Disney's Coronado Springs Resort

Walt Disney World, Orlando

The hotel

The early days of Mexico and the American Southwest are perfectly recreated at this superb family resort with its relaxing, desert-style setting. Palm-shaded courtyards and Spanish haciendas sit alongside a state-of-the-art health club, complete with jogging trails. Nuevo Latino cuisine is served at the Maya Grill or enjoy more carefree dining at the Pepper Market. Kids will love hurtling down the 5-storey-high Mayan pyramid into the pool below, themed as an exciting archaeological dig site. Divided into three areas, you can stay in the wilderness of the 'Ranchos', in the 'Casitas' among pastel-shaded squares and fountains or the 'Cabanas' on the banks of Lake Dorado (the Lake of Gold). Whichever you choose, the whole family will love it!

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Swimming Pool
  • Families
  • Theme Parks
  • Children’s Playground
  • Children's Pool
  • Close to Walt Disney World Resort
  • Babysitting service
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Wheelchair access
  • Fitness Centre/Gym

Where is it

In Disney's Animal Kingdom Resort area, close to Disney's Blizzard Beach Water Park, Disney's Hollywood Studios and Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park. Transfer time from Orlando International Airport: 30 minutes.

Hotel information

1,921 rooms on 4 floors in 13 buildings. All have air-conditioning, cable TV with Disney Channel, safe, mini-fridge, hairdryer, iron and board. Standard Rooms with 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children, plus one child under 3 in a cot.

Waterview Rooms with 1 king-size bed 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children, plus one child under 3 in a cot.

King Bed Rooms with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 1 child, plus one child under 3 in a cot.

Preferred Rooms have views of the lake, courtyard or parking area and are near to El Centro, dining and shopping areas and transportation. They offer 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children, plus one child under 3 in a cot.

Gran Destino Tower:

Tower - Standard View with 1 king-size bed 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children, plus one child under 3 in a cot.

Tower - Water View with 1 king-size bed 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children, plus one child under 3 in a cot.

Tower One Bedroom Suite Club Access with 1 king-size bed and 1 queen-size sleeper sofa, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children, plus one child under 3 in a cot.

Please note: cots must be requested at time of booking.

Use of the Walt Disney World Resort Transportation System, including shuttle buses and water taxis. Self-parking available approx $20 including tax, per night (payable locally, subject to change).

Toledo (tapas, steak and seafood, open for dinner). Three Bridges Bar & Grill (Spanish-America cuisine, open for dinner). Maya Grill (Mexican cuisine, open for dinner). El Mercado de Coronado (food court, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner). Barcelona Lounge (day-to-night espresso bar). Dahlia Lounge (rooftop lounge with Spanish-style light bites). Rix Sports Bar & Grill (American food, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner). Café Rix (sweet treats). Siestas Cantina (pool bar with light bites). Laguna Bar (lakeside bar). Room service*.

Movies under the stars (selected evenings). Campfire activities.

The Lost City of Cibola Pool with a Mayan ruins theme and 50-foot pyramid, 123-foot long water slide, large hot tub, poolside activities, volleyball court and kids' pool. 3 quiet pools. Games arcade*. Children's playground. Jogging trail. La Vida Health Club with fitness centre, spa services* and salon*.

Disney-themed shop. Complimentary WiFi. Disney bus transportation. Disney Minnie Van™*. Laundry and dry-cleaning services*. Babysitting service*.

Wheelchair accessible rooms available on request. Please note that these rooms are subject to availability and may be restricted to specific room categories and bedding arrangements. Rooms and facilities vary between hotels so please check at the time of booking. For more information and contact details please check out our Special Assistance page

Minimum stay 5 nights at all times.

Maximum stay 21 nights.

At the present time, Walt Disney World are conducting a phased reopening of their resort hotels. You can find out more information about which hotels are currently open at Disney’s Know Before You Go website www.disneytraveltradeinfo.com/wdwws

*Denotes local charge. 

Please note: rollaway beds are no longer available.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Disney Vacation Club EXTREMELY POOR COVID POLICIES

Oct 23, 2020 Curiosity782475

In this crazy 2020 year of COVIDITY, you'd think the "happiest place on earth" would be more accommodating.....WRONG! We own 400 Disney Vacation Club points, a fair number in our view, and have vacationed and SPENT LOTS of $$$ at Disney properties all over the US and on cruises. Well, this year, obviously our planned cruises were cancelled,… Read more
In this crazy 2020 year of COVIDITY, you'd think the "happiest place on earth" would be more accommodating.....WRONG! We own 400 Disney Vacation Club points, a fair number in our view, and have vacationed and SPENT LOTS of $$$ at Disney properties all over the US and on cruises. Well, this year, obviously our planned cruises were cancelled, through no fault of Disney, however, we have these nagging 40 DVC points hanging out there. WE MUST USE THEM BEFORE the end of 2020 OR LOSE THEM!!!! no exceptions! REALLY?!?!?! Ridiculous. It doesn't matter that we have a lifetime of Disney spending history, or that our home state requires and jobs require quarantine from Florida (that's a whole other topic!) Advice: don't buy Disney Vacation Club....buy Hilton Vacation Club......they understand customer service after you've invested thousands and a global situation that is entirely out of anyone's control. Read less
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Oct 20, 2020 O3714ZFjasond

