Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort

Universal Orlando Resort, Orlando

The hotel

Enjoy vibrant, retro-style with rooms and suites brilliantly designed for family-sized fun and affordability. Relax and play, surrounded by amazing iconic architecture inspired by classic Florida beach resorts of the 1950s and 60s. Two towers offer the best views of Universal’s Volcano Bay water theme park. You’ll enjoy endless family fun with two massive pools including a water slide and a lazy river, 10-lane bowling alley*, and Early Park Admission† to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ and Universal’s Volcano Bay one hour before the theme parks open (select attractions, valid theme park admission required). The whole family can stay comfortably in family suites that sleep up to six, complete with a kitchenette, or relax in one of the hotel’s standard rooms that sleep up to four. You're just a short walk to Universal's Volcano Bay and a quick, free shuttle ride to Universal Studios Florida and Universal's Islands of Adventure, as well as Universal CityWalk entertainment complex.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Swimming Pool
  • Families
  • Close to Universal Orlando Resort
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Wheelchair access
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Games Room
  • Restaurant

Where is it

Just a short walk to Universal's Volcano Bay water theme park, and a quick shuttle ride to Universal Studios Florida and Universal's Islands of Adventure. Transfer time from airport: 20 minutes.

Hotel information

2,200 total rooms. All with air-conditioning, HDTV, mini-fridge, hairdryer, coffee machine, safe and iron and board. Standard Rooms are 300 sq ft and have views of the courtyard and pool, with 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Volcano Bay View Standard Rooms have amazing views of Universal's Volcano Bay, with 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Poolside Standard Rooms have views of the courtyard and pool, with 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Family Suite - Exterior Entry are 430 sq ft and have a living area separated by sliding partition, a kitchenette with mini-fridge, microwave and sink, outdoor access with your own exterior entry, and 2 queen-size beds plus sofa bed, sleeping maximum 6 adults or 2 adults and 4 children.

Family Suite - Interior Entry are as above, but with access from the interior hallway only.

Poolside Family Suite - Exterior Entry are 430 sq ft and have an exterior entrance, pool views, living area separated by sliding partition, a kitchenette with mini-fridge, microwave and sink, and 2 queen-size beds plus sofa bed, sleeping maximum 6 adults or 2 adults and 4 children.

Poolside Family Suite - Interior Entry are as above, but with an interior entrance only.

Volcano Bay View 2-Bedroom Suites are 772 sq ft and have amazing views of Universal's Volcano Bay, living area separated by sliding partition, a kitchenette with mini-fridge, microwave and sink, 2 bedrooms; one with 1 queen-size bed and one with 2 double beds, plus sofa bed, sleeping maximum 8 adults or 2 adults and 6 children.

Exclusive Virgin Holidays benefits:

  • Complimentary self-parking for all Virgin Holidays' customers, saving $18 per day
  • Guaranteed late check-out available exclusively until 1.00pm
  • Float Away with two complimentary inflatable rubber rings per room, for use on the lazy river
  • Complimentary welcome drink (for guests aged 21 or older. Valid photo ID may be requested). Guests under 21 years will receive a non-alcoholic drink voucher
  • The above offers are available for stays completed until 31 Dec '21.

Why is this a Virgin Holidays Favourite?

Fantastic family hotel at Universal Orlando Resort

Family Suites available offering additional space for larger families

Complimentary transportation by shuttle buses or you can walk along guided paths to all 3 theme parks and Universal CityWalk.

Food Court with 4 unique food stations including Grab ‘n Go items. Galaxy Bowl Restaurant (casual table service in an old-school bowling alley). 2 pool bars^. Lobby Lounge. Starbucks®. Limited pizza delivery*.

2 swimming pools. The Cabana Pool features a fun, interactive water play area for the kids. Lazy river. Cabanas* and waterslide. 10-lane bowling alley*. Complimentary fitness centre. Game room*. Poolside games and activities.

Resort-wide charging privileges with your room key. Complimentary merchandise delivery to your hotel from shops across Universal. Complimentary CityWalk club access‡ to select venues. Universal Studios Store. Universal Vacation Planning Centre. Complimentary WiFi. Wake-up calls from one of your favourite Universal Orlando characters.

Wheelchair accessible rooms available on request. Please note that these rooms are subject to availability and may be restricted to specific room categories and bedding arrangements. Rooms and facilities vary between hotels so please check at the time of booking. For more information and contact details please check out our Special Assistance page

2 nights at all times.

