We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Dont let bad reviews put you off”

Best prices for -
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 8 more sites!
Disney's Coronado Springs Resort
Ranked #167 of 335 Hotels in Orlando
Galashiels, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
36 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Dont let bad reviews put you off”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2012

My wife and I stayed at the Coronado Springs Resort for two weeks from the 31st August 2012. Like many others who have reviewed this hotel we were slightly concerned by number of negative reviews the resort gets. However we were very happy with our choice once we arrived and got settled in.

Check In: The lobby area is very neat and tidy, and no where as breath taking as Animal Kingdom or Wilderness Lodges or as stunningly beautiful as the Polynesian Resort. Nonetheless the lobby at Coronado has character, and feels quite homely which is nice for a resort that is as huge as it is.
The process of checking in was very quick but didn’t feel rushed. You get the typical Disney treatment at check in, which is always nice. The Cast Member takes you through the entire resort on a map and tells you a little bit about the resort to get you started. From the time we arrived got checked in, added a credit card to our “Key to the World” and collected our refillable mugs to getting to our room took about 30mins.

Room: Our room was in Cabanas building 8B on the ground floor. The room was fairly large (I’d say the same size as the one we had at Animal Kingdom Lodge), with two queen beds, desk area, large TV, sink area with sliding doors and a bathroom with separate door. The room was very clean and tidy and due to reading previous reviews we had a bit of a look in the corners of the room and under the beds etc and we really could not fault the cleanliness at all.

Grounds: One of the things that struck us from the out set was how beautiful the grounds around the Coronado were. There are cool little white sand beaches with hammocks, lots of very pretty flowers and lots of wildlife such as Butterflies, huge Dragonflies and Crickets, Lizards, loads of birds, Squirrels, rabbits and in the Lake you can see Fish and Turtles I even saw an Alligator one morning before I went to Golf.

Pool: The pool is one of the best parts of Coronado, it is a good size and the Mayan Temple makes it feel even bigger. My wife spent quite a few mornings by the pool while I was golfing and she absolutely loved it. There was always something going on which would catch your attention. The poolside movie was a little bit of a disappointment though as it was set up in a position where you couldn’t watch it from the pool itself. But to be fair we never found the time to go back and see a movie anyway we only saw it very briefly while exploring on our first night.
There was also a quiet pool next to our building which was very nice as it was a good size pool with plenty of seating. This was a good place to go if you wanted to chill out for an hour or so or if you only had a short time to catch some sun before heading out.

Shop and Food: We never used the Pepper Market probably because we were out most days for lunch and used table service restaurants for evening meals and as we are not big breakfast eaters we found the bakery at Café Rix was enough for Breakfast. Plus the bakery items were a snack credit and we had our refillable mugs for our morning coffee which was also in Café Rix. The lunch menu at Café Rix was also quite good, burgers, sandwiches, pizza etc.
The pool bar was also very good although the alcohol was a bit pricey but no more than anywhere else in Disney. As for food, it is on the Dining Plan and the Buffalo wings are very good although the Nachos were not so great.
Mayan Grill is the table service restaurant at the resort also in the dining plan and we ate here once. We both very much enjoyed our meals but did find that it was very different from any Mexican dishes we have had before. I’m guessing that the food is more authentic than we have had in the past. The refried beans were amazing. (I’ll do a separate review for Mayan Grill) The restaurant its self was really smart and looked as though it had been refurbished fairly recently. Also the guy playing the instruments was good and really funny.
Rix bar was somewhere we looked forward to going but was not as good as we had hoped, the bar is not as big as we thought but is very modern and looks like a very nice place to chill out however the music is crazily loud and we are not old fuddy-duddys moaning about loud music (we’re both 28) but we couldn’t even have a chat and there was hardly anyone in the bar, probably for the same reason. I think the outside bar was much better.
The shop at the resort is good, pretty much the same as the other Disney resort shops but it did have a really nice jewellery section with some cool watches and the like. Get some beer in the shop here is you are planning on staying on property and not going to Walmart as it not too badly priced. There was also plenty of choice for my wife to get some drinks to take back to the room too.

