Sonesta ES Suites

International Drive, Orlando

The hotel

Sonesta ES Suites Orlando offers a convenient International Drive location near all of the Orlando's attractions. With a fresh modern appeal, all guest suites, public space, and dining options have been completely re-imagined. Offering 1- and 2-Bedroom Suites, a complimentary hot and cold buffet breakfast each morning, the on-site Shoppe convenience store, and a lobby lounge which offers daily happy hour specials. The hotel also offers complimentary WiFi, an on-site fitness centre, heated swimming pool and Jacuzzi, and a complimentary shuttle to Walt Disney World Resort and Universal Orlando Resort™. There are also many restaurants, shops and attractions within easy walking distance of the hotel on International Drive.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Swimming Pool
  • Hot tub
  • Families
  • Theme Parks
  • Children's Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Close to Walt Disney World Resort
  • Close to Universal Orlando Resort
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Fitness Centre/Gym

Where is it

On International Drive, across from the ICON Orlando Wheel and within walking distance to numerous shops, restaurants, and activities. Driving time from airport: 20 minutes.

Hotel information

146 suites. All with air-conditioning, premium bedding, full kitchen with cook-top stove, full-sized refrigerator, microwave oven, dishwasher, toaster and tea/coffee maker, cable TV, telephone, complimentary WiFi, safe, hairdryer, and iron and board. 1-Bedroom Suites have a master bedroom with 1 king-size bed and queen-size sleeper sofa in the living room, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

2-Bedroom Suites have a master bedroom with 1 king-size bed, a second bedroom with 1 queen-size bed and queen-size sleeper sofa in the living room, sleeping maximum 6 adults or 2 adults and 4 children.

Trio 2-Bedroom Suites has a master bedroom with 1 king-size bed, a second bedroom with 2 double beds and 1 queen-size sleeper sofa in the living room, sleeping maximum 8 adults or 2 adults and 6 children.

  • Free Nights: Book before 31 Oct '19 and receive every 7th night free for stays completed 8 Nov-20 Dec '19. Free night offer has been calculated into the prices shown.

  • Free Nights: Book before 31 Oct '19 and receive every 7th night free for stays completed 4 Jan–6 Mar '20. Free night offer has been calculated into the prices shown.

  • Free Nights: Book before 31 Mar '20 and receive every 7th night free for stays completed 16 Aug–2 Oct '20 and 8 Nov-19 Dec '20. Free night offer has been calculated into the prices shown.

Complimentary shuttle to Walt Disney World Resort and Universal Orlando Resort™ (reservations required). Complimentary self-parking. I-Ride Trolley bus stop nearby which stops at Sea World and Aquatica*.

Complimentary hot and cold buffet breakfast (07:00-10:00am, daily). The Pour lobby lounge, with daily happy hour specials (5:30-7:00pm, daily). The Shoppe convenience store (open 24-hrs).

Heated outdoor swimming pool, hot tub and sun deck. 24-hour fitness centre, tropical courtyard with sunbathing areas. Business centre.

Complimentary WiFi available. Laundry/dry-cleaning facilities*.

Wheelchair accessible rooms available on request. Please note that these rooms are subject to availability and may be restricted to specific room categories and bedding arrangements. Rooms and facilities vary between hotels so please check at the time of booking. For more information and contact details please check out our Special Assistance page

*Denotes local charge.

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Oct 20, 2019 Stevejdp Macclesfield, United Kingdom

Our first visit to this hotel and can highly recommend. Spacious accommodation, spotlesssly clean and comfortable beds. Amazing amount of storage space. Microwave, hob, dishwasher and fridge/freezer. Swimming pool that never seems to be crowded. Well located on International Drive with an I Ride trolley stop right outside so easy to get to the… Read more
Our first visit to this hotel and can highly recommend. Spacious accommodation, spotlesssly clean and comfortable beds. Amazing amount of storage space. Microwave, hob, dishwasher and fridge/freezer. Swimming pool that never seems to be crowded. Well located on International Drive with an I Ride trolley stop right outside so easy to get to the Outlet Malls and Sea World. Free shuttle buses to Disney and Universal. Breakfast included, can be a bit hectic at peak times. Virgin and Tui both feature the Sonesta if you want a package. Finally, the staff. Extremely friendly and helpful. Prompt replies to queries prior to and after booking. Always smiling and I cannot praise them highly enough. Read less
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Oct 19, 2019 Huxleypiguk Cardiff, United Kingdom

