ENDLESS SUMMER RESORT....NEW FOR 2019

schumigirl

It's a bit of a roodie doodie word for lady parts
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Welcome to the new thread for the latest hotel offering from Universal Orlando Resort...….


Endless Summer Surfside Inn and Suites sits at the top of Universal Boulevard and International Drive...….right on the same position Wet & Wild stood on.









This brand new hotel introduces extra affordability to your Universal holiday, with the lowest rates of any Universal Orlando Resort hotel. The feeling here is relaxed and easy, with a fun surf vibe woven throughout. In addition to sunny, beach-themed rooms, Surfside Inn and Suites will feature spacious, two-bedroom suites that sleep six, making it the perfect spot for families of any size to base their Universal Orlando Resort holiday. Surfside Inn and Suites will open in Summer 2019. A sister hotel, Dockside Inn and Suites, will open in 2020. Both hotels will be part of Universal's Endless Summer Resort, a vibrant and sunny retreat.

Standard Room

A bright and beachy retreat for 4, this inviting 313-square-foot room offers two queen beds with separate bath and vanity areas. Pool View rooms are also available.

2-Bedroom Suite

Step inside this 440-square-foot suite that accommodates 6. The suite feels like a beach retreat and features 2 bedrooms, one room with 2 queen beds and the other with a single queen bed. There is also a kitchenette area, a cool picnic table for meals and hanging out, and a bathroom with separate bath and vanity areas. Pool View and Water View suites are also available.




****THERE IS NO EXPRESS PASS AS A PERK OF STAYING IN THIS RESORT****


Surfside Inn and Suites opened June 2019 and is part of Universal’s Endless Summer Resort, a vibrant and sunny retreat. A sister hotel of Surfside Inn and Suites, Dockside Inn and Suites, will open in 2020.

Here, guests enjoy exclusive benefits like being able to breeze into the parks including The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ and select attractions at Universal's Volcano Bay™ water theme park an hour before everyone else*. With complimentary transportation, it’s a quick hop between the parks and the hotel.

    • 750 guest rooms including 390 2-Bedroom Suites
    • Located in the heart of Universal Orlando Resort™ at Universal’s Endless Summer Resort
    • Exclusive Theme Park Benefits and complimentary transportation throughout the destination
    • Resort style pool and splash pad
    • Complimentary Fitness Center
    • Game room
    • Food Court


USEFUL INFORMATION



Check-In And Check-Out Times
Check-in at Universal’s Endless Summer Resort – Surfside Inn and Suites is at 4 pm, and check-out at 11 am. You may check out by television, phone, customer service e-mail, or express check-out box available at the front desk or traditional check-out at the front desk.
Deposit Requirements


The credit card will be charged at time of booking, and the deposit is equal to the first night's room rate plus tax. Full cancellation policies apply.
Please note, deposits are forfeited if you check out of the hotel prior to the check-out date.


Accepted Forms of Payment
The following major credit cards, as well as money orders and personal, certified and travel agency checks are accepted for deposits*:

  • American Express®
  • Diners Club International®
  • Discover®/NOVUS
  • Japanese Credit Bureau (JCB)
  • MasterCard®
  • Visa®


Hotel Taxes
Universal Orlando's Resort™ hotels will include applicable taxes to be collected each night of your stay, and they are included as a percentage of the room charge.
Florida State Sales Tax: 6.5%
Orange County Occupancy Tax: 6%
Total Tax: 12.5%

Cancellation Policy
Five days or more prior to stay: full refund
Zero to four days prior to stay: cancellation fee of one night’s room rate, plus tax.
Please note, deposits are forfeited if you check out of the hotel prior to the check-out date.

Hotel Address And Phone Number
Universal's Endless Summer Resort – Surfside Inn and Suites

7000 Universal Blvd.
Orlando, FL 32819

Reservations
Room Reservations: (888) 273-1311

Phone: (407) 503-7000

Lost And Found
If you believe you lost your item inside one of our theme parks, click the link(s) listed below.
Universal's Islands of Adventure™: click here

Universal Studios Florida™: click here
Universal's Volcano Bay™: click here




Rooms & Suites at Surfside Inn and Suites



Standard Rooms

Bright, beachy, open and soothing, the extra affordable rooms invite the Florida sun in. Washed in the colors of nature, they evoke that coastal lifestyle that appeals to everyone.
STARTING FROM

