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Sonesta Orlando ES Suites International Drive

4 stars
8480 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.3
out of 5
13 reviews
Family holiday

This was our second trip to the hotel and it's been upgraded recently with excellent results.... See full review

  • Shannon Blue
  • Aug 23, 2014
great weekend getaway

We stayed here for the weekend. Booked at the last minute was unsure of the establishment, but in... See full review

  • supermom35
  • Jun 30, 2014
Sonesta ES Suites Orlando offers a convenient I-Drive location near Walt Disney World Theme Parks/Universal Orlando/Seaworld Orlando and the Orange County Convention Center. With a fresh modern appeal / all guest suites / public space and dining options have been completely reimagined. Offering brand new One and Two Bedroom Suites - sleeping up to 8 guests / a complimentary upgraded breakfast buffet each morning / a new take on Happy Hour / on-site EShoppe convenience store and new lobby smoothie/coffee bar. The hotel also offers complimentary WiFi / onsite fitness room / heated swimming pool / business services / laundry and a complimentary shuttle that travels within a 5 mile radius of the hotel. Business travelers and vacationers appreciate this contemporary hotel near restaurants / shops and attractions easily within walking distance.

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Sonesta Orlando ES Suites International Drive Rooms

One Bedroom Suite - King
One bedroom suite- king bed - Free WiFI- Full Kitchen - Sleep sofa - Free Brkfst
Two Bedroom ADA 1K 2D Comm Tub
ADA Two bedroom barrier free tub suite 1K 2D Free WiFi - Full Kitchen - Sleep sofa
Two Bedroom ADA 1King 2Dbl Comm
ADA Communicatn enhanced 2bedroom ste 1K 2 dbls Free WiFi - Full Kitchen - Sleep sofa
Two Bedroom - 1King - 1Queen
Two bedroom ste - 1 king - 1 queen- Free WiFi - Full Kitchen - Sleep sofa - Free Brkfst
Two Bedroom King - 2 Doubles
Two bedroom ste -King- 2 Doubles- Free WiFi - Full Kitchen - Sleep sofa - Free Brkfst
One Bedroom - ADA 1Q Comm Shwr
ADA Barrier free 1 bedroom Queen roll-in shwr Free WiFi - Full Kitchen - Sofa
One Bedroom Ste - 1Q Comm Tub
ADA Barrier free 1 bedroom with queen bed Free WiFi - Full Kitchen - Sofa
One Bedroom ADA King - Comm
ADA Communication enhanced 1 bedroom king bed Free WiFi - Full Kitchen - Sleep sofa
Two Bedroom ADA 1K-1Q Comm Shwr
ADA Two bedroom barrier free shwr suite 1K 1Q Free WiFi - Full Kitchen - Sleep sofa
Two Bedroom - ADA 1K-1Q Comm Tub
ADA Two bedroom barrier free tub suite 1K 1Q Free WiFi - Full Kitchen - Sofa
Two Bedroom ADA 1K - 1Q Comm
ADA Two bedroom suite 1K - 1Q Comm Enhanced Free WiFi - Full Kitchen - Sleep sofa

Amenities

  • High-speed internet
  • Free parking
  • Heated pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
Air conditioned
No smoking rooms/facilities
Free local telephone calls
Elevators
FEMA approved
Activities
Heated pool
Fitness Center
Jacuzzi
Children's activities
Golf
Game room
Tennis
Play ground
Boating
Scuba diving
Fishing
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Coffee maker in room
Room service
Family plan
Services
24 hour front desk
Business center
Maid service
Laundry service
Guest laundromat
Express checkout
Concierge desk
ATM/Cash machine
Security
Wake-up service
Tour desk
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Car rental desk
Barber shop
Porters
Conference facilities
Gift shop
Copy service
Currency exchange
Audio visual equipment
Conference suite
Computer rental
Internet
High-speed internet
Parking
Free parking
Parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Accessible parking
Room
Television with cable
Safe
Kitchen
Desk with lamp
Hairdryer in room
Temperature control
Electronic door locks
Iron
International direct dial
Sprinklers in rooms