A great place to base yourself in Orlando to see the sites and the parks. If you want to eat in there is a kitchen to cook, if eating out is your thing, you are on Internation Drive home to 10's of food outlets. Opposite is Icon Park with the wheel and a Walgreens, usful for basic shopping. The pool is small but great for a chill down and the… Read more
A great place to base yourself in Orlando to see the sites and the parks. If you want to eat in there is a kitchen to cook, if eating out is your thing, you are on Internation Drive home to 10's of food outlets. Opposite is Icon Park with the wheel and a Walgreens, usful for basic shopping. The pool is small but great for a chill down and the jacuzzi hot. There is a daily shuttle to and from Disney and Universal, with the iDrive Trolley taking you to Seaworld - still don't understand why this route doesn't go to Universal! Breakfast is included, though as mentioned by others, some rotation of the options, cereals, pastries etc would be good. Lived on Oatmeal and bagels for two weeks, but it did us OK and set us up for the day. Best bit, the staff. Reception amazing, help desk great, cleaning staff hard working and friendly and the breakfast staff non stop topping up the empty dishes. Would I stay here again? Yes and would recommend anyone to do so. Read less
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Oct 17, 2019 donnamariatrevor Hartlepool, United Kingdom

For a 3 star Hotel there was nothing to complain about. It was spotless. The free breakfast was ample to fill up on before a trip to the theme parks. Nothing was ever to much for the staff and they were happy to help with anything. The concierge was amazing with any queries we had and knew the area really well.
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Oct 13, 2019 robinjohnson2

Stayed at the Sonesta while attending a conference. This is a great facility for business travel as it allows 2 people to stay in the same room with their own private bedroom and bathroom. Also provides a kitchen and living area that can be used for relaxation or work. Hotel is located in an excellent location with lots of drug stores, small… Read more
Stayed at the Sonesta while attending a conference. This is a great facility for business travel as it allows 2 people to stay in the same room with their own private bedroom and bathroom. Also provides a kitchen and living area that can be used for relaxation or work. Hotel is located in an excellent location with lots of drug stores, small grocery stores, and restaurants within walking distance. Directly on the trolley line for easy hop on and hop off access. Read less
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Oct 13, 2019 Samantha L London, United Kingdom

We stayed here for 21nights the hotel looks lovely on the outside and have everything on your doorstep. If your using the I.trolley its perfect because you have a stop right outside the hotel. Although the hotel do a bus shuttle to theme parks. The pool was on the smaller side (29 sunbeds around the pool) and closed kind of early which was a shame… Read more
We stayed here for 21nights the hotel looks lovely on the outside and have everything on your doorstep. If your using the I.trolley its perfect because you have a stop right outside the hotel. Although the hotel do a bus shuttle to theme parks. The pool was on the smaller side (29 sunbeds around the pool) and closed kind of early which was a shame because after a busy day you just want to chill out and cant for long. The hotel bar didn't open till 5pm every night and closed 9pm and when your having a pool day and want a light drink not very good. The room its self had mold in places and smelt of it.. probably due to the AC unit. The room was spacious and tidy. They say the house keeping do a light clean everyday and every 5th day a deep clean. We couldn't tell which day was which. They made the beds, fresh towels and empty the bin but no sweeping of the floors. We did have an incident when using the washing room, Someone took our wet clothes out the dryer and left them on the table and used our time we had paid for. Spoke to the lovely lady at reception and she gave us back our money (thank you again). Overal the hotel was average but the staff are amazing Tyler at reception and the lady he often worked with (cant remember her name sorry!) Couldnt do anymore for us and so so friendly. ** I would say if you have young children or a light sleeper maybe request a back room as it can get kind of loud across the road on the Icon area some nights (not hotels fault)** Read less