Universal's Endless Summer Resort-Surfside Inn and Suites

Universal Orlando Resort, Orlando

The hotel

With a chilled beach vibe and a lakefront setting, Universal's Surfside Inn and Suites boasts rates for even the most budget-conscious guests. Your room will have a relaxed feel, and there's even larger suites to sleep all the family. You'll enjoy exclusive benefits like Early Park Admission† to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ and Universal's Volcano Bay (select attractions, valid theme park admission required), and complimentary transportation to and from the parks.


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

Where is it

Just a quick, complimentary shuttle bus ride away from all three Universal Orlando theme parks. Transfer time from airport: 20 minutes.

Hotel information

750 rooms and suites. All with air-conditioning, flat-screen TV, telephone, alarm clock, WiFi, mini-fridge, safe, hairdryer, iron and board. Standard Rooms feature 2 queen-size beds sleeping maximum 4 persons.

2-Bedroom Suites feature a kitchenette with microwave, mini-fridge, coffee maker and picnic-style dining table. The first bedroom has 2 queen-sized beds, and the second has 1 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 6 persons.

Complimentary transportation to all 3 theme parks and Universal CityWalk. Self-parking $14 plus tax, per night (payable locally, subject to change).

Food Court offering a selection of cuisine styles. Pool bar^. Starbucks®. Grab-and-go options available.

Swimming pool with kids' splash area. Fitness centre. Games room*.

Resort-wide charging privileges with your room key. Complimentary merchandise delivery to your hotel from shops across Universal. Complimentary CityWalk Club access‡ to select venues. Universal Vacation Planning Centre. Complimentary WiFi. Wake-up calls from one of your favourite Universal Orlando characters. Universal Studios store.

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

* 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 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.

‡Valid for registered hotel guests for the length of stay. Not valid for separately ticketed concerts and special events. Some venues require ages 21 or older and a cover charge for admission. Valid Photo ID required. Does not include admission to Universal Cinemark and Hollywood Drive-in Golf™. Subject to availability. Restrictions apply and benefits are subject to change without notice.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating A vacation well spent

Nov 28, 2021 Rebecca H Arvada, United States

Wonderful staff that went above and beyond- even found us a taxi service with car seats. Good good for a good price. Convenience that made for an awesome vacation. Would completely recommend and stay again.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Overall nice place

Nov 28, 2021 Daydream53670760917

Hotel was very nice. Food in the cafe is just mediocre. Never had to wait more than a few minutes for the shuttles. Staff service was very good. Pool is supposedly heated but it was too cold for us...
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Affordable and Wonderful

Nov 28, 2021 Mark8987

Affordable and allows us to get early park admission to ride Hagrids. The staff and hotel are just wonderful and allows for an escape as we need for vacations. Went before with just the immediate family and loved it so much we invited the rest of the family and required our stay be at surfside.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Not for us

Nov 27, 2021 SJ_RJ_7 Blackburn, United Kingdom

We recently spent 7 nights at Surfside Inn and Suites. The rooms are nice and clean, bright and airy. There is not much storage but with just 2 of us we managed. I am not sure how a family staying for 1 or 2 weeks would manage. As per previous reviews there is a serious noise issue at Surfside. The pool bar playing non stop music from open… Read more
We recently spent 7 nights at Surfside Inn and Suites. The rooms are nice and clean, bright and airy. There is not much storage but with just 2 of us we managed. I am not sure how a family staying for 1 or 2 weeks would manage. As per previous reviews there is a serious noise issue at Surfside. The pool bar playing non stop music from open to close which can be clearly heard in the hotel rooms that were overlooking the pool meant that you could only rest once the pool bar had closed, however this appears to be the same time noisy neighbours would return to their room. Some people have no thought for others, and our neighbours were either wailing, laughing, or crying until well after 3am for the first 2 nights of our stay. On the 3rd morning, we moved rooms, we asked to be situated away from the pool so that even if we had noisy neighbours again, we would be able to have a nap in the afternoon and at least get some sleep. The walls are so thin, you could hear people on their mobile phones at the other end of the building. We were sat close to the pool one afternoon, trying to catch some of the gorgeous winter sun, however the pool bar kept turning the music up, and up meaning I could not speak to my husband who was on the chair next to me, we were eventually driven back indoors. There were about 5 people at the pool, and it was 1pm, there was absolutely no need for the music to be that loud, all they are doing is driving away guests. This hotel was a fairly last minute booking, and had either HRH or Portofino Bay had been available we would have booked one of those, unfortunately we only had a choice of the Endless Summer Hotels, Cabana Bay or Aventura. So we went on price, which was a mistake. The facilities were also a little lacking, Starbucks closed at 1pm, so we were unable to get a coffee after returning from a day at the parks, unless we walked over to dockside, which is not really a short walk. Their Starbucks was open at 10pm, so no idea why Surfside shut so early. One thing to consider before booking this hotel is we chose Surfside over Dockside as it is a smaller hotel so felt the transportation etc. would perhaps be quieter. Sometimes the buses picked up at Surfside only, other times it would go to Dockside to also pick up. Sometimes the bus would arrive at Surfside already full, a couple of people would get off but the majority would be going to Dockside, so you could end up not getting that bus as it was already too full as it had yet to drop off at Dockside. When leaving the parks at the end of the day, on a couple of occasions we had to wait 45-50 minutes for the bus, this was not because there were no buses but because of the amount of people getting on them going to both hotels, quite often with only a small amount of people getting off at Surfside. It would have been nice to have separate transportation, that went to each hotel, which would cut down the wait times for Surfside guests. I would bear this is mind when booking this hotel as this was something I did not realise. For price the hotel is fine, especially if you get a room away from the pool, however as the title says it is not for us and we will not stay here again. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great stay

Nov 26, 2021 j0hncm0rris

Enjoyed our stay. The rooms were extremely clean and kept up with the entire time. Will come back for sure. The only negative is the comfort of the beds are just average. You can’t beat the price for a family of 5 though.