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by Mommy Frog on April 3, 2022 874 Orlando

Aventura - PinterestUniversal Orlando Resort has had impressive growth over the last few years with the addition of the Universal's Volcano Bay water theme park and two brand new roller coasters in Universal's Islands of Adventure. There have also been new hotels! There was Loews Sapphire Falls which opened in 2016 and the newest hotels, Universal's Endless Summer Resorts, which opened their doors in June 2019 and December 2020. In August 2018, however, Universal Orlando opened its second Prime Value resort, the sophisticated Aventura. We hopped to Universal's Aventura Hotel for an exclusive sneak peek during its grand opening, and then we stayed at the hotel during our visit for Halloween Horror Nights. The hotel lived up to the hype! While it's priced in the Prime Value category along with Cabana Bay and therefore toadally affordable, it feels more refined and luxurious. A lot of it comes down to the thoughtful details that Universal and Loews are known for.

Universal's Aventura Hotel Overview

This tower hotel, rising up next to Loews Sapphire Falls, is just a hop, skip and a jump from Cabana Bay and Volcano Bay. In fact, like Cabana Bay, it's within walking distance to the water park, which makes it an excellent choice for families who are planning to spend time there!

Aventura - Lobby

Taking its inspiration from the flavors of Brazil and Latin America, Aventura was meant to be an extension of the modern-retro, Miami feel of Cabana Bay. But whereas Cabana is bright and funky, Aventura is sleek, and dare we say it, sexy. It's almost rock 'n' roll. It's plenty family-friendly, too. 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.

With 17 floors, easily towering above all other hotels around it, Aventura offers spectacular views. In fact, every room features wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling windows, but more on that later. Aventura is tucked into the larger Sapphire Falls property, and the two share a parking garage. (Keep in mind there is a daily fee for self-parking.) They are both across the street from Cabana Bay. Aventura's address is 6725 Adventure Way, Orlando, Fl 32819 for those of you who want to check it out by map!

Universal's Aventura Hotel Benefits

Universal's Aventura Hotel Near Universal's Volcano Bay

All of Universal Orlando's on-site hotels offer exclusive theme park benefits that make them a terrific value for guests, including free transportation to the parks and CityWalk, resort-wide charging privileges and Early Park Admission to the Universal Studios Florida AND/OR Universal's Islands of Adventure one hour before the theme parks open and Universal's Volcano Bay 30 minutes before the water park opens.

While Universal's Aventura Hotel offers free shuttle transportation to the parks, it's close enough to Sapphire that Aventura guests could easily walk to Sapphire to catch the boat (although shuttle and boat transportation times are about the same). As mentioned earlier, 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.

Universal's Aventura Hotel Rooms

Universal's Aventura Hotel Room

Aventura offers four room types — standard, deluxe, kids suites and skyline kids suite. Standard and deluxe rooms offer the option of one king or two queen beds. The king standard and deluxe rooms have pullout sofas. The rooms are open and airy, with warm-hued, wood-flooring and a muted palette — the prime focus is on the views! There are sleek, modern fixtures in each of the 600 rooms and suites.

Universal's Aventura Hotel - Aventura Room Tablet

Every room comes with a tablet device that controls the temp, turns lights on and off, controls the television, and allows in-room dining, access to housekeeping and the ability to chat with the front desk. Fun fact: There is no remote! I was a little dubious about this tablet, but found that even requesting a late checkout was so easy.

Universal's Aventura Hotel ShowerThere are ample outlets, so none of the tadpoles will be fighting over whose turn it is to charge first. There are built-in desks that can also serve as eating space.

Most of the standard rooms offer walk-in showers, so if you would like a room with a tub, this will need to be a request. Standard and deluxe rooms offer single vanities. Families with teens or planning longer stays should consider upgrading to suites, which offer bath tubs, separate walk-in showers and a double vanity (though shared in one bathroom). The suites also offer partitioned rooms, so that parents and kids get their own space. There is an additional "rec" room with a small pull-out sofa and TV. The only difference between the kids suite and the skyline kids suite is the floor its on — it's up to you whether the view is worth the upgrade!

