disney’s coronado springs resort

I was so excited to stay at the beautiful Coronado Springs Resort at Walt Disney World Resort!

Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort is a Southwest-themed Disney Moderate Resort hotel encircling Lago Dorado—a glimmering 22-acre lake—that evokes the spirit and romance of Spanish-colonial Mexico. Follow in the footsteps of explorer Don Francisco de Coronado as he searched for the legendary Seven Cities of Gold while you discover the beauty and fantasy of a unique Resort.


It was gorgeous! The brightly colored Spanish-style Guest rooms are separated into 3 distinctly themed areas. I stayed in the Casitas offer an urban terra-cotta paradise. There are also rustic Ranchos resemble charming Southwestern pueblos and Cabanas provide a quaint beachfront retreat complete with cozy hammocks. Next time, I’m requesting the cabanas – I thought they were so adorable!

bedroom in one-bedroom suite

The Coronado Springs Resort is perfect for big groups and large families. My one-bedroom suite was huge – two queen beds, a queen sleeper sofa, table and chairs, two tvs, two full bathrooms, a wet bar area with fridge and so much storage. My family of 5 would fit easily in this room! This resort has rooms of every size and price point – so it a great place for big groups to stay together where everyone can get what they need!

living room of one-bedroom suite

Our room was quite quiet, but friends who were staying on the first floor said their room was a little noisy, so you may want to bring earplugs if you are a light sleeper (or request a room that is more remote.) And, since its Disney, do I even need to tell you how wonderful the staff was? Probably not, but I will anyway. Everyone was positively delightful and made my stay even better! Our room was squeaky clean and in perfect repair. I very much appreciated that the room had tons of towels and even had 6 coffee cups by the full size coffee maker. I hate when huge hotel rooms meant for 6 people only have supplies for 2 people!

Coronado Springs Resort also has a variety of yummy dining options, including everything quick snacks and food court dining to the divine Maya Grill, and Panchitos (the shop) where you can pick up essentials. Want to relax? Get pampered in the full-service salon or relax in the 22-person hot tub – one of the largest at any Walt Disney World Resort hotel. Between dips you can stroll down the nature trail or grab a poolside margarita at Siestas Cantina or play a game of sand volleyball.

And for the kids? They’ll love the Mayan pyramid-themed Dig Site that features a sprawling pool with a jaguar-inspired 123-foot long water slide. Kids can have fun looking for hidden treasure at the Explorer’s Playground or testing their skill at the game-laden Iguana Arcade.

The resort is located between Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park and Disney’s Hollywood Studios theme park, but not within walking distance, so you can take complimentary bus service to destinations throughout Walt Disney World Resort, including all Disney Theme Parks and Disney Water Parks.

Overall, I say Coronado Springs is a terrific property and I would definitely stay here again!

About Melissa

Melissa is founder of Girlymama and co-founder of the mom fashion blog, All Things Chic. You can also find her designing blogs at Eliza Grace Design and on Twitter as Melissa Angert.