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During the refurbishment of Disney Coronado Springs Resort, one of the main points of focus were the rooms. Bringing these rooms up to date, while also providing quality amenities in a smaller space were both top priorities. All of this had to be done on theme without seeming too kitschy or overdone. Additionally, as Disney Coronado Springs is still a moderate resort, these rooms had to come up to standard on a budget.
In our opinion, the reimagining is definitely a success! Not only did the Cabanas, Ranchos, and Casitas areas of the resort meet 2019 guest standards, but the refurbishment also gave us Gran Destino Tower. This completely new tower construction added a gorgeous new element to the resort, as well as hundreds of new rooms and a Club Level floor. With the new accommodations, Disney Coronado Springs is the second largest resort on property, in terms of rooms available to guests.
Disney Coronado Springs Resort has four guest areas – Cabanas, Ranchos, Casitas, and Gran Destino Tower. Each section has its own décor and flair, bringing a unique element to your stay. The Cabanas are like Mexican seaside bungalows, complete with eclectic architecture choices and artwork. In the Ranchos area, inspiration comes from the American Southwest cattle ranches, along with desert elements. For the Casitas, design elements of Spanish haciendas come to life, including a beautiful courtyard in the center of the plaza. Finally, the Gran Destino Tower has the modern elegance of a luxury European hotel, complete with a two-story lobby that is absolutely break taking.
No matter which section you choose, you’re going to love the rooms at Disney Coronado Springs!
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Disney Coronado Springs – Standard Rooms
Throughout the Cabanas, Ranchos, and even most of the Casitas, the rooms are largely the same. Most rooms have the same basic amenities:
- Access to the Free WiFi Service
- Coffee Maker
- Telephone with voicemail
- In-Room Safe
- Lighted makeup mirror
- Iron & Ironing Board
Layouts are the same as well – either two queen beds or one king bed (if you upgrade). The living and sleeping quarters are all in the same space, with a desk situation across from the beds. That is where you’ll find your mini-fridge and coffee maker, so it serves a dual purpose. Next to the desk is a sizable dresser, above which is a flat screen TV on the wall.
Through a beautiful Spanish barn door is the bathroom area. Like other value and moderate resorts, the bathroom splits into the toilet and shower space with a separate sink area. This is nice, because it allows multiple people to use the space at the same time. In an all-in-one style room, it’s important to use as much space as you can get!
Within the standard room category, there are two views – standard and water. Since the rooms are all on an exterior walkway, the view isn’t so much literal as it is spatial. Standard view rooms most likely will be closer to the parking lots or courtyards, while water views look out over the lake or pool.
Without a balcony, don’t think about the view as what you’re seeing. Think about it more in terms of practicality. If you’re a driver, water view might actually put you further from your car, so why pay the extra? For families with kids who love the people, the water view might be worth it to get you closer to the pool. As always, it’s all about your priorities for your vacation!
Both view and bed-layout types also have the option to upgrade to preferred rooms. However, don’t fall into the trap of thinking that preferred means better. It does not. The rooms themselves are exactly the same – what makes a room preferred is the location within the resort.
Preferred rooms put you closer to El Centro, the main building at Coronado Springs. This is ideal if you plan to use a lot of the amenities in and around El Centro, including many of the dining options. Preferred rooms also tend to be in the Cabanas and Casitas areas of the resort, which might sway your decision-making. Again, think about what you want out of the vacation, and plan accordingly.
Video: Room Tour of Standard Rooms
Casitas – Living the Suite Life
Now, not all of the Casitas are suites, but this is where you’re going to find the multi-room options outside of Gran Destino Tower. Suites come in one-bedroom and two-bedroom varieties, although you have to decide if it is better to get one large suite or two adjoining rooms.
The one bedroom suites is available with one king bed or two queen beds in the bedroom, and both have a queen-size sleeper sofa in the living area. This is ideal if you’re travelling with kids, as it gives you privacy in your own room. The suite has one bathroom, which you can reach from either the bedroom or living room, as an all-in-one set up.
Remember, these aren’t Disney Vacation Club villas – you’re not going to find a full kitchen, laundry, or any of those amenities. However, what the suite does provide is extra space. You’ll be amazed and how much of a difference a separate sleeping area can make, especially with little ones!
