Everything You Need to Know about Universal’s Endless Summer Resort – Surfside Inn and Suites

June 27, 2019

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When I brought my 1-year-old son to take a look around where daddy works, he ran to our amazing wall of windows in the lobby so he could look out and see our surfboard-shaped pool. In the hotel business, we pay a lot of attention to moments like this. It’s what we call “sense of arrival” but as a dad, I know the smile on his face meant pure joy and excitement.

That’s what awaits every guest at our all-new extra-affordable hotel, Universal’s Endless Summer ResortSurfside Inn and Suites – the first Value category hotel here at Universal Orlando Resort.

This beachy, coastal hotel perfectly captures the laid-back tranquil feel of being in the ocean. The best part –– you’re minutes away from your favorite Universal Orlando theme parks. This hotel was designed by the minds that brought you everything you love about our theme parks, giving you an immersive experience only available at our destination.

Your kids, like my little guy, will love the surfer vibe and you’ll love the affordable 2-Bedroom Suites that give everyone enough room to spread out. At Surfside Inn and Suites, you can have the hotel you want at the price you’ve been looking for – a value that just cannot be beat in Orlando. You’ll have a complete Universal Orlando vacation experience, which even includes exclusive theme park benefits. That sounds pretty gnarly to me.

Here’s everything you need to know about the new hotel.


This hotel wouldn’t be a Universal Orlando hotel without some incredible benefits. Here’s a list of some of the many benefits that come with staying at Surfside Inn and Suites.

  • One of the best benefits is Early Park Admission to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and Universal Volcano Bay, one hour before the theme parks open. This means you are first to your favorite rides. (Valid theme park admission required. Select attractions.) 
  • Complimentary transportation to all Universal Orlando theme parks and Universal’s CityWalk makes getting around the resort fast and easy. The ride is less than five minutes, so you’re not wasting any time getting to the action.
  • Forget carrying your wallet around, with Resort-wide charging privileges, your room key card is your main form of payment.
  • Complimentary delivery of merchandise purchased at your favorite stores throughout the resort to your hotel so you don’t need to carry your bags around while you’re screaming on your favorite rides.
  • Your room key gives you complimentary club-to-club access to select Universal CityWalk venues as long as you are a guest. Just show your room key to get into the clubs.


The incredible immersive experience of Universal Orlando doesn’t end when you leave the parks – it continues back at your hotel as you step into your room. You’ll feel like you’re stepping into a beach paradise that any surfer would love. Every room is the perfect way to start and end an action-packed day in the parks.


Bright, open and soothing, the extra-affordable rooms invite the Florida sun in. Washed in the colors of the sea, they evoke that ocean lifestyle, appealing to everyone.


In addition to standard rooms, more than half the rooms at Surfside Inn and Suites will be spacious 2-Bedroom Suites – making it the perfect spot for families.  Our suites can accommodate up to six, which means you won’t have to worry about spending extra money on connecting rooms because everyone can fit into one room, with plenty of space for everyone. These suites feature three queen beds, two TVs, a kitchenette with a sink, picnic table, large mini-fridge, coffee maker, microwave and free WiFi. I’m ready to move in right now!


Beach Break Cafe   

At Beach Break Cafe, the casual dining food court at Surfside Inn and Suites, you’ll be able to take a break from your adventures in the parks and dig into some dishes that were inspired by food trucks, local joints and backyard barbeques.

Beach Break Cafe will be open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and will feature fresh and flavorful meals, with most priced under $12. From breakfast pizzas to comfort food and power bowls, Beach Break Cafe offers something for everyone in a care-free, cool and relaxed setting. Check out some of the food and drinks you’ll be able to try here.

Sand Bar

Throw on your swimsuit and head to Sand Bar, the laid-back pool bar. Sand Bar will be the perfect place to be while you’re soaking up the sun. The bar will be open in the early afternoon until late evening offering delicious drinks to keep you refreshed. I can’t wait to try the Tidal Wave. It’s made with Endless Summer Rum, Learn more about the drinks here.

