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
  • Close to Seaworld Orlando
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box

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.

  • Free nights: book before 30 Jun '19 and receive every 7th night free for stays completed 18 Aug–8 Oct '19, 8-17 Nov '19, 22 Nov-5 Dec '19 and 10-19 Dec '19. 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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Jun 16, 2019 osheak01 Dublin, Ireland

Fantastic hotel, has just about everything. The rooms are clean, comfortable and quiet. I’ve stayed here a few times and it’s my favourite hotel in Orlando. The staff are friendly and very helpful. Was there for Easter Sunday a few years ago and they had an Easter egg hunt around the hotel, the kids loved it. The pool is heated and a great place… Read more
Fantastic hotel, has just about everything. The rooms are clean, comfortable and quiet. I’ve stayed here a few times and it’s my favourite hotel in Orlando. The staff are friendly and very helpful. Was there for Easter Sunday a few years ago and they had an Easter egg hunt around the hotel, the kids loved it. The pool is heated and a great place to relax. Sea world and universal are on the ”I-ride” so really easy access all day. Breakfast is great and is included usually which is a big plus over other hotels in the area. Restaurants and shops all within walking distance. All in all a super place to base yourself in Orlando. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Spot on!

Jun 15, 2019 happyholidays1985 Doncaster

The hotel is brill! Yvonne on reception was fab- we forgot our pushchair & she found one out for us. Free breakfast & pool are basic but grand. Perfect really. The rooms are excellent size & have everything you need. (Fridge, dish washer, microwave, coffee machine) The hotel puts on 3 free shuttles to Disney/universal- perfect if u don’t want to… Read more
The hotel is brill! Yvonne on reception was fab- we forgot our pushchair & she found one out for us. Free breakfast & pool are basic but grand. Perfect really. The rooms are excellent size & have everything you need. (Fridge, dish washer, microwave, coffee machine) The hotel puts on 3 free shuttles to Disney/universal- perfect if u don’t want to do flydrive- you book on but they’re not busy. Times are First thing (8.30ish), brunch time & around noon. & they have 3 return shuttles. (5.30pm 8.30pm 10.45pm ish!!) If you prefer to Uber which we did from animal kingdom & typhoon lagoon because these are a bit faffy to get to/from, the price is around $12. It’s direct & about a 15minute drive. The location of the hotel is bang on. Over from icon park with plenty of eateries & things to see. We popped over for food n cocktails when our 3 year old was asleep in pram. It was easy enough for us & we will return to Sonnesta- it was perfect. $8 in an Uber to the outlet too although we didn’t rate the outlet, it was worth a ride for kids sketchers ha! You will have an amazing time. The suites are 2nd best to a pricey Disney hotel. Tip: Don’t forget your water in Disney parks $5.50 a pop! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Exactly as promised

Jun 14, 2019 Issy44

We’ve just returned from a stay here. I highly recommend it for location, accommodation and service at a very reasonable price. Very professional, unobtrusive but friendly staff. We had zero issues re cleanliness of our suite, which was a really generous size. I also wish to recommend Paul, the hotel’s concierge. We had booked our holiday … Read more
We’ve just returned from a stay here. I highly recommend it for location, accommodation and service at a very reasonable price. Very professional, unobtrusive but friendly staff. We had zero issues re cleanliness of our suite, which was a really generous size. I also wish to recommend Paul, the hotel’s concierge. We had booked our holiday last minute and weren’t organised re park visits etc. A quick, efficient meeting with him set us up very well for our stay. Free shuttle buses to Disney and Universal Parks were on time to the minute, both there and back. I’d definitely choose to stay here again. Thank you! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great Stay here. Lovely location and Accommodation.

Jun 12, 2019 BTFLYCHILD Milton Keynes, United Kingdom

We had a great stay at Sonesta ES Suites. It had everything we could have wanted and in a great location. This made a great base for us exploring the parks and International Drive. Right opposite ICON Park which was a great landmark too when driving back to the accommodation after a day at the parks. Lovely clean place to stay. Really… Read more
We had a great stay at Sonesta ES Suites. It had everything we could have wanted and in a great location. This made a great base for us exploring the parks and International Drive. Right opposite ICON Park which was a great landmark too when driving back to the accommodation after a day at the parks. Lovely clean place to stay. Really comfortable beds. It had everything we could have wanted and the staff were very helpful. Breakfast was well run and there was a nice selection of food each morning. We had planned to eat out for breakfast after reading some reviews on here, but we didn't need to as we had all we needed for breakfast and enjoyed it. We would stay here again and would highly recommend this place. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Very happy with our choice for our family holiday

Jun 7, 2019 Emma C Hawkinge, United Kingdom

We stayed here for our 2nd week in Orlando after spending the first in a Disney resort. It was nice to stretch out and have our own rooms and cooking facilities. The apartment was perfectly adequate and comfortable, it was fresh and clean enough for the price we paid. The breakfast was a big hit with the family. The selection was much better than… Read more
We stayed here for our 2nd week in Orlando after spending the first in a Disney resort. It was nice to stretch out and have our own rooms and cooking facilities. The apartment was perfectly adequate and comfortable, it was fresh and clean enough for the price we paid. The breakfast was a big hit with the family. The selection was much better than it appeared at first sight. Popular items were replenished quickly. Food was fresh and varied each day. The pool was well suited to our needs. Our 7 and 9 year old were quite safe and well entertained. Lots of sunbeds were available. We loved the location as there were plenty of restaurants and attractions in easy walking distance. As already stated we had spent our first week in a Disney resort so our plans for our week at Sonesta were more relaxed. We had however selected this accommodation due to the bus service to Disney parks provided. We were disappointed with the reality of the service. We were undoubtedly spoiled during our first week but we found the bus times far too limited and the whole experience stressful and uncomfortable. It wouldn't have been possible to get to the parks for park opening using the bus service, not a problem for us in our 2nd week but we would have been irritated by this if we had stayed the whole two weeks. Lyft and Uber services are fairly reasonable and a much more palatable experience. There is even a Lyft driver based at Sonesta who was really helpful. I would highly recommend these apartments but just don't rely on their bus service Read less