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Universal's Hard Rock Hotel

4 stars
View map of 5800 Universal Boulevard, Orlando, FL 32819

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
4.4
out of 5
107 reviews
Great family trip

I traveled with my 14 year old daughter, my 21 year old son and my son's 20 year old... See full review

  • Michelle H.
  • May 18, 2015
Perfect hotel

We almost didn't want to leave to go on our Disney cruise because we enjoyed this hotel so much!!!!... See full review

  • Loui A.
  • May 8, 2015
Live like a rock 'n' roll superstar at the Hard Rock Hotel® at Universal Orlando®.  It's the perfect mix of funk and just plain fun. This AAA Four Diamond Award® winner will make you feel like rock 'n' roll royalty with impeccable accommodations, a wealth of recreation and personal service and attention fit for an "A-List" celebrity. Designed in a California mission-style architecture, the Hard Rock Hotel embodies the soul, spirit and attitude of rock. It's lively, yet laid back. Classy, yet totally casual, with a sand beach pool that immerses you in sound, not just water; authentic rock 'n' roll memorabilia; the legendary Palm Restaurant and more. Best of all, the 650-room hotel is located just a short walk, complimentary water taxi or shuttle bus ride to both Universal Orlando theme parks: Universal Studios® and Universal's Islands of Adventure® and the Universal CityWalk® entertainment complex. Hotel guests also enjoy an exclusive package of theme park benefits, including: SKIP THE REGULAR LINES* for FREE with Universal ExpressSM Unlimited ride access in both theme parks–a value of up to $89^ per person, per day (valid theme park admission required), and Early Park Admission† to The Wizarding World of Harry PotterTM one hour before the theme park opens (valid theme park admission required). You don't have to be a rock star to stay at Hard Rock Hotel. But after just a few hours, you'll definitely get used to living the lifestyle.
Reasons to Stay
  • Free Universal Express Unlimited ride access* to  SKIP THE REGULAR LINES in both theme parks all day - a benefit worth up to $89^ per person, per day (valid theme park admission required)
  • Early Park Admission† to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ one hour before the theme park opens (valid theme park admission required)
  • Free shuttle buses; walking paths to Universal Orlando®
  • Poolside bar and grill
  • 12,000 sq. ft. pool 
  • Ice cream parlor
Universal's Hard Rock Hotel Rooms
Even if you can't sing a note, you'll still feel like a superstar at the Hard Rock Hotel®. The hotel's striking interiors are highlighted by a priceless collection of rare rock 'n' roll memorabilia throughout the public areas. You'll find an iHome docking stations, CD player, stylish furnishings and rock n' roll artwork in each of the hotel's 650 guest rooms, including 29 suites, plus all the amenities you'll need to get away from your adoring fans.
Things To Do
  • Universal's Islands of Adventure® (0.4 mi/0.64 km)
  • Universal CityWalk® (0.6 mi/0.96 km)
  • Wet 'n Wild® Orlando (0.6 mi/0.96 km)
  • Universal Studios Florida® (0.9 mi/1.44 km)
Policies and Fees
HARRY POTTER, characters, names and related indicia are trademarks of and © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Harry Potter Publishing Rights © JKR. (s15)
†Paid theme park admission required. Early Park Admission begins one (1) hour prior to regularly scheduled park opening to one (1) Universal Orlando theme park as determined by Universal Orlando. Valid at select attractions at each park. Additional restrictions may apply. *Paid theme park admission required. Benefit not valid for guests staying at Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort; available for purchase only. Not valid at Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey™ , Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts™, and other select attractions.  Not valid at Hogwarts™ Express.  Only valid for the number of guests staying in the room for the length of hotel stay as indicated on the Universal Express Unlimited pass. Available during normal theme park operating hours only. Not valid for separately ticketed special events. Additional restrictions may apply and benefits are subject to change without notice. ^Based on seasonal peak pricing for the Universal ExpressSM Unlimited pass. © 2015 MARVEL. Fear Factor TM & © 2015 Endemol Netherlands B.V. Men In Black & Alien Attack: TM & © 2015 Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. All rights reserved. Curious George ®, created by Margret and H.A. Rey, is copyrighted and trademarked by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company and used under license. Licensed by Universal Studios Licensing, Inc. All rights reserved. Woody Woodpecker’s Nuthouse Coaster ® Walter Lantz. The Barney name and character, related characters and the overlapping dino spots and Barney and star logos are trademarks of Lyons Partnership, L.P. Reg. U.S. Pat. & Tm. Off. and other countries. THE SIMPSONS RIDE TM Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. The Simpsons TM & © 2015 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All rights reserved. T2, TERMINATOR ® StudioCanal S.A. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Shrek 4-D © 2015 DreamWorks Animation L.L.C. TRANSFORMERS and its logo and all related characters are trademarks of Hasbro and are used with permission. © 2015 Hasbro. All Rights Reserved. © 2015 DreamWorks L.L.C. and Paramount Pictures Corporation. All Rights Reserved. Dr. Seuss properties TM & © 2015 Dr. Seuss Enterprises, L.P. All rights reserved. Rocky and Bullwinkle and Friends TM & © Ward Prods. All Popeye characters TM & © 2015 KFS, Inc. TM Hearst Holdings, Inc. Jurassic Park River Adventure ,Camp Jurassic ® Universal Studios/Amblin. Hollywood Drive-In Golf and associated logos are trademarks of Adventure Golf Design & Development, Inc. Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. TM & © 2015 Par. Pic. Jimmy Buffett’s ® Margaritaville ® Jimmy Buffett. The Cowfish and all related logos TM The Cowfish Sushi Burger Bar, LLC. All rights reserved. Pat O’Brien’s, Hurricane Glass logo, Have Fun! and Iron Grill Design ® Pat O’Brien’s Bar, Inc. © 2015 Pat O’Brien’s Bar, Inc. All rights reserved. Emeril’s ® Emeril Lagasse. Hot Dog Hall of Fame is a registered trademark of Creative Attractions, LLC. ©2015 AMC. IMAX® is a registered trademark of IMAX Corporation. © 2015 BMP. Hard Rock Hotel, Hard Rock Café, Hard Rock Live ® Hard Rock Cafe International (USA), Inc. Cabana Bay Beach Resort © 2015 UCF Hotel Venture II. All rights reserved. Loews Portofino Bay Hotel and Loews Royal Pacific Resort logos © 2015 UCF Hotel Venture. All rights reserved. © 2015 UCF Hotel Venture III. All rights reserved. © 2015 Wet 'n Wild. All rights reserved. © 2015 Wet 'n Wild. All rights reserved. Universal elements and all related indicia TM & © 2015 Universal Studios. All rights reserved.

