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

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, 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 Great place for families

Nov 25, 2020 elizabethaustill

I was very surprised at how personable the employees were at this resort. My family was treated very well and we will definitely be back. The lazy river and bowling area was a great option. The use of masks throughout the resort was a big comfort. Having all park goers use hand sanitizer prior to entering a ride, was also a pleasant surprise. I… Read more
I was very surprised at how personable the employees were at this resort. My family was treated very well and we will definitely be back. The lazy river and bowling area was a great option. The use of masks throughout the resort was a big comfort. Having all park goers use hand sanitizer prior to entering a ride, was also a pleasant surprise. I appreciate how hard Universal Studios is working to keep us safe during this time. Read less
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Nov 22, 2020 Vballin2717 Naples, Florida

The hotel was not too clean upon arrival. Bathroom counter was not wiped down with pink paste on it, hair in the tub, dirty bag that covered the remotes, dead roach in room at one point. Pool by our room was closed until Friday (I checked in Tuesday). Rude staff inside Bayline Diner. Not too pleased. Great per price night but you get what you pay… Read more
The hotel was not too clean upon arrival. Bathroom counter was not wiped down with pink paste on it, hair in the tub, dirty bag that covered the remotes, dead roach in room at one point. Pool by our room was closed until Friday (I checked in Tuesday). Rude staff inside Bayline Diner. Not too pleased. Great per price night but you get what you pay for. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Noise of pipes flushing or ac flushing all night. Terrible stay

Nov 22, 2020 rmr446

My girlfriend and I have stayed at all the hotels on properties and Cabana Bay seemed nice until we got into the room. We noticed a sound like when someone flushes a toilet in another room. Like the pipes were clearing. Not thinking anything of it we went about our night. The sound continued all night and we got zero sleep because of it. Sad to… Read more
My girlfriend and I have stayed at all the hotels on properties and Cabana Bay seemed nice until we got into the room. We noticed a sound like when someone flushes a toilet in another room. Like the pipes were clearing. Not thinking anything of it we went about our night. The sound continued all night and we got zero sleep because of it. Sad to say we will never stay here again. Read less
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Nov 21, 2020 R8chl78 Yulee, Florida

We enjoyed Cabana Bay so much. Our suite was clean and spacious. The water park was great and we enjoyed the onsite bowling. Checking in and out was super easy. We never waited on a shuttle to the park since one was usually waiting for us. As a plus we were able to park at the hotel on the first day of our trip and ride the shuttle before the 4:00… Read more
We enjoyed Cabana Bay so much. Our suite was clean and spacious. The water park was great and we enjoyed the onsite bowling. Checking in and out was super easy. We never waited on a shuttle to the park since one was usually waiting for us. As a plus we were able to park at the hotel on the first day of our trip and ride the shuttle before the 4:00 pm check in. That was an excellent perk. The employees were super friendly and helpful. It was just a positive experience. We will definitely stay here again. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Another Great Experience!!!

Nov 20, 2020 Tony R

We are Annual Passholders and visit 3-4 times a year from Maryland. This hotel has everything you could want and the entire staff is great. There is one person in particular, Will, who has gone above and beyond for us on many occasions. We are visiting again in a couple of weeks for Christmas to see the Grinch, and I know that the service will be… Read more
We are Annual Passholders and visit 3-4 times a year from Maryland. This hotel has everything you could want and the entire staff is great. There is one person in particular, Will, who has gone above and beyond for us on many occasions. We are visiting again in a couple of weeks for Christmas to see the Grinch, and I know that the service will be second to none. Keep up the tremendous job folks!!!! Read less