A beat accompanies your every step, and every stroke, at this immersive musical resort

Far from a quiet getaway, a stay at the Hard Rock Hotel® is all about the music and even the swimming pool has an underwater sound system. Immersing you in the rock ’n’ roll culture, memorabilia fills the public areas. From Elvis’ jumpsuit to Elton John’s boots, there’s enough rock history here to keep you entertained for hours.

The centre of the resort is undoubtedly the enormous 12,000-square-foot pool. Decked out with a giant waterslide, your favourite tunes fill the air – and the water – as you soak up the sun. “Dive-in” movies are a popular feature as the evening draws in, allowing you to enjoy one of your favourites without leaving the poolside. Concerts, DJs and live bands perform on select days, turning the sand into a dancefloor. If you’d like to take some time out perfecting your swing, the Golf Universal Orlando program# offers a free shuttle service, taking you out to enjoy a few rounds during your stay*.

Bringing its famous steak house dining to Orlando, The Palm restaurant offers a New York-style atmosphere with all the American classics on the menu, from prime cuts of steak to fresh Nova Scotian lobster. The Kitchen offers a touch of spice with more Southern fare, while for something sweet, Emack & Bolio’s Marketplace is a true Boston ice-cream parlour experience. If you’re after liquid refreshment, head to the beachclub for delicious cocktails and a light snack. Rooms here are comfortable and neutrally decorated with photos of rock royalty adorning the walls. There are a wide range of rooms and suites available, with something for everyone.

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Key information

At Universal Orlando Resort™

Airport transfer time: Approx. 20 minutes from the airport
Rooms: 650

Guests staying at this on-site hotel receive:
• FREE* Universal Express Unlimited™ ride access to skip the regular queues in Universal Studios Florida™ and Universal’s Islands of Adventure™ all day
• Early Park Admission† to either Universal Studios Florida™ or Universal’s Islands of Adventure™, and Universal’s Volcano Bay™ one hour before the parks open (requires theme park admission for both benefits)
• Complimentary water taxi1 and shuttle service to and from the Universal Orlando theme parks and Universal CityWalk™, and much more.

Good to know

1 Water taxi not available for transportation to Universal’s Volcano Bay™. †Requires theme park admission. Early Park Admission begins one (1) hour prior to regular 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. *Requires theme park admission. Valid at Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure. Not valid at Pteranodon Flyers™ at Universal’s Islands of Adventure. Excludes separately ticketed events. Benefit not valid for guests staying at Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort, Loews Sapphire Falls Resort, and Universal’s Aventura Hotel (Opening 2018) or for Universal’s Volcano Bay. Valid for the number of guests staying in the room for the length of hotel stay. Available during normal theme park operating hours only. Additional restrictions may apply and benefits are subject to change without notice. Hard Rock Hotel ® Hard Rock Cafe International (USA), Inc. Universal elements and all related indicia TM & © 2017 Universal Studios. All rights reserved.

Accommodation information

621 rooms and 29 suites


5 restaurants and bars

*Denotes local charge