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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


Hotel details


Dining options are available for this property.
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Hotel advisories

Advisory A minimum parking fee of $23 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 24604 reviews
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Very Good family hotel with good value for money!!!

    This hotel was very good and perfect spot near the universal studios only 10 minute WALK!! Upon arriving i was stunned and surprised the hotel was very spacious and nice and cool from the outside heat. Lots of stunning colors and a very retro and old fashioned american dinner area. When arriving to the room it was a little small but it did the work and made me feel cozy and comfortable, the beds were too soft and not firm for my liking and the pillows were too flimsy and not firm enough to support my head when sleeping this let it down a little for me, the bathroom was very spacious and open which i like. I love that there is a starbucks and a little convenience shop that had waters, sodas, chips and other amenities, although they were quite expensive!! The outdoor area was unreal stunning big pool and the lazy river was my favorite!! The staff are quite friendly and they are helpful. Reading some of the negative reviews made me anxious and worry if its a good hotel but it truly surprised me and it was definitely an amazing hotel and experience, will definitely come here again next year and hopefully i get the same room too lol!!

    May 25, 2024
  • 1.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Old Miami vice vibe

    Went on a class trip and stayed in the family room section of the hotel. The only employee I could give a shout out to was Demetri, at the pool bar… Very friendly and accommodating. The rest of the hotel felt like an old Miami hotel that has been neglected. Non-cool, vibe, pool area was lackluster, and customer service was extremely lacking! we had some issues with young guests arguing with our young guests and security was beyond trashy and unhelpful. Rooms were dirty and old ( my tv did not work). And don’t even bother eating at the diner there the one food option… Food was disgusting! Please save your money and stay elsewhere

    May 25, 2024
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Cabana Bay is the best

    We love Cabana Bay! We come back yearly! Very affordable and you get the resort vibes. The pools are awesome, the beds are comfortable. We get the suite and it has tons of room so that we don't feel like we're stepping on one another. I'm always happy when I arrive. I hope Universal builds more affordable hotels of this scale and never makes this place unaffordable. Can't wait to bring my family back! My only complaint is that the food is nothing special. The poolside made to order restaurants are the best, the cafeteria is subpar

    May 22, 2024
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Fun retro hotel.

    Awesome hotel. Not premier, but fun tetro vibe. Clean, a little crowdedbut you have to expect that at a theme park. Clean rooms, nice staff, many things to do. Just no fast pass. I do wish the bars, restaurants, etc stayed opened later. It is more geared towards kids.

    May 21, 2024
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Great family resort

    Definitely a very family orientated resort, staff were able to get us closer rooms together thankfully as this place is huge. Shuttle is a massive plus to universal. Food on site was simple and affordable, Bayliner Diner was busy but efficient. Pools were big and easily accessible. No supermarkets close by so that limits purchasing supplies, ubereats was very handy. Overall, be prepared for families and kids everywhere but that was fine as you’re in Orlando, staff great, location perfect for theme parks

    May 21, 2024