$85 .00^
PER NIGHT, PLUS TAX, BASED ON A 4-NIGHT STAY
Terms And Conditions


2-Bedroom Suites

Families will feel like they’re at a beach retreat in these spacious, two-bedroom suites that sleep six. There is also a kitchenette area, a cool picnic table for meals and hanging out, and a bathroom with separate bath and vanity areas.
STARTING FROM

$131 .00^
PER NIGHT, PLUS TAX, BASED ON A 4-NIGHT STAY
Terms And Conditions




Parking And Transportation


Transportation
Value hotels offer complimentary shuttle bus transportation to the hub at Universal CityWalk for access to Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure theme parks. An additional dedicated bus route connects the Value hotels to Universal’s Volcano Bay water theme park.

Walt Disney World® Transportation^

Transportation to Walt Disney World® can be arranged through the Universal Orlando Vacation Planning Center (fees apply).

Airport Transportation
Shuttle service is available for hotel guests arriving at Orlando International Airport through Mears Transportation (fees apply). The departure point from the airport is at the ground transportation area on the lower level. From the hotels, it is at the porte cochère of each hotel. Guests booking vacation packages with Universal Parks & Resorts Vacations™ may inquire about adding round-trip shuttle transportation to their vacation package prior to arrival by calling 1-800-407-4275.

Rental Car Service
Car rental is available in the hotel lobby. To make a reservation††, call (407) 503-3156.

Overnight Guest Parking
Self parking, $14 plus tax per night, per vehicle.
Rates are subject to change without notice.
Day Guest Parking
0 - 5 minutes: Complimentary
5 minutes - 30 minutes: $8 plus tax, per vehicle
30 minutes or more: $45 plus tax per day, per vehicle
Rates subject to change without notice.

GUESTS WITH DISABILITIES


All hotels at Universal Orlando™ are compliant with ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) guidelines in specially equipped guest rooms, and restaurants are wheelchair accessible.

Sight And Hearing Impaired Features:
Hearing Impaired Kits (that include a TDD relay service) are available from the front desk for use in any guest room.



Experiencing the other Universal Orlando Hotels.




Guests of Universal’s Endless Summer Resort – Surfside Inn and Suites & Dockside Inn and Suites are encouraged to visit other hotels at Universal Orlando Resort to enjoy the sights and sounds, dine at select restaurants and attend special events.


Please be aware that guests staying at our Value hotels are not permitted to access the pools or use poolside amenities at the Prime Value, Preferred and Premier hotels.



HOTEL SERVICES


Extra Person Charge
  • An additional charge of $10 per extra adult applies for more than 2 adult guests per room.

Laundry includes a credit and coin-operated washer and dryers.
Enjoy complimentary*** WiFi in each room and most common areas of the hotel, or upgrade to Premium Plus^^^ WiFi for optimal entertainment and business needs.


HOTEL POLICIES


Age Requirements

You must be 21 years of age, and provide proper identification upon check-in, to book a room at any Universal Orlando™ hotel. There must be at least one person in the reserved room who is 21 years of age or older.



Modifying Your Reservation


Modifications to existing reservations are subject to availability at time of change. To retrieve your reservation, click here.



Pet Policy




Universal's Endless Summer Resort – Surfside Inn and Suites does not allow pets but if you want to bring your furry friend, Loews Portofino Bay Hotel, Hard Rock Hotel®, Loews Sapphire Falls Resort and Loews Royal Pacific Resort all allow pets for a fee of $100†††.



Smoking Policy



All of our hotels are 100% smoke free. Our non-smoking policy applies to all areas of the hotels, with the exception of designated outdoor smoking areas. The cleaning fee for smoking in guest rooms is $250.



Severe Weather Cancellation Policy

While an incredible vacation awaits at Universal Orlando Resort™, unfortunately we can't make guarantees about the weather, but your travel plans can still be stress-free. In the event that a hurricane or tropical storm warning is issued by the National Hurricane Center or a state of emergency is declared for the Orlando area or in your place of residence, within seven days of your arrival, you can contact our team in advance to reschedule or cancel your Universal Parks & Resorts Vacations Package, hotel room only accommodations and Universal Orlando theme park tickets booked directly with Universal Orlando, without any cancellation or change fees imposed. If you have purchased airline tickets as part of your Universal Parks and Resorts Vacations package, you may still be subject to cancellation and change fees assessed by those airlines.




