couple in the pool at Universal's Endless Summer Resort, a vibrant and sunny retreat.

Universal's Endless Summer Resort - Dockside Inn and Suites

3 star hotel

value

Universal Orlando Resort™

Hotels & Parks benefits

  • Early Park Admission*
  • FREE Transportation

Rooms Available

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. Inspired by sand, sea and breathtaking sunsets, this retreat has a coastal vibe and comes with all the fun and convenience of staying with Universal - including awesome hotel guest benefits such as Early Park Admission* (theme park admission required; select attractions). 

With plenty of standard rooms and spacious 2-bedroom suites that sleep up to 6, plus complimentary transportation to all the Universal Parks,  Universal's Endless Summer Resort - Dockside Inn and Suites is a great spot for families to base their Universal holiday with awesomely affordable rates.

A sister hotel, Surfside Inn and Suites, is right across the street and both hotels are part of Universal's Endless Summer Resort, a vibrant and sunny retreat.

General Policies

  • Age Requirements: Bookings must contain at least one person who is 21 or older.
  • Check-in Requirments: A major credit card and photo I.D. is required upon check-in to cover incidental charges. Check-in is at 4.00pm and check-out is at 11.00am.
  • Smoking Policy: All Universal resort hotels are 100% smoke-free. The non-smoking policy applies to all hotel areas, except for designated outdoor smoking areas. The cleaning fee for smoking in guest rooms is $250.

 

  • 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 Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ and Universal's Volcano Bay up to an hour before the parks open (Valid theme park admission required)
    • FREE SHUTTLES: Complimentary shuttle buses connect Universal's Endless Summer Resort - Dockside Inn and Suites to Universal Studios Florida, Universal's Islands of Adventure, Universal's Volcano Bay and Universal CityWalk, so it’s always a quick hop between your hotel and the parks
    • RESORT-WIDE CHARGING PRIVILEGES: Using your room key.
    • COMPLIMENTARY MERCHANDISE DELIVERY: Be carefree and carry-free when you shop at select stores in Universal’s theme parks and CityWalk with purchases delivered to your room free of charge
  • Location

    Universal's Endless Summer Resort - Dockside Inn and Suites is just a short shuttle ride from all the fun of the Universal Parks and Universal CityWalk and a 10-minute drive from the attractions and restaurants of International Drive, SeaWorld, Discovery Cove and Aquatica. Orlando International Airport and Walt Disney World are a 20-minute drive from the hotel.

  • Parking Charges

    Self-parking, $17 plus tax per night, per vehicle (rates are subject to change without notice).

  • 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

Why we love it

Great for larger parties with spacious suites at an affordable price!

Hotel Facilities

  • Bar
  • Beach
  • Children’s Playground
  • Fitness Centre
  • Free Park Shuttle
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Games Room (additional charges apply)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Quick-Service Dining
  • Restaurant
  • Starbucks Coffee
  • Wheelchair Access

Our top tips

Parking in the Universal Orlando car park costs $27 per day, or you can pay extra to upgrade to Prime Parking or Valet. But if you arrive after 6pm, you can park for free (on non-Halloween Horror Nights event nights).

Parking in the Universal Orlando car park

Dining

  • Pier

    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

    Starbucks®

    Stop by Starbucks® in the lobby for a morning boost or afternoon pick-me-up. Enjoy all your favorite coffees, teas and snacks.

  • The Wave Maker’s Pool Bar

    The Wave Maker’s Pool Bar

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

  • Surfside Pizza Delivery

    Surfside Pizza Delivery

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

    Delivery

    Mon-Sun 4 pm-12 am

    Pickup

    Mon-Sun 11:30 am-11 pm

  • Pier 8 Market

    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

    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.

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