After a planned opening in March was scrapped because COVID-19, Universal Orlando this week announced that its Endless Summer Resort – Dockside Inn and Suites, the newest Orlando hotel from Universal, will open to guests for the first time on Dec. 15, 2020.
Dockside Inn and Suites will be Universal's second value hotel, joining sister property Surfside Inn and Suites, with rates starting at $79 a night.
The beach-themed resort will have 2,050 guest rooms, featuring standard rooms and spacious two-Bedroom Suites, which can sleep up to six. With two separate rooms, these suites have a kitchenette area, a picnic table for meals and hanging out, and a bathroom with separate bath and vanity areas.
The property will offer all-American Pier 8 Market, casual dining for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The menu will feature affordable options with most dishes under $12, ranging from themed comfort foods to convenient on-the-go options. There will also be a lobby bar, Sunset Lounge, two pools and two pool bars.
Hotel guests receive exclusive benefits including Early Park Admission to the theme parks, complimentary and convenient shuttle bus transportation, charging privileges with their room key and more.
Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando will also resume operations on Dec. 1, 2020, with newly-renovated rooms and suites throughout the hotel.
Safety and well-being protocols will be in place throughout both hotels, as they are across all of Universal Orlando’s hotels and theme parks.