• The Walt Disney World Swan Resort

Walt Disney World Swan Resort

In the heart of Disney

Ideally located in the heart of the Walt Disney World® Resort, the award-winning Walt Disney World Swan is your gateway to Central Florida's greatest theme parks and attractions. The resort is located between Epcot and Disney's Hollywood Studios, and close by are Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park and Magic Kingdom Park. Choose from a wide variety of on-site dining options with 17 restaurants and lounges. Guests of the Swan can use all amenities of the Dolphin.

Hayes & Jarvis Rating
Hotel Category
Luxury
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Tripadvisor rating 1302 Reviews

Hotel highlights

  • Dine with Disney Characters
  • Free transportation to Disney Theme Parks\
  • Disney Water Parks and <a href="/holidays/usa/florida/walt-disney-world-resort/">Downtown Disney</a>
  • Walking distance to <a href="/holidays/walt-disney-world-resort/lake-buena-vista/lake-davenport/international-drive/kissimee/poi/epcot">Epcot</a> and <a href="/holidays/walt-disney-world-resort/lake-davenport/lake-buena-vista/international-drive/kissimee/
  • Disney's Extra Magic Hours
  • White sand beach\
  • watercraft rentals and Mandara Spa

Hotel Features

General Information

  • Check-out Time:
    11:00
  • 756 rooms

Main Facilities

  • Indoor pool
  • Outdoor pool
  • Watersports
  • Wifi

Board Basis Options

  • Room Only

For Families

  • Babysitting
  • Family Rooms
  • Kid's Club
  • Kid's Pool

Hotel Location

Location Highlights

Walt Disney World Swan Resort

1302 Reviews 68% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 491
  • Very Good 390
  • Average 206
  • Poor 106
  • Terrible 109

What to Expect

  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness

Reviews

Jan 15, 2020

No Disney Resort

Tonganoxie, Kansas, United States

We have wanted to try out the Dolphin hotel for a while and on our latest trip an unexpected snow storm back home gave us that opportunity. Lets start with the positives. The location is great being between Epcot and Hollywood Studios. You can easily walk or take a boat to both parks. It is also by the Boardwalk resort so shopping and eating options are great. The view is also great and we could see the Epcot fireworks from our room. Disney resort buses run to and from the hotel and self parking a car is free. Now the bad. There is a huge bar in the main lobby that you have to walk by to get to the elevators. It is very load with and being a bar environment we heard plenty of flowery language. The Magical Express bus does not pickup or drop off at the Swan or Dolphin. There is no airport check in at either hotel and the magic bands will not open your door. The layout of the hotel is very confusing and our room was at the end of a long hallway with no access to more continent exits than those in the main building. The room was okay but on the small side and the layout of the beds puts one bed right up against the wall. There was water damage on the walls and the carpet was dated. There is a mandatory $30 resort fee that gets you 4 bottles of water. No microwaves or toaster in the rooms. This hotel is priced between the Disney deluxe and moderate resorts so I expected the hotel to be pretty spectacular, however I was extremely underwhelmed. Very few Disney perks even though the hotel is located on Disney property. Dingy long dark hallways. I know that people like the Swan and Dolphin. I am not saying to run from this hotel, but for the price I would rather stay at a moderate Disney hotel. There are perks like location that I can see making this hotel attractive, it just wasn't for me and my family.
Jan 15, 2020

Excellent stay!

Albany, New York

We just finished a 3 night stay at the Dolphin and couldn't have been more pleased. I was a little nervous after having read some of the reviews online, but we were absolutely delighted with the hotel. A beautiful room for the price, especially given its location between Disney's Hollywood Studios and Epcot. We are walkers and loved the opportunity to walk to both parks, as well as all around the Disney Boardwalk. All staff we encountered during our stay couldn't have been more helpful. We were fortunate to have been upgraded to a king room with a gorgeous view overlooking the walkway between the Swan and Dolphin hotels. Wonderful! While we would have to agree that the hotel needs updated carpet in the hallways, and the shower/toilet portion of the bathroom is cramped, the room itself was very lovely and the bed was exceptionally comfortable. Even though we had never stayed here before, we have previously dined several times at one of their restaurants, Shula's. Our meals were always top notch and service was impeccable. We have also previously dined at Il Mulino, a short walk to the Swan hotel. Again, an outstanding restaurant. We were disappointed we did not have time to dine there again, however, we did manage to have cocktails at the bar. Very nice. An excellent dirty martini. Overall, the Dolphin hotel was an excellent accommodation right in the heart of Disney at prices that are less than the Disney resorts in the Boardwalk area. Look forward to staying here again.
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