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You'll be centrally located in Orlando with a stay at Universal's Hard Rock Hotel ®, minutes from Universal Studios Florida™ and Universal CityWalk™.
This 4-star resort is within close proximity of Universal’s Islands of Adventure™ and Universal’s Volcano Bay™.
Make yourself at home in one of the 650 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and iPod docking stations. 32-inch flat-screen televisions with cable programming provide entertainment, while complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected. Partially open bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include phones, as well as safes and complimentary newspapers.
Be sure to enjoy recreational amenities, including an outdoor pool, a waterslide, and a sauna. Additional features at this resort include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and an arcade/game room. Spending a day of fun is easy with the complimentary theme park shuttle.
Enjoy a meal at one of the resort's dining establishments, which include 3 restaurants and a coffee shop/café. From your room, you can also access 24-hour room service. Relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge or a poolside bar. Cooked-to-order breakfasts are available daily for a fee.
Featured amenities include a 24-hour business center, express check-out, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby. Planning an event in Orlando? This resort has 6000 square feet (557 square meters) of space consisting of a conference center and meeting rooms. Self parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.Information missing or incorrect? Tell us! Opens in a new window
Universal's Hard Rock Hotel ®
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- Swimming pool
Experience the life of a rock star at this Universal Orlando™ resort. Tour the hallways filled with rock 'n' roll paraphernalia, have a Fender guitar delivered to your room, or shop in the Rock Shop, filled with musician-inspired clothes. Once you’re done exploring the inside, take a dip in the 12,000-square-foot (1,114-square-meter) pool. Continue the rock star experience by having drinks served to you at the poolside BeachClub, or sit in one of the musically-themed cabanas. You can even work out like a rock star in the hotel’s fitness center, available for a surcharge.
Hard Rock Hotel at Universal Orlando features concierge services and a 24-hour business center with 3 meeting rooms equipped with audiovisual equipment, a computer station, and secretarial services. Free WiFi is available throughout the hotel.
This is a smoke-free property.
Guests at Universal Orlando™ On-Site hotels receive these exciting benefits during their stay (see Promotions for details, terms, and conditions):
- Free^ Universal Express Unlimited™ ride access to skip the regular lines in Universal Studios Florida™ and Universal’s Islands of Adventure™ all day, including all your favorites in both lands of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ (valid theme park admission required. Not valid at Universal’s Volcano Bay™).
- Early Park Admission* to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ and Universal's Volcano Bay™ water theme park (now open) one hour before the theme parks open (valid theme park admission required)
- Complimentary transportation from hotel to Universal Orlando’s theme parks and Universal CityWalk™
- Resort-wide charging privileges with room key card
- Complimentary delivery of merchandise purchased across the resort to hotel
- Complimentary accessˆ to select live entertainment venues at Universal CityWalk™
- Priority seating at select Universal Orlando restaurants
- Visits with select characters at hotel and special wake-up calls to guestroom
- Golf Universal program² providing access to a nearby course
- Free theme park shuttle
- Fitness facilities
- Children's club
- 24-hour front desk
- Poolside bar
- Express check-out
- Dry cleaning/laundry service
- Self parking (surcharge)
- Valet parking (surcharge)
- Outdoor pool
- Computer station
- Conference space size (meters) - 557
- Number of meeting rooms - 3
- Luggage storage
- Concierge services
- Conference center
- Shopping on site
- Pool umbrellas
- Total number of rooms - 650
- Number of floors - 7
- Conference space
- Tours/ticket assistance
- Meeting rooms 5
- Pool cabanas (surcharge)
- Coffee shop or café
- Free WiFi
- Pool sun loungers
- Steam room
- Smoke-free property
- Children's club (surcharge)
- Supervised childcare/activities (surcharge)
- Children's pool
- Safe-deposit box at front desk
- Free area shuttle
- Breakfast available (surcharge)
- Number of restaurants - 3
- 24-hour business center
- Conference space size (feet) - 6000
- Laundry facilities
- Arcade/game room
- Wedding services
- Multilingual staff
- Free newspapers in lobby
Family Friendly Amenities
- Family Hotel
- Outdoor pool
- Children's pool
- Free Wi-Fi
- Rollaway/extra beds available
- Area shuttle (complimentary)
- Theme park shuttle (complimentary)
- Laundry facilities
- Arcade/game room
- Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)
Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
Available in some public areas: Free WiFi
Self parking (surcharge), Valet parking (surcharge)
- Pay movies
- Premium bedding
- In-room climate control (air conditioning)
- Air conditioning
- Free newspaper
- Coffee/tea maker
- Daily housekeeping
- Turndown service
- Shower/tub combination
- Free toiletries
- Hair dryer
- In-room massage available
- Iron/ironing board
- In-room safe
- Rollaway/extra beds available
- iPod docking station
- Cable TV service
- Flat-panel TV
- Free WiFi
- Partially open bathroom
- Room service (24 hours)
- Connecting/adjoining rooms available
- Free cribs/infant beds
Where to Eat
Breakfast is served each morning in the restaurant and is available for a surcharge.
