by Terry Ward
The Sonesta ES Suites Hotel is a family-friendly hotel with a convenient location close to Orlando’s main theme parks including the Walt Disney World Resort, Universal Orlando and SeaWorld. And the hotel offers guests a free shuttle service to all of these theme parks. The outdoor swimming pool is heated during the cooler winter months. And there’s also a fitness center and hot tub onsite for guest use. All of the rooms here are suites featuring a separate living and bedroom area decked out with premium bedding and an additional sofa bed. Other perks include a kitchen and luxury bathroom amenities. There’s a separate outdoor pool for kids, as well as a video game room for your pre-teens and teens.
The courtyard-style hotel has over 100 suites with the ability to sleep between four and eight guests. Amenities include free Wi-Fi and a complimentary full breakfast. Several restaurants are located within a short drive of the hotel.
Our Editor Loves
- Free buffet breakfast
- Free shuttle to theme parks
- Heated outdoor swimming pool
- Theme Park
- Water Parks
- Family Room 5+
- Free Breakfast
- Free Wi-Fi
- Game Room
- Kids' Pool
by A K
I have a young family with three children, aged between 8-13. I was worried about picking the right hotel that offered what we needed, let me tell you we chose well.
This is a fantastic hotel, in the middle of everything!!!
The rooms where amazing, the staff where really nice and friendly, the breakfast was really nice and loads to offer and ohhh yea... FREE shuttle buses to the parks!!! They offer x3 buses to Disney throughout the morning and i think its x2 to Universal, our buses where prompt and on time, with very nice drivers. Really easy to book a bus, plenty of options time wise and not too long a ride.
If you need need to get around take Ubers, taxis charge more... Uber XL cost us around £28 dollars - ONE WAY.
I honestly loved this place, kids loved the pool and was fun to stop during Halloween. I dont have a bad word to say and would defo stop again.
If you have a young family, this place would be perfect. You will have the space in the rooms, you have transport To and From the parks sorted. Nice breakfast in the morning to start your day, friendly staff.... What more would you want?
Next time we come over from the UK again... I would defiantly look to stop here again.
I have even got friends looking at going Orlando next year and they have took my recommendation regarding this hotel.
Thank you to everyone who helped make our holiday magical.
Highly recommend this hotel. We stayed as a family of four in a two bedroomed suite on fifth floor. Was great to have two bathrooms/toilets with two daughters: made it much easier getting out of a morning! Suite was exceptionally clean. Very comfortable beds, absolutely loads of storage. Three TVs. Didn’t really use kitchen area apart from fridge for water/milk. Asked at reception for kettle and this was immediately provided. Staff wonderful, all so friendly. Lovely pool/jacuzzi. Free breakfast was fine. (Did have a couple of Denny’s breakfasts though). The hotel is marvellously sited on I Drive right opposite Icon Park/Eye and surrounded by plenty of lovely restaurants. Wouldn’t hesitate to stay again.