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Hard Rock Hotel at Universal Orlando

5800 Universal Blvd. | Orlando, FL 32819-7834  [SEE MAP]Orlando, FL  [SEE ADDRESS]

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Resort is close to Universal Orlando Resort's theme parks and CityWalk entertainment complex
Reservations and amenities come at a high price
Of course Orlando, Florida, has a Hard Rock resort; this brand is almost a theme park in and of itself. The resort proudly touts more than $1 million worth of music memorabilia from the likes of Elton John, Elvis Presley and Eric Clapton – and that's just the short list. And while you're here, you can create your own music thanks to The Sound of Your Stay program, which allows you to borrow a Fender guitar (plus amps and headphones) for the duration of your stay. Though the property offers its own forms of nightlife, a stay here will also put you within walking distance of the restaurants and clubs found at Universal Orlando Resort's CityWalk Plaza. Lodgers vouch for the star-quality treatment that you'll receive in the resort; however, others lament the expensive rooms and amenities. Accommodations all feature iHome clock radios, Keurig coffee makers, free Wi-Fi access and flat-screen televisions. And for an extra dose of R&R, plan on relaxing poolside in a cabana while the kids are kept entertained at Camp Lil' Rock. For most travelers, the best part of staying in the Hard Rock Hotel at Universal Orlando is being near the city's best activities. You can walk to Universal's Islands of Adventure and the Universal Orlando Resort.
Orlando, FL
Hotel Class
Property Type
Resort hotel, 650 rooms
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  • 4.0Hotel Class
  • GREATCritic Rating


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Other Awards

  • Condé Nast Readers' Choice List 2019
  • TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards 2019



Guests can live like rock stars in stylishly modern rooms, with deluxe bed linens, an entertainment center with flat-panel TV, and lots of accessible media device plugs. The rock and roll artwork in the rooms includes a wall mirror etched with the heights of famous musicians and drumstick graphics. Hotel key cards allow guests to enter parks early and skip the lines.



Besides being the city’s most convenient hotel for any theme park—the two parks are both a 10-minute walk away—the Hard Rock has more perks for the money than most of the city’s similarly priced hotels. Rooms have genuinely funky furniture, tons of mirrors, two sinks (one in and one out of the bathroom), two big beds, and music systems.

Frommer's Exceptional


The 650-room upscale Hard Rock Hotel at Universal Orlando Resort is a fun, funky, rock-and-roll-themed hotel that offers priority access to the Universal theme parks. Designed to give guests the 'rock-star feeling,' there are tons of kid-friendly activities, including a kids' club, arcade, and children's pool.

Travel + Leisure


The closest to the action of the three on-site Universal hotels, the Spanish Mission–style Hard Rock, managed by Loews, is a 10-minute walk from Universal Studios and from the CityWalk nightlife zone.



You'll be singing your favorite rock 'n roll tune as you walk around the music inspired hotel. The property is decorated with memorabilia, pictures and clothing from all time favorite musicians.

AAA/CAA Four Diamond Awards 2019

Other Awards

  • Condé Nast Readers' Choice List 2019
  • TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards 2019

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by Tripadvisor. A total of 11058 have reviewed the Hard Rock Hotel at Universal Orlando, giving it a rating of 4.5, on a scale of 1-5.

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Tripadvisor Travel Rating: Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 11058 reviews 4.5 (based on 11058 reviews)

Guest Rooms

Guest rooms and suites at the Hard Rock Hotel feature contemporary furniture with eclectic rock 'n' roll accents in a neutral palette of earth tones. Amenities include iHome clock radios, flat-screen TVs, minifridges and Keurig coffee makers. Bathrooms are spacious with two sinks and a separate vanity area, and all accommodations feature a comfortable seating area. The resort's Sound of Your Stay program allows guests to borrow a legendary Fender guitar, amp and headphones for in-room jam sessions.
  • Free Wi-Fi access
  • Complimentary newspapers available upon request

Standard room size375 square feet

  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Internet
  • Wireless internet
  • Free internet
  • Fee for internet usage
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

The Hard Rock Hotel at Universal Orlando is often touted as the most conveniently located resort for theme park visitors due to its location within walking distance of the Universal Resort Orlando theme parks, as well as the dining, shopping and entertainment area known as Universal CityWalk. The property also provides complimentary water taxi service to and from both the theme parks and CityWalk, and designated walking paths make navigating the resort fast and easy. The world's largest Hard Rock Cafe and Hard Rock Live are both located at CityWalk.
  • Approximately 15 miles northwest of Orlando International Airport
  • Both self-parking and valet services are available (for a fee)
  • 24-hour valet parking ($37)
  • 24-hour self-parking ($28)
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service

