Hard Rock Hotel at Universal Orlando

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

Resort is close to Universal Orlando's theme parks and the Universal CityWalk entertainment complex
Reservations and amenities come at a high price

Of course Orlando 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's CityWalk Plaza. Lodgers vouch for the star-quality treatment that you'll receive in the resort; however, others lamented the expensive rooms and amenities. Accommodations all feature iHome clock radios, Keurig coffee makers 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

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Location
Orlando, FL
Hotel Class
4.0-star
Property Type
Resort hotel, 650 rooms
Primary View
Neighborhood
Style
Modern
Best For
Couples, Groups, Families

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  • 4.0Hotel Class
  • GREATCritic Rating
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Critic Reviews

Other Awards

  • Condé Nast Readers' Choice List 2018

Fodor's

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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.

Frommer's

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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.

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Oyster.com

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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

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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.

AAA

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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 2018

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 10179 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 10179 reviews 4.5 (based on 10179 reviews)

Guest Rooms

Guest rooms and suites at the Hard Rock Hotel at Universal Orlando 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 provided throughout resort
  • Complimentary newspapers available upon request

Standard room size375 square feet

  • Internet (free)
  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Wireless Internet
  • 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 ($38)
  • 24-hour self-parking ($24)
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service

Within walking distance of:

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

Dining

The Hard Rock Hotel at Universal Orlando Resort features four dining options, including the famed Palm Restaurant known for its steaks, Nova Scotia lobster and iconic caricatures. The New York-inspired Palm often draws visiting celebrity diners, and 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 for ice cream, coffee and snacks.
  • Room service offered 24 hours a day
  • World's largest Hard Rock Cafe situated within walking distance

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

Pool

The pool at the Hard Rock Hotel at Universal Orlando Resort 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 Ping-pong tournaments, water balloon toss games and hula hoop contests.
  • Pool surrounded by palm trees and lounge chairs
  • Poolside movie screenings offered once a week
  • Cabanas with minifridges and ceiling fans can be rented for a fee
  • Family pool
  • Infinity pool
  • Whirlpool/hot tub
  • Adults-only pool
  • Lap pool
  • Wading pool
  • Lazy river
  • Seasonal
  • Indoor
  • Outdoor
  • Indoor/outdoor combo
  • Pool bar
  • Lifeguard on duty
  • Poolside service
  • Waterslide
  • Deck chairs or cabanas

Spa

The Hard Rock Hotel at Universal Orlando Resort does not have a spa on-site, but guests may access the full-service Mandara Spa next door at the Loews Portofino Bay Hotel. Saunas and steam rooms are also available at the resort's fitness center.

    Services offered:

    • Massage
    • Facial
    • Body treatments (i.e. scrubs, wraps)
    • Salon services
    • Outdoor treatment area
    • Steam room
    • Sauna

    Kids

    The Hard Rock Hotel at Universal Orlando offers an array of amenities for children and families, including the Future Rock Star Suite, which features childrens 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 "Kid’s Crib" area where children can play and watch cartoons while their parents dine.
    • Childrens menus, toys and coloring books available in restaurants
    • Character dining offered on Saturdays
    • Pool area features a wet playground, a 260-foot-long waterslide and movie nights on select evenings
    • Kids club ($15 per hour)
    • Cribs
    • High chairs

    Fitness

    The Soundbody fitness center at the Hard Rock Hotel at Universal Orlando Resort 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)
    • Bicycles
    • Tennis
    • Guided runs
    • Paddle boats
    • Motor boats

    Business

    The Hard Rock Hotel at Universal Orlando Resort 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 available
    • Office supplies can be purchased for a fee

    Number of meeting rooms5

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

    Pets

    The Hard Rock Hotel at Universal Orlando Resort 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 accommodations 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

    Wedding

    The Hard Rock Hotel at Universal Orlando Resort houses a variety of indoor and outdoor venues for all types of wedding celebrations, from bachelor and bachelorette parties at the rockin' Velvet Bar or 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 offered
    • Special itineraries for wedding guests at Universal Orlando theme parks available

    Maximum wedding guest capacity450

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

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