Hard Rock Hotel at Universal Orlando

Hard Rock Hotel at Universal Orlando

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Ranked #9 in Orlando hotels
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5800 Universal Blvd, Orlando, FL 32819
1 (888) 271-2681Edit info
One of three Orlando resorts located at Universal Studios, the Hard Rock Hotel is immediately adjacent to the Universal theme park and hosts numerous live music acts. Additional nearby attractions ... Read more
include Sea World and the Universal CityWalk.

Dining options at the Hard Rock include 2 restaurants and a world class music lounge and a pool bar. Room service is available during limited hours. Recreational amenities include an outdoor pool, a children's pool, a health club, a spa tub, and a sauna. The property has a business center and offers small meeting rooms and limo/town car service. Free wireless Internet access is available in public areas and in guestrooms. This Orlando property has event space consisting of banquet facilities and conference/meeting rooms. Complimentary shuttle services include an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) and a theme park shuttle. Wedding services, tour/ticket assistance, and tour assistance are available. Room keys also serve as VIP access passes in the theme park and offer guests additional hours. This is a smoke free property.


Bathrooms feature makeup/shaving mirrors and hair dryers. The air-conditioned guestrooms also offer voice mail and in room safes. They include ceiling fans, blackout drapes/curtains, electronic check out, and electronic/magnetic keys. A turndown service is available nightly, housekeeping is offered, and guests may request wake up calls. Cribs (infant beds) and rollaway beds are available on request.


Additional fees and deposits may be charged by the property at time of service, check in, or check out.


Swimming Pool
Fitness Center
Spa Services
Free WiFi
Internet Access
Laundry Services
Meeting Rooms
Business Center
Cribs Available
Pets Allowed
Air conditioning
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We have stayed here a couple of nights when doing Universal as you can get in the parks an hour earlier, have a few drinks and enjoy the pool with underwater music, the cinema nights round the pool, the hard rock shop with more exclusive things than the cafe in the park itself. You can get a free boat or easily walk to City Walk, Islands of Adventure or Universal Studios.

We love the kitchen, the food is good and large portions. I also like a cocktail in the Velvet Bar - when it is open and not hired for a private function (this place is popular for Wedding hire).

Also managed to see a free rock band in the hotel foyer one time which was an added bonus.

Even if we don't stay and stay at my villa down the road we always check out the shop here for some great quality tops. IF you join the hard rock club you get added bonuses for collecting points.

This is a favourite with both myself and my children. We will definitely be back again.

P.S. Sometimes Homer Simpson or other characters are to be found at this hotel!

Recommended for:Business TravellersFamily TravellersFoodiesNightlife Lovers

Hard Rock Hotel Orlando has a pool and has many restaurants. The lobby smells like pine and the hotel rooms are clean. There is also a beach near the pool, giving it a ocean feel. The pool also has a 260 foot water slide and a poolside restaurant/bar. The Hard Rock Hotel is located near Universal Orlando and is accessible by path or ferry boat

Recommended for:Family TravellersFoodiesLuxury TravellersHipsters
New York City

Hard Rock Hotel is all that and a bag of chips. Let’s start small and move up. Every employee has a guitar pick nametag with their favourite band listed under their name, which leads to many awesome conversations with a staff that is genuinely thrilled to have you there. The entire hotel is filled with mind-blowing autographs, memorabilia, and original artwork. The whole rock & roll theme is not nearly as commercialised as you might imagine from a place right by the parks. In short, it is not Mickey Mouse dressed up as Jimi Hendrix, it’s Jimi Hendrix. I am a diehard Beatles fan and there were posters and photographs here that I had never even seen before. The lounges are really elegant, and you can relax on the balconies and admire the pool down below. It is the biggest hotel pool I have ever seen, with zero-entry, underwater music, and a record-breaking waterslide – the largest in Central Florida. There is nothing about Hard Rock Hotel I do not love, and it takes genuine restraint not to box up my house and try to move in here.