Casitas Executive Suite
Perfect for a large group or family, the Casitas Executive Suite sleeps up to eight people between two bedrooms. First, you enter in on a spacious living area, with an attached bar space. A large couch, which can unfold into a sleeper sofa, and two comfy armchairs face the TV in the living room. To the right, you’ll find a large dining table, ideal for those nights you order in or if you bring food back to your room from El Mercado. Tucked in a corner is a small desk, perfect if you’re travelling for work or want to set up a personal laptop.
The first bedroom has a king bed and its own incredible bathroom. Enjoy a two-sink vanity with beautiful marble tones, a large soaker tub, and walk-in shower. Whoever paid for the room is definitely staying in here! The second bedroom is set up like a standard resort room, complete with desk, mini-fridge, and personal coffee station. This bedroom has two queen beds, ideal for a second family or a place to put all the kiddos. As it is like a typical room set up, the second bedroom also has its own attached bath.
VIDEO: Tour of the Executive Suite
Disney Coronado Springs – Gran Destino Rooms
Again, the rooms in Gran Destino are considered to be Tower rooms. All this essentially means is that they are in the tower itself, rather than the villages in the other parts of the resort. Unless you’re a suite guest or Club Level, the amenities are exactly the same. However, being in the Tower does put you much closer to the majority of the dining, shopping, and prime transportation locations. Gran Destino Tower also connects directly to the convention center, making it an ideal place to reserve room blocks for event guests.
While the layout of many of the rooms follows the same basic format as the rest of Disney Coronado Springs, there is the sense of being more of a hotel rather than a resort. However, if that appeals to you, you’ll be right at home!
Similar to the rest of the resort, Tower rooms have two view categories – standard and water. Standard rooms are more likely to be on the front side of the resort, facing the parking lot or courtyard areas. Water views will be on the back side of Coronado Springs, with a gorgeous look at Lago Dorado and the rest of the resort area. View is much more literal in this case, as you have a window that shows you other parts of the resort. If you’re trying to get a specific place within the resort, I recommend making a request when you book, choosing to go Club Level, or get a suite.
You can also choose between a single king bed or two queen beds, although more of the latter are available. Both rooms have a beautiful Spanish-inspired bathroom, with incredible tile work and fabulous glass-wall shower. The bathroom is closer to the door, covered again by a Spanish barn door. You’ll also find the same type of desk setup as in the rest of the resort.
Splurging on Club Level can be a tough decision, as some don’t necessarily consider it to be worth it. It’s true that the room itself is not bigger or better than the standard rooms. However, if you consider the services you’re getting out of the price bump, you might change your mind!
Club Level rooms are on their own floor (typically near the top of the tower), with their own special amenities:
- Evening turndown
- Secured key access to the club-level lounge, the Chronos Club, serving refreshments 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. daily
- Complimentary health club access
- Personalized Front Desk and Guest Services, including Disney’s Signature Services
The Chronos Club alone is enough of a reason to consider Club Level. Having an extra, Club-only meal option is awesome, especially at breakfast. Even if the club itself is crowded, you can always bring your food back to the room and enjoy it there. Additionally, throughout the day the room is stocked with snacks and beverages, with decent savory options at dinnertime. You have the speed of quick service but higher quality food.
Also, if you’ve never had a personalized Disney experience, you might want to consider Club Level. Disney’s Signature Services can help you book unique experiences and tours, as well as help you with anything you might encounter during your trip. Go on, treat yourself, you’re on vacation!
VIDEO: Tour of a Club Level room at Chronos Club
Gran Destino Tower Suites
There are three suite offering at Gran Destino Tower – the deluxe suites, one-bedroom suites, and the Presidential suites. Suites sleep between four and six guests, and have the advantage of more space for everyone in your party. These suites are still hotel rooms, so they don’t have full kitchens or other villa-type amenities. However, anyone who has tried to cram four adults (or more) into one hotel room will tell you about the advantages of extra space!
The smallest of the suite options, deluxe suites include one king bed in a separate bedroom, connected to a large all in one bathroom. In living area, you can sleep two more people on the queen-size sleeper sofa, making this a great option for a family of four. One downside is that the only access to the bathroom is through the bedroom, so you’ll want to be aware of that when booking. The suite also only has one bathroom, although it is certainly spacious and has a separate toilet area.
