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Old 07-21-2014, 11:14 PM   #1
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Why are Coronado Springs reviews so iffy?

We are booked there for 3 nights in August. Are people expecting more or is it really a hit or miss type of resort?
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Old 07-21-2014, 11:39 PM   #2
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We love CSR. We have never really had a bad experience there. Some people don't think the theming is "Disney" enough. I know you can have a bad experience anywhere, but if you don't have unreasonable expectations you won't be disappointed. Look at the positives and have a great trip.
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Old 07-21-2014, 11:40 PM   #3
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We are booked there for 3 nights in August. Are people expecting more or is it really a hit or miss type of resort?
Imho its an ok place but it lacks the magic of many of the other Disney properties as the theming is pretty minimal. Plus many of the rooms are just old and tired. I've never stayed there but I visited probably 7 or 8 co-workers rooms during a conference. I was frankly shocked at the variance in quality.
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Old 07-21-2014, 11:52 PM   #4
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Coronado Springs is my favorite moderate resort. It also has a Conference Center, so there are large groups of business people there at times. I think it has a more upscale, adult feel than other moderates like Caribbean Beach (which I really didn't like my stay at Caribbean Beach). It's usually just my husband and I going to Disney together.
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Old 07-22-2014, 12:01 AM   #5
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There isn't a resort at WDW that will have all positive reviews. Plus if you're only looking at review sites, people are definitely more inclined to post a review if they had a negative experience over a positive experience.

Just look at the limited amount of replies to this thread already, it's mixed.
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Old 07-22-2014, 12:12 AM   #6
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Imho its an ok place but it lacks the magic of many of the other Disney properties as the theming is pretty minimal. Plus many of the rooms are just old and tired. I've never stayed there but I visited probably 7 or 8 co-workers rooms during a conference. I was frankly shocked at the variance in quality.
This. There's really nothing wrong with the place. To me it lacks Disneyness.
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Old 07-22-2014, 12:27 AM   #7
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Struggling with booking a stay here for the January Marathon week. It's where our charity group is staying, and I'm ok with the look and feel of the resort. I think it's quite beautiful actually. What I'm concerned about is the reviews I'm reading about seem to frequently mention 'mold', 'unpleasant room odor' and 'worn and tired' in reference to the rooms. We spend a lot of time in the room after all the races, resting and hanging out...and a room that was less than clean and maintained would not be a good thing.

I know there are always good and bad reviews to every resort, but I start to wonder when I see quite a few negative ones saying the same thing~
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Old 07-22-2014, 12:33 AM   #8
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We are booked there for 3 nights in August. Are people expecting more or is it really a hit or miss type of resort?
Are you referring to the meaningless reviews on Tripadvisor?

Because the reviews on DIS are overwhelmingly positive on CSR. It's the Deluxe resort at the Mod price.
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Old 07-22-2014, 01:24 AM   #9
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Are you referring to the meaningless reviews on Tripadvisor? Because the reviews on DIS are overwhelmingly positive on CSR. It's the Deluxe resort at the Mod price.
heh Nothing personal but I always find it funny when people who don't like the TA consensus on whatever property need to write off the whole system. You might be right, I don't know, but it just sounds convenient.

And deluxe resort at the mod price? A couple of the rooms I saw, yeah, that could fit. Others , no way. One room, the worst, had worn out furniture and ripples and stains in the bottom edge of the wall outside the bathroom from water damage and smelt like a wet dog.
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Old 07-22-2014, 01:50 AM   #10
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heh Nothing personal but I always find it funny when people who don't like the TA consensus on whatever property need to write off the whole system. You might be right, I don't know, but it just sounds convenient.

And deluxe resort at the mod price? A couple of the rooms I saw, yeah, that could fit. Others , no way. One room, the worst, had worn out furniture and ripples and stains in the bottom edge of the wall outside the bathroom from water damage and smelt like a wet dog.
I'm going for a Disney vacation, so I looked at a site with reviews from fellow vacationers. If I were going for work I would be more interested in TA, but I think those reviews are more from a business persons perspective and not your average Orlando visitor. Most of them offer nothing up about the bus service to the parks or even the pool. IMO, it's clear that most of the reviews are written by people who are used to traveling for work and were expecting something more than a Disney moderate hotel.
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Old 07-22-2014, 05:07 AM   #11
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We love it there! I call it a deluxe light resort

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Old 07-22-2014, 05:33 AM   #12
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We stayed there once... no way were we impressed ...we scratched this resort never to return to...

Cons:

To huge and spread out laterally...

As stated above, could be long walk to pool and food court

Not impressed with food set up in Pepper Market

Multiple bus stops

Walking across parking lots to get to bus stops

There are other resorts with closer and better amenities at the same price..
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Old 07-22-2014, 05:49 AM   #13
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This. There's really nothing wrong with the place. To me it lacks Disneyness.
We love CSR. And for us it is because you're not hit over the head with mouse ears at every turn. It's a classy moderate with subtle Disney touches. The pool is awesome, the quiet pools are great if you prefer, well, quiet. And the gym is pretty nice as well. The landscaping is impeccable too as with all Disney properties.

The rooms are one of the nicest you will come across at a moderate as well. I like how there are pocket doors separating the bathroom area rather than just a curtain like you see at most other moderate resorts. The rooms feel bigger too. Also because this resort is so huge and spread out, you don't feel crowded. Of course we go at off peak times so that may be different story during peak times of the year.
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Old 07-22-2014, 05:58 AM   #14
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DH and I stayed there for an adults only trip in January and enjoyed it. The food in the food court was pretty good and while some might consider the resort big and walking to places difficult we had no problems and enjoyed the grounds. We had no issues with transportation either, except the trip to DTD was long as it stopped (and waited) at a water park.

I did have issues with my room...I did online check and then got to the front desk to get everything activated and discussed my room choices(and was explained to that I would not be likely getting any of my choices, but was getting an "upgrade" which made us happy. We did get the wrong information on bus routes, but it didn't affect anything. Room was not ready so we left to go to a park, we received a text saying our room was ready about 5, but we stayed at DHS for F!. So after having a long day finishing up our drive to WDW and then at a park, DH and I really just wanted to settle into a room. We went to our "upgraded room" room which was horrible. It had connecting rooms (which made me paranoid and was annoying with the family next door opening and closing the door several times in the few minutes we were there), a football team was apparently practicing in the room above us. I initially called the front desk and was told by CM nothing could be done. I asked to speak to someone else and was told they would see if someone could call me back. 5 minutes later I got a call back and the CM on the phone was apologetic and helpful, they found us a new room (in the area I wanted and on the top floor-my original request!). Our new room was slightly dusty but did not phase us and we quickly settled in and went to bed.

Once our room situation was cleared up everything else was awesome! I have no clue why my requests were not granted yet they found a room which was clearly available, the dust made it obvious no one was in that room for a few days. I would be extra sure to be very clear with a cm about room requests before you head out for the day and come back sleepy. Yes, I know there are no guarantees on room requests, however the fact that I ended in getting a room that met both my requests was slightly irritating!

And not everyone has the same version if an upgrade.
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Old 07-22-2014, 06:10 AM   #15
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As others have said it usually comes down to person preference. CSR is my favorite mod largely because it's not overtly Disney. There are subtle touches here and there but it isn't done in an over-the-top fashion. I can't comment on the room issues people have reported as we've never experienced that with ours; they've always been clean and free of mold. The grounds are large but that doesn't bother me and Ranchos, the furthest section from the main building, is my favorite as it's so quiet back there.
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