I would recommend this as a resort, it is beautiful. However, that is where the pleasant experience ends. All day in the Disney parks, I have heard people being harassed.... wear a mask, cover your mouth and nose , social distance. It is unfortunate that considering that we are paying a lot of money to stay here that Disney cannot get their… Read more
I would recommend this as a resort, it is beautiful. However, that is where the pleasant experience ends. All day in the Disney parks, I have heard people being harassed.... wear a mask, cover your mouth and nose , social distance. It is unfortunate that considering that we are paying a lot of money to stay here that Disney cannot get their employees to wear a mask , social distance , temperature check and then clean your bloody room. But no, once again whilst the guests are expected to jump through hoops in order to accommodate Disney COVID requirements. It is impossible for them to provide the full service for which guests are paying. Instead Disney jump on the band wagon of so many hotels and see Covid as an excuse for not providing the service which guests are paying for. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Excellent resort

Oct 1, 2020 nibupt Hawarden, United Kingdom

Stayed here in January 2020. It has a Disney theme but not too much. It is quieter than other Disney resorts which really helps after a day at the parks. Lots of food options. The best bit is the sheer size of the resort. Multiple open spaces. Great views and good fit long walks to cool down. You could spend a day here and not be bored with… Read more
Stayed here in January 2020. It has a Disney theme but not too much. It is quieter than other Disney resorts which really helps after a day at the parks. Lots of food options. The best bit is the sheer size of the resort. Multiple open spaces. Great views and good fit long walks to cool down. You could spend a day here and not be bored with number of pool options and food areas. The new gran destino tower is an imposing figure and adds to the atmosphere. We had an issue where the room wasn't very clean. We highlighted this and it was addressed immediately. This is commendable. Lobby is always busy as the staff find it tough to cope with the number of rooms and the consequent check in and and check out crowds. Disney needs to increase the number of staff and increase the number of counters that are active at peak time. Big negative is that you are dependant on buses as there's no option of monorail, skyliner or ferry. Having said that we didn't have to wait long at any park to get a bus to this resort but it can be crowded due to the number of rooms here. Overall my opinion is that this is a place where adults can cope with a busy Disney trip. Read less
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Sep 19, 2020 beckybJ8441DM Pierre, South Dakota

We love the Coronado! The theming is awesome, staff is incredible, and the convention center is great. I haven’t been able to stay in the Gran Destino tower yet (it was full last time we were there) but hope to someday.
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Jul 14, 2020 ColoradoPeep Boulder, Colorado

Disney’s Coronado Springs Hotel. We stayed here for 5 days, the week that Disney shut down for coronavirus, and we left the day the parks closed (march 16th). It's a nice hotel, we stayed in a building that was right next to one of the shuttle stops, which made it really easy to come and go from the parks. The shuttles came by regularly and it… Read more
Disney’s Coronado Springs Hotel. We stayed here for 5 days, the week that Disney shut down for coronavirus, and we left the day the parks closed (march 16th). It's a nice hotel, we stayed in a building that was right next to one of the shuttle stops, which made it really easy to come and go from the parks. The shuttles came by regularly and it was really convenient. The room was comfortable. Not a ton of room to store luggage. We had 2 people in the room, we both had a large suitcase that we slid underneath the beds (the beds are raised high enough off the ground to store luggage). There wasn't a lot of room to move around and there was only one chair. Not a lot of space for a family to fit comfortably, but it wasn’t any smaller than a typical hotel room. It was comfortable enough for 2 of us. There was plenty of counter space to store backpacks, snacks, cameras and phones. There was a mini fridge to store food. I was surprised that they didn't offer free Disney programming, just a small couple of unpopular short movies. We spent very little time in the room though, which is probably the case for most guests. There are several swimming pools. The one near our building was nothing special, but it was big enough to have a lot of people hanging out in it. We didn't use it. We had Disney bracelets to open the doors which was really convenient, however they didn't work at first and we had to walk a really long distance from the lobby to our building, then back again, just to get our bracelets to work. The lobby is nice and has a nice bar. There's a small but sufficient gym. There's also a big cafeteria. We were being fed for free as guests of Disney, but I bought a coffee and an oatmeal for about $20 there the first day. I didn't see any food I was excited to eat, but it works if you're hungry. We ate at the parks or at Disney Springs for most of our meals. Because coronavirus was starting to cause worldwide panic the week we arrived, Disney removed all the extra toilet paper and tissue from our room. We were rationed 1 roll of toilet paper for the week, and they put one tissue in the tissue holder for looks, but removed the actual tissue box. It was an interesting time, but we had a blast. Parks were as crowded as they always are. We got a message from Disney on Thursday that the park would be shutting down on Sunday. Very few people left, the lines were long until the very last day (when the parks finally cleared out quite a bit), and hand sanitizer didn't show up at most parks until Saturday, though most of them were always empty. They still insisted we use our fingerprint to get into all the parks (except Epcot). Some parks would wipe the fingerprint scanner after each use, some didn't wipe them down ever. We always carry our own hand sanitizer which we used constantly. I saw one lady with a whole pack of Lysol wipes, but other than that, it didn't appear that anyone was taking any extra precautions. Nobody was wiping down the ride handles, people weren't washing their hands before they ate, people were sneezing and coughing and not covering their mouths, parents were letting their kids lick their fingers after touching ride handles etc. Nobody seemed particularly concerned or aware that the rest of the world was shutting down at all. We flew home during one of the busiest mass exits from the state of Florida that has probably ever been seen. Lines were hours long, people were jam packed like herds of cattle, some people were starting to wear masks, but it was not the norm. We made it home and surprisingly, we didn't get sick. We had fun. In hindsight it was irresponsible of us to stay and enjoy the parks, but we weren't all that aware of how risky it was at the time, and we were completely sheltered from the real world, and Disney carried on as usual. If I came to Disney again, I wouldn't hesitate to stay at this hotel. Nothing particularly special about it, but it was clean and nice and convenient to stay on a Disney property so we could take the shuttle. Read less