$354 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Aug 2, 2015 Check-out: Aug 3, 2015

Universal's Hard Rock Hotel

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

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
4.5
out of 5
118 reviews
Great time, every time

Great stay. Very close to Universal. Super convenient and great atmosphere. See full review

  • Bettina G.
  • Jul 1, 2015
A Rocking Trip

My friend and I have stayed at almost all of the Universal Hotels and we agree that the Hard Rock... See full review

  • Jennifer M.
  • Jun 30, 2015
Live Like A Rock ‘n’ Roll Superstar at Hard Rock Hotel at Universal Orlando Resort. Its the perfect mix of funk and just plain fun. It’s classy, yet totally casual. Lively, yet laid back. It’s the coolest hotel in town, and you’ll feel like you just stepped off the stage, surrounded with the music, style, and irreverent attitude of the rock n’ roll lifestyle. This AAA Four Diamond Award winning hotel is located within easy walking distance of both Universal Studios and Universal’s Islands of Adventure theme parks. On-site hotel guests enjoy exclusive theme park benefits, including: FREE Universal Express Unlimited ride access to SKIP THE REGULAR LINES in both Universal Orlando theme parks - a benefit worth up to $89 per person, per day (valid theme park admission required). Guests will also enjoy Complimentary resort-wide transportation, including water taxis connecting the hotels and theme parks, priority seating at select restaurants throughout the resort, complimentary package delivery to guest rooms and resort-wide charging privileges with your hotel room key card. Hotel rooms can accommodate up to five people per room - roll away required for the 5th person (fees apply). Pet Friendly rooms are available. Restrictions Apply.

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Universal's Hard Rock Hotel Rooms

Garden Room
There's nothing "standard" about our exceptional Garden rooms. Each room lets you look out upon a different area of the hotel's scenic grounds. These rooms are 414 sq. ft. and can accommodate up to 5 guests with a rollaway (fees apply).
Standard Guest Room
Our standard rooms offer stylish decor, two queen beds that can accommodate up to 5 guests with a rollaway(fees apply) and all the modern amenities. Experience the rockin' hotel activities and then chill out in the privacy of your 414 sq. ft. room, with limited views.
Pool View Guest Rooms
Your record climbing the charts? Upgrade your view to overlook the centerpiece of the hotel, the fabulous swimming pool area. Like the Garden View rooms, the Pool View rooms feature 414 sq. ft. of space and two queen beds that can accommodate up to 5 guests with a rollaway(fees apply.
DELUXE ROOMS
Deluxe Two Queen rooms are 500 sq. ft., feature two queen beds, plus a pullout sofa that can accommodate up to 5 guests with a rollaway(fees apply). Deluxe King rooms are 400 sq. ft., feature a king bed and sitting room, and can accommodate up to 3 guests with a rollaway(fees apply).
KIDS SUITE
These suites feature an attached kids's room with TV, and child size table and chairs. Enjoy king bed accommodations for the adults that can accommodate up to 2 guests and two twin beds for the kid rockers that can also accommodate 2 guests, for a total of 800 sq. ft.
Club Level Rooms
Club Level Rooms are 414 sq. ft. with a king bed that can accommodate up to 3 guests with a rollaway(fees apply) or two queens that can accommodate up to 5 quests with a rollaway(fees apply), and either Garden View or Pool View. You'll enjoy access to an exclusive lounge and other special amenities.
King Suite
At an impressive 650 sq. ft. of living space, these suites are fit for an "A-List" celebrity. This guest room features a king bed that can accommodate up to 2 guests, entertainment space with a dining room table and a pull out sofa that can accommodate one additional guest.

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 center 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 center
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
Television with cable
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

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

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the 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. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

Ratings and reviews for Universal's Hard Rock Hotel

Overall score

4.5 / 5
5.01.0
118 out of 118
Amenities:
4.4
Cleanliness:
4.6
Hotel staff:
4.5
Comfort:
4.5
Location:
4.9
Value:
4

94% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Universal's Hard Rock Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Bettina G.
Business
Guttenberg
Jul 1, 2015

Great time, every time

Great stay. Very close to Universal. Super convenient and great atmosphere.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
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
Jennifer M.
Business
N/A
Jun 30, 2015

A Rocking Trip

My friend and I have stayed at almost all of the Universal Hotels and we agree that the Hard Rock is the best one. The staff is incredibly nice and helpful. We ate at one of the restaurants at the hotel, The Kitchen, and the food was great. The rooms are sleek and modern, and don't overdo the rock and roll theme. Overall, it was a great experience and you can't beat the Hard Rock Hotel.

