Sonesta ES Suites Lake Buena Vista

Lake Buena Vista, Orlando

Virgin rating

The hotel

Combining spacious suites with a fantastic location, and great value for money, the Sonesta ES Suites Lake Buena Vista will be a hit with parties of all sizes. You’re just a mile from the Walt Disney World entrance, so you can be hitting those thrills in no time, but you’ve also got plenty of facilities and space in your own suite should you wish to just chill out with a takeaway for the evening, or have a family BBQ. Self-parking is complimentary for Virgin Atlantic Holidays customers, and guests can jump on the shuttle service to nearby parks for a small daily fee - ideal for saving on parking! The friendly staff will be happy to point you in the direction of local restaurants in walking distance too, of which there are plenty! However, with the fully equipped kitchen you can also whip up your own meals in no time. And when you’re hot and tired from a day exploring all that Orlando has to offer, the outdoor pool will be very welcome for a refreshing dip!

Amenities

  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Swimming Pool
  • Close to Universal Orlando Resort

Where is it

Hotel information

All suite accommodation, with fully equipped kitchens, spacious living room, air-conditoning, complimentary WiFi access, flat-screen TV with premium movie channels, and safe, 

One Bedroom Suites feature a king-size bed and sofa bed, sleeping maximum 4 people.

Two Bedroom Suites with 1 king-size bed in the first bedroom, and 2 double beds in the second bedroom, plus a sofa bed in the living area, sleeping maximum 8 people.
  • Free Nights: Stay for 7 nights, pay for 6 for stays completed between 3 Jan–3 Feb '23. Any applicable offers havebeen calculated into the prices shown. Offers may not be combinable. 
  • Free Nights: Stay for 7 nights, pay for 6 for stays completed between 13 Aug–5 Oct '23 and 29 Oct–22 Dec '23. Any applicable offers have been calculated into the prices shown. Offers may not be combinable. 

Shuttle service to Walt Disney World® and Universal Orlando®  can be reserved while at the property for $7 per person, per day, roundtrip (payable locally, fee subject to change). Self-parking is complimentary for Virgin Atlantic Holidays customers.

Outdoor BBQ grills available for use. In your suite, you’ll find a full list of local restaurants that offer take-out, delivery or full table service—many are even within walking distance.

Outdoor heated swimming pool, kids pool, and whirlpool. Resort style gazebo and sitting areas available. Fitness centre. ‘The Nest’ common area. Game room arcade. 

Complimentary WiFi access. Concierge*. Laundry service*. 

*Denotes local charge.

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May 9, 2022 Nano487

I've been staying here for the weekdays since December. It's my home away from home. The staff has always been very nice and helpful. I can't even give specific names because they've all been great. I definitely recommend it here. Only downside would be the paying for parking but they do have security so it's like you're paying to keep your space… Read more
I've been staying here for the weekdays since December. It's my home away from home. The staff has always been very nice and helpful. I can't even give specific names because they've all been great. I definitely recommend it here. Only downside would be the paying for parking but they do have security so it's like you're paying to keep your space safer. I love that you can bring your pets so it feels more like home. Read less
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May 1, 2022 Ajita W

This property is so horribly maintained. It’s absolutely dirty. The windows might have been cleaned decades ago.. it had green fungus molds. I found tiny bugs in the set of clean towels. My son and I had breathing problems towards the end of our visit. I wondered what was triggering it. We were perfectly healthy when we were outside enjoying… Read more
This property is so horribly maintained. It’s absolutely dirty. The windows might have been cleaned decades ago.. it had green fungus molds. I found tiny bugs in the set of clean towels. My son and I had breathing problems towards the end of our visit. I wondered what was triggering it. We were perfectly healthy when we were outside enjoying places but the moment we got in the room we had itchy throat and heavy breathing problems, to the point we had to use nasal sprays. Please protect your health and book some other place. This place is not cheap to be maintained so unhealthy Read less
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Apr 19, 2022 mridulakalyan Austin, Texas

