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Hotel overview

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.


Disney's Animal Kingdom® Resort Area
Orlando, FL - Orlando International (MCO) : 30 miles
Orlando, FL-Sanford Central Florida Regional (SFB) : 60 miles
Tampa, FL, USA - Tampa International (TPA)

Property information

Year Built: 1997
Last Renovation: 2009
Total rooms: 1917


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Hotel advisories

Advisory The resorts are designated smoke free environments. Designated outdoor smoking locations are available.
Advisory Guests dining at Walt Disney World's eateries and are in a group of 6 or more are required to pay a compulsory 18% gratuity charge. Gratuity percentage may change at anytime without prior notification.
Advisory This Disney hotel charges a per room, per day, per vehicle parking fee which will be charged and collected by the hotel at check-in or check-out. The fee is subject to change without prior notice. The information published here is to give the client an estimate of additional parking fees they may be responsible for but not a guarantee of the final amount due. For exact parking rates please contact hotel directly.
Current Renovations: Description: All Disney owned and operated resort hotels are smoke-free environments. Smoking is permitted in designated outdoor smoking locations only.

General policies & fine print

Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Minimum Check-In Age: 18
General Policies:

Smoking Policy - All Disney owned and operated resort hotels are smoke-free environments. Smoking is permitted in designated outdoor smoking locations only.

Guest Names Policy - Walt Disney World reservations must be booked with the correct guest names. A complete name change to the lead name is considered a cancellation and will require a new reservation.

Deposit Requirements - A major credit card and photo I.D. is required upon check-in to cover phone or incidental charges.

Convention Policy - Guests attending a convention at the hotel may not use this package for their stay. If found attending a convention, guests may be charged directly by the hotel.

Room Taxes - Room taxes are included in the vacation price.

As to Disney artwork, logos and properties: ©Disney

Pet Policy Pets Not Allowed

Ratings & reviews

TripAdvisor traveler rating

4.0 7804 reviews
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Brilliant hotel - the staff could not do enough.

    We have just stayed here for 5 nights and can highly recommend this for a family. The resort is huge but that means there is something for everyone and the pool area is fabulous for children. It’s super convenient to get to the parks and the restaurants in the resort that we tried were all really good. Most impressive was the cleanliness and attention to detail the staff paid. For what we paid this was definitely worth it and I would stay again. The room was large and easily accommodated our family of 4.

    Aug 11, 2022
  • 2.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Disneys Colorado Resort

    After travelling 12 hours we waited at Reception for nearly an hour! My daughter had been plane sick for over 8 hours! We were handed a paper map and told to find our room! Turns out it was the furthest away and not in the actual Hotel. This Resort is huge. We were in some flat and our rooms were not together! We queried this the next day to be told this 2000 room resort did not have 2 rooms together! Terrible service! Spoilt our very expensive holiday.

    Aug 10, 2022
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Large resort with a hiccup or two…

    Arrival at the resort is painless. Guard will verify your information via the left lane. Right lane is for returning guests. At 6’1” my Kermit arms were surprisingly too short to reach the reader. Note at this hotel you will use your phone or a MagicBand//MagicBand+ to enter the parking area/guest room. It works if you can reach the reader. Valet is available but if you turn left after the guard shack there is a self parking lot that is very close to the building. Turn right and you will get some steps in. Check in was quick and they had my MagicBand+ right at the desk. The room was large, clean and very comfortable. After 6-8 hours of park time in Floridas August heat and humidity I really appreciated the sofa and large windows to day dream. What I did not appreciate was the lack of Internet for 3 of the 4 days. Took 3 calls to get it fixed. Network would not let any device join. But the staff was always pleasant. Oh no room service here either. I was staying in the tower so there were two choices on floor 16. Good food, you just have to have the motivation to get to the elevator to get to 16. A very large gift shop is on the lower lobby level. It’s a 2-3 minute walk inside. If you keep going a little further you will a few more restaurants and a quick serve for breakfast. All good. I did not get to explore the whole resort. I would love to come back some day to do that. Very nice indeed.

    Aug 08, 2022
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Beautiful and comfortable resort

    We really enjoyed our stay at this Disney resort. This was our first time staying here and I was not aware that the resort is so large and has so many lodging options. We stayed in the cabanas which were only 2 floors, had a beach area with cushy comfy hammocks right outside of our room. Our building was also close to the spectacular pool area that featured a water slide, spa, kids pool, fire pit (where staff set up marshmallow roasting some nights), volleyball area, arcade, playground, etc. Our building was pretty far from the main tower which is where most of the bar/ restaurants were located. We ate at the primary food court each night despite the walk there, but it was worth it as the food was great having standard offerings as well as specials each night providing a variety of quick service entrees. Grounds also had wild bunnies which we often saw near the landscaping. Only downside that we experienced was that if you stay any areas besides the tower, the hotel doesn't provide luggage carts to unload your bags if you choose to unload on your own. We did use the bell service since we had plenty luggage, snacks, etc. and didn't want to make several trips to unload. The bell staff were very professional and efficient. The other downside is despite Coronado being one of the larger resorts at Disney, it seeps that the resort is not provided as much bus/ transportation staff as other resorts. two nights we sat at bus stops (Disney Springs and Magic Kingdom) and watch buses from other hotels pick up 2nd and 3rd times while waiting for our first Coronado Springs bus to come. The first night we thought that perhaps it was just a shift change or maybe the bus needed refueling, but when it happened again the next night at the most popular park we realized that maybe other resorts have more buses assigned to them compared to Coronado.

    Aug 05, 2022
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Grand destino tower staycation

    We were very fortunate to have a mini staycation at grand Destino tower. All I can say is this is my favorite Disney resort. 3 days and 2 nights of just hanging out at the resort. Some of the best food options and 1 of the neatest pools on property. You can even go fishing and the bass are huge. We stayed on the 12th floor and had a view of the epcot ball and tower of terror and starwars land lit up at night. I can't say enough on how much fun we had here, also how many pounds we gained eating here. The hidden gem of Disney.

    Jul 31, 2022