Top Reasons to Visit Sonesta ES Suites Orlando
- The all-suite property has recently undergone a renovation, upgrading the entire hotel with a fresh new look, including fully rebuilt suites and common areas.
- Located along Orlando’s main tourist thoroughfare, International Drive, the hotel is within walking distance of many restaurants, shops, and outdoor activities.
- Each suite is outfitted with a full kitchen, a dining area, and a living room. The spacious layouts of two- and trio two-bedroom units are ideal for families, and each comes with complimentary WiFi.
- This deal comes with two tickets to The Orlando Eye, one of the East Coast’s tallest Ferris wheels (additional tickets can be purchased at the Guest Services desk). Over 400 feet tall, The Orlando Eye offers views of the surrounding parks from its enclosed, air-conditioned capsules. Guests can also choose to upgrade their tickets to include admission to the SEALife Aquarium and Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum, both of which are located at the base of The Orlando Eye.
- A free shuttle service makes stops at the area’s biggest attractions, including Walt Disney World® Theme Park and Universal Orlando Resort. And the hotel is on the route for the I-Ride Trolley, which takes visitors to attractions in the International Drive Resort Area (additional fee).
- A complimentary breakfast is served each morning.
- Locally crafted beers and wine from area vineyards are available at the lobby bar. There’s a daily happy hour from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
- Take a dip in the heated swimming pool, or relax in the hot tub.
Orlando, Florida: World-Famous Theme Parks and Cultural Surprises
Located in the center of Florida, Orlando may be forever associated with the Walt Disney World® Theme Parks—the world’s most-visited entertainment resort. Spanning roughly 30,000 acres, it encompasses four theme parks, two water parks, five golf courses, and the Downtown Disney® Marketplace. There’s no shortage of things to do here: begin your day by boarding a rocket-shaped three-seater that climbs to 180 feet before entering a deep black tunnel and racing past stars, satellites, and constellations. Walk across the park to sample Moroccan cuisine for lunch, or ride a dune buggy through a haunted mansion. Before heading back to the hotel, take in the nightly fireworks, laser, and water show. One of the most popular family destinations in the world, sunny Orlando is also home to Universal Orlando Resort, SeaWorld, and Gatorland.
Those hoping to shake up the typical theme-park-dominated itinerary can head into downtown Orlando’s vibrant arts district. The neighborhood boasts venues such as CityArts Factory, a multifaceted patchwork of gallery spaces, and SAK Comedy Lab, which hosts family-friendly improv shows five nights a week.
About a 10-minute drive north, you’ll find eight cultural institutions at Loch Haven Park, including the Orlando Museum of Art, which houses work by Georgia O’Keeffe, Robert Rauschenberg, Ansel Adams, and Andy Warhol. The park is also home to the Orlando Shakespeare Theater, the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Orlando Science Center, where you can a rover across a simulation of Mars or race on a 70-foot pinewood derby track.