Overview

Nestled within Universal Orlando Resort, the Hard Rock Hotel® fully embodies the rock and roll spirit. Built in the style of a rock star’s mansion, the Hard Rock Hotel® has public spaces which are adorned with iconic, musical memorabilia. It’s geared towards delivering rock-star-worthy experiences, with impeccable service, appealing accommodation and extensive facilities. There’s a kids’ club, arcade room, sandy beach and an impressive pool complex which features an underwater sound system.

Hard Rock Hotel® is just a short walk away from the grand entrance arches of Universal Studios Florida. Complimentary water taxis or shuttle bus services run directly to Universal's Islands of Adventure and Universal's Volcano Bay (note that water taxis are not available for Universal’s Volcano Bay). Free transportation will also take you to the dining and entertainment complex of Universal CityWalk, just one mile away. Orlando International Airport is just over 16 miles from the hotel.

Rooms and suites are modern and stylish. They are decorated in soft grey and fuchsia palettes and are enlivened by striped carpets, oversized headboards, and gingham curtains. Music-themed artwork adorns the walls, and comfortable beds feature 300-thread-count cotton linens. Amenities include an iPod docking station, minifridge, flat-screen TV and Keurig coffee system. Suites offer the utmost luxury, with additional living space and a kitchenette or baby grand piano. When staying in select suites, you’ll have exclusive access to the Rock Royalty Lounge and receive personal concierge service. 

Accommodation details

Address:

5800 Universal Boulevard
Orlando
USA
FL 32819

Check-in Details:

Normal Check-in: 16:00
Normal Check-out: 11:00

Location:

8.1 mi / 13.1 km from city centre

General facilities

  • Business center
  • Sauna
  • Onsite laundry
  • Complimentary in-room coffee or tea
  • Coffee shop
  • Exercise gym
  • On-Site parking
  • Hair dryer
  • Internet services
  • Ironing board
  • 3 Restaurant
  • 1 Pool
  • 1 Lounges/bars
  • Room service
  • Game room
  • Dry cleaning
  • Shop
  • Kids Club
  • Safe deposit box
  • Elevators
  • Live entertainment

Other facilities

Enjoy exclusive theme park benefits during your stay, with free† Universal Express Unlimited™ you can skip the lines in Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure. Early Park Admission* is also offered to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ and Universal’s Volcano Bay, one hour before the park opens (paid theme park admission is required for all theme park benefits). You can charge purchases across the Resort to your room key card and it also gives you complimentary club-to-club access** to select Universal CityWalk venues. Take advantage of free merchandise delivery from Universl's shops straight to your hotel too.

After exploring the surrounding theme parks, retreat to the palm-fringed pool which has a sandy beach, two whirlpool tubs, a water slide and a nearby beach volleyball court. As well as sunbathing, you can participate in poolside activities, hire a cabana, listen to live DJ music or dive underwater to hear alternate music on the special sound system. Outdoor films are screened here in the evenings and there is a poolside beach club which provides a pool table and waiter service.

There’s a shallower children's pool and a kids' club, Camp Lil' Rock, which appeals to children who are between the ages of 4 to 14 years old (available for a supplement charge). Supervised kids’ club activities include storytelling, arts and crafts, games, and movie screenings. Elsewhere, you will find a spacious games arcade where you can play air hockey and classic video games.

The Body Rock fitness centre is well-equipped – with a cardio theatre, circuit training equipment, and weights – and walking and running trails wind around the grounds. The concierge team are available throughout your stay and can organise golf tee-times, restaurant reservations and tickets for events at the Hard Rock Live concert venue. 

Dining information

The Kitchen is a music-themed restaurant which specialises in New American cuisine and classic comfort food. Offering a family-friendly atmosphere, you will find a “Kids’ Crib” section where children can watch cartoons, play with toys or relax on bean bags while parents finish dining. The breakfast menu features fruits, cereals, egg dishes, breakfast burritos, pancakes, and waffles – while tasty dishes such as tacos, mac and cheese and beef burgers are served for lunch and dinner. There’s also a tempting selection of cocktails and desserts, as well as a weekly Sunday Brunch with live music. Healthy and gluten free menus are available.

