Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort

by Casey Morris on April 16, 2020

QUICK RESORT OVERVIEW

Resort Category: Prime Value

Resort Size: 2,200 guest rooms

Bed Options: Varying options from a room with 2 Queen Bed, all the way up to a 772 sq ft suite.

Transportation Options: Bus to Universal Studios, Islands of Adventure and City Walk; dedicated walking path to Volcano Bay.

Dining Options: 4 restaurants, a lounge, and Starbucks!

Pools: Two pools, a kids splash pad and a lazy river!

Overall Vibe: Enjoy vibrant, retro-style with rooms and suites brilliantly designed for fun and affordability. Relax with a splash, surrounded by amazing iconic architecture inspired by classic Florida beach resorts of the 1950s and 60s. Sample a variety of options in the incredible food court. Every day comes with fun for all ages with two massive pools, a winding river, a bowling alley and more. 

LOCATION ON PROPERTY

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

Bayliner Diner

The Bayliner Diner food court is your stop for a quick and easy breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

The Hideaway Bar & Grill

Just steps away from the lazy river, you’ll find this poolside escape serving up lunch and dinner options.

Atomic Tonic

You can choose from sandwiches, wraps, salads and Doner kebabs as well as sides and desserts at this poolside retreat.

Galaxy Bowl Restaurant

Kick up those fashionable bowling shoes and enjoy timeless favorites like made-to-order sandwiches, hamburgers, chicken wings, and more.

Swizzle Lounge

This lobby lounge serves up cocktails and snacks.

Starbucks

This lobby-level Starbucks is perfect for a morning boost or afternoon pick-me-up.

POOLS

There are 2 pools, a kids splash pad and a lazy river!

RECREATION

Take advantage of timeless arcade favorites before whirling your way into the world of modern video games at Game-O-Rama, located on the second floor of the hotel lobby building. Hours: 11 am–11 pm, daily.

Galaxy Bowl is the hotel’s very own bowling alley featuring ten lanes of ten-pin action on the second floor of the lobby building (fees apply). Bowling at Cabana Bay Beach Resort comes complete with a table service restaurant and full bar so you don’t even have to stop to eat. Hours: 12 noon–12 midnight, daily.

The Jack LaLanne Physical Fitness Studio lets you get in shape surrounded by memorabilia of the famed television physical fitness pioneer. This fitness studio is complimentary for hotel guests.

Hours: 5 am–midnight, daily. Hours of operation subject to change without notice.

ROOMS

There are 12 rooms types at Portofino Bay, plus several different views to choose from as well.

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

Standard Room

A 300 sq ft guest room with either 2 Queen Beds. Choose between a Standard, Poolside or Volcano Bay View.

Family Suite

A 430 sq ft suite with 2 Queen Beds and a sleeper sofa. Choose between an interior entry (coming from inside the hallway) or an exterior entry for more convenience.

Volcano Bay 2 Bedroom Suite

A 722 sq ft suite with 1 Queen Bed, 2 Full Beds and a sleeper sofa, complete with amazing views of the Volcano Bay waterpark.

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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