Cabana Bay Beach Resort: A Niche of Affordability

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Much has been written about the opening of Cabana Bay Beach Resort at Universal Orlando. The retro-themed 1,800 room (600 of which are now available) hotel celebrates the family road trips of the ’50s and ’60s in every way.

Sean Daly of the Tampa Bay Times provides one of the best overviews of the newest collaboration between Loews Hotels and Universal.  Prior to Cabana Bay, the pricey Portofino Bay Resort, Royal Pacific Resort, and Hard Rock Hotel all made Universal guests dig pretty deep into their pockets.

Cabana Bay, however, seems to provide a lot of bang for the buck, with standard rooms at $93 and family suites at $134. And it’s not lacking in fun amenities, which include a Jack LaLanne fitness room, a large pool area, the 10-lane Galaxy Bowl, and a “cheeky” bar called the Atomic Tonic.

Still to come are 1,200 additional rooms, a lazy river ride, a white-sand beach and a poolside eater, the Hideaway Bar & Grill. They’re scheduled to open mid-summer.



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