INSIDER INFO – Universal On-Site Info

Universal Orlando has five (soon to be six) amazing onsite resort hotels:



Portofino Bay – water taxi to US & IoA / bus to Volcano Bay

Hard Rock – water taxi to US & IoA / bus to Volacano Bay / short walk to US



Royal Pacific – water taxi to US & IoA / bus to Volcano Bay

Sapphire Falls – water taxi to US & IoA / bus to Volcano Bay / short walk to Volcano Bay


Prime Value:

Cabana Bay Beach Resort – bus to US & IoA / short walk to VB (family suites available!)

Aventura Hotel (coming soon) – bus to US & IoA / short walk to Volcano Bay


NOTE:  There are parking fees for those guests who plan to drive.  Parking fees are nightly, and are charged to the guest upon check-in.


When you stay at any of Universal Orlando’s On-Site Resort Hotels, you get special benefits!

*EARLY PARK ADMISSION for The Wizarding World of Harry Potter (one park per day-park determined by Universal).  * EPA comes with any ticket purchased through Universal Resorts & Vacations (all Universal tickets purchased through Vacation Candice qualify for EPA)


*COMPLIMENTARY TRANSPORTATION from your resort hotel to the parks and City Walk.


*COMPLIMENTARY PACKAGE DELIVERY for merchandise purchased in the parks.

*CHARACTER APPEARANCES at various times in the resort.




At Portofino Bay, Hard Rock, and Royal Pacific you also get:



ROLL AWAY BEDS are available at all Universal On-Site Resort Hotels (except Cabana Bay Beach Resort).   Roll away beds are an additional $25 per night, payable at the resort.  Please, let me know if you plan to use a roll away bed, and I will note that on your reservation.  Roll away beds are NOT mandatory for a 5th person in your room.


If you are not staying at Portofino Bay, Hard Rock, or Royal Pacific, but you would still like to skip the lines, let me know, and I can get you a quote for the Universal Express Pass options.