Other Info: The Cast Members at Coronado were all extremely nice and were all very willing to help when we had any questions or queries such as when I lost my Key to the World card on the golf course.
As for anyone who is thinking of golfing “DO IT” the Disney courses are all very good although I only played Magnolia, Palm and Oak Trail this time due to work going on, on LBV and Osprey Ridge but more importantly as a resident of Coronado Springs you receive complimentary transport to and from the Resort and the Golf Courses. A big bonus as well was that as I planned to play 6 times during our holiday Disney kept my clubs at the course for me from my first round until my last, again for free.
The atmosphere at Coronado is a little bit different from other resorts, I think the best way of putting it is that it’s not quite as Disney. By this you don’t have a Cast Member at the door welcoming you “Home” but this is probably due to the fact it is a convention centre and the size of the resort means that guests will usually go straight to their room from the closest bus stop of car park avoiding the walk from the Lobby.
You will need to be prepaired to do a bit of walking at Coronado as it is very large but we found this to be quite good as we were never in much of a rush to get around.
The bus service is great and once again we have no complaints, I think the longest we ever waited was around 10-15mins but never any longer and usually less than 5-10mins.
We never had any issues with Coronado not even the golf carts that apparently scare most people to death; in fact they always slowed down and waved as they passed you. We even got on fine with the conventioneers who we only ever saw at night around the bar, though there were a lot of them and some were a little worse for wear.
We would definitely go back to Coronado the resort suited us well and the location was fantastic other than for getting to Downtown. The Cast members were great although maybe not as full of Disney as Casts of other resorts, and for the price the Coronado is hard to beat if you want to stay in Disney.
Don’t be put off by the bad reviews if you like the look of it then go. We didn’t regret our decision at all.

Room Tip: Cabanas is close to Lobby, pool and bus stop 4
See more room tips
  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
5 Thank Shamu_dug
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

5,892 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    1,732
    2,138
    1,151
    556
    315
See reviews for
2,881
1,126
104
917
Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (1,544)
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Danish first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
New York
Level Contributor
49 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2012

Coronado Springs is a relative reasonably-priced resort at Disney. The room, bathroom, and grounds were all clean. The grounds are nice; the room was average. It's inside Disney and connected to the Disney bus system. So... if you want to go to Disney and don't feel like shelling out for a **** hotel, it's an ok choice. They aren't good at special requests.

Room Tip: I would avoid rooms around the pool; even the so-called "quiet" pool isn't always that...
See more room tips
  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank justjamesny
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Level Contributor
14 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2012 via mobile

Stayed 4 days, room was a bit dated but clean, comfortable and good size. The shower has very little pressure which kind of made the massage shower head a bit ineffective. Overall, the property is beautiful and the staff very friendly.

Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
Helpful?
2 Thank Lisa W
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Cambridge
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2012

We stayed here for 14nights in Casitas 5. We loved the hotel from start to finish. We ate at the Pepper Market twice and at Cafe Rix once both of which were really lovely. We were a couple of minutes from bus stop 2 which is the first pick up for all buses except Downtown Disney. We didn't really need to go to the maih building much apart to refill our mugs a couple of times so the walking didn't affect our stay - but it was only about 5minutes each way.
Mousekeeping were very good, everything was always cleaned and restocked. No problems with the room at all, we were a bit apprehensive after reading a few negative reviews that the room would be disgusting and unclean. This was not the case at all. We stayed at Port Orelans FQ last year and it was the same level as we experience there - it is Disney afterall!
The grounds are truly beautiful - we didn't get to spend too much time admiring them though - that's not what we came for! We never waited more than 10minutes for a bus as far as I can remember.
The staff were friendly at reception and at both restaurants and the shop - no complaints!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
2 Thank Sonya_Giles
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Los Angeles, California
Level Contributor
54 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2012

We stayed in room 7560 in the Ranchos Buildings at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort for two nights and found the whole place to be quite good in almost every aspect, except the food which was well below average and our stay to be accompanied by a lot of maintenance going on.

The room itself was good. A bit on the small side, but if one considers that one has a lot to do outside, then it was ample. Two comfy soft beds with sturdy pillows, a fridge, iron and ironing board as well as a TV (that always turns on to Disney's advertising channel) and a pretty much standard hotel room as far as things go. It is a ground floor room, so one often has people passing by the large windows which is not ideal for privacy.

The bathroom a little small too, but the shower was great and the toiletries were a little boring - the hand cream was the only item that stood out as interesting. Plenty towels though and the hotel is happy to replace them daily should you so choose.

The venue was huge. Some might complain of its size as if one wants to head off to one of the many swimming pools or main part of the resort it is a good walk from your room - but nevertheless a beautiful and really pleasant one. At all times there was maintenance activity - be it from lawnmowers, people on cranes painting things, and foremen digging up holes (for who knows what reason) - Disney is big so with that must come big maintenance issues.

