To top off your Disney World vacation, nothing beats a stay at one of the state's top hotels. Universal's Hard Rock Hotel in Orlando, FL offers luxury accommodation and plush villas, and lies next to the country's most popular resorts. It is easily one of the top hostals in the area, having been named one of the World's Best Places to Stay by Conde Nast in 2005. Whether you're visiting alone or with your family, you'll certainly feel like royalty at the Hard Rock.
Located within Universal Studios and the Islands of Adventure, the hotel can be reached from any major road in Orlando, FL. It is about two miles from International Drive, nine miles from the Walt Disney World Resort, and 15 miles from the Orlando International Airport. Once settled, complementary rides will take you to Disney World, Universal CityWalk, Universal Theme Parks, and other fun family destinations.
The Orlando Hard Rock is one of the few hotels to incorporate pop culture into fine accommodation. All 650 guest rooms, including 29 suites, were recently renovated and now boast classy minimalist designs. Like other Hard Rock hostals, the seven-story hotel sports rock music theme, complete with a guitar fountain that makes a fine contrast with the neutral tones and sleek lighting.
The Orlando Hard Rock offers better dining than other hotels and villas in Orlando, FL. Let your family dine in class at the Palm Restaurant, easily one of the best restaurants in the state. The Palm is famous for its steaks and Nova Scotia lobsters, as well as its excellent service and romantic ambiance.
Enjoy live performances and an old-school feel while chilling at the world's largest Hard Rock Café, located right in the hotel. A Hard Rock live concert venue hosts regular performances from both classic and popular acts.
Children are well-cared for at Hard Rock Orlando; you can even bring your kids for free. The hotel offers ample amenities for children, such as a game room and colorful kids' suites. A children's activity center, Camp Li'l Rock, provides supervised children's activities every day. They can even bring their dogs if they want - the hotel accepts pets on a shot requirement and deposit policy.
The Hard Rock is minutes away from popular resorts, but you don't have to go far to enjoy the some sun - the hotel boasts huge heated pool complete with a sandy beach. This indoor beach beats any pool you'll find in other hostals, with 12 underwater speakers, interactive fountains and a 260-foot slide.
For music lovers, the hotel offers more than just accommodation - it's a tribute to their craft. Few other villas offer an impressive music library, adorn their lobbies with guitar fountains, or decorate their rooms with authentic rock ‘n' roll memorabilia.
If you're spending time on the resorts, you may also be interested in the themed poolside cabanas. Die-hard fans will be awed with the Stevie Wonder's Musicquarium and the Beatles Yellow Submarine.
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