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Universal's Hard Rock Hotel

4 stars
5800 Universal Boulevard, Orlando, FL 32819
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.4
out of 5
79 reviews
Harry Potter!

Great hotel - close to Universal Studios. Hotel guests have early access to the Harry Potter... See full review

  • Glenn C.
  • Jan 19, 2015
Perfect family trip

Clean, comfortable rooms great location and quick walk to parks food was excellent. Very enjoyable. See full review

  • Cathy S.
  • Jan 17, 2015
Get the rock star treatment at Universal's Hard Rock Hotel in Orlando, which houses music memorabilia from icons like Elvis Presley, Eric Clapton, Madonna, Bon Jovi, and The Beatles. The Florida-based hotel offers standard and deluxe rooms as well as luxurious suites and club level accommodations fit for famed musicians. The AAA four-diamond, award-winning hotel is one of three luxury Loews hotels at Universal Orlando. The sparkling 12,000-square-foot pool keeps the party going beneath its surface with underwater speakers, and more relaxation is available at the Mandara Spa, which offers massages, skin care, hair and nail treatments, and a hot tub. Get your pulse racing with cardio and circuit training equipment in the fitness center, or on the scenic walking and jogging trails.
Key facts
  • 650 guestrooms
  • AAA four-diamond hotel
  • 12,000-square-foot pool
  • Fitness center
  • Games room
  • Jogging trails
  • Spa and sauna
  • Special rates at local golf courses
Neighborhood
Located on Universal Boulevard, the Hard Rock Hotel is near the Universal Studios and Universal's Islands of Adventure theme parks. CityWalk is also nearby, where you can find shopping, entertainment and restaurants like The Bubba Gump Shrimp Company, Margaritaville, Emeril's, and the Hard Rock Cafe Orlando, which is the largest Hard Rock Cafe in the world.
Hints and tips
On the last Thursday of each month, the Velvet Bar at Universal Hard Rock hosts a rock 'n' roll cocktail party featuring live music and specially-themed drinks. 

Ask about the complimentary shuttle buses and water taxis to nearby theme parks like SeaWorld Orlando.
Policies and Fees

Exclusive Theme Park Benefits include early park admission to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter one hour before theme park opens (valid at select attractions at each park), and free Universal Express Unlimited ride access (paid theme park admissions required, not valid for guests staying at Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort). Ride access is not valid at Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey, Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts, Hogwarts Express and other select attractions.

Benefits are valid only for the number of guests staying in the room for the length of hotel stay as indicated on the Universal Express Unlimited pass and available during normal operating hours only. Not valid for separately ticketed special events. Restrictions may apply and benefits are subject to change without notice.

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

Universal's Hard Rock Hotel Rooms

Garden Room
Guestrooms overlook lush landscapes,scenic waterways, walkways to the theme parks or can be a parking lot/garden view.Approx. 375 sq. feet.Max. Occupancy 5 Q/Q (with $25 rollaway)
Standard Guest Room
Room sold as a partially or fully blocked views of garden, pool,parking lot, rooftop air conditioning vent etc. Less desired
Pool View Guest Rooms
Same room as Garden, with different view. Guest rooms overlook the Hard Rock Hotel's themed pools and often includes views of Universal. Approx. 375 sq. feet.Max. Occupancy 5 Q/Q (with $25 rollaway)
DELUXE ROOMS
Oversized rooms featuring larger seating areas. Views are garden NO CONNECTORS, NO PETS, Non smking Approx Q/Q is 500 sq feet Approx. King is 400 sq feet Max. Occupancy: 5 Q/Q
KIDS SUITE
Personal space for adults and the children! King bed and a sleeper sofa in Adults room. Children can access hallway door. Features 2 twin beds(no bunk beds),their own tv and kids table and chairs.
Club Level Rooms
375 sq feet Club rooms are Garden or Pool View. Only located on 7th floor and can be garden or parking lot views. May view opposite side of hotel away from UO. Similar to gdn/pool view, but receive exclusive Club amenities.
King Suite
Oversized King room. Provides generous space with an accompanying sense of luxury and exclusivity. Features 1 king bed,small sleeper sofa (or rollaway permitted), an entertainment area with television, comfortable seating area.