If you have purchased Universal Orlando products and services through third-party suppliers, travel agents or tour operators please contact them directly for information regarding their cancellation or change policies and procedures. The policy does not apply to certain special events, dining experiences or group related bookings.

We want you to feel safe and will work with you directly to best accommodate your needs. If you have additional questions or need to change or cancel your travel plans, please contact a member of our Guest Contact Center team by calling



(877) 801-9720.




RESTAURANTS AND LOUNGES




Beach Break Cafe



Take your pick from a variety of stations serving breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks. There's sure to be something to satisfy every taste in your group.



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Sand Bar



You might spend a whole day in the relaxing surroundings of the hotel's pool. And why not, when all your frozen drinks, cocktails, beer and wine are right here?



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Starbucks



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



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Pizza Delivery



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






POOLS AND ACTIVITIES




Pool




Kick back in the surfboard-shaped pool and soak in the sunshine. It's the perfect place to relax and play for the whole family.






Poolside Activities



Stay by the water with poolside activities such as Ping-Pong, Connect Four, and more fun family activities. Check with the front desk to find out what’s going on during your stay*.






Fitness Center



Stay in your fit zone even on vacation. Hotel guests can enjoy the complimentary state-of-the-art fitness center.






Game Room



Head to the hotel's game room to test your skill on arcade and video games.






Universal Studios Store™



You’ll find towels, tees, toys, toiletries and more at the Universal Studios Store™ conveniently located in the hotel lobby.






Universal Vacation Planning Center



To help you keep the fun going in the parks, we've got Universal experts in the lobby ready to assist with all of your Universal vacation needs, from purchasing and retrieving tickets to planning your day.



BENEFITS




Early Park Admission* To The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™



Enjoy Early Park Admission* to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ and Universal's Volcano Bay™ one hour before the parks open (valid theme park admission required).






Fun, Free And Easy Transportation



Complimentary shuttle buses connect this Value hotel to Universal Studios Florida™, Universal's Islands of Adventure™, Universal's Volcano Bay™ and Universal CityWalk™. It’s just a quick hop between the parks and your hotel.






More Than Just A Room Key



Stay with us and get resort-wide charging privileges using your room key card. You can also use your key card for complimentary access† to select live entertainment venues at Universal CityWalk™ for the length of your stay.






Shopping Made Simple



Be carefree and carry-free when you shop at select stores in Universal’s theme parks and CityWalk™. We’ll deliver your purchases directly to your hotel, free of charge.







Although I have a few pictures of the new resort they are now around 7 weeks old, and they have moved along a bit since then...….so this is the latest image


***Picture courtesy of BIORECONSTRUCT***







This is the view of the new hotel from Royal Pacific Resort Club Lounge in September...….







As always comments and questions are welcome...…...



 
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schumigirl

It's a bit of a roodie doodie word for lady parts
Joined
May 15, 2007
Some new images as of March 2019


First two are taken from Club Lounge at RPR


































They are doing really well and ahead of schedule!!! Opening date has been moved up to June 27th!!
 
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  • 1911

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    I was checking availability and it looks like they are taking reservations for august 1st. I didn't try and book a room though...
     

    VacaPlanner2012

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    Aug 27, 2011
    Very interested - 3 queen beds for same price point as Sapphire Falls. Hmmm...does getting 6 in one room override the value of the boat transportation? Worth pondering
     

    schumigirl

    It's a bit of a roodie doodie word for lady parts
    Joined
    May 15, 2007
    I was checking availability and it looks like they are taking reservations for august 1st. I didn't try and book a room though...
    I have seen some Brits mentioned they had booked or were about to book.....I know they were spot on with dates with Aventura so hopefully this one will be the same and open as planed.
     

    schumigirl

    It's a bit of a roodie doodie word for lady parts
    Joined
    May 15, 2007
    Very interested - 3 queen beds for same price point as Sapphire Falls. Hmmm...does getting 6 in one room override the value of the boat transportation? Worth pondering
    It does look nice for larger families...…

    We saw some of the concept art and it does look lovely inside...….little bit prettier than Aventura turned out.....
     
