The coolest hotel on the planet. Live like a rock star and savor the perks of rock ‘n’ roll royalty with impeccable surroundings, laid-back luxurious style and show-stopping service. Supremely talented chefs offer culinary nirvana from a famed steakhouse to delicious American classic cuisine. The sweeping California mission-style design—inspired by classic rock music—welcomes you to escape to a sensational world with a palm-lined swimming pool featuring underwater music, incredible rock memorabilia and exceptional entertainment—including famous names live in concert. Plus, hotel guests receive exclusive theme park benefits including:

- SKIP THE REGULAR LINES with FREE† Universal Express Unlimited™ ride access for most popular attractions in Universal Studios Florida™ and Universal’s Islands of Adventure™, including your favorites in both lands of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™. That’s a value of $129.99 per person, per day!** (Valid theme park admission required. Not valid at Universal’s Volcano Bay™).
- EARLY PARK ADMISSION* to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ or Universal’s Volcano Bay™ (valid theme park admission required).

- FREE WATER TAXIS & SHUTTLES so it’s always a quick hop between your hotel and the parks.

- COMPLIMENTARY MERCHANDISE DELIVERY to your hotel from shops across Universal.
- COMPLIMENTARY CITYWALK™ ACCESS^ to select venues for the length of your stay.
- PRIORITY SEATING at many restaurants throughout Universal.

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ Legal: HARRY POTTER characters, names and related indicia are © & ™ Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Harry Potter Publishing Rights © JKR. (s18)

Early Park Admission Legal: *Early Park Admission begins one (1) hour prior to regularly scheduled park opening to either Universal Studios Florida™ or Universal’s Islands of Adventure™ as determined by Universal Orlando and Universal’s Volcano Bay™. Valid at select attractions at each park. Additional restrictions may apply.

Universal Express Unlimited™ Legal: †Based on average price of a 2-Park Universal Express Unlimited™ pass ranging between $99.99 and $169.99. **Benefit valid only for guests of Loews Royal Pacific Resort, Hard Rock Hotel® and Loews Portofino Bay Hotel, for the number of guests staying in the room for the length of hotel stay. Additional restrictions may apply.

Hotel & Universal Orlando Resort™ Legal: Hard Rock Hotel ® Hard Rock Cafe International (USA), Inc. Universal elements and all related indicia TM & © 2018 Universal Studios. All rights reserved.


Universal Orlando® Resort On-Site
Daytona Beach, FL, USA - Daytona Beach International Airport (DAB) : 60 miles
Orlando, FL, USA - Orlando International Airport (MCO) : 15 miles
Orlando, FL, USA - Sanford Central Florida Regional Airport (SFB) : 30 miles
Tampa, FL, USA - Tampa International (TPA)

Property Information

Year Built: 2001
Last Renovation: 2006
Accessible rooms: 53
All rooms non-smoking: 650
Floors: 7
Total rooms: 650


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Hotel Advisories

Advisory A minimum self- parking fee of $27 (plus tax) and a valet fee of $36 (plus tax) per room, per day, per vehicle will be charged and collected by the hotel at check-in or check-out. The fee is subject to change without prior notice. The information published here is to give the client an estimate of additional fees they may be responsible for but not a guarantee of the final amount due.
Current Renovations: Description: ***Important Information for our Guests***
The Hard Rock Hotel at Universal Orlando is completely smoke-free. Smoking is only permitted in designated outdoor locations. A $200 cleaning fee will be added to the guests' folio for smoking in the guest rooms.

There is a mandatory daily fee for self-parking.

General Policies & Fine Print

Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Minimum Check-In Age: 21
General Policies:

Cancellations made inside of 5 days prior to arrival incur a 1 night hotel penalty plus tax and applicable product penalties.

Modifications, including name changes, are considererd a cancellation and cancellation penalties as listed above will apply.

No shows incur a 1 night hotel penalty plus tax and applicable product penalties.

A major credit card and photo I.D. is required upon check-in to cover phone or incidental charges.

Guests attending a convention at the hotel may not use this package for their stay. If found attending a convention, guests may be charged directly by the hotel.

Room taxes are included in the vacation price.

Hard Rock Hotel at Universal Orlando is completely smoke-free. This includes all guest rooms as well as all interior common areas.
There are four designated outdoor locations where smoking is permitted.

A $200 cleaning fee for smoking in guest rooms will be applied to guests folio.

Pet Policy Pets Not Allowed
No Show Policy:
  • No Show Penalty: 1 Night Applies: Sunday - Saturday 20Feb15 - 31Dec50

Customer Ratings & Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.5 12186 reviews
  • 2.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Below expectations

    Disappointed with the hotel in general. Standard of room fell well below our expectations, broken sockets, cupboard hanging off, lumpy pillows and generally tired. View from room was of mould and dirt. We had booked for 1 night to get the express passes which were great but did expect to also get a comfortable nights sleep to be able to fully benefit from these.

    Apr 14, 2024
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    I recommend!

    It is a very satisfying hotel. The rooms were clean and well done. Very convenient access to the parks from here. It was great for the whole family. The staff was very helpful. A very unique atmosphere even if it can sometimes be a biit noisy...

    Apr 14, 2024
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Great hotel, great location but could do a lot more.

    Great hotel to stay at. Room key gives you express pass for most rides in the parks, except Volcano bay and Hagrid’s motorcycle ride. Rooms are not that big and complementary coffee each morning is sparse. More coffee please. Would like to see fruit bowl each week. Pool lounges are booked early but no one on them. Life guard should remove them after a certain time. Our biggest gripe was the noise in the corridor at night. Shouting screaming and kids & drunken adults running around. Get some respect!!! For the price we paid we expected complimentary shuttle runs to the airport and back.

    Apr 13, 2024
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Universal for Spring Break

    We had a very nice 3-night stay at the Hard Rock. It was pricey but everything worked, the staff was very kind and helpful, and the location (for visiting Universal) was perfect. The beds and linens were very comfortable and housekeeping kept things really squared away. We had breakfast all 3 mornings at the Kitchen (their main on-site) restaurant and were taken such good care of by Marie, Jean, & Shana. I would love to come back some day.

    Apr 11, 2024
  • 2.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Just didn't cut it

    I hoped this place would be an improvement on the Portofino, but it wasn't. Valet and front desk was nice and they gave us our annual passes, which was amazing. But the room felt small and was worn and stained. Everything felt cheap. Bathroom was awkward and dated and cheap. Lobby doesn't offer much until the bar is open, which doesn't do much for tired families. Navigation through these premium Universal/Lowes hotels is so awkward and inconvenient. It's a task to figure out how to get around and you find yourself taking elevators and going through back hallways to get to the parks. Went the wrong way more than once walking by empty meeting rooms just to get to the main reason for being there. Saw other people doing the same thing. It's just so odd that someone intentionally designed it to be this way. Wouldn't return.

    Apr 11, 2024