Parking was ample and free.

The positive aspects include the scale of the place; the main pool is huge and really fun to spend the day at; or for those seeking a bit of peace and quiet; there are several pools around the resort, closer to your room and here one can relax without the hurly burly of other tourists. The landscapes, gardens and massive lake are really picturesque and one really does feel like one has got away from it all.
I also found the staff to be great, the lifeguards were a jovial and fun lot and each one was always professional and courteous.
Of course the other positives are being close to the Disney themed parks which are so magical that they might just wash away any negative of ones stay.

Yet there were negatives.

The negative aspects include an unnecessary amount of maintenance work going on. This was not good because, in addition to the work I have mentioned, the paths leading from ones car to ones room was barricaded by large wooden walls preventing one from easy access when trying to get ones bags from car to room. People in wheelchairs would find this a particularly difficult obstacle. To make matters worse ALL the paths to our resort section were blocked which I thought was without foresight.
The real negative would be the food quality - the prices were excessive and all the meals we had at the restaurants, the poolside or even from the breakfast canteen were horrible, processed and seemingly rushed and thrown together in preparation. So much so that we actively sought alternate means to eating in the resort. Expensive Yuck is the nicest word I could say.

To conclude if one is looking for a standard, affordable place to rest ones head, indulge in lots of swimming and visit the Themed Disney Parks this will do just fine; just eat somewhere else and bring a hard hat.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Wonderboy1000
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
White Rock
Level Contributor
11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2012

We stayed six nights with my family (teenagers), the surrounding of the hotel is nice, good first impression, the rooms are edgy, need an update, but for a consensus family Disney budget is ok, if you want to experience the “hole Disney” vacation, you may pay more, shuttle service is ok, consistent, you may have to wait up to 30 min or more to get to your park, but is good, not recommend rent a car inside of Disney, the Hotel provides not only great clean ambiance, good Mexican restaurants and good shopping, the only side down is the distance between the hotel and the parks, everything is far away, the hotel staff provide a great service, every one of the staff was helpful and nice.

Room Tip: Ask for a quiet room
See more room tips
  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank WhiteRockTravel
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Charlottesville, Virginia
Level Contributor
46 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2012

We spent 6 nights at the Coronado Springs Resort. We asked for a room upgrade upon arrival and were moved to The Casitas, which are closest to the restaurants. The room was very clean and nicely appointed. The property is very attractive and peaceful. The hotel property is HUGE, with many buildings surrounding a man made lake. The main pool is directly across the lake from "el centro", where the restaurants and check-in/out are located. There is much walking involved to get around the property. After long days spent walking miles in the Disney Parks, this is not ideal. There are smaller "quiet" pools in each of the 3 sections of the resort. Because this is a convention hotel, there seemed to be fewer children and families than at other Disney properties. I enjoyed the peace and quite! The buses to Disney ran often enough that there wasn't much waiting. Our only transportation issue came when we followed the directions on a Disney app (We were encouraged to download it on our ride in from the airport on the Magical Express.) to get to the Polynesian Resort for a dinner reservation. The bus stopped numerous times and we arrived at the Polynesian 1 1/2 hours later. Fortunately, they honored our reservation. All in all, it was a great stay and I would consider staying at the Coronado Springs again when returning to Disney.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank PatriceMoore
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Orlando hotels
3.4 mi away
Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa
2.1 mi away
Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort
2.7 mi away
Disney's Port Orleans Resort - French Quarter
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
2.9 mi away
Disney's Port Orleans Resort - Riverside
2.2 mi away
Disney's Pop Century Resort
1.8 mi away
Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Disney's Coronado Springs Resort? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Disney's Coronado Springs Resort

Property: Disney's Coronado Springs Resort
Address: 1000 West Buena Vista Drive, Lake Buena Vista, Orlando, FL 32830-8403
Location: United States > Florida > Central Florida > Orlando
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:
#26 Spa Hotel in Orlando
#35 Top resorts Hotel in Orlando
#94 Romantic Hotel in Orlando
#139 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 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Travelocity, Expedia, Orbitz, Hotwire, Cancelon, Hotels.com, Priceline, HotelsClick, getaroom.com and HotelQuickly so you can book your Disney's Coronado Springs Resort reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Disney`s Coronado Springs Hotel Orlando
Coronado Springs Resort
Disney Coronado Springs Resort
Disneys Coronado Springs Resort
Disney Coronado Springs Hotel
Disneys Coronado Springs Hotel
Coronado Hotel Orlando

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing