The Sonder Wellborn Hotel, Orlando

211 N Lucerne Cir W, Orlando, FL 32801, USA (show on map)

Expert reviews

Lonely Planet review:

“This lovely option comprises four buildings, all different, from a historic home (1883) to an art-deco gem. The spacious rooms are decorated according to their era. It has enchanting gardens and genteel breakfast.”

Guest rating

This an aggregated customer review rating of The Sonder Wellborn Hotel, Orlando. We have taken customer review ratings from hotel booking sites, search engines, the official hotel website and other travel platforms. This is the average of all those ratings. We only list places that have a customer review rating of at least 4.0 out of 5.0

4.3 out of 5.0

Ranked 8th in Orlando


What guests liked

All you need to know

This beautiful establishment offers the best in hospitality services and amenities. The hotel provides the best value for money for tourists and travelers in the city. The hotel is perfectly located in a location where it offers guests nearness to the city highlights and landmarks.

The hotel rooms are well-furnished and feature modern and stylish décor and also fitted with the most beautiful furniture. The Sonder Wellborn Hotel (formerly Courtyard at Lake Lucerne) provides the ideal atmosphere conducive for a comfortable stay and also guarantees the satisfaction of guests.

The hotel offers chic room options such as a Queen Room, fitted with modern amenities and facilities. As bed and breakfast, the hotel is the best place to spend the night with its comfy bed. The hotel offers the ideal departure spot for guests looking to enjoy all the excitement and adventure the city of Orlando has to offer.

The hotel is about 7 km away from the Holy Land Experience while the Camping World Stadium is about 3 k away from the hotel.

Rooms in the hotel come with standard amenities such as free Wi-Fi for high-speed internet access, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, air conditioning and a comfy sofa. The rooms also come with a private bathroom with thoughtful touches such as free toiletries and bathrobes.

The hotel provides other facilities such as heating, and it also has a no-pet rule. When in Orlando, the Wellborn Hotel is the perfect place to stay.


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Recent guest reviews


3 February 2023

A really interesting place to stay, but the place could do with some work and tech needs improvement

I really loved the open air bar next door - tremendous. I thought the apartment overall was really distinctive and an interest art deco historical place to stay. But I do think the suite could have done with some basic maintenance to bring it up to 21st century standards.

I think this hotel really suffers from a lack of easy access to staff. I found the remote issues I faced, especially with the app, a real problem. If you don't get your tech sorted, then you can't expect to do away with staff without consequences for a guest's overall experience.


30 January 2023

great for a night or two, very comfy bed!

very cool art deco style building, nice to have restaurant on the property

room was very cold, which would have been great but weather was cold too. inside was dated and needs upgrading, especially the bathroom


21 January 2023

Room was enjoyable but sits in the middle of a wedding venue and bar restaurant. So expect to hear some noise.

Loved the decor/style of the apartment it has a very retro-feel! Room was cozy and fully stocked with amenities.

Wish they had regular cable tv, it was complicated to figure out that I needed Chromecast in order to see anything.


14 April 2024


The appartment was beautiful and clean

They could be a little flexible with earlier check-in


14 April 2024


The hotel is in a beautiful area in downtown Orlando by lake Lucerne. It is close to many shops, restaurants; even a bar next door. My room had a hot tub, refrigerator and a microwave. The bed was large and comfortable. The entire location was very clean.

Leaving. Everything was GREAT and the price was very reasonable. The TV set up was Chromecast that I was unfamiliar with however it was explained by the staff.


11 April 2024

Close to downtown,amazing garden around with nice restaurant

Location,nice restaurant


30 March 2024

Great location but the attention to detail was lacking.

The location was walking distance to downtown. The room was a reasonable size.

The bedroom fan didn’t work, no instructions for air conditioning. No tea towels, kettle leaked, no plugs for any sinks.


25 March 2024


Love the old vintage style of the hotel love the easy check in and the staff for the hotel and restaurant was so helpful and kind


25 March 2024

DO NOT BOOK - music playing all night from bar/restaurant next door - no warning on this prior to bo

DO NOT BOOK - music playing all night from bar/restaurant next door - no warning on this prior to booking

DO NOT BOOK - music playing all night from bar/restaurant next door - no warning on this prior to booking


19 March 2024

Very mediocre

The check in was flexible but We booked for 4 and there was only 1 double bed. No pillows or blanket to be found so we had a horrible night and staff was not around. Even after a phone call they didn't do anything. It was a rainy cold night so that was our luck

Not very clean and lack of bedding made our stay not very pleasant, also there is a party venue right next door so we had a wedding till late


19 March 2024

Good enough for a short trip in which we only slept in the room

Cute and easy access. Garden bar was pretty

Couldn’t access the thermostat which was sent to 72degrees. Our room got very warm even at night. There was a huge water puddle in the bathroom.


