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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 22019 reviews
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Very easy on the budget

    The Cabana Bay resort was very clean and organized, food options were great and generous in portions. One of the pools closes a little early at 8pm, but there is another that stays open later. Catching the bus can require patience early in the morning, but there are extra buses. All in all, this is great place to stay and relax for those on a budget, it was quiet and very comfortable.

    Jun 14, 2021
  • 2.0 star tripadvisor rating

    I’ve stayed at Cabana Bay in the past & loved it. I liked the kitschy retro theme. This stay was less than satisfying. Our room was clean but the fabric shower curtain smelled horribly soured. Our trash was not emptied. I saw several people on our floor actually put their trash outside their door to be picked up. The grounds & common areas were not overly clean. I possess bu the same spilled, melted icee cream for 2 days. The food options were decent in the Bayliner Diner. However, we were unable to fill our drink cups because none of the drink machines were working other than the souvenir drink machines. I thought ok I must be doing something wrong, but I heard other people talking about the same issue. A wasted $9.00+. Overall quite a disappointing stay. I hate to leave a poor review, but there were some definite staffing struggles happening at Cabana Bay.

    Jun 13, 2021
  • 1.0 star tripadvisor rating

    Our first time at Cabana Bay was great, but this time was absolutely terrible. We checked in and immediately could hear every word the neighbors were saying (drunk and loud), then my wife got stuck in the bathroom because the lock was broke. I called and asked to switch rooms because of those two issues. We were given keys to another room in a different section of the building. Just outside that section you could smell pot and as soon as you got in the hallway it reaked. We got to the new room and the main light switch didn't work and the room was nasty. The overwhelming pot smell was enough by itself, so I called again. First we were told that was all they had, then when I got to the front desk (who had not been told anything about the situation) said they had several other rooms. We were given a new room and the room itself is slightly above motel level clean, it's ok. The hallway in this section still smells like pot, just not as bad. We definitely won't be back to this property. The girl who got us the new room was nice and apologized, but the guy on the phone sounded like he might have been the one smoking pot and didn't seem to care.

    Jun 13, 2021
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Fun mid century design with great experience

    We stayed for a 4 night, 5 day package and had a really good time. The pool was excellent, the location very close to Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure, and the on-site food service had enough choices to satisfy all of us and was good and convenient. The design of the family suite room accommodated all of us comfortably. Very comfortable beds.

    Jun 13, 2021
  • 3.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Stayed once - not worth a second visit

    We went as a family trip to celebrate my daughter’s graduation. I reserved two family suites and my brother in law later reserved a separate room. First of all they created by combining all of our reservations under my brother in laws name. This made is is difficult to add services because the reservation was under his name. Then when he checked out two days before us, we got locked out of our rooms. They attempted to “make it right” by giving us meal vouchers for 1 meal. But in the end it was still messed up because my brother in law received our statements in email. As far as the resort, the rooms were dated and the kitchen area lacked decent utensils. I know the hotel is supposed to be based on a 60s hotel but the microwave looked like it was from the 60s. The size of the room was decent(Thunderbird) but The pool didn’t open until 12 and closed at 8pm. The food selection was ok but consisted of many grab and go/sit stations. Only one sit down place near the bowling. The taste of the food wasn’t bad. The tuna dish was actually top notch. Overall I would say for the price you can stay at another nearby hotel and get better service. The only feature that makes it worth staying there is if you use the transportation to go to Universal.

    Jun 13, 2021