Within walking distance of:

  • Bus stop
  • Restaurants
  • Movie theater
  • Train station
  • Beach
  • Theater
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Grocery store
  • Shopping


The resort features four dining options, including the famed Palm Restaurant, which is known for its steaks, Nova Scotia lobster and iconic caricatures. The New York-inspired Palm often draws visiting celebrity diners. You may also spot rock stars at The Kitchen, a casual eatery open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The Beachclub serves drinks and light poolside fare during the day, and Velvet Bar is an ideal spot to sip cocktails while savoring bar bites. There's also an on-site Emack & Bolio's Marketplace for ice cream, coffee and snacks.
  • Room service available 24 hours a day
  • World's largest Hard Rock Cafe situated within walking distance
  • The Kitchen has a kids area with bean bags and flat-screen TVs playing cartoons

Number of restaurants4

Cuisine TypesAmerican

  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • free breakfast


The property's pool is a 12,000-square-foot behemoth with a sand beach, two hot tubs, a sand volleyball court, fountains and a play area for children. The pool also features a 260-foot-long waterslide. Daily activities at the pool include pingpong tournaments, water balloon toss games and hula-hoop contests.
  • Pool surrounded by palm trees and lounge chairs
  • Poolside movie screenings available once a week
  • Cabanas with minifridges and ceiling fans can be rented for a fee
  • Lap pool
  • Wading pool
  • Lazy river
  • Family pool
  • Infinity pool
  • Whirlpool/hot tub
  • Adults-only pool
  • Lifeguard on duty
  • Poolside service
  • Waterslide
  • Deck chairs or cabanas
  • Pool bar


The Hard Rock Hotel offers an array of amenities for children and families, including the Future Rock Star Suite, which features children's decor in the room adjacent to the adults. The resort also offers a supervised kids program for ages 4 to 14 at its activity center called Camp Lil' Rock, where arts and crafts, video games, movies, board games and computers are offered for $15 per hour, per child. Additionally, The Kitchen has an attached "Kids Crib" area where children can play and watch cartoons while their parents dine.
  • Children's menus, toys and coloring books available in restaurants
  • Character dining offered on Saturdays
  • Pool area features a water playground, a 260-foot-long waterslide and movie nights on select evenings
  • Kids Club
  • Free Kids Club
  • Fee for Kids Club
  • Cribs
  • High Chairs


The on-site body rock fitness center features cardio fitness and circuit-training equipment with steam rooms, saunas and locker facilities. All guests receive complimentary access to the fitness center, which is open daily from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Jogging and walking paths surround the resort
  • Cardio machines have personal TVs
  • Weight equipment
  • Cardio equipment
  • Yoga mats
  • Free fitness classes
  • Premium fitness classes (with fee)


The Hard Rock Hotel offers more than 6,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor event and meeting space. Venues include the Apollo Boardroom, the Fillmore Meeting Room and the Avalon Ballroom, which offers space for up to 300 people. Velvet Bar, the lobby lounge and a veranda are also available for private events. A self-service business center is open 24 hours a day for both meeting and resort guests (fees may apply for some services).
  • Administrative and shipping services
  • Office supplies can be purchased for a fee

Number of meeting rooms5

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Meeting and event planners available


The Hard Rock Hotel offers the Rockin' Pets program to its four-legged guests for a one-time fee of $100. Although there is no weight limit, there is a maximum of two pets per room.
  • Dogs may be walked in designated areas only
  • Select accommodation options are not pet-friendly
  • Health certificate from vet must be presented at time of check-in
  • Pets allowed (with fee)
  • Dog walking
  • Pet-sitting


The Hard Rock Hotel houses a variety of indoor and outdoor venues for all types of wedding celebrations, from bachelor and bachelorette parties at Velvet Bar or the Lobby Lounge to ceremonies on the spacious Woodstock Lawn to elegant receptions in the Avalon Ballroom. The largest ballroom, the Avalon Ballroom, can accommodate up to 300 guests for ceremonies, while the Lobby Lounge can host receptions with up to 450 guests or sit-down banquets with up to 180 guests. The hotel's wedding specialists can arrange rock star-worthy entertainment, including DJs and live bands.
  • Vegetarian and kosher catering options
  • Special itineraries for wedding guests at Universal Orlando Resort theme parks

Maximum wedding guest capacity450

  • Hotel hosts weddings
  • Outdoor space for weddings
  • Wedding planners available

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