The affordable hotels are just part of Universal's ongoing expansion.
Between park tickets, family meals, and more souvenirs than you could ever fit in a suitcase, theme park trips aren’t always the most affordable — especially when you factor in the cost of a hotel. Universal Orlando Resort, however, has just announced two new hotels that might make your next vacation bill a little less frightening.
The new hotels, which aren't yet named, will offer many of the same benefits and amenities as Universal’s other on-site hotels, but with room rates starting at less than $100 per night. The beach-themed accommodations will therefore be more affordable than any other Universal hotel, including the Cabana Bay Beach Resort, which currently offers the resort’s best hotel value.
The 750-room and 2,050-room hotels will be built on a 64-acre site that used to house Universal’s Wet n’ Wild water park, about a mile away from the Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure theme parks. The hotels will share three pools, two food courts, bars, and fitness rooms.
Like at the rest of Universal’s onsite hotels, staying at the two new value hotels will grant guests early admission into select parks during their stay, as well as offer free transportation to and from the parks.
When completed around the summer of 2019, the new accommodations will mark Universal’s seventh and eighth hotels, all of which are operated by Loews Hotels & Resorts. When combined with the new 600-room Aventura Hotel opening in August 2018, the total number of guestrooms at the resort will top 9,000.
The new hotels are part of a larger expansion scheme at Universal Orlando, where their Volcano Bay water park opened earlier this year and a Super Nintendo-themed world is rumored to be in the works for the near future. Universal also purchased 101 more acres of land just last month. Fans speculate that the land could be used for everything from more hotels to an entirely new park.
In the meantime, guests can expect reservations to open for Universal’s new value hotels in early 2018.