Universal Endless Summer Resort - Surfside and Dockside Inn & Suites

UNIrd

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Jul 18, 2008
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Yeah, I was searching that first weekend in April which looks like it might be Spring Break time? Easter lands on 4/12 next year.
 

truejonas

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Mar 22, 2018
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For those walking to the parks (warning: it's a hike) or exploring the area, you can also just walk through the parking garage and exit right onto I-Drive.
Is my family just weird that we don't think it's that far of a walk? We've walked from the Best Western just down the road (farther away, technically), passing over I4 is kind of nasty from a smell perspective, but it's otherwise a decent walk. Once you consider how much you're walking over the course of a day, it's not that much more walking - maybe a mile one way?

I guess if you have kids it's a bit more of an issue. A handful of able-bodied adults with vacation energy wouldn't have much problem though.
 

Cup_Of_Coffee

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Aug 7, 2018
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Is my family just weird that we don't think it's that far of a walk? We've walked from the Best Western just down the road (farther away, technically), passing over I4 is kind of nasty from a smell perspective, but it's otherwise a decent walk. Once you consider how much you're walking over the course of a day, it's not that much more walking - maybe a mile one way?

I guess if you have kids it's a bit more of an issue. A handful of able-bodied adults with vacation energy wouldn't have much problem though.
Thats good to know, my boyfriend and I just did the bus system in September which we thought worked well but we enjoy the walks, plus my bf is wanting to lose weight anyways, and walking together is one of the easiest/best ways to do that. Weather depending this is our plan come April. We're the type to spend full days in the parks so we get plenty of sitting time between rides, shows, just sit breaks, and dining.
 
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Joe

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Is my family just weird that we don't think it's that far of a walk? We've walked from the Best Western just down the road (farther away, technically), passing over I4 is kind of nasty from a smell perspective, but it's otherwise a decent walk. Once you consider how much you're walking over the course of a day, it's not that much more walking - maybe a mile one way?

I guess if you have kids it's a bit more of an issue. A handful of able-bodied adults with vacation energy wouldn't have much problem though.
I don’t trust the traffic in that area between the intersections, bridge, and confused tourists.
 

Mark Nadin

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Jan 7, 2020
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Sheffield, UK
Morning Guys,

This will be the 5th time coming back to USF & IOF in September and the first time stopping in the new Dockside Suites.

Just a quick question, each time iv'e stayed in Royal Pacific, Hard Rock there is no cover charge to enter any of the bars, is this still the case when I stop in Endless Summer?

Many thanks,

Mark
 

JoeCamel

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May 20, 2015
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Morning Guys,

This will be the 5th time coming back to USF & IOF in September and the first time stopping in the new Dockside Suites.

Just a quick question, each time iv'e stayed in Royal Pacific, Hard Rock there is no cover charge to enter any of the bars, is this still the case when I stop in Endless Summer?

Many thanks,

Mark
I have never encountered a cover at any of the hotels, I only know of the club charge in citywalk but no cover anywhere else that I am aware of.
 

Mark Nadin

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Jan 7, 2020
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Sheffield, UK
I have never encountered a cover at any of the hotels, I only know of the club charge in citywalk but no cover anywhere else that I am aware of.
Sorry, I meant the cover in City Walk, so places like Rising Star, Pat O'Briens etc. I've never had to pay before, just wondered is this was any different by staying at Endless Summer.
 

JoeCamel

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May 20, 2015
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Sorry, I meant the cover in City Walk, so places like Rising Star, Pat O'Briens etc. I've never had to pay before, just wondered is this was any different by staying at Endless Summer.
Sorry, I have an AP so I am covered by that and don't know the answer to your question then.
 

Yung1522

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Aug 11, 2016
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Morning Guys,

This will be the 5th time coming back to USF & IOF in September and the first time stopping in the new Dockside Suites.

Just a quick question, each time iv'e stayed in Royal Pacific, Hard Rock there is no cover charge to enter any of the bars, is this still the case when I stop in Endless Summer?

Many thanks,

Mark
It does look like the benefits section on the website matches all of the other hotels, so I would think that you're good.

More Than Just A Room Key
Stay with us and get resort-wide charging privileges using your room key card. You can also use your key card for complimentary access† to select live entertainment venues at Universal CityWalk™ for the length of your stay