Welcome to those of you joining me from Heidi’s Head and those of you just hopping aboard. I am the Final stop on our Magical Blogorail.
Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort is a “deluxe kind of Moderate hotel”; or so said Cast Member Kristen as she checked me in on May 24th. Because of its status as a Convention Center, the resort does have some “plusses” that you may not see at other moderately priced (rooms start at $159, depending on the season) resorts, such as:
La Vida Health Club
Casa de Belleza Hair Salon
Coronado Springs certainly has a comfortable, yet upscale vibe. The Southwest theming, impeccably kept grounds and 22 acre Lago Dorado feel very authentic, and combined with the piped in latin music throughout the grounds, you may feel as though you are vacationing in Arizona or New Mexico. (Especially on a hot day!)
The check-in area is expansive and the process seemed especially fluid. (Perhaps to keep their business meeting goers content.) Unless you have a bag on wheels, you may want to hop a ride with the bell staff to your room. This resort es muy grande, though not unwieldy. Guests rooms at this resort (1967 in total) are arranged into 3 sections:
Despite the slight variations in exterior design, most standard rooms have 2 Queen beds (a few Kings can be had), a desk, a plasma TV, mini fridge and dresser, shower and toilet room,and an adjoining dressing area with a single sink. (Most moderates have double sinks.) There is a separate room divider here for dressing privacy.
Each of the sections has its own quiet pool, but the crowning glory of this resort is the “Dig Site“; a large archaeological-themed area, which includes The Lost City of Cibola Pool, the Jaguar Pool Slide, a volleyball court, the Iguana Arcade and Mayan themed playground. Your family could easily spend an entire day here!
Food offerings are a bit sparse for this sized property, but never did I see a huge bottle-neck at any of these eateries:
Table service; breakfast and dinner
Food Court-style; breakfast, lunch and dinner
Quick grab and go; 6:30 a.m. until midnight
Specialty drinks and appetizers; 5 p.m. until 2 a.m.
Siesta’s Pool Bar and Grill
Poolside counter service; 11 a. m. until 5 p.m.
Though this is certainly a sprawling property, we found transportation at the Coronado Springs Resort quite good. Depending on the size of your luggage and/or the weather (we were in the middle of a tropical depression storm when we checked-in), you will need to make use of the Bell Services golf carts to get your gear to and from your room. Beyond that, there are 4 bus stops placed strategically around the resort that will get you to the Theme Parks.
Would we stay at the Coronado Springs again? Absolutamente!
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