Hard Rock Hotel

Universal Orlando Resort, Orlando

Hotel rating
Trip advisor rating: 4.5 Based on 10252 reviews

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.

Trip advisor rating: 4.5 Based on 10252 reviews

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Feb 17, 2019 Coastal646301

Had a lovely time at The Hard Rock Hotel. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The hotel water taxi takes you right to the middle of City Walk so you are close to everything. A great way to celebrate our 30th anniversary.
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Feb 17, 2019 Scenic02354235133

Fantastic themed hotel that makes all its customers feel like rock stars. Rooms are spacious and full of the amenities you expect from a five star hotel. Pool area is like a lush tropical oasis and you even get an underwater sound system. Will definitely be returning soon.
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Feb 16, 2019 C3650SCjimd Norwood, Massachusetts

This place is awesome. The service is always terrific. The rooms are clean and new. Pool and amenities are incredible. I love coming here. Less than a 5 minute walk To the parks. Plus you get free fast passes to the parks. Highly recommended.
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Feb 16, 2019 jenn_1610 London, United Kingdom

This was my second stay, this time with my husband, having previously stayed back in May 2017. Didn’t disappoint and would recommend whole heartedly to anyone! Property, pool and rooms were immaculate. Amazing location to the parks. Room service was great, pool bar food and drinks too. Little cafe onsite was great. Transport to volcano bay was… Read more
This was my second stay, this time with my husband, having previously stayed back in May 2017. Didn’t disappoint and would recommend whole heartedly to anyone! Property, pool and rooms were immaculate. Amazing location to the parks. Room service was great, pool bar food and drinks too. Little cafe onsite was great. Transport to volcano bay was awesome. We organised a day trip to NASA too during our stay and pick up location at Citywalk was really convenient. I want to go back again! Read less
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Feb 15, 2019 norlener15

As always the Hard Rock Hotel do not disappoint. Its walkable location to Universal Studios is amazing and so simple. Stay at this hotel and you get one hour early entry to parks as well as express passes to all rides. Wonderful staff and great rooms. We love The Palm Restaurant located in this hotel.