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Stay amongst the fun! Staying onsite at Universal Orlando Resort

Your Universal Orlando fun doesn’t need to end when you leave the parks - stay onsite and ‘Stay in the Awesome!’


A Universal vacation is packed full of fun from the moment you arrive, so why not keep it going when you leave the park? When you stay onsite at Universal Orlando Resort, each day comes with more fun and even exclusive theme park benefits in some hotels. Getting to the park is easier onsite, and making purchases is easier when you stay onsite. Holidays can be so stressful, why not make it as stress-free and seamless once you get there!



Benefits of staying onsite

When you stay onsite at Universal Orlando Resort, you don’t just get a bed to sleep in, you get the rockstar treatment!

FREE Universal Express Unlimited Ride Access

When you stay at a Premier hotel onsite, you can really call yourself a VIP when you skip the regular lines at both Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure! (Valid theme park admission required; select attractions.)

Early Park Admission

As a Resort guest, you can start your day earlier and beat the crowds, making it even easier to ride all the rides you want! (Valid theme park admission required; select attractions.)

Free & Easy Transport to the Parks

When you stay onsite you’re so close to the action that it’s just a hop, skip, and a jump to the parks. Make the trip even easier with free shuttles and even water taxis!

All You Need is Your Room Key

Because you’re staying at a Universal property, you don’t even need to carry around cash or your own cards! Just use your room key to charge purchases at stores and dining locations to your room!

Get Everything Delivered to your Room

When you’re in the parks, there are shopping opportunities all around – who doesn’t love a souvenir? What I don’t love is carrying around my bags afterward and having to find space for them in free lockers when I go on rides. No need to worry about that when you stay onsite – they’ll deliver your purchases straight to the hotel!



Value Hotels

These hotels are tailor-made to fit almost any budget while still giving you that real Universal feel and quality. If you’re travelling with family, or just want some extra space, these hotels also have very spacious 2-bedroom suites! These are a little further from the parks but still on property – so not in walking distance.

Perks:

  • Early Theme Park Admission (valid theme park admission required; select attractions)

  • Complimentary shuttle buses between your hotel and the parks and CityWalk

Hotels in this tier:

Universal’s Endless Summer Resort – Dockside Inn and Suites

  • Top Amenities: pool, quick-casual dining

  • Resort theming: Sand, sea, and sunsets

  • Room types:

  • Standard and Standard Pool View: All Standard rooms are 313 square feet and sleep 4 people with 2 queen beds and a separate 2-compartment bathroom. Pool view rooms have a view of the main pool

  • 2-Bedroom Suite, 2-Bedroom Suite Pool View: All 2-bedroom suites are 440 square feet and sleep up to 6 people with 3 queen beds - 2 in the main area and 1 in a separate bedroom - and a 2-compartment bathroom - with 3 sinks! Pool view suites have a view of the main pool

Universal’s Endless Summer Resort – Surfside Inn and Suites

  • Top Amenities: pool, quick-casual dining

  • Resort theming: Sunny, beachy resort

  • Room types:

  • Standard and Standard Pool View: All Standard rooms are 313 square feet and sleep 4 people with 2 queen beds and a separate 2-compartment bathroom. Pool view rooms have a view of the main pool

  • 2-Bedroom Suite, 2-Bedroom Suite Pool View: All 2-bedroom suites are 440 square feet and sleep up to 6 people with 3 queen beds - 2 in the main area and 1 in a separate bedroom - and a 2-compartment bathroom - with 3 sinks! Pool view suites have a view of the main pool



Prime Value Hotels

A little upgrade from the value tier, these hotels will also fit almost every budget and are designed with fun in mind! Located close to Volcano Bay, you can walk to the water park and even to the main parks. If you’re bringing the kids, or just want some extra space, both hotels offer Kids or Family Suites!

