Voted the “Best hotel to spot a celebrity” by a local magazine and one of the “Top 50 Best Family Resorts in the U.S. and Canada” by Travel + Leisure Family Magazine, Hard Rock Hotel Orlando is one of the area’s most complete resorts. It also boasts AAA Four Diamond Award each year since 2005.
Part of Universal Orlando Resort, the 650-room Hard Rock Hotel is on the doorstep of Universal Studios, Islands of Adventure and Universal CityWalk. Location! Location! Location!
With tiered accommodations from standard to extraordinary (for those visiting celebrities), the hotel is surprisingly affordable for most couples and families; always check the hotel website for special promotions.
Standard rooms have 2 queen beds and standard, garden or pool view, while deluxe rooms sleep 3-5 people and also have an adjoining study area. Luxury suites range from 650-1,625 sq. ft. One of the most popular is the Kid’s Suites (800 sq. ft.) that includes a king bed for adults and 2 twin beds for kids, along with an attached kid’s room with TV and child-sized table and chairs.
Amenities in all these rooms include entertainment center with a flat panel television; 2 telephones with 1 cordless phone, both with dual voice lines, data port, and voicemail; On Demand in-room movies (fees apply); mini refrigerator; video check-out; cable TV; in-room safe; Keurig Coffee Makers; free wireless internet access in most public areas; refreshment pantry; iron and ironing board; hair dryer and make-up mirror; separate bath room and vanity area, with two separate sinks.
Or step up to The Club Level Rooms on the exclusive 7th floor. With 375 sq. ft. and king bed or two queens, the upgraded amenities consist of evening turndown service, cotton signature bathrobes; and a large screen flat panel HDTVs. You also gain access to “Club 7,” a 1,500 sq. ft.- lounge open daily and serving continental breakfast, evening hors d’oeuvres and complimentary beer and wine in early evening.
The Hard Rock also is a pet-friendly hotel except on the Club Level. It charges pet owners a one-time cleaning fee of $25 per room, allows no more than 2 pets and requires a health certificate for each pet that must be obtained from a veterinarian within 10 days of the pet’s arrival. The certificate must be presented upon check-in.
Because of its location, Hard Rock Hotel dining options are outstanding. Inside the hotel is The Palm Restaurant, one of the country’s renowned steak and seafood eateries. The Kitchen (open for all 3 meals) is perhaps the best place to find a visiting rock star and you can order room service anytime. In addition, just a short walk away, are all the varied restaurants at CityWalk.
Entertainment is king at the Hard Rock. Choose from the Hard Rock Café, a headliner at The Hard Rock Live!, 3,000-person concert/party venue, or the themed nightclubs at nearby CityWalk. The Blue Man Group is just around the corner.