Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort

Universal Orlando Resort, Orlando

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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 up to 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 Florida and Universal's Islands of Adventure, as well as Universal CityWalk entertainment complex.

Amenities

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

Where is it

Just a short walk to Universal's Volcano Bay water theme park, and Universal's Citywalk via a guided path, or a short hop on the shuttle to all Universal parks. Transfer time from airport: 20 minutes.

Hotel information

2,200 total rooms. All with air-conditioning, complimentary WiFi, HDTV, mini-fridge, hairdryer, coffee machine, safe and iron and board. Standard Rooms are 300 sq ft and have views of the courtyard 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 courtyard and pool, with 2 queen-size beds, 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, outdoor access with your own exterior entry, 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 access from the interior hallway only.

Poolside Family Suite - Exterior Entry are 430 sq ft and have 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 queen-size bed and one with 2 double beds, plus sofa bed, sleeping maximum 8 adults or 2 adults and 6 children.

Exclusive Virgin Holidays benefits:

  • Complimentary self-parking for all Virgin Holidays' customers, saving $18 per day
  • Guaranteed late check-out available exclusively until 1.00pm
  • Float Away with two complimentary inflatable rubber rings per room, for use on the lazy river
  • 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
  • The above offers are available for stays completed until 31 Dec '22.

Why is this a Virgin Holidays Favourite?

Fantastic family hotel at Universal Orlando Resort

Family Suites available offering additional space for larger families

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

Bayliner Diner Food Court with 4 unique food stations including Grab ‘n Go items. Galaxy Bowl Restaurant (casual table service in an old-school bowling alley). The Hideaway Bar & Grille and Atomic Tonic (poolside bars serving snacks and drinks^). Swizzle 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*. Fitness centre. Game room*. Poolside games and activities. Kids' camp

Resort-wide charging privileges with your room key. Complimentary merchandise delivery to your hotel from shops across Universal. Universal Studios Store. Universal Vacation Planning Centre. Complimentary WiFi. Early Park Admission† to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ and Universal's Volcano Bay (select attractions, ticket required).

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. To discover all the special assistance services we offer please see additional information below.


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Disclaimer: In connection with your purchase of Universal Orlando products and your visit to Universal Orlando, including Universal Studios Florida, Universal’s Islands of Adventure, Universal’s Volcano Bay, Universal CityWalk, and the Universal Orlando Resort hotels, please be advised that you must follow Universal Orlando’s policies, CDC guidelines and the recommendations of health officials. Please note that any public location where people are present provides an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 and Universal Orlando cannot guarantee that you will not be exposed during your visit. By visiting Universal Orlando, you acknowledge and agree that you assume these inherent risks associated with attendance. When you enter Universal Orlando, you understand that you are subject to the Universal Orlando terms of service (including arbitration, class action waiver, assumption of risk, and infectious disease release of liability) located at https://www.universalorlando.com/web/en/us/terms-of-service/reopening-safety-info

HARRY POTTER WIZARDING WORLD and all related trademarks, characters, names, and indicia are © & ™ Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Publishing Rights © JKR. (s22).

Special assistance

* Denotes local charge.

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

©2022 Starbucks Coffee Company. All rights reserved. Cabana Bay Beach Resort TM & © 2022 UCF Hotel Venture II. All rights reserved.  Universal elements and all related indicia TM & © 2022 Universal Studios. All rights reserved.

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Jul 1, 2022 cassmartin874

If we had it to do over again it we would have stayed 4 days at Universal and none at Disney. Disney is geared for 22 to 40 year fanboys. My middle son got yelled at by a stormtrooper on " active patrol" if you have a young family go with Universal. We worked hard just to get kids pictures with there favorite character at Disney. Universal we had… Read more
If we had it to do over again it we would have stayed 4 days at Universal and none at Disney. Disney is geared for 22 to 40 year fanboys. My middle son got yelled at by a stormtrooper on " active patrol" if you have a young family go with Universal. We worked hard just to get kids pictures with there favorite character at Disney. Universal we had no problem whatsoever Read less
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Jun 29, 2022 lurdianetsantiago Orlando, Florida

Everything about our stay at Cabana Bay and visit to Volcano Bay was FANTASTIC for our summer vacation. From our smooth & fast check-in, ticket pick up, early admission to the park, comfortness, cleanliness, food & service was great, pool amenity awesome, shuttle buses, our hotel room view of the Volcano was amazing, and overall Friendliness.… Read more
Everything about our stay at Cabana Bay and visit to Volcano Bay was FANTASTIC for our summer vacation. From our smooth & fast check-in, ticket pick up, early admission to the park, comfortness, cleanliness, food & service was great, pool amenity awesome, shuttle buses, our hotel room view of the Volcano was amazing, and overall Friendliness. Thank you so much we will be back again. Read less
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Jun 29, 2022 mhenderson2022 Bowie, Maryland

Everything was nice hotel could have offered a couple of movies for free for enjoyment would be nice. Pool areas were nice and clean. Like the fact had plenty of life guards on duty and DJ was great. Staff was very friendly and knowledgeable.
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Jun 29, 2022 motillman

Honestly just go somewhere better, trust me it’s worth it. Unless you really want to utilize a back pathway entrance to Volcano Bay that bad. This place was not what it seemed it would be at all, and I’m and not okay with how my trip turned out by choosing to come here… They also overcharged me!! Keep that in mind.
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Jun 28, 2022 tm0ndrag99

Had the best time at Cabana Bay. Would do it again. Already planning next vacation. Rooms were clean. Access to all parks were very easy. The pools were very nice. And they had a nice selection of drinks at the pool bars.