If you are doing Disney & Universal & other Orlando attractions ... or tagging a few days of resort time before or after cruise looking for a good value .... the new Universal Hotel Endless Summer will be opening the first section Surfside Inn & Suites in August 2019, followed by the Dockside Inn & Suites in 2020. I priced a room for Sept 2019 compared with a room for same dates at POP Century in 2018. The Universal hotel is coming in much lower by $43 per night, putting POP at 50% more than Surfside. And there are dates that Surfside was even lower (rates start at $73). There is NO comparison in the rooms and you can even get a suite for less than a POP room... Step Into The Surf Lifestyle Opening Summer 2019 This brand new hotel introduces extra affordability to your Universal vacation, 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™ vacation. 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.