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

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 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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Feb 27, 2021 Michael M Orlando, Florida

I have enjoyed staying at this hotel in the past pre-covid, however I am highly disappointed in the hotel as they did not plan covid preventions in their pool areas. The hotel lobby and rooms took safety precautions, however with a hotel so large there was only one pool and it was full of guests. No chairs to sit and rest your belongings snd no… Read more
I have enjoyed staying at this hotel in the past pre-covid, however I am highly disappointed in the hotel as they did not plan covid preventions in their pool areas. The hotel lobby and rooms took safety precautions, however with a hotel so large there was only one pool and it was full of guests. No chairs to sit and rest your belongings snd no social distancing. With the rise in cases in central Florida you would think they would control things a bit more, but I guess not. With this experience I doubt I will return considering the lack of effort to maintain safety for guests to have an enjoyable experience without a large crowd of people. I understand not everyone feels the same about covid, but For this like myself I expect to feel safe wherever I go and I cannot say that Loews Cabana Bay Resort would be a place I would return to considering their lack of effort. For those who care about their safety this is not a place for you to relax by the pool unless you’re ok around 100’s of people without proper spacing and health protocols. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating So much to do!

Feb 27, 2021 Lemon728 Fort Lauderdale, Florida

We only stayed for a night but we wished we could've stayed so we could do everything! Lazy river, bowling, lots of drinks and food, and fast and easy transportation. Deff would recommend and stay again!!
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Feb 27, 2021 Tammy G

Have been staying at this resort since it first opened and had only one building to stay in. Since then have stayed many times and in all of the buildings. Keep coming back because it never disappoints and consistently receive great service and comfortable beds. Recommend to friends that want a value packed place to stay with lots to experience.
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Feb 27, 2021 mickeymiller20 Gate City, Virginia

the staff was very helpful made us feel at home,very professional but down to earth ,the bus to city walk and the park was only a short ride, and we never had to wait.The rooms were very clean,beds were very nice and comfortable.The grounds were clean,no trash anywhere.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Loved the mid century modern decor! Signage needs improved. Website does not indicate pool, hot tub, firepit is closed.

Feb 26, 2021 amstewart98 Mount Vernon, Ohio

Pros: The suite is spacious, clean, and functional. Love the decor of the room and property! Plenty of clean towels in the pool area. Bus service to Universal was frequent, prompt, clean. Cons: Signage is AWFUL! Especially if you arrive at night. The building numbers are not illuminated. We drove around for 30 minutes trying to find our building.… Read more
Pros: The suite is spacious, clean, and functional. Love the decor of the room and property! Plenty of clean towels in the pool area. Bus service to Universal was frequent, prompt, clean. Cons: Signage is AWFUL! Especially if you arrive at night. The building numbers are not illuminated. We drove around for 30 minutes trying to find our building. So frustrating. One of the pools and the hot tub was closed, and that is NOT mentioned on the website. 1 of the 2 firepits was non-functional. Costs: The meals at the Bayliner restaurant average $15 per person per meal. The portions are large though. Read less