The Staybridge Suites hotels
offer two terrific choices for families visiting the Orlando area. The venue on International Drive
is perfect for families booking a vacation that includes visits to Disney along with some of the other Orlando Theme parks (it's located just about equidistant from Sea World
) and right on the main Orlando "strip." Families can walk to off-beat attractions like Ripley's Believe It or Not
, or to mini-golf, and dozens of family friendly restaurants. The International Drive venue has a small pool and a jacuzzi. The Lake Buena Vista
location is a better choice for families planning to spend more time at Disney - it's closer to the Disney parks, offers a shuttle service, and it has a bigger pool (but that pool serves a greater number of rooms, so it does even out!) Both locations offer very comfortable suites, ranging from a one bedroom suite that sleeps four to a two bedroom "trio" suite that sleeps eight. All suites include a full kitchen stocked with cutlery, plates, glasses, pots, and pans; a living room area with a pull out couch and cable TV; and one or two bedrooms (two bedroom suites each have their own bathrooms) with individual TVs (channels include HBO, Disney, and Cartoon Network; videos are available from a kiosk in the hotel lobby), CD/radio alarm clocks, and a handy laundry basket, in addition to in-room safes, ironing boards and irons, and other terrific amenities. Cribs are available upon request (reserve one when you make your reservation); high chairs are available for use in the breakfast area. Both hotels also run a full, free, breakfast service for guests, midweek "sundowner" evenings (wine, beer, and sodas are free, along with a nice appetizer buffet), excellent laundry facilities, an arcade for the kids, and a fitness room. The on-site convenience stores are open 24/7, if you've left something important, like tooth brushes or sun block, at home.