Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort

Last Updated on: March 27th, 2024

Disney's Coronado Springs Resort

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Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort is a Disney-owned resort located in the Walt Disney World Resort. The resort is inspired by the beauty and culture of Mexico and the American Southwest, with a mix of Spanish, Mexican, and Native American influences.

The resort features over 2,300 guest rooms, including standard rooms, suites, and rooms with club-level service. The rooms are decorated in warm, earthy tones and offer modern amenities, such as flat-screen TVs, mini-refrigerators, and free Wi-Fi.

The resort offers a variety of dining options, including several restaurants, lounges, and a poolside bar and grill. The main restaurant, Maya Grill, serves Tex-Mex cuisine, while the quick-service restaurant, El Mercado de Coronado, serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Coronado Springs Resort also offers a range of recreational activities for guests, including several swimming pools, a fitness center, a spa, and an arcade. The resort also offers bus transportation to all of the Walt Disney World theme parks, water parks, and other attractions.

One unique feature of Coronado Springs Resort is the Gran Destino Tower, a 15-story tower that was added in 2019. The tower offers 545 guest rooms, including deluxe suites, and features a rooftop restaurant and lounge with stunning views of Walt Disney World.

The new Gran Destino Tower rises dramatically on the southeastern shores of Lago Dorado (“Golden Lake”), the resort’s 22-acre lake. The tower – opening to the public July 9 – offers 545 modern guest rooms (including 50 suites and club-level services), a grand two-story lobby, new meeting venues, and a rooftop restaurant and lounge with spectacular views.The distinctive tower becomes the stylish new gateway to the 2,385-room resort.

Gran Destino Tower takes its name from the classic Disney film “Destino.” Drawing inspiration from the surrealist animated short, the tower is a whimsical, magnificent visual feast, diverse in its design and execution. The tower’s outdoor Destino Plaza are also ideal for weddings, business receptions or other special events.

Past its grand entrance and signature ribbon-patterned design that climbs up the side of Gran Destino Tower, guests step into a stunning lobby – an homage to the Catalan Modernism style. On their way to check in, new arrivals pass intricate wooden screens with rows of beautiful Moorish hanging lanterns, while decorative bronze screens inspired by Spanish tile patterns accent the rear wall of the lobby.

The warm colors and patterns of Barcelona inspire the sun-filled Barcelona Lounge on the lobby’s lower level, offering plenty of casual seating and lake views. Beneath a magnificent chandelier framed by sculpted plaster columns, guests can enjoy coffee in the morning and cocktails as the day progresses.

The Catalan theme extends to the tower’s stylish new guest rooms and suites. A wall covering in each room is inspired by Spanish tile medallions, adding an Old World touch to a contemporary design. The new tower also offers club-access rooms for guests who want to enjoy the benefits of the Chronos Club. The club boasts commanding views of Walt Disney World Resort and cast members who can assist with vacation planning. Light refreshments are available throughout the day.

Each tower guest room also offers a new interactive television system that provides a more customized and Disney differentiated in-room experience. This new television system will enhance the guest experience with Disney-quality services, content and personalization. For example, guests can view their Disney PhotoPass images on the large screen and stream their entertainment services from their personal devices to the in-room television.

Overall, Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort is a great option for guests who are looking for a resort with a Southwest-inspired theme, modern amenities, and convenient access to all of the Walt Disney World attractions. It’s a great choice for families and anyone who wants to stay in a resort with a relaxing and culturally-rich atmosphere.

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Disney's Coronado Springs Resort

Fun Facts

  • Coronado Springs was Disney’s first attempt at including a convention center in a moderate resort, so it has a number of features normally found only in Deluxe hotels.
  • Number of hotel rooms: 2,385
  • This hotel features 220,000 sq ft of convention space.
  • The Coronado Ballroom is the largest ballroom in SE United States.
  • Gran Destino Tower opened on July 9, 2019.
  • The 22 acre lake at the center of the resort is called Lake Dorado.

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Craig Smith
I am founder and editor of DisneyNews.us. My passion for all things Disney goes pretty far back to my first trip to Walt Disney World in the mid-80's. I have since returned to the magical place more than 20 times. I started this site when I came to the realization that I spent a significant portion of my day reading articles about Disney and watching Disney content with my 8-year old, so it made sense that I would start sharing some of what I read and see and building a little community around it. Other interests include 80's nostalgia, vintage toys, video games, LEGO, Star Wars and tech gadgets. Other sites include DMR and VideoGamesStats.com.