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 (select attractions, 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. You're just a short walk to Universal's Volcano Bay and a quick, free shuttle ride to Universal Studios Florida and Universal's Islands of Adventure, as well as Universal CityWalk entertainment complex.

Amenities

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

Where is it

Just a short walk to Universal's Volcano Bay water theme park, and a quick shuttle ride to Universal Studios Florida and Universal's Islands of Adventure. Transfer time from airport: 20 minutes.

Hotel information

2,200 total rooms. All with air-conditioning, HDTV, mini-fridge, hairdryer, coffee machine, safe and iron and board. Standard Rooms are 300 sq ft and have views of the courtyard and pool, with 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Volcano Bay View Standard Rooms have amazing views of Universal's Volcano Bay, with 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Poolside Standard Rooms have views of the courtyard and pool, with 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Family Suite - Exterior Entry are 430 sq ft and have a living area separated by sliding partition, a kitchenette with mini-fridge, microwave and sink, outdoor access with your own exterior entry, and 2 queen-size beds plus sofa bed, sleeping maximum 6 adults or 2 adults and 4 children.

Family Suite - Interior Entry are as above, but with access from the interior hallway only.

Poolside Family Suite - Exterior Entry are 430 sq ft and have an exterior entrance, pool views, living area separated by sliding partition, a kitchenette with mini-fridge, microwave and sink, and 2 queen-size beds plus sofa bed, sleeping maximum 6 adults or 2 adults and 4 children.

Poolside Family Suite - Interior Entry are as above, but with an interior entrance only.

Volcano Bay View 2-Bedroom Suites are 772 sq ft and have amazing views of Universal's Volcano Bay, living area separated by sliding partition, a kitchenette with mini-fridge, microwave and sink, 2 bedrooms; one with 1 queen-size bed and one with 2 double beds, plus sofa bed, sleeping maximum 8 adults or 2 adults and 6 children.

Exclusive Virgin Holidays benefits:

  • Complimentary self-parking for all Virgin Holidays' customers, saving $18 per day
  • Guaranteed late check-out available exclusively until 1.00pm
  • Float Away with two complimentary inflatable rubber rings per room, for use on the lazy river
  • 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
  • The above offers are available for stays completed until 31 Dec '20.

Why is this a Virgin Holidays Favourite?

Fantastic family hotel at Universal Orlando Resort

Family Suites available offering additional space for larger families

Complimentary transportation by shuttle buses or you can walk along guided paths to all 3 theme parks and Universal CityWalk.

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®. 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.

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 Studios Store. Universal Vacation Planning Centre. Complimentary WiFi. Wake-up calls from one of your favourite Universal Orlando characters.

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.

Disclaimer: In connection with your purchase of Universal Orlando products and your visit to Universal Orlando, including Universal Studios Florida, Universal’s Islands of Adventure, Universal’s Volcano Bay, Universal CityWalk, and the Universal Orlando Resort hotels, please be advised that you must follow Universal Orlando’s policies, CDC guidelines and the recommendations of health officials. Please note that any public location where people are present provides an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 and Universal Orlando cannot guarantee that you will not be exposed during your visit. By visiting Universal Orlando, you acknowledge and agree that you assume these inherent risks associated with attendance. When you enter Universal Orlando, you understand that you are subject to the Universal Orlando terms of service (including arbitration, class action waiver, assumption of risk, and infectious disease release of liability) located at https://www.universalorlando.com/web/en/us/terms-of-service/reopening-safety-info

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.

‡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, the Blue Man Group show or Hollywood Drive-in Golf™. Subject to availability. Restrictions apply and benefits are subject to change without notice.

†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.

©2020 Starbucks Coffee Company. All rights reserved. Cabana Bay Beach Resort TM & © 2020 UCF Hotel Venture II. All rights reserved.  Universal elements and all related indicia TM & © 2020 Universal Studios. All rights reserved.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Convenient!

