Universal Orlando opens reservations for its Aventura Hotel

May 10, 2017, 10:52 AM · Reservations are now available for Universal Orlando's new Aventura Hotel, which will open to the public on August 1, 2018.

Universal's sixth on-site hotel will be a high-rise property tucked between the Sapphire Falls and Cabana Bay Beach resorts. Featuring a roof-top bar and 600 rooms with floor-to-ceiling windows, the 16-story hotel will offer guests views of the new Volcano Bay water park as well as the Islands of Adventure theme park.

Prices start at $116 a night for 314-square-foot Standard Rooms, but Universal is offering prices as low as $97 a night, along with a $100 dining credit, if you book a seven-night stay. There's a $50 dining credit available for stays of four to six nights. Reservations are available via Universal Orlando's website.

Aventura Hotel will be one of Universal's Value-level hotels, along with the Cabana Bay. As such, guests will get Early Park Admission to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, but they won't be on the water taxi line or get the Universal Express Unlimited access that continues to be restricted to the resort's original three hotels: the Portofino Bay, Hard Rock, and Royal Pacific. Bus transportation will be available to the parks, or you can hoof it on the resort walkway to CityWalk and the parks.

The addition of the Aventura Hotel will give Universal Orlando 6,200 on-site hotel rooms, following the current expansion at the Cabana Bay. That brings Universal around halfway to NBCUniversal CEO Steve Burke's stated goal of offering 10,000-15,000 on-site hotel rooms at the resort. Universal pass the lower end of that range when it completes the 4,000 hotel rooms it has planned for its former Wet 'n Wild property, located across Interstate 4 from the current main Universal Orlando property. (Walt Disney World has more than 30,000 rooms on its property, for the inevitable comparison.) Universal also owns 475 acres near the Orange County Convention Center, north of Universal Boulevard, which could see addition hotel and theme park development.

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May 11, 2017 at 9:55 AM · Who makes "Value-level" hotel reservations 15 months in advance?
May 13, 2017 at 9:36 PM · A lot of people who visit Orlando...especially when there is a discount and $100 dining credit.

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