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Sonesta ES Suites Orlando
Ranked #26 of 335 Hotels in Orlando
Certificate of Excellence
Vancouver, Canada
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3 reviews
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“Great Place!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2011

we stayed in a 2 bedroom suite and it was great! space was very adequate for 5 adults and 1 infant. very convenient location, walking distance to grocery stores and restaurants. shuttle service was great, didn't have to rent a car for the week that we were there till we decided to do some outlet shopping. great complimentary social evening drinks and specials at the bar every night! this place had all that we were looking for, free parking, free wifi, free breakfast, free shuttle service and self service laundry. would come back next time we're in town!

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled with family
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2011

Stayed at this hotel for the second time - we were here last year too. I'm glad we came back - there's a great home away from home feeling here. The staff are all very welcoming and friendly & allowed us to check in early to our two bedroom suite. The rooms are spacious and filled will all the amenities that you will need for a comfortable stay.The rooms are spotlessly clean. I love the location of this hotel - it's in the ideal situation on I-Drive; not too noisy but yet with plenty to do just outside your door. There are lots of restaurants and shops within walking distance and also a fun mini-golf place just across the street. It's a short drive to Universal Studios and SeaWorld (6-7 minutes) and only a 15 minute drive to Walt Disney World.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
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Richmond, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2011

Booked a suite which included 2 bedrooms/2 full baths/pull out sofa/full kitchen. The rooms were clean and exactly what a group our size (8) needed. If you are looking for a top of the line hotel then this hotel may not be what you are looking for. However, the beds were comfortable and the kitchen was handy. Hotel in great location to many activities. Ponderosa directly across the street as well as a other restaurants, shopping and entertainment. We walked to Ripley's. Older teenagers walked to amusement park in the evening. No safety concerns. Hotel has security overlooking the grounds at night. Hotel staff friendly and helpful. Hotel breakfast had waffles, fruit and other items-something for everyone. The pool was busy from open to close. Hotel also has a small store, bar and laundry. We used Kennedy Tours for transportation to/from hotel and cruise terminal. We used Mears taxi to/from Universal Studios. Local bus transportation used by older teens to go to the mall-very cheap ($1.50 one way). I would most definitely stay again.

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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
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Ballymena, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2011

We had read a lot of the reviews posted here before we left and they were very helpful. The location was great and the rooms themselves were clean and well kept. Yes they could do with up-dating and a little refurb but all in all it was great! The breakfast was great and the pool was not too deep. The sun-downers were really good as it got everyone together in the evening and we met some lovely people. Will definately be back.....just need to start saving!!

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
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Irvine, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2011

A great location on International Drive (I- Trolley stop 19). Just beside Tony Roma's and across the road from Pirate Coves crazy golf. On entering the hotel there was a strong musty smell which was a bad start. I don't know if it disappeared as our stay went on or we just got used to the smell but it wasn't as noticable as our stay went on. We had a two bedroom suite which was large and cleaned with fresh towels and toiletries every day. The bathrooms were a bit small and dated and the kitchen units were also very dated. Breakfast was bagels, toast,cereal, waffles, scrambled egg, bacon, fresh fruit and yoghurt. Tuesday - Thursday between 5.30 - 7.30 was free beer, wine and soft drinks, also free snacks (spring rolls, hotdogs, chicken nuggets etc). Hotel provide free bus to the parks but this was a bit of a nightmare. It was okay going to universal although a bit busy but going to disney the bus was greatly overcrowded and picked up and dropped off at numerous hotels. We just took the I- Trolley to aquatica and seaworld as hotel bus didn't pick up until 10.15 which we found a bit late. Overall it was okay just needs a a bit updated and extra buses for disney parks.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
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Clare
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2011

Just back from 1st trip to Orlando with family of 5, 2 adults, 3 kids. Stay in 2 bed apt., with buffet breakfast incl. Rooms, spacious, yes a little dated but very clean, fully serviced daily. Initial reaction poor when we arrived, we arrived about 10.30pm to be greeted at the front door by 3 drunken gentlemen who were loud and ladish. Thankfully this was the only incident we encountered throughout our stay. Staff very friendly and helpfull. On booking this hotel I was concerned that the pool was small, however it was ideal for relaxing beside the pool as it was easy to monitor the kids. The location is ideal for Universal, Wet n Wild, Aquatica and Seaworld. For shopping, Florida mall and Outlets less than 20 mins. drive. Plenty of restaurants within walking distance. Give Ming Chinese restaurant a miss, very expensive and very average. Wallmart on Sandlake road about 8 mins. Would certainly recommend as a family hotel.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2011

Traveling in a party of four adults ages 23-28, mainly for the disney and universal experience.

When we arrived at Staybridge we had read reviews on here about the place being a little dated, so we wer'nt suprised to see this was true when we arrived. We had a double bedroom room, which was very clean and yes it was dated but we stayed in it a minimal amount of time, towels where changed daily.
The staff in the hotel are very friendly, especially the lady who serves the free drinks if you give her a few dollars, she'll keep your drink filled without even asking.

We had one problem with our room, the fire alarm went off for no apparent reason and we ran down to reception and a guy came and sorted it within a few minutes.

Staybridge is in an absolute prime spot on international drive, within walking distance you can get to restaurants of every kind, Millers bar at 23 (i think) was excellent for prices on food and drink. 6$ for a pitcher of millers aint bad at all!!!

The only problem we had on this holiday was the free shuttle service back from the disney parks, sometimes there were too many people to fit on the 6 o clock bus, which means waiting until 9 for the next one. Ignorant people would push and heave to get on the bus, the first week i put up with this and then i basicly just started shouting at people that wouldnt wait in a queue and it worked, people sit/ stand in a queue for 30 minutes and people arriving 2 minutes before the bus stand at the front, shout at them and they will move, once i started doing it, everyone did!

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled with friends
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Property: Sonesta ES Suites Orlando
Address: 8480 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819-9329
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Location: United States > Florida > Central Florida > Orlando
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#37 Family Hotel in Orlando
#47 Romantic Hotel in Orlando
#54 Business Hotel in Orlando
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Sonesta ES Suites Orlando 3.5*
Number of rooms: 146
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sonesta ES Suites Orlando offers a convenient International Drive location, across from the Orlando Eye, near the Walt Disney World Theme Parks, Universal Orlando, and Sea World Orlando. 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 Shoppe convenience store, and The Pour, our new lobby lounge. The hotel also offers complimentary WiFi, onsite fitness room, heated swimming pool, business services, laundry, a complimentary shuttle to Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando, and an adjacent I-Ride Trolley Stop which provides transportation to Sea World, Aquatica, and the Orlando Premium Outlets. Guests appreciate this contemporary hotel near restaurants, shops and attractions easily within walking distance. ... more   less 
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