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 '21.

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

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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

Please note: Some imagery shown does not represent current operational and safety guidelines. Visitors should be aware of and comply with government guidelines regarding travel restrictions and mandatory quarantines before visiting this destination. Face coverings and temperature checks will be required for all guests. For important safety information at Universal Orlando Resort, please click here www.universalorlando.com/safetyinfo

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 and 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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May 7, 2021 terigauthier

The staff was very helpful and prompt . Universal was wonderful and action packed . Magic Kingdom was a waste of money . Long lines and no photos. Very strict on mask even when drinking your drink in 92 degree weather with mask
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May 6, 2021 peterskim13 Pittsburg, Illinois

This resort exceeded my expectations!!! Great staff and communication. Food options were great and the pool is amazing!! We loved the big pool with the lazy river but the smaller pool and water slide were great too!! Easy to get to all theme parks with bus transportation from the resorts. Loved being able to walk to volcano bay from the… Read more
This resort exceeded my expectations!!! Great staff and communication. Food options were great and the pool is amazing!! We loved the big pool with the lazy river but the smaller pool and water slide were great too!! Easy to get to all theme parks with bus transportation from the resorts. Loved being able to walk to volcano bay from the resort❤️💜. Arcade is great and we would have bowled if we had more time!!!! Due to covid everything shut down earlier but hopefully next visit everything stays open later. A great resort for a great price Read less
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May 6, 2021 Megan M Brainerd, United States

I was looking forward to Cabana bay stay with family. We enjoyed both pools, the lazy river, food options and drink options. We also enjoyed the early access and ability to walk to Volcano bay waterpark. We used the shuttle as well for early admission for Islands of Adventure. This was a good experience as well overall. It was nice to return… Read more
I was looking forward to Cabana bay stay with family. We enjoyed both pools, the lazy river, food options and drink options. We also enjoyed the early access and ability to walk to Volcano bay waterpark. We used the shuttle as well for early admission for Islands of Adventure. This was a good experience as well overall. It was nice to return quickly to the resort and spend the rest of the day by the pool. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Everyone that works here is so nice definitely coming back

May 6, 2021 breannagojcaj Los Angeles, California

Let’s start with Ryan the bartender he was amazing my bf proposed on the trip and we got free drinks from the hotel and Ryan made sure to get us special drinks that we love he sat there and listened and took recommendations and he was just phenomenal 10/10 loved him!!! Matt was great in the front I feel horrible I don’t know the guys name who… Read more
Let’s start with Ryan the bartender he was amazing my bf proposed on the trip and we got free drinks from the hotel and Ryan made sure to get us special drinks that we love he sat there and listened and took recommendations and he was just phenomenal 10/10 loved him!!! Matt was great in the front I feel horrible I don’t know the guys name who helped us twice so sweet they helped with everything have us so many pointers and helpful tips Mathew the security guard so so great as well let us know so many great things too like that we can buy anything from universal ans they would bring it to the hotel and was just so nice to us too! Ty at the arcade was just awesome to be and my fiancé he made the whole night great for us let us even do a game again because we did it wrong he was so great to us And I saved the best for last Sam at volcano bay was our waiter who truly just made our trip he was amazing with service so nice took care of us so great and now we both don’t want to leave Read less
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May 6, 2021 sumplacewarm Atlanta, Georgia

We have stayed at Cabana Bay more times than other Universal hotels. Rooms are comfortable and clean. Staff is attentive. Pricing is fair. Once you have stayed you can receive emails with specials. There is so much to do on site....bowling, gym, swimming pools, lazy river....it’s almost difficult to leave. Volcano Bay is such a short walk from the… Read more
We have stayed at Cabana Bay more times than other Universal hotels. Rooms are comfortable and clean. Staff is attentive. Pricing is fair. Once you have stayed you can receive emails with specials. There is so much to do on site....bowling, gym, swimming pools, lazy river....it’s almost difficult to leave. Volcano Bay is such a short walk from the hotel. No bus required. Dining is cafeteria style with many choices. Upgrade to a family suite for a little extra room...living area plus extra bathroom space. Celebrating something special? Be sure to mention it at check in. Bus transportation available to City Walk and Parks. It is a beautiful 15 to 20 minute walk along the river to the parks. Covid safety is a priority for all of Universal Orlando Resort. They follow CDC guidelines. Read less