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 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

Customer Ratings & Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.0 24604 reviews
  • 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
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Great family vacation

    My family and I stayed at Cabana Bay in May 2024, we reserved 4 rooms and stayed for four nights. Everyone was very friendly at the front desk and resort is super cute with a retro vibe. We had a toddler with us so super cute to have GRU greet us in the main lobby. The rooms are spacious, beds were really comfortable! The only issue we had with two rooms was that the mini fridge would not stay cold. The lazy river was so relaxing! The food at the pool bar and the pizza was pretty good. We went bowling with everyone ( Make sure you get a reservation two weeks ahead of time) It's basically $20 per person, maybe a little more. We went to Publix down the street to get water and sodas which was better than purchasing drinks the entire time. The lazy river floaties have to be purchased about $12 - $15 per person which I feel should be included, however you get to keep them the entire time and take them home. I do wish they played some music or maybe had a DJ at the pool, it would have made the pool days so much better! Overall, our family had a great time and we would stay again!

    May 20, 2024
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Great value and experience

    My 23-year-old son and I stayed for 4 nights - 3 days in the park. In the past, we have stayed at the Hard Rock and the Royal Pacific. This was our first time at Cabana Bay and it was my favorite hotel experience by far. The rooms were huge compared to the other two hotels we have experienced. Lots of things to do - game room, pool, ice cream, starbucks, bayliner food court. We do not need anything fancy. Loved the theme, commercials, references, old cars out front. The shuttle bus was very easy to use and was available every time with little to no wait. We had always used the boats before but the shuttle was very easy to use = probably less time waiting than the boats. We used the early entry into Harry Potter. We purchased the express passes separately. We were able to get two huge rooms for less than the price of one basic room at the other hotels. We had a view of Volcano Bay on the 10th floor of building 8 - adjoining rooms so that we could hang out together if we wanted to. Very helpful and friendly staff.

    May 18, 2024
Prices per person based on double occupancy including round-trip airfare via U.S. certified air carriers and round-trip airport/hotel transfers when arriving at airport closest to destination (for exceptions see Frequently Asked Questions), hotel taxes and baggage handling, fuel surcharges, and all pre-collected U.S. and foreign taxes. In some instances, pricing may specifically apply to one of multiple flights on select departure days. All packages are based on the lowest hotel/air classes available at time of publication, capacity controlled, subject to availability and change without notice. Promotional pricing may only be available for a limited time. Fees may apply for carry-on and checked baggage-view Baggage Policies. Some resort fees, environmental levies and departure taxes are not included and may be payable in resort. View Frequently Asked Questions for more information. Apple Vacations is not responsible for errors or omissions. Cancellation policies apply. Bookings are subject to the Fair Trade Contract. All public charter flights are operated by ALG Vacations Corp: Allegiant Air: PC 18-231, A319-156 seats or A320-186 seats /PC 18-234, A319-156 seats or A320-186 seats; Miami Air operated by TUI Airlines Belgium N.V. : PC 19-085 & PC 19-117, B737-800, 180 seats/PC 19-091, B737-800-183 seats; Swift Air: PC 19-092, B737-400-150 seats; Viva Aerobus: PC 18-228, A320-180 seats/ PC 19-079, A320-180-185 seats/PC 19-094, A320-185 seats. CST2139014-20 120319