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
There's nothing "standard" about our exceptional Garden rooms. Each room lets you look out upon a different area of the hotel's scenic grounds. These rooms are 414 sq. ft. and can accommodate up to 5 guests with a rollaway (fees apply).
Standard Guest Room
Our standard rooms offer stylish decor, two queen beds that can accommodate up to 5 guests with a rollaway(fees apply) and all the modern amenities. Experience the rockin' hotel activities and then chill out in the privacy of your 414 sq. ft. room, with limited views.
Pool View Guest Rooms
Your record climbing the charts? Upgrade your view to overlook the centerpiece of the hotel, the fabulous swimming pool area. Like the Garden View rooms, the Pool View rooms feature 414 sq. ft. of space and two queen beds that can accommodate up to 5 guests with a rollaway(fees apply.
DELUXE ROOMS
Deluxe Two Queen rooms are 500 sq. ft., feature two queen beds, plus a pullout sofa that can accommodate up to 5 guests with a rollaway(fees apply). Deluxe King rooms are 400 sq. ft., feature a king bed and sitting room, and can accommodate up to 3 guests with a rollaway(fees apply).
KIDS SUITE
These suites feature an attached kids's room with TV, and child size table and chairs. Enjoy king bed accommodations for the adults that can accommodate up to 2 guests and two twin beds for the kid rockers that can also accommodate 2 guests, for a total of 800 sq. ft.
Club Level Rooms
Club Level Rooms are 414 sq. ft. with a king bed that can accommodate up to 3 guests with a rollaway(fees apply) or two queens that can accommodate up to 5 quests with a rollaway(fees apply), and either Garden View or Pool View. You'll enjoy access to an exclusive lounge and other special amenities.
King Suite
At an impressive 650 sq. ft. of living space, these suites are fit for an "A-List" celebrity. This guest room features a king bed that can accommodate up to 2 guests, entertainment space with a dining room table and a pull out sofa that can accommodate one additional guest.

