are greeted by the exotic South Seas paradise that is Royal Pacific Resort. Live the Polynesian lifestyle while on vacation at this tropical resort. You might find yourself not wanting to leave the comfort and relaxation of this resort while staying here.

Universal Resort Hotel in Orlando Royal Pacific

A few of the amenities  at Loews Royal Pacific include:

  • Complimentary wireless internet access in each guest room and throughout most common areas of the resort.
  • 300 thread count, 100% cotton bed linens
  • Flat Panel TV with HD channels
  • Coffee Maker
  • Mini Fridge
  • In Room Safe
  • Iron with Ironing Board
  • Separate bath and vanity area
  • Two Sinks
  • Hair Dryer and Make-Up Mirror
  • Bathrobes
  • Complimentary Daily Newspaper (Upon Request)
  • Complimentary Turndown Service (Upon Request)
  • 24 Hour Room Service

The standard and water view rooms at Royal Pacific are approximately 335 square feet. The resort has just over 4800 guest rooms including 50 club level rooms. Each standard guest room comes with either a king or two queen beds. With King bedrooms accommodating up to three guests, and queen rooms accommodating up to five guests.

Universal Resort Hotel Room Royal Pacific

King Suites at Royal Pacific run about 670 square feet in size, the resort offers 28 of these style rooms. Inside you’ll find a King size bed with a separate living area that has a pull out sofa-bed. These suites accommodate up to four guests total, with a maximum of three adults.

Royal Pacific is also where you’ll find fun-themed rooms like Jurassic World Kids’ Suites. These suites come in at about 370 square feet and there are eight available at the hotel. Each suite has a standard king bedroom for adults and connects to a separate room for children. The children’s rooms open only into the adults’ room. These suites accommodate up to five guests.

If you really want the most luxurious suites available there are also a few options. Make sure to check out the following room types in the Loews Resort guide below:

  • Hospitality Parlor Suites
  • Royal Parlor Suites
  • Presidential Suites

Don’t miss a detail about Loews Royal Pacific Resort, get the full brochure here.

Reserving a Universal Orlando Resort

As you can see Universal doesn’t make it an easy task when it comes to deciding on which resort to stay at on vacation. We hope that this overview of each Universal Orlando Resort offered you an opportunity to narrow things down a bit. But we also understand that you might still have questions.

Firefly’s commitment is to help you plan the best vacation possible for the price that works for you. We are here for you not only before your vacation, but during and after as well. And that’s the kind of thing that keeps our clients returning year after year to plan their next vacation!

And whether you have questions or are just ready to reserve a room, we’re here to help. Fill out our contact form below and a Firefly Travel agent will contact you to follow up shortly.

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