Universal's Aventura Hotel Amenities

Universal's Aventura Hotel Pool

Aventura's zero-entry pool is on the ground floor and wraps around the pool bar. There is a fire pit, ample lounging space, a hot tub and a kids splash pad. While there is no pool slide, as an on-site hotel guest, you have the option of hopping to any Universal hotel pool. Sapphire is the closest and easiest to get to, but Cabana Bay is also close — and it offers two pools, a slide, a splash pad and a lazy river.

Universal's Aventura Hotel Pool

There is also a virtual reality game room and fitness center. 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 take free transportation to the Mandara Spa at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel.

Universal's Aventura Hotel Food & Drinks

Aventura - Starbucks

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 Universal CityWalk for that — you won't go hungry either. 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! There are a variety of options for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks. There is also an on-site Starbucks for your caffeine fix!

Universal's Aventura Lobby Bar

There is a lobby bar for a quick drink upon arrival, but just a few more steps will have you outside at the Bar Sol, where you can try signature cocktails like the Arnold Palmer's Day Off or the Unconventional Coconut, Frozen favorites like the Piña Solada, non-alcoholic concoctions like the Thyme Out! They also have an impressive selection of wines and beers.

Aventura - Bar 17 Bistro views

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, spectacular views, custom cocktails and a variety of internationally inspired bites like signature bao buns and more homegrown options like the Rooftop Burger. There's even a kids menu for Tad and Lily. We were especially taken with pork belly bao!

Universal's Aventura Hotel Bao Buns Bistro 17

Who Is Universal's Aventura Hotel Best For?

The creative 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.

Universal's Aventura Hotel Room

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

Overall, we loved Universal's Aventura Hotel, and we're looking forward to staying there again. Sounds pretty amazing, right? We'd love to hear your thoughts and answer any questions you have about this on-site hotel. If you're ready to stay, hop over and book your room or suite with us for a discount! 

Related: Why Universal's Cabana Bay Is Perfect for Families

Related: Understanding Universal Orlando's Early Park Admission

Hoppy planning!

Keep hopping, Mommy Frog!
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Nov 27, 2018 at 2:37 a.m. Deb C. Says...

Looks great!

Nov 27, 2018 at 1:53 a.m. Kalista Porath-Daly Says...

Love all the details put into these reviews, very helpful! Would love to win a trip down here!

Nov 27, 2018 at 1:26 a.m. Clara Says...

It looks awesome

Nov 26, 2018 at 10:09 p.m. Lisa Chesnut Says...

I would love to stay there with my family

Nov 26, 2018 at 8:15 p.m. Lori W Says...

Wish I was here!

Nov 26, 2018 at 5:44 p.m. Kevin L Says...

Looks great vacation for me

Nov 26, 2018 at 5:42 p.m. Lisa K Says...

This looks awesome! I would love to stay here!

Nov 26, 2018 at 4:38 p.m. Rachel W Johnson Says...

This seems really well designed

Nov 26, 2018 at 3:33 p.m. Michelle D. Says...

A nice looking hotel. Crossing my fingers. Hoping to win!

Nov 26, 2018 at 3:32 p.m. Chantia Stewart Says...

That trip would definitely be unFROGettable! Get it?!? Gotta love a good pun! (or a bad one ????)

Nov 26, 2018 at 3:30 p.m. Loc V. Says...

Looks like a nice place to stay. I hope to win!

Nov 26, 2018 at 3:29 p.m. Michael K Says...

Beanbags in the lobby! Nice!

Nov 26, 2018 at 3:11 p.m. Katie Damon Says...

Looks absolutely amazing!!

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looks awesome, just hoping to win

Nov 26, 2018 at 3:05 p.m. Didi Marie Says...

The only Universal Orlando hotel we've yet to stay at. looks gorgeous!

Nov 26, 2018 at 3:02 p.m. Ashley Says...

Definitely a contender for my next Universal Vacation!

Nov 26, 2018 at 1:41 p.m. Sonya Says...

