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Universal's Sleek & Stylish Aventura Hotel Is Value at Its Best

by Mommy Frog on February 22, 2024 876 Orlando

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When families called for sleek, stylish and modern accommodations at an affordable price, Universal Orlando Resort answered. The second Prime Value resort on property, Universal Aventura Hotel is the ultimate chill zone, hangout and getaway. A vibrant, free-flowing and calming refuge in the center of Universal's three thrilling parks, this hotel with its curvilinear, glass-covered design wouldn't feel out of place among the luxury skyscrapers of South Beach. Keep reading to find out all you need to know about this quality-conscious, ultra-convenient standout hotel.

Aventura Hotel - Exterior

Overview of Aventura Hotel

Boasting Latin American-modern inspiration, Universal's Aventura Hotel is akin to something you might see along the waterfronts of Miami. The all-glass exterior of this towering 17-story hotel gleams from top to bottom and helps to provide the absolute best views on Universal property. Technologically sophisticated, aesthetically pleasing and budget-friendly, Aventura Hotel is a modern marvel that features 600 guest rooms and the resort's first-ever-virtual reality game room ... not to mention a picture-perfect rooftop bar that must be seen to be believed and a futuristic housekeeping robot!

Aventura Hotel - Lobby

As with all of Universal's hotels, Aventura offers exclusive theme park benefits that make staying on-site a terrific value for guests, such as free transportation to the parks and Universal CityWalk, resort-wide charging privileges and complimentary delivery of merchandise purchased throughout the resort. Best of all, all Universal hotel guests are granted Early Park Admission to Universal Studios Florida AND/OR Universal Islands of Adventure up to one hour before they open and Universal Volcano Bay up to 30 minutes before it opens, so you can get a head start on all the frogciting fun!

Universal's Aventura Hotel Rooms

Aventura Hotel - Room

Aventura offers five room types — Standard, Skyline View, Deluxe, Kids Suites and Skyline View Kids Suites. Standard and Deluxe rooms offer the option of one king or two queen beds. The Standard King and Deluxe King rooms also have pull-out sofas. All the rooms boast warm-hued, wood flooring, sleek, modern fixtures and a muted palette — but the prime focus is on the views! Every room features wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling windows, but the Skyline View rooms on the top 10 floors take the cake when it comes to picturesque vistas.

Every room also comes with a tablet device that controls the temperature and television, turns lights on and off and allows guests to order room service, request housekeeping and chat with the front desk. Plus, you can use the device to access popular streaming services or cast to your TV. There are also ample outlets — so none of the tadpoles will be fighting over whose turn it is to charge first — plus, built-in desks that can also serve as eating spaces.

Aventura Hotel - Bathroom

Most of the Standard, Deluxe and Skyline View rooms feature walk-in showers, so if you'd like a room with a tub, you'll need to make a specific request when booking. Standard, Deluxe and Skyline View rooms also feature single vanities. Families with teens or planning longer stays should consider upgrading to Kids Suites, which feature bathtubs, separate walk-in showers and a double vanity (though shared in one bathroom). The suites also feature partitioned rooms — so that parents and kids get their own space — and an additional "rec" room with a small pull-out sofa and television. The only difference between the Kids Suites and the Skyline Kids Suites are the floors they're on — it's up to you whether the view is worth the upgrade!

Transportation at Aventura Hotel

While Aventura Hotel offers free shuttle bus transportation to the parks, it's close enough to Loews Sapphire Falls Resort that Aventura guests can easily walk there to catch the water taxi (although shuttle and water taxi transportation times are about the same). It's also just a few minutes' walk to Volcano Bay. Head out the gate by the pool, and you'll be on your way!

If you're bringing a car, overnight guest self-parking is $21 plus tax, per vehicle. If you're just visiting for a few hours, day guest self-parking is $48 plus tax, per vehicle. Aventura shares a parking garage with the neighboring hotel Sapphire Falls.

Amenities, Recreation and Shopping at Aventura Hotel

Aventura Hotel - Pool

Aventura's zero-entry pool is on the ground floor and wraps around the pool bar. Surrounding it is a fire pit, ample lounging space, a hot tub and a splash pad for the tadpoles. While there's no pool slide, as an on-site hotel guest, you have the option of hopping to other Universal hotel pools (with the exception of Universal Endless Summer Resort hotels). Sapphire Falls is the closest and easiest to get to, but Universal Cabana Bay Beach Resort is also right across the street — and it offers two pools, a slide, a splash pad and a lazy river.

Aventura Hotel - Fitness Center

There is also a complimentary state-of-the-art fitness center AND a virtual reality game room with motion tracking controllers! (How cool is that?!?) Hop inside and test your skills at popular VR games, such as Fruit Ninja, Merry Snowballs or Space Pirate Trainer. Games can change, so be sure to stop by and see what's new! Lastly, like every hotel on property, there's a Universal Studios Store located in the lobby where you'll find towels, T-shirts, toys, toiletries and more.

