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Dockside Inn

Universal's Endless Summer Resort - Dockside Inn and Suites

3 star hotel

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Universal Orlando Resort™

  • Hotels & Parks benefits
  • Early Park Admission*
  • FREE Transportation

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Rooms available Sleeps Price per room

Overview

Unwind in an all-new, carefree escape that perfectly blends the cool, calm feeling of a coastal retreat with the fun and convenience of staying in a Universal Orlando Resort hotel. Dockside Inn and Suites offers spacious, two-bedroom suites that sleep six, it's a great spot for families to base their Universal adventure. Enjoy exclusive theme park benefits like Early Park Admission* and complimentary transportation to all the Universal Parks with awesomely affordable rates.

  • Highlights

    Staying at a Universal hotel is the best way to experience all that Universal Orlando Resort has to offer. As you’re actually staying in Universal you'll receive special theme park benefits exclusive to Universal hotel guests. When you decide to kick back at Dockside Inn & Suites you’ll enjoy…

    • EARLY PARK ADMISSION Breeze into the parks before other guests* (Valid theme park admission required)
    • COMPLIMENTARY TRANSPORTATION to all three theme parks and Universal CityWalk
    • RESORT-WIDE CHARGING PRIVILEGES with your room key
    • COMPLIMENTARY MERCHANDISE DELIVERY to your hotel from shops across Universal
  • Location

    Located approx. 20 minutes from Orlando International Airport, 50 minutes from Sanford Airport, when you stay at Dockside Inn & Suites you are staying at one of Universal’s hotels so you can take a short shuttle ride and be at the parks or Universal CityWalk in minutes. Plus you are really close to everything else Orlando has to offer too. 

  • Parking Charges

    Hotel parking charges (payable locally and subject to change):
    Self parking at $15 plus tax per night for overnight guests

  • Facilities

    • Resort style pool
    • Complimentary fitness centre
    • Game room
    • Universal Studios Store
  • Accessibility

    Wheelchair accessible are rooms available on request. Please note that these rooms are subject to availability and may be restricted to specific room categories and bedding arrangements. Rooms and facilities vary between hotels so please check at the time of booking
  • Resort Address

    7125 Universal Boulevard

    Orlando

    32819

Hotel Facilities

  • Bar
  • Feature Pool
  • Fitness Centre
  • Free Park Shuttle
  • Games Room (additional charges apply)
  • Health Club
  • Quick-Service Dining
  • Restaurants
  • Starbucks Coffee
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wheelchair Access

Our top tips

Guests staying at Universal’s on-site hotels receive Early Park Admission† to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ & Universal Express℠ Unlimited ride access.

Universal Guests

Dining

  • Pier 8 Market

    Tasty and convenient for breakfast, lunch, dinner and every craving in-between, Pier 8 Market offers a great selection of flavorful food for every palate, along with plenty of grab-and-go options.

  • Starbucks®

    Choose from a variety of stations serving, breakfast, lunch and dinner.  Something for everyone with a choice of snacks available too. 

  • The Wave Maker’s Pool Bar

    Head to this beachy poolside bar for signature cocktails, frozen drinks, wine, beer and smoothies.

  • Pizza Delivery

    When hunger strikes, pizza is only a call away. Have fresh-made pies delivered directly to your room. Available during limited hours.

  • The Oasis Beach Bar

    You’ll never have to go far for your favorite drink. Oasis Beach Bar features frozen drinks, cocktails, wine and beer.

  • Sunset Lounge

    Cool, calm and so convenient. It’s the perfect place to grab cocktails, hang out and unwind.

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Frequently Asked Questions for Universal's Endless Summer Resort - Dockside Inn and Suites

General Information

Where are the Endless Summer Resorts located?

Universal's Surfside and Dockside Inn & Suites is located on Universal Boulevard, just off of International Drive.

What are the perks of staying at Endless Summer Resort?

Staying at either Endless Summer Surfside Inn or Dockside Inn will give you Early Park Admission*, access to live entertainment at CityWalk with your room key, purchases within resort delivered to your hotel (free of charge) and complimentary shuttle buses to and from the parks.

Do the Universal's Endless Summer Resorts include Express passes?

Neither of Universal's Surfside or Dockside Inn & Suites include Express passes during your stay. You can stay at the Loews Royal Pacific, Hard Rock hotel or Loews Portofino Bay to include Express passes however.

Do the Endless Summer Resorts have refillable drinks?

You can purchase a souvenir refill mug and receive discounted refills each time.

