Exploring Universal Stella Nova Resort – New Family-Friendly Orlando Hotel

The vast expanse of the universe has beckoned humanity since the dawn of civilization, a swirling ocean of stars and celestial bodies whispering promises of the unknown. Universal Orlando’s universe is about to expand, and one of the newest components is a space themed hotel that is perfect for families. Universal Stella Nova Resort will have helpful kid-friendly features.

Here’s what to expect at Universal Stella Nova Resort, opening January 21, 2025.

Unveiling Universal Stella Nova Resort

Designed with a galactic theme, the resort will immerse you in the wonders of space, from swirling galaxies to rooms that feel like an otherworldly oasis. It’s the perfect place to relax and recharge after a day of thrilling adventures at the nearby Universal Orlando theme parks.

Universal’s brand new Stella Nova Resort is opening its doors on January 21st, 2025, promising an out-of-this-world experience. Located adjacent to the future site of the new Universal Epic Universe theme park, which will open at a later date in 2025, this hotel is very convenient.

You’ll enjoy endless family fun with a massive pool, standard rooms that sleep up to four, multiple dining options, and tons of recreational fun.

Accommodation and Room Details

The rooms of Stella Nova Resort, with sleek curves and subtle colors, inspire thoughts of sailing through the galaxies. Rich in blues and purples and tasteful flooring, the 315-square-foot rooms sleep up to four.

The window’s curved frame is an instant eye-catcher. Plenty of storage keeps your luggage efficiently stowed away.

Universal Stella Nova Resort Standard Room Image from Loews Resorts

Rooms include Loews signature amenities such as:

  • Two queen beds, sleeping up to four
  • Two-compartment, three-fixture bathroom
  • 55-inch flat panel TV with HD channels
  • Smart room technology for automated heating and air conditioning
  • Single coffee pod brewer
  • Mini-refrigerator
  • Iron, ironing board, hairdryer and in-room safe
  • Telephone with voicemail system

If you have little ones with you, you don’t have to drag all of your gear with you. Complimentary Pack’n Plays are available upon request for families that need them.

Complimentary wireless internet access is available in guestrooms and in public areas. Upgraded Premium WiFi is $9.95 for up to 10 devices and is valid for twenty-four hours beginning at signup.

Pool and Recreation

The 10,000 sq. ft resort-style pool includes a hot tub, kids’ splash pad area, walk-up bar, walk-up food service area, lounge, tabletop seating areas, outdoor games, outdoor firepit with surrounding seating, and poolside movies.

Universal Stella Nova Resort Pool Image from Loews Resorts

Families will also enjoy the 648 sq. ft. self-serve game room with game cards that can be purchased in the game room. The game room offers a variety of standard arcade games.

Universal Stella Nova Resort will include on-site food and beverage outlets, including a three-meal restaurant, lobby bar, coffee outlet with grab-n-go items, and a pool bar and grill.

Dining and Entertainment

Universal Stella Nova Resort will have numerous on-site food and beverage outlets, including a three-meal restaurant, lobby bar, coffee outlet with grab-n-go items, and a pool bar and grill.

  • Three-Meal Quick Service Restaurant: Whether it’s breakfast, lunch, or dinner, this convenient dining room will offer a selection of American classics.
  • Coffee Bar and Grab-and-Go: On the go and ready to roll, pop in for coffee ice cream, and cold drinks.
  • Pool Bar and Grill: When hunger strikes at the pool, this is the place to chow down on burgers, quesadillas, and salads, and wash it down with an adult beverage (or kid-friendly mocktail).
  • Pizza Delivery: You can’t go wrong with pizza, especially when it’s delivered right to your room. Fresh-made pizza can be ordered and delivered directly to guests.

There will also be a lobby bar featuring classic cocktails infused with various smoke & air complexities.

Universal Stella Nova Resort Dining Image from Loews Resorts

Fitness Center

The on-site fitness center features upscale cardiovascular and weight equipment, and the fitness studio is complimentary for hotel guests. The fitness center offers all the equipment needed for a cardiovascular workout routine:

  • Treadmills
  • Bicycles (upright and recumbent)
  • Elliptical machine
  • Variable resistance weight machines
  • Stretching area
  • Free Weights

Locker rooms with showers are available for changing for resort facility use on arrival and departure days, so there is a convenient place to get ready for your day at the parks even if your room isn’t ready when you arrive. They also have a water fountain available with water bottle refill station. Gotta stay hydrated in the Orlando heat!

Exclusive Theme Park Benefits

Guests enjoy exclusive theme park benefits like being able to breeze into The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ and Universal Volcano Bay an hour before everyone else. Guests of Universal Stella Nova Resort enjoy complimentary transportation to the parks and Universal CityWalk, so you’ll be free to travel back and forth to your resort anytime.

Guests of ALL Universal Orlando Resort Hotels Enjoy:

  • Breeze into The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ and Universal Volcano Bay an hour earlier than other guests with Early Park Admission. Just gotta have valid theme park admission (select attractions). 
  • It’s a quick hop from Universal hotels to the parks with free water taxis or Shuttles.
  • Keep it simple when you dine and shop by charging purchases across the Resort to your room key card.
  • Wake up with a star. Get an exclusive Universal wake-up call each morning.

Guests of Stella Nova Resort also have access to explore amenities at the Loews’ sister properties, Loews Portofino Bay Hotel, Hard Rock Hotel®, Loews Royal Pacific Resort, Loews Sapphire Falls Resort, Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort, and Universal’s Aventura Hotel.

Universal Stella Nova Resort and Universal Terra Luna Resort Image from Loews Resorts

Location and Accessibility

Universal Stella Nova Resort and Universal Terra Luna Resort will be located adjacent to the future site of the new Universal Epic Universe theme park, which will open at a later date in 2025. Universal Orlando’s current theme parks and Universal CityWalk will be accessible from the new hotels via convenient and complimentary shuttles. 

Epic Universe is expected to open in the summer of 2025. Announced in 2019, the park was originally expected to open this year, but the pandemic halted construction for months.

It will join Universal’s other theme parks, Universal Studios Florida and Islands of Adventure, waterpark Volcano Bay, and eight other established hotels.

The campus surrounding Epic Universe will be located a few minutes south of Universal Orlando’s existing hub. The two new hotels will be connected with the other resort offerings in Orlando via convenient and complimentary shuttles.

Stella Nova Hotel Parking and Policies

Check-in for this property is 4pm and check-out is 11 am. Guests must be 21 years of age to book a hotel room and provide proper identification upon check-in. No Pets are permitted at this property

Only self-parking is available at this resort. It is $18 plus tax per vehicle, per night for overnight guests and $45 plus tax, per vehicle for day guests.

Whether you’re seeking cosmic wonder or pure relaxation, Universal Stella Nova Resort promises an unforgettable experience. Mark your calendars for 2025, because this resort is sure to be a hit!

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Meghan Roth