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Disney's Coronado Springs Resort
3.5 of 5 Resort   |   1000 West Buena Vista Drive, Lake Buena Vista, Orlando, FL 32830 (Walt Disney World Resort)   |  
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Ranked #178 of 327 Hotels in Orlando
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“Would highly recommend this hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2005

I visited Cornonado with my sons ages 2 & 14. We didn't have to wait long for a bellman to help with bags and give us a ride to our room. Our room was immaculate. I complimented housekeeping on several occasions for doing such a fantastic job.
We stayed in the Casitas 1 building. We had a beautiful view of a courtyard with gorgeous flowers and shrubs. The walkways to the pools and wonderful Pepper market were lined with blooming gardenia and sparkling fountains. We even saw a brown bunny skip across our path on the way to the pool one evening.
The dig site pool area was tons of fun for my 2 and 14 year old. The kid pool/sprinkler area actually kept him entertained for almost an hour and my 14 year old loved playing volleyball in the sand with the teenagers.
On the way back from the pool one night my 2 year old and I took a rest in one of the hammocks. It was unbelievably quiet and relaxing. After our rest we sat on one of the benches and watched the fireworks at one of the parks.
We did take advantage of the Disney resort buses to travel to the parks and never waited more than 10-15 minutes for one. We also drove our truck to MGM because it was so close and why not when we have free parking as a resort guest.
The only problem I had at all was the A/C in my room making this knocking noise on the second night of my stay. A repairman came to look at it, but apparently was not able to figure the problem out.
I would stay in Coronado again the next time I visit Orlando.

  • Stayed June 2005
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2005

We spent 6 nights at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort durning our stay at Walt Disney World. I have stayed at both the deluxe and value resorts and this was a great value for the money. The grounds are beautiful and well laid out. We were in Casitas 4 with the bus stop 2 right behind us and a silent pool near us. We never made it to the Dig site where the big pool was, but friends told us that it was great. The staff was very friendly and accommodating. We only ate in the Pepper Market twice, and found it to be pricey. The rooms were great, good size, 2 double beds, sink seperate from shower & toliet. There was a table & 2 charis, a dresser with 3 drawers and a med. sized fridge. Only neagtive was that we could hear people when twalking & talking pas out room and there was lot of the noise outside like the lawn mower at 8AM! Also, we had an adjoining room and were awaking everymorning at 7AM but a child screaming. Otherwise we had a great time and would stay there again!

  • Stayed May 2005
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2005

I LOVE Disney and staying on property and have visited every range of room (value to deluxe) at various resorts but this was our first experience at Coronado Springs. Some friends of ours had booked a room there so we decided to stay also. We have 4 children between our 2 families (ages 1 - 7) and we will not stay at Coronado Springs again. This hotel is definitely geared for conventioneers!! We stayed in Ranchos and although the rooms were fine and the pools were fine - the personnel were not overly friendly or helpful especially towards families. It is a long walk to the food court - in fact, we started taking the bus to it - just be sure and ask if they are going back to bus stop #1! The food court was the most confusing of any resort we have stayed at and the children's offerings were few and not particularly good. They weren't even themed in their packaging. The buses were fine but it took a while especially if you want to go to a character breakfast at somewhere in another resort (like Chef Mickey's). You have to switch buses at Downtown Disney.

We have stayed at Port Orleans and Caribbean Beach before and if you want to stay in a moderate resort with kids - these are definitely the better bet. At Port Orleans you can even take a boat to Downtown Disney which the kids enjoy too. Caribbean Beach also has more pools with the same number of rooms and also has beach areas with hammocks etc. The rooms at Coronado were ok but the non smoking room our friends had smelled badly of smoke when they arrived. About half of the personnel we encountered were pleasant.

In all, if you only have adults or older children in your group and don't mind walking - Coronado would work for you. But with small children - for the same price - go to Caribbean Beach or either Port Orleans resorts! I read other posts and wish I would have listened to what other people had said!