Perks:

  • Early Theme Park Admission (valid theme park admission required; select attractions)

  • Complimentary shuttle buses between your hotel and the parks and CityWalk

  • Walking paths straight to Volcano Bay (theme park admission required to enter, closed seasonally)

Hotels in this tier:

Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort

  • Top Amenities: winding river, bowling alley, Volcano view rooms

  • Resort theming: Retro fun

  • Room types:

  • Standard, Standard Poolside, Standard Volcano Bay View: All Standard rooms are around 300 square feet and sleep up to 4 people with 2 queen beds and a 2-compartment bathroom. Poolside rooms have a view overlooking the tropical-style pool area. Volcano Bay view rooms have views of Krakatau and its surrounding tropical landscape.

  • Family Suite - Interior or exterior entry, Poolside Family Suite - Interior or exterior entry: All Family suites are 430 square feet up to 6 with 2 queen beds and a pull-out sofa, and a 3-compartment bathroom. Suites include a small kitchenette. Interior entry rooms are accessed from inside the main hotel area. Exterior entry are on the ground floor and are accessed from outside. Poolside suites have views and/or easy access to the pool courtyards.

Universal’s Aventura Hotel

  • Top Amenities: rooftop bar, Volcano view rooms, kids splash zone

  • Resort theming: Sleek and modern

  • Room types:

  • Standard 2 Queen, Standard King, Skyline View 2 Queen: All Standard rooms are between 238-314 square feet and sleep up to 4 people - 2 Queen rooms have 2 queen beds, King rooms have 1 king bed and a pull-out sofa - along with a 2-compartment bathroom. Skyline View rooms have views of Universal Orlando Resort or the Orlando skyline.

  • Kids Suite, Skyline View Kids Suite: All Kids suites are 575 square feet and sleep up to 5 with 1 king bed, 2 twin beds, a convertible couch, and a large spacious bathroom. Skyline View suites have views of Universal Orlando Resort or the Orlando skyline.



Preferred Hotels

Add a bit of luxury without breaking the bank. Preferred hotels have impressive amenities all within a mid-range budget. If you’re looking for luxury but don’t want to pay premier rates, this is the tier for you!

Perks:

  • Early Theme Park Admission (valid theme park admission required; select attractions)

  • Complimentary water taxi transportation

  • Complimentary shuttle buses between your hotel and the parks and CityWalk

  • Walking paths straight to Volcano Bay (theme park admission required to enter, closed seasonally)

Hotel in this tier:

Loews Sapphire Falls Resort

  • Top Amenities: largest pool, casual service dining

  • Resort theming: Caribbean island paradise

  • Room types:

  • Standard, Lagoon View Standard, Pool View Standard: All Standard rooms are between 321 square feet and sleep up to 4 people with either 2 queen beds or 1 king and a rollaway. Lagoon View rooms have views overlooking the lagoon and the water taxis. Pool View rooms have views overlooking the pool.

  • Kids Suites: All Kids suites are 529 square feet and can sleep up to 5 people with 1 king bed, 2 twin beds, and a rollaway, over 2 bedrooms, and a 2-compartment bathroom. If you also reserve an interconnecting Standard 2 Queen room you can sleep up to 10 people in three bedrooms.



Premier Hotels

With distinguished service, high-class amenities, and spacious accommodations, if you’re looking to stay in the lap of luxury at Universal Orlando Resort, Premier hotels are for you. Stay in a Club Level room for even more indulgence.

Perks:

  • FREE Universal Express Unlimited ride access to skip the regular lines at most attractions in Universal’s Islands of Adventure and Universal Studios Florida (valid theme park admission required; select attractions)

  • Early Theme Park Admission (valid theme park admission required; select attractions)

  • Complimentary shuttle buses between your hotel and the parks and CityWalk

  • Walking paths straight to CityWalk and the parks (theme park admission required to enter, closed seasonally)

Hotels in this tier:

Loews Royal Pacific Resort

  • Top Amenities: fine dining, Wantilan Luau

  • Resort theming: Polynesian paradise

  • Room Types:

  • Standard Garden View, Standard Water View: All Standard rooms are 335 square feet and can sleep up to 3 people with 1 king bed and a rollaway or 5 people with 2 queen beds and a rollaway with a 2-compartment bathroom. Garden view rooms have views of the tropical grounds. Water view rooms have views of either the lagoon pool or waterways that connect the resort to the theme parks.

  • Club Level: Staying in these rooms gives you access to the Royal Club Lounge with perks like complimentary continental breakfast and evening drinks and nibbles.

