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 on-site 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 '19.

Free on-site transportation by shuttle buses or you can walk along guided paths to all 3 theme parks and Universal CityWalk™. Complimentary self-parking for Virgin Holidays' guests for 2018 and 2019.

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

Minimum stay: 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. (s18)

†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.

©2018 Starbucks Coffee Company. All rights reserved. Cabana Bay Beach Resort TM & © 2018 UCF Hotel Venture II. All rights reserved.  Universal elements and all related indicia TM & © 2018 Universal Studios. All rights reserved.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great place!

Mar 23, 2019 pdx914 West Linn, Oregon

Value, fun, easy access! Great pool, good food and as mentioned it was not a gouge in the wallet so to speak. Along with being a good value and so close to the park, the risk of party goers does and did show up. Even with they, I’d stay again and again.
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Mar 22, 2019 pittsburger2018

There are a lot of things to do on the property, and it is decorated nicely. Staff is friendly and helpful. There are several reasonably priced food options on-site. The water park, Volcano Bay, is within walking distance of the resort.
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Mar 22, 2019 Sherpa11357233618 Wellington, Florida

From check in to check out everyone was very nice and friendly. The attendants at gift shops and good service lines and housekeeping. Really felt like our 2 night stay was worth the money. Like having parking in a covered garage by our room. Great view of the park and surrounding area from our floor to ceiling window. Very clean room, housekeeping… Read more
From check in to check out everyone was very nice and friendly. The attendants at gift shops and good service lines and housekeeping. Really felt like our 2 night stay was worth the money. Like having parking in a covered garage by our room. Great view of the park and surrounding area from our floor to ceiling window. Very clean room, housekeeping came both days. Read less
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Mar 22, 2019 beca586 Atlantic City, New Jersey

We just spent 4 nights in a family suite at Cabana Bay with our 19 month old toddler. We requested a crib through email ahead of time and they brought it up as soon as we got to the room. They do not provide sheets for the crib so make sure to bring one. My son was fine in the crib and he slept in the living room/kitchen area. Just FYI the door… Read more
We just spent 4 nights in a family suite at Cabana Bay with our 19 month old toddler. We requested a crib through email ahead of time and they brought it up as soon as we got to the room. They do not provide sheets for the crib so make sure to bring one. My son was fine in the crib and he slept in the living room/kitchen area. Just FYI the door and wall are more like a curtain. Sound and light go right through. We managed fine but if you have a really light sleeper make sure to bring a noise machine. The hotel and pool were perfect for a toddler. He absolutely loved that he could stand in the pool on the ledge and in the walk in area. They also have a great splash pad. I do wish they had more activities for toddlers during the week since it rained one day. The food was good not amazing but not bad either. I had the veggie burger which was my favorite meal there. We also ordered amazon prime now but you had to be in the lobby to pick it up (the luggage guys held it for us but it seemed like they don’t normally do that). The front desk was extremely understanding when I asked for a late check out so my son could nap. She extended it extra late for us which was so nice. Drinks are expensive (as is the food). We ordered some beer and wine from amazon which worked out well since there is a good size fridge in the family suite. Read less
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Mar 22, 2019 Stay10397545008 Easley, South Carolina

This was a last minute trip and the resort representative was very helpful in getting us a room. This was a great hotel and very clean! Loved the outdoor firepits. The gift shop was great too in case you missed something in the parks. Would definitely stay here again!