Sep 20, 2020 shaunlF6631FD

Hotel is perfect if you want the convenience of having the shuttle to the parks, early park access and the walking path to Volcano Bay. Really can't fault it for that. The actual hotel is acceptable. Water pressure on the shower is decent. Pools are huge. Check in was easy. Text messaging the front desk with questions/requests was super easy and… Read more
Hotel is perfect if you want the convenience of having the shuttle to the parks, early park access and the walking path to Volcano Bay. Really can't fault it for that. The actual hotel is acceptable. Water pressure on the shower is decent. Pools are huge. Check in was easy. Text messaging the front desk with questions/requests was super easy and works very well. Marriott/Hilton/etc take note. Walls are thin but my partner and I were at the end of building 6 during a time where the hotel was nowhere near full so not the biggest deal The only negative here that had zero effect on the visit and more of an observation: you can tell this hotel is just not well built (i.e. Built as cheaply as possible). Although it is only 5 years old you would swear it was built 15-20 years ago. The bathroom had so many structural imperfections that I couldnt help but notice when showering. The exterior of the building already looks really tired and ready for a facelift. Read less
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Sep 20, 2020 lawlessman76 Weatherford, Texas

Booked a package deal for horror nights months ago. Of course horror nights was canceled but we decided to keep our trip because airfare was cheap and we were not taking the kids. We were supposed to stay at the Aventura but it closed and they booked us at Cabana bay. We stayed here before and it was okay 2 years ago. They gave us a volcano view… Read more
Booked a package deal for horror nights months ago. Of course horror nights was canceled but we decided to keep our trip because airfare was cheap and we were not taking the kids. We were supposed to stay at the Aventura but it closed and they booked us at Cabana bay. We stayed here before and it was okay 2 years ago. They gave us a volcano view tower room.This stay was awful! This hotel has gone way down. It is overbooked, overcrowded, Screaming kids and drunks are everywhere. The room smells like mildew and the walls are paper thin. There were several parties in the rooms on our floor. Also, the crew at volcano bay likes to do work at night so don't be surprised if you hear back up alarms or a leaf blower going all night. The staff is short handed and unfriendly which I don't blame them having to deal with all the people and no help. I wish I would have stayed off site as the early admission is hardly needed right now. It would have made for a much better trip. Read less
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Sep 20, 2020 suzanneb782

The employees here really made this experience amazing. Everyone was really friendly and went the extra mile. The room was spotless, the common areas are all cleaned regularly and well cared for. We will be back very soon and would recommend CCBR to anyone, anytime. It is a bit of a maze and the walkway to the park is a bit wonky (around your tail… Read more
The employees here really made this experience amazing. Everyone was really friendly and went the extra mile. The room was spotless, the common areas are all cleaned regularly and well cared for. We will be back very soon and would recommend CCBR to anyone, anytime. It is a bit of a maze and the walkway to the park is a bit wonky (around your tail to get to your elbow), but it's still faster to walk than it is to take a shuttle when you factor in idle sit time and having to walk from the back of city walk. Only complaint would be that the beds are very soft... it makes a queen feel more like a twin when there's 2 people, but who wants to sleep hen when there's playing to do ?!? Read less
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Sep 19, 2020 lstappjr Spring Hill, Florida

Best place to stay for price, convenience and location. The shuttle buses are on time. Unless you are doing other things in Orlando, once you park your car you don't need to move it. Overall experience was awesome.
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Sep 17, 2020 Terry B

Our trip to Cabana Bay was awesome. The safety precautions were on point and the staff was amazing. The loction is ideal for going to the parks. The foif options at the food court are awesome. Try the cabana Burger add the Bacon for a taste sensation . The pancakes at breakfast were great as well. You can't go wrong with thus resort. I'm… Read more
Our trip to Cabana Bay was awesome. The safety precautions were on point and the staff was amazing. The loction is ideal for going to the parks. The foif options at the food court are awesome. Try the cabana Burger add the Bacon for a taste sensation . The pancakes at breakfast were great as well. You can't go wrong with thus resort. I'm already planning our next trip. Read less