Amenities

  • Heated pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
Air conditioned
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Pet friendly
Elevators
Ice machine
24 hour security
Phone service
Activities
Heated pool
Fitness center or spa
Exercise gym
Jacuzzi
Live entertainment
Sauna
Children's activities
Golf
Game room
Jogging track
Tennis
Boating
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Continental breakfast
Restaurant
Coffee maker in room
Lounge
Coffee shop
24 hour room service
Room service
Services
24 hour front desk
Business center
Maid service
Laundry service
Guest laundromat
Express checkout
Childcare Service
Concierge desk
Laundry/Valet services
ATM/Cash machine
Security
Wake-up service
In-Room Safe
Shops/Commercial services
Shopping mall
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Car rental desk
Barber shop
Boutiques
Barber/Beauty shop
Porters
Doorman
FAX
Conference facilities
Doctor on call
Video checkout
Copy service
Currency exchange
News stand
Audio visual equipment
Drugstore
Kennels
Parking
Valet parking
Bus parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities
Accessible facilities
Wheel chair access
Accessible parking
Ramp access to buildings
Brailled elevators
TDD telephone machine
Room
Television with cable
Radio
Cordless phone
Safe
Phone with speaker
Telephone
AM/FM alarm clock
Desk with lamp
Mini bar
Free newspaper
Heated guest rooms
Hairdryer in room
Turndown service
Shower
Electronic door locks
Dining guide
Iron
Ironing board
Smoke detectors
Sprinklers in rooms

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Hotel Map

28.4775 -81.4649
Nearby airports
ORLANDO INTL AIRPORT, (MCO), 12.00, MI, W;
Area description
City Center

Nearby points of interest

  • Universal Islands of Adventure: 0.3 mi
  • Universal Studios Escape: 0.4 mi
  • Universal Studios Florida: 0.4 mi
  • Malibu Grand Prix: 0.8 mi
  • Millenia Mall Complex: 2.1 mi
  • Ripley's Believe It Or Not: 2.1 mi
  • Guinness World of Records: 2.1 mi
  • Trainland: 3 mi
  • Wonderworks: 3.1 mi
  • Pointe Orlando Dining, Shopping & Entertainment Complex: 3.2 mi
  • Orange County Convention Center: 3.5 mi
  • Shingle Creek Golf Club: 3.7 mi
  • Aquatica Park: 4.3 mi
  • Seaworld Orlando: 4.6 mi
  • The Florida Mall: 4.8 mi
  • Universal Islands of Adventure: 0.3 mi
  • Universal Studios Escape: 0.4 mi
  • Universal Studios Florida: 0.4 mi
  • Malibu Grand Prix: 0.8 mi
  • Millenia Mall Complex: 2.1 mi
  • Ripley's Believe It Or Not: 2.1 mi
  • Guinness World of Records: 2.1 mi
  • Trainland: 3 mi
  • Wonderworks: 3.1 mi
  • Pointe Orlando Dining, Shopping & Entertainment Complex: 3.2 mi
  • Orange County Convention Center: 3.5 mi
  • Shingle Creek Golf Club: 3.7 mi
  • Aquatica Park: 4.3 mi
  • Seaworld Orlando: 4.6 mi
  • The Florida Mall: 4.8 mi
  • Sea World Adventure Park: 4.8 mi
  • Discovery Cove: 5 mi
  • The Florida Citrus Bowl: 5.7 mi
  • Downtown Orlando: 6.7 mi
  • Amway Arena: 6.9 mi
  • TD Waterhouse Centre: 6.9 mi
  • Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre: 6.9 mi
  • Lake Eola Swan Boat & Gondola Rentals: 7.1 mi
  • John Young Planetarium: 8.2 mi
  • Loch Haven Park: 8.6 mi
  • Orange County Historical Museum: 8.8 mi
  • Orlando Museum of Art: 8.9 mi
  • Gatorland: 9.2 mi
  • Lake Whippoorwill Speedway: 14.8 mi
  • CFE Arena: 18.6 mi
  • Bright House Networks Stadium: 18.9 mi