Deluxe suites have two sizable windows – one in the living room and one in the bedroom – which gives you an excellent vantage point of the resort. Views do differ depending on the location of your suite on the floor, but that isn’t something you can select. I would definitely recommend this suite for either a couple or a small family. If your kids are a bit older, you might want to bump up to something with more room and another bathroom.
As soon as you enter the one-bedroom suite, you’ll see the difference in size from the deluxe suite. Immediately to the right is a half-bath powder room, giving you an extra toilet and mirror option. When you have teens, this goes a long way! The living space has more room as well, including the queen sleeper couch. This area also has a breakfast nook, complete with small table and a coffee station.
Through a fabulous barn door is the bedroom, containing a comfortable and roomy king bed. One thing that really stands out are the number of mirrors, which help to make the space feel bigger as well as making it easier to get ready in the morning. The bedroom also has its own window to appreciate your view, although again it could be anywhere in the resort. However, if you have a parking lot view, you’ll be able to see some of the surrounding theme parks on the horizon.
Connected to the bedroom is the main bathroom, starting with a massive double sink area before continuing into the rest of the bathroom. This is the only shower in the room, however it is roomy and covered in beautiful tile work. Most of the rooms have a glass wall shower, however you can request a room with a tub for accessibility reasons or if you have kids that still need baths.
Something else that really makes the suites are the modern touches. Reading lights above the beds, USB charging ports, and gorgeous flat screen TVs really show the upgrades made during the refit.
These incredible suites are more like high-end apartments than hotel rooms, offering 1,875 square feet of living space for the guests. There are two of the Presidential Suites: the Alcazar and Castillo, both nearly indistinguishable except for a few key touches here and there.
As soon as you walk up to the suite, you know to expect luxury. Gorgeous double doors create the entrance, and it even has a doorbell! From there, you walk into a gorgeous foyer with incredible modern Spanish décor. Similar to the one-bedroom suite, a half bath is down a small hallway to your right, offering an extra toilet and sink space. You also have a small area for hanging storage, ideal for sweatshirts or wet ponchos after you first arrive.
In the living area, what catches your eye immediately is the soaring stone fireplace. On either side of the fireplace are floor to ceiling windows that provide a view of the rest of the resort and let in tons of natural light. As you continue to move into the suite, both the expanse of the living room and the height of its ceilings will astonish you. Beyond the couches and arm chairs is a dining table that seats eight, ideal if you’re choosing to eat in or when you start with breakfast.
The presidential suites still do not have full kitchens, although there is an eat-at bar. You do have a coffee maker and mini-fridge, standard at this resort. In this dining area are plenty of empty cabinets, ideal for extra storage. Since the suite can sleep eight, you might need all the storage you can get!
Master Bedroom & Bath
The master bedroom has a king bed and its own window, with a chaise lounger for morning reading. Connect to the master bedroom is a small hallway which gives you access to the main hallway for the floor. This is great if you have people sleeping out in the living room and you’re an early riser – you won’t wake the others! The hall also gives access to the master bathroom, which is a thing of beauty. The toilet is right near the front in its own little nook, and then to the right are two sinks separated by a vanity. A massive soaker tub and spacious walk-in shower completes the space.
Second Bedroom & Bath
In the second bedroom, you’ll find two queen beds, with plenty of space underneath for storage. Again, the room has its own large window and TV, so there shouldn’t ever be fights over the remote in this suite! This bedroom also connects to its own spacious bathroom, with a vanity to the left and a double sink straight ahead. The toilet is in its own room, which provides a touch of privacy. This bathroom only has a shower, but with such a fabulous walk-in glass-wall shower, you won’t be complaining!
Each of the rooms within the suite also have their own temperature controls, meaning that you can keep your personal space to your own comfort level.
VIDEO: Tour the Castillo Presidential Suite
Whether you choose a suite or a standard room, there’s plenty of Disney magic to keep you comfortable! We know you’re going to love your stay at Disney Coronado Springs Resort.
Grace Hoyos, Staff Writer
Grace is a life-long lover of all things Disney, particularly the parks at Walt Disney World. She is also an avid Disney Cruise Line enthusiast who regularly dreams of the white sands of Castaway Cay. Grace loves the fact that her Disney trips give her time to spend with her family, enjoy incredible food, and try new experiences.