PHOTOS: Universal Studios Orlando Hotels Have Reopened! Here’s What They Looked Like!

Ahead of the parks’ June 5th reopening to the general public, Universal Studios Orlando has reopened select hotels on property starting today, June 2nd!

Aventura Hotel

The hotels will be reopening for the first time after a months-long closure, so we’re taking a closer look at some of the key differences and changes you can expect.

Health & Safety Precautions

Last week, Universal Orlando announced that select hotels would be reopening, and noted some of the health and safety precautions that would be in place when they do.

Aventura Hotel

One of the biggest immediate differences you’ll notice is that each hotel is now taking temperature checks for guests upon arrival.

Aventura Hotel Temperature Check

Guests have their temperature checked upon arrival and return, and anyone whose temperature is 100.4 degrees or higher will require medical clearance to be able to check-in.

Aventura Hotel Check In

Once a guest registers a temperature under 100.4 degrees, they’ll receive a wristband for the day, and will not be required to be rechecked when visiting the theme parks on that day.

Temperature Check Wrist Band

Another precaution in place is the requirement of face coverings in public areas around the hotels, which is the same requirement we’ve seen at both CityWalk and at the theme parks.

Aventura Hotel

Around the hotel, we also spotted increased sanitation and cleaning, along with hand sanitizer stations throughout the lobby and public areas.

Hand Sanitizer Station

We spotted hand sanitizer locations throughout the hotel and even in the parking garage.

In-Room Differences

We were surprised to not see many in-room differences at Aventura Hotel, one of the Universal Studios on-site properties.

Aventura Hotel Room

The room still had a phone and tablet easily accessible.

Aventura Phone and Tablet

We also noticed the coffee maker was still available and stocked as well.

Aventura Coffee Maker

Hotel Pool

The pool was still welcoming guests and lifeguards were present.

Aventura Hotel Pool

There were no guests present when we stopped by, but the Splash Pad was also up and running.

Aventura Hotel Splash Pad

The pool deck has been arranged to promote social distancing, but guests will still need to wear masks as they pass through. However, guest services let us know that guests are permitted to remove their masks while at their lounge chairs or swimming in the pool.

Hotel Cafe

Aventura’s cafe, Urban Pantry is open and serving up snacks, burgers, and salads. During our visit, the cafe let us know that they were offering a free dessert to annual passholders. Don’t mind if we do! The cashier wiped down the card reader between customers and sanitized our pager before handing it to us.

Hotel Guests Perks

While Universal Studios, Islands of Adventure, and Volcano Bay all are not set to reopen to the general public until June 5th, hotel guests with tickets are able to attend the special preview on both June 3rd and 4th. Universal has stated that they specifically set their capacity limits at the parks with hotel guests in mind, so that they will not be impacted if the parks do reach capacity.

Aventura Hotel Room View

Hotel guests are also able to take advantage of special perks that have always been offered for Universal Studios hotel guests. These include Early Park Admission for both theme parks and the water park, as well as the addition of Universal Express Passes for guests staying at Hard Rock Hotel and Loews Royal Pacific Resort.

We will continue to keep you updated about our Universal Orlando Resort visit, so stay tuned!

Will you be visiting Universal Orlando once the park reopens? Let us know in the comments below!

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One Reply to “PHOTOS: Universal Studios Orlando Hotels Have Reopened! Here’s What They Looked Like!”

  1. I have a trip scheduled to Disney and Universal for June 2021. Fervently praying all is mostly back to normal by then. If not, I may reschedule to 2022 or later since this is a first trip to both for my granddaughter and a first to Universal for my family. I have already purchased meal plans and passes. I want everything nice, not meh, so delay if we must. Hoping to get many updates through this site and a couple others as things change Thanks for what you do.