Momma and Poppa frogs looking for a night out can use the kids' clubs at other on-site hotels. Those seeking a little extra pampering can also take free transportation to the Mandara Spa at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel.

Complimentary Wi-Fi is available in every guest room (and in public spaces). A complimentary Pack'n Play is available upon request.

Dining at Aventura Hotel

Aventura ventures out of the typical theme park fare with its on-site dining. While there is no full-service restaurant — you'll have to hop to a premier or preferred hotel or CityWalk for that — you won't go hungry either.

Urban Pantry

Aventura Hotel - Urban Pantry

The first-floor Urban Pantry offers a mix of options, from sushi to pizza and burgers and fries. The wood-fired pepperoni pizza was one of the best we'd ever had on Universal property! There are a variety of options for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks. The dining hall is open and airy, and tadpoles will love being able to go around to each food station and check out the yummy offerings.


Aventura Hotel - Starbucks

Need a caffeine fix? Hop on over to on-site Starbucks in the heart of the hotel lobby for all your favorite tea and coffee concoctions!


Aventura Hotel - barVentura

For a quick drink upon arrival, check out the contemporary and inviting lobby bar. barVentura is a breezy and comfortable meeting space that serves up beers, wines, spirits and cocktails, such as the Business Casual, the Tardy To Work and the Lunch Break.

Bar Sol

Aventura Hotel - Bar Sol

Try signature cocktails, such as the Lifeguard or the Smooth Sailor, frozen favorites, such as the Piña Of Sol and nonalcoholic refreshments, such as the Cotton Candy Colada, at Bar Sol. This sleek pool bar also has an impressive selection of wines and beers for quenching your thirst in between splashes.

Bar 17 Bistro

Aventura Hotel - Bar 17 Bistro

Aventura's modern, sleek vibe is the perfect backdrop for a cocktail or a glass of wine, and no place is this more appropriate than the rooftop, aptly named Bar 17 Bistro (on the 17th floor). This vibrant space offers ample, lounge seating, 360-degree views, custom cocktails and a variety of internationally inspired bites, such as their signature bao buns (go for the Crispy Pork Belly!), and more homegrown options, such as the Bar 17 Burger. There's even a kids menu for Tad and Lily and a DJ playing a mix of current and classic hits on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights!

What to Consider Before Staying at Aventura Hotel

The innovative minds at Universal and Loews have created a spectacular hotel that offers an elevated yet affordable stay. It feels more high-end, even with the Prime Value price tag. Tad and Lily love modern and unique hotel experiences, so it's right up their alley. The sleek theming lends Aventura an air of sophistication that won't appeal to all families, but those wanting a more urban escape will feel right at home.

Aventura Hotel - Firepit

The proximity to Volcano Bay is also perfect for those who plan to spend time at the water park. Frogs wanting a more relaxed, traditional beach vibe on their vacation will likely appreciate Cabana Bay or Sapphire Falls more. Aventura, however, is perfect for couples and adults, weekend trips or solo getaways. Families should consider upgrading to a Deluxe room or Kids Suite for the extra space. For just a little more money, you'll get more space and a cooler layout. As Tad would say, it's toadally worth it!

Overall, we adored Universal Aventura Hotel, and we're looking forward to staying there again. We'd love to hear your thoughts and answer any questions you have about this on-site hotel. If you're ready to stay and are looking to save some green, book your room or suite with Undercover Tourist!

Related: Why Stay at a Universal Orlando Resort Hotel

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Keep hopping, Mommy Frog!
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Nov 20, 2018 at 4:05 p.m. Ashley Verhage Says...

What a modern hotel!! It looks amazing and has so many great features!! I can’t wait to stay there and explore all the hotel has to offer!!

Nov 20, 2018 at 4:05 p.m. E-ticket-lizabeth Says...

My son would especially love this one. He adores the decor at Disney's Contemp!

Nov 20, 2018 at 4:05 p.m. DPayton Says...

I wonder what this place looks like during the Christmas holidays? I'm interested in learning whether they decorate!

Nov 20, 2018 at 4:05 p.m. MTFLITT Says...

Fancy, maybe a bit too fancy for my family, butvery nice.

Nov 20, 2018 at 4:04 p.m. MARTINE Says...

Looks amazing, I mean who can ignore great pizza and a Starbucks? :)

Nov 20, 2018 at 4:04 p.m. Diane Allstadt Says...

Looks like a fantastic place, And affordable. Wow

Nov 20, 2018 at 4:04 p.m. N3ka11 Says...

Hotel looks like nice and so much fun!

Nov 20, 2018 at 4:03 p.m. Cassandra P Says...

This hotel looks amazing! So many awesome amenities for everyone in your group to enjoy.

Nov 20, 2018 at 4:03 p.m. Haley Says...

Place looks amazing! Wish I could stay

Nov 20, 2018 at 4:03 p.m. Gina Allen Says...