  • Stayed May 2005
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2005

My 1st vacations at Disney and my BF and I were really not dissapointed to have selected the Coronado Springs Hotel!
Just when we arrived, a courteous butler was ready to pick up our luggage and told us he was going to take care of that until we would have settle the keys and other informations at the front desk. The lady was very polite and even offered us a new location, nearby the Cabanas in front of the quiet pool! We took it and were so happy....the quiet pool was VERY quiet, we were the only ones in every nights! The Maya style big pool was just a short 5min walk from our room ....and late at night it was almost empty....except for the jacuzzi where there was always 5 to 10 people. Our room was very clean, they even put a couple of soaps the last day we were there to take them away as a souvenir! The pepper market was fine with us since we just ate there one late evening. I think that the tranquility and the green-gardens theme suited the Coronado very well ....we never heard any noises, every nights were quiet and being there in the middle of 2 hurricane was probaby good since they add a lot of cancellation but anyhow Disney never shut down the operations while we were there. The good thing I especially liked was that we were just 5 min walk from the bus stop and we were ALWAYS ALONE!!! :) The bus arrived and there was around 4-5 people in and sometimes we even had a big bus only for the 2 of us! :)
A really great place for couples that want to relax....(the big pool is pack with kids during the day) but just do like we did; visit Disney attractions during the days and when everybody is sleeping at night, go enjoy the pools and jacuzzi.....and you will probably find yourself alone in a big and dreaming paradise! :) The weather was beautiful, we were there the first and second week of september and it never rained!! :)
Wish you have all the fun that we had down there:)

  • Stayed September 2004
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2005

We stayed at the Coronado Springs resort from April 24 - 30. We had a wonderful time. The resort is huge, we didin't even get to see the whole resort. The mexican and south western themes were beautiful. The Mayan temple pool was great. Not only is it beautiful but it also has a water slide with panther's spitting out water as you slide down into the pool. My kids loved it. There are quiet pools in each of the 3 sections of the resort, Casita's, Cabana's and Rancho's. We stayed in the Rancho's section on the third floor and a short walk to the Dig Site which is where the Mayan Temple pool is located. We were close to the laundry and Rancho's quiet pool. There are also small beaches with hammocks to relax in. The Dig Site consists of the main Mayan temple pool, volleyball court, pool bar, bathrooms, an arcade and playground. The resort has now added shuttle carts to ride guests to other sections of the resort and El Centro which was definately a plus especially after walking around the parks all day.
El Centro is the center of the resort where you check in, where the souvineer shop is, the shop also has just about anything one would need such as toiletries, food items, etc., it's also where the food court Pepper Market is, one of the arcades, the main restaurant Maya Grill, and if I remember correctly a lounge, the ballrooms and the convention center are all located. The food in Pepper Market was delicious and abundant! There were 6 of us and had plenty of food. We could have shared the meals between us instead of each having our own and throwing away half because they give you so much. The bus system was great and a short wait time for them. I would definately reccommend this resort and would stay here again.

  • Stayed April 2005
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2005

We stayed in Ranchos 7B and had a delightful stay. The property is attractive and very clean... the Dig Site pool is excellent, especially for the kids.

I don't know what the fuss about the walking distance is all about... I walked from our building (near the back of the property) to El Centro through gardens and waterways and it took me 8 minutes at a mild pace.

The transportation service was excellent. Our longest wait for a bus we wanted was 10 minutes.

Picking up "delivered purchases" at the gift shop was easy and made it easier to enjoy the theme parks without having to lug around things purchased during the day.

We didn't eat at the resort restaurants during our stay, so can't comment on the food and can't rank the resort higher than 4/5 because of this.

  • Stayed April 2005
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2005

This hotel is definately a step up from the All-Stars. The rooms were bigger than expected (nothing fancy) with a nice little curtain that hides the bathroom. The grounds were really nice and had a lot of things for the Kids to climb and play on.

The pool was awesome or should I say the slide. Our kids had non-stop fun riding the slide over and over. They had a little kiddy pool that was nice, but the only gripe I had was a lot of leaves and dirt seem to gather in some of the pool/spa areas.

The only thing I could see wrong with this Hotel was the distance to everything. Normally that would not be a problem because the grounds are beautiful, but on a hot day (not much shade), and after walking the Parks, the last thing you want to do is take a nice hike anywhere.

Overall though, this Hotel was a great getaway. Not as nice as Wilderness or Animal Kingdom lodge, but definately better than the All-Stars.

  • Stayed April 2005
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 1000 West Buena Vista Drive, Lake Buena Vista, Orlando, FL 32830
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Location: United States > Florida > Central Florida > Orlando > Walt Disney World Resort
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#24 Spa Hotel in Orlando
#41 Top resorts Hotel in Orlando
#98 Romantic Hotel in Orlando
#149 Family Hotel in Orlando
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Disney's Coronado Springs Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 1921
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Relive the romance of Spanish-colonial Mexico as you follow in the footsteps of explorer Don Francisco de Coronado at this Resort hotel. Find your own mythical city of gold in a Southwestern-themed haven of brightly colored Casitas, rustic Ranchos and beachfront Cabanas encircling a glimmering 22-acre lake. Each accommodation provides a unique escape and a welcoming home away from home. ... more   less 
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