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Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort

Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort

Hayes & Jarvis Rating
Average: 3.5 (1 vote)
TripAdvisor Review
20126 Reviews

Affordable family fun

Enjoy vibrant, retro-style with rooms and suites brilliantly designed for family-sized fun. Relax and play, surrounded by amazing iconic architecture inspired by classic Florida beach resorts of the 1950s and 60s. Savour your choice of scrumptious selections in the incredible food court. Every day comes with fun for all ages with two massive pools, a winding lazy river, a bowling alley and more.

Guests of all on-site hotels enjoy:

- Early Park Admission† to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ and Universal's Volcano Bay™ one hour before the parks open (ticket required). 

- Complimentary transportation to and from all three theme parks and Universal CityWalk™

- Resort-wide Charging Privileges with room key

- Complimentary delivery of merchandise purchased throughout the resort to your hotel

Legal lines:

HARRY POTTER characters, names and related indicia are © & ™ Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Harry Potter Publishing Rights © JKR. (s17) 

†Requires theme park admission. Early Park Admission begins one (1) hour prior to regular scheduled park opening to either Universal Studios Florida™ or Universal’s Islands of Adventure™ as determined by Universal Orlando and Universal’s Volcano Bay™. Valid at select attractions at each park. Attractions are subject to substitutions without notice. Additional restrictions may apply. Cabana Bay Beach Resort TM & © 2017 UCF Hotel Venture II. All rights reserved.

Universal elements and all related indicia TM & © 2017 Universal Studios. All rights reserved.

  • Early Park Admission† to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ and Universal's Volcano Bay™ one hour before the parks open (ticket required).
  • Vibrant retro-style
  • Two large pools and a Lazy River
  • Complimentary Shuttle Buses and walking paths to the theme parks and CityWalk™
  • Prime Value hotel
  • Ten-lane bowling alley

Hotel Features

Hotel Category

Trusted

Location Type

Theme Park
  • Check-in Time:
    16:00
  • Check-out Time:
    11:00
  • 2200 rooms
  • Minimum age: 21
  • Floors have lift access: Yes

Main Facilities

  • Fitness facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Wifi

Board Basis Options

  • Room Only

For Families

  • Family Rooms
  • Kid's Club
Location Highlights

Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort

  • Theme Park
  • Approx. 20 mins from Orlando International Airport
20126 Reviews 82% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 11573
  • Very Good 5298
  • Average 1929
  • Poor 730
  • Terrible 596

What to Expect

  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness

Reviews

Jul 23, 2019

Weekend Getaway

Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort is a great place for a leisurely getaway. The pools are fantastic and the lazy river is a huge plus. The food at the resort was pretty good, there were lots of choices and reasonably priced.
Jul 23, 2019

We wanted to like it...

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

We had an unexpected night in the area, and wanted both some fun and some rest for our family. We have stayed at portofino bay and royal pacific in the past, and we called universal reservations, who recommended we try Cabana Bay this trip. The agent on the phone talked up the lazy river for fun and comfy rooms for a good night’s sleep. We took their recommendation, and it ended up being a bit of a disappointment for us. There were some pros for us - availability of food choices (particularly quick service, which we haven’t found at some of the other Universal hotels), proximity to Volcano Bay, the pools were nice and had a good bit of seating around them. Then there were some cons - the super long and slow check in line (though the employee who actually checked us in was very friendly), difficulty finding parking anywhere in the area designated for our room, the intertube situation at the lazy river, and the poolside music. Let me explain - the hotel has an awesome lazy river, but you must purchase your own intertube to use at it. The floats available onsite are expensive, particularly for the quality, and the employee who talked up the lazy river before we booked as to why we should stay at cabana bay never mentioned this fact, which would have affected our decision to stay there, or we would’ve brought our own floats. Secondly, we paid a premium for a pool view room, which was talked up to us on the phone, when I specifically mentioned needing rest. I understand there may be some guest noise during pool hours, but I didn’t plan on the hotel itself playing loud poolside music until 11pm and beginning again at 7 something am. It kept our children up at night and woke them up in the morning. If you don’t mind the noise, it’s not an issue, but I would’ve preferred a lesser view and cheaper price for more sleep. The hotel does have a fun retro vibe, and may be great depending on one’s preferences, but we will stay elsewhere on future trips to Universal Orlando.
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