$99 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Nov 4, 2014 Check-out: Nov 7, 2014

Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort

3 stars
6550 Adventure Way, Orlando, FL 32819
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.1
out of 5
49 reviews
Awesome Hotel

Great hotel! Especially for the value! I had no complaints:) See full review

  • Harrypotterfan
  • Oct 22, 2014
Great place!

Stayed one night and everything was excellent. The decor was great. Spent the day at on of the... See full review

  • LP829
  • Oct 22, 2014
Colorful retro-themed resort for the whole family
Take a break from the hectic everyday life and escape to Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort. This family-friendly resort in Orlando features comfortable accommodations and an array of on-site recreational amenities. Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort is set in an enviable location, within a mile from famous theme parks such as Universal Studios Florida, Islands of Adventure, and The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. For on-site entertainment, tourists can enjoy the 1950s-inspired bowling alley, outdoor swimming pool with sand beach and dive tower waterslide, and a lazy river with waterfalls and cannons. The resort also has an arcade games room, fitness centre, Universal Orlando attraction ticket centre, parking (fees apply), and free Wi-Fi access in public areas. Dining options at Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort include Starbucks coffee shop, Bayliner Diner, Galaxy Bowl Restaurant, and lobby and pool bars.
3 Reasons To Stay
  • Lazy river and large swimming pool with waterslide
  • Bowling alley
  • Free shuttle buses, walking paths to Universal Orlando
Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort Rooms
Echoing the 1950s and 1960s vibe, the 1,800 rooms at Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort showcase vibrant color schemes and a nostalgic feel of a bygone era. While the units may feature a throwback style, the in-room amenities are decidedly modern to ensure comfort and convenience. The rooms are appointed with flat-panel TV with HD channels, Wi-Fi access, safe deposit box, mini refrigerator, coffee maker, ironing equipment and hairdryer. Family suites come with living room and kitchenette.
Things To Do:
  • Islands of Adventure (0.4 mi / 0.64 km)
  • The Wizarding World of Harry Potter (0.5 mi / 0.8 km)
  • Wet 'n Wild Orlando (0.6 mi / 0.96 km)
  • Universal CityWalk (0.6 mi / 0.96 km)
  • Universal Studios Florida (0.9 mi / 1.44 km)
  • SeaWorld Orlando (3.9 mi / 6.24 km)
Policies and fees
Early park admission is one hour prior to regularly scheduled park opening to one Universal Orlando theme park as determined by Universal Orlando. This is valid in selected attractions at each park.

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

Hotel Map

28.4659 -81.4724
Area description
City Center

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Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort Rooms

Standard Room
The 300 sq. ft. Tower Rooms are a great place to shift your vacation into relaxation. Two queen beds, iconic decor, and a flat screen TV make your room a private getaway. Pull back the curtains to let in the Florida sunshine or pull them tight for a restful night’s sleep before a day in the parks.
Poolside Room
Open the curtains and enjoy views of the lush foliage surrounding the expansive pool area that leads to the lazy river. Just like the roadside motels of days past, the pool area is always a fun place to be and be seen. This 300 sq. ft. Tower Room features two queen beds,iconic decor,and a flat screen TV
Courtyard Family Suite
There’s plenty of space for the whole family in the charming 430 sq ft Family Suites. These retro rooms boast colorful decor,sleeping accommodations for six,two flat screen TV’s,a kitchenette area,and a sliding partition for privacy.The extra-large bathroom features preparation spaces for three people at once
Courtyard Family Suite Poolside
Open the curtains and let the sun shine in. These 430 sq. ft. Family Suites open up to the courtyard and pool area with sleeping accommodations for six, two flat screen TV’s, a kitchenette area, and a sliding partition for privacy. The extra-large bathroom features preparation spaces for three people at once.

Amenities

  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
Air conditioned
No smoking rooms/facilities
Elevators
Ice machine
Activities
Outdoor pool
Exercise gym
Children's activities
Golf
Game room
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Coffee shop
Poolside snackbar
Services
24 hour front desk
Maid service
Guest laundromat
Car rental desk
Parking
Parking
Bus parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities
Accessible facilities
Wheel chair access
Accessible parking
Ramp access to buildings
Room
Hairdryer in room
Ironing board

