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Sonesta ES Suites Orlando

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Loved this hotel. Room are nice and clean. Close to restaurants and fun thing to do with kids. Overall, a very good choice. Would definitely stay here again.

Everything in room appeared to be fairly new! Two bedroom suite was small but very well appointed. Hotel in general exceeded my expectations.

Quick overnight stay at what looked like a clean, comfortable hotel online; however, the place much more run down in person. We had a 2 br with pullout couch but the mattress on the pullout was so worn down you could feel the metal bars through it. The whole room just had an “old” feel to it. Also, the fitness closet (too small to be called a room) was ridiculous for a place of that size. It’s basically only good for one person and not clean. The breakfast was just okay. It didn’t feel clean and again, not big enough for the crowd of people. Overall, for the price I paid, I expected much more.

Hotel is located in front of Orlando eye. Have free parking, free ahuttle and free breakfast. Comfortable modern suites.

1. Nice size suite (great for family) 2. Comfortable room 3. Great location ( International Drive)

Stayed in a 2 bedroom flat and it was great for our needs (2 guy friends). Staff was friendly and the hotel is perfectly located on International Drive to local eateries and a quick hop onto I4 for Disney, etc. Cannot find any real complaints about the room though the pillows were way too soft and I had to use 3 to keep my head up. The A/C does not blow directly into the rooms very hard so if you like to sleep like a polar bear like me just know you have to drop the temp all the way down and while you'll have a cold living room the bedroom should be comfy. You can tell the hotel is new with a renovation on some old bones but everything was clean and for the price could not be beat. Will definitely be looking at this place again next time we're In Orlando.

Very up to date, reasonably priced, friendly staff. Across the street from the "eye". Trolley outside door but a do-able walk to many restaurants, shops, things to do. Good "section" of international drive--lots to pick from. Only negative was pool was in a courtyard so around 3pm there was no sun getting to the pool area.

We had a very nice stay. We liked that the parks were close. I will be telling our friends about this place.

The pool closes too early compared to other hotels, the toilet was leaking some water.

After the initial shock of having no electricity and no A/C due to a power outage in the whole area, things went excellent. Very good breakfast buffet. If you like peace and quiet, I would recommend getting an room on the outside perimeter away from the pool. It can get a little noisy with the children playing..

Nice and clean hotel, good breakfast, rooms little small but ok, near many restaurants but lots of traffic in the area.

We are a family of 6 so we stayed in the 2 bedroom suite. It was plenty of room, everything was spotless (something that is VERY important to me), breakfast was great and the location to Disney parks and City Walk for nighttime dinner was perfect! We were very happy with this hotel and will definitely be back for our next trip!

Very comfortable exactly what I expected and hotel staff was very nice and helpful

Affordable hotel right in the middle of I-drive. Very clean rooms, nice breakfast included. The suites are a great option compared to a normal hotel room. It's very central to all of the theme parks, although Disney is the farthest away. I believe it was right at 20 minutes from the hotel to the parking lot of the Magic Kingdom. It's also convenient to the convention center and any type of restaurant you could want.

Nice, clean and well maintained. Accomodating. Was able to check in early. Breakfast was great!

The staff of the hotel was so so nice and welcome. The hotel is small but the location is perfect, the hotel is right on the international drive which was actually a great scenery spot. The best part of the hotel is the amendment!!!! I love the bed and pillows, so comfortable and clean!!! Good for kids! Will definitely come back if I visit Orlando agains.

It is a nice looking hotel inside and out, the beds were very comfortable. The staff is very friendly and there is plenty to do within walking distance. The location is a fun place.

our internal facing room did not isolate us from the noise outside. Kind of annoying.

We were there one night for a stay-cation, and it was a good experience overall with one major hiccup. We are local and just looking to get out of the house for valentines day. We like staying on I-drive a couple times a year. The suite had everything we would have needed for an extended stay (Friends was even playing in the laundry room!) My remote control died and they ran one up to me within a couple minutes. The problem I ran into was that they didn't have a cotton pillow for me that had a pillow case (only the decorative ones that I don't think they wash were cotton). I'm allergic to feather pillows and I've always thought that was a rather common allergy. I've never run into a hotel that didn't have a cotton one to offer to me. I ended up bundling up my hoodie.

After a nightmare at an other hotel, we packed our stuff and went for sonesta. We walked in and then we we were welcomed by several staff members in a very polite way (thank you Ivonne, receptionist!). Suites were perfectly clean, lot of space, exactly what we needed. Breakfast was hot, and enough to choose from. Perfect stay after exploring the parks and Orlando itself!

8480 International Drive Orlando FL

Hotel highlights

  • Steps from I-Drive 360
  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking

Sonesta ES Suites Orlando is adjacent to popular attractions such as I-Drive 360 and Coca-Cola Orlando Eye. This 146-room, 3.5-star hotel has conveniences like an outdoor pool, a 24-hour fitness center, and free in-room WiFi. Aquatica and SeaWorld® Orlando are also nearby.


Dining

Free buffet breakfast is served each morning from 7 AM to 10 AM. At the end of the day, the bar/lounge is a great place to grab a drink.


Rooms

The 146 air-conditioned accommodations feature kitchens and space to spread out with separate bedrooms, living rooms, and dining areas. 40-inch flat-screen TVs come with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries, and pillowtop beds with Egyptian cotton sheets ensure a restful night. Sofa beds, coffee makers, and free local calls are other standard amenities. Limited housekeeping is available.