Must be 21 years and older with valid identification to purchase or drink alcoholic beverages.


You’ll find a Starbucks in the lobby, offering coffee, tea and fresh food items. It’s a great spot to grab a quick latte before taking the free shuttle to the parks.

Pizza Delivery 

In need of a quick lunch or dinner? At Surfside Inn and Suites you can have pizza delivered right to your room. That’s right! If you want a late night bite or just want to chill at your picnic table, this is a great option for you.


At the heart of Surfside Inn and Suites is the pool. The coolest part about the pool is the fact that it’s shaped like a surfboard with the tail end of the pool serving as a zero entry access point. The pool has plenty of seating for you to kick back and relax including a bench that wraps around the inside of the pool so you can sit along the edge and soak in the Florida sun while enjoying the beautiful lake views.

Here are some additional amenities you can enjoy during your stay at Surfside Inn and Suites:

  • Universal Studios Store – You’ll find everything from everyday needs to Universal Orlando merchandise you might have missed during your time in the parks.
  • Universal Orlando Vacation Planning Center- skip the front gate ticket windows –– this ticket desk and kiosk makes your Universal Orlando vacation even easier. Just head to the lobby to get information, buy or pick up tickets to Universal theme parks and even other area attractions. You even have the option to reserve cabanas for Volcano Bay. This desk is truly a vacation-saver.
  • Fitness Center – Fitness center is free to guests and offers showers, lockers and changing rooms.
  • Car Rental Desk
  • Game Room
  • Self-service guest laundry

When you’re visiting Universal Orlando with your family, you need a hotel that emphasizes comfort and cost, which is exactly what you’ll get at Surfside Inn and Suites.

I’m so excited to finally say this officially – Surf’s up here at  Universal’s Endless Summer Resort – Surfside Inn and Suites!

When will you be checking in with us? Let us know in the comments.

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  • Reply Paul Tully June 27, 2019 at 10:16 am

    Visiting from 9 Sept for 3 nights with my partner. Looking forward to a fantastic stay…

    Working in the tourism industry, I’m looking forward to checking out the standard of the hotel, rooms and food offerings (fingers crossed for good Vegan selections).

  • Reply Ann June 27, 2019 at 11:30 am

    Checking in July 12 and staying 5 nights – can’t wait!

    • Reply Social Media Team June 27, 2019 at 11:35 am

      Hello Ann, we look forward to your visit!

    • Reply John Credelle July 30, 2020 at 5:34 pm

      Checking In Aug 26 with my kids and grandkids.. This will truly be an epic Vacation with annual passes for all three parks and so much more. See you then. I’ll be the grandpa with the biggest smile ever…

  • Reply Christa June 27, 2019 at 1:46 pm

    Checking in on August 17!

  • Reply SUKVEER singh June 27, 2019 at 1:59 pm

    When is it opening

    • Reply Social Media Team June 27, 2019 at 3:00 pm

      It is now open!

  • Reply Joe June 27, 2019 at 2:49 pm

    When do you start taking booking for sep 2021?

    • Reply Social Media Team June 27, 2019 at 2:58 pm

      Hi Joe! Keep an eye on our website to see more booking dates to be released in the future.

  • Reply Emma H June 27, 2019 at 3:07 pm

    We will be staying here for 3 weeks for our honeymoon in just over 2 months and so excited, the resort looks amazing

  • Reply Lisa June 27, 2019 at 6:03 pm

    The hotel will be able to offer customer outside car rental options ? That is fantastic , please share a bit more info, will there be more then one rental company to choose from or is there a preferred company Universal will be going with. Will there be any discount for hotel desk and do the other universal hotels offer this service as well. My family will be taking our summer trip soon and will be staying at least a week and are considering the new hotel the prices are great making the Surf Side In a very affordable option.

