The coolest hotel on the planet. Live like a rock star and savor the perks of rock ‘n’ roll royalty with impeccable surroundings, laid-back luxurious style and show-stopping service. Supremely talented chefs offer culinary nirvana from a famed steakhouse to delicious American classic cuisine. The sweeping California mission-style design—inspired by classic rock music—welcomes you to escape to a sensational world with a palm-lined swimming pool featuring underwater music, incredible rock memorabilia and exceptional entertainment—including famous names live in concert. Plus, hotel guests receive exclusive theme park benefits including:

- SKIP THE REGULAR LINES with FREE† Universal Express Unlimited™ ride access for most popular attractions in Universal Studios Florida™ and Universal’s Islands of Adventure™, including your favorites in both lands of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™. That’s a value of $129.99 per person, per day!** (Valid theme park admission required. Not valid at Universal’s Volcano Bay™).
- EARLY PARK ADMISSION* to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ or Universal’s Volcano Bay™ (valid theme park admission required).

- FREE WATER TAXIS & 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.
- PRIORITY SEATING at many restaurants throughout Universal.

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 select attractions at each park. Additional restrictions may apply.

Universal Express Unlimited™ Legal: †Based on average price of a 2-Park Universal Express Unlimited™ pass ranging between $99.99 and $169.99. **Benefit valid only for guests of Loews Royal Pacific Resort, Hard Rock Hotel® and Loews Portofino Bay Hotel, for the number of guests staying in the room for the length of hotel stay. Additional restrictions may apply.

Hotel & Universal Orlando Resort™ Legal: Hard Rock Hotel ® Hard Rock Cafe International (USA), Inc. Universal elements and all related indicia TM & © 2018 Universal Studios. All rights reserved.


Universal Orlando® Resort On-Site
Daytona Beach, FL, USA - Daytona Beach International Airport (DAB) : 60 miles
Orlando, FL, USA - Orlando International Airport (MCO) : 15 miles
Orlando, FL, USA - Sanford Central Florida Regional Airport (SFB) : 30 miles
Tampa, FL, USA - Tampa International (TPA)

Property Information

Year Built: 2001
Last Renovation: 2006
Accessible rooms: 53
All rooms non-smoking: 650
Floors: 7
Total rooms: 650


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Hotel Advisories

Advisory A minimum self- parking fee of $27 (plus tax) and a valet fee of $36 (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.
Current Renovations: Description: ***Important Information for our Guests***
The Hard Rock Hotel at Universal Orlando is completely smoke-free. Smoking is only permitted in designated outdoor locations. A $200 cleaning fee will be added to the guests' folio for smoking in the guest rooms.

There is a mandatory daily fee for self-parking.

General Policies & Fine Print

Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Minimum Check-In Age: 21
General Policies:

Cancellations made inside of 5 days prior to arrival incur a 1 night hotel penalty plus tax and applicable product penalties.

Modifications, including name changes, are considererd a cancellation and cancellation penalties as listed above will apply.

No shows incur a 1 night hotel penalty plus tax and applicable product penalties.

A major credit card and photo I.D. is required upon check-in to cover phone or incidental charges.

Guests attending a convention at the hotel may not use this package for their stay. If found attending a convention, guests may be charged directly by the hotel.

Room taxes are included in the vacation price.

Hard Rock Hotel at Universal Orlando is completely smoke-free. This includes all guest rooms as well as all interior common areas.
There are four designated outdoor locations where smoking is permitted.

A $200 cleaning fee for smoking in guest rooms will be applied to guests folio.

Pet Policy Pets Not Allowed
No Show Policy:
  • No Show Penalty: 1 Night Applies: Sunday - Saturday 20Feb15 - 31Dec50

Customer Ratings & Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.5 11894 reviews
  • 2.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Sadly not worth the hype.

    I had such high hopes for the Hard Rock and had previously stayed at Cabana Bay on five other occasions. I will start with the pros. Pool and Food amazing music was great, drinks, food all pluses wait staff amazing and pricing is affordable. Distance tot he park is perfect to come and go between down pours! The room service was great! Those funnel cake fries at the pool are something dreams are made of. Cons! Rooms were smaller than the cabana bay rooms and the walk to rooms from the elevator is crazy at least a mile a day walking to and from the elevators alone. Breakfast options are so costly you are better off paying the $29 for the buffet as every drink is $5. Stores need more hygiene items including hair products. The rock shop not opening until 12 is ridiculously late in the day. The check in process we got there at the wrong time took a while but that is to be expected. Check out was great. The velvet bar was a shocker great music but wow two drinks and not fancy were 38$ live music was great though. No pina colada mix seemed odd. Overall if you have teens or kids the cabana bay is where it is at for the cost and options for pool and lazy river. If it were just an adults trip Hard Rock would have been ok. The express passes were great maybe next time will try the other one across the street.

    May 27, 2023
  • 2.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Clean, good location by many problems with reservations and unwilling to solve themreservations

    We reserved one type of room they moved us even rey had say that all was set, they were unwilling to solve the booking problems, even we offered to pay extra. Manager tried to fix thing but the employees did not help.

    May 26, 2023
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Great staff, Great hotel.

    Best place to stay at Universal Studios. The hotel has a great vibe. Plenty of things to do at night. Great restaurants, music, etc. The pool area is excellent. Dive-in movies & live music on the weekends. Great placenta relax after a long day at the parks.

    May 26, 2023
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Hard Rock is amazing

    The most convenient place to stay to avoid the heavy traffic after a great day at the park is Hard Rock Hotel at Universal. WALKING distance from Universal Studios, many amenities that will make you want to stay at the hotel and superb customer service. Your room key becomes IT, you can charge everything to your room even in the park and also get FAST PASS. If you have kids, please do not hesitate, don't waste your time booking far away for a cheaper price that doesn't have Fast Pass included anyways, avoid the traffic and crying tired kids.

    May 26, 2023
  • 2.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Hard Rock, Hard Knock

    My husband and I had high hopes seeing this was a 4 star hotel. We reserved a deluxe king bedroom on a high floor. We checked in at 1pm knowing we probably couldn’t get into our room until 3 or 4 and around 5:15pm we finally were given a room in the basement. We are newlyweds so we were taking this vacation to relax and treat ourselves. We expected a nice walk in shower, a fully stocked bar and plush robes/slippers unfortunately none of that was available in the room. The staff also couldn’t be less excited to work here. The things to look forward too are the Velvet Bar, the pool (which is quite nice to sit by) and its only a 5 minute walk to Universal. I would love to know where the luxury hotels at for our next Universal visit. We have $$$ to spend!

    May 26, 2023
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