4.5 out of 5

"Free Shuttle bus to Universal park start early and run till 02:00 regularly " More

By a verified traveller on Fri 26 Aug 2016

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Hotel Description

A family-friendly stay in the heart of Orlando awaits you at Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort. You'll be 1.9 km (1.2 mi) from Universal Studios Florida™ and 1.4 km (0.9 mi) from Universal’s Islands of Adventure™. Highlights at this resort include 2 restaurants, 2 outdoor swimming pools, and 2 poolside bars.

Flat-screen TVs with cable channels are featured in all 2200 rooms, and you can enjoy free WiFi, iPod docks, and coffee/tea makers. Refrigerators and room service make in-room dining convenient. Safes, hairdryers, and phones are also available.

The restaurant, Bayliner Diner, serves American cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. At the resort's own bar/lounge, you can stop for a drink. Enjoy the 2 spa tubs, fitness centre and lazy river plus access to a bowling alley. Additionally, you'll find free WiFi in public areas, a kids' swimming pool, and a coffee shop/café. Cooked-to-order breakfast is available. There's also self parking, along with the convenience of a free area shuttle.

Attractions within a 10-minute drive of this 3-star Orlando resort include Aquatica and I-Drive 360.

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
£137 per night

Family Suite, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking, Poolside (Courtyard)

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Family Suite, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking (Courtyard)

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking (Poolside)

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Family Suite, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking, Poolside (Tower)

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Family Suite, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking (Tower)

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort ratings based on 19 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.5 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0
5 out of 5

Great hotel for everyone

Pros: Hotel was in a very convenient location for me as it is only couple minutes from Universal Studios parks, and shopping places weren't that far away either. Rooms are nice and clean, they have great variety of food offerings. Also if you want to relax by the pool, you have 2 to choose from.
Cons: Maybe they could have some small food place for late arrivals to eat, as in my case my connecting flight was delayed by 5 hours and when we arrived everything was closed.

Posted by , from Dublin, Ireland on 27 Oct 2016

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4 out of 5

great hotel with great access to universal parks

Pros: Clean tidy hotels clean towels in the room and seperate clean towels by the pool
Cons: shuttle bus into international drive - otherwise a car is the only way
Location: Universal Parks accesses easily accessed for Disney I4 and for eating out beside the Universal city walk or International drive for all your needs
Free Shuttle bus to Universal park start early and run till 02:00 regularly

Posted by , from Coventry on 26 Aug 2016

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5 out of 5

Fantastic Holiday

Although I was dubious of this hotel when my fiancé chose it, I cannot believe how impressed I was with it. However, it is part of the Loews brand which explains a lot having stayed with numerous Loews hotels in the past. We had an incredible two week stay, location and transport services were spot on for what we needed to do going to the Universal Parks, International Drive, the Malls / Outlets and even Busch Gardens in Tampa. The hotel was hugely refreshing with a 1950's theme and our room was always clean and incredibly comfortable. Both the Pool areas were great, especially the lazy river and the Gym/Bowling Alley were fantastic to. A really great stay and we already know we will be back. However it must be said that we went the first two weeks of September when the schools were off so we clearly experienced it at a quieter time of the year.

Posted by on 17 Sep 2015

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5 out of 5

Great hotel close to parks

Hotel was great pools were nice. Only down side to this place is you have to pay to park everyday so in future I would probably stay at a villa and drive to parks and pay to park there.

Posted by on 16 Sep 2015

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4 out of 5

Great holiday

Hotel facilities were excellent, two fabulous pools really clean and supervised by a large number of lifeguards at all times. Rooms were clean and really comfortable. Buses transfers to universal parks every 5 mins was never waiting. Would recommend hiring a car if going outside universal as no shuttle bus to international drive, food and drink in hotel was expensive but food was lovely. Pool open till 11pm nightly with films shown on a big screen, bowling alley and games room open daily

Posted by on 6 Sep 2015

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4 out of 5

Ireland on tour

Very comfortable beds, dining area a bit canteen like, great transfers to Universal - you can't walk to Universal studios which is a pity. Canteen food is expensive and limited. 1800 rooms on this hotel. Check in staff nice, food service not so much. Very clean hotel, great 50's music and quirky tv ads playing all the time in the diner.

Posted by on 21 Apr 2015

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5 out of 5

Excellent Resort

Lovely retro accommodation.Room was spacious, clean and tidy. Diner was reasonable with good selection of food (pizza good value) Definitely worth staying for early admittance to Universal. Very frequent shuttle bus to parks. Lots of amenities that we didn't have time to use. Wish we had stayed for longer. Would definitely return.

Posted by on 16 Nov 2014

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5 out of 5

Tolles Hotel, optimal gelegen

Das Hotel ist super! Optimale Lage für die Universal Pärke, City Walk und Outlet Center. Ein hübscher Fussweg führt zum City Walk. Es hat auch gratis Shuttlebus. Mit der Hotelkarte konnten wir 1h vor offizieller Parköffnung ins Harry Potter Land. Hotelanlage ist toll. Pool bis 22h ceöffnet....

Posted by , from Schweiz on 5 May 2017

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4 out of 5

Deux nuits pour profiter des parcs Universal

Pros: Le style années 50, le fait qu'il soit dans le parc et permet une entrée avant l'heure officiel.
Cons: La taille de l'hôtel
Location: Pas vu les alentours, uniquement les deux parcs Universal Studios qui sont à côté.
Hôtel immense ! Déco années 50 magnifiques. La chambre très grande, spacieuse avec salle de bains avec baignoire. Double lit queen size. Parking payant. Wifi gratuit partout, même dans les chambre. Piscine mais n'en n'avons pas profité. Plusieurs restaurants, il y a même un Starbucks dans l'hôtel. Navette gratuite pour rentrer dans les parcs 1h avant l'ouverture officielle. Possibilité de retirer ses entrées pour le parc dans l'hôtel. L'hôtel contient aussi un bowling et diffuse des films à 20h. Ne peux pas trop juger le personnel car n'y avons pas tellement eu à faire sauf au check-in qui n'a duré que quelques minutes.

Posted by , from Lausanne on 28 Oct 2016

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3 out of 5

Universal Studios

Pros: Shuttet zu den Universal und Eintritt eine Stunde vor Parköffnung
Cons: Baustelle
Location: In Orlando hat es alles!
Zimmer ist relativ klein, sauber und mit allem ausgestattet

Posted by , from schweiz on 12 Oct 2016

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About the Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort

Location 6550 Adventure Way, Orlando, FL 32819

Property Features

As a guest of Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort, you'll find 2 outdoor swimming pools and 2 spa tubs along with a lazy river, a waterslide, and a fitness centre. There are 2 restaurants on site, along with a coffee shop/cafΘ. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include 2 poolside bars and a bar/lounge. WiFi and wired Internet are free in public spaces. A children's pool, tour/ticket assistance, and an arcade/games room are also featured at the family-friendly Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort. For a fee, parking is available.

  • 2200 guestrooms or units
  • 2 dining venues
  • 2 bars by the pool
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Cabanas by the pool (surcharge)
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Staff members are multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Games room or arcade
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Gift shop
  • ATM
  • On-site shopping
  • Lift

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Number of outdoor pools - 2
  • Free WiFi
  • Children's pool
  • Lazy river
  • Waterslide
  • Free area shuttle
  • Free theme park shuttle
  • Laundry facilities
  • Arcade/game room
  • Bowling alley on site
  • Refrigerator
  • Free cribs/infant beds

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Parking

Self parking (surcharge)

Transport

  • Airport: Orlando, FL (MCO-Orlando Intl.) (24.9 km / 15.5 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Free area shuttle and theme park shuttle
  • Parking: Self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort offers 2200 air-conditioned accommodations with iPod docking stations and safes. Guests can make use of the in-room refrigerators and coffee/tea makers. Rooms have partially open bathrooms. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, complimentary toiletries, and hairdryers. This Orlando resort provides complimentary wireless Internet access. 40-inch flat-screen televisions come with cable channels. Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and blackout drapes/curtains. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Bathrooms are partially open
  • iPod dock
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Cribs (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

Guests can enjoy cooked-to-order breakfast for a fee.

Bayliner Diner – This restaurant specialises in American cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, dinner and light fare. A children's menu is available.

Galaxy Bowl Restaurant – This restaurant specialises in American cuisine and serves lunch, dinner and light fare.

Atomic Tonic – This poolside restaurant specialises in American cuisine and serves lunch, dinner and light fare. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available. Open daily.

Swizzle Lounge – On-site bar.

Hideaway Bar and Grille – This poolside restaurant specialises in American cuisine and serves lunch, dinner and light fare. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy al fresco dining (weather permitting). A children's menu is available.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

2 outdoor swimming pools and 2 spa tubs are on site. In addition to a children's pool, other recreational amenities include a lazy river, a waterslide, and a fitness centre. The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Golfing nearby
  • Bowling alley on site

Accessibility

If you need to make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when booking your stay.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Minimum check-in age is 21

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 3 children 17 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pets

  • No pets allowed

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Self parking fee: USD 12.00 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort Orlando
  • Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort
  • Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Orlando
  • Universal's Cabana Bay Beach

You should know

  • Up to 3 children 17 years old and younger stay free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.

Promotions

Universal Orlando Resort™ Onsite Hotel Benefits

Book a stay in any room or rate category and receive Early Park Admission to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ and Universal's Volcano Bay™ (Now open) one hour before the theme parks open (valid theme park admission required), complimentary transportation from hotel to Universal Orlando’s theme parks and Universal CityWalk™, resort-wide charging privileges with room key card, complimentary delivery of merchandise purchased across the resort to hotel, complimentary access to select live entertainment venues at Universal CityWalk™, visits with select characters at hotel and special wake-up calls to guestroom, golf Universal program² providing access to a nearby course, and guests may purchase discounted Universal theme park tickets via the "Things to Do" section of this Web site.


*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™ (Now Open). Valid at select attractions at each park. Attractions are subject to substitutions without notice. Additional restrictions may apply. ^Valid for registered on-site hotel guests for the length of stay. Not valid for separately ticketed concerts and special events. Some venues require ages 21 or older for admission. Valid Photo ID required. Does not include admission to AMC® Universal Cineplex 20 with IMAX®, the Blue Man Group show or Hollywood Drive-in Golf™. Subject to availability. Restrictions apply and benefits are subject to change without notice.

²Complimentary transportation for groups of four available on a limited basis. Transportation for one (1) - three (3) players requires a surcharge. Program and transportation are subject to change without notice and not valid with any other promotions or discounts. Cabana Bay Beach Resort © 2017 UCF Hotel Venture II. All rights reserved. Universal elements and all related indicia TM & © 2017 Universal Studios. All rights reserved.