Universal Orlando is taking reservations for its new Aventura Hotel, which offers views of Islands of Adventure and its new Volcano Bay water park.
Although the hotel doesn’t open until August 1, 2018, Universal is enticing guests with prices as low as $97 a night, along with a $100 dining credit, if seven nights are booked. There’s a $50 dining credit available for stays of four to six nights. Prices start at $116 a night.
The theme park’s sixth on-site hotel will offer value-level prices, much like the Cabana Bay Beach Resort. The 16-story hotel is located between the Sapphire Falls and Cabana Bay resorts.
Aventura guests will get early park admission to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, but they won’t be on the water taxi line or get the Universal Express Unlimited access that is restricted to the resort’s original three hotels: the Portofino Bay, Hard Rock, and Royal Pacific. Bus transportation will be available to the parks or guests can walk on the resort walkway to CityWalk and the parks.
Aventura features a roof-top bar and 600 rooms with floor-to-ceiling windows, boosting Universal’s on-site rooms to 6,200. In comparison, Walt Disney World has more than 30,000 rooms on property.
NBCUniversal CEO Steve Burke has set of goal of offering 10,000-15,000 on-site hotel rooms at Universal Orlando. Another 4,000 rooms are planned for the former 64-acre Wet ‘n Wild site, which is across Interstate 4 from the theme park.