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“Good 1 Week Stay” 4 of 5 stars
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SUNSOL International Drive
3.0 of 5 Motel   |   5859 American Way, Orlando, FL 32819 (Formerly Super 8 Orlando-International Drive)   |  
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Ranked #142 of 327 Hotels in Orlando
Calgary
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37 reviews 37 reviews
31 hotel reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Good 1 Week Stay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

We stayed at the SunSol International Drive for one week in March 2014. Overall it was a great stay, i'm surprized that the reviews aren't better. The property appeared to be very new and well kept. I've broken our review into areas:

The Room
It was modern, clean, but a little on the small side. As other reviewers noted there was no bathtub which wasn't a problem for us with a one year old baby. The biggest challenge was there is no shelf for shampoo/soap.

Pool
There is a nice quiet pool area with a mini splash park and playground. The pool was very warm, and the area is well kept.

Internet
Worked well, although the signal was week in our room

Staff
They were fantastic. Our baby vomited on our bed one night and the staff were very sympathetic and came up with new sheets and towels very quickly.

Breakfast
As other reviewers noted, there is a lack of seating in the breakfast area. We had breakfast before 8 and managed to find a seat every morning. The breakfast was reasonable with toast, bagel, cheap pastries, pancakes, yogurt, cereal, and juice.

Overall we would stay here again. Yes, there is a $8/night resort fee which isn't fair, but every hotel in the area has a similar fee structure so I can't hold that against this particular hotel.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sunsol_Hoteles, Director de Relaciones Públicas at SUNSOL International Drive, responded to this review, March 24, 2014
Dear guest, thanks for sharing your experience at SUNSOL Hotels with us. Please know that we are taking all your suggestions under consideration in order to provide a better service. Our commitment is to make your stay as pleasant as possible to guarantee a memorable vacation. We hope you visit us again soon to check out all the changes made in your benefit. Have a wonderful day!
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Stayed in this hotel for a short family vacation. Great value for what it offers. Located right across Universal and Island of Adventure, it offers free convenient shuttle to the parks. The breakfast is Continental only, but enough for a couple of days. The rooms and the property are very clean and well maintained. The pool and the play area are small, but enough to spend your sunset after walking all day at the parks. Overall, great new hotel and budget friendly.

  • Stayed March 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Sunsol_Hoteles, Director de Relaciones Públicas at SUNSOL International Drive, responded to this review, March 24, 2014
Dear guest, thanks for sharing your experience at SUNSOL Hotels with us. We are committed to guaranteeing you the best stay possible so that your vacation is a memorable one. We hope to have you again very soon. Have a wonderful day!
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014 via mobile

I would just like to say think twice people think twice. The staff was very rude to my husband. He was there before me. He was already in Florida for work. And I was joining him later that day. They would not let my husband checkin because I booked the room. This place is just REALY not worth the money. Not realy nice. The location is good. But I can not recommend this place. I would never stay here again.

  • Stayed February 2014
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Sunsol_Hoteles, Director de Relaciones Públicas at SUNSOL International Drive, responded to this review, March 24, 2014
Dear guest, thanks for sharing your experience at SUNSOL Hotels with us. We are sorry to hear about your inconveniences. Please know that we are taking all your suggestions under consideration in order to provide a better service. Our commitment is to make your stay as pleasant as possible to guarantee a memorable vacation. We hope you visit us again soon to check out all the changes made in your benefit. Have a wonderful day!
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Conway, Arkansas
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99 hotel reviews
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117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

looks like an old hotel thats been renovated, and they really tried hard. Rooms weren't that bad. Comfy beds, flat screen on wall with many channels. Breakfast room too small and my husband got a carton of bad chalky milk that made him sick at Disney. We got a Groupon rate. Maid cleaned our room when asked.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Sunsol_Hoteles, Director de Relaciones Públicas at SUNSOL International Drive, responded to this review, March 24, 2014
Dear guest, thanks for sharing your experience at SUNSOL Hotels with us. We are sorry to hear about your inconveniences. Please know that we are taking all your suggestions under consideration in order to provide a better service. Our commitment is to make your stay as pleasant as possible to guarantee a memorable vacation. We hope you visit us again soon to check out all the changes made in your benefit. Have a wonderful day!
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6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014 via mobile

Hotel is nice and modern. Clean. Nice pool area. Staff seemed friendly. Most of the staff and people staying there did not speak much English. Hotel does not have a laundry. Nice breakfast area. Beds were comfy and nice linens. Bathrooms tiny but we're practical. Doors seemed kinda drafty. Overall a pleasant stay and wonderfully located to universal studios. Will consider staying again.

