Hard Rock Hotel at Universal Orlando Resort

by Casey Morris on April 16, 2020

QUICK RESORT OVERVIEW

Resort Category: Premier

Resort Size: 650 guest rooms

Bed Options: Varying options from 1 King bed all the way up to 2,000 sq ft suites.

Transportation Options: Walking path & ferry to Universal Studios, Islands of Adventure and City Walk; bus to Volcano Bay

Dining Options: Two Table Service Restaurant, one quick service restaurant, & two bars.

Pools: One main pool, one kids pool.

Overall Vibe: Live like a rock star and savor the perks of rock ‘n’ roll royalty with impeccable surroundings, posh laid-back style and show-stopping service.

GET TO THE FUN FASTER WITH FREE UNIVERSAL EXPRESS UNLIMITED WHEN STAYING AT THIS RESORT!

LOCATION ON PROPERTY

Hard Rock Hotel is the most conveniently located hotel to Universal Studios, Islands of Adventure and City Walk. Check out how close it is on this map!

DETAILED REVIEW

CHECK IN

Although you can check in as early as you would like, your room is not guaranteed to be ready until 4:00 pm. You can leave your luggage at Bell Services and head on into the parks to play if you would like!

DINING

The Kitchen

It’s the perfect place to sip mimosas and bloody Marys at breakfast, chow down on shrimp tacos and empanadas for lunch, or dig into their famous mac and cheese for dinner. 

The Palm

Bringing the legacy of the famous New York steakhouse to Universal Orlando Resort™, The Palm is the place to find a superb meal in an uptown atmosphere.

Emack & Bolio's Marketplace

Serving up breakfast, lunch, dinner and everything in between including Starbucks and ice cream!

Velvet Bar

Undeniably cool with true rock star swagger, this sleek lobby-level bar is the perfect place to catch up with your entourage. 

beachclub

It’s time you did “poolside” like a rock star: lounging in the sun while a server keeps your drink fresh and your stomach full. 

POOLS

There is one pool on property. It is centrally located for convenience. Never miss a beat in the 12,000-square-foot pool featuring an underwater sound system, 260-foot slide, two hot tubs, real sand beach and volleyball court. Plus, enjoy poolside service and live music from beachclub and more.

RECREATION

Take some downtime to enjoy the game room.

Each month, the hotel hosts the award-winning “Velvet Sessions” where you can check out an up-close and personal rock concert, enjoy some finger foods, and fun cocktails for this 21 and over show. Past performers include Bret Michaels, Joan Jett, Foreigner, Eddie Money, and many more.

Discover The Sound of Your Stay™ program with A-list perks. tracks.®, lets you stream a celebrity-curated playlists to amplify your stay. picks® allows you to choose from a menu of 20 different Fender® guitars that can be delivered to your room (down payment and loan agreement required). wax® is the latest component to our music amenity program, offering you a Crosley turntable and your choice of 10 iconic records to tune in to and experience.

Stroll through the Hard Rock Hotel’s public areas and explore rare rock ‘n’ roll memorabilia from the Hard Rock’s priceless collection. Take a self-guided tour and discover Elvis’ pajamas, John Lennon’s suit, Paul McCartney’s guitar, Lady GaGa’s leather outfit, Rihanna’s bodysuit and more.

At Universal Orlando’s on-site Children’s Activity Centers**, kids can kick back with supervised fun and entertainment while the adults enjoy time to themselves. Availability is based on demand; $15/hour per child. 

ROOMS

There are 11 rooms types, plus several different views to choose from as well.

Let’s start off by looking at a resort map:

Standard Room

A 375 sq ft guest room with  Queen Beds. Choose between a Garden or Pool view.

Deluxe Room King

A 400sq ft guest room with 1 King Bed.

Deluxe Double Queen Room

A 500 sq foot room with two Queen Beds.

Club Guest Room

A 375 sq ft guest room with either 2 Queen Beds or 1 King Bed located on the 7th floor. Access to Rock Royalty Lounge.

Future Rock Star Suite

 

King Suite

A 650 sq ft suite with 1 King Bed. Access to Rock Royalty Lounge.

2-Bedroom King Suite

A 1,025 sq ft suite with 1 King Bed & 2 Queen Beds. Access to Rock Royalty Lounge.

3-Bedroom King Suite

A 1,400 sq ft suite with 1 King Bed & 4 Queen Beds. Access to Rock Royalty Lounge.

1-Bedroom Hospitality Suite

A 1,250 sq ft suite with 1 King Bed & 1 sofa bed.

2-Bedroom Hospitality Suite

A 1,625 sq ft suite with 1 King Bed, 2 Queen Beds, & 1 sofa bed.

Presidente Suite

A 2,000 sq ft suite with 1 King Bed, 2 Queen Beds and a baby grand piano! Access to Rock Royalty Lounge.

ROCK ROYALTY CLUB

If you’ve made it to the top of the charts, upgrade to a Rock Royalty room or select Rock Royalty suites on the hotel’s exclusive seventh floor, and enjoy additional perks and privileges. You’ll have access to the exclusive luxurious Rock Royalty lounge, featuring complimentary continental breakfast and evening hors d’oeuvres, beer and wine (must be 21 or older to consume alcoholic beverages with valid photo ID), plus desserts. Other amenities include two separate TV viewing areas in the lounge, personal concierge service and reduced prices on cabanas at the pool.

Lastly, here is a great overview of the entire resort:

If you have any further questions about this resort, please contact your PPDD Travel Planner.

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