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Old 07-11-2013, 12:36 PM   #1
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Coronado Springs parking lot view

What is the scenery when your room faces the parking lot. I mean is it like a highway motel where all you is the parking lot or is there some trees and stuff blocking the view somewhat. I havent been able to find a picture from one of these rooms.

I am just worried that having this view inhibits the escape feel that saying in a resort should have. If it is bad I will just upgrade to a water view room.
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Old 07-11-2013, 12:48 PM   #2
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We had a parking lot view last August and there were shrubs and trees that blocked but its bc we were on the bottom floor. Upper floors, I'm sure had full parking lot views.
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Old 07-11-2013, 01:43 PM   #3
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What is the scenery when your room faces the parking lot. I mean is it like a highway motel where all you is the parking lot or is there some trees and stuff blocking the view somewhat. I havent been able to find a picture from one of these rooms.

I am just worried that having this view inhibits the escape feel that saying in a resort should have. If it is bad I will just upgrade to a water view room.
How much are you in your room? It isn't really like a highway motel..the areas are landscaped nicely. I rarely open my blinds when I am in a mod resort anyway..now, when I am in a deluxe with a balcony..I don't like looking at a parking lot unless I am doing a quick trip..I rarely use my balcony then
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Old 07-11-2013, 01:46 PM   #4
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We got a standard room (is that the same?) and we faced a nice courtyard with a fountain. Also got a great building near the buses/food court.
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Old 07-11-2013, 02:50 PM   #5
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We got a standard room (is that the same?) and we faced a nice courtyard with a fountain. Also got a great building near the buses/food court.
I'm pretty sure that means you got an upgrade. Maybe it was a garden view they upgraded you to. Standard can definitely be a parking lot view...or you can get lucky and get a great view. We had standard at CSR and had a nice view of a courtyard with a fountain and a little bit of the lake. We could even see the fireworks from outside our room! Even with the great view we got, no one told us we had been upgraded...we just found out when we got to the room and saw the great view.

If we had gotten the parking lot, wouldn't have bothered us at all. With people walking right by the room, we keep the curtains shut most of the time anyways. We only really see the view when we stepped outside to leave or something. Also...parking lot view means you're closer to the bus
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Old 07-11-2013, 05:06 PM   #6
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we had a parking lot view at POR and it was fine. It was actually nice and quiet.
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Old 07-11-2013, 05:09 PM   #7
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What is the scenery when your room faces the parking lot. I mean is it like a highway motel where all you is the parking lot or is there some trees and stuff blocking the view somewhat. I havent been able to find a picture from one of these rooms.

I am just worried that having this view inhibits the escape feel that saying in a resort should have. If it is bad I will just upgrade to a water view room.
I've never stayed in a Disney resort and not have an "escape feel". Plus - the only view you will have is from your window - Coronado Springs doesn't have balconies so unless you want to stand at your window and gaze out, it's not that much of an issue.
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Old 07-11-2013, 07:37 PM   #8
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We had a parking lot view last August and there were shrubs and trees that blocked but its bc we were on the bottom floor. Upper floors, I'm sure had full parking lot views.
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We got a standard room (is that the same?) and we faced a nice courtyard with a fountain. Also got a great building near the buses/food court.

Ditto for me, we had two connection standard rooms bottom floor casitas #4 (I think) and it faced parking lot but the lot was through a small courtyard that was nicely landscaped so we felt buffered from the lot. No cars could park right by our room. It was a quick walk to the bus stop which we were glad of. I guess if you were higher you would see more of the parking lot than we did.
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Old 07-11-2013, 08:26 PM   #9
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We just got back from a 6 day stay in the Cabanas 8B room 5828, which was a corner room facing the parking lot. we had shrubs and part of the building camouflaged everything so it wasn't bad. I liked our proximity to the main pool and there was a bus stop right there. And we had our car so it was nice to park right out font near our room. It made for easy unloading and loading.
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Old 07-11-2013, 08:39 PM   #10
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We had a corner parking lot view in cabanas 9 at CSR on the 2nd floor. Our view was the parking lot which was mainly empty, some trees and if you walked out and looked to your left the bus stop. When we first got there, I thought it was the worst room on property but shortly discovered we loved it. It was quiet, a quick walk across the parking lot to the bus, and out the door and down a flight of stairs to the quiet pool and walkway to the main building and pool. I would ask for that location again.
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Old 07-11-2013, 09:22 PM   #11
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Technically the room category is called standard room. The standard room category will get you a parking lot view or a courtyard view. Casita Building 4 has a pool, laundry, fitness center and spa, and very close to one of the bus stops. Casita Building 5 is the next building over, and from my memory, all those standard rooms will be courtyard view. These rooms are super close to one of the bus stops where you just walk across the courtyard out your building and you're pretty much at the bus stop. But, this location is a bit of a walk to the food. It's a pretty walk along the lake, but still it's a walk.

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Old 07-11-2013, 09:34 PM   #12
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Technically the room category is called standard room. The standard room category will get you a parking lot view or a courtyard view. Casita Building 4 has a pool, laundry, fitness center and spa, and very close to one of the bus stops. Casita Building 5 is the next building over, and from my memory, all those standard rooms will be courtyard view. These rooms are super close to one of the bus stops where you just walk across the courtyard out your building and you're pretty much at the bus stop. But, this location is a bit of a walk to the food. It's a pretty walk along the lake, but still it's a walk.

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Yes, this is true. I remember several times when we came back to the resort we would get off the bus at the front stop so we could grab a drink or snack and walk back to our room. Conversely we would walk to the Pepper Market and eat then grab a bus. So we did try to combine trips to the main bldg with our coming and going. It is a bit of a hike to the pool as well. Lots of walking everywhere at Disney!
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Old 07-11-2013, 10:52 PM   #13
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Last three times we had standard rooms. 2 Ranchos faced garden view. 1 Cabanas we faced tree lined walkway even though parking was to our right about 4 rooms. So I'm 3 for 3 with standard facing nice areas in close proximity to bus stops and the main pool.
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I've stayed at CSR numerous times with the parking lot view, and never even considered changing rooms. There's no balcony, so you won't be sitting out on it. And how much of your time in your room will be spent gazing out the window? For me, none, but there are a lot of trees, shrubs, etc, and we've never been bothered by noise.
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