Hotel overview

Enjoy vibrant, retro-style with rooms and suites brilliantly designed for family-sized fun. Relax and play, surrounded by amazing iconic architecture inspired by classic Florida beach resorts of the 1950s and 60s. Savor your choice of scrumptious selections in the incredible food court. Every day comes with fun for all ages with two massive pools, a winding lazy river, a bowling alley and more. Plus guests enjoy exclusive theme park benefits.

- EARLY PARK ADMISSION* to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ or Universal’s Volcano Bay™ (valid theme
park admission required).
- FREE SHUTTLES so it’s always a quick hop between your hotel and the parks.
- COMPLIMENTARY MERCHANDISE DELIVERY to your hotel from shops across Universal.
- COMPLIMENTARY CITYWALK™ ACCESS^ to select venues for the length of your stay.

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ Legal: HARRY POTTER characters, names and related indicia are © & ™ Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Harry Potter Publishing Rights © JKR. (s18)

Early Park Admission Legal: *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 Universal’s Volcano Bay™. Valid at selectattractions at each park. Additional restrictions may apply.

Universal CityWalk™ Complimentary Access Legal: ˆValid 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 and a cover charge 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.

Hotel & Universal Orlando Resort™ Legal: Cabana Bay Beach Resort TM & © 2018 UCF Hotel Venture II. All rights reserved. Universal elements and all related indicia TM & © 2018 Universal Studios. All rights reserved.



Universal Orlando Resort On-Site
Orlando International Airport (MCO) : 16 miles

Property information

Year Built: 2014
Nonsmoking rooms: 2200
Total rooms and suites: 2200

Save up to 40%

Plus, Early Park Admission and earn 5,000 Rapid Rewards points per member or save $150 per vacation package. Book a flight + hotel package of $500 or more and save $150 when you use promo code 150OCT20 at time of booking. Save $20 compared to front gate price when you add a 3-day or longer Universal Orlando Ticket to your vacation package. Early Park Admission to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™, one hour before the theme park opens (purchase of a valid theme park admission required). Hotel savings depending on date of travel. Book by 10/26/20 by 6:00 p.m. CT. Like this deal, but want more flexibility? Look for the Search More Options link to change your length of stay.

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Hotel advisories

Advisory A minimum self- parking fee of $17 (plus tax) per room, per day, per vehicle will be charged and collected by the hotel at check-in or check-out. The fee is subject to change without prior notice. The information published here is to give the client an estimate of additional fees they may be responsible for but not a guarantee of the final amount due.

General policies & fine print

Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Minimum Check-In Age: 21
General Policies:

Check-in Policy - Hotel requires a credit/debit card authorization or cash deposit upon check-in for incidentals; this will place a hold on your funds.

Convention Policy - Individuals attending a convention cannot book this property for their stay. If found attending a convention, guests may be subject to higher room rates upon arrival.

General Information - Room taxes are included in vacation price. Minimum night stay restrictions may apply. Reservation changes may not be permitted unless authorized by the hotel.

Pet Policy Pets Not Allowed
No Show Policy:
  • No Show Penalty: 1 Night Applies: Sunday - Saturday 20Feb15 - 31Dec50

Ratings & reviews

TripAdvisor traveler rating

4.5 21584 reviews
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Retro at Universal

    My family spent 7 night at Cabana Bay. We had 4 day tickets to Universal and a day at Disney Hollywood Studios. This location really worked for us. Transportation to and from Universal was pretty awesome - especially compared to Disney resorts. It was always prompt, with lots of buses constantly coming. The hotel itself was so cool. We stayed on the Motel side with the pool slide and little beach area. We loved the old 50s/60s vibe. The room felt the same way - retro cool. It had plenty of room for a family of 5 with the foldout couch. One of the best things is being walking distance to Volcano Bay. That park is so amazing. We hit it several times during our stay. And had it been open everyday, we probably would've gone everyday. It's just that good.

    Oct 22, 2020
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Perfection Every Time!

    I always enjoy my trips to Universal and the onsite hotels make the experience even better! Cabana Bay has a fun theme-y vibes, spacious rooms and soooooo many great onsite amenities/outlets. There are two large pool areas, a lazy river, bowling alley, and a good number of bars and restaurants to choose from. There is a quick and easy shuttle to City Walk that makes the experience between hotel and theme parks seamless. Cabana Bay is awesome and gives you everything you are hoping for in a Universal experience at a great rate!

    Oct 19, 2020
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    great, easy getaway

    planned a quick birthday getaway, my hubby , daughter (21) and myself. Temperature and wristband taken and given each day. Checkin was simple and fast. A bit confusing finding which building (6) we were in. Buildings are not clearly numbered, ours was furthest away. Elevators came quickly and were always clean. Room was clean, but because of covid, no maid service at all. pool always had empty chairs and people did keep distance, never found it crowded. Bowling alley had the BEST burgers! Definitely recommend eating there. THe arcade was clean and had plenty to do. The people that worked behind the counters were extremely friendly and patient. Our daughter can be difficult when picking our her prizes! Would definitely recommend staying here... buses came quickly, we never had to wait!

    Oct 18, 2020
  • 2.0 star tripadvisor rating
    No Service

    Given the events of the pandemic, we were informed that things would be reduced too a limited capacity. However, it felt extremely crowded everywhere in the hotel. We also never received a single day of service to the hotel room for three days. I don’t know if they were on limited staff but we were not informed if that was the case. We will not book here again.

    Oct 18, 2020
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Fun Retro vibe and tons to do!

    We stayed in an Interior Poolside Family Suite. The room is spacious and 6 of us fit comfortably. The room was clean and the feeling of being in the 50s or 60s was fun. There is so much to do here! My kids loved the lazy river. You can purchase a float for about the same price as anywhere else. They’ll deflate them for you to take home as well. My kids also loved the Atomic pool with the slide. We weren’t able to get in for bowling. The arcade is a lot of fun as well. My kids had a great time in there. We ate several meals at the Bayliner Diner. Everything was delicious. My kids especially enjoyed the pizza. We did purchase the refillable mugs. My kids loved the fact that they could get unlimited Icees. The buses were quick and there was barely a wait. You can walk but it’s about 15 minutes. Overall, we would return!

    Oct 18, 2020