Nearby points of interest

  • Ripley's Believe It Or Not: 0.3 mi
  • Guinness World of Records: 0.5 mi
  • Trainland: 0.5 mi
  • Wonderworks: 0.6 mi
  • Pointe Orlando Dining, Shopping & Entertainment Complex: 0.7 mi
  • Orange County Convention Center: 1.2 mi
  • Malibu Grand Prix: 1.9 mi
  • Shingle Creek Golf Club: 2 mi
  • Universal Studios Florida: 2.1 mi
  • Aquatica Park: 2.1 mi
  • Universal Islands of Adventure: 2.1 mi
  • Seaworld Orlando: 2.2 mi
  • Universal Studios Escape: 2.4 mi
  • Sea World Adventure Park: 2.4 mi
  • Discovery Cove: 2.6 mi
  • Ripley's Believe It Or Not: 0.3 mi
  • Guinness World of Records: 0.5 mi
  • Trainland: 0.5 mi
  • Wonderworks: 0.6 mi
  • Pointe Orlando Dining, Shopping & Entertainment Complex: 0.7 mi
  • Orange County Convention Center: 1.2 mi
  • Malibu Grand Prix: 1.9 mi
  • Shingle Creek Golf Club: 2 mi
  • Universal Studios Florida: 2.1 mi
  • Aquatica Park: 2.1 mi
  • Universal Islands of Adventure: 2.1 mi
  • Seaworld Orlando: 2.2 mi
  • Universal Studios Escape: 2.4 mi
  • Sea World Adventure Park: 2.4 mi
  • Discovery Cove: 2.6 mi
  • Millenia Mall Complex: 3.8 mi
  • The Florida Mall: 4.6 mi
  • Gatorland: 7.2 mi
  • The Florida Citrus Bowl: 7.8 mi
  • Downtown Orlando: 8.7 mi
  • Amway Arena: 9 mi
  • Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre: 9 mi
  • TD Waterhouse Centre: 9 mi
  • Lake Eola Swan Boat & Gondola Rentals: 9.1 mi
  • John Young Planetarium: 10.4 mi
  • Loch Haven Park: 10.7 mi
  • Orange County Historical Museum: 11 mi
  • Orlando Museum of Art: 11.1 mi
  • Lake Whippoorwill Speedway: 14.3 mi
  • CFE Arena: 20.2 mi
  • Bright House Networks Stadium: 20.5 mi

Dining

Lobby Bar
Open daily each evening providing happy hour specials and a nice opportunity to engage other guests
Breakfast Buffet
Complimentary Breakfast Buffet Every Morning serving Hot and Cold Items.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
04:00 PM
Check-out:
11:00 AM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

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Guest Reviews (13)

Ratings and reviews for Sonesta Orlando ES Suites International Drive

Overall score

3.3 / 5
5.01.0
13 out of 13
Amenities:
3.8
Room cleanliness:
3.5
Hotel staff:
3.9
Room comfort:
3.6
Location:
4.2
Value:
3.8

77% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Shannon Blue
Business
County Clare, Ireland
Aug 23, 2014

Family holiday

This was our second trip to the hotel and it's been upgraded recently with excellent results. Location is perfect - located close to the iTrolley and local bus stops. Free transportation to and from the various parks is included. The free breakfast buffet was quite good with a reasonable selection. Highlight though was the staff - very friendly, helpful and efficient throughout the hotel. One member even remembered us from our previous trip which was 5 years ago ! In summary - highly recommended.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

The Brick bar and restaurant two minutes walk from the hotel.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
supermom35
Business
Georgia
Jun 30, 2014

great weekend getaway

We stayed here for the weekend. Booked at the last minute was unsure of the establishment, but in the end it was well worth it. Hotel was great... very clean, comfortable and cozy. Hotel staff was so friendly and polite.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Sonesta Orlando ES Suites International Drive

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Fl mama
Business
WPB, fl
Apr 7, 2014

Fantastic find.

