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. For the breakfast lovers, feel right at home with a hearty breakfast from the new Morning Pour cafe. 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.
  • Special Offer - Sonesta ES Suites - Travel until 31st May 2024 and receive Kids Eat Free. Each Child (ages 3-9) receives one free kid’s meal for each qualifying adult meal purchase at the Morning Pour Breakfast Café. Offer subject to change. 
  • Special Offer: Book between 1st May'24 and 12th Jun'24 to receive up to 15% off the accommodation cost between 1st May'24–28 Feb '2 when staying 4 nights or more. Terms and conditions apply. Valid in 2 bedroom suites only. Any applicable offers have been calculated into the prices shown. Offers may not be combinable. Blackout dates apply. 
  • Free Nights: Stay for 7 nights, pay for 6 for stays completed between 5 Jan–23 Dec '25 when booked between 1st May'24-12th Jun'24. Any applicable offers have been calculated into the prices shown. Valid in 2 bedroom suites only. Offers may not be combinable. Blackout dates apply. Terms and conditions apply. 

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.

The Morning Pour Breakfast Café (serving Starbucks beverages and fresh breakfast items. 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.

Please note: Each hotel has their individual room cleaning operation, which may mean your room isn't serviced every day, please check with the hotel reception team on arrival for further details.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating WORST HOTEL STAY EVER! BED BUGS

Mar 25, 2024 Iloli J

What hoped to be a magical , relaxing experience turned into a nightmare. The room smelled like mildew but we decided we didn’t want to be annoying & decided we will just buy an air freshener and see how that goes . This is where it all started to go south .On the first night my husband noticed some red bite marks but we assumed it was probably a… Read more
What hoped to be a magical , relaxing experience turned into a nightmare. The room smelled like mildew but we decided we didn’t want to be annoying & decided we will just buy an air freshener and see how that goes . This is where it all started to go south .On the first night my husband noticed some red bite marks but we assumed it was probably a mosquito since we were out here . The second night we noticed some more marks and wasn’t sure where it came from . On the third night we found blood stains on the pillow and sheets and more mark on his body with severe itching which made it hard for him to sleep and to make matters worse, there was a bed bug dead on the pillow case . We informed the manager Diana who sent someone to check to see if it was truly a bed bug . When these two gentlemen came to check they found another bed bug under the mattress. Even though the manager tried to help , the trauma already set in . Making matters worse the new room was dusty behind the bed and we found condom wrappers and cookie wrappers which was absolutely unbelievable given our current situation with them. And now we are on vacation having to worry about if we are carrying the bed bugs home to our kids. And I had to make a doctors appt on our flight back home. Because my husband has allergic reaction from the bites . All they offered after the “ this is common “ was a 2 day refund … I should be getting a full refund for this . This is unacceptable ! At the end of the day nothing should excuse the cleanliness and safety of your customers….absolutely nothing .This place has a lot of potential of being great but this was an experience I never had to go through in an establishment in all my years of traveling around the world. And I hope they are not just apologetic but take sincere action to make sure none of their guest go through what we did . Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Needs renovations

Mar 16, 2024 Molley H

This hotel is in need of new carpet and furniture. It is stained and dirty. The room was damp from the humidity and air conditioning. When we got home, all our clothes stunk from the room and had to be washed two times to get the smell out. This is not a 3 star hotel and the price I paid to stay here was way too much. The lobby is lovely and… Read more
This hotel is in need of new carpet and furniture. It is stained and dirty. The room was damp from the humidity and air conditioning. When we got home, all our clothes stunk from the room and had to be washed two times to get the smell out. This is not a 3 star hotel and the price I paid to stay here was way too much. The lobby is lovely and everyone is friendly.. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Outrageous and Excessive Parking Fee

Mar 11, 2024 Bruce G

This appears to be an old property requiring an update. The room was not cleaned daily, and on cleaning days, cleaning staff didn't show up until dinner time. The daily parking fee was $15.00 and taxable resulting in a daily fee of $15.98. There was no obvious additional security to justify this additional fee/tax. I would not recommend this… Read more
This appears to be an old property requiring an update. The room was not cleaned daily, and on cleaning days, cleaning staff didn't show up until dinner time. The daily parking fee was $15.00 and taxable resulting in a daily fee of $15.98. There was no obvious additional security to justify this additional fee/tax. I would not recommend this property. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Quiet, clean and great location

Feb 27, 2024 ljg1006 Durham

I was a little worried after reading some recent negative reviews but our stay was great. Yes it’s a little dated (but not shabby) decor wise but it was clean and tidy. We were facing the pool and I was worried about noise but it shuts at 10pm and after that time the area was very quiet. We could hear the footsteps of people above us but it… Read more
I was a little worried after reading some recent negative reviews but our stay was great. Yes it’s a little dated (but not shabby) decor wise but it was clean and tidy. We were facing the pool and I was worried about noise but it shuts at 10pm and after that time the area was very quiet. We could hear the footsteps of people above us but it wasn’t bad. We had a 2 bed suite, both rooms had a small but functional bathroom. Beds were a little soft for our liking but it wouldn’t stop me staying again. The staff we spoke to were all friendly and it’s within walking distance of restaurants and Disney springs (or an Uber is about $10). For the price I’d definitely stay here again. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great family vacation spot would return.

Dec 26, 2023 Zoee S Toronto, Canada

Wonderful clean 2 bedroom suites with full kitchen and living room! Had lots of space was near wawa store so always had needed something was open 24/7 ! Good food too ! The pool was nice and very warm so that was a big plus! Especially when you have kids only down side their is no elevator so be careful if need one.