Fun Activities at the Aventura Hotel
The Aventura Hotel is not a full resort, so it is a little limited in what it offers for additional activities. The Game Room does stand out with a Virtual Reality section giving you an experience like no other Universal Resort. There is also a Universal Store in the Hotel to pick up the latest merchandise before hitting the parks. The Loews Sapphire Falls Resort is right next door so be sure to check it out during your stay.
Best Room Location
The higher up you go, the better the views you will have looking out on the resort and Universal’s Theme Parks. Staying on a higher floor also will give you a quieter stay above all of the noise on the ground levels.
Unfortunately, you are not allowed to bring your pet to the Aventura Hotel. If you are interested in bringing your best fluffy friend, consider booking at the Pet Friendly, Portofino Bay, Royal Pacific, Hard Rock Hotel or even the neighboring Sapphire Falls Resort. All of these Universal Properties accept pets, but there is a fee for keeping them with you at the resort so be sure to check out the latest fees at the front desk.
There is not a Spa at the Aventura Hotel.
Unlike any of the other dining experiences at the other Universal Resorts, the Bar 17 Bistro sits atop the 17th floor of the Aventura Hotel offering a wonderful view while having unique as well as classic cuisine. The Urban Pantry is a food hall with many different food stations like Asian, Burgers, Pizza and they serve all day for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Oh, and yes, there is a Starbucks on site to be certain you start your day off right.
Transportation to Universal Theme Parks
One of the benefits of staying at any of the Universal Resorts is the complimentary shuttle to and from the parks. The Aventura Hotel offers shuttle bus and walking options, but they do not mention a water taxi. Since you are staying right beside the Sapphire Falls Resort, you can easily walk to the water taxi pickup and get to the parks and other Universal Resorts by this mode of transportation as well.