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Universal’s Endless Summer Resort - Dockside Inn and Suites

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7125 Universal Boulevard, Orlando, FL 32819
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless check-out
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It’s all good. Universal’s Endless Summer Resort – Dockside Inn and Suites lets you soak up the scenes of a serene escape and save with extra affordable rates — all in the middle of a Universal Orlando Resort vacation. This brand new Value hotel blends a cool serenity with all the fun and convenience of staying with Universal Orlando. Dockside Inn and Suites features standard rooms and spacious 2-bedroom suites that sleep up to six. Plus you’ll enjoy the benefits of being a Universal Orlando hotel guest. Breeze into one of the Universal parks an hour earlier than other guests with Early Park Admission*. Plus, it’s a quick hop from Universal’s hotels to the parks with free shuttles. *Requires theme park admission. Early Park Admission begins one (1) hour prior to regularly scheduled park opening to either Universal Studios Florida or Universal’s Islands of Adventure as determined by Universal Orlando, and Universal’s Volcano Bay. Valid at select attractions at each park. Attractions are subject to substitutions without notice. Additional restrictions may apply
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Property amenities
Paid private parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Free shuttle or taxi services
Business Centre with Internet Access
Baggage storage
Car park
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Shallow end in pool
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Kids' meals
Poolside bar
Shuttle bus service
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
ATM on site
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Safe
Telephone
Refrigerator
Cable / satellite TV
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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English, Spanish
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Elizabizzle wrote a review Yesterday
Wilmington, NC9 contributions10 helpful votes
Overall a good hotel for the price. Very minimalistic, no frills but it's a comfortable, clean space with a bonus extra room for parents if you have a family and need some separation. It is also very loud! The walls seem paper thin. If you have kids going to bed at a reasonable hour, bring a white noise machine or you WILL be woken up by families coming back late or getting up early. My main complaint is that I forgot a couple items in my room. Since we left a day early, I called housekeeping to retrieve my items, with exact instructions on where to find each. Since we hadn't checked out, the room had not been turned over yet (and it was only an hour after we left the property). According to housekeeping, the items weren't there (the absolutely were). I called the day after actual check out when I knew the room would have been cleaned, and they still claimed they didn't find anything. It's a minor thing but it's very annoying because I gladly would have paid to have my items sent back to me. Housekeeping clearly didn't look, didn't care, or just threw my things away. Moral of the story is DO NOT FORGET ANYTHING because last and found is an empty wasteland of nothing apparently.
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Date of stay: January 2022
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Room Tip: Ask for a pool view room to see Universal, ask for non-pool view for great sunset view.
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Kim B wrote a review 18 Jan
Chicago, Illinois2 contributions
We stayed 5 nights in a pool view room on the 12th floor. Other reviews mention the noise. We experienced noise from above and below us. There were people in the room next to us and we didn’t hear them. We texted the front desk at midnight and they sent someone up. The noise stopped for the night and returned bright and early at 6 AM, but we still got a little sleep. The hotel is clean. Every morning there is a crew in several areas of the hotel. We didn’t eat at the Pier 8 market until close to the end, but wish we had gone there sooner for breakfast. The game room is small and tightly packed. The pool was nice, though it was too cold for us to swim. The lifeguards were out there in all weather watching the pool regardless of whether anyone was in it. We were very uncomfortable with the number of people that the shuttle bus loaded on to the bus that transports guests between the parks and the resorts. We didn’t use it after our first day. There was no line and 4 empty buses, but they had the bus at capacity on our trip back to the resort. Every seat was full and standing handles were all in use. If you are staying for the shuttle, this may not be the best place.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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SusieFL wrote a review 18 Jan
Tampa, Florida2 contributions
I booked the two room suite at Dockside. Got to the front desk where they told us they downgraded us to one room with two beds. It was my husband, my son and two of his friends celebrating his 16th birthday. We had pre-paid for the two room suite on Priceline. They didn’t even contact us to tell us we were downgraded. We would’ve gone to a different hotel. The front desk manager was firm and unapologetic. They had overbooked…gave our room to someone else. The rooms don’t even have carpeted floors. No one could sleep on the floor. And they don’t allow rollaway beds. The front office manager said we would receive 50% off our bill through priceline. We have seen nothing. Needless to say, we won’t book there again. This stay was in December.
