We just got back from a super fun long weekend in Orlando. We stayed at the brand new Universal property Cabana Bay Beach Resort. Let me start by saying, that we all agreed this is our very favorite Orlando hotel, and you all know that we’ve stayed at dozens of resorts in Orlando. The retro theming throughout the hotel had me swooning the entire time! Vo5 toiletries, mid century furniture, and oh the vintage fonts!
The kids loved the two pools. The pool off the main lobby had an awesome slide, beach area, and bar. On one afternoon, a cupcake food truck was in this area, and I had the tastiest tiramisu cupcake. The other pool area was right near the Continental building where we stayed, and there was a lazy river complete with waterfalls! How awesome is that? They show movies on a big screen at night in both pool areas, and there are fire pits in both areas, too.
We had one meal at the resorts food court area, and it was delicious and surprisingly affordable. The girls enjoyed a slurpee there one afternoon, complete with a retro ICEE cup. There is also a Starbucks on property, which made me very happy. It too had great retro features. Upstairs from the lobby was a bowling alley, and a place for late night eats. Again, how awesome is that?!
We took a free shuttle from the resort over to Universal Citywalk, and I was impressed at how efficient and quick the experience was. It would be very easy to get to the Universal Parks from this resort.
The rooms were very well appointed with a table and chairs, small fridge, flat screen t.v., comfy beds & pillows, an in room safe, and beautiful terrazzo floors in the bathroom.
I really can’t say enough great things about this resort. We are already planning our next trip back!
*I also posted several photos from our visit to my Instagram account. You can check them out @modernmommyblog.