Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort

Universal Orlando Resort, Orlando

The hotel

Enjoy vibrant, retro-style with rooms and suites brilliantly designed for family-sized fun and affordability. Relax and play, surrounded by amazing iconic architecture inspired by classic Florida beach resorts of the 1950s and 60s. Two towers offer the best views of Universal’s Volcano Bay water theme park. You’ll enjoy endless family fun with two massive pools including a water slide and a lazy river, 10-lane bowling alley*, and Early Park Admission† to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ and Universal’s Volcano Bay one hour before the theme parks open (select attractions, valid theme park admission required). The whole family can stay comfortably in family suites that sleep up to six, complete with a kitchenette, or relax in one of the hotel’s standard rooms that sleep up to four. You're just a short walk to Universal's Volcano Bay and a quick, free shuttle ride to Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure, as well as Universal CityWalk entertainment complex.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Swimming Pool
  • Families
  • Close to Universal Orlando Resort
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Wheelchair access
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Games Room
  • Restaurant

Where is it

Just a short walk to Universal's Volcano Bay water theme park. Transfer time from airport: 20 minutes.

Hotel information

2,200 total rooms. All with air-conditioning, HDTV, mini-fridge, hairdryer, coffee machine, safe and iron and board. Tower Standard Rooms are 300 sq ft and have views of the gardens and pool, with 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Volcano Bay View Standard Rooms have amazing views of Universal's Volcano Bay, with 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children..

Poolside Standard Rooms have views of the gardens and pool, with 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Family Suite - Exterior Entry are 430 sq ft and have a living area separated by sliding partition, a kitchenette with mini-fridge, microwave and sink, and 2 queen-size beds plus sofa bed, sleeping maximum 6 adults or 2 adults and 4 children.

Family Suite - Interior Entry are as above, but with an interior entrance only.

Poolside Family Suite - Exterior Entry are 430 sq ft and have a an exterior entrance, pool views, living area separated by sliding partition, a kitchenette with mini-fridge, microwave and sink, and 2 queen-size beds plus sofa bed, sleeping maximum 6 adults or 2 adults and 4 children.

Poolside Family Suite - Interior Entry are as above, but with an interior entrance only.

Volcano Bay View 2-Bedroom Suites are 772 sq ft and have amazing views of Universal's Volcano Bay, living area separated by sliding partition, a kitchenette with mini-fridge, microwave and sink, 2 bedrooms; one with 1 king-size bed and one with 2 queen-size beds, plus sofa bed, sleeping maximum 8 adults or 2 adults and 6 children.

Why is this a Virgin Holidays Favourite?

Fantastic family hotel at Universal Orlando Resort

Family Suites available offering additional space for larger families

Exclusive Virgin Holidays benefits:

  • Complimentary self-parking for all Virgin Holidays' customers, saving $17 per day
  • Guaranteed late check-out available exclusively until 1.00pm
  • Complimentary welcome drink (for guests aged 21 or older. Valid photo ID may be requested). Guests under 21 years will receive a non-alcoholic drink voucher
  • Float Away with two complimentary inflatable rubber rings per room, for use on the lazy river
  • The above offers are available for stays completed until 31 Dec '20.

Complimentary transportation by shuttle buses or you can walk along guided paths to all 3 theme parks and Universal CityWalk.

Food Court with 4 unique food stations including Grab ‘n Go items. Galaxy Bowl Restaurant (casual table service in an old-school bowling alley). 2 pool bars^. Lobby Lounge. Starbucks®. Limited pizza delivery*.

2 swimming pools. The Cabana Pool features a fun, interactive water play area for the kids. Lazy river. Cabanas* and waterslide. 10-lane bowling alley*. Complimentary fitness centre. Game room*. Poolside games and activities.

Universal Orlando Attraction Ticket Center. Universal Studios Store.

Wheelchair accessible rooms available on request. Please note that these rooms are subject to availability and may be restricted to specific room categories and bedding arrangements. Rooms and facilities vary between hotels so please check at the time of booking. For more information and contact details please check out our Special Assistance page

2 nights at all times.

* Denotes local charge.

HARRY POTTER characters, names and related indicia are © & ™ Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Harry Potter Publishing Rights © JKR. (s20)

Please note: One person must be 21 years or over in the room to check in.

