£190.48 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in 24 Apr 2015 Check-out 27 Apr 2015

Universal's Hard Rock Hotel

4 stars
View map of 5800 Universal Boulevard, Orlando, FL 32819

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
4.4
out of 5
92 reviews
Universal trip

This was our first stay at The Hard Rock Hotel at Universal Orlando. It is the closest hotel to the... See full review

  • Michael P.
  • 19 Mar 2015
rocking at the hard rock

If you want to rent a guitar ....they have it. If you want Starbucks, they have it. Great food,... See full review

  • lambphyl
  • 12 Mar 2015
Experience rock 'n' roll while in an Orlando getaway
Feel like a rock 'n' roll royalty by booking a stay at the stylish rock and roll vibe and chic accommodations of Universal's Hard Rock Hotel while in Orlando. Apart from the up-to-date amenities and central location, this boutique hotel also features over $1 million worth of memorabilia from the famous rock idols like Elvis Presley, Jimi Hendrix, David Bowie and Madonna. At Universal's Hard Rock Hotel, guests can spend the day engaging in recreational activities at the pool area with hot tubs, sand beach, volleyball court and underwater music. Kids have fun in the play area and pool slide. Vacationers can likewise unwind at the in-house fitness centre (fees apply) with whirlpool and steam and sauna rooms. 

Patrons can relish seafood and Italian dishes at Palm Restaurant and new American cuisines at The Kitchen. Stay refresh with cocktails at Velvert Bar and savour light treats at the beach club poolside bar and grill. The property also offers rock shop, 24-hour business centre (at cost) and function venues that can host corporate and social events for up to 300 people. Laundry services and parking are also available for added convenience.
3 Reasons To Stay
  • Pool with underwater sound system
  • Fitness centre and sauna
  • Free in-room Wi-Fi access
Universal's Hard Rock Hotel Rooms
The tastefully designed rooms and suites at Universal's Hard Rock Hotel are appointed with complimentary Wi-Fi access, coffee maker, safe deposit box, telephone, iron and ironing board, hairdryer, en suite bathroom and an entertainment centre with flat-screen TV, CD player and MP3 station. Some units have sitting area, dining room, whirlpool tub, office area or garden/sea views.
Things To Do
  • Universal Studios Florida (0.2 mi/0.3 km)
  • Universal CityWalk (0.4 mi/0.6 km)
  • Universal's Islands of Adventure (0.6 mi/1.0 km)
  • Orlando Premium Outlets International Drive 0.8 mi/1.3 km)
  • Fun Spot America Orlando (1.0 mi/1.6 km)
  • Wet 'n Wild (1.1 mi/1.7 km)
  • Festival Bay Mall at International Drive (1.2 mi/1.9 km)
  • Titanic The Experience (1.6 mi/2.6 km)
  • Mall at Millenia (2.1 mi/3.4 km)
  • Holy Land Experience (2.3 mi/3.7 km)
Policies and Fees
  • All guests have complimentary access to the fitness center. 
  • Exclusive Theme Park Benefits include early park admission to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter one hour before theme park opens (valid at select attractions at each park), and free Universal Express Unlimited ride access (paid theme park admissions required, not valid for guests staying at Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort). Ride access is not valid at Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey, Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts, Hogwarts Express and other select attractions.
  • Benefits are valid only for the number of guests staying in the room for the length of hotel stay as indicated on the Universal Express Unlimited pass and available during normal operating hours only. Not valid for separately ticketed special events. Restrictions may apply and benefits are subject to change without notice.

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

Universal's Hard Rock Hotel Rooms

Garden Room
Guestrooms overlook lush landscapes,scenic waterways, walkways to the theme parks or can be a parking lot/garden view.Approx. 375 sq. feet.Max. Occupancy 5 Q/Q (with $25 rollaway)
Standard Guest Room
Room sold as a partially or fully blocked views of garden, pool,parking lot, rooftop air conditioning vent etc. Less desired
Pool View Guest Rooms
Same room as Garden, with different view. Guest rooms overlook the Hard Rock Hotel's themed pools and often includes views of Universal. Approx. 375 sq. feet.Max. Occupancy 5 Q/Q (with $25 rollaway)
DELUXE ROOMS
Oversized rooms featuring larger seating areas. Views are garden NO CONNECTORS, NO PETS, Non smking Approx Q/Q is 500 sq feet Approx. King is 400 sq feet Max. Occupancy: 5 Q/Q
KIDS SUITE
Personal space for adults and the children! King bed and a sleeper sofa in Adults room. Children can access hallway door. Features 2 twin beds(no bunk beds),their own tv and kids table and chairs.
Club Level Rooms
375 sq feet Club rooms are Garden or Pool View. Only located on 7th floor and can be garden or parking lot views. May view opposite side of hotel away from UO. Similar to gdn/pool view, but receive exclusive Club amenities.
King Suite
Oversized King room. Provides generous space with an accompanying sense of luxury and exclusivity. Features 1 king bed,small sleeper sofa (or rollaway permitted), an entertainment area with television, comfortable seating area.

