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Hard Rock Hotel

  • 5800 Universal Blvd. Map It
  • Universal Orlando Area
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  • Shuttle, water taxi, or short walk to Universal Parks and CityWalk
  • Preferential treatment at Universal rides
  • Charge privileges extend to the other on-property Universal hotels


  • Rooms and meals are pricey
  • Resort fee for parking, gym, and in-room Wi-Fi
  • Loud rock music in public areas, even the pool, but that's why you're here, right?

Updated 04/30/2014

Fodor's Review

Music rules in this California Mission–style building, where guests can pretend they are rock stars as their hotel key card lets them skip the lines at Universal and grants early park admission. Walls are rich with rock memorabilia, from an Elvis jump suit to Madonna's "Like a Prayer" costume to Elton John's boots. Rooms were fully renovated in 2014 and have deluxe bed linens, an entertainment center with flat-panel TV, CD player and MP3 docking station and rock'n'roll artwork.

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5800 Universal Blvd., Orlando, Florida, 32819, United States

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407-503–7625; 800-232–7827

Hotel Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • 621 rooms, 29 suites
  • Rate includes No meals

Updated 04/30/2014

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By rlhill

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Aug 12, 2008

You can't do better

Spent 08/06/08 to 08/11/08 at this property and dare anyone to do better than staying here if going to Universal. It is the closest thing to being in the middle of everything and at the same time can find your own spot away from everything when need be. Service and personnel are top notch, had not problems with service or facilities. Would be nice if they would put a microwave in the rooms but then you would spend less money on what they sell.

It is not the most economical place to stay, but if you are going to Universal/Islands of Adventure then the Express Pass option more than makes up for what you spend on the room, PERIOD!!! My wife and I and two kids 13 years old, did not wait more than 20 minutes for any ride and this was in August! Most of the wait times were 75 to 90 minutes long! The pool is the best, large, not crowded and a great bar/cafe at the pool. We will be back again soon!

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