The Edge once said, “….Rock and roll isn’t a career or hobby—it’s a life force.” It just so happens that it is also a great accommodation. Hard Rock Hotel takes the powerful energy of this cultural phenomenon, encases it in mission-style architecture, and wraps it up in a down comforter. It’s class. It’s luxury. It’s indulgence, and it is also family friendly. In case there is any doubt whether this is a tune kids and parents can sing to, we have listed six things families will rock when they stay at this hotel.
POOL WITH UNDERWATER SPEAKERS
It’s a 12,000 sq. ft. pool with a sandy beach and water slide. You can’t really go wrong with that. However, when you add underwater speakers that pump Top 40 songs beneath the ripples, you have “bottled” fun in a massive basin of entertainment. All this, plus a poolside stage for showcasing concerts, DJs, and organized games, makes the Hard Rock Hotel pool area a famed location for families.
All Loews Hotels provide an outdoor movie on select evenings. Hard Rock Hotel is among those. Within the pleasant environment of an elegant pool during dusk, families will enjoy gathering in front of a large outdoor screen and losing themselves in a blockbuster hit from the convenience of a lounge chair. Schedules and movie selections can be obtained at the front desk.
CLOSEST TO THE PARKS
One of the best features of the Hard Rock Hotel is its close proximity to Universal Orlando’s parks. Of all the accommodations on site, this is the closest, with the entrance to Universal Studios Florida being just minutes away. For parents with little kids, this is a relief after a long day in the parks.
ROCK AND ROLL PARAPHERNALIA
Throughout the lobby and halls, there are constant reminders that the theme of the hotel is the heritage of rock music. Guitars, clothing, and other keepsakes from the most famous musicians in history are proudly displayed. It might be Katy Perry’s dress that appeals to the 8 year-old or Slash’s guitar that catches the eye of the teen. It might also be Jimi Hendrix’s childhood rocking horse that fascinates Mom and Dad. Regardless, there is a story within these legendary items that hold the attention of all ages.
EMACK AND BOLIO’S
Born out of a basement in Boston, Emack and Bolio’s ice cream was created by lawyers (who represented rock and roll musicians). Back in the ’70s, their clients needed a place to hang out and satisfy midnight munchies after they were done with their gigs. Decades later, the outrageous flavors of ice cream, yogurt, and sorbets are available at the Hard Rock Hotel. Families get a kick out of designing their own dessert from a unique selection of frozen treats, toppings, and cones while learning about the music legends that inspired them.
CAMP LITTLE ROCK
Sometimes what families need is a little time to indulge in activities that don’t include everyone in the party. Kids want to play video games, do crafts, and participate in organized activities. Mom and Dad want to have a quiet night together, holding hands, and enjoying a long meal. Both can be accomplished by reserving the service of Camp Little Rock. Paying an hourly fee, children are free to have fun under careful, adult supervision while parents are free to do whatever it is that they want. Check ahead of time to see which nights Camp Little Rock has availability.