The Aventura Hotel is the newest hotel property at Universal Orlando Resort. The hotel has a modern sleek stylish design at an amazing price. We had the opportunity to stay at the Universal Aventura Hotel during our last trip to Universal Orlando Resort and I am excited to share our experience with you.
The Aventura Hotel Universal Orlando is considered a budget hotel but you wouldn’t think that when you look at it. The hotel is sleek, modern and filled with tech conveniences. Want pizza at 10 pm but can’t imagine actually putting your shoes on and heading down to the food court..not a problem, just pick up your bedside tablet and order room service in a few clicks of buttons. I am going to admit fully that we were so exhausted on multiple nights that room service was the only way we were getting dinner. After walking 25,000+ steps our feet hurt and I really didn’t want to deal with getting dressed in restaurant appropriate clothes. LOL! Comfy pants and a t-shirt needed to happen along with room service.
Universal Aventura Hotel
How easy is it to get to the parks from Universal’s Aventura Hotel?
From the Aventura Hotel, you can take a free shuttle bus to CityWalk to access the park.
The hotel is also right next door to the Sapphire Falls Resort which offers boat rides to the park. This was our preferred way to reach the parks. It is a leisurely walk over to Sapphire Falls and the boat rides feel like a relaxing trip along the lake to reach the parks. It just felt calmer and easier for us.
Benefits of staying at the Aventura Hotel Universal
Enjoy Early Park Admission to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and Universal’s Volcano Bay one hour before the parks open (valid theme park admission required).
Resort-wide charging privileges using your room key card.
Complimentary access to select live entertainment venues at Universal CityWalk for the length of your stay.
Purchases in the park delivered right to the hotel for you.
Aventura Hotel Guest Room Review
We had a lovely room with two full-size beds at the Aventura Hotel.
Amenities included with the room
- Complimentary wireless internet access in each guest room and most common areas of the hotel
- Convenience outlets to keep all your devices charged
- HVAC controls connected to Smart Room technology
- In-room safe
- Iron, ironing board
- One flat panel television with HD channels and on-demand in-room movies (fees apply)
- Shampoo, conditioner, body soap and facial soap
- Two queen-size beds or one king-size bed
- Two-compartment bathroom (singular): compartment one contains toilet and tub/shower combination or shower; compartment two contains a sink and vanity
- Upgrade to Premium Plus^ wireless internet access for optimal entertainment and business needs
Universal’s Aventura Hotel complies with the ADA Act
Bar 17 Bistro
Bar 17 Bistro on the rooftop of Universal’s Aventura Hotel, is a breezy retreat from late afternoon well into the night. We had an interesting experience at Bar 17 Bistro that honestly didn’t quite meet our expectations. We asked a couple of writer friends who have also visited the bar and they said they had a great experience. Hopefully our experience was a small glitch and you will have a great time.
The bar has a small menu of appetizers and craft cocktails. The server said they are still finalizing their menus and will have new options and cocktails in the upcoming months.
Urban Pantry is a large food hall with multiple stations of food available. You can have everything from stone fired pizza to a burger or sushi. This is a great option for families when everyone wants something different. There is seating in the lobby area.
barVentura is located in the main lobby of the Aventura. The bar is sleek and modern offering a varity of cocktails and drinks. There is seating available next to the bar.
The Bar Sol Pool bar offers delicious frozen cocktails, cold drinks conveniently located near the pool so you can relax all day.
If you are like me and need your caffeine to start the day don’t worry there is a nice size Starbucks right in the lobby of the Aventura. There can be a line in the morning as everyone heads to the parks. Make sure and give yourself a couple of minutes just in case.
You can pay with your Starbucks app and earn points! Currently you can not pre-order with a mobile order but hopefully, that will change soon!
Universal Orlando Store
If you want to pick up a few Magical Harry Potter Gifts or forgot to pack something don’t worry there is a Universal Orlando Store in the lobby of the Aventura.
Things to know when planning a stay at the Aventura
Check-in is at 4 pm, and check-out at 11 am.
6725 Adventure Way, Orlando, FL 32819
Parking at Aventura
The parking garage is attached to the hotel and really easy to park in. A bonus is the elevator goes right to the Aventura lobby making it so easy to get in and out of the hotel.
Self-parking, $14 plus tax per night, per vehicle.
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I stayed at the Univeral Aventura Hotel Resort as a member of the Universal Blog Squad. All opinions expressed are my own.