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Sonesta ES Suites Orlando
Ranked #24 of 340 Hotels in Orlando
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 25 July 2014

Oh wow! We stayed here for 4 nights and it was lovely! Check in was easy, theres a lift and stairs to the rooms. Its self catering but they provide breakfast each morning for an extra fee, just normal kind of breakfast - cereal, fruit and yoghurt, toast, pastries and different warm meals every morning eg. pancakes with bacon, scrambeled egg and sausages. Our room was lovely, big sitting area with a lovely big TV, mam and dad had their own room with en-suite, safe and double bed while I had the same. The beds were so comfy, thats one of the things I miss from Orlando, I couldve stayed in the bed all day if there wasnt so much things to do! Theres also a fridge and freezer, hob and microwave for anyone who wants to do the cooking themselves. Before we came to Florida we said we'd use the pool if we got too tired in the day but unfortunately we didnt get to use the pool as we were so busy. But it looked very nice and space around to get the tan you want! Really close to everything, lots of restaurants on either side and lovely walk around. Supermarket is a 2 minute walk away and a mini golf activity across the road. Only a 20 minute drive to all the theme parks! Lovely people work there and a woman that will sell you tickets for any tours, theme parks or other activities going on! I'd come back in a flash!

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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2  Thank Helen D
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SonestaStaff, Manager at Sonesta ES Suites Orlando, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2014

Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback regarding your recent visit. We are very pleased that you and your family enjoyed your visit, and apologize if you were unable to utilze the pool. We truly appreciate your willingness to return, and we hope you and your family will visit with us again soon.

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Reviewed 23 July 2014

Clean & pleasant hotel, very accommodating and friendly staff, Breakfast good to get you started for the day, very good location for I Drive for walking out on an evening, will be ideally situated for new big Wheel experience opening soon.
I would recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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1  Thank Mike C
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SonestaStaff, Manager at Sonesta ES Suites Orlando, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2014

Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for your positive feedback regarding your recent visit. We truly appreciate your recommendation, and hope to see you and your family back again very soon.

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Reviewed 23 July 2014

Formerly stay bridge suites recent ally bought over and name changed a lot of money has been spent updating and upgrading the entire complex vast improvement very clean very friendly and helpful staff great space in the two bedroom/ eon suites rooms also they have a large lounge area come kitchen and dining area free wifi quite fast good bar area and a small shop on site not expensive for essentials and a laundrette on site , my only moan is the pool area is still very small
Good for a quick cool down but that's about it.

Ideally located right in centre of international drive will defo book again

Room Tip: Their all the same but ask for a rear room if on front you might here traffic noise?
  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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3  Thank Willy G
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SonestaStaff, Manager at Sonesta ES Suites Orlando, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2014

Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for taking the time to provide your feedback regarding your recent visit. We truly appreciate all of your kind words regarding our staff and our reimagined property. We apologize if you felt the pool was too small, but we hope everyone contines to have big fun in it. We look forward to having you as our guest in the future.

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Reviewed 21 July 2014

We stayed at Sonesta for 9 days, and absolutely loved it! We last stayed there when it was called Staybridge Suites, about 4 years ago. We were pleasantly surpirsed by the revamp of the hotel, which is still taking place whilst we stayed.

The staff are very friendly and accommodating - we were most impressed by Vanessa, Migna and Robert (the Manager), who were always willing to help us and just to chat to us, which was nice. Even the kitchen staff/cleaners are friendly and warm people, and remembered us from our last visit, which was nice.

The breakfast was good - there was a wide variety of choice, and the food was replenished regularly. The hot food changed on a daily basis as well, which was nice. The breakfast area did get very busy in the mornings; the best time to eat is after 9.30 or early at about 7. If not, you may struggle to find a table indoors, but we also found it nice to sit out by the pool and have our breakfast.

The rooms were very stylish and modern, as well as clean and tidy. There were 2 flat screen TVs in the suite, which was good from our perspective. The bathroom is also modern; the room was cleaned daily, and to a good standard, but sometimes late in the day (maybe because we were on the top floor). You feel very safe as there are always security staff everywhere.

The Manager was always willing to get customers' feedback as to any changes to make the stay even better, and seemed genuinly interested in our opinions.

The hotel is close to: Ponderosa, Cici's Pizza, Tony Roma's Restaurant, Goodie's Supermarket and Friendly's Restaurant. Opposite the hotel, there will be a large restaurant and shopping complex coming soon, which will provide more eating options to this area of International Drive.

