I received a discounted rate for this review. I was not financially compensated for this post. My opinions are my own and not by any means influenced by any other part.

The new Cabana Bay Universal Orlando is a retro-themed Beach Resort that opened just a few weeks ago and is exactly where we stayed when we visited Universal at the beginning of the summer.
The retro look starts at the entrance where you will find a huge sign with the Cabana Bay Hotel name and all around the lobby they have placed antique cars to add to the sixty’s flare of hotel theme.

Cabana Bay Beach Resort at Universal Orlando

Cabana Bay entrance

The experience at the hotel was a great one from beginning to end. The checkout was every bit as quick and efficient and the front office staff was very friendly and attentive. We checked in and left for our fun at the park. We left all the luggage in our car and took the complimentary hotel bus to the park.

Once the hotel room was ready, they sent us a text message letting us know the room was ready

Once we made it back to the hotel we headed to the room and I was nicely surprised with our room which was a poolside family suite.  It was big enough for all of us ( a total of six) as the room has 2 queen-sized beds and a full-size sofa bed which I ended up sharing with the 2 kids at our party and where we were able to sleep comfortably.

Cabana Bay bedroom view

The suite has all you need for a comfortable stay

The family suite had a closet, a shower, separate toilet room (which I really liked, because by having the shower and the toilet in separate rooms you gain time if someone needs to use the toilet and someone else has to use the shower, and yet a 3rd person can be brushing their teeth in the sink which is between the 2 rooms.

Cabana Bay Bathroom Cabana Bay more bathroomCabana Bay Bathroom Shot

The room has Iron, ironing board, hairdryer, and in-room safe.

Cabana Bay Closet

Complimentary wireless Internet access in each guest room and the most common areas of the hotel.

The room is decorated with bright colors and more retro details to keep with the theme.

They have placed a folding door so you can create two different bedrooms which is great when you have this many people in one room and since we had two kids, it made it a good way to have them in their own room so they did not get distracted when it was bedtime.

The suite is equipped with 2 40″ flat-panel televisions with HD channels

Cabana Bay Living Room Cabana Bay Sofa

The suite also had a kitchenette (small fridge, coffee maker, microwave and a small sink), so you can make your own meals if you decided to do so…We did not have time for cooking, but the fridge was very handy.

Cabana Bay Kitchenette Cabana Bay microwave

The view from our room was really pretty

We could look directly to the beach and pool where they had several different things going on…I was really sorry we did not have more time to just lay back and enjoy the hotel.

Cabana Bay outside view Cabana Bay outside view Cabana Bay more pool views Cabana Bay Complete pool Cabana Bay Pool Area

There are lots of seating areas around the pool so there are a lot of places to just chill and relax, but don’t get me wrong, they were also showing a movie at night and there was plenty of night time life around the property.

Cabana bay night Cabana Bay Night view Cabana Bay Pool Lights

The Cabana Bay Beach Resort has lots of amenities in the hotel including two pools, a lazy river, a bowling alley, and a coffee shop.  They also have an on-property grab and go food court along with a fully equipped gym.

Cabana Bay Amenities  Cabana Bay Coffee Cabana Bay StarbucksCabana Bay Bowling AlleyCabana Bay Bar

The Cabana Bay Beach Resort check-in time is 3:00, BUT all guests have early access to the Universal Studio so you can check-in and have an early start at the parks and take advantage of Early Park Admission to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, one hour before the theme park opens (valid theme park admission required).

The Cabana Bay Beach Resort also offers complimentary transportation to other parks.  In order to take advantage of this, you will take the hotel shuttle bus and they will drop you off at a bus stop at Universal where you will then be able to take a bus to the other park you want to go (such as SeaWorld).  Just make sure you go to the Cabana Bay Beach Resort guest service desk for a pass for the bus you need to take to the other park (not necessary if you are going to the Universal Studios theme parks).

Cabana Bay Bus

The Cabana Bay Beach Resort Hotel offers very competitive rates.  Actually, they have great rates for the service and hotel amenities you are able to enjoy, not mentioning that you can fit up to six people in a family suite.

Disclosure:
The product(s) provided for the review were sent to me free of charge from the company or the PR agency. I did not receive any compensation for this review. My opinions are my own and not by any means influenced by any other part. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”

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