Transportation to the Universal Theme Parks and Water Park

One of the best reasons to stay at the Universal Endless Summer Resort Dockside Inn and Suites is the complimentary Shuttle to and from the Universal Orlando Parks. Even though the Dockside Inn and Suites is considered a Value Universal Resort, all guests who visit get free transportation to Universal Studios, Islands of Adventure, Volcano Bay Water Park, and even City Walk.

The shuttle station is conveniently located between the two (2) towers and buses continuously run throughout the day to get you to the parks on time. Starting an hour before Early Park Admission until 2 AM each and every day, these buses get you to the parks in plenty of time to take advantage of your early park admission. Frequent stops mean you don’t have to wait long before getting to your next drop-off spot. Typically, your wait will not be more than 10 – 15 minutes long for the next shuttle.

Water Taxi Service?

Unfortunately, the Universal waterways do not make it to the Endless Summer Resorts, Dockside Inn and Suites, and the Surfside Inn and Suites. Once you make it to the Universal Theme Parks, you are welcome to ride on the Water Taxi to visit the other connected resorts. This is a very fun thing to do and is recommended if you have not done this before.


Brining your pet on vacation is so much fun and they have less stress placed on them when they are with you. Unfortunately, you are not allowed to bring your pet to the Universal Endless Summer Resort Dockside Inn and Suites. If it is imperative that you bring your pet with you, Universal Orlando has many Pet-Friendly options. Check out these Universal Hotels if you would like to bring your Pet.

Resort Fees

There are no additional Resort Fees at the Dockside Inn and Suites but you will have an additional nightly fee for parking.


Self-Parking is available at the Dockside Inn and Suites. Parking is not included in your nightly rate and will be an additional daily charge. Please be sure to verify the latest nightly fee for parking so you and figure up your total nightly stay.


The Pier 8 Market is located in the main lobby and provides your main dining for Breakfast, Lunch, or Dinner at the Dockside Inn & Suites. Enter a huge area with plenty of seating and many different dining options in counter service, walk up, and order fashion.