  • Standard: All Standard Club Level rooms are 335 square feet and can sleep up to 3 people with 1 king bed and a rollaway or 5 people with 2 queen beds and a rollaway with a 2-compartment bathroom.

  • 1-Bedroom Royal Hospitality Suites: These Club Level 1-bedroom suites are 1,025 square feet and can sleep up to 3 people with 1 king bed and a rollaway or 5 people with 2 queen beds and a rollaway with 2 bathrooms. There is a spacious living area and a small kitchen.

  • 2-Bedroom Royal Hospitality Suites: These Club Level 2-bedroom suites are 1,380 square feet and can sleep up to 10 people with 1 king bed, 2 queen beds, a pull-out sofa, and a rollaway with 3 bathrooms. There is a spacious living area and a small kitchen.

  • Suites:

  • Jurassic World Kids' Suites: These 670 square feet suites sleep up to 5 with 1 king bed, 2 twin beds and a rollaway, and a 2-compartment bathroom. The separate kids' room is heavily Jurassic World themed with gyrosphere beds and dinosaur art.

  • King Suites: These 670 square feet suites sleep up to 4 people with 1 king bed and a pull-out sofa and a 2-compartment bathroom. Your bedroom and living area are separate for optimum relaxation.

  • 1-Bedroom Hospitality Suites: These 1-bedroom suites are 1,025 square feet and can sleep up to 3 people with 1 king bed and a rollaway or 5 people with 2 queen beds and a rollaway with 2 bathrooms. There is a spacious living area and a small kitchen.

  • 2-Bedroom Hospitality Suites: These 2-bedroom suites are 1,380 square feet and can sleep up to 10 people with 1 king bed, 2 queen beds, a pull-out sofa, and a rollaway with 3 bathrooms. There is a spacious living area and a small kitchen.

  • Presidential Suite: This large and exclusive suite is 1,340 square feet and sleeps up to 3 people with 1 king bed and a rollaway with 1 full bathroom - with a huge oversized double shower - and a half bath off the living area and small kitchen area.

Hard Rock Hotel®

  • Top Amenities: fine dining, monthly concerts, musical instruments for loan

  • Resort theming: Rock 'n' Roll

  • Room types:

  • Garden View, Pool View: All Standard rooms are 375 square feet and can sleep up to 5 people with 2 queen beds and a rollaway with a 2-compartment bathroom. Garden view rooms have views of the grounds. Pool view rooms have views of the massive pool.

  • Deluxe: These large rooms range from 400-500 square feet and sleep up to 4 people with 1 king bed and pull-out sofa or 5 people with 2 queen beds and pull-out sofa, with a 2-compartment bathroom.

  • Club Level: Rooms and suites on the Club Level have access to the exclusive and luxurious Rock Royalty lounge, with perks like complimentary continental breakfast and evening drinks and nibbles.

  • Club Guest: All Club Guest rooms are 375 square feet and can sleep up to 4 people with 1 king bed and a rollaway or 5 people with 2 queen beds and a rollaway with a 2-compartment bathroom.

  • Kids Suites: These 2-bedroom suites are 800 square feet and can sleep up to 5 people with 1 king bed, 2 twin beds, and a rollaway with a 2-compartment bathroom.

  • King Suites: These large suites are 650 square feet and can sleep up to 4 people with 1 king bed and a pull-out sofa with a spacious bathroom.

  • Suites:

  • Future Rock Star Suites: These 2-bedroom suites are 800 square feet and can sleep up to 5 people with 1 king bed, 2 twin beds, and a rollaway with a 2-compartment bathroom.

  • King Suites: These large suites are 650 square feet and can sleep up to 4 people with 1 king bed and a pull-out sofa with a spacious bathroom.

  • 1-Bedroom Hospitality Suites: These 1-bedroom suites are 1,250 square feet and can sleep up to 4 people with 1 king bed and a pull-out sofa with 1 bathroom. There is a spacious living area and a small kitchen.

  • 2-Bedroom Hospitality Suites: These 2-bedroom suites are 1,600 square feet and can sleep up to 9 people with 1 king bed, 2 queen beds, a pull-out sofa, and a rollaway with 2 bathrooms. There is a spacious living area and a small kitchen.

