This is a wonderful moderate resort at Disney but you must know what to expect when you book. We did a good deal of research and ultimately concluded that Coronado Springs was where we wanted to stay, primarily due to the queen beds (or kings if purchased) in all rooms; micro-fridge in all rooms, sliding doors between bathroom area bedroom; large number of outdoor pools scattered throughout the resort, and great dining options. Our room was very clean, and housekeeping did a good job on the room each day.
The basics about the resort:
#1 - Its HUGE. Its built around a 22 acre lake, and the buildings are very spread out.
The benefit is that you don't feel like you and 2000 perfect strangers are rooming next to each other. Even when busy it doesn't feel crowded. But you cannot expect to walk everywhere in 3 minutes, like at the value resorts. If your room is a long way from the restaurant or pool, expect a 10-15 minute leisurely walk around the nicely landscaped lake, or just drive. There is plenty of parking everywhere.
#2 - The rooms are nice but not huge.
We booked a standard room and were in room 4303 (building 4, room 303). Its about the same as your standard hotel room, except nicely furnished. Flat screen TV, nice head boards, decor, micro-fridge, coffee maker and desk. All rooms at Coronado Springs have queen beds or larger... unlike some other moderate resorts at DW. Central-style air/heat with digital thermostat, but the air does blow out of one large vent by the door. Sliding doors in between the beds and bathroom area. Large vanity, hanging area for clothes, and large shelf behind the sliding doors, and then a bathroom with toilet and shower/tub combo. The shower/tub has a nice shelf area behind the tub, so you don't have to perch all of your shower necessities on the edge of the tub. Also, if you're traveling with a little one, a pack and play fits quite nicely behind those sliding doors if they need a little extra sound-proofing to sleep peacefully in the room with you.
Few small "cons" to note - our mini-fridge did not have a freezer area. So if you want to freeze drinks or blue ice to take into the parks, you're out of luck. Also, the pillows were small and not very firm. Highly recommend taking your own if you don't typically.
#3 - "El Centro," the building that contains the check-in and concierge desk, restaurants, gift shops, etc is located at the front of the resort. Pepper Market is GREAT for lunch, especially if you're on the meal plan. If you're not, its $16.99 a person for the buffet. The Maya Grill Mexican restaurant is okay but not fabulous. Gift shop is large and has a great selection. Cafe Rix has awesome pastries and cookies. If you're on the meal plan, be sure to stop here and get your free refillable mug. You can fill it for free at any resort for the length of your stay.
#4 - The "Dig Site" pool is at the back of the resort. Its next to a large playground area, sand volleyball court, ping-pong table, bar/snack area, and pool towel pickup/return. It has a water slide and is nicely landscaped as well. It's seasonally heated and was quite warm despite the chilly weather during our visit. The buildings around the resort are designed in little "pods" with a small courtyard type area in the middle. This is not the only pool... several of the "pods" have a small pool within them as well, but they are not heated nor do they have a lifeguard on duty or pool towels available, like the Dig Site.
#5 - We stayed in building 4, which is a good ways from both the Dig Site and El Centro. However, it has its own pool, laundry room, spa, and gym. People complain about the distance between the buildings and the amenities, but we found the walks to be quite nice. The resort itself is gorgeous and well-kept. You're walking around a large lake with your destination very visible in the distance; its not difficult at all to navigate or figure out the shortest way to where you're going.
Overall I highly recommend this resort and we intend to stay there again. If anyone has any specific questions feel free to message.
Building 4 has its own pool, spa, gym, and laundry area.
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