Amenities

  • Heated pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
Air conditioned
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Pet friendly
Elevators
Ice machine
24 hour security
Phone service
Activities
Heated pool
Fitness centre or spa
Exercise gym
Jacuzzi
Live entertainment
Sauna
Children's activities
Golf
Game room
Jogging track
Tennis
Boating
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Continental breakfast
Restaurant
Coffee maker in room
Lounge
Coffee shop
24 hour room service
Room service
Services
24 hour front desk
Business centre
Maid service
Laundry service
Guest laundromat
Express checkout
Childcare Service
Concierge desk
Laundry/Valet services
ATM/Cash machine
Security
Wake-up service
In-Room Safe
Shops/Commercial services
Shopping mall
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Car rental desk
Barber shop
Boutiques
Barber/Beauty shop
Porters
Doorman
FAX
Conference facilities
Doctor on call
Video checkout
Copy service
Currency exchange
News stand
Audio visual equipment
Drugstore
Kennels
Parking
Valet parking
Bus parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities
Accessible facilities
Wheel chair access
Accessible parking
Ramp access to buildings
Brailled elevators
TDD telephone machine
Room
Cable or sat. TV
Radio
Cordless phone
Safe
Phone with speaker
Telephone
AM/FM alarm clock
Desk with lamp
Mini bar
Free newspaper
Heated guest rooms
Hairdryer in room
Turndown service
Shower
Electronic door locks
Dining guide
Iron
Ironing board
Smoke detectors
Sprinklers in rooms

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Hotel Map

28.4775 -81.4649
Nearby airports
ORLANDO INTL AIRPORT, (MCO), 12.00, MI, W;
Area description
City Center

Nearby points of interest

  • Universal Islands of Adventure: 0.3 mi
  • Universal Studios Escape: 0.4 mi
  • Universal Studios Florida: 0.4 mi
  • Malibu Grand Prix: 0.8 mi
  • Millenia Mall Complex: 2.1 mi
  • Ripley's Believe It Or Not: 2.1 mi
  • Guinness World of Records: 2.1 mi
  • Trainland: 3 mi
  • Wonderworks: 3.1 mi
  • Pointe Orlando Dining, Shopping & Entertainment Complex: 3.2 mi
  • Orange County Convention Center: 3.5 mi
  • Shingle Creek Golf Club: 3.7 mi
  • Aquatica Park: 4.3 mi
  • Seaworld Orlando: 4.6 mi
  • The Florida Mall: 4.8 mi
  • Universal Islands of Adventure: 0.3 mi
  • Universal Studios Escape: 0.4 mi
  • Universal Studios Florida: 0.4 mi
  • Malibu Grand Prix: 0.8 mi
  • Millenia Mall Complex: 2.1 mi
  • Ripley's Believe It Or Not: 2.1 mi
  • Guinness World of Records: 2.1 mi
  • Trainland: 3 mi
  • Wonderworks: 3.1 mi
  • Pointe Orlando Dining, Shopping & Entertainment Complex: 3.2 mi
  • Orange County Convention Center: 3.5 mi
  • Shingle Creek Golf Club: 3.7 mi
  • Aquatica Park: 4.3 mi
  • Seaworld Orlando: 4.6 mi
  • The Florida Mall: 4.8 mi
  • Sea World Adventure Park: 4.8 mi
  • Discovery Cove: 5 mi
  • The Florida Citrus Bowl: 5.7 mi
  • Downtown Orlando: 6.7 mi
  • Amway Arena: 6.9 mi
  • TD Waterhouse Centre: 6.9 mi
  • Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre: 6.9 mi
  • Lake Eola Swan Boat & Gondola Rentals: 7.1 mi
  • John Young Planetarium: 8.2 mi
  • Loch Haven Park: 8.6 mi
  • Orange County Historical Museum: 8.8 mi
  • Orlando Museum of Art: 8.9 mi
  • Gatorland: 9.2 mi
  • Lake Whippoorwill Speedway: 14.8 mi
  • CFE Arena: 18.6 mi
  • Bright House Networks Stadium: 18.9 mi

Dining

The Kitchen
New American cuisine.
The Palm Restaurant
Famed New York steakhouse.
beach club
Poolside bar and grill.
Velvet Lounge
Orlando's coolest spot for cocktails and appetizers.
Emack & Bolios Marketplace
Ice cream parlor featuring Starbucks coffee.
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Hotel Policies

Check-in:
04:00 PM
Check-out:
11:00 AM

Terms and conditions

Extra charges may apply for children. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the quoted rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

