Perfect hotel for Universal vacation!
We booked the Hard Rock hotel for a 4 night stay with our 3 boys- 16, 14 & 10 yrs old. I based our decision strictly off of online reviews and the great location. I have to say that all of us LOVED everything about the Hard Rock!
Fantastic room- we booked a Deluxe Queen room which had 2 queen beds and a decent pullout sofabed. The decor was modern and up to date with the perfect mix of glamorous and relaxed. We spent very little time in the room but when we were there, it was fantastic.
Great pool- it was fantastic! My kids loved the waterslide. Never a problem getting chairs around the pool mid-day. From 12-3:00 there was live music from a great acoustic singer who took requests and was fabulous. Pool attendants were helpful and gracious. Food was good too. Prices were high but the food your got was delicious and plentiful.
We ate at The Kitchen 2 mornings and the buffet was top notch! We were pleasantly surprised at the prices for the choices and quality of the food we ate. No complaints!
Location, location, location! Best hands down. If the water taxi wasn't available for 10 minutes or so, we just walked the 5 minutes to the heart of City Walk, Universal & Islands of Adventure. I'm telling you- it was worth every penny.
More bonuses- nice lobby to chill out and relax in, unlimited Express Passes, early admittance to the parks, priority seating at restaurants- we loved it all!