4.6 out of 5

"The location of the hotel right next to Volcano Bay waterpark was a fantastic bonus. The Universal transport was excellent. All hotel staff were excel ... " More

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Hotel Description

A family-friendly stay in the heart of Orlando awaits you at Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort. Within just a 15-minute stroll, you'll find Universal CityWalk™ and Hollywood Drive-In Golf. 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. Fridges 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.

Places within a 30-minute walk of this 3-star Orlando resort include Universal’s Islands of Adventure™ and The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™.

Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort ratings based on 30 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.6 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

Excellent for a Universal Budget Hotel

Pros: We stayed in a family suite which was spacious and provided great facilities for relaxing once kids in bed.
Cons: Price of bowling could be cheaper and ability to reserve a lane would be helpful
Location: Perfect for Universal parks visits. The transportation was so quick and efficient - we never had to wait for a bus.
The location of the hotel right next to Volcano Bay waterpark was a fantastic bonus. The Universal transport was excellent. All hotel staff were excellent and the hotel was spotless throughout our stay in the room and all communal areas. The entertainment provided with poolside movies and bowling alley make it a fantastic family hotel,

Posted by , from Cheshire UK on 9 Nov 2017

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5 out of 5

Great Hotel especially for kids

We just spent 7 nights here and had a fab time. Pros: Spacious suite Great facilities including gymn and bowling alley Good selection of food and not extortionate Friendly staff And top of the list - early entry into parks included Cons: Walls a bit thin in suites

Posted by , from london on 23 Oct 2017

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5 out of 5

Good hotel

Hotel location great for walking to vocational bay. Buses transport you to other universal parks. Two pools plus lazy river at one side and a slide at the other pool. Early access to parks is also a bonus.

Posted by , from airdrie scotland on 6 Sep 2017

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5 out of 5

Cheaper option for Universal

Upgraded to a suite and it was the best room for our party of 3 adults.Loved the general vibe of the site and the pool area was excellent. The close proximity to all the parks and especially Volcano Bay was brilliant and we will be going back!

Posted by , from Morecambe on 29 Aug 2017

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5 out of 5

Perfect for visiting Volcano bay

We booked this hotel so that we would have easy access into Volcano bay water park. It was only a short walk to the entrance. We spent 1 full day and a half day in the water park a d managed to try all of the flumes/attractions. We used the pools and pool bar & food at Cabana bay and we're really happy with all of it. I would definitely recommend this hotel if you want to go to Volcano bay and Universals theme park's but also could happily spend a holiday just using Cabana bays facilities.

Posted by , from UK on 26 Aug 2017

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5 out of 5

Nice hotel and not far from the rides and food out

Had a great time for some one has not been befor nice hotel

Posted by on 23 Aug 2017

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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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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 the outdoor swimming pools and 2 hot 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 kid's pool, a terrace, and tour or ticket assistance 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
  • Terrace
  • 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
  • Fridge
  • Free cots/infant beds


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

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


Self parking (surcharge)


  • 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 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with iPod docking stations and a safe. Guests can make use of the in-room fridges and coffee/tea makers. Rooms have partially open bathrooms. Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit, complimentary toiletries and a hairdryer. Orlando's resort provides complimentary wireless Internet access. 40-inch Flat-screen televisions come with cable channels. Additionally, rooms include an iron/ironing board and blackout curtains. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

  • Bathrooms are partially open
  • iPod dock
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Fridge
  • 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 the outdoor swimming pools and 2 hot tubs are on site. In addition to a kid'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


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


  • Minimum check-in age is 21


  • 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)!


  • No pets allowed


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • 24-hour check-in


Optional extras

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

  • Self-parking fee: USD14.00 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.


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.