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Swan

Walt Disney World Swan Hotel

Last updated: May 27, 2024

Overview

The Swan's 12-story main building has incredible, 47-foot tall swan sculptures. While it's probably best suited as a convention hotel, the bedding is excellent and it's a short walk to EPCOT and the Studios.

Cost Range

$559-1,063

Lodging Area

EPCOT

Category

Deluxe

Transportation

Boat, Bus, Skyliner, Walk

Guest Overall Rating

Based on 136 surveys. (See our Ratings and Research page for details)

Our Overall Rating

Room: B+

Pool: A-

Lighting: B

Pillows: A

Room Quality
Check-in Efficiency
Quietness of Room
Park Transportation
Hotel Pool
Staff
Food Court
Resort Strengths

Best-priced location on Crescent Lake

The hotels participate in the Marriott Loyalty program

Good on-site and nearby dining

Only hotels within walking distance to minigolf (Fantasia Gardens)

Large variety of upscale restaurants

On-site car rental (Alamo, National)

Very nice pool complex

Impressive public spaces

Walking distance to both EPCOT International Gateway and DHS

Resort Weaknesses

Conventioneers may be off-putting to vacationing families

Daily resort ($35/night, plus tax) and parking ($35/night) fees

Non-Disney bus service runs less often than that of other resorts

Bus service to Magic Kingdom drops off at TTC instead of park entrance

Architecture that was on the cutting edge decades ago now looks dated and cheesy (Swan, Dolphin)

Self-parking is quite distant from the hotels' entrances

Tiny bathrooms

Spotty front-desk service and housekeeping (Swan)

What Readers Are Saying About Walt Disney World Swan Hotel

We were very disappointed to find out that the Swan bus to Magic Kingdom now drops off at the Transportation and Ticket Center, not the park.

D

Diane

July 20, 2022

Staying within walking distance of the parks at the WDW Swan never disappoints!

H

Holly P

July 7, 2022

The Swan Resort is a hidden gem. Our huge suite cost much less then a stand room at a Disney Deluxe Resort and it was is walking distance to 2 parks.

T

Tish M

June 1, 2021

I highly recommend the Swan. It's a deluxe resort (actually probably nicer than most of the Disney deluxes, but I suppose that's also a personal preference), for the price of between a moderate/value. The proximity to EPCOT and the Studios is SO nice!

J

Jessica G

October 26, 2018

Rooms

The Swan's standard rooms are similar to but are, in our opinion, more attractive than the Dolphin's. Queen- or king-size Heavenly Beds make for ultracomfy sleeping. The reading light is great in or out of bed. A flat-panel TV sits on the dresser.

  • Room with Queen Bed(s) and en-suite bathroom
  • Balcony or patio
  • Dresser with drawers
  • Full-length mirror
  • Wireless Internet (Wi-Fi)
  • Flat-panel TV
  • Coffee maker and starter supply of coffee pods
  • Ironing board and iron
  • Hair dryer
  • Digital thermostat
  • In-room safe
  • Shampoo, conditioner, body wash, and bar soap

The bathrooms, small for Disney, have step-in showers and limited counter space.

Dining

The highlight of the Swan's restaurants is probably the sushi-and-karaoke Kimono's. For even more variety, four other hotels' restaurants are a short walk away.

Garden Grove Garden Grove isn’t worth a special trip if you aren’t staying at the Swan. But the room is pretty, and the food is plentiful.

Il Mulino A predictable menu with a little bit of everything you would expect in a bustling Italian restaurant: pizza, pasta, meat, seafood. Il Mulino New York was perfect for conventioneers—but there aren’t many left—so adventurous eaters may want to go elsewhere.

Kimonos The skill of the sushi artists is as much a joy to watch as is eating the wonderfully fresh creations. Excellent sake choices. Karaoke starts at 8:30 p.m.

Splash Pool Bar and Grill Seasonal outdoor dining venue located near the Swan and Dolphin's beach and pool.

Java Bar Near the back entrance of the Swan.

Swan Room Service

Amenities

SWIPE TO EXPLORE

5 Pools

The Swan has five pools. The main pool is 3 acres and has a waterfall, rock caves, and water slide. For quieter bathing, there's a spring pool nearby. The Dolphin also has two lap pools for those wanting to get their workouts in, and there are four whirlpool spas between the Swan and Dolphin.

Arcade

The Dolphin has a video arcade and is located on the hotel's first floor. It features relatively recent video games of all kinds.

Outdoor Movies

Free Disney Movies Under the Stars are shown most evenings, weather-permitting, either at the Beach Club Beach, or in the Solarium.

Fitness

The Swan Health Club has weights, treadmills, and other equipment for your workout. Hours are typically 6 AM to 9 PM.

Jogging

One lap around Crescent Lake is about 0.8 miles. Volleyball is also offered.

Campfire Activities

Roast marshmallow around a campfire starting at 5:30 PM nightly at the nearby Yacht Club, Beach Club, or BoardWalk Inn Resorts.

Children's Activity Center

Across a walkway from the Swan, the Dolphin hotel hosts Camp Dolphin, which is open nightly children for ages 4 to 12. Activities include crafts, games, dinner, and movies. There is a per-child fee, and reservations are required, so check with the resort for details.

Playground

The Swan has a children's playground with climbing areas and slides, located near the grotto pool.

Early Theme Park Entry

Disney resort guests get into each theme park 30 minutes earlier than off-site guests, every day.

Buy Individual Lightning Lane Early

Those staying at Disney's Deluxe and Deluxe Villa hotels can buy Lightning Lane via Individual Purchase at 7:00 a.m. each day. Others cannot make that purchase until the official park opening time.

Extended Evening Theme Park Hours

Disney's Deluxe and DVC resort guests get two extra hours in select theme parks on certain days of the week. The schedule changes, so check with the front desk.

Resort amenities at-a-glance
Early Theme Park Entry
Extended Evening Theme Park Hours
Book Lightning Lane access via Individual Purchase Early
Suites
Room Service
Wireless Internet
Fitness Center
Tennis
Beach
Transportation to Parks
Disney-owned
Club Level
Water Sports
Marina
Biking
Airport Transportation

Practical Matters

Check In/Out Time
Theme Park Tickets
Dining Reservations
Shopping
Child Care

Transportation

Driving to the Resort
Getting to the Parks
and Disney Springs
Getting to Another Hotel from Swan
Getting to Universal Orlando

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