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Hard Rock Hotel at Universal Orlando
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Reviewed February 17, 2013

What can I say that hasn't been said in previous reviews? The Hard Rock is extremely convenient if you are vising the Universal theme parks. The buildings are very nice, the rooms are a decent size and are a bit nicer than the Royal Pacific. The pool is massive and heated, there are two standard sized hot tubs of which one is reserved for adults only. There is also a water slide.

The biggest benefit is that you can walk to the parks (or take the water taxi) and that your room key give you unlimited express access to most rides. This is amazing! One thing that I found to be frustrating is that if you are walking back after 10pm, they close the walking path by pool and make you walk twice as far. Not fun after a long day at the parks or if it is raining.

Food and drink are a bit on the pricey side, but the quality is good and it is convenient. You have a ton of options at CityWalk as well.

Note, look into buying an annual pass to get the annual passholder rate. I saved about $80 per night. This can pay for itself in a few days!

I always stay at one of the onsite Loews hotels when visiting Universal, the benefits are definitely worth the extra expense.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed February 15, 2013

Stayed here for one night to take advantage of the early opening of Harry Potter and our love of the Hard Rock brand. The place is very nice and the rooms are spacious. We stayed on the concierge level so we had access to breakfast and a nice commom room. A nice lit walkway to the parks or a boat is available. The pool is a good size with a very nice slide. Expensive but well worth it. With front of the line access to all the rides as well it was great fun. No more than 3hrs are needed to complete either park due to your minimal wait time.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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HardRockHotelOrlando, General Manager at Hard Rock Hotel at Universal Orlando, responded to this reviewResponded February 21, 2013

Thank you for your feedback about the Hard Rock Hotel at Universal Orlando. We love loyal Hard Rockers and we are happy that you enjoyed yourselves when you were here with us. Glad to hear that the Express Passes that come with the room worked out so well for you all also! We look forward to having you stay with us again soon! ROCK ON!!

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Reviewed February 15, 2013

My son and I enjoyed a marvelous father-son vacation at the Universal Studios complex in Orlando in early February 2013. We stayed on the grounds at the Hard Rock Hotel. From the moment of our arrival to our departure five days later I experienced possibly the most friendly and helpful hotel service in my lifetime.

The hotel building itself is a pleasure to look at. The huge lobby is magnificent and welcoming with rock and roll memorabilia adorning same. The room was comfortable and exceptionally clean. The view from the room was an overlook of the huge pool with partial sand beach with
scenic palm trees on the fringes.

The breakfast buffet served in the hotel's The Kitchen restaurant offered a great variety of breakfast foods along with several varieties of fruit juices. Hotel guests use free shuttle boat rides
from the hotel dock along a scenic canal to the parks entrances. A magnificent perk of staying at
the hotel is the express pass you receive which puts you at the head of the line for various choice rides . You also go to the head of the line at most of the restaurants on CityWalk. It,s wonderful to walk onto a ride without a wait. Everyting you buy anywhere at the Universal complex can be charged to your room by just showing your magnetic room key. Every souvenir you purchase dous not have to be lugged around but can be delivered to your room the next day.

Well, I'm sure I haven't covered everting I liked about the wonderful hotel; but I am sure if you decide to stay here you'll love it.

Room Tip: Choose a swing pool view or garden view.
  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed February 15, 2013

We made a reservation 6 months ahead for a kind bed and a room with two beds. We were told by a CSR and a front desk manager that no king beds were available. A 30 minute discussion ensued with 5 people in our party listening to an explanation that "there was nothing they could do". We asked to be upgraded since the hotel was not honoring our original king bed request...the answer was no. After requesting to speak with the front desk's manager's supervisor we waited another 10 minutes...the front desk manager appeared and stated the supervisor was not available but he somehow "found" a king bed/room for us to use. An hour after the inital front desk discussion we were on way to the correct room.

The Hard Rock is a clean hotel. All other hotel services were as expected. It is adjacent to the Universal Parks and allows one hour early entrance to them along with free express passes to most rides. The food and drink prices at the hotel are exceptionally high. They claim they treat you like rock stars...expected to pay rock star prices.

Room Tip: do more than "request" a room type....confirm the room type the day before arriving and be prepared to have it in writing...we had our request in writing and it did little to convince the front desk of the proper room.
  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed February 15, 2013

This hotel was very convenient for visiting Universal Studios. We were able to walk to the park in less than 5 minutes. Also if you stay on ground you can go to certain rides in Islands of Adventure an hour early and you get Express Passes which allow you shorter lines. The hotel does have loud music playing late at night and early in the morning so bring ear plugs. Also, the walls are thin so you can often hear people in the halls. The hotel alarm went off around 7am one morning which was unfortunate. The pool area was gorgeous and the pool is heated.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with family
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