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

Business

Review of Universal's Hard Rock Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Marie
Business
Haymarket
Jun 29, 2015

Great stay with teens

Close proximity of parks and City Walk can't be beat. Furnishings are high end but still fun. Great pool area for teens. Staff could use minor improvements--not so much as a smile or nod in the hallways and pool waitstaff very slow. Overall, we had a fantastic time and will be back!

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
Angela H.
Business
N/A
Jun 29, 2015

Hard Rock Resort Orlando

This was my second stay at the Hard Rock Orlando. I took my 13 yr old niece on vacation with me. We had a great time and were satisfied with the hotel. Our room was clean and comfortable. We were disappointed to come back one afternoon to find the room hadn't yet been cleaned. We left again, but when we returned aroung 4:45 it still hadn't been cleaned. Housekeeping knocked after 5:00. We just asked for clean towels and let it go. She apologized profusely. We went down to get ice cream at Emack & Bolio's one night. Anderson helped us at the ice cream counter. We was great! So friendly and fun!

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

Business

Review of Universal's Hard Rock Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Kameron L.
Business
N/A
Jun 26, 2015

Good hotel

The Hard Rock was good, but I'm not sure I'll stay there again. I've stayed at several different places in Orlando, both on and off properties, and while the rooms were nice enough and the staff was very friendly (the outdoor bar and wait staff were especially attentive and friendly), this location didn't come with the same bells and whistles as some of the others. It is very close to the parks and not outrageously expensive though, so it is a good option if you are looking to just go for parks.

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

Business

Review of Universal's Hard Rock Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Michele D.
Business
N/A
Jun 17, 2015

Great place to stay

Everything was great. Very convenient to parks. Kids loved the pool. Only negative was room had no microwave.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
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
Chesterton7
Business
N/A
Jun 14, 2015

Great Hotel

Met all expectations! Fastpass added bonus and much appreciated.

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

Business

Review of Universal's Hard Rock Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Suzanne L.
Business
N/A
Jun 12, 2015

Express pass all the way!

We all had a good time staying at the hotel. After along day at the park, it was nice to walk a short trip to relax at the pool. The pool was just ok, I expected a little more out of Hard Rock. Some service staff were excellent, but not all. The lady that checked us didn't explain the express pass to me so I didn't get it till the second day!!!

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

Business

Review of Universal's Hard Rock Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Bonnie F.
Business
N/A
May 31, 2015

Better than expected

I loved the location of the hotel. It was the closest to the park and if we didn't feel like walking we could always ride on the boat or get a rickshaw. The service was great. Everyone was friendly and helpful. I would highly recommend staying here.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
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
Kerri C.
Business
Bean Station
May 31, 2015

Deluxe Queen Room ROCKS!

The Hard Rock Hotel really delivered for us. We checked in around 9 a.m., grabbed our Express Passes and went off to Universal Studios. At 10:38 I received a text telling me our room was ready. When we made it back to the lobby after lunch we were given our room number and fresh keys. Our Deluxe Queen room on the 4th floor was a long walk from the lobby however that meant is was mere steps from the pool gate/walkway to the parks. We lucked out with a pool view room, which was beautiful. The deluxe queen room was huge, with a queen size sleeper sofa. There was also an arm chair and two bar stools at the table/desk. At 500 sq ft this room gave us plenty of space to spread out. It also afforded our two teens their own beds. The pull out sofa featured a 2 inch foam mattress with no springs. My daughter found it to be very firm and comfortable. The closet was around the corner from the main room, which served as a dressing room for our family of 4. The sink with a large countertop outside the bathroom gave us extra space to get ready. The bathroom itself had a small sink which came in handy as well. The bathroom was nice but rather standard. There was room to open and close the door without standing on the toilet though. All in all we were very pleased with our room at the Hard Rock Hotel.

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

Business

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