Why stay at one of the Hotels at Universal Orlando Resort?

There are a number of reasons why you might want to stay at one of the Hotels at Universal Orlando Resort. For one, the location of the Universal Hotels is great. If you stay at one of the Universal Orlando Premier Resorts, you will be close enough to walk to the parks. Transportation is another fantastic reason to stay at a Universal Orlando Hotel. Some of the Universal Resorts offer water taxis to the front of the parks but all of the resorts have bus transportation. In addition to these main reasons, there are also some great perks when you stay at one of the onsite properties.

Benefits for all Universal Orlando Resort Guests

It doesn’t matter which Universal Resort you stay at, all of these perks are provided for each guest staying at one of the onsite resorts.

  • Early Park Admission (Must have valid park tickets to gain early access)
  • Complimentary Transportation – Bus and Water Taxi operations can take you to City Walk, Universal Studios, and Islands of Adventure.
    Note: The water taxi does not provide service to all of the Universal Resorts
  • Free Merchandise Delivery – any items you purchase while in the Theme Parks and be delivered to your room, free of charge
  • Charging privileges throughout the Resort – just use your room key to pay as you go through the Universal Resort area
  • Wake up with a Character Call – Have one of the Characters at Universal make a call to your room to get everyone going in the morning

If you decide to upgrade to one of the Universal Orlando Premier Resorts, additional benefits are added to you stay. While these Hotels at Universal Orlando Resort are more expensive, after you weigh what you get when staying, it might be worth your consideration.

  • Universal Express Pass Unlimited – These passes are amazing and allow you to skip the regular line at many of the rides at Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure.
    Note: Universal Express Pass is not valid at the Volcano Bay Water Park (at least at the time of adding this article). Be sure to check when booking for the latest perks when staying at any of the Universal Orlando Resorts.
  • Select restaurants offer priority seating for Premier guests

Surfside Inn and Suites

 7000 Universal Blvd, Orlando, Fl 32819
| 3 Star Rating
Front Entrance to the Universal Endless Summer Resort Surfside Inn and Suites 1000
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  • 2 Bedroom Suites
  • Family Suites
  • Heated Pools
  • Free Universal Shuttle
  • Universal Resort
  • Universal Value Resort
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Universal Value Hotel

Surf’s up, when you stay at the Surfside Inn and Suites. Surfboards throughout this Universal Orlando Value Resort, sets the tone for a relaxed stay. While relaxing by the surfboard pool, sip on your favorite beverage and take a dip whenever the urge beckons you. Rooms and Suites are available and can accommodate up to 6 guests in the 2 Bedroom Suites.

  • Early Park Admission (Must have valid park tickets to gain early access)
  • Free Bus Transporation to City Walk, Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure. You can also walk to the parks along the walking paths but most guests prefer the transporation.

Dockside Inn and Suites

 7125 Universal Blvd, Orlando, Fl 32819
| 3 Star Rating
Entrace in the evening at the Universal Endless Summer Resort Dockside Inn and Suites 1000
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  • 2 Bedroom Suites
  • Family Suites
  • Heated Pools
  • Near Universal Orlando
  • Free Universal Shuttle
  • Universal Resort
  • Universal Value Resort
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Universal Value Hotel

Sittin’ by the dock of the bay, wastin’ time! What a great song and helps to set the tone of staying at the Dockside Inn and Suites. While you will not be “wastin’ time”, the Dockside Inn does offer a feeling of being on a coastal getaway. Beautiful sunset colors blend into the backdrop of the resort. Booking a standard room or a two-bedroom suite helps to make this value resort a great adventure.

  • Early Park Admission (Must have valid park tickets to gain early access)
  • Free Bus Transporation to City Walk, Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure. Walking paths are also an option.

Cabana Bay Resort Orlando Fl

 6550 Adventure Way, Orlando, Fl 32819
| 3 Star Rating
Front entrance with shuttle from Cabana Bay Beach Resort 600
 You Should Know:
  • Family Suites
  • Heated Pools
  • Water Slide(s)
  • on the Beach
  • Lazy River
  • Water Slide & Lazy River
  • Universal Prime Value Resort
  • Universal Resort
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Universal Prime Value Hotel

Go back in time at the Cabana Bay Beach Resort. Enter the era of the 50s and 60s where bowling was a weekly event. A distinct style resonates through the resort setting your family up for an amazing time. Sit out by one of the two large pools, enjoy the fun water slide and a lazy river. Plenty of seating around the pools and the added sand makes it feel more like a beach scene. The rooms and suites are amazing and so fun with their retro theme.

  • Early Park Admission (Must have valid park tickets to gain early access)
  • Free Bus Transporation to City Walk, Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure.

Loews Aventura Hotel Universal Orlando

 6725 Adventure Way, Orlando, FL 32819
| 3 Star Rating
Front view of the Universal Aventura Hotel in Orlando 600
 You Should Know:
  • Best Pools
  • Family Suites
  • Heated Pools
  • Free Universal Shuttle
  • Kids Pool Area
  • Universal Prime Value Resort
  • Universal Resort
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Universal Prime Value Hotel

Overlooking the Cabana Bay Beach Resort on one side and the Volcano Bay Water Park on the other give the Loews Aventura Hotel a unique perspective on Universal Orlando. Quite the modern feel, the Aventura Hotel is very different from the other Resort but also has great views if you can get to stay on one of the upper floors.

