The Enclave Suites

International Drive, Orlando

The hotel

Just a 5-minute drive to Universal Orlando Resort™ and within walking distance of the International Drive Live entertainment complex, this is a great hotel with a heated indoor pool and 2 outdoor pools to relax by on days off from the fast pace of the thrilling theme parks! The Studios and 2-Bedroom Suites are comfortable and provide extra space, with a private balcony and fully-equipped kitchen. Exclusive to Virgin Holidays, why not treat yourself and upgrade to a Superior Studio or Superior 2-Bedroom Suite? All have modern furniture and kitchens with stainless steel appliances and granite counter tops. For a little extra pampering you could upgrade further to Club Room Studio or Club Room 2-Bedroom Suite. The new Market Place Pub is great for a light bite, and your day starts with a complimentary buffet breakfast (exclusive to Virgin Holidays' guests). If you decide to go out in the evenings, you can either walk or get the I-RIDE Trolley to the local restaurants on this lively strip.

Amenities

  • Swimming Pool
  • Hot tub
  • Families
  • Theme Parks
  • Children’s Playground
  • Children's Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Close to Universal Orlando Resort
  • Close to Seaworld Orlando
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Laundry Service

Where is it

Perfectly located one block from International Drive. A 5-minute drive to Universal Orlando Resort™, 15 minutes to Walt Disney World Resort and 5 minutes to SeaWorld® Orlando. Driving time from airport: 25 minutes.

Hotel information

321 individually owned and decorated studios and suites on 10 floors in 3 buildings with 2 lifts in each building. All with private balcony, air-conditioning, cable TV, coffee maker, kettle, fully-equipped kitchen with fridge, microwave and 2-ring burner, safe*, hairdryer, iron and board. Studios have a queen-size bed and sofa bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

2-Bedroom Suites sleep maximum 5 adults or 4 adults and 2 children (when utilising sofa-bed).

Exclusive to Virgin Holidays - Superior Studio and Superior 2-Bedroom Suites, Club Superior Studio and Club Superior 2-Bedroom Suites.

Club Room upgrades are available at an additional supplement, benefits include:

• Priority check-in upon arrival

• Priority boarding onto the scheduled hotel shuttle bus to the theme parks

• Complimentary drinks - soft drinks and bottled water in fridge on arrival and then replenished daily

• Late check-out until 3:00pm on day of departure

• Complimentary in-room movies

  • Free Nights: each 7th night free for stays completed between 3 Jan–4 Apr '19 and 27 Apr–13 Dec '19, 3 Jan–27 Mar '20 and 18 Apr–11 Dec '20, valid on Studio Rooms and 2-Bedroom Suites only. 7th night free for stays completed between 3 Jan–4 Apr '19, 1 Jun–30 Jun '19, 24 Aug–10 Oct '19 and 1 Nov–13 Dec '19, 3 Jan–27 Mar '20 1 Jun–30 Jun '20, 22 Aug–9 Oct  '20 and 1 Nov–11 Dec '20, valid on Family Fun Suites only. Free night offer has been calculated into the prices shown and is not combinable with any other free night offer.

  • Free Nights: stay 14 nights, pay for 12 for stays completed between 3 Jan–4 Apr '19, 3 Jan–4 Apr '19, 1 Jun–30 Jun '19, 24 Aug–10 Oct '19, 1 Nov–13 Dec '19, 3 Jan27 Mar '20, 1 Jun–30 Jun '20, 22 Aug–9 Oct '20 and 1 Nov–11 Dec '20. Valid on Superior Studio Room, Superior 2-Bedroom Suite, Club Room Superior Studio and Club Room Superior 2-Bedroom Suite. Free night offer will be applied at the time of booking and is not combinable with any other free night offer. Club Room supplement is still payable on free nights. 

  • Free Nights: book before 30 Nov '19 and stay 14 nights, pay for 11 for stays completed 1–30 Sep '20 and 1 Nov–15 Dec '20. Valid on Studio Rooms and 2-Bedroom Suites only. Free night offer will be applied at the time of booking and is not combinable with any other free night offer.

I-RIDE Trolley bus stop on the corner. Complimentary scheduled transport to Universal Orlando Resort™ and SeaWorld® Orlando. Transport to Walt Disney World Resort available*. Complimentary self-parking.

The Market Place (open from 7:00am-11:00pm) includes The Market Place Pub and The Market Place Store. Complimentary daily American buffet breakfast (exclusive to Virgin Holidays' guests).

2 outdoors pools, 1 heated indoor pool, 2 kids' splash pools, 3 Jacuzzis, children's play area, floodlit tennis court, exercise facilities, table tennis, table football. Sky Kids' Club offering scheduled activities* (operates seasonally).

Free daily housekeeping (includes dish washing). Coin-operated laundry/dry-cleaning service*.

Good general access for guests who are able to walk short distances and can manage up to six steps. For more information and contact details please check out our Special Assistance page

*Denotes local charge.

Please note: coach transfers are available to this property for an additional charge.

Please note: minimum check-in age is 18 years.