    • Reply Social Media Team June 27, 2019 at 6:19 pm

      Hi Lisa! I encourage you to contact (407) 503-3156 for more information about renting a car at the resort. We can’t wait to see you!

  • Reply Donna June 27, 2019 at 9:14 pm

    Staying for 5 nights in December. It looks awesome. Can’t wait to get there!

  • Reply May June 27, 2019 at 11:07 pm

    Staying in 2 weeks. Can u visit other resorts as a guest here?

    • Reply Social Media Team June 27, 2019 at 11:15 pm

      Hello May, 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.

  • Reply Kim Elder June 28, 2019 at 12:54 am

    Checking in on July 3rd. Celebrating our 5th wedding anniversary! This will be our 4th anniversary in a row spent with Universal! Can’t wait to see the new hotel!

  • Reply Social Media Team June 28, 2019 at 11:11 am

    We do not offer any type of complimentary breakfast options at our Universal hotels right now.

  • Reply Brooke Thomas June 28, 2019 at 11:49 am

    Staying July 3 – July 7
    Can’t wait!

  • Reply Social Media Team June 28, 2019 at 4:34 pm

    Hello Brooke!
    Here is a link for you to view all of the in-room amenities available during your stay at Endless Summer Resort – Surfside Inn and Suites. Have a great stay!

  • Reply Tom June 29, 2019 at 7:13 pm

    Can’t wait! Will be there Aug. 3

    • Reply Social Media Team June 29, 2019 at 7:20 pm

      See you soon, Tom!

  • Reply Social Media Team July 1, 2019 at 7:16 am

    Hi Mark!

    We do have parking available. Please visit our website for more information.

  • Reply ROSA DE LEON July 1, 2019 at 2:04 pm

    We will be checking in on July 14th. Im so excited!

    • Reply Social Media Team July 1, 2019 at 2:22 pm

      Hi Rosa, we look forward to welcoming you to our resort. See you soon!!

  • Reply Social Media Team July 1, 2019 at 2:19 pm

    Hi Rosa, we look forward to welcoming you to our resort. See you soon!

  • Reply Charlie July 1, 2019 at 3:46 pm

    Can you give me some prices for 6 people in April 2020 please…. flying from Manchester. Thanks!

  • Reply Social Media Team July 1, 2019 at 4:46 pm

    Hello Charlie, you can find more information about vacation packages here:

  • Reply John July 1, 2019 at 6:18 pm

    I will be staying in the hotel for 2 weeks from 21st September 2019, i have a rental car, is there parking?

  • Reply Social Media Team July 1, 2019 at 7:01 pm

    Hello, Guests staying overnight at Universal’s Endless Summer Resort – Surfside Inn and Suites would have to pay $14* plus tax per night, per vehicle. Please keep in mind this is subject to change.

  • Reply Shavonne grayson July 1, 2019 at 7:47 pm

    I am bringing my son on JULY 4th it’s his 9th birthday on the 4th!!!! I can’t wait

    • Reply Social Media Team July 1, 2019 at 7:56 pm

      So excited! Have a great time 😊

  • Reply Amanda July 2, 2019 at 3:08 am

    1st time visit to Orlando and staying at endless summer, what crockery and utensils does the kitchenette have, also is there a kettle?

    • Reply Social Media Team July 2, 2019 at 8:06 am

      Hello Amanda, we are honored that you chose our resort on this trip to Orlando! Please feel free to reach out to our Hotel Team directly at 407-503-7000 for more detailed information about our available in-room kitchen supplies.

  • Reply Christine July 2, 2019 at 3:16 am

    Already booked our vacation for September. Surfside looks fab….can’t wait.

    • Reply Social Media Team July 2, 2019 at 7:23 am

      Surf. Sand. Endless Summer! We can’t wait to welcome you to our resort.

  • Reply Paul short July 2, 2019 at 4:08 am

    We have booked into this great looking hotel for 14 nights with my family of seven.

    Been to Florida three times now but this time looks like it,s going to be special.