Looks like an amazing place...

Nov 20, 2018 at 4:03 p.m. Dallin Says...

Great Post Adventura looks great! I love Universal Hotels and this one seems to fit with the great quality of the others!

Nov 20, 2018 at 4:02 p.m. April B Says...

This is the one I have been looking at.

Nov 20, 2018 at 4:02 p.m. Robert Lacy Says...

Great information. Love this place.

Nov 20, 2018 at 4:01 p.m. LWARBURT Says...

Wow, that's an awesome hotel!

Nov 20, 2018 at 4:01 p.m. Lydia Says...

Love Universal and can't wait to go back!

Nov 20, 2018 at 4:01 p.m. Cindy koehler Says...

Looks very nice!

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Nov 20, 2018 at 4:01 p.m. TheStaciM Says...

I want to stay here next time we vacation to Orlando! :D

Nov 20, 2018 at 4:01 p.m. Bear10 Says...

Looks amazing.

Nov 20, 2018 at 4 p.m. Lauren Kate Says...

Can’t wait to try out this hotel!! It looks perfect for a busy vacation

Nov 20, 2018 at 4 p.m. Brooke Vegas Says...

Totally want to stay there next time!

Nov 20, 2018 at 4 p.m. Pokosarame Says...

Looks so fancy and those pork bao - yum!

Nov 20, 2018 at 4 p.m. Scott Jones Says...

This place looks amazing!

Nov 20, 2018 at 4 p.m. Lindsey L. Says...

We stayed at Cabana Bay during our last trip and had a blast! The Aventura looks like it needs to be our next stay! Love the idea of the tablets in each room.

Nov 20, 2018 at 3:59 p.m. Bas Says...

looks great

Nov 20, 2018 at 3:59 p.m. Angel Says...

This hotel will bring a much needed cheaper option to staying on site and in the area. Looks great!

Nov 20, 2018 at 3:59 p.m. MELISA BIBB Says...

Looks amazing!

Nov 20, 2018 at 3:58 p.m. Chris Lange Says...

Looks great

Nov 20, 2018 at 3:58 p.m. Amy Says...

Looks awesome! I love Undercover Tourist! I’ve bought Disney tickets through you guys and everything went perfectly! Hope to eventual get to experience Universal too!

Nov 20, 2018 at 3:57 p.m. Paige Williams Says...

Oooh! The 5 year old is desperate to visit the Wizarding World of Harry Potter...this looks like a super hip place to stay during the trip :)

Nov 20, 2018 at 3:57 p.m. Sue G. Says...

I love the blue, watery theme. The tablet in every room is awesome! Love seeing advances in technology!

Nov 20, 2018 at 3:57 p.m. WacoGirl Says...

Really looking forward to checking this one out! Seems like it has a very different vibe from the others. (Although we do love Hard Rock!)

Nov 20, 2018 at 3:57 p.m. Laurie Shivers Says...

This looks so beautiful and relaxing!

Nov 20, 2018 at 3:56 p.m. Kristen Says...

Wow! This hotel looks beautiful!

Nov 20, 2018 at 3:56 p.m. Heidi L Mantz Says...

Love the looks of the waterpark

Nov 20, 2018 at 3:56 p.m. Mary Anne Says...

We may have to try this one!!!

Nov 20, 2018 at 3:56 p.m. Donna Lewis Says...

What a beautiful hotel!

Nov 20, 2018 at 3:55 p.m. Karla Says...

Looks amazing!!

Nov 20, 2018 at 3:55 p.m. Brett Says...

Looks like fun!

Nov 20, 2018 at 3:55 p.m. Jud Says...

Just back from Florida and would LIVE to stay at Universal Orlando Resort next time! Spent most of our team between IOA, Universal and Volcano Bay - not to mention the amazing Halloween Horror Nights ah Universal! Amazing holiday ????

Nov 20, 2018 at 3:54 p.m. Pat Ceccaldi Says...

we stayed last year at Cabana bay and it was so great that we'll come back this year !!!!!

Nov 20, 2018 at 3:54 p.m. Chris Says...

This looks like a nice alternative for couples! We will be checking it out.

Nov 20, 2018 at 3:54 p.m. Kindra Heldreth Says...

This place looks amazing!

Nov 20, 2018 at 3:53 p.m. JULIA VALENCA Says...

Can't wait to visit :)

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Nov 20, 2018 at 3:53 p.m. Rachel C Says...

LOVE Universal!!! so much fun!!!

Nov 20, 2018 at 3:53 p.m. Laura Bearhs Says...

This is AMAZING!!!!

Nov 20, 2018 at 3:52 p.m. Melissa Cooper Says...

Would you rather this hotel or the Cabana? We are looking at both, but unable to decide - we've never been to either..

Nov 20, 2018 at 3:52 p.m. Tdool Says...

Looks Awesome

Nov 20, 2018 at 3:52 p.m. Mallory Says...

Wow, the water activities look amazing!

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