ORLANDO, Fla. – Universal Orlando's newest hotel, Universal’s Endless Summer Resort-Dockside Inn and Suites will officially open December 15, the resort announced Thursday.

What You Need To Know

  • Dockside Inn and Suites to open at Universal Orlando

  • Hotel was originally scheduled to debut in March

  • Joins Surfside Inn in Universal's value hotel category

  • Loews Portofino Bay will reopen on December 1

Dockside Inn and Suites was initially scheduled to debut in March but its opening was delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The hotel will open across from its sister hotel Surfside Inn and Suites. The beach-themed hotel will feature 2,050 rooms (standard and two-bedroom suites), a resort pool, a casual dining food court called Pier 8 Market and Sunset Lounge lobby bar.

Dockside Inn along with Surfside Inn make up what Universal has called its “value” hotel category, which rates for standard rooms starting at $79 a night.

Universal also announced that Loews Portofino Bay Hotel will reopen on December 1 with renovated rooms and suites. The hotel has been closed since mid-March and just recently resumed taking reservations.

Just like at the parks, both hotels will have safety protocols in place when they open.

Dockside Inn and Portofino Bay join a handful of other hotels that have resumed operations as part of Universal’s phased reopening, including Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort, Hard Rock Hotel, Loews Royal Pacific Resort and Surfside Inn and Suites.