    • Reply Social Media Team July 2, 2019 at 7:51 am

      We hope your family will love the surfer vibe! We look forward to your arrival.

  • Reply Patrick July 2, 2019 at 6:28 am

    Staying for 2 weeks starting 26 August 19.
    Does annual pass holders avail of any discount on food & beverages?
    Furthermore is there any accommodation on ground floor level like Cabana Bay?
    Thank you and looking forward to another stay in Universal!!!

    • Reply Social Media Team July 2, 2019 at 7:46 am

      Hello Patrick, we look forward to welcoming you to our resort. Please feel free to contact our Resort Hotels Team directly at (888) 273-1311 for specific accommodation information, and any available Annual Pass discounted pricing.

  • Reply John Rowe July 2, 2019 at 8:40 am

    Our family of six will be staying with you the end of July. Is there special pricing for theme park tickets for those staying at the Universal Hotels?

    • Reply Social Media Team July 2, 2019 at 11:41 am

      Hi John! We recommend contacting our ticketing center for assistance: 407-224-7840.

  • Reply Keeta July 2, 2019 at 11:21 am

    Booked for 5days in Sept. Sooo excited, it’s my 13yr old and also my, first real vacation since we loss his father and brother 6yrs ago. His father always told him how much fun universal was and we would go one day. After saving for years I can finally make this happen for him. For us, this really is a trip of a lifetime. We are SOOO excited.

    • Reply Social Media Team July 2, 2019 at 11:29 am

      Can’t wait to see you in the parks!

  • Reply LISA BENNETT July 2, 2019 at 11:52 am

    My friend and I will be checking in sept 1st! So excited ! Hopefully most of the littles will be back in school!

    • Reply Social Media Team July 2, 2019 at 12:06 pm

      Hi Lisa, we look forward to welcoming you to our resort!

  • Reply Jayme July 2, 2019 at 1:32 pm

    Does this resort have movies by the pool each night?

    • Reply Social Media Team July 2, 2019 at 1:55 pm

      Hi Jayme! It does not at this time.

  • Reply Maggie July 2, 2019 at 2:45 pm

    We took in a 13 yr old in August ’18 who LOVES Harry Potter. I had intended to take her to Universal before the upcoming school year begins by have just bee diagnosed with cancer. I’m looking at a February visit (after my treatments), what’s the temp in Fla during February? Is it warm enough to use the outside pools? I want her to get the “whole experience” during our stay… any advice or assistance would be greatly appreciated.
    Thank you!

    • Reply Social Media Team July 2, 2019 at 3:05 pm

      Hi Maggie. We cannot wait for you to get here and enjoy the park with all your family! We recommend keeping an eye on weather reports leading up to your trip since the weather in Florida can be very unpredictable. See you in the park soon!

  • Reply Stacie July 2, 2019 at 4:01 pm

    Family of 5 visiting August 1-8, 2019.

  • Reply Phish July 2, 2019 at 5:42 pm

    Checking in on Monday July 8th for 5 nights. Our family can’t wait! The kids are so excited!

    • Reply Social Media Team July 2, 2019 at 5:49 pm

      Hi! We will see you then!

  • Reply Terri July 2, 2019 at 10:12 pm

    Will be there August 11-15. So excited to be staying on Universal property for the first time! Can’t wait!

  • Reply Veronica Perdomo July 3, 2019 at 12:54 am

    My family and I are hoping to be there in October!

  • Reply Joanne July 3, 2019 at 4:56 pm

    With all to offer is it fair to assume pets are not welcome?

    • Reply Social Media Team July 3, 2019 at 5:05 pm

      Hi Joanne, pets are not allowed at this resort; our pet-friendly resorts are Loews Portofino Bay Hotel, Hard Rock Hotel, Loews Royal Pacific Resort and Loews Sapphire Falls Resort.

  • Reply Beverly July 4, 2019 at 1:08 pm

    Checking in on July 19th for three nights. A Florida resident and love Universal. So excited to be bringing my niece from Kansas. This is what she wanted for her 16th birthday.

