Disney's Coronado Springs Resort
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The resort is fabulous, the rooms are clean and nice. Very modern. You have everything you need at your fingertips or can have it shortly. The only negative i have is the bed and that is because it is had an older mattress and it was not my one at home. The outside is very pleasing to the eyes. Lots of well manicured flower beds and beautiful fountains
My family and I have stayed in Disney's Coronado Springs several times over the past 10 years. The main areas are very well maintained - the lobby, pools, restaurants and grounds are all beautifully maintained. However, the rooms could use some MAJOR updating and renovations. I was really disappointed that our nearly $300/night room had worn and dirty carpet, the bathroom mirror was distorted, the shower had lots of mildew and water stains - overall the room was very old and worn looking. It didn't reflect the beauty of the resort at all. The bed was comfortable though. We probably would not stay here again due to the disappointing rooms. I'm guessing most of the older Disney resorts are the same.
Stayed at this resort for the first time with my two college are daughters for their Spring break - spent 5 nights at the resort in Casitas building 1 - would definitely recommend this location since it is closest to the central building (restaurants, buses to parks, check-in, shop, main pool, etc.) and the entire resort is really large and spread out! (laundry was a bit further away). Although the resort is gorgeous - tranquil and beautifully landscaped - perfect for wandering around - the rooms seemed stuffy and cold at the same time. Hard to control the temperature to keep it moderate - might have been because we were there during a cold snap and had to keep adjusting for cold evenings and warmer days...decor is dark but nice - not overpowering "Disney" - tub and toilet are separate from sink and vanity - single sink. Fridge and room safe were nice to have....I thought this resort had gone through a recent update, but the carpet was stained and looked dirty - tv screen had heavy streak marks and corners of room have not been cleaned in a long time! The rates for the Disney moderates have now priced them out of actual "moderate rates" in general hotel terms - the rates I would classify as "luxury" (I got a hotel in NYC during a peak time for less money - near Times Square!!). I think it was a lot of money for an average hotel room, even if it was Disney! Would consider staying off property next time since the Value resorts are too "bare bones" for the rates they charge, even with all the "amenities" that go with Disney resorts (basically free transportation and extra magic hours).
We have stayed at Coronado Springs twice within the past 4 months and at other Disney resorts dozens of times. This review is intended to give you some of our tips along with an overview of the property and our opinions of staying on this property. Along with some comparisons of a Moderate vs Value Disney hotel. We are a family of 4, two adults, a 5 year old and a 2 year old. I refer to this resort and a value resort as the "versus".Coronado Springs is the one of the oldest hotels on property, it was the first resort that Disney built with an attached Conference Center and it's first "moderate" resort. It was completed about 1997 and renovated extensively in 2009. Of note...they are just in the early phases of a massive expansion and renovation project. This may impact your stay, I suggest you contact Disney with any specific concerns you might have during this time prior to your arrival. Previously we stayed primarily at the "value" resorts (Pop Century, All-Star, and Art of Animation), but as our family has expanded we have outgrown the size of those rooms. The rooms are basic, if you have stayed at a Disney value or moderate resort they will look essentially identical. The basic design of the room is the same with increased square footage for bigger beds, the furniture is essentially unchanged from a value otherwise, it's just a bit wider and longer. We actually push the beds apart to place a pack and play in between them which gives us plenty of room to navigate around. The room has a vanity area with one sink and a toilet/shower area with a door. The vanity area has two wooden sliding doors for privacy versus a somewhat see through screen that pulls shut in the values. The rooms all have an in room mini fridge, which is located inside a bureau that the TV sits on, we can fit a gallon of milk, some water bottles and few other items if we remove a shelf. The beds are always in good condition with basic linens/pillows. Most rooms now have two queen beds vs. two full sized beds at the values. In my opinion the beds are significantly improved over the full size beds in the value resorts in terms of comfort. Each bed has 4 pillows per bed. They are fine for a couple of nights after a long day of park hopping. The rooms have simple AC/Heat controls that are activated by motion control as a cost saving measure. I always make a point to adjust it as soon as we get back into the room to make sure it's cooling or heating after a long day out. Although the room is designed exactly like the value resorts the increased space is quite noticeable. We usually have one or two large rolling bags and a smaller child's bag. We also use a dually jogging style stroller, which fits significantly better than in the values. Which brings me to another point. We have stayed on Disney property dozens of times and we have always had a stellar experience. That's not to say we haven't had any issues but the Disney team ALWAYS comes through. We recently had a rather significant issue (unforeseeable) on our previous visit at this exact property, yet we came back again because we knew the issue was resolved. We were more than satisfied in the response and resolution of the issue. If we had stayed at a non Disney resort the response would have not have been as acceptable in our opinion. The rooms are always clean and odor free. The water is always hot, the shower heads are not too bad for a hotel. Any issue