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Universal Endless Summer Resort - Surfside and Dockside Inn & Suites

Brian G.

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Loews Portofino Bay Hotel will resume operations on December 1st and Universal’s Endless Summer Resort – Dockside Inn & Suites will officially open on December 15th.

 

Disneyhead

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Jul 24, 2008
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Loews Portofino Bay Hotel will resume operations on December 1st and Universal’s Endless Summer Resort – Dockside Inn & Suites will officially open on December 15th.

The fact Dockside is open makes me exceedingly happy.
 

HandsomePete

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Jul 8, 2019
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It'll be interesting to see over time if a preference develops between Surfside and Dockside - I can see positives for both. Seems like it might be easier to walk to things south on I Drive from Surfside (if you walk through the garage); I'm guessing they made it very difficult to get to that 7-Eleven by Red Lobster from Dockside.
 
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Magic Feather

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Apr 19, 2019
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It'll be interesting to see over time if a preference develops between Surfside and Dockside - I can see positives for both. Seems like it might be easier to walk to things south on I Drive from Surfside (if you walk through the garage); I'm guessing they made it very difficult to get to that 7-Eleven by Red Lobster from Dockside.
I-Drive Access is ridiculously limited at both properties. There is a room key only access gate near the intersection at both properties, but the last time I was at Surfside, the gate was dead bolted (even a key wouldn't open it). The garage has an emergency exit staircase that drops onto I-Drive (that is hard to find), but it doesn't grant entry. The only reliably open spot is the Gate that is pretty far down Universal Blvd.

Personally, I prefer the look of Dockside, but the location/layout of Surfside.