HolidaysUniversal Orlando Resort

Best Hotels for Halloween Horror Nights

Share This!

Halloween Horror Nights is best known for bringing our worst nightmares to life, but do not let a bad hotel choice turn into an actual nightmare! In this article, we will cover the best on-property hotel options for your Halloween Horror Nights visit.

Universal Express Pass Note: The Complementary Universal Express Passes offered at Hard Rock Hotel, Loews Portofino Bay Resort, and Loews Royal Pacific Resort is not valid for Halloween Horror Nights. Universal sells a separate Halloween Horror Nights Express Pass for the event.

Hard Rock Hotel – The Closest

If money is no object, the number one hotel for Halloween Horror Nights is the Hard Rock Hotel. In addition to the wonderful restaurants, lounges, and pool, the resort has one important x-factor: LOCATION.

Hard Rock Hotel (upper right) is a short walk to Universal Studios Florida (lower left).

Hard Rock Hotel is the closest hotel to Universal Studios Florida and Halloween Horror Nights. Most rooms are within a ten-minute walk to the park, with some as close as four minutes. Not only can you walk back to your room for a mid-event break but you will be back in your room in record time at the end of the event. Because of this the hotel frequently books out on event weekends and any remaining rooms are priced at a premium.

Loews Royal Pacific Resort – The Back-Up Walking Option

Photo copyright Universal Orlando.

Our second hotel suggestion is Loews Royal Pacific Resort. Royal Pacific features a laid-back, modern South Pacific vibe with deluxe accommodations. The walk to Universal Studios Florida is longer than from Hard Rock but the prices are usually lower and rooms are available on most event weekends. If you want to avoid buses and parking lots, a stay at Royal Pacific could be your best choice.

Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort – HHN HQ

(photo by Mike Sperduto)

Cabana Bay Beach Resort built a dedicated fandom with its two pools, relaxing lazy river, spacious family suites, bowling alley, and a plethora of bars offered at an incredible value. The hotel then raises the bar for Halloween Horror Nights with two exclusive amenities for Universal hotel guests.

First is a Jack the Clown photo-op that takes guests through the HHN icon’s history. Second is the HHN Icons bar, a temporary take-over of Swizzle Lounge that will display costumes and pieces from the history of Horror Nights with a menu of themed drinks and food. The Jack the Clown experience and HHN Icons Bar are open to all Universal hotel guests.

For fans of HHN, Cabana Bay is a must-visit during their trip.

Universal’s Endless Summer Resort  – The Cheapest

Endless Summer Family Suite

Sometimes you just need a clean, well-maintained place to lay your head at night. Endless Summer has you covered, with standard rooms starting at $88 a night for a four-night stay, and family suites starting at $132 a night for a four-night stay. While the prices might be bare-bones the hotel is not: Endless Summer features workout facilities, on-site Starbucks, pools, food court, and complimentary transportation to the parks. With Annual Pass rates starting as low as $82 a night, many Passholders simply book a night at Endless rather than head back home.

Have you decided on your Horror Nights hotel yet? If you know where to stay, or still have questions, reach out to our helpful TouringPlans travel agents. They provide free travel quotes and will book your vacation at no additional cost. Plus if you decide to book with us you will receive a free year subscription to TouringPlans!

What is your favorite hotel for HHN? Leave your favorites in the comments below!


First published June 24, 2021. Updated October 6, 2021.

You May Also Like...

Joseph Matt

Joe covers theme parks through the lens of his quality engineering day job. He has over five years of writing experience at Touring Plans and has gone on dozens of trips to Orlando over his life. When not at amusement parks you can find Joe at breweries, enjoying live theater, playing video games, and cooking.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *