Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort 

Retro summertime vibes

A throwback to the colourful Floridian beach resorts of the 50s and 60s, this great value, family-friendly option is walkable to Universal’s Volcano Bay.

You’ll arrive at this oversized motel to a kaleidoscope of colour and vintage styling and step into a palm-studded lobby decked out in mid-century style. The retro theming continues throughout the hotel, into the neon-lit ten-lane bowling alley, the huge quick-service Bayliner Diner, and the cerulean guestrooms. Find a spot beneath a jauntily striped parasol (or treat yourself and hire a cabana) around one of the two pools, or float around the lazy river on an inflatable. This is a family fun time resort at its finest.

Why we love Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort

  • This is the only Universal hotel to feature a lazy river, adding to two pools, a waterslide, and an interactive water play area.

  • There’s a direct walkway to Universal Volcano Bay and complimentary shuttle buses to Universal Studios Florida, Universal Islands of Adventure, and Universal CityWalk.

  • There’s a ten-lane bowling alley for family fun, and you can grab a bite before or after at the Galaxy Bowl Restaurant.

  • Guests of this resort get Early Park Admission to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter.

3 stars
Mar - Jun, Oct - Dec
Approximately 10 hours to Orlando
Within the boundaries of Universal Orlando, within walking distance to Universal’s Volcano Bay.
Approx. 30 minutes from Orlando airport
Suitable for children



  • Restaurants & bars
  • Board
  • Spas & wellness
  • Activities
  • Families

Eating at Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Club is always casual. The counter-service Bayliner Diner serves the widest selection of choices, but if you’d rather relax over a table-service meal, Galaxy Bowl Restaurant is amid the energy, music, and clatter of the bowling lanes.

Bayliner Diner
A huge food court with counter service stations that offer deli sandwiches, pizza and pasta, burgers, build-your-own salads, and desserts.

Galaxy Bowl Restaurant
Grab a bite between games in the hotel’s bowling alley, with table service offering burgers, pizza, chicken wings and other American favourites.

Pick up coffee, snacks, or a quick breakfast ahead of a busy day in the Universal theme parks.

Delizioso Pizza
Order pizza directly to your room (or your sunlounger).

Swizzle Lounge
A lobby bar where you can order reimagined versions of classic drinks like Side Cars and Mai Tais.

Atomic Tonic
A shady pool bar near the Cabana Courtyard pool deck with ice-cold drinks, sandwiches, wraps, and salads.

The Hideaway Bar & Grille
In the Lazy River Courtyard, this is the perfect lunch spot on a pool day, with beers, snacks, and sandwiches for lunch and dinner.

The pizza delivery service is a great addition to the line-up. It’s particularly handy if you’re arriving late or planning a lazy day around the pool.

What's included

Room Only

The Jack LaLanne Physical Fitness Studio is free for guests and features cardio and weight equipment.

Look out for daily activities around the pool, from outdoor movie screenings to hula hoop contests. Over at the Cabana Courtyard, there are outdoor billiards, chess and draughts, shaded picnic tables and firepits in the evening.

A fantastic hotel for families with thoughtful room configurations to accommodate families of up to six. There’s a games arcade for some airconditioned fun, although look out for poolside activities and games, too. If you’re travelling with little ones, childproofing kits are available on request, and toddlers will love the zero-entry sand beach pool area.