Cabana Bay plays the role of a family vacation escape by kitsching it up as a tacky 1950s beach hotel. Geometric mid-century fabrics, teals and lemons, swooping Space Age architecture, a Jack LaLanne–branded gym, and a 10-lane bowling alley all wink at the midcentury era. Things may look old but they’re decidedly modern, down to the ample outlets in the bedrooms, gated parking, and air-conditioning that’s whisper quiet. On the north end of the complex, where a motor court theme prevails, you’ll find 600 family suites with kitchen areas (microwave, no stove) that sleep six somewhat tightly, two on a sofa bed. The music never stops in the two ginormous pool areas, which have Universal’s only lazy river, and guests get a special side entrance to Volcano Bay next door (some rooms added in 2017 look right into the park and at its iconic volcano). But there’s a trade-off: There’s no Express Pass privilege (you do get into the parks early), no room service, and to reach the action, you’ll have to take a shuttle to CityWalk—there is no water taxi to this hotel. (Sapphire Falls, priced a notch higher, has that.)
Universal Orlando› Hotel
Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort
6550 Adventure Way, Orlando
Our Rating Phone 888/430-4999, 407/503-4000 Prices Standard rooms from $149–$264, family suites $174–$284, with discounts for longer stays, $20 per extra adult per night. Parking $18/night Amenities Food court; 10-lane bowling alley with food; 2 pools; 2 pool bars; waterslide; lazy river; fitness center; free standard-speed Wi-Fi for up to 4 devices (full-speed $15/day) Units 2,200 units URL Book a room now Web site Cabana Bay Beach Resort
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