In this article, we tour a standard room at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort. We’ll preview the layout of the room, amenities, and other specifics.
Over the years, we’ve stayed at Disney’s Coronado Springs and Gran Destino Tower multiple times. Whether for a week-long vacation or a short trip, we think the entire resort is an excellent option.
Before starting the website, Coronado Springs was one of our go-to Disney Resort Hotels, especially when on a budget. However, with our coverage of so many other hotels at Walt Disney World, we hadn’t visited Coronado in quite some time.
Suffice it to say we missed staying at what we consider the best moderate resort at Disney World. So, a few months ago, I planned a stay at Disney’s Coronado Springs.
Since our last visit, the rooms at Coronado Springs have been completely updated. Of course, those updates are no longer new, but they still feel fresh and modern.
Below, we’ll take a photo tour of a standard guest room in the Cabanas section of Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort. We’ll preview the room and its amenities. Additionally, I’ll provide a video tour of the room toward the end.
Standard Room at Coronado Springs in the Cabanas
When I booked this stay at Coronado Springs, I had planned to share a trip report with our email subscribers. We had plans to visit Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party and discuss the pros and cons of staying at a moderate on a party night.
However, due to a hurricane, we had to exchange our party night for one the following week. Therefore, the trip report would have turned into something like Staying at a Walt Disney World During a Hurricane.
It would have been boring. For most of the trip, I stayed in the room, watched television, and worked on the website.
Okay, back to the room. Our room at Coronado Springs wasn’t the worst place to ride out a hurricane. Thankfully, we felt snug and secure on the second floor of the Cabanas section. We had a standard view room that looked out to the parking lot. So, I was happy to be able to check on the car.
With that said, the only time the curtains were opened was to check on the car or see what the weather was doing. So, I don’t think it’s necessary to pay for a water view upgrade when it comes to staying at a moderate resort.
However, when staying in a deluxe resort, I often throw caution to the wind and book a room with a view upgrade. Who doesn’t want to sit on a balcony and watch animals on the savanna or see the nightly fireworks from one of the parks?
So, in some instances, room views are important. However, they aren’t that big a deal when you’re staying in a room that doesn’t offer a balcony.
Other upgrades at Coronado Springs include preferred rooms and club level rooms in Gran Destino Tower. Preferred rooms are located in the Casitas section of the resort near El Centro, the main lobby, and dining options like El Mercado de Coronado, the resort’s quick service.
A standard guest room at Coronado Springs comes with two queen beds. A few rooms have a king bed, but that is an upgrade that comes at an additional cost.
We were impressed with the mattresses and felt they were soft and comfortable.
Several electrical and USB outlets were available between the beds.
Light fixtures were positioned above each bed. Additionally, each side of the bed had a small pin light that automatically turned on when in use. Silhouette artwork between the beds features Donald Duck as part of The Three Caballeros.
Platform-style beds allow plenty of storage underneath for luggage. This is a newer amenity I’ve come to appreciate over the past few years.
Often, we have multiple pieces of luggage. While I still use a luggage rack for my largest suitcase, I now utilize the space under the bed for other items and purchases.
Instead of having a table and chairs, the rooms at Coronado Springs have a desk that serves several purposes. The top offers space to work, eat, or store items.
This extra work light comes in handy. More outlets and USB ports are available along the countertop.
On the far left-hand side, a cabinet opens to reveal a beverage cooler. Note these beverage coolers have warnings saying they are meant to chill items.
They are not designed to keep anything fully refrigerated. So be cautious about what you store in them.
Here, we have an ice bucket and a few disposable cups.
A Keurig coffee maker is available. When these first came out, I thought they were an excellent idea. However, the coffee I’ve tried since then hasn’t been that great. So now I venture out for a decent cup of coffee on most hotel stays.
You can pick up a cappuccino or similar specialty coffee at Rix Sports Bar & Grill off the main lobby. Also, the Barcelona Lounge at Gran Destino Tower has a few decent options when it comes to coffee.
A stand-alone chair sits toward the front of the room. It was pretty comfortable, and I loved the Disney artwork hanging above it.
Even more impressive is the guest bathroom in the room at Coronado Springs. It has a vanity area with a separate water closet.
The vanity housed two sinks with a ledge above it, providing an excellent spot to place personal items.
Underneath each sink, additional cabinet space was available.
A built-in closet stands inside the bath area.
Inside, there’s an extra pillow, blanket, iron, ironing board, luggage rack, and a place to hang clothes.
*If you need extra pillows and blankets, you can call housekeeping from your room’s phone, and they’ll bring some straight over.
Here, we have a stand-alone shower with glass doors and a toilet.
The shower had a rainfall fixture and a separate removable showerhead, which helps with bathing children. Also, you might notice a small ledge, which allows us, ladies, a good place to help shave our legs.
Thankfully, the water closet has a separate pocket door. So one guest can use the bath area, while another uses the vanity area.
In addition, the vanity area has a set of doors you can close to separate this space from the rest of the room. So, multiple guests can have a private space to get ready simultaneously.
Video: Coronado Springs Resort Room Tour
Here is the video tour of our standard guest room at Disney’s Coronado Springs.
Final Thoughts on the Guest Rooms at Coronado Springs
Overall, this visit to Coronado Springs was enjoyable, even in a hurricane. This room exceeded my expectations, and I could see how its amenities could benefit many families.
Disney’s Coronado Springs is an excellent resort with amenities comparable to a deluxe resort. It’s pretty tough to beat.
However, our stay at Disney’s Port Orleans French Quarter a few months back was surprisingly pleasant. More so than I initially expected.
Related: Port Orleans French Quarter Review
Additionally, I love Caribbean Beach because it has access to Disney’s Skyliner and is within walking distance of Disney’s Riviera Resort. With that said, I still think Coronado Springs has superior dining locations and, by far, nicer rooms.
For more information about Coronado Springs, we have a complete guide that lists all our articles related to the resort.
Here are a few individual articles:
- Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort Review
- Gran Destino Tower Review
- Chronos Club Review at Gran Destino Tower
- Restaurants at Disney’s Coronado Springs
- The Pools at Disney’s Coronado Springs
- Transportation Options at Coronado Springs
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