We have booked this hotel in the month of NOV 2021 for 5 days. This is an apartment style living hotel which we loved. Very close to Disney World. We always book our hotels near to the destination as we travel with kids who are very energetic and cannot wait to get to the destination. Coming to the hotel, it's home away from home. It's like a… Read more
We have booked this hotel in the month of NOV 2021 for 5 days. This is an apartment style living hotel which we loved. Very close to Disney World. We always book our hotels near to the destination as we travel with kids who are very energetic and cannot wait to get to the destination. Coming to the hotel, it's home away from home. It's like a studio apartment. We never saw a hotel providing the kitchen utensils and cookware, but here I was surprised to see all the utensils. They provided utensils for a 4 member family. Plates, Bowls,Spoons,Forks,Knives,Spatula and cookware.We also had a coffee maker and small coffee machine, instant coffee packets and sugar packets. They also gave dish liquid, kitchen towel rolls 2. Complementary breakfast is available. Due to COVID-19 we are not allowed to sit in the breakfast area, one person can go pick all the food. I don't know about pre COVID-19, but during our stay we got a simple breakfast like Bananas, Orange Juice, Cupcakes and Oat Meal Bars... Luckily we had one store nearby where we got Indian groceries. We bought rice,lentils,Ready to use curries and some Rotis. WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge. Dry cleaning with Additional charge, Common Laundry with Additional charge.Room were maintained very clean.Very friendly front office.They have shuttles to get to all parks of Disney and Universal Studios. Very easy to check out. We just called the front office and told them we are leaving. No need to drop the key. We kept the keys as a souvenir :D . We enjoyed our stay at Sonesta and would love to book our stay with them again!! Would definitely recommend this hotel to everyone... Read less
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Mar 14, 2022 Rick S

If you are looking for luxury do not stay here. While it is one of only a handful of places in Orlando that have two bedroom suites with two bathrooms it is definitely in need of room renovations. Upon entering our room the first thing we noticed was the stains on the sofa cushions so bad my kid did not want to sleep on it, the stained carpets… Read more
If you are looking for luxury do not stay here. While it is one of only a handful of places in Orlando that have two bedroom suites with two bathrooms it is definitely in need of room renovations. Upon entering our room the first thing we noticed was the stains on the sofa cushions so bad my kid did not want to sleep on it, the stained carpets and the totally outdated curtains. We love our morning coffee and brought our own coffee but the coffee pot heating pad was totally rusted out and we did not feel comfortable using it. The front desk gives out a flyer that says only one person per room is allowed to go down and get breakfast so My 16 yo son went down and was only given enough food for three people even though we had 5 people in our room which he explained but it didn’t matter he was only allowed 3 muffins. The beds were awful..very loud and squeaky when we moved or rolled over, not pillow top but had a strapped on cushion to mattress, just very old and in need of replacement. NO ELEVATORS, you must carry all of your luggage up the stairs which is not mentioned on their website. The front desk and lobby area is not impressive at all it looks more like a nasty convenience store, with one person serving guests so the wait time at 10 pm was quite long. I do not think i would stay here again but on a positive note, the A/C worked perfectly it was nice and cold and the property was somewhat quite after 10 pm quite hours. It worked for us bc we weren’t in the room that much. Read less
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Mar 2, 2022 Christy8885 Cloughey, United Kingdom

I will agree, this place is absolutely fantastic Check in was smooth and reception staff were brilliant and friendly. I've got to make a special mention to Mark the janitor/caretaker guy. Absolutely fantastic person and brilliant at his job I hope he gets this message, and all the staff appreciate how brilliant he is. The rooms were just what we… Read more
I will agree, this place is absolutely fantastic Check in was smooth and reception staff were brilliant and friendly. I've got to make a special mention to Mark the janitor/caretaker guy. Absolutely fantastic person and brilliant at his job I hope he gets this message, and all the staff appreciate how brilliant he is. The rooms were just what we needed a family of 4, 2 adults 2 kids. They were spacious and clean if a little dated. We made great use of the BBQ facilities and the firepits at night. Again nothing was a problem for Mark. The pool and hot tub was our special end of the day treat and a great way to wind down after a day at the theme parks. Again spotless clean and well kept (probably down to Mark again?) It's perfectly located also in close proximity to winn dixie and loads of restaurants. All in all I'm delighted with this find after being reccomended by Trailfinders here in Belfast. I would most definitely reccomend to families like ourselves and I will return in the not to distant future! Read less