Nearby points of interest

  • Universal Studios Florida: 0.5 mi
  • Universal Islands of Adventure: 0.6 mi
  • Malibu Grand Prix: 0.8 mi
  • Universal Studios Escape: 1 mi
  • Ripley's Believe It Or Not: 1.3 mi
  • Guinness World of Records: 1.4 mi
  • Trainland: 2.1 mi
  • Wonderworks: 2.2 mi
  • Pointe Orlando Dining, Shopping & Entertainment Complex: 2.3 mi
  • Orange County Convention Center: 2.8 mi
  • Millenia Mall Complex: 2.8 mi
  • Shingle Creek Golf Club: 3.2 mi
  • Aquatica Park: 3.6 mi
  • Seaworld Orlando: 3.8 mi
  • Sea World Adventure Park: 4.1 mi
  • Universal Studios Florida: 0.5 mi
  • Universal Islands of Adventure: 0.6 mi
  • Malibu Grand Prix: 0.8 mi
  • Universal Studios Escape: 1 mi
  • Ripley's Believe It Or Not: 1.3 mi
  • Guinness World of Records: 1.4 mi
  • Trainland: 2.1 mi
  • Wonderworks: 2.2 mi
  • Pointe Orlando Dining, Shopping & Entertainment Complex: 2.3 mi
  • Orange County Convention Center: 2.8 mi
  • Millenia Mall Complex: 2.8 mi
  • Shingle Creek Golf Club: 3.2 mi
  • Aquatica Park: 3.6 mi
  • Seaworld Orlando: 3.8 mi
  • Sea World Adventure Park: 4.1 mi
  • Discovery Cove: 4.2 mi
  • The Florida Mall: 4.9 mi
  • The Florida Citrus Bowl: 6.6 mi
  • Downtown Orlando: 7.6 mi
  • Amway Arena: 7.8 mi
  • TD Waterhouse Centre: 7.8 mi
  • Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre: 7.8 mi
  • Lake Eola Swan Boat & Gondola Rentals: 8 mi
  • Gatorland: 8.6 mi
  • John Young Planetarium: 9.1 mi
  • Loch Haven Park: 9.5 mi
  • Orange County Historical Museum: 9.7 mi
  • Orlando Museum of Art: 9.8 mi
  • Lake Whippoorwill Speedway: 14.9 mi
  • CFE Arena: 19.4 mi
  • Bright House Networks Stadium: 19.7 mi

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.

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Guest Reviews (49)

Ratings and reviews for Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort

Overall score

4.1 / 5
5.01.0
49 out of 49
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4.4
Hotel staff:
4.2
Room comfort:
4.3
Location:
4.6
Value:
3.9

92% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Wisco4eva
Business
MN
Oct 26, 2014

Fun!

Can't really complain about anything other than the food. Wish there were more and better options for meals. Food from the cafeteria was disgusting. Pool areas were fantastic!!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Fransim
Business
Quebec city, Canada
Oct 26, 2014

Perfect place to enjoy Universal Studios

We had a wonderful experience at the Cabana Bay. The site is great, the roms are spacious and clean and the shuttle service to Universal is very efficient. We hope to be back there soon!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Harrypotterfan
Business
Toronto, Ontario
Oct 22, 2014

Awesome Hotel

Great hotel! Especially for the value! I had no complaints:)

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
LP829
Business
Copiague, NY
Oct 22, 2014

Great place!

Stayed one night and everything was excellent. The decor was great. Spent the day at on of the pools and their lazy river. Very clean and relaxing!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
MyNicknameIsChris
Business
Naples, FL
Oct 15, 2014

Clean & Well Designed

I believe this is considered a value resort for Universal. Keep in mind of all the extras. You do get a great clean and comfortable room for a great price. However, there are somethings that are extra which are included in other on property resorts. Those types of thing change all the time and you will just have to do your homework. Other than that, very pleased with the resort. Only 4 stars because, I can't stand going through all the has and have nots and the fact I could not walk to Universal. I think that is changing/under construction.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Not Applicable

If you are into fresh food / organic food, ie. fruits, vegetables and non-powdered eggs. You might need to pack your own. Your on your own about the eggs.

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Review of Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Chloe Lou
Business
Northeast PA
Oct 9, 2014

Awesome Retro Resort

Loved our room location in the starlight building. Rooms opened to the outside which I prefer. We were upgraded to a suite for free upon check in which was a nice surprise! Loved the theming and music throughout the resort and the staff were super friendly. Rooms were comfortable and clean. Would stay again!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: In Hotel

Food court closes at 11pm, but pizza is available until 12pm.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Paolisten
Business
New York, NY
Oct 9, 2014

Couple's weekend getaway

The rooms were extremely clean and brand new. There are a lot of amenities available at the hotel but it could be difficult to access them due to high demand, for example we were unable to bowl because both nights we tried to get a lane there was a 2 hour wait. Also the hours were a bit limited for the restaurants on site. That being said you are a short shuttle ride to City Walk which has lots of restaurant choices. I also like that they had hot pizza ready to go for pick-up right near the shuttle drop off point at the end of the night when coming back from the bars. The shuttle to Universal ran very frequently and efficiently. I would stay here again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
bombmom
Business
South Carolina
Oct 3, 2014

OK for the price

Clean and friendly. Rainy week, so didn't get to use pool area. Bus transport to and from Universal Studios was terrific.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
RoJus
Business
Worcester, MA
Sep 27, 2014

Great Time!!!

The hotel is huge and is fun. The hotel is in a great location at Universal, but is still close to travel to other locations in the Orlando area. The pools were nice, however to use the lazy river you must purchase your own tubes at the poolside to enjoy it. You get to keep the tubes, but if you are traveling it is hard to try to take them home in a suitcase!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Blue Man Fan
Business
Dallas
Sep 27, 2014

Best Value For On Site Stay

I genuinely enjoyed this hotel. The environment is great, and the shuttle service to/from the parks is enough reason to stay on the Universal site. The hotel is a great value for someone who is looking to get the full Universal experience without paying the premium price for the other on site hotels.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Time-saving tip: Not Applicable

The shuttles leave to/from the park from 6 am to 2 am, so taking a quick trip back to the hotel is very convenient.

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