Checked in after lunch on June 27th. The idea was to stay here to benefit from early entrance and express passes to the the Universal Island of adventure. On arrival, however, we were engulfed in the sense of holiday. Everything is nice and cheery, cool and breezy. Dropped our stuff in the room, which is tastefully decorated and clean, got our tickets and passes easily through interactive machines in the lobby and headed out to the pool.
The pool area is reminiscent of a beach resort down in Mexico, with sand, live music and a grandiose swimming area. Always enough chairs and tables to park your stuff at, easy access to towels and ice water. Food on in the pool area is good and the service is friendly. Had the greatest time there.The water taxi is easily accessible to go to Universal city walk and the theme parks, and the early entrance to the Wizarding world of Harry Potter was invaluable. To be able to just walk up to the most popular ride and not have to line up to 90 minutes each time was a definite must for Harry Potter fans.
Slept the best in Orlando here. The AC is quiet and beds are comfortable.
Would definitely come back.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Live like a rock star and savor the perks of rock 'n' roll royalty with impeccable accommodations, laid-back luxurious style and show-stopping service. Located on-site at Universal Orlando Resort, Hard Rock Hotel is in the heart of the excitement of Universal Studios Florida, Universal's Islands of Adventure, and Universal CityWalk. Guests of this hotel enjoy exclusive theme park benefits. Skip the regular lines at most attractions with FREE Universal Express Unlimited ride access - a benefit worth $89 per person, per day**. You can also take advantage of Early Park Admission one hour before the theme park opens, and more! (valid theme park admission required.) ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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- Hard Rock Cafe Hotel Orlando
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