Adventures at Universal Orlando Resort never end when you stay at their official resort properties, including Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando (pictured).
Updated Feb. 9, 2021
Universal Orlando Resort isn’t just home to some of the world’s greatest theme parks. It also offers several ways to stay in the middle of the action at its resort hotels, guaranteeing plenty of excitement before and after you visit Universal Studios Florida, Universal’s Islands of Adventure, Universal’s Volcano Bay and Universal CityWalk!
What’s more, these hotel properties offer ample amenities and exclusive benefits for guests, as well as quick access to everything you want to see and do. Ranging from Premier to Value tiers, here’s your guide to the hotels at Universal Orlando Resort!
Please note: The availability of some offerings at Universal Orlando's resort hotels may be temporarily limited. Guests should check with the front desk for more details.
Premier Hotels at Universal Orlando Resort ($$$$)
Premier Hotels are the crème de la crème of Universal Orlando’s resorts, complete with resort-style, amenity-laden pools and other ways to play. Guests of these properties receive complimentary Universal Express Unlimited; early park admission to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ and Universal’s Volcano Bay; free, resort-wide transportation to the parks, including water taxis; priority seating at Universal Orlando restaurants; and other exclusive benefits.
Also showcased in this blog’s cover image, Loews Portofino Bay Hotel brings a slice of la dolce vita — the sweet life — to your Universal Orlando adventures. Paying homage to the gorgeous seaside village of Portofino, Italy, it offers guests equal measures of tranquil relaxation and engaging entertainment.
In addition to standard and club-level rooms, Loews Portofino Bay Hotel boasts suites ranging from 650 to 2,725 square feet, including the family-friendly Despicable Me Kids Suites. You can also enjoy some of Universal Orlando’s best dining at onsite restaurants like Mama Della's Ristorante℠, Trattoria del Porto™ and BiCE Ristorante.
Loews Portofino Bay offers much for wine-lovers, too, including Harbor Nights, a wine, food and live-music event that takes place four times per year under the twinkling lights of the Harbor Piazza. Every night at sunset (weather permitting), guests can also enjoy the sounds of Musica Della Notte, which blends opera, festive melodies, and a singular mix of opera and pop music dubbed “popera.”
Rock royalty never had it so good! Besides standard and club-level rooms, Hard Rock Hotel offers suites sized from 650 to 2,000 square feet — with the latter including Future Rock Star Suites that will let your kids live their rock ‘n’ roll dreams. But that’s just the start of everything this property offers.
For instance, The Sound of Your Stay™ program invites you to stream celebrity-curated playlists to enhance your visit. If you prefer to make your own music, choose from a menu of 20 Fender® guitars that can be delivered straight to your room. (This program is complimentary, but a temporary deposit and loan agreement are required.)
For even more aural adventures, check out Hard Rock Hotel’s Velvet Sessions lobby concert series, featuring intimate concerts by legendary performers. (To find one happening around the time of your stay, check our Events Calendar.) You can also take a self-guided Music Memorabilia tour packed with artifacts from rock history. And when you get hungry, dig into classic American fare at The Kitchen at Hard Rock Hotel® or choose from another one of the hotel’s five onsite restaurants and bars.
Escape to a South Seas paradise right here in Orlando when you book a stay at Loews Royal Pacific Resort, featuring standard and club-level rooms, plus suites. The latter stretch from 670 to 2,010 square feet, and children are sure to go wild for the Jurassic World™ Kids Suites.
More adventures in dining await the whole family, including Islands Dining Room and Jake’s American Bar, where you can unwind with a wide selection of traditional and Pan-Asian cuisine, craft beers, and imaginative, island-themed cocktails. (The latter also hosts Jake’s Beer Dinner and Jake’s Beer Festival.)
Preferred Hotel at Universal Orlando Resort ($$$)
The Caribbean-themed Loews Sapphire Falls Resort offers standard rooms and elegant suites, including options designed for families with kids. Guests receive early park admission to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ and Universal’s Volcano Bay, plus free, resort-wide transportation.
Onsite dining includes Amatista Cookhouse™ and Strong Water Tavern, which serves more than 100 different types of rum. Last but not least, Loews Sapphire Falls Resort boasts the destination’s largest pool at 16,000 square feet, complete with a sandy beach, hot tub, water slide and more.
Prime Value Hotels at Universal Orlando Resort ($$)
When you choose to stay at Universal Orlando’s Prime Value hotels, which are designed for fun and affordability, you’ll receive early admission to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ and Universal’s Volcano Bay, plus free, resort-wide transportation and other exclusive benefits. You’ll also be just steps away from Volcano Bay.
Experience a fresh, fun way to stay at this perfectly priced, affordable escape that fits your style and budget. It's also the first Universal Orlando property to feature a rooftop lounge, Bar 17 Bistro, which offers breathtaking views of all three Universal Orlando theme parks.
With choices of standard and deluxe rooms, as well as kids’ suites, Universal’s Aventura Hotel also has a fitness center, a pool with a kids’ splash zone, and even its own Universal Studios Store™. And fans of unique dining are sure to enjoy the variety of cuisines in Urban Pantry, a modern food hall where a chef will cook up a custom wok dish right before your eyes.
This vibrant, retro-cool property is inspired by mid-century modern architecture and classic Florida beach resorts from the 1950s and ‘60s. Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort features standard rooms and spacious family suites, as well as two-bedroom suites. It also has two pools and a relaxing lazy river, and private cabana rentals are available. For dining, check out options like Bayliner Diner™, The Hideaway Bar & Grill™, and Atomic Tonic™.
This resort offers indoor fun, too, including the Game-o-Rama arcade and Galaxy Bowl, while the Jack LaLanne Physical Fitness Studio brings the property’s vintage touch to your daily exercise regimen. You can also stock up on cool collectibles at the onsite Universal Studios Store, and even get the chance to meet Universal Orlando’s beloved theme park characters in the lobby on select days.
Value Hotels at Universal Orlando Resort ($)
Universal’s Endless Summer Resort
Universal Orlando Resort’s newest hotels are positioned as their most affordable yet. Savings don’t mean a lack of amenities, though, as guests receive early park admission to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ and Universal’s Volcano Bay, plus complimentary, resort-wide transportation and more. Universal’s Endless Summer Resort includes:
Universal’s Endless Summer Resort — Surfside Inn and Suites: Showcasing a fun surf theme, this property features standard rooms and two-bedroom suites that sleep up to six guests. You can play in the resort’s surfboard-shaped pool and refuel at the food court between theme park adventures.
Universal’s Endless Summer Resort — Dockside Inn and Suites: Offering a coastal, calm vibe and sunset theming, Universal Orlando's newest hotel has two large pools with a sandy beach. It also has standard rooms and two-bedroom suites, as well as a food court.
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