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Universal’s Endless Summer Resort – Surfside Inn and Suites: Our Tried And Tested Family Review

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Enter a realm where the sun almost always shines, flip-flops are your dress code, and the fun never takes a break. Wake up surrounded by surfboards and beach balls with the sweet scent of sunscreen in the air.

We stayed in Universal’s Endless Summer Resort – Surfside Inn and Suites a couple of times and here is our family review.

Universal’s Endless Summer Resort - Surfside Inn and Suites Our Tried And Tested Family Review

This family guide is your go-to for navigating all the joys of Surfside Inn and Suites. From making big decisions like choosing between a pineapple smoothie and joining the poolside limbo contest to locating inflatable pool toys, there’s a lot to know, so let’s go!

Surfside Surf boards at the entrance of Universal’s Endless Summer Resort – Surfside Inn and Suites, Orlando, Florida

Amenities for Families at Universal’s Endless Summer Resort – Surfside Inn and Suites

Universal’s Endless Summer Resort – Surfside Inn and Suites has an array of awesome amenities for families. Let’s unpack what they’ve got!

First off, their spacious family suites are a dream for larger groups, offering that comfy, homey feel. Think beach vibes all around!

Two large pools, bubbly jacuzzis, and a splash pad make for endless family fun. Swim diapers are available for free. Table tennis/ping pong are available as poolside games.

Indoors, the kids will love exploring the game room and arcade, jam-packed with video games for every age. Don’t worry about missing workouts—the fitness center is right there.

Water fountain at Universal’s Endless Summer Resort - Dockside Inn and Suites, Orlando, Florida
Splash Pad for kids
Free swim diapers/nappies are provided for those not toilet trained.
Laundry room at Surfside, at Universal’s Endless Summer Resort – Surfside Inn and Suites, Orlando, Florida
Washer and dryers are available on site.

Need to shop? There is also a Universals Store inside and a food court, Beach Break cafe for eat in or take-out and a Starbucks. For Laundry, there are self use washer/dryers at $3 per cycle. You can use 25c coins or card/Apple pay.

And here’s a cool trick: use your room key to breeze through Universal Orlando Resort purchases.

Stay connected with free Wi-Fi all across the resort to easily share your fantastic vacation moments!

table tennis table
Surfside beds are open plane the same room as the kitchenette at Universal’s Endless Summer Resort – Surfside Inn and Suites, Orlando, Florida

Getting to Universal’s Endless Summer Resort – Surfside Inn and Suites

Arriving at Universal’s Endless Summer Resort – Surfside Inn and Suites was hassle-free, thanks to its convenient location just off Interstate 4. Whether you’re driving, using cabs, rideshares, shuttles, or public transport, getting here is a cinch and gets your vacation started pronto!

For those landing at Orlando International Airport (MCO), Universal offers a free shuttle service directly to the resort.

Resort Shuttle, Ride Share Pick-Up and Exit at Universal’s Endless Summer Resort – Surfside Inn and Suites, Orlando, Florida

Prefer rideshare or cab services like Uber and Lyft? Arrange a ride from the airport or any location straight to Surfside Inn and Suites.

The resort’s address is easily accessible on these platforms, offering a swift ride for those not keen on driving.

Public transportation via Lynx, Orlando’s regional transportation, is another option. From the airport, head to the Lynx bus stops.

Look for Route 11 buses running around the Universal Orlando complex area. They’ll have a stop near Surfside Inn and Suites; just check with the driver to know where to get off.

Keep in mind, though, it might take longer, especially if you’re traveling with kids or extra luggage.

Driving during your stay? Having your own car gives you the freedom to explore at your own pace. The resort provides ample on-site parking, making it easy to come and go as you please.

Whether you’re arriving from the airport or taking a leisurely drive, getting here by car ensures a stress-free journey to the laid-back paradise of Surfside Inn and Suites.

Sandbar pool bar, at Universal’s Endless Summer Resort – Surfside Inn and Suites, Orlando, Florida

Where to Stay at Universal’s Endless Summer Resort – Surfside Inn and Suites

At Universal’s Endless Summer Resort – Surfside Inn and Suites, there’s a diverse array of rooms to suit every guest’s needs and preferences. Whether you’re after a standard room, a roomy suite, or even a quirky surfboard-shaped suite, the resort caters to various tastes, group sizes, and budgets.

Each lodging option promises a comfortable and delightful stay, complementing your overall adventure at Universal Orlando Resort. All rooms come with air conditioning, TV, alarm clock, mini firdge, hairdryer, iron and ironing board and free WiFi.

