What’s the first thing you do when you get to a hotel? Some people feel how firm the mattress is, some check out the bathroom, some immediately begin to unpack but at Best of Orlando we open the curtains to see what sort of view we have. And what a view you’ll get when you stay at one of at Universal Orlando’s many resorts. Here are some of our favorites:

How would you like to look out your window and see a volcano? That’s exactly what you’ll see when you stay at one of Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort’s Volcano View tower suites. Get a peek of Krakatau, the centerpiece of Universal’s Volcano Bay before planning out your visit.

Universal Orlando Resort
From Krakatau to Universal’s Islands of Adventure, Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort and more, you can see it all from the 17th story of Bar 17 Bistro at Universal’s newest hotel, Aventura Hotel. Enjoy a cocktail while marveling at the property below.

Waterfalls and Lagoons
You won’t find many waterfalls and lagoons in Orlando, but at Loews Sapphire Falls Resort and Loews Royal Pacific Resort you sure will. The view from the Strong Water Tavern at Loews Sapphire Falls Resort includes gorgeous waterfalls, the resort’s lagoon and a look at Loews Royal Pacific Resort and Universal’s Islands of Adventure. Meanwhile, take in one of the most tranquil views at Universal’s on the patio of Jake’s American Bar at Loews Royal Pacific Resort. Enjoy lunch amidst a flowing waterfall and a lush landscape.

Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit
Universal Studios Florida’s popular Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit coaster brings thrills to guests all day long, and if you’re on the 7th floor at the Hard Rock Hotel the ride continues to amaze. At night, take a look out your window for a stunning view of the roller coaster. Plus, you’ll also get an awesome view of Hard Rock Hotel’s pool. 

Italian Seaside
You’ll think you’ve jet-setted to the seaside village of Portofino, Italy while on board Loews Portofino Bay Water Taxi. As you float on the water take in the picturesque views of the Italian seaside harbor piazza, featuring outdoor cafes and shops.