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Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort

6550 Adventure Way, Orlando, FL 32819-7610
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless check-out
Updated 21/07/07 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 21/07/07 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#120 of 389 hotels in Orlando
Travellers' Choice
GreenLeaders Silver level
Enjoy vibrant, retro-style with rooms and suites brilliantly designed for fun and affordability. Relax with a splash, surrounded by amazing iconic architecture inspired by classic Florida beach resorts of the 1950s and 60s. Sample a variety of options in the incredible food court. Every day comes with fun for all ages with two massive pools, a winding river, a bowling alley and more. It’s all within walking distance of Universal’s Volcano Bay. Plus you’ll enjoy the exclusive benefits of staying in Universal. Breeze into one of the Universal parks an hour earlier than other guests with Early Park Admission*. Plus, it’s a quick hop from Universal’s hotels to the parks with free shuttles. *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 Universal’s Volcano Bay. Valid at select attractions at each park. Attractions are subject to substitutions without notice. Additional restrictions may apply.
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Property amenities
Paid public parking on-site
Free internet
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Game room
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Paid wifi
Hot bath
Lazy river
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Fence around pool
Coffee shop
Breakfast available
Snack bar
Vending machine
Poolside bar
Evening entertainment
Kids pool
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Free shuttle or taxi services
Shuttle bus service
Car hire
Taxi service
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Convenience store
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
ATM on site
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Air conditioning
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Roberto F wrote a review Jul 2021
Tampa, Florida, United States3 contributions5 helpful votes
Arrived at the hotel on a Monday for a 3 night stay. Check-in was quick as i had done the on-line check-in the night prior. Unlike Disney that allows you to charge purchases to your room with a pre-set limit, here you have to deposit money to your account to be able to do that. Whatever amount you deposit is your limit. Stayed ion an outdoor corridor family suite. The buildings and grounds are certainly not kept up to Disney standards and are not nearly as clean or maintained. The building i was in was undergoing renovations which meant construction crews and noises which were never disclosed to me either at the time of reservation nor check-in. Disney does both of these. We could hear the construction in our room but since we would be gone most of the day, was not a huge deal. However, the last day of my stay, we were woken up by loud non stop hammering prior to 8am. Who wants to be woken up that early while on vacation?? I immediately reported the issues and was compensated by free breakfast vouchers and a credit applied to my account. Though i appreciated the efforts, this still left a bad taste in my mouth as i feel i should have been told ahead of time i might experience these issues. Other than these issues, the hotel itself has plenty to do. The kids enjoyed the pools very much. The food was typical theme park food at theme park prices, nothing unexpected and comparable to Disney. Would i stay here again, probably but will be sure to ask about any ongoing construction prior to!
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Room Tip: Make sure to ask about potential construction when checking in
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Barbara wrote a review Jul 2021
Cleveland, Ohio17 contributions2 helpful votes
My family was very excited to stay at the Cabana Bay and we were sadly disappointed. The two hour line for check in was the start to a very unimpressive experience. Once we were finally checked in we made it to our very typical room. When making the reservation i indicated that we were celebrating a birthday and not one single mention was made of the event. The pools ended up being closed due to weather, which i understand is out of their control but the other amenities and "fun things to do" were unavailable as well. When the rain started we were unable to bowl because it was closed, Several of the shops and eateries were closed as well. the only available amenity for the kids was the cash draining arcade which was totally overcrowded since it was the only thing to do in an understaffed resort. Someone even stole my sons game card and there were no associates on the floor to help. The only one working was behind the prize counter. I would have taken my kids and tried to further explore the resort but I am temporarily handicapped and had to call each and every time that I wanted to change location and have someone with a wheelchair come and take me and leave me at the next location. i was not able to rent a wheelchair to move around at my own free will and I felt even more dependant that I was. I see how some people would appreciate the way that it is done but I personally felt trapped by the need for someone to come and feel that there should have been an option. Long story short, we paid Universal Resort prices for an overbooked, understaffed hotel that could have outdone by the HoJo down the street. If Universal can not manage to staff the hotel then they should not book to capacity. I would surely try Cabana Bay again when I am no longer wheelchair bound and they are fully staffed and operating at capacity not just booked to capacity but this time it felt like a complete waste of money. Sorry.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Room Tip: Had to request wheelchair accessable and it was adequate.
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eh0032021 wrote a review Jul 2021
Atlanta, Georgia1 contribution
The check-in procedure is total disaster. We spent 3.5 hours in line. Obviously, the hotel has no idea about current technologies and together with the '50s decor has '50s lack of technology. I talked to the check-in manager twice during those 3.5 hours. All he told me was "Yes, ma'am, sorry, ma'am, we cannot do anything about it, ma'am". The people in line were hungry and tired, many of them travelling with kids. And yes, it's still pandemics but nobody was reminding people about distance or whatsover. I wish I read the reviews before I booked this hotel. Our stay was completely ruined. We planned to enjoy Lazy River and City Walk and were not able to do either.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Alina W wrote a review Jul 2021
Cape Coral, Florida3 contributions1 helpful vote
Feel free to stay here if you want to wait 2+ hours to check in, have very basic accommodations, have the AC go out at midnight and fill the room with plastic burning smell. Would never stay here again!
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Date of stay: July 2021
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John G wrote a review Jul 2021
Altus, Oklahoma23 contributions4 helpful votes
Hotel was as expected and rooms were clean. This was after it took us 4 HOURS to checkin. This was absolute craziness and the lobby was packed with people waiting. No real apology or sorry. Gave us only free parking, but that does not make us for the 4 hours of our trip that we will never get back. Food in the hotel is good, but be prepared to wait. The text message housekeeping request through the front desk was nice and all request were taken care of within 30 min. If the front desk issues are addressed and fixed I would consider staying here again.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Frequently Asked Questions about Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort?
Nearby attractions include Universal's Islands of Adventure (0.8 km), Hard Rock Live (1.1 km), and Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition (Orlando) (1.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort?
Yes, paid public parking on-site is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Nile Ethiopian Restaurant, Cinnabon, and Cold Stone Creamery.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort?
Many travellers enjoy visiting City Hall (12.1 km) and Jack Kerouac House (13.5 km).