Sonesta ES Suites Orlando - 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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Traveller rating

  • Excellent (1977)
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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Good family holiday

Aug 6, 2022 71finnw Bournemouth, United Kingdom

A lovely family holiday, we rented 3 suites and took full advantage of the shuttle bus service to access the Disney hotels. The site is very clean, the pool was lovely and well maintained and it had all the basic amenities that you would expect. It is somewhere between a hotel and a self-catered villa, so bear that in mind if travelling.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great location, hotel need a renovation

Aug 2, 2022 lewsey0

The SONESTA ES SUITES LAKE BUENA VISTA - ORLANDO was not great. The staff were friendly and the cleaners cleaned the room fine. The room had been given a lick of paint and the kitchen ware was all washed in the dishwasher. The shower and kitchen were clean. The staff also gave us all our requests (quiet, non smoking, no pets) and upgraded us… Read more
The SONESTA ES SUITES LAKE BUENA VISTA - ORLANDO was not great. The staff were friendly and the cleaners cleaned the room fine. The room had been given a lick of paint and the kitchen ware was all washed in the dishwasher. The shower and kitchen were clean. The staff also gave us all our requests (quiet, non smoking, no pets) and upgraded us to a 2 bedroom room. The location was excellent However, the carpet and sofa were stained and smelly. We had to wear slippers / flipflops to walk on the carpet and we took the sheets off the bed to cover the sofa to sit on it. We had taken our own sheets and pillowcases which was a good thing as the sheets were clean but had some dodgy stains / marks on them (like chewing gum that didn't come out in the wash) and were synthetic not cotton. There was also a bit of a musty smell when you walked in - not the first time when we entered but all the days after that - they must have sprayed something to get rid of the musty smell. Our clothes smelt musty when we got home. It wasn't bad enough to ask for another room (I suspect we had one of the better rooms) but I would not stay there again. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Excellent place to stay on international drive

Aug 1, 2022 jonesyp73 Lancashire, United Kingdom

Really enjoyed our week here. The suites are spacious, clean and plenty of hot water. Perfect location for bars, restaurants, and trolley bus stop right outside the hotel. Staff very friendly and helpful at check in and throughout our stay. Pool and hot tub clean and tidy, great to relax in after a day at parks or shopping. Would definitely… Read more
Really enjoyed our week here. The suites are spacious, clean and plenty of hot water. Perfect location for bars, restaurants, and trolley bus stop right outside the hotel. Staff very friendly and helpful at check in and throughout our stay. Pool and hot tub clean and tidy, great to relax in after a day at parks or shopping. Would definitely return 😎 Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Don't Bother

Jul 19, 2022 Samzoo22

The hotel is nice but needs some changes. They are trying to be a five star resort and they aren't one. The breakfast is a joke. You get better at cheap hotels. Very few of the staff speak English. I couldn't get help bringing my bags down the stairs because I was told the housekeeping manager would start screaming. I tried to address management… Read more
The hotel is nice but needs some changes. They are trying to be a five star resort and they aren't one. The breakfast is a joke. You get better at cheap hotels. Very few of the staff speak English. I couldn't get help bringing my bags down the stairs because I was told the housekeeping manager would start screaming. I tried to address management but they are very rarely there and aren't there on weekends and was told any issues would have to be emailed and wait for a manager to come back in a week later. I've stayed at Sonesta hotels all over the country and this certainly doesn't live up to the Sonesta brand. The resort constantly smells like weed, people are always smoking it in the smoking area, courtyard, and stairwells. I hate having to walk through the smell just to get to my room every time. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Home away from home

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