Universal's Endless Summer Resort – Surfside Inn and Suites, which opens in August 2019.You now can book rooms at Universal Orlando's seventh on-site hotel,
The Surfside Inn, which is going up on the site of the former Wet n' Wild water park, will be Universal's lowest-priced hotel with rates starting as low as $73 a night. But to get that low rate, you'll need to book for at least a seven-night stay.
Volume pricing long has been a thing for theme park tickets in Orlando. Whether you are visiting Universal Orlando or the Walt Disney World Resort, your price per day will decrease with the more days you put on your ticket. A one-day ticket that starts at $115 can drop to $45 a day if you make that a five-day ticket at Universal Orlando, for example.
Now Universal is applying that same pricing strategy to its newest hotel. Universal and Disney have always packaged deals that gave visitors a break on price for staying longer, but I've not seen a theme park hotel go as strong on volume pricing as Surfside Inn is offering. Clicking around Universal's hotel booking website, I see rooms that start in the $110s (before taxes and fees) for one-night stays dropping into the $70s (ditto) for seven-day visits. That's a huge discount — designed, of course, to entice budget-conscious visitors to make Universal their home base for their Orlando vacation, instead of at the Mouse House down I-4. (Good luck finding on-site rooms at Disney for 70-some bucks a night anymore.)
The new rooms at Surfside look pretty sweet, too. The beach-themed resort will offer standard rooms and two-room suites.
All rooms will include Early Park Admission benefits to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Florida and Islands of Adventure and to the Volcano Bay water park, one hour each day before those open to the public. (Universal Express Unlimited remains a benefit only for guests staying at the Portofino Bay, Hard Rock, and Royal Pacific.) A second Endless Summer hotel, Dockside Inn and Suites, will follow Surfside Inn in 2020.Tweet
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