Walt Disney World Swan

4 stars
View map of 1200 Epcot Resort Boulevard, 1200 Epcot Resort Boulevard, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
3.9
out of 5
227 reviews
Great couple vacation

It was an amazing experience. Despite the Dolphin had construction going on at the time we were... See full review

  • Trevon R.
  • Jul 31, 2015
Half Marathon Trip

The hotel was super clean. Staff is very knowable and always friendly. Room was ready at arrival,... See full review

  • Wldlifegirl
  • Apr 15, 2015

Walt Disney World Swan is famed for its modern design and touch of elegance - the Florida hotel was designed by award-winning architect Michael Graves. Allow yourself to be transported to an island atmosphere - you can relax on the three-acre tropical landscape, complete with rock caves and cascading waterfalls, enjoy its white  beach, whirl pools and waterslide.

Take a break from the kids and send them to the fully supervised Camp Dolphin, leaving you time for pampering at the Balinese-themed Mandara Spa ? choose from a variety of treatments or the full-service hair and nail salon. Alternatively you could sip a cocktail or sample a gourmet snack from the Cabana Bar and Beach Club where the music keeps the scene lively.

Need to get some all-important business done at the Walt Disney World Swan during your break? There are also conference facilities with 84 meeting rooms for catching up on work, or you can gather for an informal meeting within the numerous banquet rooms.

Location

Incorporating all the magical soul of Walt Disney World, the Walt Disney World Swan is located within walking distance of theme parks like Epcot. It is also a short shuttle ride away from other Disney parks and the Downtown Disney area filled with entertainment, shopping and dining options. The Orlando International Airport is only a 20-minute drive away.

If nature's your thing make time to visit Disney's Animal Kingdom – you'll be able to see over 1,700 animals from 250 species, there's the opportunity to go on safari, or even see a Broadway-style play.

Highlights
  • 759 guestrooms
  • Four restaurants
  • Five pools and bar
  • Four tennis courts
  • Health club and spa
  • Babysitting and childcare services
  • Transportation to Walt Disney World
  • Private beach
  • Conference center and 84 meeting rooms
Fees
  • Self-parking costs $18 USD per day. Overnight self-parking costs $18 USD plus tax.
  • The hotel's rooms do not have microwave oven. Visitors who need to reheat their food can contact the hotel’s room service, and they will assist you for a nominal fee. For guests who have special needs requiring a microwave, please contact the front desk.
Policies

Walt Disney World Swan is actually a Disney "sister" property. It is a Starwood Resort, but shares the same "Extra Magic Hours" given at other Disney-owned properties. To obtain a view of the nightly Epcot firework display, you should book an Epcot Fireworks View Room with balcony.

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

Walt Disney World Swan Rooms

Standard
The Amenities listed in this description represent the amenities available in all guest rooms in the hotel

Amenities

  • High-speed internet
  • Pool
  • Non Smoking
General
Non Smoking
Activities
Pool
Fitness center or spa
Exercise gym
Children's activities
Golf
Game room
Jogging track
Tennis
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Coffee maker in room
Services
Business center
Express check in
Guest laundromat
ATM/Cash machine
Wake-up service
Multilingual
Shops/Commercial services
Barber/Beauty shop
Porters
Internet
High-speed internet
Parking
Parking
Room
Telephone
AM/FM alarm clock
Mini bar
Hairdryer in room
Cribs available
Ironing board
Smoke detectors

Hotel Map

28.3643 -81.5597
Area served
City Center
Nearby airports
Orlando International Airport, (MCO), 45.06, KM;
Area description
Resort, Resort

Nearby points of interest

  • Typhoon Lagoon: 1.9 mi

Dining

Splash
Just a few steps from the Swan lap pool, Splash and its terrace are the perfect places for lunch if you’re eager to get back in the water. Enjoy a variety of custom-made specialty sandwiches, fresh-baked pizza, ice cream treats, and other snacks.
Cabana Bar & Beach Club
Enjoy a sophisticated variety of appetizers, salads, gourmet flatbreads, and entrees at this chic restaurant, just steps from the Dolphin lap pool. Transition into the evening with signature cocktails and frozen drinks at our illuminated bar.
Picabu
A curious gallery of evocative art and America's favorite foods. Self-service dining and sundries, 24 hours a day.
The Fountain
Sit down in our malt shop and enjoy irresistible homemade ice cream, juicy burgers and golden fries. Open for lunch and dinner.
Garden Grove
With its cheerful Central Park theme and Disney character dining every night and at weekend breakfasts, Garden Grove is perfect for family dining. Enjoy breakfast and dinner buffets and casual à la carte favorites at lunchtime.
Il Mulino New York Trattoria
One of New York City’s most acclaimed Italian restaurants has come to Florida. Chefs and founders Fernando and Gino Masci bring the fresh, wholesome bounty of their authentic Italian cuisine in this dynamic rustic trattoria.
Fresh Mediterranean Market
Savor fresh, made-to-order menu items from our Mediterranean-style market. Open for breakfast and lunch.
Todd English's bluezoo
Enjoy coastal cuisine from Celebrity Chef Todd English, incorporating an innovative selection of fresh seafood in an energetic and vibrant atmosphere.
Shula's Steak House
Shula's serves only the biggest and the best, including Premium Black Angus Beef®, the freshest seafood, and 3-5 lb. live Maine lobsters.
Kimonos
An authentic Japanese sushi restaurant, the award-winning Kimonos restaurant offers fresh, artfully created sushi and other Japanese delicacies, an elegant, intimate atmosphere, and late-night karaoke fun. Open for dinner, reservations accepted.
Shula's Lounge
A cozy atmosphere with leather chairs, plenty of sports channels to choose from, and a selection of fine beer, wine, and after-dinner drinks. Open Evenings.
Lobby Lounge
Relax and enjoy morning coffee and freshly prepared pastries, or an evening cocktail in this comfortable, open atmosphere.
Todd English's bluezoo lounge
Experience the resurgence of handmade classic cocktails in our ultra lounge, along with the area's finest champagnes, wines, and cordials.
Java Bar
Relax with an espresso, cappuccino or other coffee drink, conveniently in the resort lobby. Java Bar also serves an assortment of refreshing beverages and freshly prepared pastries.
Kimono's Lounge
Enjoy authentic Japanese sakes, unique cocktails, or your stand-by drink of choice at the lively Kimonos Lounge. Nightly karaoke sessions feature everyone’s favorite tunes—always a hit with the late-night crowd!
Il Mulino Lounge
The spirit of Italy invites you to relax and take pleasure in fine wines, classic cocktails, and a light menu of authentic Italian antipasti and other goodies. Il Mulino’s comfortable surroundings and impressive drink menu guarantee a great night.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
03:00 PM
Check-out:
11:00 AM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (227)

