Universal Endless Summer Resort – Dockside Inn and Suites

Get ready for the exciting adventure where the sun is always setting over the water at the Universal Endless Summer Resort Dockside Inn and Suites. Of the two hotels that make up Universal’s Sunset Resort, the Dockside Inn and Suites is the larger of the two. For a surf-style stay, you can also check out the Surfside Inn and Suites.

A Universal Orlando Value Property

The Endless Summer Dockside Inn is one of the Value hotels at Universal Studios. While “Value” is the category of Resort you are staying in, you will see that you get a lot when you stay at this Resort. Sure, the price is quite a bit lower than the other Universal Resorts but it is pretty amazing what you get for this lower price. The Dockside Inn and Suites gives you the option of staying in a 2 bedroom suite that sleeps up to 6 guests. Two pools are also on the property and they are both very large and can accommodate the guests staying in this large resort complex.

Location of the Dockside Inn

The Dockside Inn and Suites, as well as the Surfside Inn and Suites are close to Universal but are on the opposite side of Interstate 4. Still, if you would like to walk to Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure, it is an option. The walk is about 1.2 miles, so keep this in mind as you will be walking a lot while in the parks. The Dockside Inn and Suites have full access to the Universal Orlando Transporation system which might be the better option to save you all of these extra steps.

What are the rooms like at the Dockside Inn?

There are basically two (2) options when booking your room at the Dockside Inn and Suites. The most economical choice is the Standard Room. The standard room is similar to a regular hotel room with two (2) queen beds, a flat-screen TV, a small refrigerator, and a split bathroom. This room can accommodate up to 4 guests. For a little more the two (2) bedroom suite is a really great deal. The 2-Bedroom Suite can sleep up to 6 guests, has a small kitchenette (wet bar) and a picnic table for dining. The Suite is nice for the adults to get a break and have some privacy in their own room after a full day in the parks.

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Dockside Inn and Suites Reviews


A high percentage of guests enjoyed their stay at the Value Resort Dockside Inn and Suites. The rooms are said to be very clean and have a wonderful beach type of vibe. Having a 2-Bedroom Suite option is worth the extra just to have some great private time after a day at the parks with the kids. Also, having the kitchenette with a picnic table in the suite is really fun. The pools are amazing. Kids played in the bubbling fountains for a while. White sand between your toes feels great in the Florida sun. Transporation to the parks was efficient and a nice perk.


The rooms are definitely spacious and nice. There are a few times that guests mentioned that the room they were in was a bit noisy and felt that the walls were not as soundproof as they should be. The Dockside Inn and Suites Resort is huge and you will be walking a lot to get to places. This might be a negative aspect after you have been walking around the parks all day.

* Estimate of Rating Levels

Above Average - 75%
Average - 12%
Below Average - 13%

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* Rating Levels were created from TripAdvisor information at the time of adding this property. Please check the Dockside Inn and Suites TripAdvisor Reviews to see if any changes to the ratings have changed before booking.

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.

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