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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Portofino Bay Hotel's Resturants
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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.

Ratings and reviews for Universal's Hard Rock Hotel

Overall score

4.4 / 5
5.01.0
107 out of 107
Amenities:
4.5
Cleanliness:
4.6
Hotel staff:
4.5
Comfort:
4.5
Location:
4.9
Value:
4

93% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Universal's Hard Rock Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
david s.
Business
wanaque
May 22, 2015

Awesome end to family trip

Hotel room was far cleaner than the room we stayed at in hard rock 7 years ago. Deluxe queen room was perfect size for family of four. Pool and poolside service were great. Pool slide was better than any Disney pool slide. The kitchen food was spot on after a long day at the parks

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

Business

Review of Universal's Hard Rock Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Michelle H.
Business
N/A
May 18, 2015

Great family trip

I traveled with my 14 year old daughter, my 21 year old son and my son's 20 year old girlfriend. The Hard Rock was the perfect place for us to stay for our Universal Vacation. It's the closest hotel to the parks and the pool is amazing. The staff is super friendly and helpful. They made you feel special. My son also was a huge fan of The Kitchen for breakfast.

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

4
5.01.0
Snow Queen
Business
N/A
May 10, 2015

Location was key!

The location of the hotel and its proximity to the theme parks made it walking-distance possible. This is crucial for those who wants take advantage of a mid-afternoon rest in their own hotel room or a just simple quick change of clothes.

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

Business

Review of Universal's Hard Rock Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Loui A.
Business
Heber springs
May 8, 2015

Perfect hotel

We almost didn't want to leave to go on our Disney cruise because we enjoyed this hotel so much!!!! Love the pool !

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
Carolyn B.
Business
Owen Sound
May 8, 2015

Great trip with family

We really enjoyed our trip to the HRH. The kids want to go back next year. We enjoyed the club level. Although it was busy the staff were great. The pool was fun but noisy.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
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
Todd
Business
N/A
Apr 26, 2015

Awesome stay at universal

Great place to stay at universal. Convenient, clean, great reataurant (Kitchen). Would highly recommend. Also great size rooms for family of 5.

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
laurie l.
Business
N/A
Apr 21, 2015

Great Stay

Wonderful stay at Hard Rock Hotel Orlando. Great rooms, beds and amenities. Can't say enough about the extreme friendliness and service oriented staff. The grounds and pool are awesome. Good food and vibes at The Kitchen. Beautiful short walk to Universal Studios and City Walk. Would gladly stay here again.

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
Jay in PA.
Business
Nazareth
Apr 13, 2015

Awesome Hotel Stay.

The hotel rooms, pool, service and vibe was awesome. I can be picky, and notice little things, but the Hard Rock staff and rooms were perfect. Spacious room. Good in-room stuff (radio, TV, sundries). Bed was firm - but just what I like. Pool is awesome. Close to parks. Universal Studios park Express Pass included. Top to bottom, the hotel just rocked (and the price was better than expected, too).

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
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
MelC
Business
Fontana
Apr 6, 2015

Super easy

Second time at hard rock. Remodeled room. Ours had an empty fridge for free this year. Clean, friendly, super easy! Biggest gripe is paying for parking....

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
Brian A.
Business
N/A
Apr 6, 2015

Spring Break 2015

Hotel accommodations were stellar! Awesome location close to the park and nice pool that the kids loved. I was pleasantly surprised by the room size of the Deluxe room with 2 queen beds. 500 Sq ft. It easily slept my family of 5 and we did not feel cramped at all. A little pricey but worth it.

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

Business

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