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.

Complimentary 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 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

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 First Time in Universal

May 20, 2019 Maps03235240579

I was very impressed by this property. Definitely worth it to stay here rather than a hotel. Barely waited for shuttles. Not as close as the other properties but barely an issue. There's pools for lazy days. Would recommend!
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May 20, 2019 Stay31382041427 Ormond Beach, Florida

We've been here several times before. This place is amazing. The pool, the suite, gym, starbucks, bowling alley, game room, large cafeteria. Its a place we love to come to and keep coming back. You can take the water taxi across the street to City Walk. The music and atmosphere is awesome. The people that work here are friendly. We just… Read more
We've been here several times before. This place is amazing. The pool, the suite, gym, starbucks, bowling alley, game room, large cafeteria. Its a place we love to come to and keep coming back. You can take the water taxi across the street to City Walk. The music and atmosphere is awesome. The people that work here are friendly. We just love everything. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Anniversary Trip

May 20, 2019 Relax46138882132 Heiskell, Tennessee

Had a great time!! My husband and I came without the children for our 20th anniversary and it was a great experience and we plan on bringing the kids next summer. It was very convenient getting back and forth to the parks and the resort was very nice.
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May 19, 2019 joshlawson123 Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom

My wife and I have stayed here on 3 occasions now travelling from the UK. The hotel itself is great. Very consistent staff who are always happy to help. The rooms are spacious and have always been ideal for us. The pool and pool areas are always very clean and there are always plenty of lifeguards around. The foodcourt is very big and the options… Read more
My wife and I have stayed here on 3 occasions now travelling from the UK. The hotel itself is great. Very consistent staff who are always happy to help. The rooms are spacious and have always been ideal for us. The pool and pool areas are always very clean and there are always plenty of lifeguards around. The foodcourt is very big and the options available are great, they have a lot of different options available. The cabana Bay burger is a must try. Transport to the parks is excellent and we never waited longer than 10 minutes. We have been to Orlando 7 times now and have opted to stay here the last 3 years in a row because we just love the hotel and the convenience of been on site. We intend on staying here again this September to celebrate our honeymoon as we got married this month. And even though this is a review of the hotel I must say this. Halloween horror nights is the best thing about our holidays to Orlando and if you are reading this and are planning to stay here, do it whilst HHN in on. Read less
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May 19, 2019 Passport13156780020

Awesome rooms that were very clean, great service that made us feel welcome and were always ready to help us, fair price, and the accommodations (pool, fitness center, bayliner diner, AND starbucks) were spectacular.