In the daytime, head to the Beach Club for light bites and refreshments, including tasty Asian chicken wraps and mozzarella sticks. Visit Emack & Bolio’s Marketplace afterwards, for ice creams and sweet treats. The Palm takes inspiration from a classic New York steakhouse and serves prime cuts, succulent steaks and fresh seafood for lunch or dinner. You can also satisfy your food cravings at any time of the day with 24-room service.

The swanky Velvet Bar is enhanced by zebra-print chairs and golden records. This lively cocktail bar opens out into the lobby as is a great spot to soak up signature martinis and live music. You can check the entertainment schedule at the front desk. (Must be 21+ with valid photo ID to purchase and consume alcoholic beverages)

Additional information

In response to COVID-19 the kids’ club and the games room will remain closed until further notice and there will be no valet parking service or concierge available. Events, including Velvet Sessions, Acoustic Brunch, Kids Can Cook, Sound of Your Stay Picks and Wax programmes, as well as the Rock ‘Om in-room yoga programme will not be taking place at this time.

There is a reduced capacity in the hotel’s restaurants and bars and there is no buffet option or salad bars available at The Kitchen. Hard Rock Hotel’s Club Lounge will be relocated to a meeting space. You can only use the pool at the hotel you are staying in. Poolside movies and pool activities have also been suspended. For stays of seven nights or longer, housekeeping will operate every fifth day. On all other days, a contactless housekeeping service is available on request and includes delivery of fresh towels, linens and bathroom amenities, left in a bag, outside your guest room door. When possible, each guest room will be vacant for 24-48 hours between stays. Attendants will not be delivering luggage to or from your guest room, however you can utilise the bell carts yourself and there will be luggage storage facilities available.

Face coverings and temperature checks will be required for all guests. For important safety information at Universal Orlando Resort, visit www.universalorlando.com/safetyinfo

Daily park attendance at Universal Orlando Parks and Resorts will be reduced. Food and beverage outlets, attractions and experiences may be modified and will have limited availability or will remain closed. You will need to apply hand sanitiser before boarding any ride vehicles and there will be staggered spacing on ride vehicles and in queue lines, so this may cause wait times to be longer than usual.

Visitors should be aware of and comply with government guidelines regarding travel restrictions and mandatory quarantines before visiting Universal Orlando Parks and Resorts. We recommend that you check https://www.universalorlando.com/web/en/us/terms-of-service/reopening-safety-info for the latest information.

Some imagery shown throughout our website does not represent current operational and safety guidelines.

WIZARDING WORLD and all related trademarks, characters, names, and indicia are © & ™ Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Publishing Rights © JKR. (s20)

*Requires theme park admission. Early Park Admission begins one (1) hour prior to regular scheduled park opening to either Universal Studios Florida or Universal’s Islands of Adventure as determined by Universal Orlando, and Universal’s Volcano Bay. Valid at select attractions at each park. Attractions are subject to substitutions without notice. Additional restrictions may apply.

**Valid for registered Universal hotel guests for the length of stay. Not valid for separately ticketed concerts and special events. Some venues require ages 21 or older and a cover charge for admission. Valid Photo ID required. Does not include admission to Universal Cinemark, the Blue Man Group show or Hollywood Drive-in Golf™. Subject to availability. Restrictions apply and benefits are subject to change without notice.

†Requires theme park admission. Valid only at participating rides and attractions in Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure. Not valid at Universal’s Volcano Bay. Excludes separately ticketed events. Park-to-Park admission required to board the Hogwarts™ Express. Benefit valid only for guests of Loews Royal Pacific Resort, Hard Rock Hotel® and Loews Portofino Bay Hotel, for the number of guests staying in the room for the length of hotel stay. Available during normal theme park operating hours only. Additional restrictions may apply and benefits are subject to change without notice.

Hard Rock Hotel ® Hard Rock Cafe International (USA), Inc. Universal elements and all related indicia ™ & © 2020 Universal Studios. All rights reserved. 

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