by Dave Parfitt
Opened in June, 2019, Universal’s Endless Summer Resort – Surfside Inn and Suites is the first of a new value level resort, with standard rates often starting at less than $100 per night for a two-bedroom family suite that sleeps six. Universal’s Endless Summer Resort is located on the other side of Interstate 4, across from Universal Orlando; water taxi options aren’t available from this resort. However, a shuttle bus can take families to the hub at Universal CityWalk for access to Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure. An additional dedicated bus route connects the hotel to Universal’s Volcano Bay water park.
The resort features three pools, poolside bars, two food courts, coffee bars and fitness centers.
Our Editor Loves
- Budget-friendly hotel
- Shuttles to theme parks
- Three swimming pools
- Theme Park
- Water Parks
- Family Room 5+
- Free Wi-Fi
- Onsite Dining
New hotel, low rates but it’s built so cheap we had to check out early and move to another hotel. Bed was too hard and the thinnest, harshest towels EVER. Honestly, if you stay prepare to be underwhelmed. All seems great until you reach the room itself and deal with the towels and annoying plastic flooring. Thin walls and kids running wild unattended at all hours.
Pay a bit more elsewhere. You’ll be glad you did.
The room was clean and comfortable. The reading light above one of the beds was out and the floor lamp flickered so bad we couldn’t use it. But not deal breakers. The food in the cafe was not very good but we also didn’t try very much once we had some bad tasting sandwiches. There wasn’t anything complimentary for breakfast, which would have been nice, but it’s most likely because there’s a Starbucks in the hotel. Staff were very helpful and friendly.