Hard Rock Hotel

Universal Orlando Resort, Florida

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 $28 plus tax per day, valet parking $37 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. (s19)

^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.

© 2019 Starbucks Coffee Company. All rights reserved. Hard Rock Hotel ® Hard Rock Cafe International (USA), Inc. Universal elements and all related indicia TM & © 2019 Universal Studios. All rights reserved.

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Dec 10, 2019 Carolewwright Sunderland, United Kingdom

I was lucky enough to stay here for 2 nights, wow what an amazing hotel, because we stayed 2 nights we had 4 days of Express passes, well worth staying just for that, not the cheapest place e to stay but I couldn't fault it, 10 min walk or 5 min boat ride to universal and city walk, I've booked for next June already
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great hotel, amenities and pool!

Dec 9, 2019 Sara L Beverly Hills, Michigan

Great hotel if you're going to Universal, fast passes included in the room rate! Excellent pool. Beds were very comfortable and the room was very clean. Take the water taxi to Universal for fun, or it's a 5-minute walk.
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Dec 9, 2019 scways Frederick, Maryland

This hotel is convenient to the Universal parks and City Walk. There is plenty to do at the hotel for everyone in your family. The food is a bit pricey but very good. The staff is very accommodating and friendly. If you love music, this is the place to be. The beds are some of the most comfortable hotel beds I have ever slept in, which is a… Read more
This hotel is convenient to the Universal parks and City Walk. There is plenty to do at the hotel for everyone in your family. The food is a bit pricey but very good. The staff is very accommodating and friendly. If you love music, this is the place to be. The beds are some of the most comfortable hotel beds I have ever slept in, which is a wonderful treat after long days at the park. Read less
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Dec 6, 2019 qutip2ti

Very expensive hotel and meals, outdated rooms, sheets coarse, bed uncomfortable, poor amenities, pool shallow and entertainment is horrible, poor lighting in hotel and rooms. Should offer shuttle service to airport for the price we paid!
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Dec 5, 2019 Connector315774

within 45 seconds of entering the pool we were whistled at for splashing. apparently this is NOT a family friendly hotel as splashing is not allowed. I would suggest they not have a picture of kids playing in the pool on the brochure if kids are not allowed to do so. Overall staff was arrogant and not friendly. Walls were paper thin and could… Read more
within 45 seconds of entering the pool we were whistled at for splashing. apparently this is NOT a family friendly hotel as splashing is not allowed. I would suggest they not have a picture of kids playing in the pool on the brochure if kids are not allowed to do so. Overall staff was arrogant and not friendly. Walls were paper thin and could here every word in room next door. Hotel was very clean and beds were comfy Read less