Property features

At Sonesta ES Suites Orlando, guests enjoy features like an outdoor pool, a 24-hour fitness center, and a spa tub. There's free parking and a free area shuttle. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with dry cleaning/laundry, tours or tickets, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this family-friendly hotel include free WiFi in public areas, a meeting room, and a 24-hour business center.

Room options

Suite, 2 Bedrooms (1 King, 1 Queen and Sofa Bed)

King 1 | Sleeps 6

Suite, 2 Bedrooms (1 King, 2 Doubles, and Sofa Bed)

King 1 | Sleeps 8

Guest reviews for Sonesta ES Suites Orlando

Everyone (19) Couples (5) Business (1) Family (13) Other (2) Friends (2)
5

great hotel!!!!!

Everyone

Loved this hotel. Room are nice and clean. Close to restaurants and fun thing to do with kids. Overall, a very good choice. Would definitely stay here again.

By , from NY, NY on Jan 22, 2018

Review comment responded on Jan 23, 2018

Thanks for the 5 out of 5 review, we are glad to hear that you had such a nice stay with us. We look forward to welcoming you back!

5

comfortable stay

Everyone

Everything in room appeared to be fairly new! Two bedroom suite was small but very well appointed. Hotel in general exceeded my expectations.

By , from GA on Jan 14, 2018

Review comment responded on Jan 17, 2018

Thanks for the 5 out 5 review, we are so happy that we exceeded your expectations! We hope you choose us again the next time you visit the Orlando area!

2

disappointed and overpriced

Everyone

Quick overnight stay at what looked like a clean, comfortable hotel online; however, the place much more run down in person. We had a 2 br with pullout couch but the mattress on the pullout was so worn down you could feel the metal bars through it. The whole room just had an “old” feel to it. Also, the fitness closet (too small to be called a room) was ridiculous for a place of that size. It’s basically only good for one person and not clean. The breakfast was just okay. It didn’t feel clean and again, not big enough for the crowd of people. Overall, for the price I paid, I expected much more.

By , from NJ on Jan 7, 2018

Review comment responded on Jan 10, 2018

We're really sorry that the hotel did not meet your expectations. We have passed on your comments to our management staff. Your experience is certainly not typical for our hotel, I hope you give us another chance the next time you visit the Orlando area.

5

nice big 2 bedroom suite with excellent location

Everyone

Hotel is located in front of Orlando eye. Have free parking, free ahuttle and free breakfast. Comfortable modern suites.

By , from Puerto Rico on Jan 2, 2018

Review comment responded on Jan 3, 2018

Thanks for writing a review on the hotel, we are so happy to hear that you had a nice stay with us. We hope you choose Sonesta again the next time you visit the Orlando area!

5

great location!

Everyone

1. Nice size suite (great for family) 2. Comfortable room 3. Great location ( International Drive)

By , from Miami, FL on Dec 25, 2017

Review comment responded on Dec 26, 2017

Thanks for the nice review, we are glad that the hotel worked out so well for your family. We hope you come back and visit us again soon!

4

great option for 2 bedroom

Everyone

Stayed in a 2 bedroom flat and it was great for our needs (2 guy friends). Staff was friendly and the hotel is perfectly located on International Drive to local eateries and a quick hop onto I4 for Disney, etc. Cannot find any real complaints about the room though the pillows were way too soft and I had to use 3 to keep my head up. The A/C does not blow directly into the rooms very hard so if you like to sleep like a polar bear like me just know you have to drop the temp all the way down and while you'll have a cold living room the bedroom should be comfy. You can tell the hotel is new with a renovation on some old bones but everything was clean and for the price could not be beat. Will definitely be looking at this place again next time we're In Orlando.

By , from Delaware on Nov 8, 2017

Review comment responded on Nov 11, 2017

Thanks for writing a review on the hotel, I am glad to hear that you had a nice stay with us. We hope you choose Sonesta again the next time you visit the Orlando area!

5

great location

Everyone

Very up to date, reasonably priced, friendly staff. Across the street from the "eye". Trolley outside door but a do-able walk to many restaurants, shops, things to do. Good "section" of international drive--lots to pick from. Only negative was pool was in a courtyard so around 3pm there was no sun getting to the pool area.

By on Nov 7, 2017

Review comment responded on Nov 9, 2017

Thanks for the 5 out of 5 review!. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and that you found our location on International Drive so convenient. Please come back and visit us again!

4

nice hotel close to all parks in orlando.

Everyone

We had a very nice stay. We liked that the parks were close. I will be telling our friends about this place.

By , from Hamburg PA on Jul 26, 2017

Review comment responded on Jul 28, 2017

Thanks so much for the nice review, we're glad you had a good time with us. Please come back and visit us again soon!

4

the hotel is nice!

Everyone

The pool closes too early compared to other hotels, the toilet was leaking some water.

By on Jun 5, 2017

5

place to stay

Everyone

After the initial shock of having no electricity and no A/C due to a power outage in the whole area, things went excellent. Very good breakfast buffet. If you like peace and quiet, I would recommend getting an room on the outside perimeter away from the pool. It can get a little noisy with the children playing..

By , from Oklahoma City, OK on May 28, 2017

Review comment responded on Jun 1, 2017

Thanks so much for writing a review on the hotel, we are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. Please come back and visit us again!