Walt Disney World has many resorts but they come in 4 different flavors; value, moderate, deluxe, and deluxe villa. Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort is at the moderate level of resorts. But with the Gran Destino Tower, I now consider Coronado Springs a gem.
Gran Destino Tower is a part of Coronado Springs Resort. It is the newest feature to the resort and it is absolutely stunning. It has 5 different restaurants, 2 of which are rooftop restaurants with an incredible view. The lobby is beautiful and welcoming. The rooms are spacious and have a very modern feel to them. Overall, I was extremely impressed with Gran Destino Tower and I would highly recommend it to anyone. But let’s get into it!
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Overview of Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort
Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort is a beautiful hotel located in the heart of Walt Disney World. It’s a huge resort and features 1500 rooms, three pools, four restaurants, and a spa.
Guests can choose from a variety of room types, including suites and villas (more on that later). There are plenty of activities to keep guests of all ages entertained
Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort is the perfect place to stay for a magical vacation at Walt Disney World.
Overview of Coronado Spring’s Tower, Gran Destino Tower
The Gran Destino Tower is a new addition to Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort and it is absolutely amazing! This tower is the resort’s newest and most luxurious accommodation. The Gran Destino Tower features 545 luxurious guest rooms and suites, many of which have stunning views of Disney’s BoardWalk and the fireworks at Epcot.
The Gran Destino Tower also has its own rooftop restaurant, Toledo – Tapas, Steak & Seafood, which offers an amazing dining experience with views of the fireworks at Epcot.
There is also a new lobby area in the Gran Destino Tower that is simply beautiful. The lobby is two stories tall and features a stunning chandelier. The lobby is also home to the Destino Lounge, which is a great place to relax with a drink after a long day at the parks.
The Gran Destino Tower is the perfect place to stay for guests who are looking for luxury and convenience during their stay at Disney without breaking the bank. Our room had a beautiful view of the water, reminding us that we are staying at some fancy hotel!
Gran Destino Tower Location
The Gran Destino Tower is part of Disney’s Contemporary Resort, just a short walk away from Epcot and Disney’s BoardWalk. In Disney’s lingo, however, it is considered an Animal Kingdom Resort.
Gran Destino Tower Room Review
- Standard View
- Standard View – King Bed
- Water View
- Club Access – Deluxe Suite
- Club Access – One Bedroom Suite
- Club Access – Presidential Suite
- Club Access – Standard View
There are a variety of different room types available at the Gran Destino Tower, including standard view, water view, club access, and suites.
The standard view rooms are just that – standard. They come with either two queen beds or a king bed and a view of either the courtyard or the pool area.
Water view rooms come with a king bed and a view of either the Bay Lake or the Seven Seas Lagoon.
Club access rooms come with a king bed and access to the club level lounge, which offers free breakfast and evening hors d’oeuvres.
The suites at the Gran Destino Tower are simply amazing. The Deluxe Suite comes with a king bed, a living room area with a sofa bed, and a dining table.
The One Bedroom Suite comes with a king bed, a living room area with a sofa bed, and a separate bedroom with a queen bed.
The Presidential Suite comes with a king bed, a living room area with a sofa bed, and a separate bedroom with two queen beds.
What is Club Access at the Gran Destino Tower?
Club access is a type of room that gives guests access to the club level lounge. The club level lounge offers free breakfast and evening hors d’oeuvres.
The Gran Destino Tower has plenty of amenities to keep guests entertained during their stay. There are three pools, four restaurants, and a spa.
The rooms in the Gran Destino Tower are on the smaller side, but they are still very comfortable. We had a waterview room with two queen beds and there was plenty of space for our bags and to move around
Gran Destino Tower Bathroom
The bathroom in our room was small, but it had everything we needed. It came with a toilet, sink, and shower. The shower was on the smaller side, but it had great water pressure.
We did enjoy the privacy of a sliding barn door in the bathroom. This is a step up from other moderate resorts, which usually have blackout curtains. But the sliding door allows guests to use the restroom quietly and give others some much-needed sleep. The barn door provides an added layer of privacy and helps to reduce the noise level in the room.
Additionally, it gives the room a more luxurious feel. Overall, the sliding barn door is a small but significant upgrade that adds to the overall experience of staying at Disney’s Gran Destino Tower.
The rooms at the Gran Destino Tower are very well appointed. They come with a coffee maker, mini-fridge, safe, and plenty of storage space.
The beds are extremely comfortable and the linens are of high quality. We had a water view room and the view was simply stunning.
How do you stay at Gran Destino Tower?
The best way to stay at the Gran Destino Tower is by booking a room through your Disney Travel Agent with ample time to guarantee availability.
Does Gran Destino Tower have balconies?
