Hard Rock Hotel

Universal Orlando Resort, Orlando

The hotel

Live like a rock ‘n’ roll superstar at the Hard Rock Hotel® at Universal Orlando Resort™. It’s the perfect mix of funk and just plain fun. This hotel will make you feel like rock ‘n’ roll royalty with impeccable accommodations, a wealth of recreation, and personal service and attention fit for an “A-List” celebrity. Designed in Californian mission-style architecture, the Hard Rock Hotel® embodies the soul, spirit and attitude of rock. It’s lively, yet laid back. Classy, yet totally casual, with a sand beach pool that immerses you in sound, not just water; authentic rock ‘n’ roll memorabilia; the legendary Palm Restaurant and more. Best of all, the 650-room hotel is located just a short walk, complimentary water taxi◊ or shuttle bus ride to the Universal Orlando™ theme parks, plus the Universal CityWalk™ entertainment complex. Hotel guests also enjoy an exclusive package of theme park benefits, including:· FREE^ Universal Express Unlimited™ to skip the regular queues in Universal Studios Florida™ and Universal’s Islands of Adventure™ (valid theme park admission required not valid at Universal's Volcano Bay™).· Early Park Admission† to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ and Universal’s Volcano Bay™ one hour before the park opens (valid theme park admission required).

Amenities

  • Children’s Playground
  • Bar
  • Hot tub
  • Wheelchair access
  • Volley Ball
  • Restaurant
  • Families
  • Theme Parks
  • Games Room
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Free transport to theme parks
  • Internet Access

Where is it

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

Hotel information

650 rooms on 7 floors in 1 building with 6 lifts. All with air-conditioning, 49" flat-screen TV, WiFi, iPod docking station, coffee maker, mini-fridge, safe, iron and board, bathrobes and hairdryer. All rooms are non-smoking. Standard Rooms with 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 4 persons or family of 5 with rollaway bed*.

Pool View and Deluxe Rooms are available at a supplement.

Club Rooms are situated on the 7th floor with access to a private lounge offering complimentary daily breakfast and evening hors d'oeuvres, beer and wine.

Suites and Kids Suites are also available at a supplement.

  • Booking Bonus Reserved solely for Virgin Holidays guests staying at any Universal Orlando Resort™ hotel, our exclusive v-hub lounge at Universal’s Aventura Hotel lets you make the most of every day of your holiday — even your last. Catch some last minute rays by the hotel pool after you’ve checked out, or drop by after one last visit to the parks to freshen up before you fly. Oh, did we mention the free light morning snack too? Click here to find out more.

Complimentary transport to the Universal Orlando™ theme parks and Universal CityWalk™. Self parking approx $22 plus tax per day, valet parking approx $29 plus tax per day (payable locally, subject to change).

The Kitchen (breakfast, lunch and dinner), The Palm Restaurant (dinner only), Beachclub (pool bar and grill), Velvet Bar (light snacks), Emack & Bolio's Marketplace (ice-cream parlour featuring Starbucks® coffee).

Pool with water slide and beach. Play area for kids. 2 hot tubs. Cabanas* (seasonal). Table tennis. Fitness centre. Volleyball court. Resort Kids Camp* (reservations required). Game room*. Preferred tee times at local golf courses*. Access to Mandara Spa®* at nearby Loews Portofino Bay Hotel.

24-hour room service*. Hard Rock® Gift Shop.

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

Minimum stay 2 nights at all times.

*Denotes local charge.
Please note: One person must be 21 years or over in each room to check-in.
Please note: There may be a local charge for use of a roll-away bed for parties of 5 people or more sharing a room. This is subject to change and is charged by the hotel.

HARRY POTTER characters, names and related indicia are © & ™ Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Harry Potter Publishing Rights © JKR. (s18)

^Requires theme park admission. Valid at Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure. Not valid at Universal’s Volcano Bay or at Pteranodon Flyers™ at Islands of Adventure. Excludes separately ticketed events. Benefit valid only for guests of Loews Royal Pacific Resort, Hard Rock Hotel® and Loews Portofino Bay Hotel, for the number of guests staying in the room for the length of hotel stay. Available during normal theme park operating hours only. Additional restrictions may apply and benefits are subject to change without notice.

†Requires theme park admission. Early Park Admission begins 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) and Universal’s Volcano Bay™. Valid at select attractions at each park. Attractions are subject to substitutions without notice. Additional restrictions may apply.

