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 (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. The hotel is within walking distance to all three theme parks and the Universal CityWalk, dining and entertainment complex, or you can take complimentary shuttle buses that whisk you back and forth. It’s affordable family fun of a bygone era, and it’s all at Universal Orlando Resort.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Swimming Pool
  • Families
  • Theme Parks
  • Close to Universal Orlando Resort
  • Wheelchair access
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Games Room
  • Internet Access
  • Free transport to theme parks
  • Restaurant

Where is it

Within easy walking distance of both Universal Orlando theme parks Universal Studios Florida and Universals Islands of Adventure, plus Universal CityWalk entertainment complex. Transfer time from airport: 20 minutes.

Hotel information

2,200 total rooms. Tower Standard Rooms are 300sq ft and feature 2 queen-size beds, iconic décor, and a 40" flat screen TV, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Volcano Side Rooms with stunning views of Universal's Volcano Bay™ sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children..

Tower Poolside Rooms offer pool views, sleeping maximum sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Courtyard Family Suites, sleeping maximum 6 adults.

Courtyard Family Suites Poolside offer pool views, sleeping maximum 6 adults.

Tower Family Suites, sleeping maximum 6 adults.

Tower Family Suites Poolside offer pool views, sleeping maximum 6 adults.

2-Bedroom Suites sleeping maximum 8 people.

  • Booking Bonus Stay at any Universal Orlando Resort hotel, and you’ll have access to our exclusive v-hub lounge at Universal’s Aventura Hotel. Enjoy a free light morning snack before your Early Park Admission† to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™, or a cuppa in the afternoon to recharge for an evening of adventure. Click here to find out more.

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 $12 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 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® coffee shop. 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.

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

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

†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 Well worth the money

Dec 4, 2019 raysteele2001 North Port, Florida

Awesome stay, highly recommend it to everyone! The provided buses to and from the parks were very convenient. I also appreciated the package delivery from the parks to the hotel, it made shopping for souvenirs a stress free experience knowing that I didn't have to carry a bunch of stuff around while enjoying the parks.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great place to be at

Dec 4, 2019 Amit B

Great place and near vocano bay Great family fun Can have better food options Great water.fun for.the family Service for the room is great The universal desk people very arrogant and buy tickets online rather buying from them
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Friendly, helpful staff but food and drink overpriced

Dec 3, 2019 Paradise35921832753

Staff was very friendly and helpful but food and drink were very overpriced. No option of a microwave, parking not included in price. Our shower pressure wasn't that great and our toilet haf flushing issues.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Another amazing visit

Dec 3, 2019 Nancy M Boone, North Carolina

Brought the family here for Thanksgiving weekend. We're universal passholders, so we can take advantage of the property amenities. Swam in both pools. Ate at the pool bar. Breakfast was overpriced for what we were getting, but we usually bring our own breakfast food. The entire property was spotless, incredibly friendly and helpful staff. … Read more
Brought the family here for Thanksgiving weekend. We're universal passholders, so we can take advantage of the property amenities. Swam in both pools. Ate at the pool bar. Breakfast was overpriced for what we were getting, but we usually bring our own breakfast food. The entire property was spotless, incredibly friendly and helpful staff. Will definitely make another trip soon Read less
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Dec 3, 2019 yaromaniroman Miami, Florida

The facilities of the hotel are beautiful and the close proximity to the universal parks good transportation service and good places to eat but very bad service in the front dest they left me waiting they told me a room with someone inside the other room and I paid a room with a view and they gave me what they considered in the end it was not for… Read more
The facilities of the hotel are beautiful and the close proximity to the universal parks good transportation service and good places to eat but very bad service in the front dest they left me waiting they told me a room with someone inside the other room and I paid a room with a view and they gave me what they considered in the end it was not for what I paid they treated me rudely without offering a solution to my frustration who gave me a little attention was Bryan who offered me some discount coupons in food and nothing in the end is in the same room since everything was complicated Read less