This was my 1st time going to Universal and wanted to stay at one of their resorts. We were a little skeptical with it being brand new, as most of our questions could not be answered when we booked. We stayed at the resort the last week of April into May and were extremely pleased with the resort. The staff were awesome!! Very friendly and helpful. They did try to charge us the $100/day on card, but we told them we did not need room charging privileges and so no need for that!
The decor is beautiful as is the pool area. Probably one of the nicest pool areas I have seen at a resort. There are sand areas, a fire pit, and nightly outdoor family movies.
The bayliner dinner was great! The staff there are AWESOME!! We had nightly conversations with most of them, lol. They were super friendly and the food was good and decent priced. I don't understand why everyone says its expensive, but we ate at least one meal there 5 days out of the 7 that we stayed. We never bought drinks unless we got something from Starbucks.
The shuttle service was outstanding!!
Never waited longer than maybe 2min. Leaving the resort and leaving the parks. I know it will be longer waits in the summer and once the resort fully opens, so we got very lucky with this.
The only negative experience we had was the tv would randomly shut off. We initially thought it was sensored b/c everytime my friend would get off her bed for a period of time, that is when it would happen. However I see other people had this problem as well. We also had a problem with our refrigerator not being cold but luckily we noticed in time before our stuff spoiled. They had some one come right out and replace it.
Overall we had a great time at this resort!! Thanks for making our 1st Universal experience a great one!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Enjoy this vibrant, retro-style hotel with family suites, standard rooms and stellar recreation from a cool lazy river and pools to bowling and more. Located on-site at Universal Orlando Resort, Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort is in the heart of the excitement at Universal Studios Florida, Universal's Islands of Adventure, and Universal CityWalk. Guests of this hotel enjoy exclusive theme park benefits. Take advantage of Early Park Admission one hour before the theme park opens and more! (valid theme park admission required.) ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort Orlando, Florida