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Date of stay: December 2021
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MsGonzales1018 wrote a review 18 Jan
Las Vegas, Nevada4 contributions1 helpful vote
First time at universal with my hubby and our teenagers. (M17/F17) The 2 bedroom suite was great. It fit us 4 comfortably. A little more closet space for kids area would have been great, but it was fine. The location of hotel was good and access to the parks via the universal buses was so easy and stress free. My only down was the Starbucks on premises closing so early BUT hey, there was a Starbucks IN THE LOBBY!!! Overall a great stay and we are already planning on coming back this year. We will be staying at Dockside for sure!
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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D Walter wrote a review 18 Jan
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We had a 2 bedroom suite which was perfect for our long weekend visit. The room sleeps 6, but we only had a travel party of 4. The room was clean, spacious, and we especially liked the picnic table in the room to gather around, throw our park bag on, and eat at. I never heard my hotel room neighbors (and we visited during a busy holiday weekend). Room service was wonderful and we love the service where you can text the front desk with any questions or requests. Buses to the parks ran frequently and we never waited more than 5 minutes for a ride to/from the parks. We were within walking distance to a Walgreens and some restaurants so while we never left the hotel or parks, it felt nice to be in a location near places that sold especial items. The gift shop was really nice in the hotel. Staff there were amazing. The restaurant in the hotel is cafeteria style and had a large selection of your basic salads, sandwiches, burgers, chicken, and pizza. We noticed some vegan/vegetarian offerings and lots of healthy options like yogurts, plant based items, and salads. It was good. The basic cheese pizza was AMAZING. The hotel has nice amenities. Great pool and kids game arcade. Whenever our kids got tired in the park, we just took a quick bus ride back to the hotel (less than 5 minutes from the parks to the hotel!) and would nap, go to the pool, grab sodas from the cafeteria, and lounge. On our second night at 2am an alarm over an intercom system went off instructing us essentially that an alarm has been triggered and we were to await further instructions. It was loud and kept going for 5 minutes. I honestly had never had heard this kind of alarm before so we quickly got our kids up, had them go to the bathroom and get dressed as we waited for more instructions. Guys…This alarm was amazing. In this day and age my mind went to “Is this a fire? An attack? I need to be alert and listen for instructors for if we need to stay in place and barricade or evacuate to the fire exits.” After 5 minutes the alarm went off and we received the all clear to go back to bed. I used the texting service to double check that we were ok to go back to bed and we were informed that a fire alarm had been triggered and maintenance and security confirmed that there was no Fire. I LOVE this feature. Clear communication from staff in the alarm and in the texting service afterwards. I truly feel safer taking my family back to Universal hotels after this experience. Every staff member we ran into was amazing, kind, gracious, and professional. The staff are clearly well trained and managed. They all genuinely wanted to make us feel comfortable. The public bathrooms and common areas were CONSTANTLY being cleaned which is nice. We’re 2 years into COVID and I’ve recently stayed at hotels where the cleaning and sanitation has slacked. Dockside still is regularly sanitizing everywhere. This is our first Universal hotel stay and it certainly won’t be our last. A solid 10/10 for a clean, safe, comfortable, and relaxing Value hotel.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Frequently Asked Questions about Universal’s Endless Summer Resort – Dockside Inn and Suites
Which popular attractions are close to Universal’s Endless Summer Resort – Dockside Inn and Suites?
Nearby attractions include Fun Spot America (1.0 km), The Bureau (1.0 km), and Congo River Golf (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Universal’s Endless Summer Resort – Dockside Inn and Suites?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Universal’s Endless Summer Resort – Dockside Inn and Suites?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Universal’s Endless Summer Resort – Dockside Inn and Suites?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Universal’s Endless Summer Resort – Dockside Inn and Suites?
Yes, a parking garage, paid private parking on-site, and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Universal’s Endless Summer Resort – Dockside Inn and Suites?
Conveniently located restaurants include Strong Water Tavern, The Mexican Camel, and Nile Ethiopian.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Universal’s Endless Summer Resort – Dockside Inn and Suites?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and locker rooms available in the fitness centre during their stay.
Does Universal’s Endless Summer Resort – Dockside Inn and Suites have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Universal’s Endless Summer Resort – Dockside Inn and Suites offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Universal’s Endless Summer Resort – Dockside Inn and Suites?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Universal’s Endless Summer Resort – Dockside Inn and Suites?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Universal’s Endless Summer Resort – Dockside Inn and Suites?
Many travellers enjoy visiting City Hall (11.8 km) and Jack Kerouac House (13.5 km).