Are there any resort fees for Endless Summer Resort?

Resort fees are included with our prices so you will not need to pay this locally.

Does Universal run shuttles from Endless Summer Resort to Disney?

Universal can provide a shuttle to Disney which will need to be booked in advance with the Vacation Planning Centre desk (fees apply). Alternatively, you can also book an Uber.

What star rating is Endless Summer Resort in Orlando?

Endless Summer Surfside and Endless Summer Dockside are both rated at 3 stars although this is down to the amenities included, not the standard of hotel which feels much higher.

When is check-in and check-out at Endless Summer Resort?

You can check in from 4pm and check-out by 11am.

Parking

What is the parking charge at Endless Summer Resort?

For overnight guests, self parking is from $15 plus tax per night, per vehicle (subject to change without notice)

Rides & Attractions

Does I-ride stop at Endless Summer Resort?

There is an I-ride trolley stop a short walk from the Endless Summer Resorts.

Location

Can I walk from Endless Summer Resort to Universal Studios parks?

It is about a 35 minute walk from the Endless Summer resorts to the Universal Parks. There is a free shuttle that will take you to the parks however.

How far is Universal's Endless Summer Resort from International Drive?

As Universal's Surfside and Dockside Inn & Suites is located just off of International Drive, you can walk there in a couple of minutes. If you are looking to go somewhere in particular, it may be worth checking the distance in case an Uber or taxi is easier.

How can I get to SeaWorld from Endless Summer Resort?

Universal do offer a scheduled shuttle service that can take you to SeaWorld. This needs to be booked in advance with the Vacation Planning Centre desk.

Facilities & Amenities

What type of rooms are there at Endless Summer Resort?

Endless Summer Surfside Resort has the option of a Guest Room or a 2-bedroom suite. The Endless Summer Dockside Resort has the option of a standard room or a 2-bedroom suite.

Is there Wifi available at Endless Summer Resort?

Complimentary Wifi is available throughout the hotel and pool area.

How many rooms are there at the Endless Summer Resort?

The Endless Summer Surfside Resort has 750 rooms including suites. The Endless Summer Dockside Resort has 2050 rooms including suites.

Are there microwaves in the rooms at Endless Summer Resort?

At Universal's Surfside and Dockside Inn & Suites, the 2-bedroom suites do have a microwave included. The standard rooms do not include this amenity.

Does Endless Summer Resort provide towels by the pool?

Towels are available to borrow from the poolside. Wet towel bins are also provided so you can dispose of them easily.

Are there safes in the rooms at Endless Summer Resort?

All rooms at Surfside and Dockside Inn & Suites hotels provide an in-room safe.

Are the pools heated at Endless Summer Resort?

Yes, the pools at both Surfside and Dockside Inn & Suites are heated.

Reviews

Average 4.7 out of 5 (32615 customer reviews)

★★★★★ ★★★★★

An absolutely perfect day out

- Universals Islands of Adventure

5 stars:

Trusted Customer reviewed 18 Aug,2022

Everything we imagined it would be

- Universal Studios Florida

5 stars:

Trusted Customer reviewed 18 Aug,2022

Great place but subject to the Florida weather in summer - all rides there closed when there was any threat of heavy rain.

- Universal's Volcano Bay Water Theme Park

4 stars:

Neil Robinson reviewed 17 Aug,2022

Great place for all ages - been several times and will go again. Plenty of indoor attractions for when the rain arrives.

- Universal Studios Florida

5 stars:

Neil Robinson reviewed 17 Aug,2022

Great place for adults and kids. Hogwarts light show was great at park close.

- Universals Islands of Adventure

5 stars:

Neil Robinson reviewed 17 Aug,2022

great price for 14 days of thrills and shows

- Universals Islands of Adventure

5 stars:

David Brooks reviewed 16 Aug,2022

very easy to use either printed ticket or on your phone

- Universal Studios Florida

5 stars:

David Brooks reviewed 16 Aug,2022

Best theme park with fantastic rides

- Universals Islands of Adventure

5 stars:

Denise King reviewed 15 Aug,2022

Could do with a bit of a facelift most of the rides were 3d rides

- Universal Studios Florida

5 stars:

Denise King reviewed 15 Aug,2022

Very busy struggled to get in during the afternoon

- Universal's Volcano Bay

4 stars:

Denise King reviewed 15 Aug,2022

Loved Universal - amazing park

- Universal Studios Florida

5 stars:

Deborah Luke reviewed 15 Aug,2022

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