Dining

The Kitchen
New American cuisine.
The Palm Restaurant
Famed New York steakhouse.
beach club
Poolside bar and grill.
Velvet Lounge
Orlando's coolest spot for cocktails and appetizers.
Emack & Bolios Marketplace
Ice cream parlor featuring Starbucks coffee.
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Hotel Policies

Check-in:
04:00 PM
Check-out:
11:00 AM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (79)

Ratings and reviews for Universal's Hard Rock Hotel

Overall score

4.4 / 5
5.01.0
79 out of 79
Amenities:
4.4
Cleanliness:
4.5
Hotel staff:
4.5
Comfort:
4.4
Location:
4.9
Value:
3.9

91% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Universal's Hard Rock Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
NJfromNJ
Business
N/A
Jan 27, 2015

Orlando kid friendly without the "Disneyness'

awesome facility with an equally awesome location - great for families with tweens and teens....room walls are a bit thin especially late at night but not horrible & staff ensures quiet once they are aware of loudness. very comfy and clean...pool is great with amazing lifeguards and staff is very friendly and fun...they def like where they are and who they work for!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

Def check out the Universal Blue Man Group!

Review of Universal's Hard Rock Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Stephanie C.
Business
Acworth
Jan 20, 2015

The Hard Rock rocks

Exceeded my expectations in every area. Check in was a breeze, rooms cozy, and amenities outstanding.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Universal's Hard Rock Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Glenn C.
Business
Mt. Laurel
Jan 19, 2015

Harry Potter!

Great hotel - close to Universal Studios. Hotel guests have early access to the Harry Potter section of Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure. Front of Line access is provided to all hotel guests

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Universal's Hard Rock Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Cathy S.
Business
N/A
Jan 17, 2015

Perfect family trip

Clean, comfortable rooms great location and quick walk to parks food was excellent. Very enjoyable.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Universal's Hard Rock Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Janice F.
Business
N/A
Jan 7, 2015

Family Getaway

We stayed on the 7th floor. The staff was excellent and very friendly. We were hesitant to spend the extra money, but found it to be well worth it!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Universal's Hard Rock Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
L ee
Business
Tampa
Jan 5, 2015

Family get away

Only stayed so we could get a different experience then staying at the other Lowes Hotel. We love the other two, but this one was a bit of a let down with the self parking at which you do have to pay for each night of your stay. Hotel ok, but the parking was horrible.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Universal's Hard Rock Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Susan L.
Business
N/A
Dec 29, 2014

Universal trip

Hotel room and amenities at the Hard Rock are great. The location is perfect for getting to and from Universal. Although a bit pricey, I think the location and included express passes with theme park ticket purchase make it worth the extra cost.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Universal's Hard Rock Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Susan L.
Business
N/A
Dec 22, 2014

Universal trip

Hotel room and amenities at the Hard Rock are great. The location is perfect for getting to and from Universal. Although a bit pricey, I think the location and included express passes with theme park ticket purchase make it worth the extra cost.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Universal's Hard Rock Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
LilSapphire
Business
Cedar Rapids
Dec 3, 2014

Quick Diagon Alley trip

Wonderful trip. Loved this hotel. Great theming. Would stay again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Time-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

5 min walk to USF

Review of Universal's Hard Rock Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Super JC
Business
Sevierville, Tennessee
Nov 17, 2014

Amazing Hotel Experience!

Absolutely amazing! From the moment you check-in to the moment you check-out you are completely surrounded by the hip, happening, luxurious energy that is Hard Rock Hotel and Universal Orlando. The room was always nice and neat and the service was excellent for anything my family asked for. Hard Rock Hotel is also the closest resort to the Universal Orlando theme parks! I have taken many trips to Universal Orlando and stayed at all of the resorts and I continue coming back to the Hard Rock Hotel!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Universal Orlando Theme Parks are only a few steps away!

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