    • Reply Social Media Team July 4, 2019 at 2:13 pm

      This is so exciting! We look forward to welcoming you to our resort.

  • Reply J.J. July 4, 2019 at 8:49 pm

    I purchased my vacation package a few months ago, and recently I explored other options, as the first hotel selected didn’t have continuous transportarion to the parks. I called to ask if there was a chance to change hotel, and asked for Endless Summer Resort. After the change was confirmed, I learned the hotel was opening on June 27…Excellent deal!!! Can’t wait to be there the 28th of July!

    • Reply Social Media Team July 4, 2019 at 9:12 pm

      Hi J.J.! We can’t wait to see you soon!

  • Reply Sue July 5, 2019 at 6:18 pm

    We are coming in December for 5 nights. We decided to stay here rather than at Disney due to this being a new hotel and we want to see all the Harry Potter attractions. The rooms look great and I’m saying that as someone who normally books suites or has to get adjoining rooms (we are still getting 2 rooms, but here it’s much less expensive, nicer and roomier!). Anyway …. just curious if there is shuttle transportation to the airport or do you recommend ride sharing services/taxis? Also, we will be there for New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. I don’t see anything special posted at the hotel or the Universal parks for those days but I’m assuming there will be some activities geared around New Year’s for kids (age range 17 to 8)?

    • Reply Social Media Team July 5, 2019 at 6:56 pm

      Hello Sue! I am excited to hear you will be visiting us soon! I encourage you to contact our Universal Parks and Resorts Vacation department at (800) 711-0080 for more information about transportation.

  • Reply Beverly July 7, 2019 at 8:20 am

    Was supposed to be there yesterday, flights cancelled due to weather. Be there in the morning July 8th fingers crossed

    • Reply Social Media Team July 7, 2019 at 8:35 am

      We hope to see you soon, Beverly!

  • Reply Des cherry July 9, 2019 at 4:07 am

    we are visiting here on the 7th of August for the first time in Orlando or America , i would like to know who i can reach out too about asking for a high floor please, preferred floor 8 or above would be nice. thanxs in advance.

  • Reply Abdon July 9, 2019 at 12:18 pm

    Checking in on July 25 for 5 days! Can’t wait!

    • Reply Social Media Team July 9, 2019 at 12:24 pm

      Woohoo! See you soon!

  • Reply Martin DG July 11, 2019 at 9:14 am

    I have a reservation for 5 days in August – really excited.
    I was planning on bringing my own coffee and I have a question regarding the coffee maker in the two bedroom unit:
    Is it a basket filter type, pods or cup?

    Thank you.

    • Reply Social Media Team July 11, 2019 at 9:36 am

      Hello Martin, the two bedroom unit offers a basket filter type coffee maker for a single serve cup of coffee!

  • Reply Pearl July 11, 2019 at 9:33 am

    Thank you for offering military family rates! We will be traveling from Texas later this month and my teenagers are so excited!! Do you have any military tickets to Volcano Bay without blackout dates though?

    • Reply Social Media Team July 11, 2019 at 10:31 am

      Hello Pearl! I encourage you to contact our Online Ticket Store for any questions about tickets to Volcano Bay. You can call this number: 407-224-7840.

  • Reply Michael July 13, 2019 at 2:20 pm

    Question – looking at a later flight on check-out day. Is there an option to check out in the morning but leave our luggage stored at the hotel while we go back to the theme parks for a few hours before it’s time to go to the airport?

    • Reply Social Media Team July 13, 2019 at 2:34 pm

      Hi Michael! Yes, you can store your luggage temporarily at the resort.

  • Reply jennifer rodriguez July 14, 2019 at 8:10 am

    Checking in July 15 can’t wait my family is very excited

    • Reply Social Media Team July 14, 2019 at 8:52 am

      See you soon, Jennifer!