that we have ever had at a Disney resort was promptly resolved in a truly "Disneyesque" manner. Another feature for us is the fact that you can park and walk right to your room. You don't have to valet or park in a large central lot away from your accommodations. You can park near your building and walk right to your door, you don't have to enter a lobby and then navigate the whole hotel to get to your room. As is the same at the value resorts we enjoy "El Centro", the main dining area and gift shop. It is open from 6 am to midnight. It is Disney and the prices reflect it but the convenience of being able to walk to it and back to your room is helpful. They have several different choices/styles to suit a variety of tastes, don't expect anything fantastic, it's primarily a quick service style area. The property is very large and depending on where your room is it can be a little walk to the main hall/dining area. We usually make our stops on the way in/out and get what we need. Some of the things that we do that makes staying here enjoyable:Take advantage of "On-Line Check In". You can do this from the link in your confirmation email. When you do this you will need to give an idea of the times you will check-in to the property and your check out time. If you already have your Magic Bands and sigh up for the text alerts, you may be able to skip check-in altogether and simply go directly to your room. You will also be given a chance to make a requests such as "close to transportation" or a ground floor room. We always pick a ground floor room. It's easier to come and go from and it is a little quieter. If you need to do an in person check-in and have completed the on-line check in, you queue up separately in the lobby, you simply show your ID and your room packet is handed to you. If you check-in at peak times this will save you a lot of time.If you choose to eat breakfast it is best to get there before 8 am. We get up and shuffle over to eat when it's generally empty, then head to the room to get ready. It gets crowded quick...It's hectic when the crowds are in full force. Get there at 9 am and you'll be in the thick of it. If you do lunch or dinner there try to do it after 2 pm and before 4 pm.One thing I always do is ask a staff member to tell you which side/end of the building your actual room is on. Then see if you can find a better parking area for your room. The parking directions are for the building numbers but sometimes it's more convenient to park in a different are to be closer to your actual room. It's ok to park in another area. If they can't tell you exactly head to your room and then unload after you find a good spot. You can also have them deliver your bags for you. You just have to unload at the main entrance to the lobby area. If you plan on eating several meals or snacks at the resort get the silly souvenir cup at the food court. If you will be staying for a couple of days the drinks will add up quick. You'll see everyone walking around with them. They are pricey depending on your stay... Why would I tell you to get an expensive souvenir cup? Because they are refillable. Regular drinks are around $4 each. You can use them for hot or cold beverages. They have coffee, tea, soda and sports drinks. It is hard to pay that much for a cup but if you use it about 5 times it has more than paid for itself. The main reason we select this resort over the values resorts is the space. The rooms are essentially the same (aside from theming). The queen beds are more comfortable and it is easier to "live" in a room that has some more room. As far as this property over another moderate (Port Orleans, Caribbean Beach) it comes down to price and availability. We have stayed at the others and find the experience to be similar in every way. We simply book the cheaper available resort. Coronado isn't themed as "Disney" as some of the others, but we come for the parks so we don't find it to be a detraction. I hope this is helpful. Have a magical day!Room Tip: Always ask for the ground floor and a corner room is possible. It has a tad more space than an interior room. If you ask to be near transportation it will get you closer to the bus stops that are along the property unlike the values where you have to queue up at the main hall.
I was at Coronado Springs for two nights with my college-age daughter and her friend. It was a very pleasant stay, the grounds are BEAUTIFUL, and being on property is always a plus in many ways. From a strict hotel room value, the rooms are serviceable but you definitely pay for being on property --- they are pretty run of the mill rooms (with a nice Disney touch!). Cast member staff members were helpful -- they texted us when our room was ready (we arrived prior to check-in time). We were able to get bottled water and other snacks relatively late at night (11:15 ish?). The resort is VERY spread out --- be prepared to walk and/or seek help. It is BIG. Also double check your bus stop number carefully -- they don't correlate with the building numbers always, and the return stops don't necessarily occur in sequential order. All in all, though, we were happy with our Coronado stay.
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- 1921 rooms situated within three themed accommodations: The Casitas, The Ranchos and The Cabanas
- Food Court
- Maya Grill
- Pool Bar
- Room Service from 7am to 11pm
- 4 Pools, including 5 story Mayan pyramid, 123 ft water slide
- Children's pool and playground
- Whirlpool spa
- Jogging trail
- Marina/boat rental
- Beach area
- Bike rentals
- Health club
- Massage services (fee)
- Disney shops
Hotel Room includes:
- 2 double beds
- Full bathroom
- TV with Disney Channels
- Internet (fee)
- Coffee maker
- In-room safe
- Maximum occupancy 4 persons
Kids Deal - Kids and teens 2 to 17 stay free.
For the Kids - Playground, children's pool and video arcade.
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Disney's Coronado Springs ResortOrlando,United States
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1000 West Buena Vista Drive Lake Buena Vista, Orlando, FL 32830-8403
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