Disney's Coronado Springs Resort

4.0 star rating

Quality accommodation with a variety of facilities and services.

    What to expect (based on 7576 reviews):

    Cleanliness

    Cleanliness-4

    Location

    Location-4

    Rooms

    Rooms-3.5

    Service

    Service-4

    Value

    Value-3.5

    5 most recent TripAdvisor reviews:

    A Magical Week!

    Reviewed by RaleighGirl123(Raleigh, North Carolina) on Apr 07, 2021

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			5
			 out of 5

    My husband, 16-year-old son and I spent a wonderful week at the Disney Coronado Springs resort. The property is absolutely gorgeous with meticulously kept gardens and many walking paths. We took advantage of several dining options and we loved every single one! Easy, quick meals at El Mercado, a flight of sangria and delicious corn and shrimp fritters at Three Lakes, a casual lunch at Rix (shout out to Shannon behind the bar), tapas and stunning views from the Dahlia Lounge rooftop bar and tasty snacks at Siestas Cantina by the pool. Staff and patrons were all mindful of social distancing and Covid precautions. The pool attendants were quick to clean every chair as guests left the pool areas. Hand sanitizer stations were positioned throughout the resort and at the entrance to every restaurant. We started our week in the Casitas, a three floor building on the property. Our room was very clean and an attendant stopped by daily to see if we needed anything - coffee, towels, etc. On our third morning, we noted water coming from the room above into our bathroom. The resort staff were incredibly responsive and immediately sent out an engineer to check out the problem. The issue required a significant repair, so we quickly packed up and were upgraded to a room in the Gran Destino Tower, plus a $70 resort credit, and a later check out on our last day. The views from our 12th floor, lake view room were stunning. The Gran Destino Tower’s nod to Antoni Gaudí’s architecture was beautiful - arches, windows, stained glass, intricate tilework, exterior mosaic walls and more. During the week, we tried all three pools. The two smaller pools were quiet, clean and warm. The large Dig Site pool was impressive! A fun water slide, large hot tub and plentiful chairs made for a perfect setting. After the long year of the pandemic, we were SO grateful to be able to make this trip. The entire resort is beautiful - gorgeous lake, comfortable beds, speedy elevators, hammocks, bike rentals and plenty of park benches! THANK YOU, Coronado Springs employees, for helping us to have a memorable, safe and relaxing week.

    Beautiful for a moderate resort!

    Reviewed by BrianaR1987(Missouri) on Apr 06, 2021

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			5
			 out of 5

    Coronado Springs is a beautiful resort with plenty to offer. We recently stayed at this resort at the end of March and the staff was wonderful. Every employee I spoke with always had a smile on their face and was helpful. It was nice to see such happy people. We stayed in the tower. Which we had a little issue with. Initially we started on the 4th floor in a room with a great view. The front desk called and needed us to switch rooms. Which we had no issue with. They moved us to the 5th floor to a room with a horrible view (the window was half frosted so you couldn’t see the top of the main entrance). We were a bit disappointed since we knew Coronado had such beautiful views. However we decided not to say anything and enjoy the resort. Housekeeping brought what we needed when we asked for extra towels & coffee. Even gave our kids button pins. No complaints at all with the room itself. The food was great. We loved Rix Sports Bar. The watchos are awesome! And for grab and go food, El Marcado always provided hot meals. The options aren’t huge, but they do a great job keeping everything stocked and available. The main pool is a bit crazy at the moment due to COVID and social distancing. If the pool is at capacity, a cast member will take your name and number and text you when a spot has opened up. We never waited more than 30 minutes to get in. The main pool area itself is very neat. My kids loved the water slide. Overall this resort was wonderful and the people and great. We will defiantly come back to this resort in the future.

