There are so many hotels within Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida that it can be a bit overwhelming in deciding which one you should stay at for your vacation. Disney’s Coronado Springs is inspired by the age of the Spanish exploration of Florida. It’s one of the moderately priced hotels and has recently been refurbished. It is located in the Animal Kingdom area but is close to all of the parks, including the Magic Kingdom and Epcot.
Standard rooms have two queen beds or one king bed with coffee makers and mini fridges. Preferred rooms are closer to the lobby and restaurants. There are more rooms in the Gran Destino Tower. There are also suites and casitas as well as club level rooms with benefits like club access. Bathrooms have toiletries and hairdryers.
In addition to room service, Coronado Springs has 8 bars and restaurants. Three Bridges Bar & Grill is located alongside the lake with a central bar and fire pit. They have sandwiches and salads. Rix Sports Bar & Grill has big-screen televisions to watch a game. The restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner with cocktails and items like lobster sliders and key lime pie. Laguna Bar has cold cocktails like margaritas at the lake. Chow down on poolside snacks at Siestas Cantina, which has burgers and tacos. El Mercado de Coronado is a Mexican-style food court open all day with Mickey Waffles, rice bowls, and burgers. Cafe Rix serves coffee, smoothies, gelato, and pastries. For dinner, visit Maya Grill, which has Southwestern dishes like shrimp tacos and red snapper Veracruz. Toledo is inspired by 1930s avant-garde surrealist art with artfully prepared tapas, steaks, and seafood.
Coronado Springs has multiple pools, including the Dig Site, a Mayan ruins-themed pool with the largest hot tub at Walt Disney World. There’s also a 123-foot waterslide and outdoor movie screenings. The resort has a volleyball court, a playground, and a fitness trail around the lake that is almost a mile in distance. Kids can play at the Iguana Arcade while adults treat themselves at the La Vida Health Club spa. This conference hotel has plenty of event space as well as a concierge, business center, self-service laundry, and free WiFi throughout the property.
Coronado Springs has transportation to Disney Springs and all parks through the bus system. You can pick it up in front of the El Centro building, the Casitas, Ranchos, and Cabanas suites. This hotel also has the Magical Express airport transportation bus.
If You Go
Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort is located at 1000 West Buena Vista Drive, Lake Buena Vista, Florida 32830. Rooms start at $217 per night. Self-parking is $19 per night and there is also valet parking for an added fee. Book your stay by visiting their website or by calling (407) 939-1000.
My stay was hosted as a part of a conference I was a speaker at.