Recommended for:Hipsters
Belo Horizonte

A very fun hotel to make you feel a rock star! The location to the parks is perfect (5 min walking or by ferry) and the ambiance of the hotel is upbeat and lively with rock memorabilia everywhere. The pool has live rock performances most days and a lively pool bar with a great atmosphere!
We were very pleased with the standard of cleanliness in the room, and also the size of it. The room key can be used at the park as an express pass on shows and rides, avoiding regular lines. Another benefit is that parks open an hour earlier to guests of hotels at Universal property.


Are you ready to rock? Then you have come to the right place! Jimmy Hendrix pictures and a myriad of other rock and roll memorabilia are prominently displayed around the hotel lobby and throughout the property. Although the hotel is considered a family Disney resort don't be surprised to hear musical explosions throughout the hotel even into the later hours of the evening. After all this is the hard rock! The rooms are set up as large studio style crash pads perfect for entertaining and unleashing the weekend warrior. A delightful pool and assorted eateries are also on site so that you can keep on rocking into the weekend. Enjoy


"You do know you're in the Hard Rock after all, don't you?". This was the response I heard a staff member give a couple who were upset over the volume of after hours music. I laughed out loud! Fun, wild and true to the rock and roll feel that embodies Hard Rock venues worldwide, this hotel is kickin' fun place to stay. Their Velvet Lounge is amazing and the hotel itself is comfortable, ideally located alongside Universal and very clean and comfortable. A little contrived? Maybe. But still fun and rocks nonetheless.


Wow! Amazing place. I didn't stay in a room here but did visit and explore the resort.
The pool is fantastic surrounded by foliage, a pool bar, restaurant, and cabanas (for rent).
It's either an easy walk over to Citywalk or a quick water taxi. From there, you can get either to the other resort hotels or to the parks.
There is music/musician memorabilia all over the resort with small plaques to explain what it is that you're looking at. They have a quick service cafe on the lower level that is perfect for a quick breakfast of coffee, egg sandwich or danish. There are other offerings as well.
All staff I ran into were pleasant and helpful.
This hotel seems very popular with the younger set. It has more action than Portofino Bay. There is rock music being played out by the pool but the level of volume is pleasant and not obnoxious.
As a warning, you do have to pay for parking.

Local from Clermont


Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Computer station
  • iPod docking station
Dining & Drinks
  • Bar/lounge
  • Poolside bar
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Coffee shop or cafe
Fitness & Recreation
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Concierge services
  • Arcade/game room
  • Shopping on site
  • Garden
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Children's pool
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Waterslide
  • Pool cabanas (surcharge)
  • Fitness facilities
  • Sauna
  • Steam room
  • In-room massage available
  • Free area shuttle
  • Free theme park shuttle
  • Self parking (surcharge)
  • Valet parking (surcharge)
  • In-room accessibility
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
Traveling with Children
  • Children's club
  • Supervised childcare/activities (surcharge)
  • Children's club (surcharge)
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Maximum number of pets per room 2
  • Pets allowed
Services & Conveniences
  • Luggage storage
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Smoke-free property
  • Elevator/lift
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Multilingual staff
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Meeting rooms 5
  • Wedding services
  • Conference space
  • Porter/bellhop
  • 24-hour business center
  • ATM/banking
  • Conference center
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Partially open bathroom
  • Premium bedding
  • Turndown service
  • Rollaway/extra beds available
In-Room Dining
  • Room service (24 hours)
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Refrigerator
Media & Technology
  • Phone
  • Cable TV service
  • Flat-panel TV
  • Pay movies
  • Daily housekeeping
Other Room Amenities
  • Air conditioning
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Iron/ironing board
  • In-room safe
  • Free newspaper
Property Info
  • Total number of rooms - 650
  • Number of floors - 7
  • Express check-out
  • 24-hour check-in
Hard Rock Hotel at Universal Orlando

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