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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


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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 21725 reviews
  • 2.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Room Not As Imagined

    We were definitely disappointed in the quality of the room. The room was "well used". The couches looked very old and worn out, the bathroom floor seemed dingy, the shower curtain was torn in multiple places, the handheld shower head was broken so it had to stay in one position and you could not move it up or down or tilt it without it falling out of the base, we were told the exhaust fans in the bathroom were "silent" but they did nothing at all which made our entire room even more humid when we showered and it never cleared out, we found popcorn on the floor that wasn't ours, and we felt that overall the room was just not very clean. And we were on the 4th floor and the elevator was broken 4 of the 7 days we stayed there. For the price we paid I expected the rooms to be much nicer than they were. The beds were comfortable and the staff was very pleasant and nice.

    Jan 24, 2021
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Awesome Time!

    Awesome time from check in to check out. Getting of the highway we were right at our hotel. Check in was a breeze. Temperature checks were easy and convenient. Theme park transportation was quick and easy. Got to ride everything multiple times!

    Jan 23, 2021
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Excellent personal service from Ronnie

    Ronnie, a manager at Cabana Bay, helped us when we got lost. He went well over my expectations when he personally guided us to our destination, a lunch with a Cabana Bay guest. Lunch at the Hideaway Grill was really good, too--hummus, pita, vegetable sticks, veggie burger, fries, cheese fries, and a Greek salad.

    Jan 21, 2021
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Universal is always a great time

    It's hard to gauge the wait times before you go, and given the situation with Covid and the distancing, the wait times for most rides over the weekend were >2 hours for most rides. that's significant. Disney was lower. But Always love going to Universal.

    Jan 21, 2021
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    3 Night Stay

    We did a 3 night stay (1-15 to 1-18-21 ) at the Cabana and it was nice. We had a suite pool side as I had 4 young grand children with us. We did 1 day at Magic Kingdom and we did a day tour (1 hour) at Wild Willy's air boat tour to see alligators which was great. We saw alligators, turtles, snakes and eagles. The room was nice and had a small kitchen with a microwave a large bathroom, 2 full beds and a pull out couch. We had 2 room together as we had out daughter and husband with us and we split the kids between the 2 rooms. we used the pool each night but the weather was cool and the kids didn't mind at all. The lazy river was heated and nice but you have to buy a float for $7.00 because of COVID they don't let you use a float but they are allowing you just to walk around in it. The kids loved it. We ate dinner out except the last night we ate at the dinner inside the hotel. the food was ok 12.00 for a personal size pizza which isn't to bad. Magic Kingdom wants 10.00 for a hot dog, chips and a soda. The staff were all friendly especially the front desk staff. I forget the girls name but she was thin with long blond hair. She could do enough for you. You can't print your return flight tickets there because of COVID they took away the computers but she printed them for us on the front desk computer for us. We had her at check in and for the plane tickets and she was so so friendly. Again because of COVID they don't make or clean your rooms but you can call for towels or what ever and they will bring them to you. if you rent a car its $9.00 per night to park but they have security patrolling the lots and the hotel area so we all felt safe. This hotel had better prices than Disney's hotels and with the pools and the lazy river it was so so much cheaper. The grounds, pool area and hotel are clean and they have a bowling alley for I believe $9.00 per adult to an hour plus a game room. All in all the Cabana is a great place to stay and I would defiantly stay there again.

    Jan 21, 2021