With standard rooms starting under $100 a night and three-bed, two-bedroom suites starting at $131 a night, Universal's latest Loews-run hotel promises to disrupt the budget hotel industry on International Drive. Now guests can get an "on site" theme park resort hotel experience for far less than they've paid in decades.
Rooms at the hotel will include Early Park Admission to the Universal theme parks, as well as complimentary bus transportation. Surfside is the first phase in Universal's Endless Summer Resort — hotel towers on the former Wet 'n Wild site across Interstate 4 from the main Universal Orlando property. The Endless Summer hotels are located about one mile away from Universal's transportation hub off Universal Blvd — about the same distance that separates the TTC from the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World.
Surfside offers 750 rooms and its companion, Dockside, will add another 2,050 rooms when it opens in two phases next year, adding nearly 3,000 budget-priced rooms to an already competitive hotel market in the Orlando resort area.Tweet
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