Ratings and reviews for Walt Disney World Swan

Overall score

3.9 / 5
5.01.0
227 out of 227
Amenities:
3.9
Cleanliness:
4.2
Hotel staff:
4.2
Comfort:
4.2
Location:
4.6
Value:
3.6

78% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Walt Disney World Swan

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Teddy Bear Mom
Family
Indiana
May 11, 2014

Careful with room package service charge

The location was very good commuting to Disney theme park. Hotel was very clean. However I was very surprised on my check out day as they charged room package service per day (about 20 per day). I asked what it is and they said it includes internet, two bottles of water, coffee, and phone calls (regardless your use/non-use phone calls). I think their communication was misleading on check-in day. Basically everything is not free. Restaurants are also very expensive there. Pack bottles of water and some snacks if you plan to check in bags because everything in Orlando is very very expensive.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Family

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Boardwalk area is very close to the Swan hotel. You can either walk or take a ferry going there for free. The Boardwalk area has bakery, restaurants, general store, etc and it is a good area to walk too.

Review of Walt Disney World Swan

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Rick1138
Couples
Boston
May 6, 2014

This Swan Found the Perfect Place to Nest

My wife and I chose the Swan because you just can't beat the location. The hotel itself is clean, comfortable, and plants you right on Disney's Boardwalk where you can walk to the back entrance to Epcot. They also paved a nice winding path along the canal so you can WALK to Hollywood Studios. The convenience of being able to hit those two Disney parks on foot catapults the Swan (and the Dolphin# to the top choice for Disney vacationing in my book. The price is right to be so close to the attractions, and the hotel itself is fine. Not as pretty as the Dolphin #which has a beautiful vaulted lobby), but they share a nice pool area with a sandy beach/ volleyball section too. It's not technically a Disney property so it's missing a little of the Disney touch with the ambiance, but you can get that in the parks which again, are so close. Finally, I will wrap up with my complements to their IT guy. The wifi is fast. We were able to log on with just one landing page and it didn't slow down when I was on my laptop and my wife using her iPad. Plus, you don't have to keep signing on every time you get back to the room. They have it set up so it remembers your password and you're good to go. Hope this helps in your vacation planning.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Walt Disney World Swan

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Only For a Hassle
Family
Disney World Orlando
Apr 29, 2014

Not 4 stars at all

I reserved a room months in advance and arrived and was told that they were out of rooms and we had to stay somewhere else. We were told that a car would drive us to the companion hotel, car never came and I had to walk to the other hotel. Came back from beach late one day and room was never cleaned. Manager called and said he would give us a credit. Credit did not appear on account when we checked out and the clerk looked at me as if I should be ashamed about something. Never see us again. Congrats!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
1
Comfort:
2
Location:
2
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Family

Review of Walt Disney World Swan

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
DSNYMOM
Couples
Maine
Apr 6, 2014

Quick getaway

Nice rooms with a great location on WDW Boadwalk. Catered to weddings and business meetings so as vacationers we felt a little out of place at times. Overall we had a great time

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Couples

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Great area for adults to stay on the WDW Boardwalk

Review of Walt Disney World Swan

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
love the weather
Family
chicago
Mar 29, 2014

wonderful vacation

the ocation makes this wonderful. the hotel is a vacation itself

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Family

Review of Walt Disney World Swan

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
pcronen
Business
sarasota, fl
Mar 25, 2014

great hotel

All I can say is I will be back. Hotel is brand new and is a great place for business.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Walt Disney World Swan

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
love the weather
Family
chicago
Mar 17, 2014

great vacation

As a frequent Disney visitor the location was excellent and transportation quick and easy. The hotel and staff was wonderful

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Family

Review of Walt Disney World Swan

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
reeldevil
Family
New Jersey
Mar 16, 2014

nice time

Just about perfect Could not ask for anything else!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Family

Review of Walt Disney World Swan

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Casanova V
Friends
San Juan, PR
Mar 16, 2014

Great place to stay

Went for 4 days to celebrate my birthday going to the parks and it was the best selection. The resort has the best restaurants around, specially The Garden Grove, that has a wonderful buffet breakfast that was excellent. After moving around the parks during the day,we walk or took the water taxi to Epcot almost every night to enjoy the fireworks and the extra hours at the attractions. Only complain is that air conditioner was not cold enough even after being serviced. Will go back, it is the best deal around.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Friends

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

You have to have dinner at The Flying Fish at the Boardwalk, what a gem of a restaurant. Only opens for dinner, do your reservations on time.

Review of Walt Disney World Swan

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
reeldevil
Family
New Jersey
Mar 15, 2014

Perfect Fit

Location, Amenities, ect just perfect. I can not think of one thing to suggest being changed...

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Family

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