Overall, we could not fault this place, and don't know why it is only a 3-star - easily a 4+! For a few £100s, the extra cost is well worth your money, especially if you want a peaceful, relaxing stay.

S. P. S. Dhiman & Family

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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2  Thank Surinder D
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SonestaStaff, Manager at Sonesta ES Suites Orlando, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2014

Dear Guest,

It was a true pleasure to have you and your family as our guest, and we truly appreciate your kind words about our property and staff. The feedback you provided both during and after your visit is greatly appreciated, and we will share you kind comments with all of the team to celebrate. On a seperate note, the team enjoyed the gift you left and we wanted to thank you. We hope to see you and your family once again very soon.

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Reviewed 20 July 2014

What a great place to stay! A quiet, relaxing pool, beautiful rooms, and complementary breakfast. Great service from the front desk as well. As an added bonus, the I-Trolly was located right outside the hotel for fast and easy transportation along International Drive! Loved the hotel and would highly recommend to all!

Room Tip: The second floor - close to the elevators and near the sun deck! It's also a quick walk to the p...
  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with family
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2  Thank Chelsey H
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SonestaStaff, Manager at Sonesta ES Suites Orlando, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2014

Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for taking the time to provide your feedback regarding your recent visit. We truly appreciate your postivie comments regarding the property and staff, and appreciate your recommendation to your friends and family. We hope you will visit with us again soon.

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Reviewed 19 July 2014

Everyone was warm & friendly from start to finish. The suite was decorated beautifully and had everything we needed. Kitchen was well stocked with essentials like serving spoons, hand towels and even glass bowls with lids for storing leftovers. Towels and bed linen are soft and plentiful.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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1  Thank Tiffany L
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SonestaStaff, Manager at Sonesta ES Suites Orlando, responded to this reviewResponded 20 July 2014

Dear Guest,

Thank you for the kind words regarding our property and your recent visit. We are very pleased that our property met your needs, and that the service we provided was superior from the begining until the end of your visit. We hope you will visit us again soon.

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Reviewed 17 July 2014

I have taken my 2 daughters to Orlando each July 4th Summer for the last 8 years for our annual Summer vacation as the first time we stayed at the ES Suites on International Drive in Orlando we were hooked! We are always extremely please with this Hotel and the staff! The ES Suites in Orlando Fl. on International Dr. has recently been renovated and we were so amazed with the new look! The staff is always very helpful and accommodating and the location is perfect for our activities! I would highly recommend the ES Suites on International Dr. in Orlando Florida to anyone as you will not be disappointed! Everything there is like new! We will continue to make our annual Summer stay at the ES Suites on International Dr. in Orlando Florida!
Thank you ES Suites!!!

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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2  Thank Stan V
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SonestaStaff, Manager at Sonesta ES Suites Orlando, responded to this reviewResponded 20 July 2014

Dear Guest,

It is our priviledge to have you and your family as our guests, and we truly appreciate your kind words about our property. We hope to become part of your traditional visits to Orlando, and we look forward to see you and your family again soon.

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Additional Information about Sonesta ES Suites Orlando

Address: 8480 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819-9329
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Region: United States > Florida > Central Florida > Orlando
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#37 Family Hotel in Orlando
#47 Romantic Hotel in Orlando
#54 Business Hotel in Orlando
Price Range: £113 - £261 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Sonesta ES Suites Orlando 3.5*
Number of rooms: 146
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sonesta ES Suites Orlando offers a convenient International Drive location, across from the Orlando Eye, near the Walt Disney World Theme Parks, Universal Orlando, and Sea World Orlando. With a fresh modern appeal, all guest suites, public space and dining options have been completely re-imagined. Offering brand new One and Two Bedroom Suites (sleeping up to 8 guests), a complimentary upgraded breakfast buffet each morning, a new take on Happy Hour, on-site Shoppe convenience store, and The Pour, our new lobby lounge. The hotel also offers WiFi, onsite fitness room, heated swimming pool, business services, laundry, a shuttle to Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando, and an adjacent I-Ride Trolley Stop which provides transportation to Sea World, Aquatica, and the Orlando Premium Outlets. Guests appreciate this contemporary hotel near restaurants, shops and attractions easily within walking distance. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Staybridge Suites Orlando Hotel Orlando
Orlando Staybridge Suites
Sonesta ES Suites Orlando Florida

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