Beautiful Architecture at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort
Walt Disney World is home to 25 resorts. Disney categorizes their hotels as value, moderate, and deluxe resorts. One of the moderate resorts, Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort, is a beautiful resort with beautiful Spanish, Mexican, and Southwest American architecture.
We recently stayed in the Gran Destino Tower. It was beautiful and reminded me of my trip to Barcelona, Spain many years ago. The attention to detail at Disney’s Coronado Springs reminds me of a deluxe resort.
Coronado Springs is separated into different districts, El Centro, Casitas, Ranchos, Cabanas, and the Gran Destino Tower. El Centro is the location for most dining and shopping. The other districts house guest rooms and a leisure pool.
Coronado Springs Resort is closest to Animal Kingdom park but also a quick drive to Epcot and Hollywood Studios. The resort provides bus transportation to all four parks. It has 4 separate bus stops within the resort.
Coronado Springs is home to a convention center and also caters to business guests. It is the only moderate resort to have a fitness center and club lounge. It also has more restaurants than any other moderate level resort.
Coronado Springs has many dining options. Some of the dining locations have not reopened post COVID but more will be opening soon.
Gran Destino Tower is home to Toledo a Spanish themed restaurant with signature dishes. Toledo provides breathtaking views of both Epcot and Hollywood Studios fireworks.
Maya Grill, Three Bridges Bar and Grill, and Rix Sports Bar and Grill are other options for table service restaurants. Coronado Springs also has several lounges and cantinas serving drinks and snacks.
The main quick service location is El Mercado de Coronado. Mercado serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Coronado Springs has a main feature pool, The Lost City of Cibola, located at the Dig Site. The main pool has a water slide and a large playground. It has a small splash pad for little children. The Dig Site features a pool bar and an indoor arcade.
Coronado Springs also has 3 leisure pools located in the Cabanas, Casitas, and Ranchos sections of the resort.
The resort also features a fitness center, a volleyball court, running trails, and various activities such as Movies Under the Stars and Campfire Activities.
Disney’s Coronado Springs has several booking categories for guests to choose from. Guests can book the new Gran Destino Tower or the traditional buildings in Cabanas, Casitas, and Ranchos.
Various view categories can be selected such as standard or water view. Guests can also book a preferred room category closer to dining, shopping, transportation, and the main lobby.
Guests can also book casita suites that sleep 6-8 guests. The suites are a great option for larger families. Gran Destino Tower offers rooms with club level access.
Personally we really enjoyed the Gran Destino Tower because of close proximity to the amenities and plush rooms. The tower felt more like a deluxe resort with a moderate resort price point.
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