Walt Disney World offers so many different accommodations and levels. The three main categories of course are: value, moderate, and deluxe. With that you can break down the categories even more. Today, I am going to focus on a moderate that takes moderate to a deluxe level. Coronado Springs offers a deluxe feel for a more moderate price. Disclosure before I delve into this review, I did not pay full rack rate for this room. As a travel agent, I was able to get a reduced rate.

Coronado Springs offers basically two experiences. This very large spread out resort is similar in many ways to Caribbean Beach or Port Orleans – Riverside at Walt Disney World however there is also the newer Gran Destino Tower on the grounds of Coronado Springs. This 15 floor tower has a completely different feel from the rest of the resort that is mainly 3-4 floor buildings with exterior entry rooms. The tower includes standard type rooms as well as larger suites for all sorts of your traveling needs. Coronado Springs in general is very convention focused as the resort does have a large convention center on site. Certain amenities you find here will not be found at other resorts.

For my stay, I was staying in a standard view king room on the 8th floor of the tower. Now, just because it is a standard view does not mean your view will be bad. More on that later.

Upon entering Gran Destino Tower, you will have your normal check in area to your right, a nice open lounge/work space to the left and then the grand lobby feel straight ahead with the Barcelona Lounge on the lower level.

One thing you immediately notice about the resort is just how nice and “deluxe” it feels. It feels so grand and different compared to other Disney resorts, even those that are labeled as deluxe by Disney. Whether you are staying in the tower or not you will find the check in, bell services, and main lobby style amenities here in the lobby of the tower for all the rooms at the resort. At the top of the tower you will find both Toledo, a table service restaurant with stunning views of all of Walt Disney World and Dahlia Lounge which includes an outdoor balcony. This spot is great for viewing fireworks at Walt Disney World.

As I previously mentioned, you also have the Barcelona Lounge located in the lower level of the main level. Outside of that the resort also features several other dining options including Three Bridges located in the middle of the lagoon outside, Rix Bar & Grill, Maya Grill and El Mercado de Coronado. Out at the pool you can also order from Siestas Cantina. Of all the moderate level resorts, this by far offers the most dining and beverage options of them all. Even if not staying at Coronado Springs, these offerings are worth going out of your way for.

Moving onto the room…

I booked a standard view room and was given something on the eighth floor. I was not expecting much from the view but it certainly exceeded my expectations. It is hard to not start with that.

While you do have a parking lot below, out further there is so much more to look at. From EPCOT, to resorts and Disney’s Hollywood Studios. You get some pretty decent views of fireworks at night as well. My favorite view was from laying in my bed and watching the lights on Spaceship Earth. While it may be cool to have a lake view or something else, a parking lot view is certainly not a bad thing at Gran Destino.

Now as for the room itself. This room was a great size. While it was just me I don’t think a couple or even three people (two adults and a child) would have any issue in this room. There is the king size bed along with a couch. The couch does look like one that may be a pullout and there is certainly space for it but it does not.

Outside of the bed and couch, there is a large counter/desk area. This was a great space to get some work done as well as lay out things for my runDisney races I was participating in that weekend. The large TV would welcome you by name as you turned it on as well. This was a smart TV with capabilities to watch Disney+ as well as stream things like Happily Ever After. A Keurig branded coffee machine was there as well your ice bucket and cups. A large closet is also along that wall that does feature lighting inside when opened. An ironing board and iron were located inside as well as a safe.

The bathroom is another great feature of this room. It has a large shower with overhead rainfall style shower head as well as a handheld shower head. A double sink vanity with a large well lit mirror is another bonus. Then a separated toilet room on the right side of the bathroom. Due to the convention style nature of this resort, it does offer some bathroom supplies that other Disney resorts do not. This includes things like aloe gel, a vanity kit, mouth wash and a shower cap. Those items are not typically found at other resorts.

Overall, Coronado Springs and the Gran Destino could not be a better option for your next Walt Disney World stay. This particular room I would recommend for a couple or a family of three that includes a small child that sleeps in a pack and play or something like that. The resort itself, while large, has tons of great dining options, a great feature pool and much more. This truly is a deluxe level stay at a lower than deluxe price.

If you are interested in booking this room, or any other room at Coronado Springs, be sure to reach out to you Crescent Lake Club agent today!

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