  • Reply Theresa Montreal July 15, 2019 at 10:50 pm

    I am a smoker. Is there smoking areas at resort and in park. Checking in on the 21st

  • Reply Social Media Team July 15, 2019 at 11:36 pm

    Hello Theresa. For your convenience, there are currently 12 smoking areas at Universal’s Islands of Adventure and 7 at Universal Studios. All other areas outside of these are smoke free. Also, The Universal Orlando Resort Hotels are smoke-free with the exception of designated outdoor areas.

  • Reply Leilani July 19, 2019 at 7:24 am

    Will be there the end of January 2020, first timer, too excited! Question: is there free shuttle from the airport?

    • Reply Social Media Team July 19, 2019 at 7:51 am

      Hi Leilani! We do have a shuttle if you book a Vacation Package. Be sure to book the shuttle with a Team Member before you arrive if you have a Vacation Package. We can’t wait to see you in the park!

  • Reply Kortney July 21, 2019 at 4:42 pm

    Is there a microwave available for those who are not in a suite ? Perhaps in the lobby? We love popcorn for a late night snack. Thank you !

    • Reply Social Media Team July 21, 2019 at 5:30 pm

      Hi Kortney. Microwaves are available in the 2-Bedroom Suites, which can be requested when booking. Feel free to reach out to Endless Summer Resort – Surfside Inn and Suites at (407) 503-7000

  • Reply Kortney July 21, 2019 at 5:14 pm

    Trying to find more information on the refillable cups where can I find that information?

    • Reply Social Media Team July 21, 2019 at 5:42 pm

      You can find more information about the refillable cups at the Beach Break Cafe in the resort.

  • Reply Beth July 21, 2019 at 8:26 pm

    Staying here on July 26th thru 28th with my son and his girlfriend and then I will be back for 4 days on Aug 12 th thru 16th. And we can’t wait to see this hotel 😊

    • Reply Social Media Team July 21, 2019 at 8:30 pm

      Hi Beth!

      Thanks for sharing! We will look forward to your visit.

  • Reply Peachy July 22, 2019 at 8:22 pm

    Coming early September, but I can’t seem to find how late the buses run from City Walk back to Endless Summer (so I can make sure I can get back to the resort)! Thanks so much

    • Reply Social Media Team July 22, 2019 at 9:11 pm

      Hello! You can always contact our Guest Services Department or Endless Summer Resort’s front desk for the schedule for the day! See you soon.

  • Reply C.L July 27, 2019 at 12:02 pm

    Hi, me and my family of five from the UK are very much looking forward to staying with you this summer break!!!, But we were wondering is the breakfast you offer at the hotel something you would order of a menu or is it a buffet- type layout and is it all charged straight to our room key.

    Thankyou 🙂

    • Reply Social Media Team July 27, 2019 at 12:07 pm

      Hello! Breakfast is available at Beach Break Cafe each morning. You can find the menu on our website:

  • Reply Vanessa Laplant August 28, 2019 at 1:57 pm

    booked for 10 days this Nov. So excited can hardly wait!!!!!

    • Reply Social Media Team August 28, 2019 at 2:06 pm

      We can’t wait for you to get here!

  • Reply Altu Collingwood September 9, 2019 at 2:46 pm

    Coming back to Orlando on the 20th of October to get married with my fiancée on the 29th, we stayed at the Cabana Bay last year and saw the Endless Summer being built and so we are very excited to see it and for us and our guests to call this place home for two weeks. It’s going to be a special time for us and so we are delighted to be coming to what looks like an incredible resort. Can’t wait!!!

  • Reply julie paul September 15, 2019 at 4:25 pm

    why can’t you show pictures of the unit – I am most interested in the bathroom – is it all one – split – ridiculous no pictures.

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  • Reply David Byrd June 9, 2020 at 8:57 am

    Bringing our family of seven June 15, 2020! Very excited. Looking to get out and have lots of fun!

  • Reply Terri September 16, 2020 at 11:46 am

    What is the best way to get from each airport to the hotel?

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