The standard rooms offer comfort and affordability. Adorned with a coastal-inspired decor, they create a relaxing setting.

These rooms usually feature two queen-sized beds, making them perfect for families or friend groups. With modern amenities and a cheerful atmosphere, they’re a cozy retreat after an action-packed day at the parks.

Surfside kitchenette, at Universal’s Endless Summer Resort – Surfside Inn and Suites, Orlando, Florida

For larger families or groups needing extra space, the two-bedroom suites with kitchenettes are a fantastic choice. These suites boast a separate bedroom with a queen-sized bed and a living area featuring an additional queen-sized bed, offering both privacy and flexibility, sleeping maximum 6 people. These suites have a microwave, mini-fridge, coffee maker and a picnic bench style table.

Plus, there’s a handy kitchenette equipped with a microwave and mini-refrigerator, providing convenience for in-room dining.

Stunning blue pool at Universal’s Endless Summer Resort – Surfside Inn and Suites, Orlando, Florida

Seeking a room with a view? Opt for a pool view room to enjoy the picturesque scenery of the resort’s pools.

It’s perfect for soaking in the sunny ambiance right from your room and waking up to a lovely pool view each morning! If you’re traveling in a big group, there are also connecting rooms with pool views available.

Dining at Universal’s Endless Summer Resort – Surfside Inn and Suites

Beyond the thrilling adventures, a variety of dining experiences await to keep you and your crew content and satisfied. Whether you’re gearing up for a day of excitement or unwinding after park exploration, the resort’s dining spots cater to diverse tastes and preferences.

At the heart of Surfside Inn and Suites lies the Beach Break Cafe, the primary dining spot serving up coastal-inspired cuisine. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, this cafe offered us an array of options, from hearty breakfast platters to fresh salads, tasty sandwiches, and delightful desserts.

Its laid-back ambiance made it an ideal place to enjoy a relaxed meal before or after a day of park adventures.

If you’re in need of a caffeine boost or a quick snack, the resort boasts an on-site Starbucks Coffee outlet. It was great to start my day with a signature Starbucks beverage or grab a tasty pastry for a swift energy fix before heading out for the day’s adventures.

When poolside relaxation calls, the resort’s lively pool bar is ready to serve refreshing beverages and light snacks. It’s the perfect spot to unwind, offering a variety of tropical drinks and casual bites while soaking up the sun.

You can also opt for the Universal Dining Plan, a convenient way to enjoy meals and snacks at select locations across Universal Orlando Resort. This plan adds flexibility for those eager to explore a range of culinary delights within the parks.

Prefer dining in on some days? Surfside Inn and Suites offers in-room dining options from a select menu. We simply placed our orders and had your meals delivered directly to our door, providing a cozy option to unwind in privacy after an eventful day.

For quick snacks and beverages, the resort provides convenient vending machines in accessible locations, offering hassle-free options for those craving a late-night treat or a refreshing drink.

Tips For Those Staying at Universal’s Endless Summer Resort – Surfside Inn and Suites

As you gear up for your park adventures, the resort offers several amenities to elevate your experience. To kick things off, all guests enjoy complimentary shuttle services to various parks.

The Surfside Shuttle ensured us hassle-free transportation between the resort, Universal Studios Florida, Universal’s Islands of Adventure, and Universal CityWalk. This is exclusively for Surfside Inn and Suites guests.

A major perk of staying at Universal’s Endless Summer Resort is the Early Park Admission privilege. This allows guests to access select attractions at Universal’s theme parks before the crowds, maximizing their park time.

The Surfside Shuttle ensures timely arrival for this exclusive benefit. Just make sure to check the shuttle schedule at the resort or inquire at the front desk for the latest departure times and any additional information before setting out for the parks.

While the resort boasts fantastic dining options, don’t miss exploring Universal CityWalk for a diverse culinary experience. From casual eateries to themed restaurants, CityWalk offers a variety of dining choices.

We loved indulging in the iconic Voodoo Doughnut for a delightful sweet treat. It was a real hit with the kids! For dining within the parks, consider the Universal Dining Plan, offering meals and snacks at select locations, making your day more about fun and less about food worries.

Link your Universal Orlando Resort theme park tickets to your room key for added convenience. This enabled us easy purchases throughout the parks which we charged directly to our room, eliminating the need for multiple cards or cash.

Additionally, take advantage of the merchandise delivery service; your purchases can be conveniently sent directly to your room, freeing you from carrying bags throughout the day.

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