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Opening in August of 2018, Universal’s sixth hotel, a mid-priced choice, feels different from its sisters—it’s a 16-story tower with a sort of mild Modern Miami aesthetic. Tucked down by Sapphire Falls and Volcano Bay, it will have a rooftop bar with fantastic views into the parks, plus rooms controlled by a bedside tablet. Guests won’t receive Express privileges and they’ll have to link with the parks by bus only, but they will be allowed early park entry in the mornings—and then there are those views. Standard rooms (258 sq. ft./24 sq. m.—not giant) have either two queen beds or a single king plus a pull-out couch, so they fit four, and Deluxe ones, starting at $30 more, are high enough for city views or to peer into Volcano Bay.