  • Graceland Suite: This massive 2,000 square feet suite makes you feel like the King of Rock'n'Roll. The suite can sleep up to 2 guests in 1 king bed with a spacious bathroom, complete with a whirlpool tub! The large living area has an extra bathroom off it, a dining and seating area, as well as a baby grand piano!

Loews Portofino Bay Hotel

  • Top Amenities: fine dining, spa service, nightly serenading in the Piazza

  • Resort theming: Italian Riviera

  • Room types:

  • Garden View, Bay View: All Standard rooms are 450 square feet and can sleep up to 3 people with 1 king bed and a rollaway or 5 people with 2 queen beds and a rollaway with 1 bathroom. Garden view rooms have views of the manicured and landscaped grounds. Bay view rooms have views of the recreated Italian Riviera.

  • Deluxe: These rooms are 490 square feet and can sleep up to 3 people with 1 king bed and a rollaway or 5 people with 2 queen beds and a rollaway with 1 bathroom.

  • Club Level: Guests staying on the Club Level have access to the massive Portofino Club Lounge serving continental breakfast as well as complimentary beverages and snacks throughout the day.

  • Club Guest: These rooms are 490 square feet and can sleep up to 3 people with 1 king bed and a rollaway or 5 people with 2 queen beds and a rollaway with 1 bathroom.

  • 1-Bedroom Villa Suite: These well-appointed suites are 1,130 square feet and sleeps up to 5 people with 1 king bed, pull-out sofa, and a rollaway or 7 people with 2 queen beds, pull-out sofa, and a rollaway and 2 bathrooms.

  • 2-Bedroom Villa Suite: These well-appointed suites are 1,600 square feet and sleeps up to 10 people with 1 king bed, 2 queen beds, pull-out sofa, a rollaway, and 3 bathrooms.

  • Suites:

  • Minions Kids Suites: This 650 square feet 2-bedroom suite can sleep up to 5 people with 1 king bed, 2 twin beds, and a rollaway with a spacious bathroom. The separate kids' room is themed to the Despicable Me films.

  • 1-bedroom Portofino Suites: These 1-bedroom suites are 900 square feet and can sleep up to 5 people with 1 king bed, pull-out bed, and a rollaway or 7 people with 2 queen beds, pull-out bed, and a rollaway with 2 bathrooms.

  • 2-bedroom Portofino Suites: These 2-bedroom suites are 1,350 square feet and can sleep up to 10 people with 1 king bed, 2 queen beds, pull-out bed, and rollaways with 3 bathrooms.

  • 1-Bedroom Villa Suites: These well-appointed suites are 1,130 square feet and sleeps up to 5 people with 1 king bed, pull-out sofa, and a rollaway or 7 people with 2 queen beds, pull-out sofa, and a rollaway and 2 bathrooms.

  • 2-Bedroom Villa Suites: These well-appointed suites are 1,600 square feet and sleeps up to 10 people with 1 king bed, 2 queen beds, pull-out sofa, a rollaway, and 3 bathrooms.

  • 1-Bedroom Hospitality Suites: These well-appointed suites are 1,130 square feet and sleeps up to 6 people with 1 king bed, murphy bed, and a rollaway or 8 people with 2 queen beds, murphy bed, and rollaways and 2 bathrooms.

  • 2-Bedroom Villa Suites: These well-appointed suites are 1,820 square feet and sleeps up to 10 people with 1 king bed, 2 queen beds, murphy bed, rollaways, and 3 bathrooms.

  • Governatore Suite: This spacious suite is 2,265 square feet and can sleep up to 3 people with 1 king bed and a rollaway with 2 bathrooms. The expansive living area opens onto a balcony that overlooks the harbour.

  • Presidente Suite: This spacious suite is 2,725 square feet and can sleep up to 3 people with 1 king bed and a rollaway with 2 bathrooms. The expansive living area opens onto a balcony that overlooks the harbour. There is also a separate office space.


Staying onsite really is the best (and sometimes more affordable) way to continue your Universal Orlando experience once you leave the parks.


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