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.

  • Early Booking Bonus: Book by 31 Jul ‘19 and stay for a minimum of 3 nights receive $50 hotel dining credit (per room) for stays between 3 Nov–25 Dec ‘19.*

    *Minimum of three (3) night stay required. Promotional offer is valid for travel between 11/03/19 – 12/25/19. Offer must be booked by 07/31/19.  No group rates or other discounts apply.  Travel and hotel dining credit must be completed during promotional period(s).  One (1) $50 hotel dining credit per room. Credit applies to food and beverage (excluding alcohol) at Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort restaurants only, days/hours of operation may vary. Hotel dining credit must be used in full during stay and excludes gratuities and applicable taxes.   Offer is non-transferable and cannot be combined with any other offers, promotions, discounts or prior purchases.  Any unused credit is non-transferable and non-refundable and forfeited if not used.  All prices and options are subject to availability and change without notice.  Additional restrictions may apply.  

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. Complimentary self-parking for Virgin Holidays' guests for 2019.

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. (s19)

†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.

©2019 Starbucks Coffee Company. All rights reserved. Cabana Bay Beach Resort TM & © 2019 UCF Hotel Venture II. All rights reserved.  Universal elements and all related indicia TM & © 2019 Universal Studios. All rights reserved.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating 1 Major Problem but kids enjoyed overall

Jun 25, 2019 Explore38081286881

We enjoyed our overall experience at Cabana Bay. However the picture over top of one of the beds fell down on my 7 month old baby's head and when I called to report all I got was I'm sorry to hear that we will come and move the picture out of the way.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating For families with children 10 and under only!!

Jun 25, 2019 ms30s Utah

This resort is very nice for families with younger children, We traveled with 18 year old teenagers and they were not impressed. Except for the shuttle service and early entrance were the only perks for us at this resort. It is motel layout and there is alot of walking to get to the main lobby which is where the dining is, bowling or shuttle… Read more
This resort is very nice for families with younger children, We traveled with 18 year old teenagers and they were not impressed. Except for the shuttle service and early entrance were the only perks for us at this resort. It is motel layout and there is alot of walking to get to the main lobby which is where the dining is, bowling or shuttle pickup for parks. The biggest downside for us is there are 2 huge pools but only one little hot tub for maybe 10 people and always packed with younger kids. Would not stay with my age kids again. Dining experience is like a hospital cafeteria type service, food is good there. Starbucks is on property also. Rooms are larger with small sitting area, couch, tv, with sliding glass barn door that seperates the bedroom 2 queen beds. Coffee machine, microwave and small fridge in room. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating The PERFECT Family Resort

Jun 25, 2019 seafinddesigns Providence, Rhode Island

Great service.... great rooms.... so many on site things to do for the kids.... even my older kids loved it! Be aware that VEGAN options suck! The bus ride is great, but it's a bus ride.... the boat is available across the street, but in 96 degree weather.... you want the bus out front. Everyone there was super friendly and helpful! Laundry… Read more
Great service.... great rooms.... so many on site things to do for the kids.... even my older kids loved it! Be aware that VEGAN options suck! The bus ride is great, but it's a bus ride.... the boat is available across the street, but in 96 degree weather.... you want the bus out front. Everyone there was super friendly and helpful! Laundry room was the most confusing thing on earth for everyone in there, but I was just grateful to have it as I detest going home with dirty laundry! I highly recommend! Read less
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Jun 25, 2019 Phyllis K

Summer fun with my grandchildren. Great location, nice pool area, great restaurants, a but pricey but that wasn't a surprise. Close to restaurants and stores if you don't want to pay high cost of hotel refreshments. The only negative thing was having to pay additional fee to park at the hotel.
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Jun 25, 2019 Dreamer31761557515 Dover, Delaware

The price was very reasonable. The only issue is early morning admission to universal is really not really a perk the park only has 2 rides open and they are on opposite ends of the park and everyone is waiting in them