^ Must be 21+ with a valid photo ID to consume alcoholic beverages.

†Requires theme park admission. Early Park Admission begins one (1) hour prior to regularly scheduled park opening to either Universal Studios Florida or Universal’s Islands of Adventure as determined by Universal Orlando and at Universal’s Volcano Bay water theme park. Valid at select attractions at each park. Attractions are subject to substitutions without notice. Additional restrictions may apply.

©2020 Starbucks Coffee Company. All rights reserved. Cabana Bay Beach Resort TM & © 2020 UCF Hotel Venture II. All rights reserved.  Universal elements and all related indicia TM & © 2020 Universal Studios. All rights reserved.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Awesome hotel, amazing staff!

Jan 15, 2020 kayasunshine Orlando, Florida

Super nice hotel and amenities!! Scott & Elizabeth at the Atomic Tonic bar are thee BEST!! Had swim diapers delivered & went above & beyond to help me find my lost phone! I am forever grateful for their help & hospitality!! Will be returning & recommending this place to everyone because of their helpfulness & kindness!! :)
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Very Impressed!!!

Jan 14, 2020 tappenfeat New Jersey

Just returned from a mother-daughter trip and we were very impressed by this hotel! Price per night is very reasonable. We are longtime Disney visitors and decided to give Universal a try. The rooms were very clean, lots of space in the suite, love the bathroom set up, and the beds were super comfy! The hotel is very quiet, we could not hear… Read more
Just returned from a mother-daughter trip and we were very impressed by this hotel! Price per night is very reasonable. We are longtime Disney visitors and decided to give Universal a try. The rooms were very clean, lots of space in the suite, love the bathroom set up, and the beds were super comfy! The hotel is very quiet, we could not hear any neighbors or foot noise in the evening. We normally stay at the competitor of Universal and we have to say that we will be repeat visitors to this hotel. The theming and vibrant colors just adds to the fun! We checked in with no problem, our room was ready upon arrival, and everything was very organized. Housekeeping was top-notch, as was the counter service. Prices were very reasonable and it was not a madhouse trying to get a meal. The bus system runs very smoothly and we felt that Universal has very good organizational skills. We were also very impressed at how organized and quickly the security system runs to enter City Walk. We will share our good reviews for this hotel! It's definitely going to stay on our list for our future visits! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Don’t leave anything in your room...

Jan 12, 2020 MJG_Orl Orlando, Florida

Left some items in my room by accident, called back the evening that I checked out and nothing was turned in, told to call back later. Over a week later and still nothing. Nice room if you don’t mind staff that lacks integrity.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating great place to stay

Jan 12, 2020 robhY9912ZF

stayed here for a week in december, was easy enough to check in, let us check in early as maybe it was not so busy. kind and polite at the front desk. the room was just a basic with 2 queen beds. was comfortable, had a table and chairs, little fridge, safe, sockets with usb ports. only complaint was space, once suitcases were emptied there was not… Read more
stayed here for a week in december, was easy enough to check in, let us check in early as maybe it was not so busy. kind and polite at the front desk. the room was just a basic with 2 queen beds. was comfortable, had a table and chairs, little fridge, safe, sockets with usb ports. only complaint was space, once suitcases were emptied there was not alot of room to store them and we had 3 adults, not 4.the pools were very nice, both were heated which was nice as the december weather was chilly. the lazy river was heated but the sprinklers were cold and with the breeze i was freezing, my choice, would be lovely in the warmer weather. would definately return in the future. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Very nice hotel!

Jan 9, 2020 travellingantoniaps Rio de Janeiro, RJ

The hotel is very good for big families with children, as it is close to the parks and has a parking lot that guests can use after a long day out. The food is very nice, in the style of traditional american food. It also offers many international options, which I liked very much, because I’m not from the USA. Overall, it’s a very nice hotel and… Read more
The hotel is very good for big families with children, as it is close to the parks and has a parking lot that guests can use after a long day out. The food is very nice, in the style of traditional american food. It also offers many international options, which I liked very much, because I’m not from the USA. Overall, it’s a very nice hotel and I’d recommend it to anyone who doesn’t want to spend much but wants to receive a top quality service. All the staff are very nice and helpful as well. Read less