    Coronado Springs is really beautiful

    Reviewed by Christy C(Albany, New York) on Apr 06, 2021

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			4
			 out of 5

    I love the whole vibe at Coronado. The landscaping, fountains and layout are really beautiful. We stayed in Casitas Building one on 2nd floor. We loved the Casitas pool which is 5 feet deep or more. The quick service restaurant has only pre packaged stuff due to COVID - I think. If you are hungry and have no options - it’s fine. My girls loved the nachos. Desserts are good. Our room was small but very clean. Bed and pillows were very comfortable. Limited housekeeping due to COVID was ok. You feel like you want to leave a nice tip but...if you’re making your own bed, etc. There was a nice long counter top to leave our junk on and lots of places to hang stuff. The one major drawback was the waiting list for the main pool - again due to COVID. One day we waited on the list for 2 hours and by the time we got in we had to leave for dinner plans. When you come back from the parks and you are melting and tired - you want to hop in the pool. No such luck. The Casitas pool was always open when we wanted it though. The big pool has a bar and food so that made it preferable for us and we spent the day there before flying home. Was great. Some restaurants are closed entirely at Coronado and others are hard to get into. I do love this hotel but know before you go that you may not get to enjoy all of the amenities until COVID is over. The Disney theming here is also kind of minimal which I didn’t mind because it’s so pretty. Only one incident with Disney buses when we were trying to meet friends. We took an Uber to animal kingdom which was well worth it. I think they need to have organized lines at the hotel bus stops. When there is a crowd waiting it’s hard to know who got there first and some people don’t care who got there ahead of them - they just know they are ready to go. Overall our week long stay here was great. Would love to go back after COVID. I don’t know anything about the newish Tower. Can tell you the lobby is gorgeous. Staff were all extremely friendly and great.

    Don’t waste your money here!

    Reviewed by 869tishb(Highland, Illinois) on Apr 05, 2021

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			1
			 out of 5

    Just coming home from Disney now. I spent $3k on our trip but was highly disappointed. They have about half the stuff closed and there are no fast passes so we literally rode 5 rides in all four parks because the lines were two hours to get on a minute long ride. Forget about getting into Rise of the Resistance too-they only take 50 groups a day and it’s booked in less than a second everyday, literally. It was overcrowded-they are NOT following capacity limits. The do enforce masks over your nose even in the water park after the masks get wet, which you can’t breath in. And let me tell you, walking those crowded hot parks with a mask all day is dangerous. It’s hard to breath. I got lightheaded several times. There is no room service for dining. Most Disney property restaurants are closed, the good ones anyway. Until they bring back fast passes and get rid of the masks do NOT a waste your money!! It’s a horrible experience. Oh and the staff is clearly overwhelmed, overworked and frustrated. So it is NOT NOT NOT “the happiest place on earth!” Also Coronado is a total rip off. They sell you a water view, which I expected to be in the tower with views of the lake-NOPE we were in some crappy motel 6 like room in a building with a blocked view of a tiny pool. Again total waste of of money! Wish I could get a refund.

    Nice Stay

    Reviewed by radx4(Ellicott City, Maryland) on Apr 03, 2021

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			4
			 out of 5

    We recently stayed at the Coronado Springs Resort in the Gran Destino Tower. The tower is a newly constructed building on the property, and it is substantially nicer than the other older motel-style structures. Overall, the hotel was clean, spacious, and had well maintained grounds. The rooms utilize the new Disney design. There are (synthetic) hardwood floors rather than carpet. Although this does produce a little bit of an echo and is harder on your feet, the hardwood floors are actually cleaner and make for a fine experience. There were some minor issues. The hotel has a "smart elevator" that requires users to select floors before entering the elevator, and users are directed to specific cars. In theory this should make it possible to have the elevators operate more efficiently by preventing too many people from grouping up in a single elevator car. However, in practice it it was annoying and awkward, and we frequently had long waits for elevators. The bathroom was nice, but it didn't have sufficient counter space, and there weren't enough places to hang towels around the shower. Additionally, Disney appears to be using Scott toilet paper in all their locations. It is a very thin and rough toilet paper and significantly worse than the typical toilet paper you will have in your home. Additionally, the bathroom has an extreme water-saving shower head (in Florida where there are no water shortages) that resulted in a poor shower experience. You can use the handheld showerhead instead, which outputs significantly more water. Although the resort did not appear to be particularly crowded we were there, there frequently was not sufficient self parking. We often had to park far away from the tower or in awkward locations where walkways did not lead directly to the tower. Valet parking is available, but we did not use it. Dining was extremely limited during our stay. There were few food choices, and they were expensive. I would suggest dining off site. Overall, we enjoyed our stay at the Grand Destino Tower. Among Disney properties it was more reasonably priced, clean, and new. We would definitely recommend staying here for anyone looking for a reasonably priced option.

    Individual ratings:

    Cleanliness

    Cleanliness-5

    Service

    Service-5

    Value

    Value-4