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Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort

Travelzoo Staff

Why We Love It

  • Retro-themed resort with playful details like a bowling alley and Skee-Ball
  • Beach-style water area with sandy beach pool entries, lazy river and slides
  • Early park access to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter
  • Free shuttles to both of Universal’s theme parks

“Like going back in time to a 1950s Florida beach town" -- Fodor's

Map & Directions

Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach resort is approximately a 14-minute drive from Orlando International Airport. A taxi is approximately $45 plus tip. For a fee, the hotel can arrange a shuttle to and from the airport. Prices vary depending on availability and number of passengers.

Rooms & Rates

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Modeled after the seashore hotels of the Nifty Fifties, Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort is full of family fun in a nostalgic setting. Water play is a significant focus here, with two giant swimming pools, both with sandy beach-style entries, a lazy river, a water slide tower and an interactive splash area. Or dry off outdoors while playing pool, chess, checkers or beanbag toss games. There’s also a 10-lane indoor bowling alley with table service dining and a retro-style arcade with Skee-Ball and more modern amusements.

Standard rooms and suites both come with retro décor and patterns in turquoise, avocado and tangerine tones. Guests at the Cabana Bay can take advantage of the free shuttles to Universal’s two theme parks and early admission to the popular Wizarding World of Harry Potter area.

From the press:
  • “Like going back in time to a 1950s Florida beach town with a modern, ironic twist” -- Fodor’s 


General Bowling Alley
Lazy River
Water Slide

  • Bar
  • Games room
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Pool bar


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Currency exchange / ATM
  • Express check-in / checkout
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Safe in reception (fees apply)

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Safe
  • Flatscreen TV
  • iPod/iPhone docking station


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas


  • Hair-dryer


  • Parking (fees apply)

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


Check-in: Standard check-in time: 4pm

Checkout: Standard checkout time: 11am

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Additional details: Pets not allowed Check-in time starts at 4pm Check-out time is 11am

Know Before You Go

  • Up to 3 children 17 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.
  • The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.


The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Self parking fee: USD 12.00 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

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Customer Service available 24 hours

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

*Unless otherwise stated, Travelzoo-exclusive extras are valid once per stay (based on two adults sharing). Value is an estimate based on double occupancy. Extras are only included with Member Rates and may not be available on all dates. Extras are non-transferable and have no cash value. Total value may vary depending on time of booking and availability. When included, breakfast may be limited to 2 guests per stay subject to hotel’s discretion. Other restrictions may apply; see our T&Cs for details.

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