I was pleasantly surprised! Very clean rooms, and hotel! Rooms very spacious, and comfortable. Complimentary breakfast had a nice spread, with plenty of options. Staff very friendly. No complaints, and would definitely return!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Sonesta Orlando ES Suites International Drive

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Tom F C
Business
Boynton Beach
Dec 24, 2013

Good Value

Hotel was still in the process of renovations, but the room was like brand new construction, with a separate living room, fully stocked kitchen, complete with fridge, microwave, sink, and even a dishwasher. Separate bedroom came with additional television and very comfortable bed. Closer to Universal than Disney, but right on International Drive. Offered free shuttle to theme parks, but scheduled times were not convenient for us. Complimentary breakfast consisted of oatmeal, waffle station, cereal, bagels, and assorted pastries. No eggs or breakfast sides, but it suited our needs. AC was not working properly in the temporary breakfast room. Had to put up with some construction noise at pre 9 am times, but didn't spend that much time in the roo. All in all a good value, and they didn't nickel and dime you with nonsense "extras" like parking and service fees.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: In Hotel

Good value for the type of room. Free parking, free shuttles to parks, and free breakfast.

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Review of Sonesta Orlando ES Suites International Drive

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Scaley Family
Business
UK
Sep 7, 2013

Great for the money

Whilst some of the decor needs refreshing, like others have stated, it's nothing that would detract from returning here. Rooms are spacious, breakfast is good and unhurried and the overall facilities were very good, with laundry, pools, shop, and easy at access wi-if. Good location on I-Drive, with the bus just outside if you need it. Recommended.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Day trip to Disney
Business
Boynton Beach FL
Apr 6, 2013

day trip to disney

We were in FL and decided on a whim to go to Disney for the day. We searched the web to find a hotel and there were not many choices being so last minute. We booked this hotel room and hoped for the best. The room was spacious but just did not feel clean. The bathroom was recently re-tiled and was missing baseboard pieces and the grout job was not very well done. My wife commented that it was more of a college spring break atmosphere not necessarily a family vacation hotel. The hotel served its purpose but I would not stay as a family again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
MZAB
Business
Stroudsburg PA
Mar 24, 2013

Nothing sweet about Sonests Suites

My family and I stayed at the Sonesta for a trade show, It was by far one of the worst hotels I have ever been to. First Impression from outside was fine, however once inside..... The Lobby was old and outdated, the room was disgusting dirty peeling paint, smelled terrible just to say the least. The bed was solid as a rock. The stay was bad enough I dont think I would ever give it a second chance.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
1
Location:
3
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Senor Frogs was very enjoyable and close to the Hotel

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Review of Sonesta Orlando ES Suites International Drive

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Tommy C.
Business
Syracuse, NY
Mar 7, 2013

Good Location but not 4 stars

So the location was great. A $12 cab ride to Universal or a 5 minute drive. Disney was only 20 minutes but easy to get to. Lots of great places to eat and drink nearby (The Brick House A+++). The room was a decent size but the appliances where pretty old and the room did have a musty smell. We were on the 4th floor so the fact that the nearest elevator was broken, was kind of a pain. I would wake up and falls asleep to hearing people rolling their luggage around the floor to get to and from the working elevator. There is also some sort of roof construction going on. Woke up to electric saws at 8AM. The jacuzzi was nice but broke after being in it for 5 minutes. Staff was helpful. I would stay here again, but I was expecting more from a 4 star place especially since I have stayed at others in Orlando and this doesn't really compare.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Entertainment tip: Short drive from hotel

Universal is soooo close.

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Review of Sonesta Orlando ES Suites International Drive

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Total ID Bossman
Business
Cleveland, OH
Jan 28, 2013

Business trip

Tight on parking spaces...may be due to some heavy equipment in lot.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Brick house close by - wide variety of meals Vitos Chop House - excellent meal

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Review of Sonesta Orlando ES Suites International Drive

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
BSTK
Business
NJ
Dec 12, 2011

Perfect!

+ side: Friendly Staff, good location, free parking, free breakfast, free sundowner reception, quiet, free wi-fi, clean rooms! - side: A little outdated, but it's still good! Don't listen to the people who complain about this hotel. Thank you StayBridge Suites staffs!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Eat at Joe's crab house. Great food! Friendly staff! Walking distance from the hotel.

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