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.

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.

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/terms-of-use

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Crowded pools @41% occupancy

Jul 6, 2020 Mandy L Bluff City, Tennessee

We always stay here, it’s our go to Universal resort. Always a fun atmosphere and we love the food and the employees are always amazing! Our tv kept glitching so we called down and Raymond (who was great!) with engineering came right up. Went to the pools to give it some time. Pools were packed, which we found odd since the resort was only 41%… Read more
We always stay here, it’s our go to Universal resort. Always a fun atmosphere and we love the food and the employees are always amazing! Our tv kept glitching so we called down and Raymond (who was great!) with engineering came right up. Went to the pools to give it some time. Pools were packed, which we found odd since the resort was only 41% occupancy. Since the park closes so early maybe that’s why the pools are so packed? Because there is nowhere else to go. Both pools open on weekend. Did not like a line to get into lazy river, and always a line at the bar by the pool- get another bartender over there please. No live music in the lobby and lobby bar closed too. So TVs never stopped the glitching and we decided to upgrade to Royal Pacific- which ended up being not the greatest because their food was not to our liking at all. But the manager was understanding and helped us get in touch with Royal to accommodate us. Figured we would pack up to switch rooms anyway, why not check out a different resort that would feel less crowded. Will return to Cabana Bay again in the future, remains our go to! Love the atmosphere and staff and walking distance to VB. Read less
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Jul 4, 2020 Slaneme

With the increasing Covid numbers in Florida I was a little nervous about taking the family. Once we arrived I could tell the company was serious about their safety approach. There was staff at the entrances taking temps. Everyone was wearing masks and hand sanitizer was visible and used. I felt safe. The rooms were clean. We had a great… Read more
With the increasing Covid numbers in Florida I was a little nervous about taking the family. Once we arrived I could tell the company was serious about their safety approach. There was staff at the entrances taking temps. Everyone was wearing masks and hand sanitizer was visible and used. I felt safe. The rooms were clean. We had a great vacation Read less
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Jul 3, 2020 Barbara M Orlando, Florida

Due to cabin fever from quarantine, friends suggested a weekend and this resort. We are not too sure, but we needed an escape and did not feel safe renting an Air BnB. I have to say that the staff were constantly cleaning and disinfecting things. They check our temperature every day, they had free masks and hand sanitizer at every entrance. … Read more
Due to cabin fever from quarantine, friends suggested a weekend and this resort. We are not too sure, but we needed an escape and did not feel safe renting an Air BnB. I have to say that the staff were constantly cleaning and disinfecting things. They check our temperature every day, they had free masks and hand sanitizer at every entrance. Chairs, table, were disinfected between clients. There was not room service or housekeeping, in order to ensure social distancing. We called for fresh towels and they were delivered when we were out of the foom. This was very reassuring and if all hotels do this, I would not hesitate to book a stay. Read less
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Jul 2, 2020 FamTrav21

If you have a trip planned to Cabana Bay during the pandemic - postpone or cancel. This place is overrated and not prepared for the limited crowd that is here. Some areas aren’t clean, pools aren’t open. (One pool is supposedly open but due to “storms” they didn’t know when they would allow guests in (no sign of rain on radar)). You can tell there… Read more
If you have a trip planned to Cabana Bay during the pandemic - postpone or cancel. This place is overrated and not prepared for the limited crowd that is here. Some areas aren’t clean, pools aren’t open. (One pool is supposedly open but due to “storms” they didn’t know when they would allow guests in (no sign of rain on radar)). You can tell there is limited staff here - very little open. Very disappointed in this place - you should at least get a Covid-19 discount for this type of service and lack of amenities. Read less
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Jul 1, 2020 LeeAnn J Orlando, Florida

One of the two pools is open lobby is super clean social distancing taking place but clean fast service Family suites sleeps six easily with a small kitchenette. The pool area has hot tubs and a slide at one pool and lazy river at the other pool