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.

*Denotes local charge. 

Please note: rollaway beds are no longer available.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Decent resort to stay

Jan 20, 2020 dnaid San Jose, California

I went here on Business trip. The place is in good condition, very clean and has some amenities to offer. I stayed in one of the bungalow close to the lake. I did have some issues when I arrived since walk from reception took 10 minutes to the room. Resort is good for people who like nature since the area and lake are such nice (it is excellent… Read more
I went here on Business trip. The place is in good condition, very clean and has some amenities to offer. I stayed in one of the bungalow close to the lake. I did have some issues when I arrived since walk from reception took 10 minutes to the room. Resort is good for people who like nature since the area and lake are such nice (it is excellent for taking morning run or evening walk). What I did not find that good is that place looks old (not rooms but amenities). That is only complaint that I had. Read less
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Jan 20, 2020 MrCooperFearTheBeard Lynchburg, Virginia

Went to Orlando Florida to see the Liberty Flames play in its first bowl game ever, the Cure Bowl. Wife had the Disney Polynesian Resort in shopping cart when I asked her to look at Gran Destino Tower before making purchase. I have wanted to stay at this resort since it opened a year ago. Our first Disney vacation as a family in 2015 was to… Read more
Went to Orlando Florida to see the Liberty Flames play in its first bowl game ever, the Cure Bowl. Wife had the Disney Polynesian Resort in shopping cart when I asked her to look at Gran Destino Tower before making purchase. I have wanted to stay at this resort since it opened a year ago. Our first Disney vacation as a family in 2015 was to Coronado Springs for Spring Break. Reluctantly, she gave in to staying at Gran Destino Tower for 5 nights. This saved us almost 250 a night making the switch from Polynesian. Beautiful Resort, the Tower is not a Mickey Resort so to speak; but it was stunning. We had a horrible flight from Lynchburg VA to Charlotte NC; we sat on runway for 45 minutes, had a teething baby lose its mind for 35 minutes of flight, and had to run across Charlotte to make next flight, all on an empty stomach. So as we walked into Resort, we saw the dreaded line for checking in; it seems that the Resort computers were down; we were thinking maybe this was going to be a horrible vacation. 45 minutes later; my wife was walking with supervisor and talking about Club Level. One thing I can say for Disney, their staff listens. Disney was going to make sure we had a magical stay! They offered us an upgrade to Club Level for a small upcharge(So Worth It) and upgrade King Room to Junior Suite for free. Club Level serves Breakfast until 1100 am, we got to eat for the first time that day. The views of Hollywood Studios are amazing for fireworks nightly was a pleasant surprise. The staff at Club Level we amazing, we talked with a new person everyday about Disney, life, and anything else that came to mind. I have to give a shout out to Maria and Susan, I am sorry that I don't remember all the others. The room was; sorry to keep using the same word, Amazing. It had a bath and a half, king bed, living room with I think a 70" Smart TV, and a shower to die for. The only knock on the room was the bed, a little too hard for my liking. we ate at the Resort twice, very nice quick serve, the desert were great and always fresh. I did not get to use the Fitness Center, but I heard that it was very nice. The Christmas decorations were more Modern; but complemented the Resort. Also the elevators were state of art, just pushed floor number, a letter telling what elevator to use, and away you went! We don't use Disney transportation; wife gets car sick; we always Uber to Resort closest to Park and walk, Monorail, and we tried Skyliner once. We toured some the Resorts for Christmas decorations and the Ginger Bread statues; Grand Floridian, Polynesian, Contemporary, Yacht, and Boardwalk to name a view. We had an early dinner at our Favorite restaurant, Epcot’s Le Cellier Steakhouse; love their pretzel bread and Ribeye! I can’t think of one bad thing to say about our stay at the Gran Destino Tower; the only thing that comes to mind is the distance to a pool maybe. That might discourage a family from staying at the Tower. Yes we would stay here again, even though wife is pressuring me to try the Riviera Resort next. Thanks for talking time and reading my review. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Beautiful resort! Just not for us!

Jan 19, 2020 bam99 Asheville, North Carolina

Check in was ok. The resort was spotless and our rooms were great. We had several issues with our gift cards for opting out of house keeping. The resort credited one room with the gift card and then took the other room away. It was an ordeal several visits to guest services. I was still trying to get this fixed on the last night of our stay on the… Read more
Check in was ok. The resort was spotless and our rooms were great. We had several issues with our gift cards for opting out of house keeping. The resort credited one room with the gift card and then took the other room away. It was an ordeal several visits to guest services. I was still trying to get this fixed on the last night of our stay on the phone. I finally did get my credit. One of our rooms was charged for parking and shouldn't have been. When we needed to visit the main building we had to get in our car and drive there. We did walk to eat several times the food was good. We enjoyed the food pizza, bacon cheeseburgers and the rice bowls were good. We enjoyed our stay overall. This resort is just to big for us. I would not stay here again just for that reason. We drove to the bus stop each time we went to the parks. The buses were good with the exception of Disney Springs and Hollywood Studios always waited longer for them. We were closest to stop 2. At check-in we ask them to make sure our magic bands would work properly and they reassured us they would. I have had many issues with Magic bands on the last 2 visits to the parks and just wanted to address it before entering the parks. We got to Magic Kingdom and we couldn't get in.....imagine that! We spent at least an hour at guest services trying to get everything fixed on our magic bands. Bands were matched to the wrong person it was an awful mess. I do believe that goes back to our check in at the resort it was rushed and the man seemed over whelmed. He had to keep leaving us to ask questions. I don't spend much time at the resort for me I had rather stay at a value. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Beautiful place to stay!

Jan 17, 2020 rkthicke Shreveport, Louisiana

This place has it all! Walking into the lobby was like walking into a piece of art. Spanish influence in the colors and decor. It was so lovely! The grounds were expansive and well maintained. The rooms were contemporary, large, and comfortable. Buses bound for the Disney parks, pick up and drop off right in front of the resort.
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Jan 17, 2020 Winkie51 Philadelphia

There were 29 of us who needed to check in and we had one person process us which was insufficient. After we were Checked in we asked where room was located and as it was stressful and disorganized we were given verbal insufficient directions. The place is massive. Toting our own bags we went in the wrong direction, had to double back and… Read more
There were 29 of us who needed to check in and we had one person process us which was insufficient. After we were Checked in we asked where room was located and as it was stressful and disorganized we were given verbal insufficient directions. The place is massive. Toting our own bags we went in the wrong direction, had to double back and eventually found the room. The room itself was lovely and comfortable. They should have provided a map immediately. Because of the size of the property, we had long walks to get to the buses to the parks. They should have more stops with better labeling and frequent teams throughout the property. It is probably a great place for the young but not for seniors. Read less