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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

4.0 24049 reviews
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Best Orlando experience

    We love cabana Bay! The people are amazing! The rooms care so cute and very clean! Comfortable for 4 people ( the standard pool view)! Everything was made so easy to check in have a great time to leaving and going home. I’m always sad to leave!!!!

    Jun 04, 2023
  • 3.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Could do better

    Not quite up to the Florida experience we’ve had in the past.have visited Orlando many times and this visit was disappointing access and transport to parks was good.bowling alley was good.choice of food could be improved coffee in bay liner was not good!!Shame

    Jun 04, 2023
  • 3.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Busy place

    Well first impressions on arrival were not great. We were in the tower near to where the enterance to Volcano Bay was. That meant we were advised to go via the pool area to get to our room. The main pool area was very busy with fairly loud music and people drinking on the pool edge. In addition to that the smoking areas were located on the path to our room. My other half has a thing about other peoples smoke and I get it too....it wasnt a great first impression. When we got to our room the other half had a freak out as it appeared that there was a small sample of toilet paper left in the shower room with residue still there. So our feeling immediately that it wasnt very clean and first impressions were pretty dire. Kind of like an 18-30 type place in ibiza! However once we got settled we skipped the pool area entirely and walked around the front of the hotel. Much better experience where we could all marvel at the size of the cars in the USA! Once we started doing this we felt it was a much better experience. That pool area is just too busy for our liking. Everything else though was pretty good . The canteen seating area was massive and the diner prices high but thats par for being in a universal hotel I suppose. My son is a fussy eater so we in the main only had the Pizza but that was great and pretty reasonable too. We only spent 4 nights here with one of those interuppted by young boys at 12-1am in the morning.....I plugged my headphones in but they were really loud for one of the nights. Overall I would recommend for young families and the hotel is OK for a short stay. Would I stay again? Probably not as its big and busy...but still fond memories anyway.

    Jun 04, 2023
  • 3.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Best for those with young kids who don’t mind a crowd

    So not quite the hotel we were after but entirely our own fault. It’s very large, like a massive Butlin’s (UK visitors will know what I mean). Although marketed as a budget hotel we found the food expensive for what it was. massive tip here: you can use the amenities and restaurants at all the Universal resort hotels. We used Sapphire falls and Adventura hotels for food and the pool. A bit more expensive but worth it. You ask for an amenity key at the concierge and this will give you access to the pool area. A god send as both far more relaxing than Cabana bay. the food hall at Adventura is excellent btw. Note: cabana bay reception said we couldn’t do this but it’s all allowed. They want you to stay there and use their food court. Pricey and rubbish food. Also you can use the river boat from Sapphire falls if you don’t fancy the walk. In general Cababana bay is probably best suited for those with young children. It’s. A clean hotel , we found, and our beds and room were comfy. I just prefer Sapphire as stayed there before. Also Adventura is same price as Cabanna. Another plus point for Cabanna is the access to Volcano bay but again that’s possible from the other two I mentioned. Also note that Cabana can get very busy due to conventions etc.

    Jun 03, 2023
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Family Vacation

    Great Vibe! Clean! Very helpful and family friendly. Wish there was more food choices like a nice sit down restaurant. Close to parks so very convenient! Great Pool area and Lazy River! Swizzle was a great place to grab a drink and meet up with family!

    Jun 03, 2023