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    Default Coronado Springs opinions

    Anyone have any comments on Coronado Springs? Good or bad.

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    Terrific moderate! Stayed here several times and enjoyed each stay.
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    My favorite mod, hands down! Love the room decor (color scheme and dividing door), the theming, the beautiful landscaping and water, the main pool area, and all the deluxe amenities available.

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    I am staying there next month w/my DS 7 and DS 16 next month. Stayed there about 13 yrs ago too and loved it.

    When we were planning this trip I went on line with my 2 boys and we looked at all 4 hotels in this category and this is the one they picked
    April 2015 - CSR
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    I loved CSR when we stayed there.

    I enjoyed all the different areas of the resort and it is a beautiful resort to walk around at night. There are so many little areas to see that are lit up. Lying in the hammocks at night was enjoyable.

    The main pool never felt really crowded the way they do at some of the other resorts. It also has a spa like a deluxe which was nice.

    People either like or dislike Pepper Market. We happened to like it because there were so many options. Same goes with the size of the resort itself, we didn't mind how large it was.

    Some people think it's a drawback because it's a convention resort, we never had a problem. Once we did because we timed it wrong and they were getting their food when we were. Other than that we never saw them.

    It has probably the best bus service at WDW and it also doesn't share with any other resorts. The buses during the day were never crowded.

    I would definitely stay there again.
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    We really enjoyed our stay here. Ended up getting upgraded to a King room and even with just the two of us there was limited space and limited places to store clothes (though this is par for the course with moderates).

    We stayed in building 3 or 4. I would recommend anything near Bus Stop 2. We were very close to this and it is really the first place buses pick up and the first place they drop off. From here we found the pool a really far distance, but the main building was quite close.

    Overall the resort is really nicely landscaped. It felt like no one was there (even though it was right before Thanksgiving). Bus service was very dependable. We decided that for the two of us we would probably rather stay at POFQ for the boat service to DTD, but otherwise it was great.

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    Love it. Our favorite moderate. We've always believed that it being a convention resort is a positive, because it keeps the bus and pool crowds lower than the other moderates. It is large but I think it is comparable or maybe even smaller than Caribbean Beach or POR.
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    It's my FAVORITE moderate...hands down!
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    Quote Originally Posted by FantasmicJ View Post
    It is large but I think it is comparable or maybe even smaller than Caribbean Beach or POR.
    Yes, it's large, but that's what gives it it's beautiful perspective across the water at dusk or early in the morning. So pretty!

    My favorite section is Cabanas, because not only do I like the beach and hammocks, it's close to both El Centro and the Dig Site.

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    [QUOTE=Melanie;2348804]Yes, it's large, but that's what gives it it's beautiful perspective across the water at dusk or early in the morning. So pretty! QUOTE]

    Definitely agree! I don't see it's size as a negative since I don't think it is any bigger than the other mods that I noted. I have seen a lot of posts from people citing the size as a reason they don't like Coronado. I happen to disagree with that.
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    You're definitely getting raves here, so you don't really need my 2 cents...

    ...but I'll share anyway.

    I love CSR. So much so, that we stayed there for our Honeymoon. I love their Maya Grill. I have an ADR there in May, despite the fact that I'm staying at POP this time.

    LOVE the pool there, too.
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    Count us as a family who loves CSR. We've had two magical vacations there.
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    We're one of the few families who isn't crazy about Coronado. We had a less-than-magical stay a while back and I can't get my family to even consider staying there again. It wasn't horrible but it was before the refurb and our room had stiff, stained carpet, the outer hallways and stairs had trash that remained there much of the week, our room location wasn't anywhere close to where we requested, and the staff just didn't seem as friendly as at other resorts. Our housekeeper didn't speak any English and it took 3 days to get replenishments for the in-room coffeemaker - even after calling. I'm ready to give it another shot but the rest of the family isn't there yet.
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    Love Pepper Market and there are bus stops spread around the resort so you don't have a long trek to get on the bus...negatives are it is a big resort could be long walk to gift shops/restaurants depending on where your room is located


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    We have always enjoyed our stays here. It is a beautiful resort. I especially love the doors dividing the bath area from the room and the views across the lake.

    My favorite section is Cabanas. It is a large resort but comparable to CBR or POR. A room in Cabanas does allow you to be closer to both the main area and the pool. The pool and playground and great for children. I would not hesitate to stay at CSR again.
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    We stayed there in 2002 and absolutely loved it. One of the most beautiful and peaceful resorts at Disney. We hope to stay there again someday.

    Interesting story, we had originally booked at Pop Century. However, it turned out that POP was behind schedule and wouldn't be open when we would be arriving. Disney called us and told us that we would be staying at CSR FOR NO EXTRA CHARGE!

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    I'm another person on the neigh side for CSR. I stayed there on 3 different occaisions and had negative experiences each time. Everything from a broken AC unit that was never fixed to rude staff members not willing to help. Not a fan of Pepper Market don't like the setup and it's really not very family friendly in terms of ordering & getting your food
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    We just got back from our 2nd stay there. It's a great moderate resort. The sit down restaurant, Maya Grill, is excellent. They are run by the same group (restaurant) that runs Hacienda and San Angel over in Epcot. There is a nice lounge with a DJ spinning/club style called Rix Lounge if you are interested in that. The grounds are beautiful, the rooms are fantastic. Service was great while we were there and every one was so friendly. We did not use the pool this trip but it is one of the best themed pools on property. There is a huge hit tub, too. I consider it to be very much more like a Deluxe Resort than a Mod. Very enjoyable stay.
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    I don't care for it at all !! We have eaten there too and it was just Ok. It's very large and it's a haul to the pool....my DD stayed there for an extended stay while working at Disney and didn't like it either.....I will say it's very beautiful and the water is inviting, but so is the hourglass lake at POP.
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    Another one for leave it.
    On my trip we also experienced the CMs not as friendly. Did not care for Pepper market AT ALL (especially the included tip that the waitress told me was for something else ).
    This is the only WDW resort (or any hotel for that matter) where I had found a cockroach in the room. It was huge and I was so disgusted. Thank goodness it was on our check out day.
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