The largest hotel at Universal Orlando, the Cabana Bay set a new standard for value when in opened in 2014. Like all Universal Orlando hotels, the Cabana Bay is operated by Loews Hotels, a luxury hospitality company not previously known for mid-range and budget hotels. But with the Cabana Bay, Loews and Universal demonstrated that a property can deliver top quality with a low price — a formula that the companies have repeated with their Aventura and now Endless Summer hotels.
Located at the far end of Universal Orlando's Garden Walk and next to the Volcano Bay water theme park, the Cabana Bay features a Googie-inspired design that evokes Florida roadtrips in the middle of the 20th century. Universal and Loews carried the theme all the way down to the complimentary bathroom toiletries, which feature old-school brands such as Zest soap and Alberto V05 shampoo.
But the real theme here is fun, with two massive pool complexes, including one with a lazy river. There's even a bowling alley here, too. Each reservation at the Cabana Bay, like at all Universal Orlando hotels, includes Early Park Admission to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter as well as to select locations at the adjacent Volcano Bay. The Cabana Bay's towers offer the defining views of Volcano Bay, and the hotel offers 920 family suites with kitchenettes in addition to 1,280 standard rooms, making this the go-to hotel for families visiting Orlando.
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