  • Early Park Admission (Must have valid park tickets to gain early access)
  • Free Bus Transporation to City Walk, Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure.

Loews Sapphire Falls Resort Universal Orlando

 6601 Adventure Way, Orlando, FL 32819
| 4 Star Rating
Loews Sapphire Falls Resort from the beach at Royal Pacific bridge 600
 You Should Know:
  • 1 Bedroom Suite
  • Best Pools
  • Best Pools for Kids
  • Family Suites
  • Water Slide(s)
  • Free Universal Shuttle
  • Kids Pool Area
  • Pet Friendly
  • Pet Friendly (Universal)
  • Universal Preferred Resort
  • Universal Resort
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Universal Preferred Hotel

Loews Sapphire Falls Resort takes a step in the direction of staying at an island resort. A splash of the tropics take over with a massive pool area and a water slide. A poolside bar serves up your favorite adult beverages and attendants are always nearby if you would like to order a snack by the pool. The rooms are clean and comfortable and the views are amazing.

  • Early Park Admission (Must have valid park tickets to gain early access)
  • Free Bus or Water Taxi Transporation to City Walk, Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure.

Loews Portofino Bay Hotel

 5601 Universal Blvd, Orlando, Fl 32819
| 4 Star Rating
View of the Italian Harbor with sailboats at the Loews Portofino Bay Resort Universal Orlando 600
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  • 1 Bedroom Suite
  • 2 Bedroom Suites
  • 4 Star Hotel
  • Best Pools
  • Best Pools for Kids
  • Family Suites
  • Heated Pools
  • Water Slide(s)
  • Kids Pool Area
  • Pet Friendly
  • Pet Friendly (Universal)
  • Universal Premier Resort
  • Universal Resort
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Universal Premier Hotel

Visiting the Loews Portofino Bay Hotel is a true paradise. Sitting on the beach, with a SeaPlane on the water in front of you really set the backdrop for your stay at this Tropical Paradise. Kids and Adults will also love the lagoon style pool area with a water slide and poolside bar.

  • FREE Universal Express Pass Unlimited – allowing you to skip the standard lines at the rides in Universal Studios and Island of Adventure that participate in using the Express Pass (You must have a valid park pass to take part in the Free Universal Express Pass Unlimited)
  • Early Park Admission (Must have valid park tickets to gain early access)
  • Free Bus or Water Taxi Transporation to City Walk, Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure.
  • Priority Restaurant Seating through the Universal Resort in Orlando

Royal Pacific Resort

 6300 Hollywood Way, Orlando, Fl 32819
| 4 Star Rating
View of the Lake with Water Taxi's picking up guests at the Pier off of the Beach at Loews Royal Pacific Resort
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  • 4 Star Hotel
  • Best Pools
  • Heated Pools
  • Kids Pool Area
  • Pet Friendly
  • Pet Friendly (Universal)
  • Universal Premier Resort
  • Universal Resort
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Universal Premier Hotel

Adventure to the Loews Royal Pacific Resort where you will be surrounded by an Italian Bay with colorful boats floating in the backdrop. Sit out on the streets of this Italian Villiage and meander through the shops, and end with a cup of coffee by the bay. A true European escape awaits your arrival at Portofino Bay. Take in the sun of Florida as you lounge by the pool and the kids are splashing around and zipping down the water slide.

  • FREE Unlimited Universal Express Pass – skip the regular lines at participating rides in Universal Studios and Island of Adventure (You must have a valid park pass to take part in the Free Universal Express Pass Unlimited)
  • Early Park Admission (Must have valid park tickets to gain early access)
  • Free Bus or Water Taxi Transporation to City Walk, Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure.
  • Priority Restaurant Seating through the Universal Resort in Orlando

Hard Rock Hotel Universal Orlando

 5800 Universal Blvd, Orlando, FL 32819
| 4 Star Rating
View of the Orlando Hard Rock Hotel at Universal Orlando 600
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  • 1 Bedroom Suite
  • 2 Bedroom Suites
  • 4 Star Hotel
  • Best Pools
  • Best Pools for Kids
  • Heated Pools
  • Water Slide(s)
  • Kids Pool Area
  • Pet Friendly
  • Pet Friendly (Universal)
  • Universal Premier Resort
  • Universal Resort
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Universal Premier Hotel

Everyone loves visiting the Hard Rock Cafe in City Walk but have you thought about staying at the Hard Rock Hotel Orlando? A true rock n’ roll vibe takes over as you walk through the halls and see your favorite artist from the past and now. Special to the Hard Rock is the option to have your own jam session in your room (with headphones of course). Place your order to have a guitar delivered to your room and jam away. Each of the rooms has fun and hard rock style that you will not see at the other resorts. Even the pool has music and when you go underwater, the speakers in the water continue to blare out the sound. It is a cool place to be.

  • FREE Unlimited Universal Express Pass – skip the regular lines at participating rides in Universal Studios and Island of Adventure (You must have a valid park pass to take part in the Free Universal Express Pass Unlimited)
  • Early Park Admission (Must have valid park tickets to gain early access)
  • Free Bus or Water Taxi Transporation to City Walk, Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure.
  • Priority Restaurant Seating through the Universal Resort in Orlando

View all of the Hotels at Universal Orlando Resort by type

Do you want more information on what you get with the different levels of hotels at Universal Orlando. We have put together all of the information you need on the Values, Prime Value, Preferred and Premier Resorts. Take some time and learn all you can before booking your next stay.