Love the pool and slides! May be too modern for my bunch... something new to consider for sure.

Nov 26, 2018 at 12:51 p.m. amy dowdle Says...

Aventura sounds wonderful, and the drinks sound amazing!!

Nov 26, 2018 at 6:43 a.m. Richard Davis Says...

Never stayed at a Universal Studios property but this looks amazing. Will definitely consider it this summer.

Nov 26, 2018 at 6:07 a.m. Cynthia M Says...

Universal is my happy place!!

Nov 26, 2018 at 4:51 a.m. A McFee Says...

This looks like the perfect hotel for a family. Swanky enough for the adults with lots of activities for the kids!

Nov 26, 2018 at 3:14 a.m. Dunnk Says...

This looks awesome!

Nov 26, 2018 at 3:13 a.m. Jessica E. Says...

Looks so wonderful! I always love seeing new accommodations and the suggestions from Undercover Tourist. Good job team!

Nov 26, 2018 at 2:15 a.m. Laurab Says...

I would love to be able to take my daughter before she has surgery!

Nov 26, 2018 at 2:02 a.m. Stridor Says...

So good, looks amazing!

Nov 26, 2018 at 1:23 a.m. Hollie Masters Says...

Would love to stay on site!!!!

Nov 26, 2018 at 12:24 a.m. Kim Meyer Says...

Looks amazing!

Nov 25, 2018 at 11:36 p.m. Corinne Says...

looks so nice! thank you for this review!

Nov 25, 2018 at 9:51 p.m. Julie SPURBECK Says...

On my way!

Nov 25, 2018 at 9 p.m. Angela McCrary Says...

Looks amazing. Great information and photos

Nov 25, 2018 at 7:49 p.m. Andriana Says...

I can't wait to go here one day

Nov 25, 2018 at 3:54 p.m. Lorna Seay Says...

This place looks absolutely amazing!

seems very similar to Cabana Bay which means it must be a great place to stay.

Nov 25, 2018 at 2:55 p.m. Melanie Says...

Looks like a wonderful place to visit

Nov 25, 2018 at 1:10 p.m. Kristyn Martin Says...

This looks amazing! We are hoping to book a trip in 2019... I think I now know where we will stay!

Nov 25, 2018 at 4:49 a.m. Alaina A Says...

This looks like an incredible place to stay!

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Nov 25, 2018 at 1:43 a.m. Amanda G Says...

Our kids would love this!!!

Nov 25, 2018 at 1:43 a.m. Robin Kossman Says...

Would love to experience Walt Disney World with my family. We could really connect there.

Nov 25, 2018 at 1:37 a.m. Melissa Heiser Says...

Looks awesome would love to stay there

Nov 24, 2018 at 10:49 p.m. Sande Says...

Would love to visit!

Nov 24, 2018 at 9:24 p.m. Amy McClave Says...

This hotel looks beautiful! It looks like it would make for a great family vacation for the four of us!

Nov 24, 2018 at 9:21 p.m. LaRanda Says...

This looks amazing!

Nov 24, 2018 at 8:12 p.m. Mike H. Says...

Hope I can get to Universal in the near future!

Nov 24, 2018 at 7:18 p.m. Ethan Hetrick Says...

That place looks like a dream! I want to take my family there

Nov 24, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. Pam Says...

That’s a very nice looking hotel! Will consider for our trip.

Nov 24, 2018 at 5:13 p.m. Sara R. Says...

This looks amazing!!! Can't wait to go someday!

Nov 24, 2018 at 5:12 p.m. Kendra Somberg Says...

Looks awesome!! Great family memories could be made here!!

Nov 24, 2018 at 4:27 p.m. Younger 1 Says...

I didn’t know this place even exists! Looks like an incredible getaway. Would def have to have a family suite!

Nov 24, 2018 at 2:44 p.m. Renata Says...

Wow, looks to grown up and luxurious! What a great option for an adults trip!

Nov 24, 2018 at 2:35 p.m. Tammy Says...

Can't wait to check this out!

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