Universal's Endless Summer Resort - Dockside Inn and Suites

Universal Orlando Resort, Orlando

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The hotel

A sister hotel to Universal's Endless Summer Resort - Surfside Inn and Suites, this hotel is a perfect blend of coastal retreat vibe with the fun and adrenaline fueled theme parks conveniently close by. Of course there are the exclusive added benefits of staying at a Universal hotel, including Early Park Admission† to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ and Universal’s Volcano Bay up to one hour before the theme parks open (select attractions, valid theme park admission required), plus complimentary transport to and from all 3 theme parks and Universal CityWalk. 2-bedroom suites sleep six, and are a great base for larger families to unwind after all the thrills of the day.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Games Room
  • Restaurant
  • Swimming Pool
  • Close to Universal Orlando Resort

Where is it

Just a short shuttle bus ride to all three Universal Orlando theme parks and the entertainment of Universal CityWalk. Transfer time from Orlando International Airport: 20 minutes.

Hotel information

2050 rooms and suites. All with air-conditioning, flat-screen TV, telephone, alarm clock, WiFi, mini-fridge, safe, hairdryer, iron and board. Standard Rooms feature 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults.

2-Bedroom Suites feature a kitchenette with a mini-fridge, microwave, coffee-maker, and picnic style dining table. They have one bedroom with 2 queen-size beds, and another with 1 queen-size bed, sleeping maximum 6 persons.

Complimentary transportation to all 3 theme parks and Universal CityWalk. Self-parking $14 per night plus tax (payable locally, subject to change).

Pier 8 Market (food court offering a selection of cuisine styles for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, with plenty of grab-and-go options). The Wave Maker's Pool Bar^. The Oasis Beach Bar ^. Sunset Lounge (lobby bar)^. Starbucks®. Pizza delivery*.

Swimming pool with kids' splash area. Fitness centre. Games room.

Resort-wide charging privileges with your room key. Complimentary merchandise delivery to your hotel from shops across Universal. Universal Vacation Planning Centre. Complimentary WiFi. Wake-up calls from one of your favourite Universal Orlando characters. Universal Studios store.

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HARRY POTTER WIZARDING WORLD and all related trademarks, characters, names, and indicia are © & ™ Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Publishing Rights © JKR. (s22).

* Denotes local charge.

^ Must be 21+ with a valid photo ID to consume alcoholic beverages.

Please note: One person must be 21 years or over in the room to check in.

†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.

© 2022 UCF Hotel Venture V. UNIVERSAL TM & © Universal Studios. ENDLESS SUMMER registered trademarks, Bruce Brown Films, LLC. All rights reserved. Universal elements and all related indicia TM & © 2022 Universal Studios. All rights reserved.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Nice hotel buttttt...

May 20, 2022 pepperidge Slidell, Louisiana

We were given incorrect shuttle info from airport when making this hotel reservation.... the hotel could not transfer our luggage to the hard rock where we were booked the next day. Checked in around midnight, there was A very long line and had to wait a good bit - even with the pre check. Pillows were very uncomfortable - my neck was a mess the… Read more
We were given incorrect shuttle info from airport when making this hotel reservation.... the hotel could not transfer our luggage to the hard rock where we were booked the next day. Checked in around midnight, there was A very long line and had to wait a good bit - even with the pre check. Pillows were very uncomfortable - my neck was a mess the next morning! Read less
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May 20, 2022 Lovemoreworkless lightwater

Love this hotel!! The views were amazing!! Rooms nicely decorated, large and spotless. Lovely pool area, games room and Harry Potter shop! Shuttle to the parks comes regularly. Nice food. Expensive but good quality. The parks were crazy busy but this resort wasn’t. Definitely go again.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Amazing stay

May 20, 2022 rebekkah705

Had the best stay at dockside inn May 2022. From the moment we arrived the staff were friendly and the hotel looked amazing. Special shout-out to angie at the check in desk, wonderful human being the world needs more of her. Fab room, plenty of space and the beds are unbelievably comfortable. Fantastic transport to the parks with a bus every 10… Read more
Had the best stay at dockside inn May 2022. From the moment we arrived the staff were friendly and the hotel looked amazing. Special shout-out to angie at the check in desk, wonderful human being the world needs more of her. Fab room, plenty of space and the beds are unbelievably comfortable. Fantastic transport to the parks with a bus every 10 mins to city walk and always able to get on. The pool area was really nice and lots of sun loungers at all times of the day, it was also heated so wasn’t freezing cold. The pier 8 restaurant options were great but the quality of the food wasn’t always the best, it was very hit and miss as sometimes the food would be delicious and other times it would just be meh. The reusable cups should be able to be used for longer as they currently only offer 4 days then you have to pay daily after that, but the lady at the til did put 7 days on for us for the price of 4 so grateful for that. The universal store in the hotel has a great range of merchandise although I wish they had bigger sizes than a 2xl. Starbucks I’m the hotel was great also, we got our morning cake pop before heading the parks. One thing to note is it shows on the map your given at check in that there is a specific spot across the car park for lyft and Uber pick up but we learnt on the first day they don’t use this and just pick you up outside the front of the lobby. Overall had the most wonderful stay at dockside and would absolutely stay here again in the future. Read less
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May 20, 2022 Anibal1978 San Juan, Puerto Rico

Very clean hotel, friendly staff, amazing room. The shuttles for parks and airport are a 5 stars service. Great pool and cocktails. The hotel need to improve the food offer. Its a family hotel but the food choice are very limited ( pizza too little, a couple of sandwiches and a limited Starbucks inside the lobby). Other area to improve its the… Read more
Very clean hotel, friendly staff, amazing room. The shuttles for parks and airport are a 5 stars service. Great pool and cocktails. The hotel need to improve the food offer. Its a family hotel but the food choice are very limited ( pizza too little, a couple of sandwiches and a limited Starbucks inside the lobby). Other area to improve its the phine service. We call for a pizza and wait 12 minutes in line for an answer and the pizza arrive incorrectly. In other call stay 15 minutes to be attended. Read less
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May 20, 2022 paigekrawczynski

I would definitely choose this hotel from now on. A lot of options and really convenient for the family. Great atmosphere and super family or just by yourself setting. You really don’t have to leave the hotel just to go to the park.