The Kitchen - This rock 'n' roll-inspired American restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, and light fare. A kids section is available.
Palm Restaurant - Dine at this fine steakhouse serving American and Italian cuisine and admire the cartoon caricatures on the wall, a tribute to the original New York venue. Open for dinner.
Velvet Bar - This modern bar serves drinks and light fare. Visit Velvet Sessions, a monthly cocktail party.
Emack & Bolio’s Marketplace - A Boston-style ice cream shop serving original flavors and Starbucks Coffee®.
BeachClub - A poolside bar and grill serving drinks and snacks. Open daily.
24-hour room service is available.
Enjoy Concert Nights, a musical series offered during the summer months, featuring DJs on Thursday nights, live bands on Saturday nights, and filmed concerts by popular bands on Sunday nights. Admission is free to all guests staying at Hard Rock Hotel at Universal Orlando.
Dive-In Movies is a family-friendly event giving guests the opportunity to enjoy a film by the hotel pool.
The Velvet Sessions cocktail party is held on the last Thursday of the month from January to October at the hotel's Velvet Bar. Sessions focus on a select drink theme and offer live music from well known artists such as Joan Jett and Foreigner.
Nearby Things to Do
Recreational amenities at the resort include a waterslide, an outdoor pool, a sauna, and a steam room. Other recreational amenities include a fitness center.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.
- Golfing nearby
- Beach volleyball on site
- Golf lessons available nearby
If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.
- Accessible bathroom
- Roll-in shower
- In-room accessibility
Minimum check-in age is 21
Check-out time is 11 AM
Children and extra beds
- Children are welcome.
- Kids stay free! Up to 3 children 17 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
- Rollaway/extra beds are available.
- Free cribs (infant beds)!
- Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD $50 per accommodation, per night
- 2 per room
- Specific rooms only, restrictions apply
- Pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation
You need to know
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
- Self parking fee: USD 22.00 per night
- Valet parking fee: USD 29.00 per night (in/out privileges)
- Pet fee: USD $50 per accommodation, per night
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We should mention
Up to 3 children 17 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding. The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation. The property allows pets in specific rooms only and has other pet restrictions (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section). Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
Exclusive Theme Park Benefits and More
Book a stay in any room or rate category and receive early park admission to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ and Universal's Volcano Bay™ 1 hour before theme parks open (valid admission tickets required); complimentary resort transportation to and from Universal Studios Florida™, Universal Islands of Adventure™ and Universal’s CityWalk™; resort-wide charging privileges; complimentary City Walk Party Pass℠; complimentary delivery of merchandise; Universal Orlando™ Character appearances with popular theme park characters; and Universal Orlando™ Golf Program, providing preferred tee times and complimentary transportation to select area golf courses.
Full details at check-in. HARRY POTTER characters, names and related indicia are © & ™ Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Harry Potter Publishing Rights © JKR. (s17). Early park admission begins 1 hour prior to regular scheduled park opening to either Universal Studios Florida™ or Universal's Islands of Adventure™ as determined by Universal Orlando™ and at Universal's Volcano Bay™ . Attractions are subject to substitutions without notice. Valid for registered on-site hotel guests for the length of stay. Not valid for separately ticketed concerts and special events. Some venues require ages 21 or older for admission. Valid photo ID required. Does not include admission to AMC® Universal Cineplex 20 with IMAX®, the Blue Man Group show, or Saturday nights at Bob Marley–A Tribute to Freedom. Additional restrictions may apply. Sapphire Falls Resort TM & © 2017 UCF Hotel Venture III. All Rights Reserved. Universal elements and all related indicia TM & © 2017 Universal Studios. © 2017 Universal Orlando. All rights reserved.
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