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Best Universal Orlando Resorts for Adults


With thrilling coasters, immersive lands, a whole dining and nightlife district, and the incredible Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Universal Orlando Resort is the perfect place for adults looking for a little adventure.

In order to help you make the most of your adventure, Universal Orlando has several on-site resort hotels with easy access to the theme parks and a variety of benefits, including complimentary transportation to the theme parks, early admission to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, and at select hotels, complimentary Unlimited Express Pass. To stay close to the action, and to make the most of your visit, here are the best Universal Orlando Resort hotels for adults.

1. Portofino Bay Hotel

This beautiful resort recreates the charming seaside village of Portofino, Italy, complete with outdoor cafes in the piazza, cobblestone streets, and views of the bay outside your window. Adults looking for some quiet and relaxation will also enjoy the resort's multiple pools and the on-site Mandara Spa, as well as multiple places to dine upscale or casual, or just relax with a drink. The parks are also only a quick water taxi ride away. As a Premier Hotel, you'll also receive complimentary Unlimited Express Pass with your stay.

2. Hard Rock Hotel

For adults looking for a more lively atmosphere, the Hard Rock Hotel Orlando offers a fun rock 'n' roll vibe with its California mission-style architecture and displays of music memorabilia. There's plenty to enjoy at the resort with fine dining at The Palm or live music at the Velvet Bar. When you're ready to hit the parks, the Hard Rock Hotel is the closest of all the on-site hotels, with only a 5-minute walk to the entrance of Universal Studios. As a Premier Hotel, you'll also receive complimentary Unlimited Express Pass with your stay.

3. Sapphire Falls Resort

This Caribbean-inspired getaway is a relaxing paradise with lush landscaping and beautiful waterfalls. The resort has several on-site dining options, including their rum and ceviche bar, Strongwater Tavern. While this resort is a Preferred Hotel, which does not include complimentary Unlimited Express Pass, you'll still receive convenient water taxi access to the theme parks as well as early admission to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter.

4. Aventura Hotel

For adults looking for a Universal Orlando getaway on a budget, Universal's Aventura Hotel offers sleek, modern design with all the on-site benefits of staying at one of Universal Orlando Resort's value hotels. The tower hotel overlooks the rest of the resort, and views are even better from Bar 17, the hotel's rooftop bar. Guests can enjoy everything from fresh-made pizza to noodle bowls and sushi at Urban Pantry, as well as an on-site Starbuck's. Universal's Aventura Hotel also offers bus transportation to the theme parks.

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