Some of the first remodeled rooms at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort debuted last summer, but for many of us who don’t venture beyond the #ValueLife, the prospect of a newly(ish) refurbished room is an exciting one. Read on to find out how a last-minute reservation got an extra heaping of pixie dust in this photo tour of a King Junior Suite at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort!
Having booked a Preferred King room with a decent Annual Passholder discount, I was eager just to see the room and treat myself to a nice weekend stay. While I’m usually the kind of person who waits around for the “room is ready” text instead of lining up at the check-in counter (for the sake of avoiding all human contact), all of the Cast Members at Coronado were so friendly right off the bat that I figured I’d check-in old-school style. “King Bed, right?” the sweet CM at the desk said. “Well, we’re actually going to give you a junior suite, if you don’t mind.” Narrator: And mind she did not…
So let’s take a photo tour of my sweet digs over Thanksgiving weekend! This was room 1482 on the fourth floor of Casitas 1, a prime location adjacent to dining and recreation.
The view out onto the plaza was gorgeous, with sounds of the fountain gurgling. Movies Under the Stars took place right outside in the plaza, but it was fairly calm and quiet throughout… and dare I say it added to the Disney ambiance?
The room can be accessed by two doors from the outer hall. One leads to the bedroom and the other leads to this quaint living room area.
There was so much space in here. Like full-on ‘dancing to “thank u, next” on repeat’ type of space. This room has its own separate A/C and thermostat, which kept things cool.
It also had a nice little dining area with a marble-topped table and cushy dining chairs. The room had two phones, but this was the only one that really worked.
The room leads to a bathroom that’s identical to the one in the other bedroom, making it ideal for families who want to all get ready at the same time.
The center couch unfolds into a queen-sized sleeper.
There’s plenty of room for storage with all these deep drawers. Note the huge TV casually perched on the wall.
Here’s mini-fridge #1.
There’s a door that can lock off the unit for privacy, making it effectively two bedrooms (one with a king bed, one with a queen sleeper sofa).
A view of the sinks and storage area. There’s tons of ledge space for makeup, skincare, toothbrushes, and morning libations.
There’s a rod that extends out from the closet to the side for additional hanging space.
This room comes with two tubs, both with these rain shower and handheld options.
This was my second time staying at a resort with the built-in shampoo caddies. The bottles have consistently been filled to the brim and pumps have been sparkly clean. I also really appreciate how nice and clean all the new tubs are. They make using bath bombs while at the resorts a more worry-free experience.
No bed runners, but just look at those crispy sheets!
I’d only ever seen these towel Mickeys at the Villas at Grand Floridian before. So naturally, I squealed. A nice letter from the Coronado Springs GM (with a QR code to scan and reach out in case anything needed attention) and some construction pins, too!
The bed had these sweet mini pop-out reading lamps that automatically turned off once you popped them back in to the headboard. That’s progress.
This cozy corner was more for looks than anything, because that chair was made of hard ’70s foam. I did love the artwork, though…
The little bar setup had glasses, ceramic mugs, an ice bucket, and a Keurig with coffee, decaf coffee, and Twinings English Breakfast tea pods.
Half-and-half was available at El Mercado del Coronado (Quick Service), for all you Coffee-Mate naysayers.
Mini fridge #2!
Along the coffee corner/desk/table were USB ports. Did you know Coronado also offers private dining? More on that later…
More Three Caballeros artwork by the nightstand.
Here’s the bathroom connected to the bedroom. Again, it’s identical to the one next to the living room.
Note that the bathroom/vanity areas do not have USB ports…
But they do have cute toiletries! Included in each bathroom is a vanity kit, a shower cap, cooling aloe gel, mouth wash, and body lotion (but no foot scrub because Moderates aren’t bougie enough for that). Speaking of bougie, here’s what room service breakfast looks like at the Grand Floridian:
And here’s what it looks like at Coronado Springs. Much like Value resort pizza delivery, you’re basically paying for someone to bring up quick service food to your room. That aside, everything was piping hot and tasty and a serving of the Coronado Breakfast (on the left) could have easily fed two adults. I paired it with a kids order of two Mickey waffles, which included OJ, to round everything out.
Well, I hope you’ve enjoyed this room tour of one of Coronado Springs’ Junior Suites! While these rooms surely go fast during conventions, they remain generally unbooked, so while upgrades are rare and should never be expected, you may just get lucky! This was my first-ever upgrade in all my years of Disney resort stays, and it was definitely a magical one. I’d recommend a Junior Suite to anyone expecting company while at Disney. Say you’re traveling with family and/or friends and want to get together and watch a sporting game, or even count down to the New Year without fighting crowds at the parks! I’d also recommend it for families who are looking for a DVC-esque experience and would like more space to spread out. That being said, do note that while these rooms do have coffee makers and fridges, they do not have kitchenettes or microwaves. Would you like to stay at Coronado Springs Resort? Leave a comment below!
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