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 (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. The hotel is within walking distance to all three theme parks and the Universal CityWalk, dining and entertainment complex, or you can take complimentary shuttle buses that whisk you back and forth. It’s affordable family fun of a bygone era, and it’s all at Universal Orlando Resort.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Swimming Pool
  • Families
  • Theme Parks
  • Close to Universal Orlando Resort
  • Wheelchair access
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Games Room
  • Internet Access
  • Free transport to theme parks
  • Restaurant

Where is it

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

Hotel information

2,200 total rooms. Tower Standard Rooms are 300sq ft and feature 2 queen-size beds, iconic décor, and a 40" flat screen TV, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Volcano Side Rooms with stunning views of Universal's Volcano Bay™ sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children..

Tower Poolside Rooms offer pool views, sleeping maximum sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Courtyard Family Suites, sleeping maximum 6 adults.

Courtyard Family Suites Poolside offer pool views, sleeping maximum 6 adults.

Tower Family Suites, sleeping maximum 6 adults.

Tower Family Suites Poolside offer pool views, sleeping maximum 6 adults.

2-Bedroom Suites sleeping maximum 8 people.

  • Booking Bonus Stay at any Universal Orlando Resort hotel, and you’ll have access to our exclusive v-hub lounge at Universal’s Aventura Hotel. Enjoy a free light morning snack before your Early Park Admission† to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™, or a cuppa in the afternoon to recharge for an evening of adventure. Click here to find out more.

Why is this a Virgin Holidays Favourite?

Fantastic family hotel at Universal Orlando Resort

Family Suites available offering additional space for larger families

Exclusive Virgin Holidays benefits:

  • Complimentary self-parking for all Virgin Holidays' customers, saving $12 per day
  • Guaranteed late check-out available exclusively until 1.00pm
  • 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
  • Float Away with two complimentary inflatable rubber rings for use on the lazy river
  • The above offers are available for stays completed until 31 Dec '20.

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® coffee shop. 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.

Universal Orlando Attraction Ticket Center. Universal Studios Store.

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.

*Denotes local charge.

Please note: One person must be 21 years or over in the room to check in.

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

†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 Best valued resort hotel in Orlando

Nov 17, 2019 Climber00820430270 Stuart, Florida

We were pleasantly surprised by the quality of this hotel compared to the lower rates. There are comfy beds and pillows, great suite style “kitchenette” affordable rooms with lots of storage, beautiful pools, great maid service, efficient bus service, and great amenities.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Very enjoyable

Nov 17, 2019 3stout

Cabana Bay Beach Resort at Universal is a nice place to stay. Transportation to the parks was great and available all the time with hardly any wait. The staff at Galaxy Bowling on our last night was great after finding out Bayliner closed at 11 PM instead of midnight like the website reported. Ticket desk staff was very informative and helpful.… Read more
Cabana Bay Beach Resort at Universal is a nice place to stay. Transportation to the parks was great and available all the time with hardly any wait. The staff at Galaxy Bowling on our last night was great after finding out Bayliner closed at 11 PM instead of midnight like the website reported. Ticket desk staff was very informative and helpful. Housekeeping staff was constantly on their cell phones talking texting and taking selfies. Staff in the dining room area in front of Bayliner did the same kind of things, never offering to pick up trays dishes etc. Kiddo enjoyed the pool on the first night. Overall, good experience but will probably try a different hotel for the next trip. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating No wheelchair friendly staff

Nov 17, 2019 Escape53293238139

Staff members (4) refused to help with bags or to watch my son whilst I got them. I only asked as I had a child in a wheelchair. I had to leave him kerbside on his own while I fetched the bags. “It’s not my Job” should be the motto of this hotel, manager was nice. But on checking out I had the same problem, this hotels staff are seriously lacking… Read more
Staff members (4) refused to help with bags or to watch my son whilst I got them. I only asked as I had a child in a wheelchair. I had to leave him kerbside on his own while I fetched the bags. “It’s not my Job” should be the motto of this hotel, manager was nice. But on checking out I had the same problem, this hotels staff are seriously lacking in humanity. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great hotel!

Nov 17, 2019 sillymama1981 Cleveland, New York

We went during an off time, so the hotel room may have been quieter on account of that. Very nice rooms (very small Queen beds), bright colors, Harry Potter movies played inside as well as by pool. Would definitely stay here again.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Perfect.

Nov 17, 2019 LisaBry2019

For my first time traveling to Universal Studios I was glad I picked Cabana Bay. The room was very clean, neat and well laid out. The view from our room was beautiful. Transportation to the parks was flawless. We never had to wait for a bus coming or going. Another great perk was having Volcano Bay next door.