29 February 2024

It was a good stay for the price point

I liked the aesthetic and cleanliness of the room which I thought was good for the price. I also liked how easy it was to check in, but that felt a little too easy.

I didn't like that there wasn't a proper front desk area. I also had issues with getting the shower to run hot water which was never resolved, unfortunately. Also, the door was difficult to close all the way so it would lock which felt unsafe.


25 February 2024

Not so good.

Common areas are cute

My room lost power in the middle of the night and navigating the changing rooms was not pleasant. First room I got assigned was not as good as the second one. House rooms are not very nice. Second room in the pink property are better


21 February 2024

Beautiful place, wonderful surroundings, great location. Clean and comfortable, we are very pleased

Beautiful room and huge bathroom. Wonderful garden

Everything was ok


18 February 2024

It was beautiful and felt like home. I only spent one night but would definitely come back for a longer trip.

It was such a cute and calm property. Loved the courtyard setup. Very close to all the downtown fun.

No complaints


18 February 2024

Disappointed. Waiting for refund. Only stayed one night and had to find some where else to stay for the rest of our trip

Simple and cute room. Cute outdoor area near the restaurant. Parking was easy. We wanted to love this place.

unfortunately we were in a room with no hot/warm water. The bed was so stiff it felt like we were sleeping on the floor. We tried the couch bed and it was worse. Homeless people have taken over the lake and sleep under the bridge that leads to the lake. We wanted to walk around the lake but we were run off by a homeless man. There was trash under the bridge and all around the lake.


17 February 2024

Great place to stay if you want to enjoy Orlando off the beaten path.

I loved the historical aspect to it. I really enjoy staying off the offbeat path and this gave me everything I wanted!

Well, I had a bug problem (bees) which is incredibly rare, but they took care of the problem straight away and couldn’t have been any more accommodating.


5 February 2024


The room had a bed, a bathroom and a coffee pot. That's the only good part of the room.

The tv was difficult to use. We ended up just casting from our phone from our own app. The cups they provided for coffee were really dirty. There was no heat and it was very cold. When we reached out to the staff about the heat we got no response.


19 January 2024

Great option at the right price

I liked that it was an apartment and not just a studio room. It was very clean and comfortable.


12 January 2024


Perfect location


5 January 2024

Value for the money but I’ll never go back.

Everything is automated, access is very quick, as there is no front desk on site.

Since there is no receptionist, no on-site control, everyone can come and go freely, it is like a dormitory. Our room was right at the entrance and I woke up every time the door slammed.


2 January 2024

Poor customer service experience

Big, nicely furnished rooms. The bar/ restaurant is really great. Location is good.

No reception. Called the switchboard to book an early checkin and got the most unhelpful person. Told us they don’t do early checkins even though we’d confirmed with the cleaner that our room was ready. We later found out other guests were able to book an early checkin. We were also told we’d have to get a taxi to a self storage place to leave our bags as they didn’t have any place to store them.


9 December 2023

Amazing, cozy, historical!

It’s a beautiful historical house next to the lake. The room is amazing, old-style decorated as well as the entire building. I loved it! Also a good thing is the airport bus stop right there:)

No adapters for US charges and no usb. It was only one hotel during my stay in which I didn’t have these facilities.


9 November 2023


Amazing place to stay !


9 November 2023

Absolutely abhorrent. This should not be a hotel.

On my first day there I needed an extra toiletry—they don’t have any staff onsite, but they do have a serious in the lobby with a sign that says “essential in case you run out.” I opened a few of the cabinets to find a bunch of chaotic messes. I could hardly sleep my first night as my room had a window directly over the bed that let light in from the lobby. There were no window treatments, but rather a lazy paint job over the glass (see photo) that didn’t do much to block the light. I messaged the staff via the app, which is the only way to get in touch, and asked if I could move rooms. They did move me the next day, but then I received an email with a fee for the room change. I was so surprised they didn’t notify guests before a charge like that. I messaged them again and they said that wasn’t their policy, so they waived the fee. My second room wasn’t much better. I found a large, rusty staple in the carpet next to my bed, a receipt from a previous guest on the floor, and pubic hair in the bathroom. I messaged them and they offered to clean again, which I accepted. My stay was Sunday-Wednesday, but their courtyard bar isn’t open on Sunday or Monday. I was very surprised on Tuesday night when they started playing extremely loud music in the courtyard at 5 pm. I then realized that’s why the rooms have ear plugs and sound machines, but neither can fully mask the noise—it is truly so loud. The music stopped at midnight, after which I had an early morning as I was here on a work trip. Look, I love a boutique hotel, but this was the absolute worst experience. It’s incredible to me that they continue to operate. Will never stay at a Sonder property again.

Hotel facilities


  • - Non-smoking rooms
  • - Non-smoking throughout
  • - Air conditioning

Reception services

  • - Invoice provided
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