© 2018 Starbucks Coffee Company. All rights reserved. Hard Rock Hotel ® Hard Rock Cafe International (USA), Inc. Universal elements and all related indicia TM & © 2018 Universal Studios. All rights reserved.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Hard Rock Heaven

Apr 21, 2019 JohnJM1971 Dalgety Bay, United Kingdom

Family stayed here after a week in Animal Kingdom Lodge and have to say it matched it for wow factor and location. Excellent stay here, very close to the Universal parks, comfortable rooms and first rate staff and facilities. Very relaxed and informal atmosphere which helps the experience, the whole family loved staying here.
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Apr 21, 2019 KarenS838 Chicago, Illinois

Hard Rock is what it needed to be for us - alternative to paying for express passes for family of 5. The hotel is expensive but still cheaper than paying for those passes separately. It is convenient as it is a short walk to the Universal Studios side or you can take the water taxi. Room was quite small for us, bathroom smelled musty and the… Read more
Hard Rock is what it needed to be for us - alternative to paying for express passes for family of 5. The hotel is expensive but still cheaper than paying for those passes separately. It is convenient as it is a short walk to the Universal Studios side or you can take the water taxi. Room was quite small for us, bathroom smelled musty and the lighting was awful but staff was excellent. My son’s birthday was celebrated from the time we checked in. He received a Hard Rock Birthday pin for his lanyard and room service delivered a piece of birthday cake. He also redeemed a birthday coupon for an awesome sundae out last night. Bell services helped when they were needed. Winnie was great at Tetris when it came time to pack all our bags in rental SUV at checkout when we moved to another resort for the rest of our trip. Pool entertainment staff was awesome and had everybody dancing by and in the pool. Our friends stayed on club level and that might be a better alternative for us if the price is right next time. Read less
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Apr 21, 2019 gsutherl Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom

The Hard Rock is absolute perfect for those visiting the parks. The location just 4 mins walk from the gate. Unlimited fast passes are a game changer especially when it comes to Harry Potter rides. The rooms are pretty good we stay on the Rock Royalty level which allowed us access to the lounge which saved money and time for breakfast and allowed… Read more
The Hard Rock is absolute perfect for those visiting the parks. The location just 4 mins walk from the gate. Unlimited fast passes are a game changer especially when it comes to Harry Potter rides. The rooms are pretty good we stay on the Rock Royalty level which allowed us access to the lounge which saved money and time for breakfast and allowed kids to snack post park. We had a king room with pull out bed for 2 adults and 2 kids (12 and 14) it was perfectly adequate. It was a little tight for space when pulled out but kids coped. The pool was large and busy all the time. There is constant entertainment including DJs and kids stuff. It’s useful for those with younger kids but not great for people who want to chill out post park madness. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating The Hard Rock is awesome!

Apr 20, 2019 Amjar1 Farmington, Minnesota

We have been here a variety of times over the years, and must admit that Universal Studios Orlando is our favorite theme park. For the resort itself, we have stayed at the Hard Rock Hotel (twice) and the Royal Pacific Resort (once)... and we have also stayed at the Hilton right by the entrance (within walking distance). When staying at an… Read more
We have been here a variety of times over the years, and must admit that Universal Studios Orlando is our favorite theme park. For the resort itself, we have stayed at the Hard Rock Hotel (twice) and the Royal Pacific Resort (once)... and we have also stayed at the Hilton right by the entrance (within walking distance). When staying at an official Universal property, such as the Hard Rock or Royal Pacific, you can take advantage of the water taxis and other benefits for resort guests. And of course, there are so many dining options at City Walk, that you really can't go wrong. We highly recommend. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great Stay at the Hard Rock

Apr 20, 2019 clook624 New York, NY

Great hotel. Perfect location. Pool was fun, but music was too loud at times, and servers were slow to bring drinks around. Hotel overall was very clean, but housekeeping was spotty. We stayed 4 nights and of those, only one day was our room actually cleaned and straightened up. The other days all they did was empty the garbage and replace… Read more
Great hotel. Perfect location. Pool was fun, but music was too loud at times, and servers were slow to bring drinks around. Hotel overall was very clean, but housekeeping was spotty. We stayed 4 nights and of those, only one day was our room actually cleaned and straightened up. The other days all they did was empty the garbage and replace towels. We even had to call for replacement toiletries. Read less