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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 7890 reviews
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Gran Destino tower with Club access was great

    The Gran Destino at Coronado Springs is excellent and the tower is much more of a Deluxe Disney Resort than a moderate. I’m fact it’s the only Moderate with a Club Level. The decor of the tower is amazing. I’m a Disney and a Dali fan so this is a great combo of both. We had room 9536 which is a great water view and right across the hall from the Club Level amenities as well as close to the elevator. It’s a suite a separate bedroom and 1.5 bathrooms which is great for a family visit. The food in the Club Level wasn’t quite on par with Deluxe Club Levels that we have visited in WDW but the service was top notch. Food was good but we have had exceptional club food at the Grand Floridian and Boardwalk. We will definitely stay here again!!

    Mar 20, 2023
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Stayed 3 nights and spent our days at the parks

    Beautiful resort! It was enormous, but yet so quiet I never even heard anyone else above us or on our floor. We were in the casitas 3 building. A very nice staff member guided us as we got turned around and accidentally went to the wrong building. We stayed 3 nights and slept very comfortably. Would definitely stay again!

    Mar 19, 2023
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Perfect place to stay

    Had a fantastic 2 week stay here. Our rooms were clean, spacious and nicely decorated. The hotel is set in beautiful grounds around a lake with great restaurant facilities - loads of places to sit quietly if you want a bit of peace. Not only a large swimming pool but also smaller community pools which are less busy. Plenty of buses to get you to the parks. Absolutely loved staying here and it will be our first choice for our next trip.

    Mar 16, 2023
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Loved every minute, can't wait to come back!

    This was our first trip to Disney and we LOVED staying at Coronado Springs. We stayed in the Tower with water view (preferred room) - our room was very spacious, extremely clean, beautifully decorated, had a huge bathroom, and a lovely view of Lake Dorado and the pools. Beds were very comfortable, and our floor was quiet. We could even see the Magic Kingdom fireworks at night. The Dig Site pool was the main draw for us and did not disappoint. Everything from the scenery, pool cleanliness + temperature, ability to get loungers, and waterslide - was perfect. Every staff member was polite and helpful. The complimentary shuttles to Disney were awesome - we rarely waited more than a few mins. Highly recommend ordering some groceries to the hotel (we used InstaCart, and bell services kindly held the items for us) because having some breakfast items, fruit & veggies on hand was so nice!

    Mar 14, 2023
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Stunning, beautiful, sophisticated but peaceful resort - loved it!

    We absolutely loved this resort. We stayed in the Casitas 4 and the room was modern (refurbished I think) and sophisticatedly styled room and beautiful resort, The location of the resort is brilliant. It seemed like it would be remote as its on its own surrounded by trees but actually its in between 3 of the parks and its even closer to Blizzard beach - the only resort to have a direct bus service to it (the only other bus goes from Animal Kingdom). The styling of the lobby of the main tower is particularly stunning and had a great roof top bar from which you can see the fireworks at Epcot and Hollywood Studios. Its not cheap, but its moderate by Disney standards but still feels luxurious and we visited other higher spec resorts but thought Coronado Springs the nicest because it felt quiet, secluded and refined. The only really noisy part was the Dig Site main pool area which was a great theme but too crowded for us - but the 22 person Jacuzzi is a must - but the other smaller pools (like ours in Casitas) were much quieter and therefore we used more. We didn't try the formal restaurants but the Three Bridges Restaurant in the middle of the lake looked lovely and the quick serve restaurant in the main block was fine for us non foodies. The only negative was room was only made up once in our 6 night stay and one drawer wouldn’t stay closed - nitpicking!

    Mar 01, 2023