No, the Gran Destino Tower does not have balconies. However, the rooms are still very well appointed and the views are stunning.
Coronado Springs Pools
Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort has four pools – the main pool aka the Dig Site pool, the Ranchos pool, the Cabanas pool, and the Casitas pool.
The main pool is a large, tropical pool with a winding lazy river and a waterfall. It is perfect for swimming and relaxing. It also has access to a kids’ pool with a water slide and a playground. The other pools are quiet, smaller pools.
Does Gran Destino Tower have its own pool?
No, Gran Destino does not have its own pool. All four of the Coronado Springs pools are accessible to those staying at the Gran Destino Tower.
The Gran Destino Tower Pool is the pool you like the best within the resort.
Are the pools near Gran Destino Tower Pool heated?
Yes, all of Coronado Springs’s pools are heated. This is perfect for guests who want to swim year-round.
Coronado Springs Gran Destino Tower Dining
Toledo – Tapas, Steak & Seafood
The Toledo – Tapas, Steak & Seafood is the newest restaurant to join the Walt Disney World resort. This is a rooftop restaurant that offers stunning views of Epcot’s fireworks.
The food was absolutely amazing! We started our meal with the charcuterie board and the gazpacho. For our entrees, we ordered the filet mignon and the seafood paella. The filet mignon was cooked to perfection and the seafood paella was absolutely delicious.
If you are looking for an amazing dining experience with stunning views of Epcot, then you definitely need to check out the Toledo – Tapas, Steak & Seafood.
The Dahlia Lounge
Dahlia Lounge is a bar located at the top of the Gran Destino. It offers stunning views of the cityscape and is the perfect place to enjoy a drink or light meal.
The interior is beautifully designed, with artwork adorning the walls. The menu features a variety of wines, beers, cocktails, and appetizers. Whether you’re looking for a pre-dinner drink or a place to relax after a long day, Dahlia Lounge is sure to exceed your expectations.
The Barcelona Lounge
Barcelona Lounge is a lobby bar that seems to operate at “strange hours.”
It is on the lower level of the lobby and offers both bar seating and a few tables.
In the morning, it serves coffee and other breakfast beverages like juices and smoothies. However, in the evening it offers wine and beer as well as an extensive cocktail list and some small plates.
The bar is closed during the day/afternoon. The Barcelona Lounge is a really great place to get drinks and relax.
Disney Coronado Springs Gran Destino Tower Transportation To Disney World Parks
There are a few different ways to get around to the different parks at Walt Disney World.
The first, and most popular option is by bus. The buses at Walt Disney World are very reliable and run on a regular schedule. However, they can get crowded, so it is important to plan ahead and give yourself plenty of time to catch the bus.
For guests staying at Disney’s Coronado Springs resort, there are four bus stops to choose from. The Gran Destino Tower stop is located just steps from the front door, making it the most convenient stop choice for guests who are headed to one of the nearby Disney parks or Disney Springs.
Depending on whether you are coming from a park or going to a park, the Gran Destino stop is either the first or last one on the loop.
The second option is by car. This is a great option if you are staying off-property, or if you have a rental car. However, it is important to note that parking at Walt Disney World can be expensive.
The third option is by taxi or Uber. This is a great option if you are short on time, or if you want to avoid the crowds. However, it is important to note that taxis and Ubers can be expensive.
Coronado Springs Gran Destino Tower Parking
Gran Destino self-park costs $20 per night or $33 per night for valet parking. You can get more into Disney Parking with this post.
Overall Impression of Our Gran Destino Room
Overall, we absolutely loved our stay at the Gran Destino Tower at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort. The room was luxurious and the view was simply amazing. The Toledo – Tapas, Steak & Seafood is a must-do for any foodie and the Destino Lounge is a great place to relax with a drink after a long day at the parks. If you are looking for a luxury hotel without breaking your wallet, then Gran Destino is
Is it better to stay in the tower at Coronado Springs?
There is no doubt that Gran Destino at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort is a stunning addition to the resort. The rooms are luxurious and the views are simply amazing. However, it is important to note that the tower is not necessarily better than the other accommodations at Coronado Springs.
The main difference between the tower and the other accommodations is that the tower is a bit more expensive. However, it is important to note that the price difference is not significant.
So, if you are looking for a luxury hotel without breaking your wallet, then Gran Destino is a great option. However, if you are looking for a more budget-friendly option, then the other accommodations at Coronado Springs are just as good.
In the end, we believe that the Gran Destino Tower at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort is a great choice for anyone looking to stay in a luxury hotel without breaking their wallet. The rooms are luxurious and have amazing views! As always, I definitely suggest working with your Disney Travel Agent of choice!