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One of Universal Orlando’s Newest Resorts Now Accepting Reservations for 2019 Opening

OK. It’s still a little more than a year away but anticipation is great and Universal Orlando Resort fans are counting the days for this newest and the MOST AFFORDABLE hotel option coming to Universal!

The design is being referred to as “Universal’s Endless Summer Resort” because of it’s surfing and beach theme that will have families thinking they are at a beach resort (actually will be two resorts).

Universal Orlando Endless Summer Resorts

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The Endless Summer Resorts represents an new category for Universal’s on-site hotels – value resorts. They will be the most inexpensive rooms offered by Universal Orlando Resort. Cabana Bay Beach Resort and the new Aventura Hotel are considered Prime Value resorts being located closer to the theme parks and offering direct access to Volcano Bay. 

Endless Summer Theme

The Endless Summer actually consists of two different hotels: Surfside Inn and Suites and Dockside Inn and Suites. Surfside Inn and Suites will consist of 750 rooms and will open in August 2019. Dockside Inn and Suites will be huge with 2,050 rooms and will open in phases throughout 2020. 

The Location

Surfside Inn and Suites is being built on a 64-acre piece of land that was once Wet ‘n Wild Orlando. Wet ‘n Wild Orlando was purchased by Universal in 1998 and closed and demolished in 2016. The location is approximately a five-minute bus ride from Universal Orlando theme parks. Surfside Inn and Suites will occupy the land that was the Wet ‘n Wild park itself, while the Dockside Inn and Suites will occupy the space that was the water park’s parking lot and offices. 


All we know so far is that Surfside Inn and Suites’s will include at least one poolside bar, a food court, and possibly a coffee bar.

Most Recent Press Release

The most affordable hotel option at Universal Orlando Resort is now accepting reservations. Opening in August 2019, Universal’s Endless Summer Resort – Surfside Inn and Suites will be the first hotel in the destination’s new Value hotel category, with rates starting at less than $100 per night. It will offer a hotel option for families looking for theme park thrills, exclusive benefits and a seamless Universal Orlando vacation experience at the destination’s most affordable rates.

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Brought to life by the award-winning Universal Creative team, Surfside Inn and Suites will offer nightly rates starting at just $73 for a seven-night stay and $85 per night for a four-night stay in a standard room. The hotel will feature 390 two Bedroom Suites that sleep six and start as low as $111 per night for a seven-night stay.

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“This hotel checks every box – quality, family-friendly suites and exclusive benefits that only come with staying in one of our hotels at a value that is simply unmatched in Orlando,” said Vince LaRuffa, Senior Vice President of Resort Sales and Marketing at Universal Orlando Resort. “With the addition of this new Value hotel category, we now offer a hotel for every style and budget.”

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Guests at Surfside Inn and Suites can take advantage of exclusive Universal Orlando hotel benefits to enjoy an epic vacation, including:

  • Early Park Admission – allowing them to breeze into one of Universal Orlando’s three amazing theme parks an hour before everyone else
  • Complimentary shuttle bus transportation to and from the theme parks and Universal CityWalk
  • Destination-wide charging privileges with their room key
  • Complimentary delivery of merchandise purchased throughout the resort to their hotel

Families needing a bit more room will find it easy to relax in the spacious 2 Bedroom Suites, which sleep six comfortably and feature a kitchenette and separate bath and vanity areas. It’s the perfect home-base for families of any size to experience all that Universal Orlando has to offer.

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The 750-room Surfside Inn and Suites will feature a relaxed and fun surf vibe with beach details woven throughout the experience. It will be the destination’s seventh hotel in partnership with Loews Hotels & Co.

Sister property Universal’s Endless Summer Resort – Dockside Inn and Suites will add 2,050 rooms and suites when it opens in 2020. Both hotels will be located minutes away from Universal Orlando’s three theme parks – Universal Studios Florida, Universal’s Islands of Adventure and Universal’s Volcano Bay – as well as its dining and entertainment complex – Universal CityWalk.

To book a stay at Universal’s Endless Summer Resort – Surfside Inn and Suites, visit or call 800.BE.A.STAR (232-7827).

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