Ratings and reviews for Universal's Hard Rock Hotel

Overall score

4.4 / 5
5.01.0
92 out of 92
Amenities:
4.4
Cleanliness:
4.6
Hotel staff:
4.5
Comfort:
4.4
Location:
4.9
Value:
3.9

92% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Universal's Hard Rock Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Kim G.
Business
N/A
24 Mar 2015

Great Location

Loved the location, the pool, and The Kitchen restaurant. The kids enjoyed looking at all the rock memorabilia and playing the games at the pool. Great stay!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Universal's Hard Rock Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
DABMAC
Business
N/A
23 Mar 2015

Great Place to Stay for Universal

Had hoped to return to Royal Pacific but zero availability sent us to Hard Rock -- happy it did! Hotel was great fun for the family -- room comfortable, clean, well appointed, although finding it meant a looooong walk from elevator and a need to follow signs the first few times to avoid getting lost. Beds were comfy, fridge was a big help and Keurig with FREE coffee a nice touch and pleasant surprise. Good but pricey breakfast buffet at The Kitchen. (Kids definitely did NOT eat $19.99 worth -- I could have which is why I ordered off the menu!) Beach Bar food and drinks at the pool were delish with varied options, servers super friendly and attentive. Walk to Universal and City Walk the perfect distance. Only took the water taxi once -- for novelty, not necessity. Wish hotel staff had walked us through a map of property at check-in. Felt lost the first few days -- knew there were short cuts but had to find them by accident. Still not sure where in the giant buildings our room was located, even after four days there! Bellman gave us GREAT advice about park, etc., when he brought luggage late on our first night (we went to park when could not check-in.) He was the most informative person we met! Wish I remembered his name. All in all, I would stay again. Wish we had not rented a car -- no need if staying solely at Universal-related properties as all transportation is provided -- even a complimentary town car from Hard Rock to Royal Pacific to visit friends! Cologne scent in lobby was one I have never liked, but certainly could be tolerated for a great week of vacation and perfect weather.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Universal's Hard Rock Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Michael P.
Business
N/A
19 Mar 2015

Universal trip

This was our first stay at The Hard Rock Hotel at Universal Orlando. It is the closest hotel to the parks and only a short walk. Walking is about half the time of taking the water taxi. Room was pricey but excellent. The included express passes make the price of the room seem worth it.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Universal's Hard Rock Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
lambphyl
Business
OLDSMAR
12 Mar 2015

rocking at the hard rock

If you want to rent a guitar ....they have it. If you want Starbucks, they have it. Great food, great service and a fast pass to Universal. No standing in long lines to get on a ride if it offers fast pass. Super location. Hope on a boat or get a bicycle taxi. You can walk to Universal if you like and not get tired. Super maid service and great concierge service. Compared to the other Lowes hotels at Universal, this place does Rock.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Universal's Hard Rock Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
MOSES R.
Business
N/A
10 Mar 2015

Perfect!

Closest on-site hotel and when you factor in the cost of buying ExpressPasses, this hotel actually SAVES you money!!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Universal's Hard Rock Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Elizabeth A.
Business
N/A
26 Feb 2015

View of Parking Lot and Back of Building

We stayed on the club level at the Hard Rock and paid more for it, the view was just BAD which brought our experience down quite a bit. Do they do this because we bought the trip through Cheap Tickets? I'm not sure.. The staff in the Club Level was excellent. The front desk woman who checked us in was not the friendliest. The hotel was in a great location if you are going to Universal Studios.. Double Queen room was too small for a Family of 5.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Universal's Hard Rock Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
ashley g.
Business
lake worth
24 Feb 2015

awesome family trip

It was a great I loved that it was so close to all the action that I could leave my car there all day and be in walking distance to food entertainment and the parks. I would definitely recommend this hotel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Universal's Hard Rock Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Apl.
Business
Falls Church
19 Feb 2015

Hard Rock Hotel

Kaitlin at the check in desk was fantastic! Thanks for a great stay Hard Rock!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Universal's Hard Rock Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
JEFFREY G.
Business
BALLWIN
12 Feb 2015

GREAT HOTEL

This is a great hotel and I would gladly stay again here. You get complimentary speed-pass's for the whole family when you stay here-thieve are worth $100/day-per person!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Universal's Hard Rock Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Michelle
Business
Chicago
12 Feb 2015

2nd stay and counting

I stayed here with my 2 teens and mom for our first stay which was on the 6th floor. Our second stay was a year later with only one teen, we were on the 1st floor. We stayed here because of it's location&ammenities to Universal Studios Orlando- fast pass, shuttle&early entrance. Difference was the size of the room and the accessibility to the entrance/exit-no elevator wait for the 1st floor which was in my opinion a good thing. There were pets with our neighbors on the 1st floor-we knew this because of the doortags and not because of the noise. I stayed here during peak and nonpeak seasons-huge difference with the people traffic. Still a good resort. Would i stay here again? Only if I'm visiting Universal Studios Orlando.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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