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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 24311 reviews
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating

    I forgot to retrieve my money from deposit safety box. I realized this after checked out. I called front desk. For my surprise, they had my money in lost and found section of the hotel. I was very much impressed for the staff's honesty and professionalism. I highly recommend this resort to anyone. Thank you again Cabana Bay.

    Sep 26, 2023
  • 3.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Racial discrimination

    Black people are targeted and ignored. If you are black stay away. Our room was reported for noise and security came and told us that we would be evicted even though we tried to tell her we weren't making any noise. When we tried to report the discrimination at front desk we were ignored

    Sep 26, 2023
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Amazing! 10/10

    The staff was kind and friendly. Front desk star service provided us with every accommodation we asked for without question. The shakes and bar tenders are 10/10! I have been flying from Phoenix to Orlando for 5 years in a row for Halloween horror nights. By far my favorite hotel! They really go all out for the Halloween event! 10/10!

    Sep 26, 2023
  • 2.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Stay away from suites in Thunderbird section

    This was my second time staying at Cabana Bay. Check in took a long time but Nick did an amazing job answering our questions and providing useful information. He was super helpful. We loved the extra HHN walk through, and your staff at the food court and pool bar are top notch. Loved them. The room size was amazing especially for the price. We stayed in rooms 4201 and 4203 in the Thunderbird section. The sleeper sofa couches were a huge disappointment. I encourage you to go lay on one. It is like trying to sleep on a table. It was very disappointing to come back from a long night at HHN to have to try to sleep on a table. Worse than the "table" sofa beds, was the automatic announcements coming from either the road or IOA. It was all night and morning long and as loud as an alarm clock. We did not sleep, which made me concerned for my safety and the safety of those in my car the next day. If I wanted to stay up all night and drive drowsy, I would have driven the 2 hours home at 2am instead of paying for this room.

    Sep 25, 2023
  • 3.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Other resorts offer more for the same price

    Cabana bay offers you a pork chop experience at a filet mignon price. The sheets and blankets are basically napkins. Turned the air up and it smelled like fire. Don’t expect to get in hhn early either.

    Sep 25, 2023