Disclaimer: In connection with your purchase of Universal Orlando products and your visit to Universal Orlando, including Universal Studios Florida, Universal’s Islands of Adventure, Universal’s Volcano Bay, Universal CityWalk, and the Universal Orlando Resort hotels, please be advised that you must follow Universal Orlando’s policies, CDC guidelines and the recommendations of health officials. Please note that any public location where people are present provides an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 and Universal Orlando cannot guarantee that you will not be exposed during your visit. By visiting Universal Orlando, you acknowledge and agree that you assume these inherent risks associated with attendance. When you enter Universal Orlando, you understand that you are subject to the Universal Orlando terms of service (including arbitration, class action waiver, assumption of risk, and infectious disease release of liability) located at https://www.universalorlando.com/web/en/us/terms-of-service/reopening-safety-info

Please note: Some imagery shown does not represent current operational and safety guidelines. Visitors should be aware of and comply with government guidelines regarding travel restrictions and mandatory quarantines before visiting this destination. Face coverings and temperature checks will be required for all guests. For important safety information at Universal Orlando Resort, please click here www.universalorlando.com/safetyinfo

HARRY POTTER characters, names and related indicia are © & ™ Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Harry Potter Publishing Rights © JKR. (s20)

* Denotes local charge.

Please note: One person must be 21 years or over in the room to check in.

^ Must be 21+ with a valid photo ID to consume alcoholic beverages.

‡Valid for registered 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 Universal Cinemark and Hollywood Drive-in Golf™. Subject to availability. Restrictions apply and benefits are subject to change without notice.

†Requires theme park admission. 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 at Universal’s Volcano Bay water theme park. Valid at select attractions at each park. Attractions are subject to substitutions without notice. Additional restrictions may apply.

©2020 Starbucks Coffee Company. All rights reserved. Cabana Bay Beach Resort TM & © 2020 UCF Hotel Venture II. All rights reserved.  Universal elements and all related indicia TM & © 2020 Universal Studios. All rights reserved.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Retro fun

Apr 18, 2021 wendyhdzoffice

Great fun and service. Perfect hotel with a scenic walk to parks if you but also a convenient shuttle when tired. Retro decor fun and pool area awesome with pool, lazy river and sandy lounge area with a fire pit for s’mores.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Not clean!!

Apr 18, 2021 ymmzn21 West Palm Beach, Florida

Hallways were littered with trash. Rooms need to be refurbished, they are not clean the previous room occupant left the sticker labels from their clothing on the overhead lamp and it was still there for us, so how much cleaning is being done here. To top things off there was human feces in the elevator. Manager unfriendly and did nothing about our… Read more
Hallways were littered with trash. Rooms need to be refurbished, they are not clean the previous room occupant left the sticker labels from their clothing on the overhead lamp and it was still there for us, so how much cleaning is being done here. To top things off there was human feces in the elevator. Manager unfriendly and did nothing about our complaint Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Room was not entirely clean

Apr 18, 2021 bhanki544270 Chester, Vermont

The fold out sofa had dirty sheets on it still, and there was dust throughout the room that was quite visible.The beds were not comfortable, we woke up with backaches every morning.Unless you purchase express passes be prepared to not be able to ride very many rides in the parks.Our hotel didn’t offer express passes and they were $200 each at the… Read more
The fold out sofa had dirty sheets on it still, and there was dust throughout the room that was quite visible.The beds were not comfortable, we woke up with backaches every morning.Unless you purchase express passes be prepared to not be able to ride very many rides in the parks.Our hotel didn’t offer express passes and they were $200 each at the time.On top of the expenses already paid to enter that is extreme. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Terrible! Would never do this again!

Apr 17, 2021 angelamadewell

Nobody knows anything! They just kept saying to call the 800 number! I couldn't ever get a bandaid without asking 5 people them still had to call the 800 number! No one wanted to help, just kept saying call 800 number! Grrr!!!
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Apr 17, 2021 419maxinet Little River, South Carolina

Our family booked 4 rooms for a long overdue vacation due to COVID. Cabana Bay was doing an excellent job in relation to safety standards. This is a fabulous resort with so much to offer. The dining was quick with a variety choices and good food. Our family enjoyed the pools, arcade, and roasting marshmallows for s’mores . We also enjoyed a… Read more
Our family booked 4 rooms for a long overdue vacation due to COVID. Cabana Bay was doing an excellent job in relation to safety standards. This is a fabulous resort with so much to offer. The dining was quick with a variety choices and good food. Our family enjoyed the pools, arcade, and roasting marshmallows for s’mores . We also enjoyed a pleasant family night of bowling. Our room was next to volcano bay with an easy walk. We took advantage of early entry to the parks by being a resort guest. The bus transportation is excellent. My husband and I both agreed we made an excellent choice for our vacation stay. Read less