  • schumigirl

    It's a bit of a roodie doodie word for lady parts
    Joined
    May 15, 2007
    Thank you! Have been waiting for a new thread for this :-) Staying here 14-28 August next year. Really pleased that we can walk to some offsite restaurants on I'Drive as we won't have a car.
    You`re welcome...…..:)

    There`s not much to say right now or add really, but we wanted to get it up and running as soon as possible.....folks are booking already and it`s always interesting to discuss rumours and possibilities as well as what updates they are making and folks opinions of them...……

    It is handy for many restaurants, and cabs will be convenient too with no car...….
     

    Disney Addicted

    DIS Veteran
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    Aug 29, 2011
    I have to say I'm torn between CBBR and Surfside Inn now. I have booked both until we make up our minds. The suite at Surfside Inn looks so much more appealing to me. Especially the number of beds! I love that hubby & I can be in the small room and each kid can have their own bed in the other room. The room decor is more appealing to me as well. The pools are more appealing at CBBR but I'm not sure how much time we would spend there as it is.

    What I have not been able to figure out so far is CAN we walk to the parks? CBBR has the pathway. When I check out google maps, I don't think we can, but then on other boards people seem to be saying it will be walkable - just a bit longer of walk.
     
  • VacaPlanner2012

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    Aug 27, 2011
    Based on the pics above and common sense (I think, lol), the I-trolley stop that was at Wet n Wild should be unaffected. So, for a few bucks a day, the eating options increase exponentially! Along with evening options since the park closing time(s) are often thought to be too early.

    Nearly free transportation to Sea World parks on I trolley (not sure how long it will take with all the stops along the way).
     

    schumigirl

    It's a bit of a roodie doodie word for lady parts
    Joined
    May 15, 2007
    I have to say I'm torn between CBBR and Surfside Inn now. I have booked both until we make up our minds. The suite at Surfside Inn looks so much more appealing to me. Especially the number of beds! I love that hubby & I can be in the small room and each kid can have their own bed in the other room. The room decor is more appealing to me as well. The pools are more appealing at CBBR but I'm not sure how much time we would spend there as it is.

    What I have not been able to figure out so far is CAN we walk to the parks? CBBR has the pathway. When I check out google maps, I don't think we can, but then on other boards people seem to be saying it will be walkable - just a bit longer of walk.
    It is walkable.........you have crossings on the main roads and sidewalks all the way along to where you can turn in to the car park area of the parks.....

    Whether you would want to walk is another story........you could do it in 20 minutes or so.....maybe longer with little kids, but there’s no shade whatsoever from the hotel till you reach the bus/car area........then the rest of the way into Citywalk and the parks.

    There will be a regular bus service to take you back and forward........I imagine it’ll be very reliable and regular.
     

    Monykalyn

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Jun 11, 2014
    I booked for September for hopeful return to HHN, so unless a better AP rate comes up somewhere else...
    Oh and my confirmation email said parking is $14/day.
     

    macraven

    Proud Redhead
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    Apr 21, 2003
    My impression is over night car parking will be $27 a night to hotel overnight parking aT $27 for the deluxe hotel I am booked at

    It will be cheaper for me to fly and not drive to the deluxe hotel

    If I stayed at the bargain hotel, it is cheaper for car parking
     

    schumigirl

    It's a bit of a roodie doodie word for lady parts
    Joined
    May 15, 2007
    I booked for September for hopeful return to HHN, so unless a better AP rate comes up somewhere else...
    Oh and my confirmation email said parking is $14/day.
    Yep, it’s showing $14 for overnight guests and $45 for day guests......

    I thought it would be $17 overnight.
     

    rebbyparker

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    Jan 16, 2013
    Good morning. This is probably a stupid question, but...We go to Universal in November coming from Michigan. I've always gotten an AP for the hotel discount (among other things). The families that go with us looked at this hotel, Endless Summer and really want to stay here this year. I priced out a week and the prices are actually very reasonable even without an AP. I'm assuming that it's the SMSM kicking in and I understand it's a Value Resort. But it just looks so nice! So my question is do I even need to get an AP this year? Any insight will be much appreciated.
     

    macraven

    Proud Redhead
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    Apr 21, 2003
    You posted you are going one week

    Compare what it would cost for 7 days of tickets vs the basic ap cost

    Go with what will be the better deal for you

    No idea at this point what ap room rates will be 11 months from now
     

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