One of our favorite family-friendly destinations is Universal Orlando Resort. After all, it’s for people who seek thrills, adventure and entertainment. So, what makes the experience even better? Staying at a hotel where you can literally rock out and be entertained even after the parks close.
We had the chance to experience Hard Rock Hotel’s new Future Rock Star Suites and we’re glad we did. We’re a family of music lovers, so staying at Hard Rock Hotel was awesome. Everything from the great hotel theme details to the world-class amenities, it’s no wonder I recommend it as a top choice for parents and kids alike.
Here’s why you should stay in a Hard Rock Hotel Future Rock Star Suite with your family during your next visit.
The Luxury of Connecting Rooms
A big part of vacationing is that everyone gets some relaxation. That means it’s time for a little privacy for the grown-ups. With the new Future Rock Star Suites you can have the luxury of connecting rooms.
You don’t have to try to create a little separation in one room any more; you have two rooms to spread out. We had a suite that sleeps up to five. It featured one king bed, two twin beds, and the option of a rollaway. There was plenty of space for us to hang out together and more than enough space to relax apart.
I have to admit, one of the best parts of the suite for me as a mom is having an expanded bathroom. While having a standard room with a separate washroom is amazing, you can’t beat the set-up in these suites. It made getting ready for our day so much easier. I was able to use the shower in the main bathroom and do my hair and makeup while the kids showered and got ready in the washroom next door. Beyond the privacy, having this option really elevates the value in these suites in my books.
We especially loved the lounging area where we could all watch TV, have some snacks, and just unwind. We ordered late-night room service and set up right in the sitting area. We ordered the works with chicken wings, fries, pasta and cheesecake. Let me say, this was one of the girls’ favorite moments at the hotel. When the adults wanted some quiet time, the kids went into their own room to chill out and watch TV or rock out on their very own stage!
Themed for Kids
When traveling with our kids, we want them to feel comfortable and have fun. Most hotels are focused on the adults, while others are focused on kids but do not hit every age range. With the Hard Rock Hotel’s new Future Rock Star Suites, the design is centered around kids who love music. Each suite has a piece of memorabilia from some of their favorite rock and pop stars.
You can be that much closer to your fave celebrities. This is such a unique aspect for kids who love music!
Plus, the starry sky above their beds that they can look up at is stellar. Pun intended! You can control the lights and dim them or put them into party mode. It was a really cool feature for my girls.
Another fun detail was a mirror that listed the heights of different celebs. We all had a blast comparing our heights to theirs.
Be the Star and Rock Out with Fender
Your kids can step on a stage that changes colors beneath their feet (my girls were blown away by the effect and they were convinced it was a screen). Then they can perform before a wall of enthusiastic fans with music synced to their TV or Bluetooth headset.
If you plan ahead of time, you can have a Fender guitar sent to your room as part of Hard Rock’s The Sound of Your Stay in-room music amenity program. You can choose from 20 different models, too! There is even a TV channel that gives you guitar lessons, right in your hotel room.
For a guitar enthusiast like Gabby, this option was priceless. This is such a great option for any guitarist who can’t travel with their own instrument. You just never know when you’ll get the itch to play!
You can also have a Crosley turntable sent to your room through Hard Rock’s WAX in-room music amenity program with your choice of 10 iconic records to experience. How cool and retro is that?
Plenty of Amenities
When we travel, my family likes to indulge. If we wanted ordinary, we’d stay home. Well, Hard Rock Hotel will certainly spoil you, especially with amenities.
The restaurants make you feel like a rock n’ roll star, there is endless amounts of music memorabilia, and more.
Our Future Rock Star Suite was located on the seventh floor Rock Royalty Level. This allowed us to take advantage of the exclusive perks that come along with it. You have access to the Rock Royalty lounge where you can enjoy complimentary continental breakfast and evening horsd’oeuvres, beer and wine for anyone 21 and up, and desserts. This alone is worth it for us as a family. Plus, there are two separate TV viewing areas in the lounge.
You also get personal concierge service. If you want to vacation like a rock star, , this is the way to do it. To discover all of the perks of booking a stay on the Rock Royalty level, check them out here.
Of course, staying in any room at the Hard Rock Hotel comes with its own perks. Some of those perks include free Universal Express Unlimited access to Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure, so you can skip the regular park lines. That’s a benefit worth up to $129 per person, per day. This helped us make the most of our time at the parks and we were able to go on all the rides we wanted especially the rides in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter.
On-site hotel guests also receive Early Park Admission. This lets you into the theme parks, including The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and Universal’s Volcano Bay one hour before everyone else.
Another convenient thing about staying at Hard Rock Hotel Orlando is the complimentary water taxis and walking paths that lead to Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure. I like that it’s close enough to walk and take in the beauty of the grounds.
After you’ve sampled the restaurants at the Hard Rock Hotel, you can head over to Universal CityWalk and try some new restaurants and take in the entertainment they offer. Make sure to take advantage of the hotel dining shuttle too, with free transportation to and from any of Universal’s on-site hotel restaurants. Pick-up is available in the hotel lobby approximately every 30 minutes from 6–10 pm.
Incredible Customer Service
One of my favorite parts of the Hard Rock Hotel is the customer service. Not only do they offer 24-hour room service, they have top- notch customer service from the moment you walk in. This made our stay memorable. Checking in is a breeze and checking out is just as simple. If you need anything in between, they are sure to accommodate.
The next time you’re headed to Universal Orlando, be sure you book one of the new Hard Rock Hotel Future Rock Star Suites. They have everything the family needs to have a rockin’ and rollin’ good time.
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