Rating summary

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Clean hotel but some staff are very rude

Jun 15, 2019 Connor J

I enjoyed staying at Enclaves. The hotel is situated in an excellent location, around 2 miles from Universal, and has an I-Ride trolley stop within 500m of the hotel. This makes getting around very easy and was probably the best aspect of the hotel. The room was acceptable. The windows looked slightly dated and could do with some TLC, as well as… Read more
I enjoyed staying at Enclaves. The hotel is situated in an excellent location, around 2 miles from Universal, and has an I-Ride trolley stop within 500m of the hotel. This makes getting around very easy and was probably the best aspect of the hotel. The room was acceptable. The windows looked slightly dated and could do with some TLC, as well as some fittings in the room. Comfy bed, and a nice bathroom too. However, we found the Air conditioning in the room to be very poor. It needed to be on for hrs to noticeably cool the room. It was also very noisy, which meant we were unable to have it during the night. I did mention this to reception who simply said it’s an old system and to just have it on all day while we were out. I found some staff to be incredibly rude. I couldn’t get her name but I asked one of the receptionists for the WiFi password, to be snapped back at. I found this very rude. If you don’t like your job, don’t do it. I also found one of the food and beverage team incredibly rude, she upset my partner. We asked for a pizza from the onsite Pizza Hut, and were yet again, snapped back at by her claiming she was about to finish and almost made us feel guilty for ordering. However, there are also some absolutely great staff who are a credit to Enclaves. Enrique is an absolutely lovely guy, as well as Eddie. We found both of the members of staff helpful and are a credit. Overall, I probably wouldn’t stay at enclaves again. I don’t like being spoken to in the way I was by certain members of staff and this has put us off staying again. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Clean and friendly

Jun 15, 2019 Kitten300880 Chelmsford, United Kingdom

We stayed in one of the refurbished two bedroom suites which was a great size. The beds were nice and big and lovely and comfy. It was essential for us to have a separate room and beds for our teenage boys to stay in. They also had their own ensuite bathroom with a bath, which we were not expecting. When the Virgin brochure says newly… Read more
We stayed in one of the refurbished two bedroom suites which was a great size. The beds were nice and big and lovely and comfy. It was essential for us to have a separate room and beds for our teenage boys to stay in. They also had their own ensuite bathroom with a bath, which we were not expecting. When the Virgin brochure says newly refurbished, it means everything has been repainted to within an inch of its life. New slat blinds had been hung on the windows, most were damaged, but they didn't hide the fact that the windows need replacing, they were really draughty, we had a storm one night and the wind whistled through the gaps all night long. All the towel rails and door hooks were all hanging off the walls, not a big deal, just looked shabby and dated, rather than fresh and refurbished. Hot American breakfast if you have it included was served buffet style in the cafe area. Good selection every day and the food was nice, but there aren't enough tables to go round, and although the staff are really lovely and friendly we found that we were having to clear the tables ourselves most days. Outside Swimming pools were lovely and clean and a great size. And you could get free towels from Reception. Location wise, we found it really good, right on top of International Drive which is what we wanted. Easily within walking distant of restaurants and the go karts and arcade. We were in the building furthest away from the go karts but could sometimes hear them clattering about in the evening. They offer a free shuttle bus to Sea World and Universal, which is great to get there, but only two return buses really late in the evening so we got Uber's back from Universal or the itrolley from Sea World. 20 minute drive from Disney. All in all I would recommend and I would stay here again. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great location

Jun 13, 2019 helenkK8226EZ

Just back from a lovely 10 nights at the Enclave suites! We were a little worried reading some reviews, but we never let them influence us and glad we didn’t. We asked for rooms in same block and close together and they accommodated this request. The room had everything we needed and was clean, yes some rooms kitchen/bathroom isn’t modern could do… Read more
Just back from a lovely 10 nights at the Enclave suites! We were a little worried reading some reviews, but we never let them influence us and glad we didn’t. We asked for rooms in same block and close together and they accommodated this request. The room had everything we needed and was clean, yes some rooms kitchen/bathroom isn’t modern could do with a upgrade but didn’t effect our stay. It is a great base especially for universal! We enjoyed the continental breakfast and the staff were lovely!! The outdoor pool was also sooo warm and hot tub was fab! Bonus being open till 10pm had great late night swims after park days! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating another amazing stay

Jun 12, 2019 susanfenw Gateshead, United Kingdom

stayed here again in April we had a suite with a terrace balcony it was amazing the staff are so helpful and polite my honest review is this is the only hotel i would stay in on i drive as i have stayed here 6 times now and never had a bad stay so i have booked up again for may 2020 and counting the days can i please say a HUGE thank you to all… Read more
stayed here again in April we had a suite with a terrace balcony it was amazing the staff are so helpful and polite my honest review is this is the only hotel i would stay in on i drive as i have stayed here 6 times now and never had a bad stay so i have booked up again for may 2020 and counting the days can i please say a HUGE thank you to all the staff especially VERA for making our stay even more special for our anniversary AGAIN THANK YOU and looking forward to coming back in May Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Second Visit - 20th April-4th May 2019

Jun 11, 2019 Mel L Salisbury, United Kingdom

We booked a two bedroom suite with Virgin Holidays and requested to be in Building 1 as we were in that building last year. Our room was very clean and comfortable. The beds were very comfortable, the showers were nice and powerful with plenty of hot water. We used both of the outdoor pools extensively and always managed to get loungers… Read more
We booked a two bedroom suite with Virgin Holidays and requested to be in Building 1 as we were in that building last year. Our room was very clean and comfortable. The beds were very comfortable, the showers were nice and powerful with plenty of hot water. We used both of the outdoor pools extensively and always managed to get loungers together. The location is great with plenty of free parking. The hotel is also very close to both I-Ride and Lynx stops. The staff are what truly make this hotel special, so thank you to Vera, Josefa and Thomas on Reception, Enrique, Burnett, Tabitha, TJ, David and “Fast” Eddie in the breakfast room, Raul and his team in Maintenance, Tracy and her team in Housekeeping, also Derek and the Security crew. As we booked with Virgin we had the hot breakfast option. We enjoyed our breakfasts very much and they really set us up for the day. We look forward to returning next year. P.S. Enclave Management - Please, please bring back the omelette station! Not only are omelettes a healthy option but also Enrique is truly a credit to your hotel. A second Mickey waffle machine wouldn’t go amiss either! Read less