Disney’s Coronado Springs resort is one of Walt Disney World’s largest hotel complexes, occupying nearly 150 acres and containing close to 2,000 guest rooms. The guest rooms are divided into the new Gran Destino Tower, plus three areas of motel-style rooms: the Casitas, the Ranchos, and the Cabanas. Other notable areas of the resort include El Centro dining and services , the Convention Center, the Dig Site feature pool area, and the Lago Dorado Lake with its central Three Bridges Bar & Grill and bridge network.
Some guests’ decisions about their ideal room location will be based on aesthetics; they prefer the exterior look or decor of one section or another. But there are additional factors to consider that may have a greater impact on your vacation experience. We’ll take a close look at the pros and cons of each section to help you decide which one is the best for you.
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There are no guest rooms in the El Centro area, but having an understanding of what’s there may impact whether you think having easy access is important. El Centro includes
The Dig Site is the resort’s main feature pool and recreation area.
The Coronado Springs Convention Center is home to, well, conventions. You’ll find all manner of business gatherings here, as well as meetings of youth sports teams, weddings parties, and other celebratory events. There are meeting and function rooms of all sizes as well as a full-service business and package center and a mini-business center. Convention attendees will often visit the El Centro restaurants and shops during their breaks.
The only building in the Lago Dorado Lake is the Three Bridges Bar & Grill. The restaurant is only open in the late afternoon and evenings, but the bridge structure is an important part of the overall resort as it provides connectivity between the sections without having to walk around the edges of the lake.
Gran Destino Tower
The Tower was opened in 2019, which makes the guest rooms relatively fresh and well appointed.
Easy access to the dining options in the Tower itself.
Easy walk to the El Centro amenities and dining options.
First pick-up stop for buses from Coronado to the theme parks.
No dedicated pool area.
Distant from the fitness center.
Close to the fitness center.
Most areas are an easy walk to El Centro amenities and dining options.
Distant from the Dig Site feature pool area.
Distant from the Gran Destino amenities and dining options.
Most areas are close to the Dig Site feature pool area.
Some areas are an easy walk to the fitness center.
Quiet and secluded.
Distant from El Centro amenities and dining options.
Distant from Gran Destino amenities and dining options.
Some areas are close to the Dig Site feature pool area.
Some areas are close to the Gran Destino amenities and dining options.
When the bus picks you up you’ll be on your way immediately.
Distant from the El Centro amenities and dining options.
Distant from the fitness center.
Buses may be full when they arrive at your stop.
You’ll be dropped off last when arriving back from the parks by bus.
If you have a preference, take a look at our room finder tool, which shows the view and detailed information about every room at Walt Disney World. Once you’ve decided where you want to be, use our room request tool to let Disney know where you want to be.
Erin Foster is an original member of the Walt Disney World Moms Panel (now PlanDisney), a regular contributor to TouringPlans.com, and co-author of The Unofficial Guide to Disney Cruise Line. She's been to WDW, DL, DL Paris, Hong Kong Disneyland, Aulani, DVC Vero Beach, and DVC Hilton Head. She's a Platinum DCL cruiser and veteran of 10 Adventures by Disney trips. Erin lives near New York City, where she can often be found indulging in her other obsession - Broadway theater.