  • Stayed February 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Sunsol_Hoteles, Director de Relaciones Públicas at SUNSOL International Drive, responded to this review, March 12, 2014
Dear guest, thanks for sharing your experience at SUNSOL Hotels with us. We are glad you had a pleasant stay and hope you visit us again in the near future, so we can provide even better service. Have a great day.
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Wouldn't recommend. Seemed very short staff, stayed 4 nights and house keeping showed up once to clean for the price u pay it is not worth it. You call and complain nothing gets done. Nice area plenty other hotels around to choose from

Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Sunsol_Hoteles, Director de Relaciones Públicas at SUNSOL International Drive, responded to this review, March 12, 2014
Dear guest, we are sorry to hear about your experience. Here at SUNSOL we greatly value our guests´ opinions and are constantly striving to provide better service. Your input will be taken into consideration and hope you visit us again to check for improvements made in your benefit. Have a wonderful day.
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

I'll keep this review short and to the point.

We were spending a single night in Orlando and had plans to do only 2 things... iFLY and Ice Bar, before flying home the next day. We wanted the hotel to be near to these places, be reasonably priced, and be nice. Not asking for much, were we?

SunSol met these criteria and was an excellent choice.

The property was clean and spacious. It is just off International Drive and was only a block from iFLY. It would be an excellent choice for anyone but especially for folks headed to the Universal Studios attractions as it is right next door.

Our room was nicely appointed, clean and fairly good sized.Great water pressure and stocked with all the items you might want... color LCD TV, iron, microwave, and min-fridge. The WiFi signal was strong also, which isn't as common as most people might think... Kudos.

There was a free breakfast in the morning also and although crowded, it had a decent variety of things and was, well, free.

The pool area looked nice and was popular although we didn't use it.

Lastly I'd like to call out the receptionist who checked us in, mid-afternoon on a busy Saturday...

Danae.

It was very busy and, for some reason, she was alone. As we waited in line, I noted her very steady and professional demeanor with every one, even the cranky customers who wanted to get into their rooms and hit the pool. She was great and I was happy be assisted by such a conscientious employee.

We'll stay here again on our next trip for sure.

Room Tip: We were on the 4th floor of "Building 1"... 425. Nice room. The rooms are numbered a littl...
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sunsol_Hoteles, Director de Relaciones Públicas at SUNSOL International Drive, responded to this review, March 12, 2014
Dear guest, thanks for sharing your experience at SUNSOL Hotels with us. We are glad you had a pleasant stay and hope you visit us again in the near future, so we can provide even better service. Have a great day.
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Address: 5859 American Way, Orlando, FL 32819 (Formerly Super 8 Orlando-International Drive)
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Location: United States > Florida > Central Florida > Orlando
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#9 Best Value Hotel in Orlando
#123 Family Hotel in Orlando
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — SUNSOL International Drive 3*
Number of rooms: 192
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
SUNSOL International Drive is your ticket to all the Orlando fun. Located near the popular International Drive corridor, this hotel places you within 5 minutes of Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure. Each morning we offer a delicious complimentary continental breakfast. The hotel also features free shuttles to Disney and Universal Studios, WI-FI in all rooms and common areas, a splash-park for kids, playground, heated pool and ticket-sale in reception 24 hours with bilingual service. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Travelodge International Drive
Travelodge Hotel Orlando
Travelodge Orlando
Orlando Travelodge
Orlando Travel Lodge
Travel Lodge Orlando

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